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#3321530 - 03/23/14 11:37 PM Baby dry/wet vacuum?
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25916
Loc: Michigan
I'm looking for something inexpensive that I can walk around with, 2-2.5 gal max, mainly to vacuum cars, and pick up occasional mess after sawing lumber.

This ArmorAll AA255 (made by Cleva) seems highly rated. Anyone have one of these? Any comments or alternative suggestions?
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#3321542 - 03/23/14 11:46 PM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33778
Loc: New Jersey
I've used a 1hp/1 gal shop vac for years.

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#3321546 - 03/23/14 11:49 PM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Which one do you have?
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#3321549 - 03/23/14 11:55 PM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 6456
Loc: Illinois
I have one of these, and it is one of the most used items in my garage.

http://www.shopko.com/catalog/product.js...m_term=12471405
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#3321550 - 03/23/14 11:56 PM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 7765
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
lowes 2.5gal/2.5hp

http://www.lowes.com/pd_215726-20097-9302011_0__?productId=3339728&Ntt=shop+vac&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dshop%2Bvac&facetInfo=

30$


Edited by Rand (03/23/14 11:56 PM)
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#3321578 - 03/24/14 12:49 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 218
Loc: Midwest, Rural KS
Get a carpet chicken. Its 105lbs,black and has four legs and in the k9 jargon of breed is described as a Doberman. Food on a floor here has a life span measured in nanoseconds. He doesnt need electricity which makes him ecologically friendly.

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#3321584 - 03/24/14 01:05 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Marco620]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2433
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Marco620
Get a carpet chicken. Its 105lbs,black and has four legs and in the k9 jargon of breed is described as a Doberman. Food on a floor here has a life span measured in nanoseconds. He doesnt need electricity which makes him ecologically friendly.
what about the ecological damage done by the, ahem, refuse?
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#3321596 - 03/24/14 01:29 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 218
Loc: Midwest, Rural KS
Well it has that downside of leaving the backyard a manure minefield, but 4 july is here soon so I can rid myself of it somehow. Keeps the gf employed as she is the pooper scooper and puts it in a compost or something.

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#3321625 - 03/24/14 04:54 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: JHZR2]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 653
Loc: The Midwest
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I've used a 1hp/1 gal shop vac for years.


I have one and it's sucks, not literally. It will do sawdust okay but really doesn't have the suction to suck much of anything embedded in my vehicles carpet.

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#3321663 - 03/24/14 06:53 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
dave180 Offline


Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 141
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I have a Stanley 2.5 Gal., 3hp that picks up everything in my cars as well as around the garage and workshop. Menard's puts them on sale >$25 frequently.
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#3321684 - 03/24/14 07:37 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: skyactiv]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33778
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I've used a 1hp/1 gal shop vac for years.


I have one and it's sucks, not literally. It will do sawdust okay but really doesn't have the suction to suck much of anything embedded in my vehicles carpet.


Hmmm. Mine is pretty old now (>10 years) and does fine with sand and soil. I've never had an issue fortunately, but I also don't know if they've changed over the years for the worst.

This is sort of what mine looks like, though it isn't called a hang up model.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/111263948722

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#3321706 - 03/24/14 08:03 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Traction Offline


Registered: 06/04/13
Posts: 244
Loc: iowa
I have a 1 1/2 gal. Dewalt. Works great, 110v or uses your cordless drill battery if it is the same. I can put a battery in it and run through the whole house in under 10 minutes, and tell my wife I vacuumed the house.


Edited by Traction (03/24/14 08:04 AM)

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#3321806 - 03/24/14 09:59 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13524
Loc: Upstate NY
I have a Dewalt corded/cordless vacuum. I highly recommend it especially if you have other dewalt coldless tools.

I have this one, but I see they have a newer one.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DC500-2-Gal...s=dewalt+vacuum
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#3321811 - 03/24/14 10:03 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Rand]
InhalingBullets Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 294
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Rand
lowes 2.5gal/2.5hp

http://www.lowes.com/pd_215726-20097-9302011_0__?productId=3339728&Ntt=shop+vac&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dshop%2Bvac&facetInfo=

30$


This is the one I have had for about 5 years and it gets used all the time! It is a little loud but it works great!
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#3321843 - 03/24/14 10:33 AM Re: Baby dry/wet vacuum? [Re: Quattro Pete]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 2838
Loc: no. indiana
I have one of these,
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-FHV1200-Cordless-Ultra-Compact/dp/B002FQJW4W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395674487&sr=8-3&keywords=Black+%26+decker+cordless+vac

I know its small but just the nuts for sweeping out the cars and no cord to work around with.

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