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Extension hose for vacuum #5096248
05/05/19 07:43 AM
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Southern NY
MoneyJohn Offline OP
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I am curious, how do you vacuum the car interior. I usually use a vacuum at the gas station but it can not reach the nooks and crannies. The handheld vacuum I got is a joke (and it is best rated on amazon). I was considering getting a hose extension for our upright vacuum and use it.

There are many hoses on Amazon. Does anybody have a recommendation (on amazon or other places) if they use any? I don't trust amazon reviews anymore.

Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096262
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Rand Offline
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shop vac.

if its just light stuff (like grass clippings)

I use the m12 vacuum.

Last edited by Rand; 05/05/19 08:04 AM.

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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096280
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Get yourself a Shop Vac aka Wet & Dry vac. Home Depot sells Rigid which are good. There are attachments to make the particular task easier.
I like the brush attachment and the crevice tool when cleaning a vehicle.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096281
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Oh, don't get the tiny Shop Vac. I bought one and it is under powered.


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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096321
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Open the doors and remove the mats. Toro leaf blower. There you go.


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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096326
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We have a central vac with an outlet and an old vacuum hose in the garage. We that we use on cars. Lots of power.


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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096340
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Get you a Mr. Nozzle kit. Heavy duty commercial car wash quality. Way better quality than what the vacuum manufacturers offer.

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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096382
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+1 on a shop vac (I used a 5 gallon Ridgid) a very usefull tool. Plus if you suck up something you shouldn't, it's easy to get it back.

Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096416
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Forget the Shop Vac brand, they are for neophytes.

I have never seen a broken Rigid vacuum and have abused them for years. I think the four gallon model is a nice size, the uprights are just too massive for my liking.

That Mr. Nozzle kit looks sweet, I'll have to look into that.


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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096491
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MoneyJohn Offline OP
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How many variants Shop-vac has??

@skyactive, how many HP model I should NOT get?

@das_peikko, that is definitely interesting. I will see if it will work with my upright Hoover. Space is a prized commodity for an apt dweller.

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Originally Posted by MoneyJohn
@das_peikko, that is definitely interesting. I will see if it will work with my upright Hoover. Space is a prized commodity for an apt dweller.


If you pair that hose kit with a Ridgid WD1956, it's a game changer.
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/16-gallon-stainless-steel-wet-dry-vac-with-cart

Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5096795
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+1 on Ridgid vac

I have the one from Home Depot that comes with a car kit (14 gal 6 HP) that is always on sale for $100. The vac is plenty strong for home uses and cleaning cars. At first I thought the car kit was flimsy and useless. However, after about 5 years of cleaning 2 cars once or twice per month, I realize it is good enough for the home user. And you can always add more attachments for tight places. Or the Mr. Nozzle kit if you insist on heavy duty.


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Re: Extension hose for vacuum [Re: MoneyJohn] #5097243
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For nooks and crannies you need the "crevice tool". I use the shopvac version of that and a 4 inch wide aluminum electrolux tool that is probably pre-WWII. Much better than the shopvac version, which is too large, and designed to suck up water from concrete, not dirt from carpet.


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