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Old 04-24-2014, 04:57 AM
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Shop Vacs

Jim does have some gud tips from time to time...

and i've seen the suggestion more than once, so iv decided that: for me atleast, it's time to listen and learn something.

hope i still have that chance on a shop vac dedicated thread.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:42 AM
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muddy hole> shop vac
obstructions in the lines> shop vac
dirty truck> shop vac
need to separate rocks and dirt> shop vac
Dirty female/male threads> shop vac

As I have stated before the Dewalt battery has a cord that can be used for dedicated power does the job well.

On installs when mains get cut from landscapers its really handy... Although I wish they would stay away from my wire.

There is a thread where the shop vac guy came on and really brought it to the table..
Try it. I like to move fast and the shop vac has already saved me a few hours this season.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:18 AM
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Servicing ponds I would be screwed without a good shop vac.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:28 AM
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Do you have pics or model # on the dewalt one your using?
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:16 PM
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Extreme cutter-

This is Jerry using the vac to remove water clean dirt off threads.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:46 PM
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Nice. is it cordless?
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:56 PM
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Yes runs off of the latest dewalt battery pack.

I would say it fills up at least 20 times before the battery loses it's charge.

It also can run without battery using a cord.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:27 PM
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So I'm sure when Jimbo first mentioned the shop vacs in service trucks, I was skeptical and probably talked trash about how it would be worthless. Definitely changed my mind last year. I don't have a cordless one, but I got this one free with some Hunter points. Ordered two actually for two of the trucks. Bigger than I thought it would be, but I made room.

Lots of mud found its way into the sleeve and had buried the curb stop valve. No way I was going to dig it up, again. Dug it up a couple years ago for a different issue. Sucked out the mud, got it going.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:18 AM
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So I'm sure when Jimbo first mentioned the shop vacs in service trucks, I was skeptical and probably talked trash about how it would be worthless. Definitely changed my mind last year. I don't have a cordless one, but I got this one free with some Hunter points. Ordered two actually for two of the trucks. Bigger than I thought it would be, but I made room.

Lots of mud found its way into the sleeve and had buried the curb stop valve. No way I was going to dig it up, again. Dug it up a couple years ago for a different issue. Sucked out the mud, got it going.
You can save some room by storing the hose in the can Dana.




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