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Pond vacs

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by STL Ponds and Waterfalls, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What brand and any details on the type of pond vacs being used for just basic home cleanouts and heavy maintenance.
     
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why pay up to $400.00 for a "Pond Vac" with a 3 year warranty when you can get a "Shop Vac" of the same capacity for a little over $100.00 with a 5 year warranty?
     
  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought about that but how can you make one into a circulating vac? I would be emptying my shop vac every 5 minutes.
     
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Do a little research on the Shop Vac website. The model that I use can actually be used as a pump, albeit at very low gph. A short cut that I sometimes use is to have my clean-out solids handling pump handy and just set it down into the Shop Vac canister and pump the canister out.
     
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    That's the ticket!
     
  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Us lazy people will come up with all sorts of ideas just to keep from moving.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Lazy and cheap in my case. lol!
     
  8. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    can you use any brand shop vac?
     
  9. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    As long as it is a Wet/Dry.
     
  10. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Yeah the kind that you hook up to your truck for leaf removal!:laugh:
     

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