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shop Vac Saved my bacon today

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    1.50 pipe 20 or so sprays wouldn't even come up....

    30 mins with a shop vac change a bucket a few times she purred like a kitten..

    Thank you shop vacers!!!!!!!!
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,437

    The fellow that first posted the shop vac tips is a freakin' genius!
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  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Can you explain what exactly you did so I can store it in one of my brain files?this for sprinklers?
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  4. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,286

  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    He is a pretty clever fella.

    I have decided to get small shop vacs for all three of us. I used mine recently with some 1/2" PVC taped to the hose, to suck out the dirt that was preventing my curb stop key from getting on the valve. Also used it on sucking out the dirt and rocks around a valve I needed to rebuild, rather than hack away with a screwdriver and my fingers. That guy is a genius.

    I've got a small vac from Home Depot, that I think is called the Stinger. About the size of a 5 gallon bucket, but a little shorter.
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Cordless shopvac ..... oh where oh where are you?
  7. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,082

    Add it to the list..
    # 37 cordless shop vac for dirt or water...prob.can blow out stuff also
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    Go with vintage to match your equipment. :)

  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    This one would work well with Texas style systems that have multiple 6" valve boxes.


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