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Shop Vacs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,567

    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.
    Whats gud about em, whats bahd about em?
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,130

    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.
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Servicing ponds I would be screwed without a good shop vac.
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  4. extremecutter

    extremecutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Do you have pics or model # on the dewalt one your using?
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,130

    Extreme cutter-

    This is Jerry using the vac to remove water clean dirt off threads.
  6. extremecutter

    extremecutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Nice. is it cordless?
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,130

    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.
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    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. :waving:

  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,093

    You can save some room by storing the hose in the can Dana.


    When power is an issue a guy could always put a hundred dollar inverter on his truck. They'll run a demo hammer too. The other tool one should not leave home without. :)
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