Shop vac suggestions

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bojangles, May 22, 2018.

  1. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Just threw away my craftsman 8gal shop vac. Ive had it for about 13yrs.
    The top of it would come off when i carried it (thats where the handle is).

    It was only 7.6 amps, but it worked great for my needs.

    Im looking for something around the same size, same or more amps, MUST BE ON CASTERS, have included attachments including crevice attachment, a decent way to store them onboard, and 2.5" hose.

    Hose length of 8ft or more?

    10ft or more power cord would be nice, but i can always buy a dedicated thick extension.

    Wet/dry capable.

    Doesnt need to have a blower port (i have 2 leaf blowers)
    Should come with all filter media (some dont).

    Wanna spend between $100 to 150.... $150 max is pretty firm.

    Im only gunna use it for bbq duty (ash), and the occasional garage mess (very occasional).

    It needs to have a secure latch so the damn thing doesnt fall apart when lifted :confused:

    NOT BRAND LOYAL

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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    My Shop Vac brand has been good for many years. However I'd get a larger unit with larger hoses.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Yeah the smaller hoses wouldnt pull up even smaller chunks of charcoal. I use lump charcoal and even after letting it burn itself out, sometimes theres chunks about the size of a silver dollar and they get stuck.
     
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    https://www.sears.com/tools-wet-dry-vacs-wet-dry-vacuums/b-1200013461

    Replace it with the same kind you had.
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    https://www.sears.com/craftsman-xsp-20-gallon-6.5-peak-hp-wet-dry/p-00912009000P

    Check this one out. 2.5” hose, casters, filter media, attachment storage, wet and dry, 20’ power cord.
    $121. All requirements met.
    You may get it cheaper if you look around a little.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Also like this....and local, believe it or not, no sears or kmart for 15 or more miles
    https://low.es/2jGR3Pq
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    You’re just being picky now. Lol
     
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Keep in mind that peak power means just that. It peaks at startup but a single phase 120 volt motor is limited to about 1.5 to 2 hp continuous.
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Man, you can tell you don’t live somewhere like West Virginia. 15 miles is local here. Heck, 50 miles or more isn’t a stretch to drive for something. Lol
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    True.... the footprint may be huge too.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    That and we used to have 2 sears.... 1 was 5 miles out, another was 20.... now they are both gone.
    Spoiled maybe...... also i like lowes....alot
     
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  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Generally anything I buy comes from Lowe’s.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I was watching amps more...same outcome?
     
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  18. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Yups. About 2 horses max on all electric motors in the house off of a standard outlet.
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Good to know. Thanks.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Imma try and get some sleep... will revisit tomorrow.
    I tried to sweep the bbq out with a brush and dustpan, but shit kicked up everywhere.
     
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  21. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Continuous power...no problem.
     
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