The Incredibly versitile Wet-Dry Vac


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Sep 25, 2011
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Just yards from the Big Su
I have had a Wet/Dry Vacume for many years and use it for so many things. I find I could not go without one.
Here are some of the things I use it for that one my not think about and I bet if you guys chim in I may learn
a new use for them.

1) Defrosting a Freezer: I use it to suck out the loose frost and towards the end reverse it to melt that solid ice in the back.
I would say it cuts the time of the job in half.
2) Portable Bildge Pump: The bildges in my boat are flat so traditional bilge pumps still leave a fair amount of water
and the vac wil suck it dry.

3) Leaf/ Dust Blower: Reverse the hose.

4) Clearing Drains

5) Dust Collector:
Many power tools (saws sanders) come with a dust bag or port. Sometimes it fits perfect and if not
with some plumbing pipe can be reduced for just about any of these. It will eliminate 95% of the dust
Great if you have to saw or sand indoors

6) Great Fast Clean-up: Vacume the entire inside of my home in minutes and it gets all the dust you miss with a traditional

Don't forget to remove the filter when picking up water.:)


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Mar 20, 2010
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vacuum packing - all kinds of bags, such as space bags for clothing, zip lock baggies with trail stuff for lightweight backpacking, etc. Foodstuff that I am leaving at the cabin can be sucked down and stowed neatly inside large metal cooking pots so that vermin don't get to it. Anything I want to waterproof for boat trip can be stuck in a trash bag and carefully sucked down to stow neatly. That corner cleaning nozzle really comes in handy for vacuum packing. Luv my shop vac at remote cabin!