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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 PM

....and let's hear it for the inventor of the Shop-Vac! :)

Just sucked up 6 inches of water/leaves/other gack from the basement stairwell where water was coming in very much uninvited.

I bought it the last time we had stupid amounts of rain
(and three inches of standing water in the basement)

I got it at the Sniper Depot. As the guy in the orange apron was getting a pallet of the things down and cutting away the shrink wrap, another shopper who had joined the gaggle gathered round like vultures surrounding a lion pride's kill asked "How much are they?" To which I replied instantly "Does it matter?" (a tip o' the hat to Wednesday Addams)

Prior to this I had a tiny 2.5 gallon wet/dry. This monster can suck up 30 gallons of water in about as many seconds! (insert Tim Allen grunting)


Hunkered down in Falls Church near your beautiful Nation's Capital.

--MAB

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Reply ....and let's hear it for the inventor of the Shop-Vac! :) (Original post)
markbark Oct 2012 OP
Suich Oct 2012 #1
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dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #2

Response to markbark (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. Glad you're doing ok, markbark!

How do you empty your 30 gallon vac?

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Response to Suich (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. Luckily we have an in-law suite down there

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There's a shower stall that makes for a perfect drainage site.
(It was either that or dump it down the loo!)

(and when you think about it, 30 gallons of water only weighs about 240 lbs. Heavy, but not that unwieldy )

--MAB

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Response to markbark (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. When it came time to replace the crappy house vacuum cleaner

I bought a shop Vac.
Use it indoors and out.
wish I had thought to do it years and years ago.

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