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    What vacuum do you use?

    Just curious to know what vacuum you guys use and what you like about it.

    I use the Rigid Portable 5hp with the Professional hose upgrade. It has fantastic power and a lifetime warranty. It also only costs around $90 plus $35 for the hose upgrade.

    Ive had mine for 2 years now with no issues.

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    I use a big Rigid shop vac with smaller auto detailing hoses and the wide and crevice nozzles. it's like, 12 gallons big and has a 6HP motor or something ridiculous. it sucks.

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    I use a Rigid wet/dry shop vac as well. Not sure of the size, but it is pretty stupid big. I bought it about 8 years ago and it has always served me well. Though I would like some different ends for it so that it could get into some tighter areas. What is this hose upgrade you speak of?

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    Is this the kit you were speaking of?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Pr...keyword=VT2534

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    that's the kit!

    skip the package kit though, just get the hose and two nozzles on the top tier of the picture. save some $$$

    I also bought the muffler.. it doesn't make the vacuum "quieter" per se, but it changes the "note" of the vacuum sound... i guess it's less-unpleasant with it on!

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    I use the Craftsman Remote Control Wall Mount 5.0 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac. Can turn on/off from the wand. Works great !

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    I use the Rigid 5 gallon with the pro hose and adapter to use the smaller crevice and wide nozzle tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirdid View Post
    Just curious to know what vacuum you guys use and what you like about it.

    I use the Rigid Portable 5hp with the Professional hose upgrade. It has fantastic power and a lifetime warranty. It also only costs around $90 plus $35 for the hose upgrade.

    Ive had mine for 2 years now with no issues.
    I recently got an ArmorAll wet/dry vac, and it works great. It is pretty basic but it seems to be good quality, has good attachments and it was only $32.

    http://www.target.com/p/armor-all-ut...y/-/A-13145556

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wed Turner View Post
    Is this the kit you were speaking of?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Pr...keyword=VT2534
    I like the looks of that. Going to go check it out... seeing as I need to... go swap the BBQ Tank.

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    I have 2, a Rigid shop vac (biggest all plastic one at H.D.) and a Sears canister vac I picked up at Goodwill for about $12. The Sears is great because the hand held beater attachment is electric powered so it provides a strong agitation to the carpet fibers and provides a strong suction as well. The down side is though it is a HEPA filtered unit, the bag is small so the shop vac gets the big stuff and the canister vac gets detail work in carpets/seats etc.

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