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Vacuum Cleaner Information

How Does a Vacuum Work?
How to Make Your Vacuum Cleaner Smell Good
Why do Vacuum Cleaners Smell?
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Scent Tabs?
How to Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner Running Like New
How to Vacuum Heat Ducts
How is Vacuum Measured?
Who Invented the Vacuum Cleaner?
Where Are Electrolux Vacuums Made?
How to Choose a Central Vac
Vacuum Cleaner Service
How to Repair a Broken Vacuum Belt
How to Change the Belt on a Dyson
Changing a Kirby Vacuum Belt
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Bags?
What Are Vacuum Bag Types?
How to Change Bags in Bissell Powerforce
What are Allergen Filters?
How to Put an S Type Filter on a Hoover Vacuum
Cleaning Your Dyson HEPA Filter
What Does HEPA Stand For?
Where Can I Find HEPA Air Purifiers?
What are HEPA Filters?
What Are Micron Filters?
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Filters?
Emptying a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner
Cleaning Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
How to Clean My Dyson Vacuum
How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Brush
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Brush Rollers?
How to Stop Hose Collapse in a Vacuum
How to Stop Hose Collapse on a Shop Vac
Canister Vacuum Motor Access
What Are Canister Vacuum Cleaners?
What Are Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners?
What Are Upright Vacuum Cleaners?
Replacing Hoover Valve Seal
How to Replace a Vacuum Electrical Plug
How to Change the Battery in Dirt Devil Kone
How to Use a Shop Vac
How to Shampoo a Carpet
How to Use a Hoover Steam Vac
How Do You Use a Hoover SteamVac Deluxe?
How to Use Bissell Little Green Machine
How to Use Kirby Vacuum Carpet Shampooer
Where Can I Donate a Vacuum Cleaner?
Vacuum Tube Audio
Complete Guide to Vacuum History

Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

How to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner
The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Lovers
What is the Best Cordless Vacuum?
What is the Best Upright Bagless Vacuum?
What is the Best Vacuum for Wood Floors?
What is the Best Carpet Cleaner?
What is the Best Central Vacuum System?
What is the Best Shop Vac?
The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers
Should You Get a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner?
Should You Get a Canister or Upright Vacuum Cleaner?

How to Buy

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How to Use a Shop Vac

Shop Vac. Just the sound of the two words brings to mind the kind of vacuum cleaner this is. It’s a no-nonsense kind of vacuum cleaner. It’s a basement or garage kind of vacuum. It is more suited to the blue-collar mechanic than to the Martha Stewart homemaker as it is heavy duty. It makes a suitable clean companion for the woodworker, the mechanic, or the individual who enjoys doing home repair. Either way, it’s an invaluable tool for your home, business, or shop.

How do you use the thing? Where should you use it most? And how can you maximize its potential?

Use it For Big Stuff
First of all, realize the Shop Vac is primarily for inhaling larger items. The classic, big-man Shop Vac is almost big enough to take a baseball down its two-and-a-half-inch pipe. And, yes, it is powerful enough to do so. The Shop Vac, therefore, is best employed in situations where there is broken drywall, dropped trash, popcorn spills, etc. The Shop Vac comes in where the household vacuum leaves off. It is not intended to filter the microbial bacteria out of the air, although some optional filters do have the capability.

Use it For Wet Stuff
One of the best features of the Shop Vac is its wet/dry capability. Let’s face it---not all spills and messes involve dry stuff. When your basement floods, your washing machine overflows, your fish tank explodes, or you just need to clean up spilled milk, the Shop Vac can come to the rescue and clean up those liquid spills in no time. Keep in mind the bigger the canister, the more liquid it can draw up. If you’re trying to use the Shop Vac as a sump pump, fine, but it does have its capacity limits.

Use it For Dirty Stuff
Because the Shop Vac is so powerful, it’s perfect for using on those stubborn dirty spots. Where the conventional vacuum may be unable to rip clingy dust from hard-to-reach spots, the Shop Vac can probably prove its might. For example, sometimes debris has the ability to really nestle down in window crevices. The extreme inhalation power of the Shop Vac will remove the dirt, leaving a clean window crevice.

Use it For Weird Stuff
There are jobs in which a traditional upright vacuum just won’t cut it. That’s where the Shop Vac comes in. Most vacs come with a delightful array of attachments that will put the Shop Vac’s power to use in any situation, in any climate, and in any condition. They even sell one specifically designed for cleaning out your clothes dryer! Use your Shop Vac to clean the dirt out from under the hood of your car, clean behind the sofa, to get the insulation out of the heater area or to brush the upholstery in your car! If your Shop Vac doesn’t come with an attachment you need, check the Shop Vac website or local hardware store to search what you’re looking for.

Use it For Big Jobs
The Shop Vac is meant for big jobs. They even market their tool to construction contractors and commercial builders. Whatever your challenge, the shop vac can probably meet it.


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Miele S5280 Callisto Canister
Panasonic MC-V9644 Canister
Rainbow SE Series D4C Canister
Royal Lightweight RY6400 / MRY640 Upright
Sanitaire Precision SP7025 / SP7025A Canister

Product Information

Airway Vacuum Cleaners
Bissell Vacuum Cleaners
Compact Vacuum Cleaners
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Eureka Vacuum Cleaners
Euro-Pro Vacuum Cleaners
Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaners
GE Vacuum Cleaners
Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
Insterstate Vacuum Cleaners
Kenmore Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby Vacuum Cleaners
Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Nutone Vacuum Cleaners
Oreck Vacuum Cleaners
Panasonic Vacuum Cleaners
Pro-Vac Vacuum Cleaners
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners
Regina Vacuum Cleaners
Rexair Vacuum Cleaners
Riccar Vacuum Cleaners
Royal Vacuum Cleaners
Samsung Vacuum Cleaners
Sanitaire Vacuum Cleaners
Sanyo Vacuum Cleaners
Sears Vacuum Cleaners
Sharp Vacuum Cleaners
Shop-Vac Vacuum Cleaners
Simplicity Vacuum Cleaners
Singer Vacuum Cleaners
Tristar Vacuum Cleaners
Windsor Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum Cleaner Accessories

Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Panasonic Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Shop-Vac Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories

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