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Garage Vacuum?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Riskyguy, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Aug 4, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    My old canister vac is feeling its age after 30 years. Do you have any suggestions for a replacement? I want something that I can use to vacuum my truck and other vehicles. Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    Yep rigid for sure
     
  5. Aug 4, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Rigid. Mine is 13 years old and stills works just fine.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron is Right!

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    I have a Craftsman...oh wait, never mind...

    Mine mounts to the wall so I can use it on either side of the garage...
     
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    Eventually I plan on upgrading to the one that @Patriot reviewed, the Rigid 4050 and the 10' hose extension.
     
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  8. Aug 4, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    The big a$$ Rigid. Bought it originally to clean up a flooded basement. It’s a beast. Some dust and dried boogers in my Tundra are no match for it.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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  10. Aug 5, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    I have two, the one I use almost exclusively is a 4.5 gallon Ridgid that, when we purchased it, had a wall mount. It works great and is out of the way when not using it (we have a small garage and both the Tundra and our MDX are squeezed in). It came with a really long hose.

    I also have a second Ridgid (16 or 20 gallon) that was given to me a long time ago. It's really old and still runs like a freight train. Although it has a lot more suction, it has to live in the attic since I don't have space in garage for it. I'm not digging it out every time I want to clean the vehicles and I would have to purchase a long hose for it (the one that fits it is really short). I'm sure it would do a faster job, that being said.

    --Matt
     
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  11. Aug 5, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Wall mounted Rigid? I like that. Didn't know they make one. Do you have a picture? model #?
     
  12. Aug 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    I'd have to move the truck to get to it but here is a photo of it on the wall. I think it's the WD4050 which seems to match up to the WD4051 they carry now. Unfortunately, they don't offer the wall mount anymore for it.

    That being said, they do have a wall mountable wet/dry vac. It's model number: WD5500A Stor-N-Go 5 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Bonus LED Lighted Car Nozzle


    Ridgid VAC.jpg
     
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Thanks for the info. I’ll have to dheck to see the noise level. I cant stand loud vacuums :D
     
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    I don't know what you define as a loud vacuum but neither of the wet/dry vac's that I own are quiet. At least not in the sense I'd want to stand next to them for any length of time. Ours is also mounted at just about head level for me so that probably doesn't help much. I'm not sure how loud that new wall mountable unit is, that being said.

    For the price, I don't think you can beat the Ridgid for capability and durability. Even if you have to wear earplugs when using it (It doesn't bother me so I don't). I do need to upgrade the hose but I'm cheap and waiting for the original one to break first.


    --Matt

    P.S.--I do buy the vacuum bags for ours. Just makes things easier but it does cost more.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    I'm not looking for anything super quite. My big 40g air compressor and the 10g Rigid vacuum have about the same noise level 85-90dba and I'm OK with that. I don't get a headache when I run them for extended period of time...... I also use bags on my Rigid. Worth the extra money.
     
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Reading through all 17 post, I can't believe @driverdog hasn't chimed in. I will suggest the Metro Vac-N-Blo Pro. This will be my next purchase. I was fortunate enough to use driverdogs. Great vac with everything you need. Also with option to hang in garage. Here's a link, you can find them . https://www.metrovacworld.com/catalog/Auto. You can also find them cheaper elsewhere. Chemical Guy's have them.
     
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    Thanks Ron,

    In my own garage which is carpeted, I use a commercial sanitaire brand upright vacuum for the floor and also use this upright for the floor mats on our vehicles.

    For our vehicles upholstery, I use the metro vac as Ron said. It’s not inexpensive but it’s the best at getting the upholstery vacuumed! Lot of nice attachments too! Great reviews for a reason!

    I also use the metro vac to blow the water out of crevices like mirrors and plastic cladding prior to applying Ceramic coatings.
     

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