question on my disposable

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I have 3 shop vacs but the handiest and the one I use around the house is a mini. It's easy to grab & use and after attaching a shoulder strap it's also the most portable.
http://www.shopvac.com/vacs/list.asp?hdnSource=index&Browse=1hp
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I got a 2.5 HP 6 gallon size from target (real close to my place) . Probably should have got 1 or 1.5 HP with 1 or 2 gallon size.
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The latest Consumer Reports, March 2007, has a review of wet-dry vacs
You probably made the right choice because the smaller models with hoses less than than 2" diameter aren't nearly as powerful, and one day you may need a lot of power to clean up a big spill. I was surprised that a wet-dry vac could completely drain a nearly full washing machine tub in about one second.
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I doubt that I would get a big spill. Planning not to cook big. No family worth cooking for :) The ones one nice enough to be feriend don't at what I know and like to cook.
Nevertheless, now that you said what you said, I am tempted to keep the one I bought. But I hardly do things a normal houshold ould and doubt that I will use it. Are the smaller one good for vacuuming the car? Powerful enough? Not as much as my kenmore canister hepa filtration, right?

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Amanda wrote:

The smaller ones are plenty powerful for cleaning cars and almost as powerful as your Kenmore canister HEPA. Actually 6 gallons isn't huge for a wet-dry vac because there are some as large as 20 gallons.
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All that boiling water has cooked the rice causing it to expand and further plug the pipe. I have had left over cooked rice plug a pipe, rice cooked in the pipe will be a real challenge to clean out.
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On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 10:49:43 -0500, "EXT"

If you're right, then I was right to say run the disposal every four hours. I love being right.
Although maybe that wasn't often enough? I wanted it to be run as the rice softened but before it expanded too much. I thought cold water might not work, but maybe it was better because the softening would take place more slowly, giving more opportunity to find it soft but not too much enlarged??

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Celebration time but one question. But first, what happened was that.. this guy - I used to refer to him as a boy but now he is 25 and to be married soon - who lives not far from me, showed up because he saw my garage door opened. He always passes the street perpendicular to my street and sometimes he would stop by unannouced. Sometimes I pretended like I was not home because I don't like people showing up unanounced.
He had visited me recently. I got his new number but didn't even dawn on me to call him probably because he is always on the road for his father's business anyway.
He just used his hand to unscrew those things. He was in a rush and so I had no time to assemble the sho vac and just used the coat hanger to clean the stuff. (I'll just return this bulky shop vac and get a smaller one.) He said that I should put a little bit of draino (not from the sink with disposal but the other one) foolowed by hot water to clean the stuff going to the drainage. What do you guys think I should do?
One thing I can do is when my brother visits me in a week or two, I'll ask him to unscrew these so that I can vacuum.
BTW, this boy, oops, I meant this guy, has been aiming to drive my Subie since I bought it and now he brought it up again as he was leaving, passing through the garage. He said what're you doing next Saturday. He's been asking that ever since I got to know him 2 1/4 years ago but because of his schedule, I never needed to say "No, I wouldn't go". In the beginning, I was new to this town and was not against going somewhere like "to go sit by the river". He worked crazy hours and obviously had no normal life like people his own age.
I don't know whether I should let him drive my subie. He wants to go to a city 2 hours from here to casino. I hate casino but the route is nice. I'd better ask how long he plans to stay there. I'll kill myself if it is longer than 2 hours.
Should I use draino or unscrew the trap and vacuum it when I get the opportunity.
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I don't think you've said whether you have metal or plastic drain pipes. Although regardless which it is, I don't like Drano.
Now that the water is running through the drain, there might be no need for anyting more. Not sure, but maybe gradually the water will wash away whatever is left. I do know that if your sink is draining quickly, that's good enough. You have a double sink, it seems. So if the sink withough the garbage disposal is draining quickly, that accounds for most of the drain. Any other clogs should be removable by running the disposal. Except for 3 or 4 inches of drain which are unlikely to be a big problem.
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I have decided against using draino.

We rinsed out the trap and the pipe going to drain has been cleaned with a coat hanger. I got out all the rice I could see.
Pipe is plastic btw.

It's running like it used to before the incident.

I ran the disposal a little bit yesterday after the issue was resolved. Those tarce of grounded rice didn't seem to be a problem.

You mean only the first 3 or 4 inches of the drain were clogged? It seemed that way IMO.
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On rereading I saw this wasnt' clear. I meant here 3 or 4 inches after the garbage disposal but before it met up with the other sinks drain.

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Thanks for helping me.
Btw, if any one wondered why I didn't ask my brother in the first place, he is not from here. He's just visiting. He doesn't know how things are set up here. And it's unproductive to get things done counting on family in my case.
\\Again, thanks.
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