Shop Vac

Hello
I am interested in getting a vac for a renovation. I already have a German-made HEPA type, so I am interested in one useful for rough, wet/dry type usage. I am considering getting a Shop Vac QPV pump unit, for its additional water-removal capabilities. The basic questions are:
Big wheels versus small - how much better are the units with the large back wheels?
Stainless versus plastic - ?
Is the pump worth it?
What size is optimal?
The Stainless QPV with the big wheels is 10 gallons and $220. The plastic Ridgid, 12 gal, with big wheels is $150, and the basic versions are $110 and $70, respectively.
TIA
John
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a vac for a renovation. I already have a

Are you going to walk to the grocery store with it or just vac in place? Big wheels do go over debris easier so it may be an advantage on a construction site, bt for most of us, not a big deal.

Plastic does not corrode and is actually pretty durable. I see no reason for SS for cleanup.

Yes. Never thougth much about it until today. We had flooding in our warehouse and as I write this, the guys are sweeping and running the water out a hose about 50 feet away and working even further as they go. With no pump, we'd be sucking u p 12 gallons and they walking tot he door to empty and then repeat. If you think you will ever be is a situation like that, get the pump.
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Too big = too heavy to handle. Too small = too many trips to empty. the 10 to 12 range is OK IMO,. Ed
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<< I am interested in getting a vac for a renovation. I>>
Best bang for buck is (honestly!) Sears Craftsman. Local store had 16gal. on sale for $89.95. I've bought 2 in the last 10years, both still working great, one is ib a commercial service. The alleged HP is 5- 6.5 I think. Only downside is noise unless you spring for the outlet damper. HTH
Joe
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Well - I ended up buying a Lowe's exclusive Shopvac.
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId 5046-20097-9301711
Larger rear wheels, pump feature, reasonably quiet, all for $100. So far, so good.
J
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I bought this same unit. Good price for all the capacity and features. I recommend it.
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