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
Big wheels versus small - how much better are the units with the large
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.
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.
Too big = too heavy to handle. Too small = too many trips to empty. the 10
to 12 range is OK IMO,.
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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
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