What sort is it? My other wet & dry vac has a foam rubber roll which is used
on its own for wet and optionally with a paper filter for dry; or you can
get a wet & dry filter (where the material is folded as in an automotive air
Which Tyler: leader of the pedants' revolt.
I have an Aqua Vac and I think the answer to your question is perhaps! I use
it without a filter when clearing water from drains etc and with a filter when
clearing dry material. Do want the part number of the dry filter (assuming that
the snails in my shed haven't eaten the box)? It is a concertina thing made of
stiff thick-ish paper.
BTW does yours have perforations in the plastic top allowing air to be sucked
over the motor by a (metal) fan? Beware of this area breaking. I find the
Aqua Vac very top heavy and one day reached out to catch it as it was falling
over (whilst running), the perforations broke and I fed my right forefinger into
the motor fan, shaving off about 2 or 3 mm of the tip below the nail! I have
kept the Aqua Vac despite my wife's protests because of its very powerful
suction. However it now sports a very smart metal fan guard (from a PC) over
the motor fan. Beware!
OK, I think I'll make another filter out of a bit of geotex: I can't be
doing with separate dry-only filters, and the geotex does almost as good a
job except with very fine powdery dust, and you can just wash it out. And
it's practically free (since I have half a large roll of the stuff left over
from a job). Now I'm sure I have an offcut that's just the right size ... in
the shed ... somewhere ... ...
Thanks, I'll watch out for that
The ones I've used (about 10-15 years back) had a filter similar to a car
air filter but with a plastic or metal cap on one end, there's usually a
clip composed of two springs and bent piece of wire to hold it in place
(high tech stuff eh!).
Do you have model details? I'm guessing a bit, coz mine's in the garage and
it's too hot to plod over there. If it's got a cream body with beige colour
top, yours is the same as mine, I think AV 17 or 20, something around that
Yes it does have a internal filter bag. It's a stiffish fabric thing, and
just sits inside the collecting base, so that the plastic cage around the
water ball sits down inside it. You should be able to get them from pretty
much any domestic spares shop, although you may need to order them, as the
model is quite elderly now! If you don't, you'll end up blowing all the dust
straight back into the air again.
Mine has done many years service in the garage/workshop, I use the 2" hose
with the planer and table saw, only trouble is you will need to empty it
Aye. I got a couple of vaxen which display same properties.
Yes and no. The vax uses the same design;
For wet use: Insert upper float section. (Can fill it with warm soapy
water and affix a tube to act as a shampooer, if you have the right
head). Lower section fills with water and when motor noise changes,
the ball has risen and it's full.
For dry use: Remove upper section, fit paper bag to where the hose
enters. Sometimes another filter used at motor end.
I keep ours for shampooing or emergency use. Downright superb for
drying out a load of carpets at one of our offices after a pipe burst
over the weekend a month ago.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
uk.d-i-y FAQ: http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
I have an aquavac and it came with a filter for dry use, and nothing for
I don't thik you ned one if you use it for wet.
Which is all I use mine for. The paper filter clooged instantly on
plaster dust, and I have 4 other vacum cleanres thanks to 'er indoors'
love affair with Dysons, and mine with the cheapest most powerful thing
with a washable bag inside I can get..;)
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