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Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 10, 2019 09:14PM
It's a HD-1401 14 gallon 6 HP for vacuuming basement leaks. Now I've realized it won't take many gallons to be unwieldy. How are they emptied? Is there a hose to empty it into a drain in the basement floor?
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Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 10, 2019 09:24PM
Are photos lying?





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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 10, 2019 09:27PM
.....my momma' told me......you better shop around......



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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 10, 2019 09:52PM
Um, how much leaking are you dealing with? A 6 gallon will suck up a good bit in one go, if you're just talking a thin layer of water. Might have to empty more often, but it will be able to be lifted when full. A gallon of water weighs 8 lbs.



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Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 10, 2019 10:01PM
There is a bottom hose you can drain it from.



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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 10, 2019 10:02PM
In the picture, you can see the hose connector (at the bottom). You’ll need a pump if the water has to go uphill. Even full of water, the vac should weight “only” about 75# so,it could be wrestled by two people.
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 10, 2019 11:12PM
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In the picture, you can see the hose connector (at the bottom). You’ll need a pump if the water has to go uphill. Even full of water, the vac should weight “only” about 75# so,it could be wrestled by two people.

14 gallons X 8.35 LB = 116, if he filled it to the brim.

orange shop vacs are ugly ;) so I bought a nice stainless one with a handle and wheels. Park it in the corner. Empties at the bottom. $50 at costco.





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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 10, 2019 11:47PM
we had one at work that fitted to the top of a 55 gallon oil drum.
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: June 10, 2019 11:51PM
A 10-foot by 10-foot area with 1/4 inch of water is about 15-1/2 gallons.

Math: 10x12 x 10x12 x .25 divided by 231 (cu.in per gallon)
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 11, 2019 12:15AM
Might also consider using a small bucket to "bail" some water out of the big container to get it down to a more manageable weight.
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: June 11, 2019 12:46AM
Unless there's a dramatic price difference, it's better to go with the biggest one because you don't have to fill it up every time you use it.

As for draining, just get some 1/2 or 3/8 inch tubing, submerge it in the fluid (with gloves on if necessary) to get all the air out, pinch off one end, and siphon the water out. I like the clear vinyl tubing because it pinches easily and you can see at a glance if the fluid stops flowing.



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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 11, 2019 03:42AM
Keep in mind, that "6 HP" is only a theoretical peak reached for a Femtosecond.
True peak HP is more like 1.7.



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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 11, 2019 04:55AM
Keep in mind, that "6 HP" is only a theoretical peak reached for a Femtosecond.
True peak HP is more like 1.7.


That's probably irrelevant unless you have to pull water up a good ways or possibly run it for a long time.

Full, it will be a beast. I assume you have a flooding alarm to get an early start.




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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: June 11, 2019 06:36AM
i hate those types of shop vacs with a deep hateness

clunky, loud, designed to be disposable and made of plastic, clunky hoses, lousy wheels..everything about em for 99 dollars..i've brought one or two. for crap work..i HATE THEM..
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: June 11, 2019 07:24AM
Kraniac, I have the opposite opinion. I love mine. I've had and rigorously used mine for over 10 years without a problem. I work construction, so I'm not talking about your average joe homeowner 2 or 3 uses a year. I've used it for the obvious clean up, but have sucked up standing water numerous times, and even cleaned out holes of gravel and dirt. But one of my favorite parts is the detachable blower.

Dennis S, I strongly recommend the model with a blower.
[www.homedepot.com]
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Posted by: Kraniac
Date: June 11, 2019 08:17AM
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Kraniac, I have the opposite opinion. I love mine. I've had and rigorously used mine for over 10 years without a problem. I work construction, so I'm not talking about your average joe homeowner 2 or 3 uses a year. I've used it for the obvious clean up, but have sucked up standing water numerous times, and even cleaned out holes of gravel and dirt. But one of my favorite parts is the detachable blower.

Dennis S, I strongly recommend the model with a blower.
[www.homedepot.com]

they have their uses and i have one right now..Rigid..only for dog down work at a cheap price...as a dust collector for tools, they suck..pardon the pun...they donty suck at all..the filter clogs so quickly..i now use a Festool midi dust extractor / vac.brilliant tool.well worth the investment..i used to try to use those Rigids..just frustrating..cleaning the damn filters almost immediately..totall time suck

but they are klunky and tske their toll on your energy with volume.. stiff hoses..ergonomically unfriendly in terms of handling them with with a floor brush setup..Rigid sells a more flexible comfy, flexible hose..lots of add on 'upgrades' they sell..filters, hoses that serve to recognize how crappy they are as a stock item..rolling them around is a joke for the most part.

I like using things that dont annoy me in ten ways..it's well worth it..

Im using this R2d2 Rigid vac to remove rubble and mortar from 160 of parapet wall -demolition / rebuild that got into the cut areas of the roof flashing and down onto the top floor's ceiling..it's ok for that.



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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: 3d
Date: June 11, 2019 08:28AM
There's a spigot spout hole on the bottom edge of the side to unplug and let gravity empty out the water.

To pump the water out you'll need something like this. Check compatibility with your model.
[www.homedepot.com]



OR... if you want to heave the whole thing up the basement stairs and dump it outside. You'll need some major brute force.

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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 11, 2019 10:06AM
My boss just shop vac'd 250-300 gallons of water out of his basement.




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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 11, 2019 10:14AM
have any small kids or pets you might miss?
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 11, 2019 12:41PM
....bigger is always better [ that's what she said! ]......



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Date: June 11, 2019 02:14PM
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Re: Ordered biggest shop vac Home Depot has. Did I overdo it?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 12, 2019 11:57AM
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orange shop vacs are ugly

Disagree. They're perfect.



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