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Old 08-29-2015, 12:21 PM
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I love Ridgid vacs, I have a 5 hp 16 gallon one in the house been going strong for over 3 years now cleaning up our 2 house bunnies room every day. Just had to change the power cord out (it got chewed) for $10, and I clean the filter every 3 months by blowing it out with my backpack blower. I also use it twice a year with Ridgid's Gutter Cleaning kit which now makes cleaning my gutters mess free, and I can do the whole house within an hour, with just a regular 6 foot ladder.

I've been meaning to get the portable $80 vac from HD with the pro hose and auto attachments, they also sell one with a separate 6 hp blower on top which is filtered so its not sucking in the dirty air from the vac, as long as you use a separate hose dedicated for blowdrying you technically can use the one vac for exterior blowdrying and interior work.

This is what I'm talking about:
RIDGID 4-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower-WD4080 - The Home Depot


Or I may just get this one as I'm not always traditional washing:


And maybe a Metro Sidekick just for blowing water out of cracks/crevices (My Redmax EBZ7500 does just fine when I want to blow dry the car)
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:13 PM
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Being a stickler for non-China items, I found it suprising to see the quality/materials of the USA produced ShopVac units. ShopVac is made with plastic that is hard/brittle, materials I would expect to see in a "bargain bin" at ToysRUs. Mold flash with RAZOR sharp edges!!!

The Ridgid units are produced with what seems to be a GRN (glass reinforced nylon) material (hoses, housing & tools), no mold flash sharp edges & WAY stronger then the ShopVac material. I would NEVER attempt standing on a ShopVac, it would shatter.

Got sick of the wheeled tube style vacs, falling over when tripped by the power cord and wailing like a toddler who skinned his knee. Also, short hoses that have the vacuum banging the back of your ankles, you spend more time kicking it away then cleaning!

Ridgid got it right, a stationary unit that stores all parts internally, fits on a garage shelf and transports well. I can put it 5' behind the rear bumper of the X and vacuum the entire interior without moving it.
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So pleased with the Ridgid ProPack 5hp vac that I got the ProCrate and fabbed a roller dolly to make it portable for home cleaning.

Needed some portable tool storage for when I do work at in-laws home, got the ProCart, ProBox & ProOrganizer, very happy with the Ridgid designs/materials/quality......
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:24 AM
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^^Thats awesome. Love the Ridgid products I have not been let down yet!
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, it almost looks like I know what I'm doing when I pull up in the X and unload my tools now, almost professional. I wish Ridgid made a bigger ProBox for my sliding miter saw, would buy in a instant!
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