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Safe way to vacuum drywall dust


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One of the hardest things on a shop vac is drywall dust. It is so fine that it gets through the regular filter and destroys bearings/bushings and ruins the motor. Just the other day, a friend commented that he had to get a longer hose as his vac was blowing out a lot of drywall dust because the filter was slipping down!

High performance filters are available at most hardwares and box stores. They resemble the paperbag filters in carpet vacuums and catch the drywall dust so that the bag can just be thrown away when done. The bag is U-shaped to install in the shop vac and have clearance around the regular cartridge filter. The inlet has a rubber seal that pushes around the inlet on the inside of the tank. Just run the vac normally but spare it and your lungs!!!

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Motor makes loud racket and smells like burning, but still works.


Bag? There is a paper filter and maybe a foam filter ... bag? Maybe this is a newer model that I am not familiar with. Anyway ... ...

It sounds like your motor has been eating dust. Please check here for your repair: http://www.shopvac.com/support/

Feb 21, 2010 | Shop Vac 584-06-00 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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dust blowing right back into the air


You need to check the filter and make sure it's on all the way. To do this take the top off the vac, make sure the filter is all the way up and in place. There should be a plastic nut to hold it in place. If you are using it for fine dust particles such as drywall dust, you need a special filter for small particles. The filter that comes with the vac just won't do it!

Mar 23, 2009 | Ridgid 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Shop Vac 96882...

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there are no known vacum bags for a model wd06350 vac


This type of vacuum does not use a bag. If you are worried about clogging the filter cartridge try using a paper filter for a shop-vac. They are relatively cheap and are available at most hardware and department stores. These are made to simply wrap around the big cartridge. A rubber band will hold it in place.

Feb 09, 2009 | Ridgid 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Shop Vac 96882...

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