USE GENIE WET DRY VAC WITH OR WITHOUT PAPER LINER?
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The PB15 uses a fairly large pleaded paper filter for dry
use, but it is an odd ball, as most of these type filters are held in place bay
some sort of plate, and plastic nut. The PB15 uses a filter that has a
bottom, and is pressed into place. For
wet use, I would see if you can use the foam filter for one of the Craftsman
small W/D vacs, like the old 2 gallon model, held in place with a rubber band,
which is slipped over the cage with the float ball. It needs to be sealed across the bottom. That should cut down on spray making its way
to the motor. The PB15 does have one
good feature as the vacuum inlet has an elbow which keeps the water from being
sucked straight into the motor intake, so the foam filter should do the job
pretty well. I’d also look at the bag
and rubber band that is used on some of the smaller Craftsman vacs, which
sounds like what has been done on yours already. They are easy to find.
Because Genie no longer makes any vacuums or blowers, and did not keep a parts
inventory to support owners of their products (a reason not to buy one of their
garage door openers) it might be best in the long run to ‘garage sale’ the
Genie, and buy a new vac from a brand that will be around for awhile. I have two Craftsmen, and one Ridgid, besides
the PB15, which is going in the nest garage sale, for the above reason.
As far as your blower to vacuum problem -- The hose is moved
from the blower outlet, which is the top black piece with the handle and
switch, to the hole in the canister for vacuum.
The intent of the PB15 was to use the top piece as a hand held electric
leaf blower, or when attached to the yellow canister as a vacuum, when you use
the hose attached to the canister.
Apr 16, 2009 |
Genie Company GV150 Wet/Dry Vacuum