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We purchased the Stanley 4 gallon Wet/Dry Vac from Stanley. It came without an instruction manual. What filters are used for wet vac use?

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You **** up water the same way as dirt. It's designed this way, hence the name wet/dry. Just be sure not to get the water in the very top of the unit where the motor sucks the air for cooling ventilation, if water gets in there it can burn up the motor. A little hard way, personal experience, speaking there.

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Maybe you have the vac hose plugged into the blow out port.

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all you have to do is open it up and take the paper filter off and then it's a wet vac. If it has a foam over filter you leave that on

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Where did you buy this unit from? Go back there and ask if they have filters for yours. Otherwise look in the Yellow Pages for vacume cleaner repair shops. Sometimes they have all kinds of filters for all kinds of vacumes. You can try places like Wal Mart. What you want to look for are filters that will work with your unit. The foam filter you refer to is called a pre-filter. It traps the bigger particles so they won't damage your paper filter or clog it up especially if it's wet stuff you're picking up. You can remove that foam filter and gently wash it out in the sink with a mild dishwashing liquid and warm water. And even sometimes if you have time you can wash a paper filter out by hosing it out from the inside, with just a gently rinsing on the outside. Don't use any solvents on it just soap and water. And don't use high pressure either, as it will destroy the paper. I have cleaned my paper filters several times before I finally had to replace them. You can also look at places like Lowe's. They carry shop vacs and a whole assortment of attachments as well.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: how to set up wet dry vac for water pick up

you take the filter off and empty it.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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