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Re: Need an owner's manual on line
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19255&thid=658668 Need an owner's manual on line Posted by LinJay on Jun 09, 2008 I have lost my owner's manual for my shop vac and need to figure out how to set it up so I can pump out my flooded basement using a garden hose. Is there anywhere I can find an owner's manual on line?? The model stated on my vac is not what I clicked on your site....my vac states: Model QPV 10.5 Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.I am supplying you with the contact for the Shop Vac Factory Service for owner’s manuals listed below: for the website and the customer service line, but make sure you include the Shop Vac Model # and the Serial # as well. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://shopvac.com/contact.aspCustomer Service 570-326-0502 Phone # Shop-Vac Corporation Customer Service 570-326-7185 Fax # 2323 Reach Road P.O. Box 3307 Williamsport, PA17701 Hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
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The best thing for a basement that is vulnerable to flooding is a small sump with a permanently wired automatic submersible pump in it. Such pumps are relatively cheap and available in many qualities.
While such an installation will not keep a basement dry it will ensure the water level rises only enough for the majority to flow into the sump and be pumped away without you needing to do anything.
Wet vacs of my experience either have a float valve to prevent water ingress into the motor or a switch to cut off the power if the level rises too high.
Many such vacs have a powerful motor generating much heat and are only suitable for fairly short duty cycles. When used continuously the internal heat build up can distort plastic and melt thermal safety fuses.
It is impossible to guess what the trouble might be and that will only be revealed by checking. With vacs the first suspect is the power cord and the second is the switch...
When I have experienced the loss of drainage, I have found a couple obvious problems and solutions.
First, make sure that the garden/discharge hose is not kinked at any point along the line from the vacuum to the outside. If kinked, the line will not drain.
Second, the baffle can become blocked or clogged. Take the following steps to determine if your baffle is clogged and to clear the clog:
1. Turn off and unplug the vacuum.
2. Unclip the two lid clips.
3. Lift the lid of the vacuum. When properly set up, the baffle hangs below the filter housing on an opaque hose about 1 foot in length.
4. Grasp that hose and pull firmly downward. Once removed, I take that hose and the attached baffle to an outside garden hose.
5. Pull the baffle off the opaque hose.
6. Spray water from your garden hose through the opaque hose to make sure it is clear.
7. Spray the baffle clear.
8. Lightly tap the port of the baffle, where the opaque hose has been inserted. Most of my clogs have been the result of hair balls (or worse) at this point. Just tap any blockage out and rinse.
Third, reattach the baffle to the opaque hose. Reattach the opaque hose and baffle to the motor under the filter housing. Set the vacuum top on the canister. Click the locking clamps closed.
If this doesn't result in clearing the clog and allowing it to drain, then you are in the exact spot I am right now. If I figure out this new problem, I will update further. But I have cleared this kind of clog maybe five times in the six months I've been using this new Shop Vac Sump Vac
Hi, I know on my Craftsman shop vac 2 different sizes of vacs that I use, I try and stick to the craftsman filters, but you can use other brands if they are not available or you want to save some ( $ ) ? As far as a manual for this vac, more then likely you will have to go to the maker and distributor as Sears, O.C.Hardware also sell there products. You may have to go with a manual that is the same peak H.P.and gallons that covers all different makes and models. Filter wise, make sure you have the right ones on or off when using the wet or dry pick-up settings. Sincerely, Shastalaker7
If you are going to use the wet vac to remove water, be sure to remove the bag inside the canister first. Also, some wet vacs have an internal float that has to be installed, but that may not be the case with yours.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19255&thid=245090 Shop Vac 12 wet dry canister Posted by Fa Fa on Nov 05, 2007 I'm not certain I have all the parts to my Shop Vac. I have no instructions so I need help describing how it works and a picture of the main parts. Thanks for any help.Julia Harris Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.I am supplying you with the contact for the Shop Vac Factory Service for owner’s manuals listed below: for the website and the customer service line, but make sure you include the Shop Vac Model # and the Serial # as well. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://shopvac.com/contact.aspCustomer Service 570-326-0502 Phone # Shop-Vac Corporation Customer Service 570-326-7185 Fax # 2323 Reach Road P.O. Box 3307 Williamsport, PA17701 Hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)