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I have a shop vac 12 gal unit, doe sit use a bag? the dirt keeps blowing out the other side?

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Ushally you will get some dust flying out but should stop after a bit. most of the time there is a foam filter to go into the machine this needs to be cleaned alot and you can get paper filters as well for them ushally.

but these have to be removed if useing it as a wet vac. when the filter is on you should not beable to see the ball inside its cage on the inside.

hope that helps

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