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  • Not to Bright Canadian Needs Help with port vac operation

    Hey there. I am a guy who thinks he knows a bit about a bit but the Rigid Portable Vac I just picked up second hand for my wharf resurfacing business has me flat out STUMPED. Anybody who could give me two sentences on 1. Getting the frigging hose to fit the "intake" and 2. Whether or not the machine has a reverse switch or whether SUCK OR BLOW is determined only by hose position I'd really appreciate not feeling like a moron for the rest of my saturday

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    Re: Not to Bright Canadian Needs Help with port vac operation

    I don't know the answer to your specific questions but if you don't have a copy of the Owners Manual, you can go to www.ridgid.com and download one. Click on Support at the top of the page and it will take you to a listing where you can choose the option for Owners Manuals. HTH.
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      Re: Not to Bright Canadian Needs Help with port vac operation

      How did it go, Alan? Did you get it figured out and how? Did you read the manual (we won't tell - ). My model's motor unit unfastens from the tank and doubles as a leaf blower. Yours may not. Well, this has been a fairly... no, completely useless post. You're welcome
      Later,
      Chiz
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        Re: Not to Bright Canadian Needs Help with port vac operation

        I just picked up a Husky 9 Gal wet/dry vac, really wanted a nicer Ridgid one but the fiancee cut my budget to $50. To go from suck to blow, there aren't any fancy switches on it, I just have to either attach it to the bottom port for suction, or the top one by the motor housing for blow.

        For getting the hose to fit in the ports, the hose should be a standard size. If it's a nicer Ridgid one, it'll have a 2.5" port. Some will have a twisting lock that will require you to slide it in a certain way, otherwise just pushing in the hose should work. If you have a 1.7" hose and a 2.5" port, you're just missing an adapter. HD should have the right hose accessories for sale, though I think they're pretty pricey for a piece of plastic.

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