Re: Central vac as DC?
They should work well and not having the screaming shop vac next to you has to be very nice. Hint: Use a short piece of PVC pipe on the end of the hose for pickup with a smaller ID than the hose so there's no way to sucking up anything that would plug the hose up. Every now and then connect the hose to the exhaust (with end outside) and blow it clean. Be sure to get crush resistant hose which does not have a wire in it. That way if you step on it you're not kinked. Good commercial vacuum cleaner hose works well and a good repair shop can get it on 50 foot coils and get cuffs for the ends. Depending on the inlet size of your unit try going for 1-1/2" inside diameter rather than 1-1/4" used on domestic vacs. You can then go after real commercial grade attachments some of which are pretty wild for sucking dust off stuff up high where you can't reach without a ladder.
This video may give you some ideas. Watch where they can reach with the right wands and attachments. Forget the NILFISK add part of this. You can do most of this with your central vac setup. Rather than paying big $$$ you can make up some wild wands with bends using PVC pipe. Attach a hose cuff so you can use it with your vac tools.
For some ready made ideas take a look at these sites showing attachments. Remember this for ideas. What you buy or make up needs to be based on your own needs. These are for use with a hose equipped with a 1-1/2" ID rubber hose cuff. The attachment fits inside the hose cuff. Friction keeps it in place. The reason I prefer the 1-1/2" ID size is that it's pretty much industry standard for commercial vacuum cleaners. There's far more in accessories than shown here.
(Real hoses - Neoprene or Wireless would be the way to go) http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192629_192327
(Quality wands and attachments) http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192631_192327
(Hose and attachment kits) http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192632_192327
I really wish Emerson Electric - RIDGID would get their shop vac / industrial vac lineup together and come on big time. Everyone needs a good way to clean up messes. *&^%$ to Home Depot ... Sell the good stuff through serious dealers. SEARS is doing a much better job with Craftsman vacs which if you check them you'll see some models are almost the same being they are made in the same factory.
RANTING NOW OFF
Last edited by Woussko; 08-14-2008 at 01:26 AM.
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