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Pressure vacuum breaker noise

I have a 6 zone sprinkler system about 6 years old. Two zones are just shrubs and bushes using dribblers. The other 4 have pop ups. When a pop up zone is runner the pressure vacuum breaker makes a ...
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Rat turda in gravel

Rat droppings in Gravel I had a rat problem :( they used the gravel in my crawl space as a litter box. I could ozone everything and use a hepa filtration to clean the air but I am worried that I need ...
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Can you use a shop vac outside without a filter?

Currently Grinding a concrete floor flat for hard flooring and using an angle grinder with a diamond cup bit and a dust cover. I have the vacuum like attached to a dust rite separator and then to an ...
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Have I ruined my new vacuum cleaner?

I have a new vacuum cleaner. This is the second time I have used it. I was vacuuming up some caulking residue. It was not fully dry and the heat from the vacuum melted it further as it was being ...
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How can I identify a HEPA filter?

I'm looking for a HEPA filter for my vacuum. In this case a Dyson V8. There are lots of generic filters in the market place that claim to be HEPA (see here). But I understand that HEPA filters do not ...
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My room is always covered with tiny fibers but I can't figure out the source

My room is always covered with these tiny fibers, no matter how often I vacuum it. I even bought an air purifier with a HEPA filter that runs 24x7 but it's not helping at all. These pictures were ...
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Hazards of cleaning out clogs with wet/dry vacuum

We recently moved into a new residence with a tub that would drain very slowly, to a point where a regular shower resulted in nearly knee-high water that took ~30 minutes to make its way down the ...
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How can I use Dyson vacuum cleaner with dust extraction port of power tools?

So I am doing some DIY stuff with timber and MDF. I have used a dewalt circular saw, dewalt jig saw, and a japanese style hand saw for cutting the wood. It creates a lot of dust, I mean a LOT of dust. ...
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Is it safe to replace a battery with one that has a lower max charge current?

I'm trying to replace the batteries on my hand vacuum (black and decker CHV1410L), and having pulled out the batteries, they're using some 18650s (I've never worked with them, but there's a spec sheet ...
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Robot pool vacuum sluggish, slow moving, weak

My pool robot vacuum (Polaris TR35P) has been very sluggish, slow moving. It will not climb walls and the tail doesn't really move as it normally would. It struggles to move and will not if the hose ...
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Radon suction vs pressurization

Normal radon mitigation sucks out the air from underneath a house's foundation. What if I ran the fan in reverse to blow this same air outward instead of sucking it upward? It seems either direction ...
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How to repair a Shark nv352 vacuum cleaner motor gasket? [closed]

Here is a Shark nv352 vacuum cleaner motor with a broken gasket: A closeup: It seems to be 3 3/4" in diameter. I'm not sure of the material. It is not currently pliable. The motor works ...
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Is there a tool to clean/vacuum the walls after hardwood was removed and installed?

My walls are pure white and I am now seeing dust left after the hardwood was installed What vacuum attachment do the pros use to clean walls like these ?
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GFCI outlet when vacuum cleaner is plugged in

when i plugin my vacuum cleaner to my bathroom GFCI outlet without turning on the vacuum the GFCI outlet trips. but it works in any other outlets
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Can I remove bulk moisture from a vacuum line with a water separator used for compressed air?

I milk a cow with a pulsating milk machine that uses a fair amount of lpm/cfm to operate the milker. My vacuum system has a 5 cfm vacuum pump attached to some brass fittings then to a pipeline made ...
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Carpet cleaning types, vapor vs hot water vacuum

I have an around five year old carpet. It has accumulated some dust. A pet sometimes does a wee, that I collect with paper tissues, but of course not completely. My dust and hair stays also. Just ...
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Is running a vacuum when it's not touching the floor bad for the vacuum?

Some motorized or mechanical devices can somewhat unintuitively be damaged by operating them in a situation where they have to do "less work" than normal. Some examples: Applying the ...
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DIY - Vent Duct Cleaning of small condo with no ductwork - Power of Shop-Vac, tools, tips needed?

I own a small condo, 870 sq ft, built in the 70's that does not have any metal ductwork or any ductwork at all. (I looked in the air conditioning vents & all I see are the studs and drywall.) ...
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How to convert wet/dry to dry mode?

I have a previously-owned wet/dry ShopVac that I have only used for its wet mode (basement floods a lot). I now want to "switch it over" to its dry mode for the first time ever: Not sure if ...
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Accidentally Vacuumed some asbestos duct tape, should I throw out the vacuum?

I had just finished a project where I had encapsulated some asbestos duct tape. Don't worry I did it all by the book: I used an air scrubber the entire time I was in there, had a full Tyvek suit on ...
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Does anyone know how to remove this Bearing? (Rainbow Vacuum E2 TYPE12)

How do you remove this bearing? Any special tool?
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Why does the rotating agitator on an hours-old Kenmore canister vacuum only work when vac is in upright position. opposite of expected function?

This is a brand spankin' new Kenmore 81214 200 canister vacuum (July 2021) Since the agitator spins when the handle is in the upright position, the belt must be working. Tried changing all the ...
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Tiny Fibres/Dust Everywhere

I dust/clean/vacuum once a week which does make a difference to overall cleanliness/tidyness. However, even after cleaning, that very same day, there seems to be a new layer of dust/tiny fibres ...
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Which grade of PVC piping do I need in order to sustain a 1,000Pa vacuum?

I'm rigging a proof of concept DIY machine, in which the internal pressure will need to be at most 1/50th of atmospheric pressure. For a safety margin, I want the machine to withstand 1/100th ...
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What are these wire connectors and where can I get replacements?

The closest name I found from searching online is "crimp terminals", specifically the first I believe would be "female round crimp terminal" and the second "female right angle ...
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How to unscrew this vacuum cleaner's motor axis?

How can I unscrew the central axis from my vacuum cleaner's motor. It appears it is sealed with some sort of green substance and it doesn't move at all. I already tried dissolving it with acetone and ...
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Vacuum cleaner keeps tripping breaker

This started happening last week. My Shark vacuum kept tripping my breaker. My wife smelled smoke coming from the vacuum so we assumed it had reached its end. I bought a new vacuum (same brand), ...
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Connecting a Makita jigsaw (4351) to dry vacuum cleaner (Dyson)

Could someone share their experiences with connecting a Makita jigsaw (22mm vacuum piece) to a regular vacuum cleaner (Dyson)? It appears that some people say it's just really impractical to connect a ...
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Vacuum blows Breaker

My Meile vacuum has all of a sudden started blowing circuit breakers. It does not matter what outlet in the house I plug my vac into the breaker blows. When I plug the vac in there is usually a ...
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Hoover UH72635 Belt Clutch Problem

When I removed my old belt, I noticed the plastic cover on the clutch was worn through. I believe it needs to be replaced because it will damage the new belt due to the rough surface. Wondering if ...
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Avoiding dust scattering when you drill

When I drill into concrete, stone or similar materials - a lot of dust gets scattered. I realize this might sound like a newbie/trivial question, but - how can I avoid this? Both dust getting on me, ...
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Hoover upright vacuum, model UH70605. Brush roller does NOT shut off

When either the handle is in the upright position or the manual on/off roller switch for hardwood floors is used, the roller brush continues to rotate. The roller speed slows, or weakens, but does ...
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Central Vacuuming: Is it worth it, and how does it compare to normal vacuuming?

I am in the process of buying a brand new home in the US through a builder. The home will be approximately 3,000 sq ft and I was given the option of buying a central vacuuming system for the house. ...
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How can I create a weather-proof pass-through connection between an outside vacuum and an inside hose?

I want to mount a fireplace vacuum on the outside of an exterior wall. I need some sort of pass-through device that would allow for connecting the vacuum hose on the exterior and the interior, but I ...
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Vacuum Cleaner Trips Breaker

I have a brand new vacuum (dyson) that trips my breaker. Never happened before this except once when I ran 2 other vacuums at the same time
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Fix broken Vacuum body [closed]

I have a 10+ year old Dyson Vacuum cleaner. The top piece broke off. I'm looking for hints/pointers/do's/don'ts on how to repair the broken plastic. Everything else works - it's only the plastic part ...
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Can i use a 5v water pump as a vacuum pump to lift very light objects? [closed]

I want to use a small water pump (3.7v or 5v - the aquarium ones - 12v at most) as a vacuum pump: i need it to lift an object that weights 5 grams at most. Can it be done or the pump will just ...
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Soil stack venting issues

For a little while now we've been hearing at random a loud sucking noise coming from out kitchen sink. This sink is a 1.5 bowl with a washing machine attached. The noise happens at random and ...
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What is the name of a liquid coupler between a wet/dry vac and a hose?

The contraption you see below closes a wet/dry vac's liquid exit. I'd like to replace it with "something" that connects to a water hose. What would that "something" be called? I would attach a valve ...
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How to clean wood dust without permanently clogging a wet/dry vacuum's paper filter?

Can you ever use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner (shop.vac, Kubota, Stanley, etc) to clean wood sanding dust? My one experiment so far resulted in complete clogging of the paper filter after cleaning the ...
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Why Does My Vacuum Trip My Circuit Breaker

I have four upstairs bedrooms with each bedroom running off an Eaton 20 Amp Arc Fault Breaker. When my 12 Amp vacuum cleaner is plugged into any outlet in three of the bedrooms, it works just fine. ...
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How do I remove mold from a vacuum cleaner?

I returned home a couple of weeks ago, only to find my Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum has been filled up with mold. It looks like the mold has reached back in towards the engine area: I'm wondering ...
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Do I need to cut this shop vac hose adapter when I use it?

I am using this with Rigind vacuum and a router table. The router table adapter is the size of the second section in the picture, counting from the right side bottom up. The vacuum is struggling ...
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