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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 ...