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Old 11-04-2021, 07:06 PM
 
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I bought a wet/dry vac from Lowe's to clean a flooded mess in my home and when I switched from dry to wet, it promptly died. We ended up cleaning the mess by hand and never bought another one.

I use a Shark vacuum for the carpets in my home and won't ever go back. That thing is unbelievable.
Agreed on the Shark. We've had two, the first was permanently borrowed and then lost by our son. The second has been in regular use for years and works as new.
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Old 11-05-2021, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I bought a wet/dry vac from Lowe's to clean a flooded mess in my home and when I switched from dry to wet, it promptly died. We ended up cleaning the mess by hand and never bought another one.

I use a Shark vacuum for the carpets in my home and won't ever go back. That thing is unbelievable.



did you take the filter out?


I basically only use my shop-vec when water gets in my basement, and on the basement stairs. Works well on both.
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Old 11-05-2021, 06:55 PM
 
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I have a Red Star Miele 22 years now. A neighbor in SF had purchased it, then decided it was too cumbersome to use, and she gave it to me. I saw the sales receipt inside - $695. I had never heard of Miele at the time. I think of her every time I use my Miele. It does a fantastic job and having the HEPA filter is a necessity for any with allergies.
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Old 09-09-2023, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I've had a few shop vacs and used a lot over the years. I have found that nearly all of them are fairly junky. Wheels come off, hoses tear, etc. Ridgid brand is the only one I have seen that is a little better IMHO. It catches dust much better than others.
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Old 09-09-2023, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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Shop vacs are LOUD and they're not meant for nice carpets (no beater attachment, for one).
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Old 09-09-2023, 09:12 AM
 
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Shop vacs have no roller - no belts - they are mechanically significantly simpler. No adjustment for height, no light bulbs, etc.


The "sucker" part is mainly the same, just bigger. That's cheap. So it's just a large plastic tub, with some hose, and a motor, not much could be cheaper.
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Old 09-18-2023, 09:57 AM
 
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I live in an apartment where only one room is carpeted (ugh). I bring a shop vac home from work a few times a year to clean the carpet, and judging by the hair it sucks up it does a good job. No need to buy a second machine that does the exact same thing.
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