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Ash Vacuum Recommendation

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bdaoust, Nov 30, 2012.

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  2. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Schweet village idiot :)

    Wasn't doubting you though. Just saying I read they, and supposedly other companies, "alter" their prices based on tracking cookies n stuff. Big conspiracy ya know ;)

    Just edited my previous post with my thoughts as to why you got that price. Hope I'm right lol.
  3. Ordered last Saturday, November 24th.
  4. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Threw this tool bag on there so it's pretty much a self contained pellet stove rig. Never have to worry where I put this or that. Holds a couple beers too.

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  5. P38X2

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    I think you'll be very happy with it. The attachments are pretty lame though. They work well if you're using it as a regular shop vac using the cheesy plastic extension tubes. The little brush accessory doesn't fit directly on the metal pipe which really doesn't matter. Just loosen any crud with a utility brush and vac away.

  6. Good goin'! Looks like a great idea. Get yerself into being a Montreal Canadiens fan and your life will be complete! :)
  7. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    A Habs fan!? Hope yer vac filter has a hole in it and blows soot all over the house! :p

    I can't believe this NHL lockout crap is happening again. Billionaires vs Millionaires.
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  8. Paul Raz

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    Lol! It's football season anyway!
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  9. save$

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    I have and like this unit from sears. The metal container is one more safety feature, but also use on a cold stove.

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    Here's what I got: http://breckwell.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=145&Itemid=315 last year and am happy with it.

    BUT...

    I wish I got the one in your post. The only things I don't like about mine is that I wish it had wheels. Like some other said the hose is to short. I find myself having to pick up the vacuum and moving closer and furthur away from the stove as I clean. Wheels would be great.
  11. P38X2

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    You could make a wheel setup easily. Take a piece of appropriately sized plywood, screw in 4 casters and secure it to the bottom of your vac. If you use a square piece of wood, you could fasten a long bolt or piece of PVC on the topside on one of the corners and have a place to dock your hose. Paint the board black for maximum stealthiness ;)
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  12. cds11

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    ok heres my 25 dollar ash vac. its a 5 gallon bucket vacuum that you can buy from lowes for 20 bucks. i also bought the fine sock filter from lowes for 5 bucks. i used a metal bucket rather than plastic for obvious reasons. my dad had the metal bucket just lying around so it was free. the metal buckets are mainly used for paint and im not sure where you could find just the metal bucket to buy. and the last piece of the puzzle is a piece of 1 1/2 inch exhuast pipe by 1 foot long that connects on the hose for obvious reasons. i also got it for free from my work.

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    I had the same experience(s) with that vac.

    AVOID AT ALL COST.

    just using my old shop vac now.
    i have to wait a bit longer for the stove to cool. but it's nice to actually have a usable amount of suction when doing the job.
  14. SXIPro

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    Not a fan of the Cleva units. Got about as much suction as a dustbuster. I picked up a little 3HP Shop-Vac at Lowes and was amazed by the suction power. Plus I like the tool 'rack' it has along with the built in handle on top and the huge on/off buttons. Very user friendly and not too loud either.
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  15. jack kunicki

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    i ended up using my lowe's shop-vac this weekend and am more than satisfied with its performance. i think that i'm going to pass on buying a ash-specific vacuum. as long as the ash/coals are cool, the shop-vac is more than adequate.
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    if you can get a hepa filter for your shop vac, that is nice.
    mine is so old they don't make a hepa filter for it.
    but the door to our enclosed front porch is right near the stove. so i just set the vac out there and have a long hose to reach the stove.
    keeps any fine ash out of the house that way. though i really don't notice much even just running the foam filter with a paper filter over it.

    lol. my old shop vac is screamin' loud though. so the porch option is good for that too.
  17. DexterDay

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    X2 on the Cleva. Very short hose and no suction.

    I use a 3 HP Shop vac (6 gal), with HEPA filter and fine filtration bags. Never a spec of dust :) Then again, i also vac every bag of pellets before putting into hopper.

    Everyone thinks that vac'ing the pellets is crazy. Even though they can create as much of a mess (dumping into hopper creates a large plume of dust/wood dust) as using a Shop vac (with no HEPA and no Bags). If your really worried about dust.....Just sayin

    Ash vacs look nice next to a pellet stove. But a pellet stove may keep a hot ember for 10-30 min (lots of variables) a wood stove will keep embers for days........ and days........ Really overkill for the task at hand. IMO.
  18. SXIPro

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    Yep, the ash vacs look nice next to the stove, but I keep my vac downstairs next to the pellets and do the same thing you do. When I pour the pellets from the bag into my coal hod I just put the vac nozzle against the hod's rim and pour in the pellets. Sucks up the dust and the fines as the pellets fall into the bucket. Keeps things much cleaner in the living room.
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  19. I love confirmation from a second source. Thanks for chiming in.
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    Not a bad idea! I'm ganna do that.

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