Shop vac attachment

Donn Fletcher Posted By Donn Fletcher, Jan 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

  1. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher
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    I built this attachment for my ash vac the other day. Best $3.00 I can remember spending. I've seen nicer ash vacs with this attachment but couldn't find it anywhere to buy. A trip to the local TruValue, a rubber plug, and 20 inches of half inch flex tubing and I have a great attachment that gets into the tight areas you can't get to to clean. My HarmanXXV has some hard areas to get to. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  2. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet
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    Atta boy Donn....That is perfect. I sell those things- they come in a little kit for the Cheetah Ash Vac. Yours looks almost identical to the ones we sell. The long suction tube is so important for the way bach crevices and ignitor chambers.
     
  3. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230
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    i did the same thing except using a rubber plug, i used
    a 1 1/2 " rubber pipe cap to go over the vac tube.....works wicked sweet
     
  4. ebengel

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    My Thelin stove came with one from the factory, it sure makes it easier to do my cleaning.
     
  5. glenc0322

    glenc0322
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    i used a piece of seal tight from work and attach it to my vacuum its great to get in the back of the stove and at a cost of free was great for me
     
  6. DexterDay

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    Very nice.. Nailed Nailer has turned some out of wood and they are beautiful.

    That suction hose and a blow line with a 1/4" line off the end are 2 awesome tools to have, along with the Leaf Blower ;)
     
  7. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL
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    Hey thanks for sharing I might just try that !
     
  8. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
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    I have an idea...Will that stopper fit into a beer bottle??:cool:
     
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  9. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden
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    I bought a Craftsman car cleaning kit for my shop vac a while back, the hose for that
    is much smaller and fits into the P35i exhaust passage great. It also fits into the ignitor
    area real easy.

    And while looking up the official terminology in the manual I'm realizing apparently I've
    been doing almost all the monthly cleanings every week.. But it's still fun for me and
    the wife doesn't know it's not necessary =P
     
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