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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-28-2017 06:28 PM 3049 views 12 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s frustrating when you go to roll your shop vac around and it gets hung up on a cord.
This may not qualify as a wood project but it worked so well I though I would post it here. It’s not my idea, I came across it on a web page a while ago. The 2” PVC fit on my Ridgid Vac perfectly. Yours might need a different size PVC.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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#1 posted 01-28-2017 06:37 PM

What a great tip, simple and elegant bravo!

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 06:57 PM

excellent! thanks.

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#3 posted 01-28-2017 06:58 PM

Brilliant. I know what I’m buying at Home Depot today. Thanks for sharing.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 01-28-2017 07:14 PM

Thanks for this useful tip Tony, it went into my favorites folder.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 01-28-2017 08:10 PM

I don’t get it Tony but it may work on my shoes as well LOL

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#6 posted 01-28-2017 08:30 PM

Nice idea!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 01-28-2017 09:13 PM

great idea …......thanks for sharing it …....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 01-28-2017 09:19 PM

I’m always tipping my shop-vac over from it stopping abruptly when hitting the cord.
Thanks Tony.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#9 posted 01-28-2017 09:34 PM

Tony, what a great shop tip! Thanks for the post.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 01-28-2017 09:48 PM

Can the Shop Vac still be rolled around with those PVC pieces under the wheels?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 01-28-2017 09:57 PM



Can the Shop Vac still be rolled around with those PVC pieces under the wheels?

- Joe Lyddon

The first picture is just the OP showing the location of the PVC. If you notice in the third photo, the wheel is fully inside and rolling on the floor and the PVC will slide along with it and push cords out of the way.

It really is a genius idea. I think the only thing to mention is that if you are using it for larger wheels, you need larger diameter PVC.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#12 posted 01-28-2017 10:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the thank you’s and nice comments.


Can the Shop Vac still be rolled around with those PVC pieces under the wheels?

- Joe Lyddon

@ Joe,
Yes the PVC does not effect the way the shop vac rolls around on the floor. I did this to my vac today and what a pleasure it was pulling my vac around all day without it tippng over or getting caught on a cord. Works like a charm!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 01-28-2017 10:05 PM

Thanks for chiming in here Richard.
Yes the PVC must not restrict the rolling of the wheel. So make sure you use PVC a little larger than the wheel’s on your Vac.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 01-28-2017 10:42 PM

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#15 posted 01-28-2017 10:43 PM

Tony: that is brilliant! That is always frustrating and you have solved it. Nice work.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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