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Posted on Wet/Dry Vac: Ridgid or something else?

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 10:51 PM

Cool, thanks for all the suggestions. I was going to try to rig up some sort of dust seperator like a cyclone or Thein to avoid having to clean the filter constantly. I definitely cant let it just fly everywhere like im doing now, its a mess.

I’d like to hear about any experiences with cleanstream filters as well. They certainly look alot more durable than the regular paper filters.

“It states 6.25hp, but it plugs into a standard 110v outlet, so it can’t realistically be more than ~ 2hp”

Yeah I was wondering about the same thing…how are they getting 6HP out of 120v without using some insane amount of amps and blowing the breaker? I read up on it a bit, turns out its peak HP. When you first turn it on theres a huge surge of power for like .001 seconds. Lights sometimes dim for a moment etc. Thats what they measure. If you tried to run it at this HP for longer than .01 seconds you’d blow the breaker, the power cord would burst into flames and the motor would fry.The industry (everyone does it) has a few class action lawsuits against the manufacturers about it, but its just the way it is. Its like 500G computer hard drives only being 450G because they use a different size measurement than the rest of the world or home theaters rated at 100watts being less powerful than another brands 50watt model.

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