Having problems with your Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum ?

I have a 10 gallon Shop.Vac 3.0 but I don't have the instruction booklet. Do I take off the pleated "paper" filter to vacuum up water? Do I use the vac with no filter for liquid?


Answers :

Yes you should remove the filter for liquids. If the filter is not removed the internal float stop will not operate correctly. This will lead to the liquid being drawn up into the impeller and around the motor.
However I still like to have something in place because in most instances the liquid you vacuum up will not be without some solids. So I like to use a foam insert. Places like Home Depot carries a universal insert that works great.
Hope that helps.
Take the filter off, and empty all the junk before you vacuum water so it doesnt turn to mud.
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