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How do you use it? Do you throw it at the dirt or what?
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Are there any maintenance parts for this product? (e.g. filters etc...)
Recent Question:
Is there a wheels caddy to set the Brute 5 gal shop vac on for easy mobility?
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Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon

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Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon

The heavy duty Shop-Vac Brute delivers the performance of a large vacuum/blower in a portable unit with a convenient handle.
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Questions & Answers for Shop-Vac Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon

Question

where can i buy a replacement hose for this product?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon
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answer 1
Any 1.25" hose should work. My local Walmart had a few in stock. Maybe if you ask an associate, they could check nearby stores. Also, www.shopvac.com has just several options for you. I suggest you look at kits that include the hose with useful attachments, usually at a very fair price - much less expensive than purchasing separately.
answered 5 years ago
By
BrighterBurgher
 - South Jersey
Question

Can I purchase attachments for this shop vac?

I would like to be able to get in the cracks of couches ect.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon
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answer 1
Walmart sells assorted attachments in the store, and shopvac.com sells attachments either individually, or as money saving kits with groups of similar tools at reasonable prices. I've found the Shop Vac website to be very helpful.

One more thought, if you have an upright vacuum with a 1.25" hose and included attachments, they may fit this model Shop Vac. The crevice tool that came with my Hoover upright vacuum fits perfectly on the Shop Vac hose. I use the upright attachments on my Shop Vac pretty regularly. Saves me $$, and the attachments are stored on the Hoover so I always know where to find them.

Good Luck!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
BrighterBurgher
 - South Jersey
Question

Disposable bags

I LOVE this vacuum, but where can I buy the disposable bags? I cannot find them anywhere.
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - North Miami Beach, FL
on Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon
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answer 1
I love the filter bags too, they really do help keep the inside of the machine clean and extend the life of the cartridge filter. My local Walmart had the blue filter bags in stock. Check with an associate to see if they can get them for you, too.

You can also order direct from Shop Vac @ www.shopvac.com. Shop Vac's website has a nice utility program where you enter the model number of your vacuum and it will show you all available filter options. You can purchase directly from Shop Vac through their website, which I have successfully done before, or you could perform a quick Google search (using the identified filters part numbers) and find MANY vendors. Also worth mentioning, Consumer Reports found the less expensive blue bags performed as well as the drywall specific bags for less money. Good luck!
answered 5 years ago
By
BrighterBurgher
 - South Jersey
Question

Shop Vac Brute 5 gallon blower feature

I am particularly interested in the blower on the Shop Vac Brute 5 gallon. Can you tell me if the blower shoots out hot/warm air? Would the blower be more powerful than when using a hair dryer? I need this because I plan to use the blower to dry large animals.
Thank you.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Shop-Vac Brute 5 Gallon
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answer 1
Wow, what a neat idea!

The Brute pushes out 175 cubic feet of air every minute, and with a good amount of force. That's a lot of air movement, enough to "fill" a van every minute. Much more volume than any hairdryer I've ever seen. You would likely be pushing the water off the animal. Similar to the dryer-tubes at an automated car-wash.

The is air is not warmed, and the exhaust doesn't get warm even after running the unit for a while. Not at all like a hair dryer.

Depending how you use, and more importantly maintain, the Shop Vac, dust could exit the blower and end up on the animal.

One more thought, most Shop Vac's will be much louder than a hair dryer - creating a risk of startling the animal. The Brute is quiet for a Shop Vac, but louder than a hair dryer.

All that said, it may work well if the animals can tolerate the drying. Just take precautions to protect yourself.

If you do try it, be sure to post back how it worked! I'm certain the Shop Vac corporation would be interested as well. I've found their website helpful, and they regularly run "best use of a Shop Vac" story contests.

Good Luck!!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
BrighterBurgher
 - South Jersey
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