3 Great Shop Vac Hacks

House Doctor Ray has some fantastic ideas for improving the performance of wet/dry shop vacs.

The first “hack” to use a pool filter sock over the vacuum filter to make it last longer and be much easier to clean.

The second is to add a homemade PVC muffler to the air output to quiet the vacuum down (mine sounds like a 747 taking off).

The third is adding a Dustopper dust separating accessory. This latter improvement you only need to do if you’re a woodworker or otherwise generating lots of material like sawdust.


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