High Capacity Shop Vac

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We have a really large flood cleanup job with dirt and debris and a regular 16 gallon shop vac isn't going to cut it. I had A.I. draw this picture for me, but it isn't quite right, but hopefully you can use it help see what I'm saying. I would like to hook 1 or 2 shop vac to a trash can and then port another vac hose out the can to use to extract. It would be like an inline filter/waste tank. Do you guys think this could be done?
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Filter boxes with sump pumps have been used in the past.. It helped keep the sucking going better.. What machine would you be hooking up to it? If electric, I believe you can only get about 12" lift before you'll start popping breakers and imploding a 55gallon drum.. Same with a gas TM.. Make sure the box/trashcan can withstand the sucky sucky..
 
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We have a really large flood cleanup jog and a regular 16 gallon shop vac isn't going to cut it. I had A.I. draw this picture for me, but it isn't quite right, but hopefully you can use it help see what I'm saying. I would like to hook 1 or 2 shop vac to a trash can and then port another vac hose out the can to use to extract. It would be like an inline filter/waste tank. Do you guys think this could be done?
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I remember seeing similar when we were discussing collecting rubber beads while cleaning astroturf but no idea how well it would work for floods with a shop vac

 
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I remember seeing similar when we were discussing collecting rubber beads while cleaning astroturf but no idea how well it would work for floods with a shop vac

That would work perfect. I would order it, but I need it yesterday, so I think I can make something to get me by. Do you think I could hook my portable to that without jamming it full of debris?
 

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That would work perfect. I would order it, but I need it yesterday, so I think I can make something to get me by. Do you think I could hook my portable to that without jamming it full of debris?

It's probably pricier than it should be just using it as example a drum with a baffle* tacked to the lid and some hose fittings or even a trash can with a gasket should work



*might not be needed



a portable may do it but I can't be sure but the debris should be captured in the tank...especially if there is a baffle/screen
 
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