Thread Number: 37825  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Fairfax Wet Pick-up Set up.
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Post# 403236   12/28/2018 at 18:01 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

What is the sequence or layers does one switch over from dry to wet pick up.

I know the ball valve sits on the canister bottom after removing the paper bag.

The manual seems to have a conflict.


Post# 403396 , Reply# 1   12/31/2018 at 22:59 by Fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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I just saw this!

First ball valve.
No paper filter or bag (but a silverking polypropylene disk filter is a great idea since it will not fall apart when wet. I use them on my Fairfax when shampooing).
Keep the cloth washable filter in place.
Keep the white electrostatic filter in place.

Hop that helps!

Post# 403458 , Reply# 2   1/2/2019 at 04:03 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Thanks, Nicholas

I appreciate your answer. I accidentally did what you said and it worked. I had to do something because the urgency of removing moisture from my car carpets. Unfortunately drying them out has been a problem with the damp weather we have been having. So using the Fairfax, leaving windows open when it is not raining and also running a box fan inside to get air movement is all I can do.

Take care and have a prosperous New Year.

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