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Post# 432616   9/27/2020 at 07:04 (259 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        

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Hey guys, I知 curious how many of you have got a Car wash vacuum in your collection?
One specific vacuum I知 looking for is a Ryko Vac 2

Post# 432669 , Reply# 1   9/28/2020 at 01:35 (258 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The car wash vacuums I have seen are MONSTERS!!!!!They make central vacuums look like toys!A car wash vacuum is pretty much a central vacuum-a vacuum station at each car wash stall.Becuase of their size they are bagless.They have bag house type filters-the owner shakes the bags into a bin.The large debris has bins at each station and a large one at the main unit.The air pumps for these-multistage blowers are driven by motors from 15-50Hp!Look up car wash equipment to see these beasts-too much for a home or collector unless you have a LOT of space, large amounts of stuff to pick up and have a three phase power supply.Most of these machines are used with 2" hoses and large hand tool attachments.These work on VERY high CFM!!!

Post# 432679 , Reply# 2   9/28/2020 at 05:30 (258 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Are you talking about these? If so, no way. That would blow my 60 year old wiring in less than 1.3 seconds.

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Post# 432680 , Reply# 3   9/28/2020 at 05:38 (258 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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However, that said, I would like to have a Tennant ATLV 4300 Litter Vacuum.

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Post# 432720 , Reply# 4   9/28/2020 at 16:18 (257 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
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Yes I知 talking about those, one thing I know is that the two motor variants Can normally be run on a 120 V 20 amp service, , As the 240 V versions over here in my country can run off a 10 amp circuit as they have your normal standard central vacuum motors, but every once in awhile you come across one that has a positive displacement blower of some sort, Which then makes it a vacuum that runs off three phase electricity

Post# 432724 , Reply# 5   9/28/2020 at 18:01 (257 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Oh never heard of that. I never seen one secondhand, if so it would probably be pretty clapped out.

Post# 432751 , Reply# 6   9/28/2020 at 21:04 (257 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Is a member who has one of these.
It consumes a lot of power.

Post# 432761 , Reply# 7   9/28/2020 at 21:25 (257 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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"it costs $1,900 to run this vacuum for 60 seconds"

Post# 432766 , Reply# 8   9/28/2020 at 22:19 (257 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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"I have NO money!"

Post# 432778 , Reply# 9   9/29/2020 at 07:16 (257 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
LOL, although everyonce in a while

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A Car Wash that incorporates the price of the vacuums running costs into their wash prices, enabling people to have free vacuums, I知 planning on converting a central vacuum as it has the capacity of a Car Wash vacuum Into a car wash vacuum using a positive displacement blower and the filters of a central vacuum specifically one of the ones that has a external motor I値l keep the original motor just in case

Post# 432787 , Reply# 10   9/29/2020 at 11:14 (256 days old) by sanitaire (anchorage, alaska)        

could you run a dual motor central vac just in your garage. my central vac is built for a much larger house, I asked for a bigger unit.. works great.

Post# 432793 , Reply# 11   9/29/2020 at 14:23 (256 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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These car wash vacuums somehow reminds me our large dust collectors in my previous job. Although hose diameter in these were 4-6 inches.

Post# 432831 , Reply# 12   9/29/2020 at 23:15 (256 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Oh cool

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Looks great

Post# 432837 , Reply# 13   9/30/2020 at 02:04 (256 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Shop dust collectors are not meant to be vacuum cleaners.They are designed to collect sawdust,wood dust and shavings from woodworking machines.They don't have the suction "pressure" as vacuum cleaners do.They work on VERY high CFM to work thru the large hoses and pipes.The large pipe hose size is needed to convey large wood shavings and chips.Some wood shop have floor sweeps on the wall controlled by an air gate or valve so they can be used when needed.You sweep sawdust and shavings on the floor into the sweeps so the collector system carries them away into the bin or large bag.

Post# 432860 , Reply# 14   9/30/2020 at 17:02 (255 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Great news,

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I finally found the vacuum that I was looking for

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Post# 432880 , Reply# 15   9/30/2020 at 21:46 (255 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Wow nice, needs some decoration on it to bring out the design, like the logo for the gas station or car wash it came from. It looks like a gas pump!

Post# 432887 , Reply# 16   10/1/2020 at 03:06 (255 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        

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I値l do it up to make it look original

Post# 433230 , Reply# 17   10/8/2020 at 11:02 (247 days old) by MATTINLA (Burbank)        
Yes I have one

Yes I have a car wash vacuum in my collection, along with an entire car wash. Right in my living room. I drive my car right in while I'm having breakfast/ whatever. So convenient............

Post# 440746 , Reply# 18   4/11/2021 at 17:55 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        

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Funny thing is I致e got an actual Car Wash to go with it, It痴 right next to where the vacuum will be sitting

Post# 440757 , Reply# 19   4/11/2021 at 20:05 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst Canada NB)        

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I recall mom taking the old Mercury Lynx for a car wash and detail and id get to clean it whti the big monster size car wash vacuum dang taht thing had suction like no other hahah .

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