Shop-vac

Wet/dry shop-vacs are in principle a good idea except when you need to switch them from dry to wet mode, and have to remove the dusty filter and empty out the container which has some disgusting remnants from who knows when, then put it back together and take it into your basement which got wet because water streamed in under the old bulkhead door  during this afternoon’s downpour and directed it down the basement stairs making huge puddles in your basement, so then you go down there and have to maneuver this large shop vac through the clutter of old baby paraphernalia which is all over the basement, and as you are vacuuming up the water you realize you are only wearing your socks and they are wet and the extension cord for the vacuum is sitting in a puddle, and you realize you have not thought this through before starting because you are exhausted after putting the kids to bed who were acting like they had eight espressos, and so you vacuum the water anyway and when you are done you open up the vacuum to find a few gallons of brown liquid which you proceed to dump down the basement sink and leave some sticky residue behind which you then have to wash off as you stand there in your cold wet feet.

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3 Responses to Shop-vac

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  2. Art says:

    Been there, done that. The complications and sheer exhaustion cause us to take chances just to try to keep up. The hope of getting ahead is, hasn’t been a consideration, for decades.

    On the other hand I heartily recommend that you make sure that any location in or around your home that may be or get wet has GFI, ground-fault-interrupter, protection on the circuit. If a GFI ( sometimes referred to a GFCI) breaker or receptacle is installed check it for function by pushing the test button. If it doesn’t click off it isn’t working right. It needs to be replaced. Installing or replacing a GFI breaker or receptacle is not difficult to do or very expensive to have done. Once you have the tools and materials on hand it is a simple ten minute job if you include clean up.

    Yes, I know, one more thing to worry about in an already overstretched day. But this could save your, or your kids, life and it is often worth it for peace of mind alone.

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