Quiet shop vacs

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    Does anyone have one or know of a brand that is super quiet?? Years ago the guy who taught me the Auto Glass trade had a stainless one that was whisper quiet... I cannot stand the noisy bitch I have now.. I wear hearing protection when using it....
     
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    Reckon it might be a heady price tag for one. Yeah, my garage compressor is deafening wearing ear muffs. Going to make an insulating cover for it one of these days. And my two shop vacs make a racket too. Sure you can find one on the web. I'm too cheap to buy one..
     
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    Dewalt makes a quiet one.
     
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      I bought a Wet-Dry shop vacuum cleaner for home and travelling to sites....noisy thing it is, but it'll suck the chrome of a bumper when the filter is clean. :D Yes, I wear ear protection when using it. :rolleyes:
       
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        Put a Kamala sticker on it if it sucks that good :rofl:
         
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          Great idea. :lol:
           
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            Even the shop vac would make a better president then the pathetic, sad, orange troll...
            Just balancing out the Kamela comments, but watch, I’ll be the one chastised for making it political.
             
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            LOL !! A couple days ago someone posted a video of the moron wishing everyone happiness and joy during the festive season (like he gives a shit). The post title was something like "Holiday greetings from POTUS" and in the first sentence the poster says "don't make it political". Well if P-O-T-U-S is in the title, doesn't THAT make it political !!
             
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            But back to the OP. Any "quiet" vac is only quiet because it has a muffler. By design a vac is noisy. I use a central vac in my shop and to quiet it down I put a muffler on it. It helps but not much. Go to a shop that specializes in vacs and parts and they'll have mufflers. Adapting it to your shop vac shouldn't be too hard. Cheaper than buying a new vac !!
             
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            Funny as hell Canadians Bitching about American powers.

            pot calling the kettle black, you’ve got your hands full up there bud! Leave us alone.
             
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              Well the problem is that your guys is supposedly the leader of the free world whereas our guy is relatively insignificant on the world stage.
               
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                When the plant I worked at for 35 years told us they were moving south of the boarder I grabbed A $600 Dayton (Grainger over priced shit) vacuum , yep louder then a Harley
                 
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                Unfortunately the company that makes Shop-Vac got put out of
                business by Ridgid. Gone!
                 
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                Ah yes, Rigid ... the company Home Depot owns !! So do you really think there is a Rigid plant somewhere that makes every power tool that Home Depot sells OR do you think all those things are just re-badged product made by Black and Decker, DeWalt, Milwaukee, etc? Do you think Rigid opened their own shop vacuum plant ? How many Rigid items are made in China - in the same plants that make Harbor Freight's power tool lineup ?!?!
                 
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                Home Depot makes nothing I know of. Everything is made for them and a pain in the a** to find parts for. Got a Rigid on the truck. Bet it is not made here.
                 
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                :xscuseless:

                I took this pic a few hours ago before setting off to a job. Yes, its Chinese, but it really works well. I have accessory hoses and adaptors for my drop saw and router.

                20201221_120557.jpg
                 
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                I had a central vac in my last home. I plumbed the exhaust pipe outdoors through an exterior wall in my garage ( there was a kit made to do this) and that worked very well...
                I see "shop" vacs advertised as "quiet" and I know they are made, but I was looking for some real experience with one from someone besides the manufacturer.. Anyone?
                 
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                Guess it depends on what you are using it for. I do not think my shop vac stuff would be good for a central vac system.
                 
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                What I was trying to say is my central vac in my last home had some inlets in my garage... I vented the outlet and the motor noise to the outside, as it was on an exterior wall...
                 
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                Got it. I have one customer with an outlet in the garage connected to the house central vac. Only uses it to clean the car interiors with. I would be tempted to suck up anything and everything with it.
                 
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