Step 3: Make a cut out in the front edge to suck up the debris..
If you stop at this point when you put the jug agaist the floor it will just act as a giant suction cup. You need to cut an opening along the front e...
So I was all set to clean my basement. Years of sawdust and dead bugs were awaiting the awesomeness that is my Shop-Vac. Except for one thing - I couldn't find the floor sweep attachment. Quickly I sunk into despair as I pictured myself trying to vacuum out the entire basement with only the extension wand. But just as all hope seemed lost I asked myself - WWMG (What Would MacGyver Do)? Would he just give up and go back upstairs? No. That's not what he taught us. I looked around. Years of collecting what any normal person would have thrown away started to work itself into an answer. It wasn't just a clean basement on the line here - it was man against the forces of entropy. I spied a pile of empty milk jugs in a dusty corner - and suddenly I knew what I had to do.
Step 1: Cut the jug in half..
The first step is to very carefully cut the jug diagonally - from one corner across to the other. I used a utility knife - be careful. Cut as straight a line as you can. Cutting through the threaded top will offer more resistance.