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  • $5 Drywall Dust Water Filter Gadget for Shop Vacuums

    This works perfectly. I was vacuuming piles of drywall dust in my daughters bedroom. Zero dust!I highly recommend you cut your original vacuum elbow (inside the vacuum bottom section, what your hose connects to) so you can easily add an ABS elbow. When you have to add silicone, tape, goop or anything else — you know it's not going to last forever. A cut section tightly covered by ABS elbow will last forever.Once your original elbow is cut, add the ABS elbow and assembly. Leave just one elbow on to operate as a regular dry vac (and replaces your cut elbow).The elbow (from the factory)that you cut is meant to deflect material away from filter. Otherwise, stuff would shoot right at the filter and damage it — and your motor.I used a micrometer to accurately measure my vacuum ope...see more »This works perfectly. I was vacuuming piles of drywall dust in my daughters bedroom. Zero dust!I highly recommend you cut your original vacuum elbow (inside the vacuum bottom section, what your hose connects to) so you can easily add an ABS elbow. When you have to add silicone, tape, goop or anything else — you know it's not going to last forever. A cut section tightly covered by ABS elbow will last forever.Once your original elbow is cut, add the ABS elbow and assembly. Leave just one elbow on to operate as a regular dry vac (and replaces your cut elbow).The elbow (from the factory)that you cut is meant to deflect material away from filter. Otherwise, stuff would shoot right at the filter and damage it — and your motor.I used a micrometer to accurately measure my vacuum opening and took it with me to the plumbing store. 2" worked tight but perfect for my Stanley vacuum.

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