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dwayne2010


Joined: Jan 23, 2012
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Gasoline Powered Vacuum wet/DRY? Where oh WHERE??!
Original Message   Jan 23, 2012 10:29 am
Hi folks. I am new to the forum. This is my first post. After much interenet searching and frustration, I got smart and joined this forum, hoping that somebody can direct me in the right place. We have shop vacs that pick up wet/dry material. These are great if you are near an electrical outlet, but here is what I am trying to find. My plan is to find a gas powered vacuum, not a leaf blower connected to a bucket like I have been seeing, but an actuall wet/dry vac run on gasoline that I can use for gold prospecting to clean up crevices whether they are dry or have water in them. Does anyone know where I can find such a vacuum? I want to avoid having to buy an expensive generator which would be mean heavy and packing to the river. The dewault etc that have teh 18 or 28 volt packs are expensive and won't last on a charge very long, so thats why I am searching for a gas vacuum. Somebody, somewhere must make such a thing??? I can't be the person to be looking?

Thanks everyone for your responses.

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Venson


Joined: Jul 23, 2007
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Re: Gasoline Powered Vacuum wet/DRY? Where oh WHERE??!
Reply #1   Jan 24, 2012 12:57 am
dwayne2010 wrote:
Hi folks. I am new to the forum. This is my first post. After much interenet searching and frustration, I got smart and joined this forum, hoping that somebody can direct me in the right place. We have shop vacs that pick up wet/dry material. These are great if you are near an electrical outlet, but here is what I am trying to find. My plan is to find a gas powered vacuum, not a leaf blower connected to a bucket like I have been seeing, but an actuall wet/dry vac run on gasoline that I can use for gold prospecting to clean up crevices whether they are dry or have water in them. Does anyone know where I can find such a vacuum? I want to avoid having to buy an expensive generator which would be mean heavy and packing to the river. The dewault etc that have teh 18 or 28 volt packs are expensive and won't last on a charge very long, so thats why I am searching for a gas vacuum. Somebody, somewhere must make such a thing??? I can't be the person to be looking?

Thanks everyone for your responses.



Hi Dwayne,

Check out: http://www.industrialairsolutions.com/industrial-vacuums/Gas-Vacuums.htm

What you're looking for may not easily be found or all that affordable. However, why not make one yourself?  http://www.mdpub.com/vacpack/index.html

Good luck,

Venson

This message was modified Jan 24, 2012 by Venson
dwayne2010


Joined: Jan 23, 2012
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Re: Gasoline Powered Vacuum wet/DRY? Where oh WHERE??!
Reply #2   Jan 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Thanks Vernon. That one industrial version is 325lbs lol. I can't imagine packing that down to a river. The other one that you listed is way more feasible. I worry about what happens if I suck up some water while cleaning a crevice with it. It looks like, that is the only way to go unless I pack in a 60 pound generator and shop vac. I'm amazed that Shop Vac hasn't made a more movable and gas model.
Venson


Joined: Jul 23, 2007
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Re: Gasoline Powered Vacuum wet/DRY? Where oh WHERE??!
Reply #3   Jan 25, 2012 12:20 am
dwayne2010 wrote:
Thanks Vernon. That one industrial version is 325lbs lol. I can't imagine packing that down to a river. The other one that you listed is way more feasible. I worry about what happens if I suck up some water while cleaning a crevice with it. It looks like, that is the only way to go unless I pack in a 60 pound generator and shop vac. I'm amazed that Shop Vac hasn't made a more movable and gas model.



Hi dwayne,

I don't think there's a lot of call for gasoline powered vacuums other than for outdoor work.  Oddly enough there are an abundance of propane fueled floor burnishers for indoor floor maintnenace.  Since mainly used in enclosed spaces, an electrice vac whether the plug in type or battery run is safer as no toxic fumes are given off and electric motors are quieter.

Venson

TotalVac


Joined: Jan 31, 2012
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Re: Gasoline Powered Vacuum wet/DRY? Where oh WHERE??!
Reply #4   Jan 31, 2012 10:34 am
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