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Old 03-25-2010, 06:17 AM
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I replaced the "red stripe" filter in my Sears shopvac with a GoreTex filter. Improved performane, filters many times better and is washable. Only filter I know of that will capture drywall sanding dust.
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If your doing drywall sanding then get the dustless system. The pad use's a sanding screen and is hooked to a water bath thats hooked to the shop vac. All dust is captured in the water bath and won't clogg you filter in the vac reducing suction. Well worth the cost.
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If your doing drywall sanding then get the dustless system. The pad use's a sanding screen and is hooked to a water bath thats hooked to the shop vac. All dust is captured in the water bath and won't clogg you filter in the vac reducing suction. Well worth the cost.
These work well - but the cleanup of those gadgets - still a mess. I use mine occasionally, but almost prefer the dust then the constant tripping over hoses and listening to my shop vac roar plus the whistle sound of the air volume adjuster.

OF - where did you get the Red Stripe filter(sounds like a Jamaican beer ) ?
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When I was remodeling my house, I was looking at a Rigid "dust recovery machine" and a Rigid 6.5 hp vacuum, and thinking that the vacuum would be useful much longer than the other thing, but I wasn't sure the vac would do what I needed it to do, which was capture enough dust to do the job. I chose the vac, and I'm sure glad I did, I still use it several times a week 10 years later, and it works as good now as it did new,
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These work well - but the cleanup of those gadgets - still a mess. I use mine occasionally, but almost prefer the dust then the constant tripping over hoses and listening to my shop vac roar plus the whistle sound of the air volume adjuster.

OF - where did you get the Red Stripe filter(sounds like a Jamaican beer ) ?
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A number of Sears shop vacs use the red stripe filter. The red stripe indicates a size, not a material.
I purchased a GoreTex replacment filter of the red stripe size at Sears about 15 years ago. It was about double the cost of the pleated paper version.

I do not know if Sears carries them any more, Looking online I only see the standard red stripe , the blue fine dust ,and the red stripe HEPA paper filter.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...7816000P?mv=rr

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...r#crumbWrapper

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...26+Accessories

After a quick web search I find the filter I have is now sold under the trade name Clean Stream.
http://www.cleanstream.com/products/...an_ridgid.html

Lowes appears to carry the filter:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_11357-20097-...04839&Ntt=shop vac filter&Ntk=i_products&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=shop vac filter

Hope this helps.
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When doing a small job it's well worth the extra effort to drag out the hose's and hook up the dust collector. And as far as cleanup the dust is gypsum, I just flush the mud out into the grass. One must add enough water to make a solution then on to the lawn.

The big thing is the dust isn't all over the house!!
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When doing a small job it's well worth the extra effort to drag out the hose's and hook up the dust collector. And as far as cleanup the dust is gypsum, I just flush the mud out into the grass. One must add enough water to make a solution then on to the lawn.

The big thing is the dust isn't all over the house!!

Using a screen vac sanding pad with the gortex filter I have no mess, and dont have to deal with the water thing. each his own, both ways work.
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.........the dust is gypsum, I just flush the mud out into the grass. One must add enough water to make a solution then on to the lawn.

The big thing is the dust isn't all over the house!!
1. Not my lawn - tried it - made a mess

2. Agree about the dust and so would my wife, but.......it still isn't worth it for a small job to spend almost as much clean up time as sanding, and the house, it needs dusting weekly anyhow.
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Well if I make the mess I'm the one that does the cleaning! So a little bit of planning go's a long way.
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I bought a shop-vac for about $60 a couple years ago, I don't use it 'hard'... just for cars, big stuff in the house (dog hair after brushing), and shop dust. Works great, and I swear I've seen Donaldson filters for them somewhere a couple years go. Not sure if they still make them though.
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