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Old 12-06-2012, 07:29 PM
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I'm considering modifying mine by making the air intake hole bigger. If you take the top off, and allow more air to pass through the filter, it seems to blow harder. I suppose I could just put it in a small cardboard box without the bottom when I'm using it. I'll have to play around with it some more to see if it really does push more air. It could just be my imagination.....

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:23 AM
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After towel drying Molly as much as possible, I used the shop vac on her for 20 mins. I gave up. She has a thick coat so she was still pretty damp.. And she was still shaking off a good amount of water afterwards. Next time I'm just going to put on some music and try to dry her completely.


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After towel drying Molly as much as possible, I used the shop vac on her for 20 mins. I gave up. She has a thick coat so she was still pretty damp.. And she was still shaking off a good amount of water afterwards. Next time I'm just going to put on some music and try to dry her completely.


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Maybe her coat is longer than Bella's? It doesn't look like it from the photos. Did you use the crevice tool?
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Maybe her coat is longer than Bella's? It doesn't look like it from the photos. Did you use the crevice tool?
I did use the crevice tool. Her coat isn't too long, just thick.


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I can never bring myself to use anything manufactured in China especially on a pet. You think the inspections were non-existant for their pet food shipped over here? Anybody know the materials used in the vac's hose? The casing around the motor? How about the bushings in the motor? Is there a warning sticker on the shop-vac for a flash point while in operation? Is there a ground on the motor? Materials in the brush attachment? The filter is made of what? There were no regulations in pet food. Doesn't happen in small appliances either.

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I can never bring myself to use anything manufactured in China especially on a pet. You think the inspections were non-existant for their pet food shipped over here? Anybody know the materials used in the vac's hose? The casing around the motor? How about the bushings in the motor? Is there a warning sticker on the shop-vac for a flash point while in operation? Is there a ground on the motor? Materials in the brush attachment? The filter is made of what? There were no regulations in pet food. Doesn't happen in small appliances either.
-No warning sticker for "flash point"

-Did not come with a brush attachment

-Filter appears to be foam, but it also comes with a paper filter.

-Hose material? Plastic.

-Bushing material in motor? Seriously?

I appreciate the concern, but with all due respect, I'm not sure you could answer most of those questions for any of these products (including dog dryers), regardless of where they are manufactured.

I wont be needing them, but Shop Vac actually makes dog grooming attachments for these.

I searched long and hard for evidence of dogs getting injured or sick as a result of being dried off with a Shop Vac. I didn't find anything. If you are aware of such an incident, please share with the group.

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Tonight we gave both dogs a bath. I used the Happy Hoodie and the new shop Vac to dry them. It worked so well WHY have I been trying to do it with my hair dryer so long???
The shop vac really blows the water off of them, I'm soaked just from that but it really cut the dry time. Now I won't dread bath time so much.
Thanks for telling me about this, I'll never be without one from now on!
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Just found another bonus. I always mop the bathroom floor after baths, I turned on the shop vac and less than 2 minutes my floor was dry..Yippee
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First bath in about 2 weeks. I used the blue paper filter, and set it in a cardboard box without the base. It clearly got more air, and knocked 3-4 minutes off the drying time.
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I was thinking of this also. I will have to try it out
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