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Forced air dryer suggestions

Hey guys, I need some advice...

I was looking at the double k 2000 or the kool dry because of the reviews but since price is a factor and I'm not washing dogs every day, and my wifes expensive blow drier has done the trick for the most part, what would suggest if money is a factor would the double K 2000 XL do fine or hold out until I can justify spending 365$ on a dryer
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I bought a shop vac for $20. at Walmart. It works great, dries my dogs pretty quickly. 1-Gallon Shop-Vac Hang Up Mini Vacuum: Appliances : Walmart.com

I also use the Happy Hoodie on them. Not only does is draw the water from their head area it also relaxes them while I'm drying them. Bentley was a wild child before I started using these.
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I bought a shop vac for $20. at Walmart. It works great, dries my dogs pretty quickly. 1-Gallon Shop-Vac Hang Up Mini Vacuum: Appliances : Walmart.com

I also use the Happy Hoodie on them. Not only does is draw the water from their head area it also relaxes them while I'm drying them. Bentley was a wild child before I started using these.
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If you got the same one I did a few weeks ago, the one you linked isn't the same one. That one is only 1 HP vs. 2 HP for the one I have, and I believe you have. For some reason, the 2 HP model is no longer on Walmart's website, but it still on Shop Vac's site (Vacs | Shop-Vac Brand. The Original Wet/Dry Vac). I saw it on the shelf last week at my local store. It's not on sale anymore, but still only $29.95.

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Does the 2hp shop vac work? If I got one of those I could use that for a period of time until I bought the kool dry or would the double k 2000 work perfect?
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If you got the same one I did a few weeks ago, the one you linked isn't the same one. That one is only 1 HP vs. 2 HP for the one I have, and I believe you have. For some reason, the 2 HP model is no longer on Walmart's website, but it still on Shop Vac's site (Vacs | Shop-Vac Brand. The Original Wet/Dry Vac). I saw it on the shelf last week at my local store. It's not on sale anymore, but still only $29.95.
Good catch! Thanks. Yes I bought the same one you did and I kick myself for spending all those years trying to dry my dog with my hair dryer
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Does the 2hp shop vac work? If I got one of those I could use that for a period of time until I bought the kool dry or would the double k 2000 work perfect?

Here's the thread I started about it a while back. A few people have tried it. It takes me around 20 minutes. I don't even know how long a good dog dryer takes.

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...dog-dryer.html (Inexpensive Alternative to Dog Dryer)

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Good catch! Thanks. Yes I bought the same one you did and I kick myself for spending all those years trying to dry my dog with my hair dryer
Do you think I would get the same results with a shop vac as I would with double k 2000
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Do you think I would get the same results with a shop vac as I would with double k 2000
I've never used anything else so I can't answer that. I just couldn't justify in my mind spending a lot of money for a dryer when I can go to self serve for $5.00.
Nairb told me about this and it really works well for us.
I wouldn't use one that's been used as a vacuum before though because you never know what could come flying out of there.
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I bought a shop vac for $20. at Walmart. It works great, dries my dogs pretty quickly. 1-Gallon Shop-Vac Hang Up Mini Vacuum: Appliances : Walmart.com

I also use the Happy Hoodie on them. Not only does is draw the water from their head area it also relaxes them while I'm drying them. Bentley was a wild child before I started using these.
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Reversible shop vacs are the best. $300 or same thing for $20
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Can anyone give me some feedback on the double k 2000? If the only difference between a shop vac and the Dk2000xl would be noise and price then ill just buy a shop vac but if the difference is quality, time and etc them ill pull the trigger tonight please give me some advice.

My research shows;

Difference is variable speeds, warm air, higher Hp, and not so loud.

I am looking at pulling the trigger on the cool dry pup model.. It's 275... I emailed the company but before I pull the trigger I want to make sure I've done all my research.

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