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Leak Detector
I used my All Around 3 gal 8.0 amp Wet/Dry ShopVac as a water leak detector. On the Saturday before Christmas, I was walking through our dining room to get my early morning cup of coffee.

Toosh, Toosh, Toosh, I was walking through a water soaked carpet in my bare feet. I had to go to work that day, so we called a plumber who came and cut 11 large holes in our drywall and still could not find the leak. They had assumed that it was a leaking pipe in the concrete slab.

I came home and surveyed the entire mess, went to sleep and woke up in the middle of the night with an idea. I thought that if I could vacuum up enough water with my new All Around ShopVac, then perhaps I could turn the water back on, wait long enough and watch to eventually see from what direction the water was coming.

It worked! I vacuumed up all the water and I could see it seeping, then I used my All Around ShopVac to trace the direction from which the water was flowing. This took a little while, so with flashlights everywhere, I found out exactly where the leak was coming from. It was behind a small section of wall near floor level where the builders had nailed the trim boards into the water pipe.

Yes, they forgot the stud guards, and we were able to get the builders to pay for everything! But we never would have found it if it weren't for my new All Around ShopVac that I was able to use to save us a lot of time and major headaches. Thank you ShopVac!

William B.
Indianapolis, IN

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Other great ideas for your Shop-Vac ® Wet/Dry Vac™:

Leading wires through a conduit: Make a "mouse" of sponge or wadded rag with string attached, and use your vac to pull it through. You may have to seal the end of the conduit around the vac's hose with tape or padding.
   
Picking gravel from the lawn: A vac equipped with a Bulk Dry Pickup Kit is the perfect way to clean up the stones your snow-thrower has tossed into the yard before the mowing starts in the spring.
   
Retrieving a wedding ring from the drain trap: Dropped something valuable down the drain? Don't bother disassembling the trap and making a mess. Just empty and wipe out the tank of your Shop-Vac® brand Wet/Dry Vac™, and use the vac to pull it out. As a bonus, your drain may run faster afterwards as well!

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