Batting Practice
My son was learning "T" ball baseball and was having difficulty hitting the regulation "T" ball. I decided to move a step "down the ladder" and put together a launcher for plastic balls (you know the ones used in the play area of hamburger restaurants). I needed something that would launch them a distance since they are very hard to throw by hand the same distance. So I rigged up a launcher using PVC plumbing pipe off the shelf. The most important part was using my Shopvac to provide the propulsion to actually launch the balls down this rifle-like, plastic ball launcher. It works perfect. A ball is dropped down a tube where it is launched, for some distance I might add, in the direction of my son. By the time it gets to him it has slowed down to the point he can focus on trying to hit it. To say the least, it has improved his hitting ability considerably. Oh, after we're finished practicing/playing, we use the Shop Vac's suction mode to pick up the balls for storage.

David B.
Leander, TX

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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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