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Need super strong Vaccum

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Need super strong Vaccum

Hello,

I am looking for a simple but very strong vaccum (strong suckage!).

I want to use it to clean my car on the inside, only a few times a year. I have a power outlet right next to my car, so I don't need a battery operated device or a portable one. A small tank is fine, and the device doesn't have to last for thousands of hours of use.

I'm thinking a cheap but very strongly sucking shop vacuum. However, I am confused by HP, Sealed Pressure, Air Watt and CFM ratings all over the place.

What can RFDers recommend?
Thank you!
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Might be cheaper if you buy an extension cord....$20
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BDSL wrote: Might be cheaper if you buy an extension cord....$20
I have an electric outlet right next to my car. What I need is a strong vacuum. :-)

I do not own a vacuum other than the central vacuum in my home. But that is too far away from my car. I checked - the longest extension hose I could find for my central vacuum (35 ft) would be too short, and it costs about $240 plus tax. And then I don't know how much suckage is left when I'm a total of about 50 metres from my central vaccum's motor.
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sokolov wrote: I have an electric outlet right next to my car. What I need is a strong vacuum. :-)

I do not own a vacuum other than the central vacuum in my home. But that is too far away from my car. I checked - the longest extension hose I could find for my central vacuum (35 ft) would be too short, and it costs about $240 plus tax. And then I don't know how much suckage is left when I'm a total of about 50 metres from my central vaccum's motor.
Is your vacuum unit in the garage? Might be best just to add an outlet in the garage.
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engineered wrote: Is your vacuum unit in the garage? Might be best just to add an outlet in the garage.
No, the central vacuum unit is far away from the closest spot where I could put my car (roughly 50 metres). I don't have a garage. But I have a power outlet right next to my car.
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damatick wrote: just get a small shop vac
Thank you. Would you have a suggestion on which one?
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Since you have a central vac, and don't already have a portable vacuum, what makes you think you need a super duper "strongly sucking" vacuum vs any portable vacuum for vacuuming your car out twice a year?

Will you be using the portable vacuum for anything else? If not, then why not just use the auto vacs at the gas station car washes twice a year?
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For one purpose it is cheaper to go to a vacuum at a self serve car wash/some gas stations. Most take loonies and toonies.
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cba123 wrote: Will you be using the portable vacuum for anything else? If not, then why not just use the auto vacs at the gas station car washes twice a year?
I don't like those. I find them stressful. Those that are available in my area are not that strong, super loud, and there is hardly any light there. I live in the North, where it gets dark early during the winter. Also, there is nowhere to go inside to warm up quickly.

I want to have my own thing where I can do it at my pace, at home, and also provide it to my SO for her car and her RV.
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