In Part 1 of this series, ‘What Is A Water Vacuum?’ , we discussed water filtration vacuums. In Part 2, ‘Water Vacuum Cleaner Bags’ , we discussed what type of bags you should use in your water vacuum. In this finale, we discuss what we believe to be the ultimate water filtration vacuum.
The 55 Gallon Slurry Vacuum – An Industrial Water Filtration Vacuum
That’s right, you read the title correctly. A 55 gallon water filtration vacuum.
The Dustless Slurry Vacuum is a water-only vacuum that fits on top of steel 55 gallon drums. It has features that allow it to be used in commercial applications.
Let’s take a look at some of the features.
How it Works
The Slurry Vac topper sits on the 55 gallon drum. There are no latches – once it is turned on, the suction is enough to hold the lid firmly in place with an o-ring.
As water or slurry come into the drum, it rises until the drum is nearly full. At this point a foam float rises with the water level – eventually sealing off the motor head from the wet contaminants below.
At this point, you just lift the Vac off the top of the 55 gallon drum and put it on another drum – and you’re ready to go again. Alternately, if you have our Slurry Vac Drum, you can wheel the drum where you want to drain it, pull the plug, and drain away at a different location.
130″ Water Lift
You may not be familiar with Water Lift – this is a measurement which describes how strong the suction is. 130″ is immensely powerful, allowing you to run a hose to a water source 100 feet away and pull water at ground level.
To give reference, most higher-end average water filtration vacuum models have ~80″ of water lift. This is a powerful vacuum!
Easy To Clean
One of the worst things about working with gunk like slurry and water debris is that it is messy. Often it will ruin your filters. What’s great about the Dustless Slurry Vacuum is that there is one filter – a Velcro sponge filter. If it gets dirty, take it out, hose it off, slap it back on. It’s that simple.
Because it’s a water filtration vacuum, there’s no harm in getting it wet. When you need to clean it out, you don’t need to worry about damaging it – after all, you just have to rinse out the 55 gallon drum with a hose.
Made In The USA
To top it all off, every single Slurry Vac is built from the ground up in Price, Utah, USA. It is made in our facility, so we have the expertise to support any issues you run into. Lose a screw? We have it. We have every component for the vacuum, so you can be assured you won’t be left without support – and you can buy a vacuum you can trust.
Two Versions Of The Dustless Water Filtration Vacuum
We have two versions of the vacuum:
Slurry Vac Topper: This model comes with the topper vacuum, the filter system, and a 25′ hose. This is great if you have plenty of 55 gallon barrels you plan on using, as you can just move it from one to another. All you need is a barrel. Check the Slurry Vac Topper out here.
Slurry Vac System: This is the complete package. It has the topper vacuum, the filter system, 25′ hose, a slurry squeegee kit, 55 gallon steel barrel with handles and drain, and a roller cart with rubber wheels. If you are going to be doing lots of wet work, including squeegeeing water off concrete, we recommend this one. It’s mobile and keeps you working fast. Check out the Slurry Vac System here.
Conclusion On Our Water Filtration Vacuum Series
This concludes our three part series on water filtration vacuums. We hope you are a bit more clued in on the proper equipment to use when using vacuums with water. Have more questions on the subject? We have a team right here in the USA ready to answer your questions – whether you are a customer of ours or not. Give us a call at (435) 637-5885 and press 1 to talk to our team!