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Old 06-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Am I doing something wrong? My shop vac is a 15 gal? 5.0 HP. I put drywall dust bags in and after the bag gets MAYBE 1/4 full, the bags tear and allow the dust to blow out the exhaust. The bag that came with it lasted until it was about 2/3rds full, but the bags I bought at Home Depot tear almost right away. Are there better bags?

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If you are vac'ing up 5 gallons of drywall dust at a time you are probably clogging up your bags, or just vacuuming up debris that is ripping the bags

try sweeping the bulk of it first, then using a HEPA filter in your SV. just make sure you clean it often so it doesn't get clogged.

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