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myowneq 03-13-2012 11:36 AM

Shopvac Capacities
I have a little water issue. This is my carport, my camper, and my truck. My two acres, my neighbors 2 acres, my across the street neighbors 20, and my back neighbor across the bayou are now all connected by one big mass of water.

What size shopvac do you think I need?

I can only laugh at this for the moment because my wife and fuzzies are stranded, but safe at the house and they have power and water. The house is still another 18" from the water line. However, my storage and tool sheds have the floors underwater, and pretty sure camper and lawn mower are ruined.


joecaption 03-13-2012 11:59 AM

Afraid so. Most campers have nothing but partical board subflooring, even if it happens to be plywood I can see it delaminating and molding up.

DexterII 03-13-2012 12:08 PM

I think the large one in my shop is about 16 gallons, but I think that you are going to need one larger than that. Seriously though, really sorry to see that, but I admire your ability to poke fun at the situation. So is this a storn surge, and is the water likely to come higher, or are you in the middle of waiting to see what happens next?

Wow! Now I see; 15 inches of rain! I was sitting here eating my lunch when I saw your post, then flipped over to look at my news page, and put two and two together. And I though that we'd had a lot of rain up north over the past year. Stay safe.

myowneq 03-13-2012 12:16 PM

StormCenter believes the bayous (creeks to everyone else) are close to cresting. So maybe another inch or two. Just enought to do damage. So far, there's my camper, mower, pool equipment (pump & chlorine generator), two maybe three sheds are going to be damaged.

Most of the stuf in one shed is junk or impervious to water. Think there may be some old Christmas ornaments from wife's childhood in there too. Other shed is my tools. Most of the expensive tools are up on shelves, but there's a lot of tv, phone, and electrical cable stored on the floor. Along with my drill's battery charger and I think maybe my circular saw. Gonna be interesting when I get home.

Ironlight 03-13-2012 12:17 PM

I saw LA is going to get up to 20" of rain by the time this thing is over. Mind boggling.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the water gets no closer to your house.

creeper 03-13-2012 01:44 PM

Hard luck. I feel for you and your family

myowneq 03-13-2012 03:01 PM

I'm still considering myself lucky. The water is not in my home yet. My brother had 9" yesterday. I'm sure his is past that now. He's lost everything. His wife didn't even have time to get shoes. :( And I'm sure there's a lot worse than mine.

But thanks for the well wishes. Just remember to pray for everyone else please.

rossfingal 03-13-2012 03:15 PM

On the news this morning -
Louisiana under severe flood watch! :(
Good luck!!
(Sorry to hear that about your brother!)


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