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New vacuum cleaner warning label....

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, May 31, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "DO NOT SUCK OUT GAS TANK WITH VACUUM CLEANER."

    Even Moe, Larry and Curly weren't this ####ing stupid.
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I happen to know someone use a vacuum cleaner to clean up his spelled shots in his (old) carpeted reloading room, guess what happened?
     
  3. Mapper

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    I didn't think I mentioned that to anyone. Dang!
     
  4. sptnclays

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    How about the anual cleaning of the gun room and sucking up a live primer.
    First clean underwear and then a new vac.
     
  5. TC

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    I have used a vacuum cleaner to pick up powder, primers, and shot for years. Is there better way?
     
  6. skeeljc

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    I clean up spilled shot and powder with my shop vac all the time (there is not a better way). I suppose you could have a problem if your shop vac did not have a filter? Other than that I cannot see how a shop vac with a filter could cause any problem.

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. 1290FPS

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    Back in the '80's I bought a new Husqvarna chainsaw. One of the warnings for operating the saw went something like "Do not attempt to stop chain with hands" I later heard that this warning was changed to "Do not attempt to stop chain with hands or genitals"
     
  8. Ljutic111

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    No worry , dumb people don`t read directions anyway . This is a way to weed them out . Yeah , I use a vacuum to get the room cleaned too and nothing happened yet but there isn`t any powder on the floor .
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    I have used a vac in the loading room for 40+ years
     
  10. short shucker

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    I had a reloading room episode that involves a vacuum cleaner. I bought a new upright for around the house and used the older canister vac in my reloadeing room.

    Apparently the cannister vac had a little more suction that what I was using before so it was getting up some powder and shot that had been in the carpet for a while. Throw in a little dust and dirt along with a live primer and you have the makings for a fine moment. The vacuum bag didn't survive the ordeal and I had to refit the lid so it would seal.

    ss
     
  11. Dave P

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    I have a shop vac. I use to pick up powder, shot and both spent and live primers for years. The key is a sealed motor and the filter.
     
  12. Rastoff

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    There is another problem with vacuums, static electricity.

    The plastic hose on a shop vac can build up static fairly quickly. It will discharge with a good spark. That's not good if there is any spilled powder.

    I don't think you will blow up your house, but it could start a fire.
     
  13. SeldomShoots

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    Pat if such contest seriously take place, I would love to see some video of that.

    John
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

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    Burning Vacuum #1
     
  15. Brian in Oregon

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    Burning Vacuum #2
     
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