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Innovative 5-Gallon Bucket Wet/Dry Vac

By: Jodi Marks

The Bucket Head wet/dry vac attaches directly to a standard 5-gallon plastic bucket (not included) to make an inexpensive shop vac for your home or garage. Reversing the hose allows the vacuum to double as a blower. The Bucket Head wet-dry vac is available at The Home Depot.


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hi Alan,
    The Bucket Head vac costs around $20. If you click on The Home Depot link in the text under the video, you can find out more about cost and how to order.
    Thank you for your interest!

  • Alan Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    What is the cost of the vac. that fits a 5 gal bucket?

  • MIke Hewlett Says:
    January 25th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    About the shop vac bucket, its dangerous.
    It says not to vacuum up hazerdous stuff. Well all dust is hazardous to the lungs. Many people are going to be cleaning up pressure treated wood or plywood that has wicked Chemicals put in them. The vacuum power is good, the bad thing is if you hold the bucket up in sunlight you can see all the smaller dust going strait though it and into the air all over the place. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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Innovative 5-Gallon Bucket Wet/Dry Vac