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    does anyone know, are there any alternatives to the clipper vac?

  • #2
    I have

    the TaxiVac. I'm pleased with it. Also you can get a Laube IVAC and get it hooked up to any vacuum system.
    Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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    • #3
      I have an IVac and I hook it up to a small shop vac hanging on the wall of my mobile; works great.
      deidre

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      • #4
        There are lots options out there. Do you have the opportunity to attend any trade shows, it really is the best place to see them, try them out, compare prices and see which works best for you.

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        • #5
          I use the Hanvey upgrade kit and a small shop vac.
          That Tenacious Terrier!
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          • #6
            you guys are so awesome. thanks for the tips. going to visit the next show in pasadena, i believe it's in feb... can't wait. went for the first time last year and had a blast.

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            • #7
              clipper vac

              I made my own. I could't see spending a grand on a vacuum system that I could make from a $70 shop vac. I put the shopvac in the back and pluged it into the clipper vac recep. got a hose adapter to hook up the shopvac to the clipper vac hose in the back of the van.
              Then i bought the appropriate head and hose for my particular clippers for about $40.
              All done! For a little over a hundred bucks I have a clipper vac system and have been using this setup since i started over 5 years ago. I have had to replace the shopvac from time to time, but I still saved myself a bundle.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by julimills View Post
                I made my own. I could't see spending a grand on a vacuum system that I could make from a $70 shop vac. I put the shopvac in the back and pluged it into the clipper vac recep. got a hose adapter to hook up the shopvac to the clipper vac hose in the back of the van.
                Then i bought the appropriate head and hose for my particular clippers for about $40.
                All done! For a little over a hundred bucks I have a clipper vac system and have been using this setup since i started over 5 years ago. I have had to replace the shopvac from time to time, but I still saved myself a bundle.

                great idsea....wherer did you get the clipper vac hose and attachment??

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                • #9
                  clipper vac system

                  Originally posted by baddog View Post
                  great idsea....wherer did you get the clipper vac hose and attachment??
                  You can get the head and hose from either Romani or Hanvey

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by julimills View Post
                    You can get the head and hose from either Romani or Hanvey

                    Sweet !!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I too would have had a hard time swallowing 700 to 1000 dollars for a clip vac system. So I got the Hanvey Upgrade kit and use it with my 5 gal 6 hp shop vac. It works great! Hanvey stuff is engineered the best.

                      The only part I don't like is the vacuum is upfront with me, but I have found a solution to that as well. I spent a half day at my local lowes and have figured out how to remote my shop vac in the rear of my trailer behind the wall. I will be running a central vac type pipe system into the front area and control everything with a foot switch. I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up to install everything the way I want it.

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                      • #12
                        how many extra dogs ...

                        would you say that the clipper vac (or other model) allows you to groom atleast 1 extra dog per day?

                        I still haven't bought one, but if I can do 1 more dog per day, the vac really would pay for itself in under a month. But there is the strong possibility that I will groom slower w/the vac for some time ...

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                        • #13
                          Celebpet, you could also rig up a large trash can to put your vac in. Seems like their are a few members on this board who do that to help w/the noise and heat.

                          I have 2 iVac's, but both of them are "down" right now ;-( That is one thing that I really despise about these Laube clippers, they need so darn much maintenence!

                          Julimills that is a wonderful idea! What clipper do you have the attachments hooked to? I need to look into doing this as I already have the hoses and the shop vac as well as extra clippers. Do you think the attachments would work on Andis Ultra?
                          SheilaB from SC

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                          • #14
                            Celebpet & Juli Mills, can Y'all post pics, please? It would help a lot.
                            "We are all ignorant--we merely have different areas of specialization."~Anonymous
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                            • #15
                              Here is the link to the kit I use from Hanvey.
                              hairvac.com/Upgradeparts.htm

                              One of the reasons I want it in the rear is because I need more storage space up front and the noise I could do without. It won't be a big deal to mount it in the rear. I just had to spend some time to figure out how to do the remote plumbing.

                              I need to order the foot switch yet, but I found this site that has them reasonablely priced.

                              http://www.ssccontrols.com/homepage-lightduty.htm

                              The switch plugs into my outlet in the rear of my trailer. The vac plugs into the switch which will be mounted on the floor under my hyd. table.

                              The plumbing was a bit trickier since I had to find all the right pieces. Basically their will be a hard pvc pipe running off the shop vac through the back wall. The pipe will be secured to the wall with pipe hangers. I will take the fat end of the shop vac hose and cut it off and install a plumbing piece with a fitting on it that will allow it to be permanently connected to the hard line coming off the shop vac. I will be able to use the shop vac hose to clean the mobile and it will all me to also connect the hanvey upgrade kit directly to the shop vac hose.

                              At this time I plan to just have one hook up, but I may put in a Y so that I can have booth the shop vac hose and clipper vac upgrade used at the same time. I will take some photos once I get everything assembled. Right now its just too cold to get out and do the work. Warmer weather is in the forcast so I hope to have this system in place before the end of the month.

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