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There are 3 sizes available from what I believe.I have the Titan one too, about £35 from Screwfix. It's pretty small, you wouldn't want to do your whole house with it but for hoovering out boilers and little bits of dust it's great, pretty powerful. I'd never used it for wet stuff until the other week but it sucked some water out of a rad tail so i could solder on to extend it and worked a treat
I have a cheaper Titan Wet Vac (only was about £35) and it also has same problem with motor part coming away from base.I had to get a replacement wet vac quickly so got the Titan TTB430vac which i only used for wet work.
It sucks really well but it has an achilles heel which is the latching method for the motor section which sits on top of the bin section.
It is very loose when the motor is not switched on and i have had x4 occasions when i have bumped the unit when moving it or when getting it out of the van.
If you only have a couple of litres in the bin section and it gets bumped when moving of lifting then it usually detaches resulting in spillage.
x3 times either in van or on route to van & final time only 2 days ago when carrying down a customers stairs with other stuff.
Caught it with heel on hose/wheel i think and the top motor section separated from the bin section resulting in a couple of litres going over the customers stairs/floor.
Luckily it was clean water & not C/H water from a couple of day previous so customer got a cleaned stairs carpet.
Just something to be aware of as the motor section does not clamp tight to bin unit.
If bin unit about 1/2 full then it does not happen due to weight of fluid stopping the bounce & seperation,
Hope this helps,
Just to be clear the power that's limited is the power input, not the suction power.I think wet vacs may be starting to be affected by legislation reducing vacuum power which has affected home vacs for a while
Very true I'd take my 900w Miele over the old 1500w Vax I used to have any day!Just to be clear the power that's limited is the power input, not the suction power.
Previously they were selling vacs based on the power input wattage ie how noisy and hot do they get, rather than on how good they are at suction. This meant that manufacturers completed to produce terrible heavy wasteful vacuums.
Now there is that standard label with the a to f rating for cleaning efficiency, they can complete on the thing people actually want. A bit like what they did with led light bulbs, you used to choose the wattage now you choose the lumens.
The"equivalent to 1600w" thing is probably like the fact they label led light bulbs in equivalent Watts, just so you can find what you wanted.
Hope that is helpful!
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