Let’s Talk Reclaim


#21

While we’re on the subject, those that have used different gas driven vacs which is the quietest? I know that’s kinda silly question but with the blower running in the middle of the night seems like a noise ordinance violation waiting to happen. Is there a way to make it quieter? I don’t think I want to fool with the electric vacs. The gas will do whatever is needed


#22

what, are you using an electric washer? you already have a 400cc+ engine running, who’s gonna notice another?


#23

It’s not the engine running. I usually have two running when doing sidewalks. It the blower on the vacuum


#24

Yes blowers are loud!


#25

I’m not sure which is most quiet, but Sirocco offers a high end muffler for theirs that helps out quite a bit.


#26

they call it a silencer, here’s a link to a picture. It’s the muffler looking piece under the engine.


#27

@Sharpe there is much more to it than a vacuum on a drum. You have an engine that powers the vacuum/blower (high CFM and the vacuum alone isn’t cheap), a specially made drum that has some filtration or a sand trap and will withstand the high vacuum, an auto pump-out pump (110 volt) inside the drum…


#28

Glad you got lucky with a working unit that makes you money. Don’t hate little birds. Parakeets rarely make any noise.


#29

#31

That’s actually ok in some instances, but not always. Some can go into vegetation or the grass


#32

I actually deleted my post as soon as I wrote it, put it takes 24hrs to be taken down according to the site. It was one of those things if I had said it out loud I would been like nope probably want work cause its a water pump…and normally have to keep them primed and if I am following along correctly these reclaim units are a vacuum that can handle chemicals, right??


#33

They aren’t any different than a regular sump pump. Things get complicated when filtration, hauling water away etc get involved.