Great for one time use but filter clogs and must be cleaned often
Great vacuum for the first use but can't use it repeatedly to clean our 3 fireplaces unless I clean after each use cause it looses 50% suction after one cleaning. Buying another model with stronger moter and suction
Not as advertized
Not quite as advertized. Reading through the manual it clearly states it is not for hot ashes. The vacuum is well made, the nozzle is too large for some tight spots in a pellet stove. For the same level of heat safety and filtration you could have easily bought one in Lowe's for a lot less.
Reviewer: Brian of Pottstown
It works pretty well. Saves the ash from the standard shop vac we have. Only complaint is the tube is kind of small and easily clogs up with coals. The filtration is excellent though and very easy to clean out.
Reviewer: Jake L
Good vac but could use a tweak
The vac has good suction and can hold a decent amount. A couple of things would make this the perfect vac:
the piece for the end needs to be wider. once I get passed the ash and onto the chunks it gets clogged easily and I end up having to take the piece off the end and just use the hose.
The hose could be another 6-12 inches longer. It's just a little short for getting all the way into the fireplace crevices.
A bit loud and the hose could be a bit wider. Chunks of ash keep on getting caught in the hose.
Another than that the product works well and what I expected.
This is the best vac ever! No more ash dust all over the house. Must use as directed, leaves the hot coals and removes all the ash.