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Offline Kodi Crescent

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Water extraction kit?
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:55 AM »
While browsing an online store, I came across a Festool Retrofit Water Extraction Kit (452936).  This part looks like it goes on one of the vacuum floor attachments in place of a felt strip.

I was under the impression that the Festool dust extractors were for dry items only.  Am I mistaken on this assumption?

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Water extraction kit?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 08:01 AM »
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter Item number 496169.  Be sure to remove the dust bag and HEPA filter.  Also, be sure to hang the hose to let it dry before using with solid materials.  I stongly suspect that succeeding models have the same capability.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 08:13 AM by Sparktrician »
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Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: Water extraction kit?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 08:09 AM »
Thanks!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Water extraction kit?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 10:26 AM »
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter Item number 496169.  Be sure to remove the dust bag and HEPA filter.  Also, be sure to hang the hose to let it dry before using with solid materials.  I stongly suspect that succeeding models have the same capability.


Hmmm, never used my CT 22 for water removal...that dignity is always reserved for R2D2.


Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Water extraction kit?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 02:39 PM »
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter Item number 496169.  Be sure to remove the dust bag and HEPA filter.  Also, be sure to hang the hose to let it dry before using with solid materials.  I stongly suspect that succeeding models have the same capability.


Hmmm, never used my CT 22 for water removal...that dignity is always reserved for R2D2.


To be absolutely honest, I haven't either, but I do have the capability, should my El Cheapo R2D2 decide to puke its gizzards. 
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Offline imaginarynumber

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Re: Water extraction kit?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 03:56 AM »
https://festoolcdn.azureedge.net/productmedia/Images/attachment/b2d66d61-1ebd-11e7-80da-005056b31774.pdf

See the section just before "Service and maintenance"

Festool recommend that you use a sponge filter ( 496169 ) for the CT 26/36/48.

AFAIK the CT-SYS/mini/midi do not have the overfill (autocut out) sensors though.