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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool How To... => Topic started by: Kodi Crescent on June 20, 2018, 07:55 AM

Title: Water extraction kit?
Post by: Kodi Crescent 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?
Title: Re: Water extraction kit?
Post by: Sparktrician on June 20, 2018, 08:01 AM
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter (https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/496169---nf-ct-263648) 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.
Title: Re: Water extraction kit?
Post by: Kodi Crescent on June 20, 2018, 08:09 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Water extraction kit?
Post by: Cheese on June 20, 2018, 10:26 AM
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter (https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/496169---nf-ct-263648) 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.

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Title: Re: Water extraction kit?
Post by: Sparktrician on June 20, 2018, 02:39 PM
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter (https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/496169---nf-ct-263648) 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. 
Title: Re: Water extraction kit?
Post by: imaginarynumber 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.