Household vacuum cleaners question?

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  1. S'cuder

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    We bought an Oreck when we moved into our downsized house. We put new carpet in every room except the kitchen and bath, so we needed something better than the junk I got off the curb and fixed.
    The Oreck was expensive, but I watched for a sale and paid $300 for a $500 vacuum. It's worked flawlessly. Nice and light, but well made. I change the bag when it starts to get full or starts to stink. 2-3 times a year. The bags are pretty cheap.
     
  2. ocdart

    ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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    My kids bought me a Roomba for Father's Day this year. Plugged it in and programmed it to vacuum the house 3 days a week while I'm at work.
    Now all I have to do is empty the bag when it's full...and that's less than once a month.
    It does a great job on both the carpeted and hard floors.
    Now the Dyson sits in the hall closet.
     
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    • RustyRatRod

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      I do use it for dust collection on my media blaster. It's really too big for that as it's in the way and sticks out everywhere. I need a smaller one for that and I can leave it hooked up permanently.
       
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      we have this little thing.. man it works well.. battery lasts long enough to do the kitchen, Livingroom and hallway then it needs a recharge.. picks up a ton more then i ever thought it would... we have hardwood floors though and throw rugs so i'm sure that makes a difference.. its nice because its small and light and you don't have to drag a cord all over the house.. really nice when i vacuum the basement steps..

      https://www.dyson.com/vacuum-cleane...OGCgp8c6iJskNaUPEsxoC2LQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


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      • DodgeLad

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        Same here, about 15 years ago, no problems. Dyson is expensive, but I was going through disposable junk every couple years or less. The wifey likes it and has learned to operate it, so really what else matters. I take the head apart and clean it every year or so. Personally it's just ok. It's like some kind of James Bond gadget to use. I like shop vacs for ease and simplicity.
         
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          We have a corded Dyson canister that is easily 12 years old now, still works like new, never had a problem with it. I have a Craftsman shop vac that I bought on sale probably 20 years ago that still works really well in the garage. Paid less than $100.00 for it, think it has 5 hp.
           
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          eufy RoboVac 11S MAX
          I have two of these. One for the fist floor and one for the second. You can catch them on sale on Amazon for a decent price. Love it. With the cat and dog in the house there was always hair floating around. These things go off once a day and do there thing. I am amazed at how little dust there is in the house now. I empty the bin every morning and once a week clear the hair out of the roller and all is good.
           
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          We have a older Hoover Windtunnel and a newer Shark. Both are uprights. The Hoover is a bagger and the Shark is bag-less. Both work well and have a built in hose for easy spot or stair cleaning. Both are also self propelled which is a nice feature if you have a big house. The Hoover is smaller bodied and easier to handle. More well balanced. The Shark on the other hand is real top heavy and it tips over easy when using the hose. :mob: The pics are close to what is in the closet. Hoover for the win!

          We also have a Black and Decker Dustbuster 2 in 1 cordless upright. I did a lot of shopping before buying this one. That thing is slick. The vac unit unclips for spot cleaning, The upright has a beater bar and 2 speed and a LED light. It will run 15-20 min on a charge and is way handy for hard surface floors. And the best thing, it stands by itself unlike the vacs with the motor/unit up on the handle. :thumbsup:

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          Get rid of the carpet if installed.
          That will solve several problems.
          Carpets are a bacterial dustmite sponge .
          All you will need is a broom and then use an Electrolux corded canister for anything else.
           
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          • toolmanmike

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            Those old Electrolux canisters were the shit weren't they. I remember when Mom kicked it up a notch and got the new and improved model with the retractable power cord and the powered brush head for carpet. We were right uptown!
             
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              I love my Shark IQ. I can use my Iphone to run it.

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                I would have this going on with a robot vac.

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                • RogerRamRod

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                  If I had carpets I’d do anything I could to find an older Rainbow. I inherited my moms when she didn’t want to fool with it anymore. It was already 16 years old at the time. Used it for 8 yrs or so, put it in storage for a while, moved & started using it again. Finally died after a couple years.
                  I bought my first house, the carpets looked pretty rough, but after 5or 6 vacs, they started looking better, bought me a few years before I could afford to recarpet the whole house. Let my neighbor borrow it for same reason. She was doubtful, but was amazed.
                  Can’t stand carpet anymore now though. Roomba with hard floors is where it’s at.
                   
                • diymirage

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                  So NO ONE sees what I see in the rainbow?

                  Bunch goodie two shoes
                   
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                  I've been using a Miele for 15 years or so. It works like a champ, but it was very expensive. I got a cordless Dyson Animal 7 a while ago on sale at Home Depot. Much to my surprise, it is a fantastic machine. One charge will do the whole house and I have 1" tall carpet covering over half the floors. I also have numerous shop vacs from Craftsman and Shop Vac, all have been solid performers.
                   
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                  what do YOU see in the Rainbow?
                   
                • Dartsun

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                  I got a dyson hand me down from my kids grandpa. I’ve had it 10 years it’s been awesome
                   
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                • diymirage

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                  It suck on one side, cleana through water and releases on the other side...its a huge bong dude
                   
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                  • AJ/FormS

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                    If it was a real 5horsepower, you could screw it to you tiller and go chew up the garden, or take that hard to start gas-burning pig of an internal-combustion engine, off your snowblower and go loft snow into your neighbors yard at 20 below.
                    I got a 3hp baseboard heater that can't move a single thing no distance......... electric horsepower; yaaay!
                    But as for the corded cyclonic Dyson; she is to us, what her Electrolux predecessor was; a high-value item; works great and just keeps on sucking.
                     
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                    Think this one would work for me? :rolleyes:

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                    • Bad Sport

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                      Kirby here, pricey but they work well. They are heavy, but when vacuuming just kick in the drive and it suddenly goes to a featherweight, lol.
                       
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                      Oreck XL commercial upright.
                      It's light, the bags are cheap and the thing will suck the chrome off a ball hitch.
                      The only downside to them is pet hair.
                      It will pick it up, no issues there, but it tends to get clogged in the tube to the bag.
                      The up side is that the tube comes apart easy (in fact the entire vacuum is easy to repair) and clogs are easy to clear.
                      I've rebuilt probably 6 or 7 of these things I've found in hotel dumpsters and given them away to family. All are working great.
                       
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                        shark for me. wash out the filters when dirty. Seems to work just fine. I only have area rugs though. Carpet collects dirt, although nice for sound deadening. I would run a shoeless household if I had carpets.
                         
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