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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2020 at 8:36 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    So I have my opinion on Dyson Vacuum cleaners. We've owned one for a few years now and it's a good vacuum. $500 good? That's debatable. Their biggest selling point is it never loses suction. Horseshit! It never loses suction as long as you do maintenance on it almost every other time you vacuum the house. I vacuum the house 3-4 times a week (yes, I'm Mr. Mom since I'm retired). After each week if you don't take the canister apart and clean the vents out (which is honestly nastier than just changing a bag) it will flow through the bypass valve and will have zero suction. And our house isn't dirty since I vacuum so often. So yes it works but don't expect it to work like you think (at least not without some maintenance). When this one goes out I seriously doubt I'll buy another one. Had to take it apart today and clean the vents out again and it was pissing me off that they never mention this part in the commercials. Anyway... rant over.
     
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  2. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:01 AM
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    Thanks for the heads-up!! :laugh: :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 10, 2020 at 2:59 AM
    Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo a Hooka smoking caterpillar has given me the call

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    Dyson was the hot new shit when we bought our house in ‘00, so much so it seemed like a gimmick. Wasn’t gonna pay $$$ for plastic toys....
    Grew up with a Kirby, it handled all the flotsam a growing boy could drop on the floor, screws, nuts, bits of other stuff it still lives, 45 years later Mom still has it and it works well.
    That left an impression ( DONT drop it on your foot) not long after we moved in THEY came around.
    Told the guy cut to the chase, whats the price, I already know what it can do and how it works....an hour later I literally told the guy “if you want to sell the fucking thing, give me a price”
    We bought it, $1100. Still works well, bags and belts and no other issues. And it has power drive so it’s easier to maneuver, unlike Moms old tank.
    Somewhere in the early mid 2000s we also bought a Bissell carpet steamer/cleaner....used it twice before the seals were screwed and it cost as much to replace those as replacing the whole thing.
    20 years later, $1100 for a vacuum cleaner doesn’t seem like such a bad idea VS all the plastic POS we would have gone thru in that time frame. No, we did not get the scrubber option for the Kirby.
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2020 at 4:41 AM
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is going full "Ben" Moderator

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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    You want to talk about a gimmick...We, and by we I mean not me but her; have the Dyson hairdryer...yes a $400 hot air machine.
     
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    When you get done vacuuming......I'll take a ham and swiss on rye sandwich......:notsure:
     
  6. Mar 10, 2020 at 5:14 AM
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    And those Dyson urinals are awful, they just spray piss everywhere.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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    :rofl:
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Mar 10, 2020 at 5:57 AM
    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    We have 2 - including a first-gen pet hair special. Still works great 7 years later, great suction.

    :notsure:
     
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  10. Mar 10, 2020 at 6:28 AM
    shane100700

    shane100700 Bed, Bath & Beyond Crawler

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    Ours works great but other then just basic vacuuming, it fucks with my back. I got a shark when I retired. It’s light and has tons of attachments. Not quite as much suction but it’s also a smaller machine.

    Below is basically what I got. Mr. Moms unite! Don’t forget about the Tupperware party next week!
    https://www.amazon.com/Shark-Ultra-...+vacuum&qid=1583846666&sprefix=shark+v&sr=8-5
     
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    scocar

    scocar Going Full Vanilla!

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    Dear god.

    And

    "It's full of stars..."
     
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    On the Sharks, if you have an issue contact manufacturer regarding parts availability, good chance they will send you a full replacement. Like, a whole new machine.
     
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    scocar

    scocar Going Full Vanilla!

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    +5 DMB
     
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    scocar

    scocar Going Full Vanilla!

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    We got one of these. Step MIL has one, and she's picky. It's a great swiss army knife. Would take to war.
    https://www.amazon.com/Shark-Profes...uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
     
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    98tacoma27

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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    Tupperware is so 1980...are we making fondue as well?
     
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    there is a Fondue restaurant in Raleigh, can’t bring myself to pay $80 for a couple minimum to go there
     
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    I saw that movie at UT Dallas for 75 cents. Their AV program put on movies Saturday nights.

    Our house came with a central vac. Never used one until this house, kind of like how it just sucks stuff out into the garage unit. We have mostly wood/tile, but bedrooms are carpeted. I'm partial to the cheaper Hoovers for that.
     
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    Blkvoodoo

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    Central vacs are awesome until they aren’t, a good install will last decades I’ve seen poor installs and it was ugly, filled wall cavity with dust and such wasn’t found until remodel, it explained the musty smell the house had...
     
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    scocar

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    Last two houses had central vacs. To sum up, its like moving couches upstairs, but with a string tied around a doorknob, somewhere, at one end, and the other end tied around your mushroom tip. IMHO.
     
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    Well THAT creates an image.

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