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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. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:16 PM
    98tacoma27

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    RearViewMirror

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

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    Having a cat that sheds like crazy this will be awesome. I like the fact that I can just schedule it to run each day wherever I want. I've always figured these were just kind of a gimmick (and maybe they were when they first came out?). But it's pretty impressive how much suction it has. It ran for about 30 mins before finding the charging station to recharge and I was surprised how much it had picked up. Granted most of it probably came from under the furniture where the vacuum won't fit.
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:43 PM
    4WDTrout

    4WDTrout Perpetually dreaming of tall trees & rivers

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    I thought about getting a Roomba but, we live in a 3 story condo atm. Not too sure this would be a good buy for us. Damn I miss the house we used to live in.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:55 PM
    RearViewMirror

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

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    Yeah, I don't know about that? I know it has fall protection but you would be taking it up and down stairs all the time so that doesn't sound like a good deal.

    Our house is an extremely open floor plan and what little I've used it, it just seems to run all over the house. I have it set to auto so it just runs all over the floor with no rhyme or reason but it eventually gets to each place in the house. At least it did in the living room before it had to recharge since I just took it out of the box, set it up, and let it run. The battery wasn't even close to charged so it had enough to clean the living room, kitchen, and started on our bedroom before deciding it needed to go back to the dock and recharge. I'll find out tomorrow at 9am how much of the house it will cover before it needs to re dock. Once it charges it will finish the job which is cool. But there is no way that it will make 3500 sq ft without recharging at least once I wouldn't think?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2020 at 2:03 PM
    4WDTrout

    4WDTrout Perpetually dreaming of tall trees & rivers

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    Yeah, I would thing 3500sq ft is a bit of a stretch. Eh, I’ll wait until we have a single story place again.
     
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    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    We have never had an issue with it trying to go down the stairs but ours does get itself wedged under furniture. Ours o my docs itself about half the time other than that it runs until the battery dies but it picks up quite a bit. Take into consideration I only bought the basic one and it’s about 4-5 years old
     
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    Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo a Hooka smoking caterpillar has given me the call

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    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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  9. Dec 1, 2020 at 4:26 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    My wife is so excited about it she ran it for a little while tonight lol. I told her why not just wait until 9am tomorrow and we'll see how much it does on one charge. Seems like it takes around 2-3 hrs to complete recharge but I could be wrong? I didn't check the app on the phone to see how much charge it had when she started it. But I seriously doubt it will make the entire house in one pass. No big deal. If it does the entire house each day it will be fine it will just have to recharge in the middle. I don't expect a deep clean of the carpets even though it seems to have pretty good suction. If I had one criticism it would be that the container is a little small. But I think part of that is because it's going under furniture that we haven't moved that it will barely work its way under. After a few runs through the house for the next couple days I figure it will drop off some in the amount of animal hair it has to pick up since it will run each day.

    It surprised me when I first ran it today at the amount of hair it picked up. Granted it was under furniture we normally don't get to vacuum under. I really like the little spinning "whiskers" that pull debris out of corners and edges. And I "think" as it goes around the house, it's learning where everything is at the moment. It's pretty erratic with how it moves around the house. But I have it set to auto which is what makes it travel in strange directions.
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    Sam is pretty ambivalent about it. He won't get near it. He just stares at it. Bear on the other hand is terrified of it lol. But hell... he's scared of the duster we used to use on our hardwood floors. He's funny as hell when we break out the vacuum lol. I wish Sam would do that though
     
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    How are the rest of the family members adapting?

    Edit: Self, see response above.
     
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  12. Dec 1, 2020 at 4:33 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    Wife is in love with it. I like it because I don't have to dust the floors each day. Sam doesn't care one way or another (though I wish he would ride it like Craig pointed out), and Bear is scared shitless of it lol.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2020 at 4:34 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    It does not like cords laying on the floor though. So you have to make sure they are out of the way.
     
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    Be sure to check the little air filter. It gets clogged up and doesn't pick up as well.

    But yeah, I am amazed at how well it cleans up. Really good engineering.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2020 at 8:37 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    Yeah, I cleaned it out after running it for a bit. There is a very thin wire mesh that sits in between the HEPA filter so I can just wipe that off. Then they gave me 3 extra replacement filters.
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    A friend recently got one and it will text her if it gets stuck..she named it The Dark Knight haha

    I could be wrong but I think given time it will learn patterns.

    Wouldn't work in my house as my kitchen and bathroom floors are an inch higher than the living room, hallway, weight room but a cool idea of course
     
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    RearViewMirror

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    I think it will also. I skimmed the owners manual just enough to set it up on WIFI and download the app. The app tells you the run time, how much battery is remaining, and if it gets lost, it will tell you where it's at lol.
     
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    Sup MOFO's. I finally turned 40 this past Saturday. I like hummingbirds. We have feeders for them.
     
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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    You will need to see the OP before you will be allowed to post in this thread. It's a right of passage.

    Happy belated birthday.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    There. I mentioned hummingbirds
     

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