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Vacuums?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Chickenmunga, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    Uh, not necessarily a garage question... but I'm looking for a vacuum for my house.
    As a bachelor it's up to me to do this stuff, and I can at least pretend this is a power tool, right?

    I used to own a Hoover WindTunnel, that thing was crap. I hate bagless.
    I'm currently leaning towards a Simplicity Verve. My parents own a higher end model from these guys, and my friend owns an upright, and this is a real pro company.
    I have stairs so an upright would be a pain in the butt.

    Anyone got preferences or advice?

    And yes, the idea of obtaining a wife has crossed my mind, but isn't working out right yet. Let me know when they create that store.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Rangerpeterson

    Rangerpeterson Well-Known Member

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    consumer reports my have some info. I look on there before I buy lots of stuff. You need to have an caccount though. Some info on there is free though.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    find chris4x4 he knows all about them:devil:
     
  4. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    Wives or vacuums?

    I'm not interested in putting a wig on anything, either:der:
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    both:D
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    I just bought a Dyson DC25 Animal last week, and HIGHLY recommend it. I'm really not an inside the house cleaning guy, fiancée does it, but I found myself cleaning the floors for at least an hour last week. The ball on this Dyson makes it sooo maneuverable. It’s an awesome sweeper, but a little pricy. Paid $440 for mine, but IMO well worth it. It works that good.

    As for consumer reports, I don’t agree w/ them for sweepers. I have access to an online account, and research a lot of things through them. My previous sweeper was a Kenmore Progressive, which they ranked #1 for a couple years and now it’s #2. My new Dyson destroys that sweeper that they ranked so well for so long. When I bought it, I started reading reviews on Dysons from various websites, and mostly everyone that owned them loved them. My $0.02.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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  8. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    petersharp

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    I got a baglkess Hoover Deluxe Elite. It was cheap at about $150, but it's crap. Buy a Dyson. More money, but better. My Hoover kicks out loads of dust.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I just checked consumer reports. They recommend the Hoover WindTunnel Anniversary Edition U6485-900 at $230.

    You can go cheaper with the Hoover WindTunnel Anniversary Edition Bagless U5786-900 for $160
     
  10. Jun 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Check out ecost.com for the dyson deals!! bargian countdown rules
     
  11. Jun 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    LOL, they look exactly like Simplicity. Coincidence?

    Yeah, I'm still no fan of bagless. Looked a a Miele today, freakin spendy.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    dyson\
     
  13. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Yes...The Sears Kenmore is VERY durable!
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    And Hoovers are NOT bullit proof!

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  15. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    CR ratings for canister vacs;
     

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    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I've had the same Oreck for 11 years now. It is easy to use and can be serviced easy. I also like it for the stairs... It only weighs 8 pounds. They are expensive, but after owning one, I won't use anything else. JMO.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    My advice is to get an old vacuum. I have an 80's Hoover upright and the thing is built like a tank. The motor, brush , and body are all built really ruggedly and is easy to service and repair. I bought it for $5 at a flea market 6 years ago. Most of the stuff they make today is junk.
     
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    Man. that Hoover held up pretty well with that barrage of bullets. I expected the plastic covers to explode. Wonder what would happen if I had used my Dad's Musket rifle.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    The rounds blew right threw it. I was useing M855 5.56 ammo...I should have used my .44 mag. :(
     
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    I've got a Dyson DC17 Animal and 2 large white dogs that shed like fucking crazy year round. The Dyson was worth every penny.
     
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