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Old 05-31-2010, 08:40 AM
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Well Admiral and I have been married 25 years and I need to get her something "REAL NICE" and she needs a new vaccum cleaner


Just KIDDING(she might read this), we are in need of a new vaccum cleaner, we have bought several over the years from wally world, sams and etc and they all seem to be POS in the long run.

Would like to get a good one that will last and work but not break the bank

Seem like we have tried all the brands and the last couple we have had including what we now use is the bag less type.

Just curious as to what to look for, don't need a lot of bells and whistles just something to clean the 4 rooms of carpet we have, everything else is hardwood
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:59 AM
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Dont know specifically, but I am ready to go back to a bagged one. I am sick to death of having to deal with emtying, cleaning filters, buying filters, etc. I have come to the conclusion that there is no advantage to bagless especially with modern bags that apparently contain all the dust.

I'll say this much, our Eureka is 10 yo and runs great, Im just sick of the bagless "feature".
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These things are really nice, little pricey though.
http://www.dyson.com/store/hmc.asp
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They are not cheap, but the Kirby Heritage Series II we bought new over 25 years ago and the G5 we purchased new 12 years ago are both outstanding machines and still work great.

The Heritage Series II had required motor brush replacement and various small bits have worn out / been replaced over the years, but these have been real workhorse performers.
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I have a dyson it does not do a good job like my old vacuum does. It works good on the wood and tile. I like my old vacuum better and the attachment are hard to use on the dyson.
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If you have crawl space, or attic, access to your walls, "REAL NICE" means built in central vac. They are not hard to install, and the noise and the bag is in the garage. We change ours every 3 months. Run your exhaust to the outside, or back to the crawl space to keep the smell down in the garage when it is running, especially if you have pets.
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This is what we use at work when we are in the finishing stage and have the new carpets in. Our temp laborers use them every day. No frills, no bags to buy, adjustable height, beater bar, 50' cord and they suck the dirt. Typically we buy them at Graingers. Seeing the savings here on line maybe I'll get the next one online.

http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp03458-0345.html

http://www.discountcleaningproducts....7cSC886E_d_ubo

They have multiple models.

http://www.google.com/search?q=sanit...ient=firefox-a
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Love our dyson canister style.
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Wife loves the Dyson cannister style.
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Originally Posted by Dwain View Post
Wife loves the Dyson cannister style.

I like mine but you need to empty it a lot.
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Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
I like mine but you need to empty it a lot.
I think that is part of the problem with the ones we have had over the years, they do not empty them enough, in fact I have got to see what is wrong with ours todayand I am betting that is going to be the problem
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Go to a local Vacume repair shop and talk to them...

Dyson... Biggest POS since ... well that would be an insult!
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Go to a local Vacume repair shop and talk to them...

Dyson... Biggest POS since ... well that would be an insult!
1st off, it's spelled "Vacuum".

2nd, I've had just about every vacuum known to man in my household's and the only one that can hold a candle to my out-of-date Electrolux is the Dyson I currently own and wouldn't trade for anything on the market today. So what if it has to be emptied often. That means it's picking up dirt!
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Dyson "animal" here. After we finish the house we could knit another dog.
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I have the Dyson animal too it is 5 years old and runs like new. No belts, bags or anything to replace.
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Go to the nearest oreck location. Test drive the dyson and oreck side by side. Leave with the Oreck a few minutes later.
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since nobody else said it---Miele. Not cheap but the best
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Oreck sucks. Period. You see how small a motor it has? We have gotten two hand me downs from the inlaws and I hate them. If you are not careful pulling pag off it makes a mess. Hoover Wind Tunnel for the money is great. The Vacuum repair place in town swears by the Panasonic. Cant get it at Wally world or Lowes, but all the hotels use it and it will be our next choice.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
1st off, it's spelled "Vacuum".

2nd, I've had just about every vacuum known to man in my household's and the only one that can hold a candle to my out-of-date Electrolux is the Dyson I currently own and wouldn't trade for anything on the market today. So what if it has to be emptied often. That means it's picking up dirt!

Thanks for the spellen correction...

When haveing our current Vac serviced recently I asked the shop keeper about the Dyson and her "exact reply" was she repairs more Dyson's than any other brand. I.E. why I suggested ask a local Vac repair shop what they recommend.

Sorry your feeling get hurt by me repeating what I was told by a person who makes a living fixxing the Bastages.....


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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Thanks for the spellen correction...

When haveing our current Vac serviced recently I asked the shop keeper about the Dyson and her "exact reply" was she repairs more Dyson's than any other brand. I.E. why I suggested ask a local Vac repair shop what they recommend.

Sorry your feeling get hurt by me repeating what I was told by a person who makes a living fixxing the Bastages.....


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Hey John;

We traded our Dyson Animal in, so did another family member. I loved it for a year or two.
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