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Let's talk vacuums
#1
Right now I'm just using a Bissel Walmart special.

Considering buying a good vacuum.

I can't go bags....gotta be dirt cup.


What's your vacuum of choice and why?

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#2
I bought a few of the $200.00 Sanitaire specials that Jon Don had several months back.

A lot of plastic in them but so far they have done well and best of all they are bag less, just a dust cup to clean out.
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#3
the ones we use just went discontinued... grrr... (pacer 214, 218)

My 1995 model still used several times a week, less than $200 repairs since new, my 2002 & 2007 models still used every day. But more repairs to the 2007 than the other 2 combined.

grrr....

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#4
It's nice being too busy for Brian DATS these days.
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I use a Pro Team XL1500 have had it for 3 years bought it used for $50 and have only had it clog on me once. Unclogging it that once is the only maintenance I have done on it other then changing bags. Why does it have to be a dust cup?
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#6
Doesn't have to but I'm cheap and hate to buy bags for all the vacuums on the trucks. Blush
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#7
I have repeatedly thought about changing to a Dyson.
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I thought about Dyson also until they started getting bad press for being too aggressive.

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#9
When I had my CC business, we used Dyson DC7s and loved them. Great for vacuuming stairs, did well when used to vacuum damp carpet, easy to clean, easy to dump, held up well with daily use, etc.

Over the years I have found, for the most part, there are two camps of carpet cleaners concerning Dysons.

1. Those that have never owned one, hate them...
2. Most of those that have owned them love them.

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#10
If your set on a bagless, then a Dyson is the ONLY option. The dc o7 or DC 14 ONLY forget about the other modles.

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I'm not against a Dyson, but there is so much info on the internet about damage they caused I don't think I'd want my clients questioning my crews as to why they are using a Dyson and if it's hurting their carpet.


http://www.thefloorpro.com/community/car...acuum.html

http://www.amazon.com/Dyson-vacuum-on-berber-carpet/forum/Fx1M94RKM44MCKL/Tx17D6QYP1QQG58/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B000NDBIW8

http://www.colesfineflooring.com/floorca...carpet.php

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(06-22-2011, 03:56 PM)Richardc Wrote: I'm not against a Dyson, but there is so much info on the internet about damage they caused I don't think I'd want my clients questioning my crews as to why they are using a Dyson and if it's hurting their carpet.


http://www.thefloorpro.com/community/car...acuum.html

http://www.amazon.com/Dyson-vacuum-on-berber-carpet/forum/Fx1M94RKM44MCKL/Tx17D6QYP1QQG58/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B000NDBIW8

http://www.colesfineflooring.com/floorca...carpet.php

I have been told that Dyson changed there brushes. So as not to be to harsh anymore.
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#13
and I also noticed that all those threads are old.

Not saying they arnt true just saying I think things have changed.
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#14
I use a war horse Clark with permanent bag, no cup.

I like the look of commercial vacs as opposed to consumer machines.
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#15
Consumers reports says they are only average in performance.

And since I've never owned one I think they are a POS.


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(06-22-2011, 08:49 AM)Brian R Wrote: Right now I'm just using a Bissel Walmart special.

Considering buying a good vacuum.

I can't go bags....gotta be dirt cup.


What's your vacuum of choice and why?
Kirby G series Built to last forever I love that is truly self propelled It is the best vacuum that I have ever used. Only gripe is that is too tall for some low furniture

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#17
I like the dirt cup so I can see when it's full, empties easy and I can show the homeowner the crap as well.

I don't want to buy bags and all that. I'm almost as cheap as Chavez LOL


I want something very lightweight, works well with no clogging, lasts a long time with very little to no maintenance. A folding handle would be nice too.

Am I asking too much??

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#18
I bought a Dyson years ago from Steve. Loved it so much that I have purchased two since. Best vacuum made, imho.

Still a stupid thread.
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#19
You know you love this thread. Don't lie. PigsFly

I've got a dyson here at the house. This particular Dyson is bulky.

I've seen the ones at Walmart and Target...and they seem a little less bulky.

Some have smaller dirt cups as well...which may be a bad thing.

I've heard the Shark is a cheaper version that works just as well...but again....small dirt cup.

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#20
Do the dysons get the ghetto smell in them too like all of the others? I'm afraid to take ours from in the house out on the road in the fear that it will smell.




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