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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #21
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My old lady is an absolute neatfreak, bought some German vacuum for more than I paid for my first car. we had to have it serviced once, and the vacuum shop guy creamed himself when he saw it.

It's super quiet, that's all I really know.

I can look in the closet if you want to see what kind it is.
Just looked it's a SEBO, and it outperforms out Nutone central vac so much my wife rarely uses the central vac.

All FWIW, as I don't vacuum shit.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #22
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Shark or Kirby.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:31 PM   #23
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We have both. The Kirby is bag type, that sucks, it smells funky when using it. It has all types of attachments. Its heavy and big. Plus it was almost $1000. The shark was $180~ and its light, bagless, smaller. So far in the past months its worked well.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #24
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Riccar. We bought a Brilliance model last year and have only good things to say about it.

They aren't cheap, but we would buy one again without a doubt. And they're made in the USA (Tennessee I think).
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #25
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shark ftw!!! has been the best one so far
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #26
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My old lady is an absolute neatfreak, bought some German vacuum for more than I paid for my first car. we had to have it serviced once, and the vacuum shop guy creamed himself when he saw it.

It's super quiet, that's all I really know.

I can look in the closet if you want to see what kind it is.
he probably had his way with it
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:11 AM   #27
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I get bissells for dirt cheap through a friend. They are heavy and don't work that well. The gf wants something different but I am too cheap to buy her a better one that I have to pay full price for.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #28
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Shark at my house. Only wood floors and some rugs. Two dogs that are short haired. No issues, and have had it a year.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:21 AM   #29
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We have a kirby. Bought it in 2005 never a issue. It gets used 3-6 times a day. We have two 100lb plus german shepards and they shed!!! It was expensive but we all know you wipe your ass with Franklins
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:44 AM   #30
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The cleaning lady says:
The Riccar is OK. It picks up nearly everything ...it likes to leave strings on the carpet and seems to be made of cheap materials.
I've busted two of them... On one, the handle snapped right off just above the bag area.

Shark and dyson... I can't tell the difference. They both hate certain types of carpet and make a grinding if you vacuum them normally.

Kirby, yuck! Clunky heavy, pita to use attachments, expensive, works well.

Rainbow, love/hate best over all machine. Emptying it is gross and it requires per-use care.

Save yourself a couple hundred bucks! Buy a basic vacuum($200ish), use it till it dies(8-10 years) then replace it. Most vacuums only last that long anyway.

We havea Eureka boss (pet), we've had it 8 or 9 years it still performed as well and in some cases better than the high end vacuums I use in client homes daily.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:49 AM   #31
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I still like my simplicity.
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Which ever you decide on... Make sure it comes with a decent accessory package, or that they are available.
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Doesn't matter the brand, as long as it sucks better than you do
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We have a Bissell Lift-Off. Its marketed for pet hair pickup. It work pretty good and we have been using it for 5-6 years now. There is a small hand held vacuum piece with a beater brush on it that hooks to the hose, that part never worked great.

P.S. I vacuum too.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:15 AM   #35
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We have a Bissell Lift-Off. Its marketed for pet hair pickup. It work pretty good and we have been using it for 5-6 years now. There is a small hand held vacuum piece with a beater brush on it that hooks to the hose, that part never worked great.

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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #36
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Which ever you decide on... Make sure it comes with a decent accessory package, or that they are available.
I have never really used any accessories on a vacuum except the narrow attachment...brushes, and all that shit are for the birds...or am I doing it wrong?
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:20 AM   #37
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We have a Bissell Healthy Home and love it. My only complaints: It's heavy and the top clip for the cord keeps popping off. Both rather minor things. The weight doesn't bother me, but apparently the ergonmic way to vacuum is to walk the vacuum more than pushing it back and forth with your arm and that does make it less work. i.e. You make long passes more like mowing a lawn.

We have had it for 5 years, and it has no appreciable loss in power. If you set it too low, it will still stick to the kitchen floor and try to pull it up. It will try to pull up carpet too if set too low. It has clogged once, from a large piece of debris, and it felt 100% like it was purposely engineered to make it simple to clear out and most of the path is clear plastic (including the corrugated tubing) so that you can see the obstructions. I'm a fan of the furniture "turbo" brush, which works particularly well on removing pet hair. That is also fairly easily to disassemble and remove tangled hair. I sometimes use it in our vehicles, particularly to get sand out.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #38
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I have never really used any accessories on a vacuum except the narrow attachment...brushes, and all that shit are for the birds...or am I doing it wrong?
Doing it wrong...maybe.
Furniture needs to be vacuumed and so do curtains, cold air returns, baseboards, stairs, window sills etc. Most household dust hides in those places and gets moved around the house as people/pets move around it.
I highly recommend a hard floor attachment over a sweeping as well.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #39
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Naked vacuuming is acceptable practice. Since it is women's work.
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