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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #41
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #42
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Hancho, use your reverse mortgage money & install a central vac.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:20 AM   #43
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Is the Dyson you have now a animal model or no? Animal model makes a HUGE difference...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #44
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Hmm, I'm going to have to check out these sharks...several people said they like theirs


Are you trolling?

Sharks are consistently voted the WORST VACUUM MADE!

Look at reviews on amazon.

Their cordless shit is even worse than their plug in shit.


We have pet hair eraser bissels, and just picked up a dyson dc15. Dyson definitely has more sucking power, but the bissels work great too.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:33 AM   #45
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Is the Dyson you have now a animal model or no? Animal model makes a HUGE difference...
are you sure? I believe the animal simply has different attachments.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #46
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Here is a summary of the vac repair techs:

Firstly, we have a saying; There are no bad vacuums (except Shark). You should match a vacuum to your particular needs.

The brands I endorse: Riccar - America for their uprights

Miele - Germany for their canisters (best filtration. period)

Sebo - Germany for its solid performance and suction

Brands to avoid:

Shark - Just don't....ever.

Bissell - used to make grea machines. now have crappy parts and complicated crap

Eureka - their top models are the only ones I would consider buying if I wanted something disposal.

Kirby - might get raped in your home.

Rainbow - Seriously? Complicated crap w/ poor design.

Find a vacuum dealer in your area if you have one, and ask them what they think. Research brands and avoid paid reviews like Consumer Reports. What is important is buying a vacuum that meets your needs.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:06 AM   #47
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I disagree. I've only replaced the serpentine belt and did plugs and wires in our Kirby once.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #48
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yup, this will do the trick

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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #49
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Don't lisen to cc lol
We have the new shark and it kicks ass picks up dog hair pretty nicely

Paid about 200-220 I believe and it seams like your loaded so that shouldn't be a problem

Iv seen the reviews about people hateing the shark vacs but people hate every thing so read the reviews about each vacuum and make your own choice about what's good and what's shit.

We got the shark will it turn out to be a pos who knows with it last 20 years? Dought it. Is it a good vacuum that sucks up shit yes. Does it get pet hair? We have one cat and one 50 pound lab mix that sheds a lot it gets their hair great. Our house is half carpet, some wood and a bigger tiled kitchen works good on those floors to

I would never spend 1000 on a vacuum but that's me
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #50
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I bought a simplicity last year. Handles the Aussies hair fine, now with the fiances 2 dogs and an Aussie it does great. Only problem is with all the dog hair I go through bags frequently.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #51
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simplicity is an "economy" Riccar(think chevy to cadillac), which is still loads better than anything you can buy at a department store.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:49 AM   #52
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We have a shark, contrary to CC's reply, it works great for our 2 dogs and a cat on hardwood and carpet.
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are you sure? I believe the animal simply has different attachments.
Motors/suction force is different...

DC65 has more power then a DC40... Animal only comes in the DC65...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #54
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Motors/suction force is different...

DC65 has more power then a DC40... Animal only comes in the DC65...
There are multiple "animal" versions, every version has an 'animal' version.

I have a DC24 "animal" but we only have one carpeted room. There is also a DC41 Animal

The DC24 only has different tools according to Amazon anyway.
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Like I said. Comparing dyson to shark. Our shark works way better than the dyson did. Everyone I talk to in person that has a shark loves it. So believe everything you read on the internet. Bonjour!! I'm late for my modeling gig.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #57
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Motors/suction force is different...

DC65 has more power then a DC40... Animal only comes in the DC65...
??? I have a DC-41 Animal.

we also have a DC-44 animal digital mini vac.


edit: verified on their website, animal= "They also come with a turbine tool to clean pet hair and dirt from hard to reach places such as stairs, upholstery and the car.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #58
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In my experience, mind you not only am I a woman but some aspect of my job since I was 16has been cleaning. A home(nanny) and now a hospital


Sharks imo are shitty, they have the right idea with Their versatility and weight but as far as suction and durability they fold.


The family I used to care for had a dyson, it was decent did, the job though the suction was lacking when using the hose, namely for dog hair on furniture.

Ive used a variety of cheap no name vacs and for the most part they do a decent job but their lives are short

I currently own bissell and have no issues with them, I have a regular upright and a stick vac for stairs, edging etc.

Also I would suggest looking at comercial vacs, in my experience they've been the most reliable....tend to be kind of generic and ugly looking but if you want dependibilty and quality that's the best route. We use Windsor sensor at the hospital
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I hate generic ugly looking vacuums.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #60
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I have used a lot of vacuum's for work. And have gone through about 10 in my own home. I have 3 uprights and one small eureka in my house now. Just spent. 50 on a new motor for my one 2-Kenmore's- Panasonic's. Motor actual was fine, but transmission was bad. Only came as a complete replacement part.
If you buy a commercial, it will usually have stainless steel parts and easily replaceable brushes. Will last longer than top of line retail. If you keep it in good working order. But for about the same price just replace the retail when it's shot. As for bag less - not recommended for people with allergies. Unless they have those expensive filters. All the filters should be cleaned or changed often and there should be no pet smell, dirty smell. I have not found the ONE vac, that I would recommend.
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