# My new Dyson vacuum cleaner -- woo hoo!

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Fraggle Rocker, Apr 2, 2011.

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1. ### S.A.M.uniquely dreadfulValued Senior Member

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Hehe no the reed from which it is made grows on specific hills.

/sorry Fraggle

3. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

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I'm not a salesman for any products. All I did was to show you that there are ways to heat your wood floor to keep it from turning cold on your bare feet. There are other similar products on the market and by Googling "under wood floor heaters" you'll find an array of them. Perhaps I should have just said that instead, sorry. I always wear slippers when I am walking around on my wood floors not only to help with the coolness but to not slip easily as well.

5. ### Fraggle RockerStaff Member

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Okay, thanks. We Moderators are always on the lookout for commercial spam.

7. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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String.
You hated it that your vacuum cleaner sucked?

8. ### phlogisticianBannedBanned

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We used to have the Dyson 'Animal', and having two dogs and three cats at the time, apart from it being a pretty damned good cleaner, the name was apt, as it was mostly pet hair we emptied from the thing.

After many (eight I think?) years service, it started to whine, and I think the bearings in the motor were shot. It did get a lot of use, probably three times a week, so I think we got good use out of it. We now have a Vax, which also uses some sort of cyclone a la Dyson, not quite sure how they get away with that. And I also have a workshop wet and dry vacuum cleaner (an Earlex), which I used to use on carpets when we had them. I used to spray carpet cleaner using a 5L garden pressure spray, and then use the wet 'n dry to pick it up. Worked really well, and saved buying a shampooing rig. We've since abandoned carpets for hard flooring, and rugs that we can stuff in the washing machine. We've got three dogs now, and still three cats, and the new dog is mostly fur.

9. ### PinwheelBannedBanned

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Look closely, he said "it just sucked". Thats all it did. It didnt make the tea, or feed the dogs, or change the baby.

10. ### LilalenaRegistered Senior Member

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I always wanted I dyson, but wonder - how do you empty it without a cloud of ultra-fine dust floating up the moment you open it? Even if you had a bag ready and tried to be quick you can't avoid some of the dust escaping. You have to put up with the dust while tying the bag too.

At least that's my experience with cheaper dyson copycats Ive used.

How does a real dyson deal with the above problem?

11. ### Fraggle RockerStaff Member

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My Eureka had a container and it had that same problem. The moment you take the container out of the hoover it starts radiating dust. So I always had to take it outside before I took the container out. That wasn't a big problem living in a walkout basement, certainly not my biggest gripe with that horrible machine.

On a Dyson, the container has a lid! When you push the button to release it, it automatically closes the valve that seals the contents off from the atmosphere. Then you just carry the container outside, set it in a trash bag, pop the lid off, turn the container upside-down, shake it, remove it and close the bag. I was surprised at how little dust the chore generated.

One of the things I like about the Dyson is that all the connections are very precisely engineered. They open and close with a solid click, and everything fits together straight and snug with no shoving or twisting. Emptying the container was so easy and clean that next time I might do it indoors.

You should be able to Google a Dyson owner's manual and display it on your monitor. It's all pictorial rather than verbal, so they can market these things anywhere. Once you look at the diagram of how to empty the container, you'll see what I mean.

Of course one of the advantages of the miniature apartment-size model is that everything is smaller, including the container. I have no idea how much larger it will be on a full-size model, but hey it's all plastic so I doubt that it wouldn't be a breeze to lift and carry, like mine.

12. ### X-Man2We're under no illusions.Registered Senior Member

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I dont recall what vacuum it was but my Mom had one that you put water in,all the crap that was vacuumed up went straight into the water.You simply removed a section of the vacuum and took it outside and dumped the water/crap mix.That vacuum was the only one I ever seen that used water vs filter bags,canisters etc.It was a top of the line in it's day.

I hate to admit it but since it's online oh well,I was duped into buying a Kirby. Yea a door knocking kirby salesman snagged me,I felt stupid for a long time after.

13. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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Hey Fraggle, thanks for the spamming!

Get a Wheaten or a poodle....

By the way your math did suck. How did you get a small for $450 when the large is listed for$350? (I don't believe it anyway because they are usually in the $500 range) 14. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member Messages: 12,671 Because your thread is not a giant one??? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! The DC 24 bueprint limited edition was sold at buy.com for$300, but it is sold out now. I guess that is an acceptable price....

Oh yeah, from an Amazon review:

"The Dyson DC 25 is rated low, 25th out of 57 in Consumer Reports magazine, Nov. 2010."

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17. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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So why is this thread not considered spamming???

If I start a similar one about a Nike shoe, I bet I would get banned...

18. ### Fraggle RockerStaff Member

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It's not. I already apologized. I was just being careful.
Similar to this one? No. Similar to the ones we actually get? Well then yes.

19. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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Not to Cosmic, but the whole purpose of this thread... Specially that it is coming from a Moderator... This thread is nothing but glowing about a product....

20. ### PinwheelBannedBanned

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Because a moderator is doing it.

21. ### LilalenaRegistered Senior Member

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Actually I've seen this level of glowing praise for a Dyson come from even the most cynical of people. If this looks like spamming, imagine how it is in the UK. James Dyson has god-like status there.

22. ### LilalenaRegistered Senior Member

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Useful info, thanks!

This is really interesting to me cos I'm paranoid about very fine dust.

From this thread I'm getting interested in the 'roombas'... My question is besides the pricetag, what are the negative things about them - do they do a passable job cleaning wood flooring? I guess they won't be able to get the corners.

If they dont clean that well I imagine they could still help reduce the number of times you have to do your real vaccuuming.

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23. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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The new Dysons might be OK, but the old ones were useless.
Anything larger than a pea, say a piece of paper, and you had to pick it up yourself or it would block the brush.
Plus if there was a pin on the floor it would tear the rubber belt, and you had to go to the shop to buy another.

Then when it was full, you had to empty the container and wash the remaining dust out of it. The dust turns to a disgusting sludge.
Give me a bag anytime. Just throw it away and never see the dust.

What do people want to see bits of discarded skin spinning around for anyway?