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Post# 163953   12/31/2011 at 04:47 (1,969 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

I REALLY HATE THE CHEAP ASDA VAC! its 12 really brand new its all smashed
My Auntie has a vax ultrixx cylinder vo-96 it loses suction after 1 room! i have to throw the filter smack it like im smashing it the vac8um is indestructible! then its like a good vac then again after a little bit of dust theres hair and 1 inch of dust around the filter its so thick u cant even see or tell if its a filter! there's also a plastic knob on the top u have to turn and the dust comes out it doesn't get it all out tho yes i have washed the filters its 4 years old from new and still works

Morphy richards orb is worse than the vax it does the same things and cant pick up anything! it used to be like 50 now its 20 lol wow

Dyson dc05!!! im suprised as its a dyson i had 17 dysons in my life and its worse than the dc03 i basically bought iot for 4 it worked i cleaned it up and then vacuumed my front room and it BLEW UP!!! i wish i was recording it and put the film on youtube upload it and then it would be great it covered half the front room in smoke i then chucked it down the stairs 3 times when i was annoyed with hit its a strong dyson! i smashed it then lol

i think my best vac i got is the dc04 lime and dc08 has the strongest suction but should have a motorhead! best vac i used was a 6140 vax pet my mum had then it broke she has a dc04 lime and dc01 is good aswell the best vacuum i ever used was dc07 allergy with the non clutched head! better than the dc04 but heavier

i used dyson henry vax zanussi electrolux dirt devil hoover goblin morphyrichards hitachi sorry its not alot but i used some loads of em and i cant remember





Post# 163956 , Reply# 1   12/31/2011 at 05:59 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You're thread would be easier to understand if you put commas in the sentences and worded it a little better.

It is a bit hard to decipher in the way it is currently written.

I agree with you about the Asda cleaner. They are not made well at all.


Post# 163968 , Reply# 2   12/31/2011 at 08:18 (1,969 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Its not the punctuation issues. I think there is more than that to contend with here.

Good luck to the chap smashing up his cleaners.


Post# 163969 , Reply# 3   12/31/2011 at 08:18 (1,969 days old) by director12 (Metuchen, NJ)        

The worst vacuums are the Euro-Pro Fantoms, Bissell Powersteamer series, even the Dirt Devil Ultra Hand Vac.

Post# 163971 , Reply# 4   12/31/2011 at 08:25 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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@turbomaster84 Yes I agree!

I've checked his profile, and he is 14, which probably explains why he want into a fit of rage when the Dyson stopped working - Immaturity.

I've NEVER thrown any Vacuum Cleaner down the stairs when it doesn't work.

Even the 2007 HOOVER Dust Manager that lost all its suction then had electrical issues got a dignified death of being left out for the bin men, not thrown down the stairs three times.

Honestly - Get a grip man!

Even if the motor did blow, you could have gotten the motor changed, or sold it on eBay as spares or repairs instead of being childish.


Post# 163973 , Reply# 5   12/31/2011 at 08:29 (1,969 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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No Murray

I mean more than immaturity lol. get me?


Post# 163975 , Reply# 6   12/31/2011 at 08:40 (1,969 days old) by danemodsandy (Waterloo, IA)        
I Must Confess:

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That a certain Hoover Powermax canister gave me so much trouble, over so many different issues, that it was broken up before being tossed. It was not a fit of rage - it was a desire to see to it that no one else was ever frustrated or endangered by the horrible thing again.

The major issue was that the cord of the power nozzle was designed to exit the power head in such a way that the cord would drag the carpet and wear through very quickly. Now, I am a very careful person, and I kept an eye out for the problem, and when the cord showed signs of wear, I would shorten the cord or replace it. But after the fifth or so time it happened, I sent the evil thing to the dump, in pieces - a less careful, average user might well have had a fire.


Post# 163996 , Reply# 7   12/31/2011 at 09:16 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Not sure I do Robert... Care to explain to a thicko like me ?

Post# 163999 , Reply# 8   12/31/2011 at 09:25 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Not going against people just saying that I know Parwaz786 personally. He is a nice person and does look after his vacs. He smashes them if they are no good or beyond repair which is just going to happen at the dump. All the vacs he has smashed are no good anymore and most the people on here dont really like dyson and cheapo vacs anyhow!
Nobody is perfect!


As for me the worst one I used was a Bush cylinder that stopped working after 5 uses. The best is my kirby at the moment.

Jake


Post# 164000 , Reply# 9   12/31/2011 at 09:27 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'm not surprised to hear about the Bush - I haven't heard very good things about their durability!

Post# 164004 , Reply# 10   12/31/2011 at 09:43 (1,969 days old) by blakaeg (NW London, UK)        

Parwaz786 is only a kid so if his post contains a couple of errors, so what. Also he may not be able to afford putting a new motor in the machine, especially if he picked up the machine at such a cheap price, perhaps his parents didn't allow him to do anything with it after it blew, so renders the machine useless to him.

Parwaz, sorry to hear that your Dyson DC05 blew up. I have to say that these Dysons are quite good machines and we have a DC05 that I used to clean the house with, now it resides to being used as a car vacuum and had been fine. The motor blew up in our DC05 after 2 and half years use so I purchased a new one and put it in, this was in 2007, its been fine since. The DC27 is my main machine and use the DC16 handheld for quick jobs. I also have a Sebo Felix that I like to use for a through groom of the carpets as it has a very good brush roll. On the subject of cheap machines, I have used a Bush & Vax bagless (no cyclone) machines and these used to lose suction after vacuuming 2 rooms, they were hopeless. I used a Vax Mach Air and its on par with Dyson.



Post# 164005 , Reply# 11   12/31/2011 at 09:47 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

You got a dc27? Do you like it?

Post# 164011 , Reply# 12   12/31/2011 at 10:04 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I understand that his parents perhaps wouldn't allow him to do anything else with it, but that doesn't make it right to throw it down the stairs three times, and possibly damaging his parents house while he's at it!

What if it had tumbled into a wall and took a big chunk of plaster out ? I'm sure his parents wouldn't have been happy with that.


Post# 164014 , Reply# 13   12/31/2011 at 10:20 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Hes not the only one trust me! I know many people do it to try and prove dysons dont break. Dont worry about it!

Post# 164017 , Reply# 14   12/31/2011 at 10:33 (1,969 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

Hit a sebo with a hammer. And then hit a dyson. It just bounces straight back off the dyson, it leaves a big dent in the sebo..

Post# 164023 , Reply# 15   12/31/2011 at 10:46 (1,969 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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It's incredibly hard to try and decipher what the actually discussion is here. Being "just a kid" (by the way, 14 is not a kid. 4 maybe, but not 14!) is hardly an excuse to post anything about smashing vacuums up on a forum designed for enthusiasts of such appliances, let alone one that doesn't make any sense.

Baglessball, I think can of a few other things I'd rather hit with a hammer LOL. I'd love to know why in the heck you've been taking hammers to vacuums that cost 200+ to discover this in the first place.

I have a very interesting video to put up in regards to Sebo and Dyson. Keep your eyes peeled, I'll make a post about it once I've uploaded it.


Post# 164025 , Reply# 16   12/31/2011 at 10:51 (1,969 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

You know what it's like when your younger, you have to test these things!

I like sebo. I just wish there. Uprights had higher suction. (I'm a sucker for power!) there brushrolls are great, I used to use these for a contract cleaning company. You stab them up an they run off!


Post# 164028 , Reply# 17   12/31/2011 at 10:56 (1,969 days old) by SuctionSelector (Leeds, England)        
Stop bulling Parwaz!

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Anyway, I smash up my dyson05 and thes a vido on utube and thers another and stuff lol

I dont like any cheap vacs like rubbish own brand..


Post# 164030 , Reply# 18   12/31/2011 at 11:01 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I totally agree Chris.

"You know what it's like when your younger, you have to test these things!" So why have I NEVER intentionally damaged a Vacuum Cleaner in my whole life then ? Even when I had cleaners I hated I never even kicked them, let alone pushing them down the stairs multiple times.


Post# 164032 , Reply# 19   12/31/2011 at 11:11 (1,969 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Lets see, I was 18 when I moved out of my Mums and started collecting my own machines. Up until then, I'd always just had my Mums vacuum. I think she'd have actually shot me if I'd started smashing the vacuum cleaner up. It really irritates me how some people seem to think they can treat any machine like it's a toy and just smash it to pieces.

Seems like I'm the only one, but I've never had the desire to go around smashing anything up, let alone the vacuum! And the government wonders why the country is falling apart if all the youth want to do is smash stuff.


Post# 164034 , Reply# 20   12/31/2011 at 11:14 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Lets see, I was 18 when I moved out of my Mums and started collecting my own machines. Up until then, I'd always just had my Mums vacuum. I think she'd have actually shot me if I'd started smashing the vacuum cleaner up. It really irritates me how some people seem to think they can treat any machine like it's a toy and just smash it to pieces.

Seems like I'm the only one, but I've never had the desire to go around smashing anything up, let alone the vacuum! And the government wonders why the country is falling apart if all the youth want to do is smash stuff."

Once again - Agreed 100%.


Post# 164043 , Reply# 21   12/31/2011 at 11:55 (1,969 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

I was being sarcastic! Have you read dysons book? I did. So I thought I would give it a try.

I have had an obsession for vacuums since i could walk, but for goodness sake there are worse things in the world.


Post# 164044 , Reply# 22   12/31/2011 at 11:57 (1,969 days old) by SuctionSelector (Leeds, England)        
baglessball

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The book is awesome! Thats where you got the Sebo vs Dyson expression from! Ha to John Lewis!

Post# 164052 , Reply# 23   12/31/2011 at 12:22 (1,969 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

It's great innit! I would love to see the smoked bins that were made or the DC01 in JL.

It's is a good read though! :D


Post# 164064 , Reply# 24   12/31/2011 at 13:29 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Why get in a tizz about it if you dont evan like dyson and so on? Its beyond me!
Tayyab is a really nice person and i think some of you are a sterotyping him. He has never done anything to any of you.


Post# 164066 , Reply# 25   12/31/2011 at 13:33 (1,969 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
Tayyab is a really nice person and i think some of you are a

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Errrm, do you know what stereotyping means?

I'm not "stereotyping" anybody. That would be awfully hypercritical of me, for a start. I was merely expressing my opinion over his obvious disregard for the cleaners he is boasting about smashing up and advising that he needs to be more careful when posting to ensure it makes sense!

I've nothing against him personally. Heck, I don't know him at all! I've not said anything nasty or rude about him as a person at all. I just don't like the idea of somebody smashing up vacuums and thinking it's fun.


Post# 164068 , Reply# 26   12/31/2011 at 13:47 (1,969 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"I've nothing against him personally. Heck, I don't know him at all! I've not said anything nasty or rude about him as a person at all. I just don't like the idea of somebody smashing up vacuums and thinking it's fun."

I know what you mean, and I agree.

I have nothing against him personally either, I just don't like to hear about a Vacuum Cleaner getting tossed down the stairs.


Post# 164071 , Reply# 27   12/31/2011 at 13:58 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

I do know thank you!!
I am sticking up for my buddy that i have known for a long while and i think he will be upset when he reads some of the things insisting what he is and what not.
Of course you have your views but if this was your friend people where talking about wouldnt you stick up for them?


Post# 164073 , Reply# 28   12/31/2011 at 14:18 (1,969 days old) by turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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No, actually, I'd tell them to stop being so stupid by identically smashing up machines for no reason

Post# 164075 , Reply# 29   12/31/2011 at 14:31 (1,969 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

He has explained why he smashed them. Too late to put a new motor and body casings on old dysons now, they are long gone!

Post# 164079 , Reply# 30   12/31/2011 at 16:21 (1,969 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        
sorry :(

im sorry im a stupid one i shouldnt be on this website i should leave thank you for my friends here such as jakes vacs blakaeg and suction selector for all the help and other prople i didnt mention i am a disgrace tbh why did i post this?!

Post# 164117 , Reply# 31   12/31/2011 at 20:02 (1,968 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere out there)        
The WORST vacuum I've ever used

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XXX "Royal Crown Signature Series" bagless canister

Most of these XXX vacuums have even been recalled.


Post# 164126 , Reply# 32   12/31/2011 at 21:53 (1,968 days old) by blakaeg (NW London, UK)        

Parwaz, I would ignore the comments if I were you. Everyone is different which is what makes the world unique. If U wanna smash up vacuums then U carry on :-) People need to chill, its a forum so if you don't like what you read then perhaps don't bother reading any further.

Happy New Year



Post# 164132 , Reply# 33   1/1/2012 at 00:23 (1,968 days old) by rainbowkid107 ()        
Wow...

I can not believe this. You drove a perfectly good member away just because he smashed a Dyson. I have smashed a few vacuums too. Honestly, think about it. It is just a vacuum after all. It didn't work anymore! Jeez. You know what?! I'm done here. If you are gonna treat people like this then why friggin bother?! I hope you're happy.

Post# 164142 , Reply# 34   1/1/2012 at 02:27 (1,968 days old) by myvacsrock (Dayton, OH)        
It really irritates me how some people seem to think they c

and just smash it to pieces..."

Uhhhh..Excuse you..they can, they own it not you. There is no general law stating you must respect your own property. If it is his, why should you have so much concern?
"It really irritates me when people seem to think they can tell another person what they can/cannot do with their vacuums"

....Grow up.


Post# 164157 , Reply# 35   1/1/2012 at 07:01 (1,968 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I think people should be mature about things. If a Vacuum Cleaner breaks down, either fix it or dump it - Don't throw it down the stairs.

Not a very mature thing to do is it ?


Post# 164161 , Reply# 36   1/1/2012 at 07:31 (1,968 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
If a Vacuum Cleaner breaks down, either fix it or dump it -

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Agreed.

It says a lot about the youth of today that throwing a vacuum down a flight of stairs and smashing it up for fun is the first thing they can think to do with a broken machine.


Post# 164165 , Reply# 37   1/1/2012 at 07:42 (1,968 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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And further to the above, I also find it quite ridiculous that anybody would feel the need to leave the forum purely because a few people disagreed with them. God, if everybody on this forum through a tantrum and decided to leave just because somebody disagreed with them, there'd be nobody left!

Post# 164172 , Reply# 38   1/1/2012 at 09:10 (1,968 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Its not just that, your calling him immature and stupid. And He is not one of these youths you seam to be sterotyping him as!

Post# 164177 , Reply# 39   1/1/2012 at 09:50 (1,968 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
your calling him immature and stupid

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No, I'm saying the action throwing a vacuum down a flight of stairs for fun is immature and stupid.

Post# 164178 , Reply# 40   1/1/2012 at 11:02 (1,968 days old) by dwhdarren97 (If you wish to know, email me please.)        

I have not been really driven to post on here in a while, but this is becoming ridiculous. Like Kyle and Josh said, it is his machine, not yours. He can do whatever the hell he wants to with it. It is not a catastrophe when there is one less working vacuum cleaner in the world. I think people on this forum are far too stuck up and opinionated. I would leave as well if people started to give me crap about my choices. The reality of it is that as a teenager emotions are not stable and we all make bad choices. We should all feel terrible that we have pushed a great member to the point of going away.

Post# 164183 , Reply# 41   1/1/2012 at 11:28 (1,968 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

I have not been really driven to post on here in a while, but this is becoming ridiculous. Like Kyle and Josh said, it is his machine, not yours. He can do whatever the hell he wants to with it. It is not a catastrophe when there is one less working vacuum cleaner in the world. I think people on this forum are far too stuck up and opinionated. I would leave as well if people started to give me crap about my choices. The reality of it is that as a teenager emotions are not stable and we all make bad choices. We should all feel terrible that we have pushed a great member to the point of going away.

Agreeeeeed!


Post# 164387 , Reply# 42   1/2/2012 at 18:42 (1,967 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere out there)        

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Agreed too.

Post# 164406 , Reply# 43   1/2/2012 at 19:33 (1,966 days old) by logdog (Brentwood CA)        

parwaz786 frequently comments on my Youtube videos and quite often I have to remove his comments as they are not only poorly formated but bash most non-dyson brands. Another person who does this is "zunehdrocks" he used to spam my videos, where is portrayed dyson in a negative light, with comments that I "dont know what I am talking about" and that "dyson rules everything else is garbage"

Post# 164412 , Reply# 44   1/2/2012 at 19:41 (1,966 days old) by capstan ()        
Worst vacuums+ some controversy

Top five worst vacuums:

5: fantom fury
4: dyson dc11
3: hoover EMpower
2: shark uro-pro upright
1: dirt devil duel cyclonic
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and now the controversy:

I myself have smashed vacuums and other things.
but ONLY AND I REPEAT ONLY when they are broken beyond repair, and i have tried to fix it!

Also i happen to be 14 and if i Mizpeld somthng would you criticize me and drive ME off this site?

Just some brain food.

Kori K


Post# 164417 , Reply# 45   1/2/2012 at 20:26 (1,966 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        
"...if i Mizpeld somthng would you criticize me and driv

But you did: "dirt devil duel cyclonic."

You spelt it as meaning fighting/fencing. It should be "dual", as in two.

Because of this particularly grave fundamental error, you must be publicly tarred and feathered, and dragged through the streets until you admit your mistake and unconditionally repent for your sin. (No less will do).

:-)



Post# 164435 , Reply# 46   1/3/2012 at 00:38 (1,966 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"dyson rules everything else is garbage" - Oh the irony!


"But you did: "dirt devil duel cyclonic."" - I can't... Catch... My... Breath!

Sorry, I just burst into laughter when I thought about the dual bins with a picture of a banjo on each.


Post# 164470 , Reply# 47   1/3/2012 at 13:02 (1,966 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
Also i happen to be 14 and if i Mizpeld somthng would you cr

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well for starters, you spelt misspelt and criticise wrong.
Secondly, I couldn't care less if you can spell - that's the British education system for you. But when your spelling and grammar is so poor that I can't actually understand what you're trying to say, then I'm perfectly within my rights to be judgemental.


Post# 164471 , Reply# 48   1/3/2012 at 13:06 (1,966 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
Also i happen to be 14

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I would also like to point out that your age has absolutely nothing to do with your ability to spell. You go to school, don't you?

Post# 164474 , Reply# 49   1/3/2012 at 13:21 (1,966 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

But you have no right to go round upsetting everyone!

Post# 164476 , Reply# 50   1/3/2012 at 13:34 (1,966 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
But you have no right to go round upsetting everyone

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Anybody who posts about smashing up vacuum cleaners on a vacuum cleaner enthusiast website had better be prepared for some critique. It's like logging into a fan forum of a singer and saying "I think this singer is rubbish!" and expecting everyone to be totally happy with that. Get a grip!

Post# 164477 , Reply# 51   1/3/2012 at 13:36 (1,966 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Nor does Parwaz have any rights to go around upsetting people here which is what he did do.

What some people seem to forget this is a site dedicated to the collection and PRESERVATION of vacuums. Nobody who advertises here they literally smash up vacs for the sheer hell of it has a right to be here in my book. It has also been requested by the webmaster in the past that videos containing vacuum destroying NOT BE LINKED OR POSTED HERE.

Why should it be any different for an immature 14 year old to make threads of this nature.

Now Parwaz has said his piece since and he knows he was wrong.

What a lot of you immature kids dont realise is that we know you all use your ages to play various "Cards" and it does not wash with me. You know exactly whats goin on and in actual fact its going against you because I for one wont be inviting anyone whom has had a past in deliberately breaking machines for fun to any meet I host. Something you ought to spread amongst your friends to inform them cos when you all want to come and play the answer will be no from me.

Im not having my collection ruined, end of. Quiet easy to figure out who is who from youtube too making stupid idiotic videos of such vile nature.

Balls in your courts guys.



Post# 164480 , Reply# 52   1/3/2012 at 13:53 (1,966 days old) by keiththomas (Northumberland, England)        
Bush

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Well I am happy with my Machines. The Bush name was purchased by Argos in 2008 and is used on cheap machines. These cheap vacs are like toys I see them in ASDA etc but at 20.00 Pounds thats what you get. Poundstetcher had some awful version called powerforce. Why Power farce. You have to pay at least 100.00 for a decent machine others are just throw away toys

Post# 164481 , Reply# 53   1/3/2012 at 13:56 (1,966 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

He has never smashed a vac for the fun of it, never! They are already broken and useless and its just going to happen at the dump.
We have never played any cards and it seams to be you old folk that get your knickers in a twist over vacs you dont like, own and already broken.
Nor do we want to come to any of your mini meets where we will "ruin your collection".
I would have thought older members would assist in helping out us younger members but you seam to all have your own ideas.


Post# 164482 , Reply# 54   1/3/2012 at 14:00 (1,966 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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IF IT WASNT "FUN" OR "FUNNY" WHY THE USE OF "LOL" SO MUCH IN HIS POST.

Jake grow up before you alienate yourself from this group. Respect for elders always came before anything else.

this is how it works, if you dont agree or like it then dont post. Quite simple really.

Back to the PRESERVATION and COLLECTING.


Post# 164483 , Reply# 55   1/3/2012 at 14:10 (1,966 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
it seams to be you old folk

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Less of the old, thank you!

" i then chucked it down the stairs 3 times when i was annoyed with hit its a strong dyson! i smashed it then lol "

Sounds to me like an immature little boy having a trantrum and smashing up his "toy" because he's lost his temper with it. I've had more maturity out of my 4 year old nephew!


Post# 164490 , Reply# 56   1/3/2012 at 14:45 (1,966 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        
To everyone who commented on this Thread.

I am sorry for any inconvenience I caused about the vacuum cleaners, this happened 2 years ago, and I learnt my lesson.
I hope we can all be friends and forget that this happened?
However, I won't be posting on vacuum land for a while, OK? Maybe in the future I will, but not for now.


Post# 164493 , Reply# 57   1/3/2012 at 14:57 (1,966 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I think this thread should come to an end now, and no further posts should be made.

Post# 164494 , Reply# 58   1/3/2012 at 14:58 (1,966 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Tayyab, i agree its gone too far now over something small and silly. Lets just all be back to how it was!

Post# 164496 , Reply# 59   1/3/2012 at 15:15 (1,966 days old) by bravokid ()        

the dirt devil feather lite the bypass remake . not the direct air one

Post# 164542 , Reply# 60   1/3/2012 at 19:22 (1,965 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere out there)        

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Top 5 WORST vacuums:
1. XXX "Royal Crown Signature Series" bagless cyclonic canister
2. Eureka Optima (at least the one I own, which is used)
3. Portable wet/dry car vacuum (brand unknown)
4. Kenmore Intuition canister w/Cross-Over PN (mostly due to durability issues)
5. Bissell ProHeat 2X


Post# 164574 , Reply# 61   1/3/2012 at 22:24 (1,965 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Speaking of Dirt Devils

There was a featherlite that was a direct air vacuum, used 12 amps and i remember seeing something about it having aluminum motor windings which could catch fire

Post# 164590 , Reply# 62   1/4/2012 at 01:08 (1,965 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Worst one of my experience-a Premier-Mastercraft vacuum I ordered for a radio station from a janitorial supplier.The thing was plastic,NOISEY(ordered sometime in the 70's)and not very effective-its stampted metal fan broke twice,the lower housing-same.At the third housing breakage-ordred a new Royal Metal commercial upright-MUCH BETTER!The Mastercraft----met its fate in hydraulic hell-was crushed to plastic schrapnel in the rear of an EZ Pack trash truck.The Mastercraft must have been a competitor to the newly introduced Sanitaire-should have gotten one of those instead of the Premier-Mastercraft.the Sanitaire or the Royal are light years better.The only things of that vac that survive-was the cloth inner dump bags-saved those-now in my junkbox.

Post# 164702 , Reply# 63   1/4/2012 at 22:26 (1,964 days old) by bravokid ()        
dirt devil yes

yes there was the 12 amp direct air fire hazard. forgot about that one lol. the bypass remake is infamous for bad bearings form my tango with them. but i will always have a spot in my heart for the dark green 9 amp original. as loud as they were still part of my child hood :)

Post# 164704 , Reply# 64   1/4/2012 at 22:29 (1,964 days old) by bravokid ()        
garry

what about the garry vac ? i think that on is half and half..... any opinions on that one. guys

Post# 164775 , Reply# 65   1/5/2012 at 13:26 (1,964 days old) by powermate1970 ()        
This is NUTS!!!

I can say, in all the years I've been messing around with vacuums, I have literally destroyed one vac in my time, deliberatly! It was a dirt devil, swivel glide. Somebody had givin it to me, and I was going to fix it and "donate" it to somebody without a working vac. I worked on for 3 days, trying to keep it from throwing a belt, without success. I was so livid at the time I had wasted, I decided to completely destroy it on the way to the garbage can! I did this as rationally as you would go to work. I ENJOYED doing this! I am a 41 year old, mature, college educated person, and I destroyed a vacuum! I did this partially because I was so infuriated with the "junk" I had been working with, and partly because I didn't want some poor slob to find a nice looking vacuum and waste his time on it as I did. And the bottom line is, under the same circumstances, I WOULD DO IT AGAIN!!!!(and, most likely, ENJOY IT!!)

Post# 165071 , Reply# 66   1/7/2012 at 21:21 (1,961 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere out there)        

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Why are people talking about smashing vacs here?

I still can't get over watching my neighbor smashing a Hoover Floor Washer! :(

If I could, I'd take it away from them! But they wouldn't let me have the Floor Washer.

Good thing the neighbor got busted! :)


Post# 165102 , Reply# 67   1/8/2012 at 03:20 (1,961 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Seeing as it was a Dirt Devil, I'll let you off ha ha.

Post# 165322 , Reply# 68   1/9/2012 at 16:11 (1,960 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere out there)        

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No, the Floor Washer I'm refering to was a 1950s Floor Washer (resembles a Regina Steemer) before the Floor-A-Matic came out.

Its RIDICULOUS about my neighbor who said "I don't want it, you can't have it either" attitude.


Post# 165342 , Reply# 69   1/9/2012 at 18:00 (1,960 days old) by danemodsandy (Waterloo, IA)        
Turbo500:

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The spelling "criticize" is correct for American English; it's one of those differences like the American "color" and the British "colour."



Post# 165344 , Reply# 70   1/9/2012 at 18:11 (1,960 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Dear God. This has change my mind. Last night it was a pleasure to be here. Tonight I read all this. Tragic.

Post# 165349 , Reply# 71   1/9/2012 at 18:26 (1,960 days old) by danemodsandy (Waterloo, IA)        
Benny:

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You should bear in mind that we're sort of a family here, and that disagreements break out even in the best of families.

In fact, USUALLY in the best of families.



Post# 165373 , Reply# 72   1/9/2012 at 23:26 (1,959 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We ALL have our favorite(s).

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Some collect numerous brands. Others (like myself) are loyal to one. Even among the great HOOVERS, some were better than others. WE're all entitled to prefer one over the other.
And, American spelling vs European: Let's all just take a nice deep breath. I have molding and "moulding" in my house. HOOVER is my personal favorite(favourite), color, (colour) too. What kills me is Americans spelling U.S. English terribly. WE ALL have and will make spelling errors in here, especially when typing fast. I had 20 years of nuns! Do you KNOW what that does to a person?, lolol


Post# 165429 , Reply# 73   1/10/2012 at 11:29 (1,959 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        

Vintagerepairer, whats your take on all this? What do you think about it all?
I would like to know why it has changed your mind and saddened you?




Jake


Post# 165432 , Reply# 74   1/10/2012 at 12:43 (1,959 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Sandy is right, we are like a family, and families fight, simple as that.

It is all over now, and I hope Tayyab (parwaz786 - Original Poster) has accepted the apologies made.

Hopefully you'll understand.


Post# 165843 , Reply# 75   1/14/2012 at 08:06 (1,955 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
logdog-

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i have the same issue,there's this teen kid,"vacuumlover1" going around on youtube boasting "dyson is best,all my vacuums suck".i've had it up to here about him commenting on "the smell of my burning minge"i don't even know what that means!
i'll include a link to his channel,he does the same thing.He pushed his dyson down the stairs saying "see,that's how tuff they are"! AND he proceeded to,in another
video,SUCK UP WATER with one of his dysons!just scroll down his page and you'll find "for brandon-dyson being pushed down stairs" and "in your face richard!DYSON SUCKING UP WATER".it makes me sick!

as for you,pawaz,in the future,if you're a true vacuum collector,please do not
smash a vacuum cleaner,even at it's last limb.try your best to get it back up,sell it,or just leave it for the garbage collector.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO super-sweeper's LINK


Post# 165856 , Reply# 76   1/14/2012 at 09:41 (1,955 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Well since this thread got derailed big time I may as well add my two cents or tuppence.

Everyone wants to be taken seriously so when you post something take the time to make sure that what you are writing is at least coherent to everyone reading it. The grammar and spelling doesn't have to be perfect. Not everyone's an Einstein when it comes to spelling and grammar, myself included, but put a little effort into what you're saying.



Post# 165866 , Reply# 77   1/14/2012 at 12:30 (1,955 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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And he calls himself a Vacuum LOVER!?!?

Jesus Christ!



Post# 165879 , Reply# 78   1/14/2012 at 16:09 (1,955 days old) by classicfan1 (Ohio, USA)        
My worst:

-Eureka Pet Vac. This thing clogs everytime I use it and its always in the SAME place. the factory knew it would. If you look, the place where it clogs is made of clear plastic. JUNK! I don't what mom sees in it. It clogged again and we got our 2005 Dirt Devil out.

-2005 Dirt Devil Swivel Glide. There are worse machines out there I'm sure, but from MY experience, this comes to mind. It is not a true "Swivel Glide", its a Scoot Glide. Big and bulky. It gets all the dirt, but the filter doesn't hold much and they can be hard to find. Why does mom buy these Wal-Mart vacuums when I had refurbished a Kirby G6 in the basement waiting for a bag? Poor thing is falling apart, literally. Its bound for next spring's yard sale!


Post# 165891 , Reply# 79   1/14/2012 at 19:43 (1,954 days old) by danemodsandy (Waterloo, IA)        
Stephen:

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Why does your mom prefer plastic Walmart vacs to the Kirby?

It seems to be a housewife thing - many prize lightness in appliances. My own mother decided Walmart stick vacs were preferable to her Compact C-2. The fact that none of the stick vacs (there was a procession of them, about one a year) could do any above-the-floor cleaning whatsoever did not faze her in the least. She loved being able to whip eighteen ounces of cheap plastic out and wave it around and tell herself that she'd "vacuumed" - masses of fuzzy gray evidence to the contrary.

But what the hey - they were LIGHT. And that was what mattered to her. Jeez.


Post# 166121 , Reply# 80   1/17/2012 at 05:10 (1,952 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Well-what happens to a vacuum left for the garbage collector??It only gets crushed in the trash truck-so--it smashed anyway.Picking up water with the Dyson--Bad idea-do this too much and the water gets into the motor-you have a shock hazard.and throwing vacuums down the stairs is bad,too,abuse.Vacuum lover-collectors don't pick up water in vacuums not designed for it and don't throw their vacuums down the stairs.Go to the website "Classic Refuse Trucks" and they have videos of vacuums being smashed in trash trucks.

Post# 166675 , Reply# 81   1/22/2012 at 11:14 (1,947 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        
And the worst vac I've ever tried is...

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The Bissell Easy Vac - far from easy. Difficult to remove filter tray, difficult to push across carpet unless the squeegee strip is removed and the hose pulls the vacuum over and the last time the handle hit me in the back of my head, I truly had enough.

Post# 166704 , Reply# 82   1/22/2012 at 15:28 (1,947 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Not wanting to get dragged into what seems to be a mighty mess, one of the things I do is a consultant engineer to a vacuum company here in SA and I must say the worst part of that job is purposely damaging a good machine, I hate it, We have to take a brand new vacuum and drive it into walls, drop them ,over load the motors. It kills me every time we destroy a vacuum

Post# 166710 , Reply# 83   1/22/2012 at 16:05 (1,947 days old) by jakesvacs (England!)        
A mighty mess it was!

We all got onto each others nerves over something silly, i would like to appologise to everyone who got upset in that argument. Hope we can all get back to collecting!

Anyway I agree; I would feel absolutly gutted pushing good vacuums into walls and testing them to their capabilities.


Post# 166740 , Reply# 84   1/22/2012 at 19:32 (1,946 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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gsheen - what a waste of money!

In the UK, companies often put the machines back on the market and tag the badge "refurbished" on them. Good way to recycle and make money.


Post# 166757 , Reply# 85   1/23/2012 at 01:00 (1,946 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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We recycle the machines when we are done with them, Its by no means a wast of money , we have found horrendous faults with vacuums that would have caused major problems if the vacuum had hit the market. In SA our conditions are allot harsher than in EU country's.

I could never with a clear conscious sell a machine we had nearly destroyed as a rebuilt vacuum that would not be right at all.


Post# 166773 , Reply# 86   1/23/2012 at 08:23 (1,946 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Ah - that's good to know. You didn't say that initially.

Post# 368267 , Reply# 87   3/11/2017 at 19:47 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

I have smashed a Eureka Maxima. Good riddance. I'm Parwaz's age, too

Post# 368290 , Reply# 88   3/12/2017 at 13:07 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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This is easy.
I was visiting my sister and she gave me her vacuum to be serviced. That nightmare of vacuum was Volta/Zanussi ErgoEasy bagless canister.
Now to the problem. Horrible cyclone design. It was clogged very badly when I got it.
I cleaned the whole vacuum and filters.
Bin is in two part. Another part is cyclone chamber (pleated "hepa" filter in it). Second chamber is where the dust should be collected.
Cyclone system is designed to work the way that dust is separated in cyclone chamber and then it should enter the another chamber. Problem is that separation doesn't work. Almost all the dust just get wrapped around the pleated filter and it clogs the vacuum. To make it worse dirt can't enter the bin because it must first go through the cyclone part. Which gets clogged in a few minutes.

Overall vacuum is poorly made, hose and cord is very short and it's extremely noisy. That high pitched scream is pain to listen. No sound insulation what so ever.

So I saved the motor and I threw away rest of the vacuum.

As a return I gave my old bagged Volta to my sister and she has been very thankful about that. She said that it's the best vacuum she ever had.


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