Thread Number: 34083  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Flour UNDER The Carpet Test For Hoover Tempo Widepath
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Post# 369357   3/27/2017 at 20:02 (448 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        

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I bought a new 5'x7' Mohawk medium pile carpet for vacuum tests in my basement recently. I wanted to see what vacuums had enough power to pull flour up through the carpet into the dust bag.

The test was completed with only 2 complete strokes (2 forward/2 backward) at medium speed right through the middle of the flour. I think this qualifies as maybe 50% total pickup? Maybe less since it seemed to just spread it around a lot.

This Hoover Tempo was quite mediocre with 80 CFM at the nozzle and an airflow density of about 2.5 CFM per square inch. AND all this cleaning power comes from a motor requiring 12.2 Amps @ 120 Volts = 1464 Watts.

BTW, my thumb pointing horizontal in pic#4 is meant to be taken as a "Meh" rating. The Widepath works great on everything on and in the carpet, just not under it.


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Post# 369364 , Reply# 1   3/27/2017 at 20:58 (448 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I'm now curious to see how well your Panasonic, Riccar, and Simplicity will perform for this test. Even tho I am a huge fan of these type of vacuums, I always question about their deep cleaning performance because I always felt that these actually don't deep clean that good.

Post# 369372 , Reply# 2   3/27/2017 at 23:24 (448 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

Don't deep clean that well.

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