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Post# 373345   6/6/2017 at 15:14 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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I moved to Washington a few weeks ago in case most of you were wondering. I'm staying at a ranch where I'm working and going to college near Seattle for a semester or two. Anyway I didn't had much to do today so just thought I would share the vacuums that I'm using for the next 6-12 months. I was going to bring one of my own up there but I was told that there were some vacuums that I can use up there and some of them are commercial models. I was glad that I didn't bring any of mine because there wasn't enough room to fit in our closet, we have mostly bare floors with two rooms that have carpets inside our cabin, and I have some roommates that I totally forgot about who doesn't really care about vacuums which they would eventually break from using them.

So here are the ones at the lodge:

Eureka Precision - I'm really surprised that this still works good, however this is using type Y Eureka bags which are the wrong kind for this. This is definitely the only vacuum that I will be using here alot.

Hoover Windtunnel - This one has motor problems along with a few small parts that broke off on this.

Bissell - Don't like it, dirt caked up inside the motor that makes a weird noise.

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Post# 373346 , Reply# 1   6/6/2017 at 15:17 by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

But there's a back pack vacuum in the background. Look like a small Pro Team. Is it? Show it off!

Post# 373347 , Reply# 2   6/6/2017 at 15:18 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        
Backpack vacuums

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These are mainly for vacuuming the bare floors inside the lodge:

Proteam Mega and Super Coach - They both work good, however I don't like backpack vacuums.

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Post# 373348 , Reply# 3   6/6/2017 at 15:21 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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Sanitaire - Has dry bearings, otherwise it still vacuums good.

Oreck - Needs a new brushroll and belt, luckily all the carpets up here are low pile commercial carpets so this will be good for that.

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Post# 373349 , Reply# 4   6/6/2017 at 15:22 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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I bet this Windtunnel is the one that's replacing the Supreme.

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Post# 373350 , Reply# 5   6/6/2017 at 15:28 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        
Vacuum inside the cabin

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Here's the only vacuum that fits inside the cabin on a shelf. We would mostly be vacuuming bare floors with this but I would then later pull the Precision out for the carpets. Needs a new bag, filters, and maybe new seals.

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Post# 373352 , Reply# 6   6/6/2017 at 15:39 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        
Wet/Dry vacuums

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And out in the shop is where we keep the wet/dry vacuums.

Hang up - For small dry spills on the work bench. Works good for a small vacuum.

Ridgid - Mainly for vacuuming up saw dust. Works good but I prefer the Shop Vac better.

Shop Vac - Mainly for outdoor duties and I like using this better than the Ridgid.

And that's about it. Couldn't find any carpet cleaners here because I saw some solution for those and I'm not going to bother showing the other vacuums the staff has.

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Post# 373379 , Reply# 7   6/6/2017 at 21:45 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
backpack vacuums

Just curious, how come you don't like backpacks? It's personal preference of course, but you really can move around pretty fast with them, and you can also clean things that are higher up much easier. Of course, if you have back problems, using one of those is probably a bad idea.

Post# 373385 , Reply# 8   6/7/2017 at 03:45 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I wsould go for the Sanitaire over ANY of the upright choices shown.For the canisters-those PrTeam backpacks are nice machines.Yes,they do well for large areas of bare floor or shallow pile glued down carpets.

Post# 373390 , Reply# 9   6/7/2017 at 08:06 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The Eureka Precision is essentially a Eureka Bravo - Eureka's answer to the Hoover Elite. Very powerful deep carpet cleaner with a humongous bag that holds tons of dirt. It's also very lightweight - but very noisy, and probably has a shorter cord than the Sanitaire. Both of these Eureka uprights are great for carpets!

Post# 373412 , Reply# 10   6/7/2017 at 11:45 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
backpacks and carpet

Interestingly, most backpacks come with a carpet tool, but not a power nozzle. You could hook the volt to most backpacks, and there is an adapter available that lets you use most power nozzles with a backpack, I guess it's assumed that for most commercial carpet, a spinning brush is not needed. I have 7 backpacks in my collection, the pro team super coach is a nice model, I also really like my sanitaire backpack. My most recent backpack purchase was the mosquito construction model, it uses an industrial two stage motor.

Post# 373418 , Reply# 11   6/7/2017 at 14:54 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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The main reasons why I don't like backpack vacuums is that they are annoying for me to use and they don't feel comfortable on my back (I even have a back issue).

I actually prefer the Bravo series anyday over the Eureka Sanitaire series because those are my favorite Eurekas of all time. In fact, I also prefer the Bravos anyday over the Elites but that's just in my opinion. Eureka is or was definitely one of favorite department store vacuum brands, probably my 2nd favorite I would say.

Post# 373437 , Reply# 12   6/7/2017 at 23:16 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

Eureka definitely made some great vacuums at one time. At the convention this week I'm hoping to see if the museum has any of the Eureka power teams from the 1970's. In their day, Eureka and Hoover made some great canisters, but neither brand does anymore, and of course Panasonic is no longer in the vacuum business at all. There are certainly a few companies left that make good quality vacuums, but definitely not as many as there once was.

Post# 373581 , Reply# 13   6/10/2017 at 03:21 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Backpacks and carpets-just that most commercial carpets are glued down shallow pile-a suction carpet tool works fine there.And no rollerbrush to tangle cables if you are vacuuming an office that has lots of desks and tables with phones and computers around.The few backpacks I have came with BOTH a hard floor tool and carpet tool.Yes,you can use them with a Volt.For home-fine-but for a commercial place with lots of that shallow carpet-the Volt would not run long enough and take too long to recharge.Hence the need there for a quick change battery pack.

Post# 374535 , Reply# 14   6/27/2017 at 12:40 by panasonicvac (Easton, Washington)        

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This one later appeared in the laundry room one day. Had no idea where it came from but it almost looks like in new condition. At least it's better than a Dyson.

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