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Post# 373660   6/11/2017 at 17:00 by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        

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A few years back, I wanted to figure out a method for vacuum the vertical parts of carpeted steps thoroughly. I tried all sorts of machines and hose attachments and then I was given my first Kirby. A 1988 Heritage II Legend. Of course, I loved using it "right-way-round" but I saw fit to use it more or less downside up (or at least sideways).


Post# 373686 , Reply# 1   6/11/2017 at 22:41 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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That really shows how versatile the Kirby can be

Post# 373694 , Reply# 2   6/12/2017 at 01:23 by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Electrolux with sidekick attachment works well also.


Post# 373702 , Reply# 3   6/12/2017 at 07:48 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Great idea, Bill! We have bare floor stairs, or I would be taking out a Kirby to do this...once I pick mine up!

Post# 373703 , Reply# 4   6/12/2017 at 08:10 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice video, helps that it's my favorite machine of course! Handsome Kirby

Post# 373975 , Reply# 5   6/15/2017 at 17:41 by CharlesKirby66 (Manteca, CA)        
Great idea!

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I have been letting my cousin use my Heritage II to vacuum the stairs in the portable mode.  I was quite pissed to discover he cracked the handle where the bag hook attaches.  Of course, "he didn't do it" and has no idea how it happened.  I would love to do this, but I'm afraid I will further damage the portable handle!  cry

Post# 374409 , Reply# 6   6/25/2017 at 16:16 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        
"the vertical parts of carpeted steps"

Known as the stair riser.

Is the Kirby heavy to use as a handheld? Watching the video, it reminded me of the unwieldiness of using the Hoover Senior 612 on the stairs.

Post# 374432 , Reply# 7   6/25/2017 at 20:21 by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        

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Yes at the end of the video, I call them "risers". And the Heritage should be much heavier than any standard handheld. BUT, that machine can do 121 CFM at the nozzle. I would guess that the typical handheld might do 30-40 nozzle CFM.


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