Thread Number: 35256  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
rare Oasis water vacuum system on ebay, good price
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Post# 379469   10/9/2017 at 09:43 (253 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Post# 379482 , Reply# 1   10/9/2017 at 14:25 (252 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
does not have a separator

I could be wrong but I don't think this machine has a separator and if that is the case, I would avoid it, it will be a nightmare to clean out.

Post# 379498 , Reply# 2   10/9/2017 at 19:04 (252 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I seen a Rainbow vacuum at Salvation Army once, I made the mistake of opening it up to see why it had a note on it to leave water in it, oh my god what a smell, I about threw up. I don't understand why people still use vacuums like this that use a bowl of water as a bag. And my plumbing pipes would clog if I dumped that down my drains.

Post# 379505 , Reply# 3   10/9/2017 at 21:20 (252 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
water filtration vacuums

Obviously the rainbow that you came across was not maintained properly. I have a rainbow and a Sirena, if you don't want to dump the water down the drain you can dump it outside. After each use, remove the basin and the separator and wash them in the sink, just like washing a couple of dishes after dinner. Reattach the separator and store the basin separate from the motor unit and the dolly. This will prevent any bad smells from ever having the chance to form. I don't think the oasis has a separator so it would be a huge mess to clean, avoid any water filtration machine that does not have a separator.

Post# 379507 , Reply# 4   10/9/2017 at 21:42 (252 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

I second what Mike said.

I have, until recently ,dumped my Rainbow in the toilet for over 40 years, and have not had a problem.

I decided about a year ago to return from whince it came, so I dump my Rainbow, and Sirena in the compost bin.

Post# 379529 , Reply# 5   10/10/2017 at 08:40 (252 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I just thought this would be fun to post for the rarety of it. No it does not have a separator. It doesn't have any kind of filter

Post# 379534 , Reply# 6   10/10/2017 at 11:50 (252 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Interesting it is Phillip

Is this a Thermax derived machine?

Post# 379543 , Reply# 7   10/10/2017 at 14:48 (251 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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I actually sold an Oasis to Phillip about three years ago.

They do not have a separator, they are HUGE (like pulling a coffee table behind you), but they do clean well.

They are VERY rare.

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