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Post# 182214   5/23/2012 at 11:21 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Right so this is my first post on here so if I do anything wrong, don't shout at me! well, i've got a big thing for commercial vacuums, mainly because I spent a lot of my childhood in commercial environments lol I love the simplicity, durability and their ease of use. Theres not many domestic cleaners that i've got on well with over the years and almost always go back to using a commercial vacuum of some sort. So I was wondering, is there anyone else who uses a commercial vacuum in a domestic setting? or is there anyone who runs a cleaning company etc that has experience with them? what are your thoughts?

I'll start, these are my dailys. First is the Ensign Stealth 1 which is essentially a rebadged Sebo X1 made by the cleaning supply company Johnson Diversey, Second is my Kerstar KV15/1 (for my hardfloors etc) and third is my Hoover u7008 that I use for doing the communal carpets in the hallway outside my flat.






Post# 182215 , Reply# 1   5/23/2012 at 11:22 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
kerstar...

this is my big red kerstar from around 1980

Post# 182217 , Reply# 2   5/23/2012 at 11:25 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Hoover u7008

and of course the tank...

Post# 182225 , Reply# 3   5/23/2012 at 11:56 (2,873 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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HI Ryan 

 

Really like you Kenstar , I like that style of tub type vacuums, I also have the hoover U7008, I used to have 24 of them but they were sold to a guy who cleans a college here. he flat out refuses to use any other type of vacuum, he traded almost  new sebo 370's and numatics for them. he brings them into my shop twice a year for a service and belt change.

 

Nice to have you here

 

Gareth 


Post# 182228 , Reply# 4   5/23/2012 at 12:03 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

thanks, I can't praise the U7008 enough, it weighs a ton but they're just brilliant and when parts need replacing they're easy to work on. What more could you want in a commercial vacuum lol the Kerstar is a lovely old tub, probably the quietist vacuum I own. And the thing I love is the fact that Kerstar still make commercial vacuums to this day, they've been around for years

Post# 182234 , Reply# 5   5/23/2012 at 12:53 (2,873 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I love commercial Vacuum Cleaners, but only own one, a Numatic... That's all I need say, ha ha!

I WILL buy more sometime though, when I expand my collection.


Post# 182253 , Reply# 6   5/23/2012 at 13:35 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

its quite hard to get used commercial vacs because they've usually had a hard life and to buy new they're considerably more than a regular vac. I've just spent a small fortune doing my Sebo's up lol

Post# 182256 , Reply# 7   5/23/2012 at 14:04 (2,873 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
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your commercial vacs are very nice looking machines.

As for using commercial vacuums in house i do have a Windsor Versamatic i was using earlier today, i suppose the Lindhaus healthcare pro could be considered commercial, i've also got a Sanitaire.


Post# 182259 , Reply# 8   5/23/2012 at 14:29 (2,873 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

i've never tried a Lindhaus before, but i've just been given one that needs a bit of tlc, so hopefully that'll be running soon

Post# 182267 , Reply# 9   5/23/2012 at 14:56 (2,873 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        
I also use commercial cleaners in my home

I own a Hoover Guardsman model C1631, which I have had for the last 10 years, and is still serving me well.

Post# 182270 , Reply# 10   5/23/2012 at 15:06 (2,873 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That's a beautiful HOOVER you have there! :)

Post# 182296 , Reply# 11   5/23/2012 at 15:54 (2,873 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Raycarter 

 

Now thats a vacuum, wish I could get my hands on more of those , I have a few that we use in the cleaning company I own with my DAD. Great reliable powerfull machine.

Gareth 


Post# 182328 , Reply# 12   5/23/2012 at 16:54 (2,873 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Good photos Ryan. I remember the Hoover commercial upright very well. One of the first vacs I ever used when I started working for a cleaning company when I was 18. God they really did weigh a ton but I loved the noise they made and they did pick up well.

Post# 182331 , Reply# 13   5/23/2012 at 16:57 (2,873 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
U7008

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Yep and they obliterated any furniture that got in there way too :) 


Post# 182337 , Reply# 14   5/23/2012 at 17:07 (2,873 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

A few years ago, I almost bought one of them Hoover commercials (the older model without the massive bumper, can't recall which model no. it was), I was put off by the weight of it, and the fact that the bag it had had a few holes, so, I left it...

My favourite over-the-top massive commercial vac is my Victor Europa 271, it's bigger than that Hoover commercial, and weighs just as much, and it is just insane at cleaning, cos you don't adjust it to the carpet height, it adjusts the height of the carpet for you... :P



Post# 182340 , Reply# 15   5/23/2012 at 17:10 (2,873 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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the model without the big bumpers was called the 912 


Post# 182362 , Reply# 16   5/23/2012 at 18:22 (2,873 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Ryan, I also love that Kerstar. It's a very neat looking machine. I reminds me of the Nilfisk, only bigger and more sturdy. I like that Hoover, too. It's not a great looker, but I bet it is a tank. Far more sturdy than most of the commercial vacuums on the market.
Justin


Post# 182366 , Reply# 17   5/23/2012 at 18:31 (2,873 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

That Victor brings home a memory or two. I used to have some old, well-used examples of these in storage. Not sure if they worked or not, and it was rare I needed a part off one. I had them under the Victor, Nilco, and Electrolux brands.

Post# 182470 , Reply# 18   5/24/2012 at 18:22 (2,872 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

LOVE that victor upright! I know there was definitely an Electrolux badged one and possibly a Goblin one too called the Dogsbody? But I might be wrong. I remember seeing a US Hoover Commercial similar to the guardsman but in red and a kind of brushed steel with a head lamp on the front, that was a gorgeous looking machine. I rarely use the u7008 in my flat purely because it's just too big, but it does a great job of the communal hallway carpets, I love the sound of the sand and grit hitting the dirt chamber lol The Kerstar is a lovely machine, so well built and reliable and funilly enough it has a Hepa filter under the chrome grille on top so filtration is great too.

Post# 182481 , Reply# 19   5/24/2012 at 19:54 (2,872 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Ryry, the Goblin Dogsbody was a cleaner similar in style to the Philips Carpeteer, which in itself is a cleaner sold under many names, such as Fakir, Nilco, and Genie. This machine bore an overriding resemblance to the Electrolux 170 cleaner, but I am not at all sure if the two designs were related, or made under licence, or whatever else. Your Victor machine in your pictures came under the Electrolux and Nilco brand names over the years.

Post# 182505 , Reply# 20   5/25/2012 at 09:11 (2,871 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

ah that makes sense, i always had it in my heas the Dogsbody was a commercial type upright based on the 271 Electrolux, those little Fakir/Nilco/philips etc upright are still available new in germany under the Fakir brand… http://www.ebay.de/itm/FAKIR-TK-300-Buer...

Post# 182523 , Reply# 21   5/25/2012 at 14:56 (2,871 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

They were still available here in the UK until recently. They may still be so.

Post# 182531 , Reply# 22   5/25/2012 at 16:23 (2,871 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

interesting, what were they branded here in the UK? and who sold them lol

Post# 182532 , Reply# 23   5/25/2012 at 16:26 (2,871 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

They were identical to that one you showed me. A company called Denis Rawlins was selling them.


Post# 182533 , Reply# 24   5/25/2012 at 16:29 (2,871 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

There you go.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO vintagerepairer's LINK


Post# 182539 , Reply# 25   5/25/2012 at 17:23 (2,871 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

awesome! wouldn't mind one of them

Post# 182611 , Reply# 26   5/26/2012 at 14:04 (2,870 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Slightly off topic but Sebo minded - for those hankering over the Felix Royale, it is now at John Lewis priced at £239-95, the similarly coloured Rosso model is £259 which includes the small turbo brush head.



Post# 182640 , Reply# 27   5/27/2012 at 01:20 (2,870 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

That Sebo reminds me of the retro phones sold on ebay pretending to be GPO replicas with the Union Flag slapped on them, except they're american design phones (based on the Western Electric 500 shape) and made in china.... :\

Post# 182658 , Reply# 28   5/27/2012 at 04:18 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I don't think I'd find dialling using that number... Shape (I could probably think up a better name if I'd ingested more caffeine) very easy.


Post# 182667 , Reply# 29   5/27/2012 at 04:54 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"that number... Shape"

"Dial" is the word... :P

It's like dialling on a rotary phone, only you're pressing the buttons, not turning the fingerwheel...

Plus I've had a couple of those cheap chinese phones, they're pathetic, wouldn't bother with them, especially as you can buy the real thing cheaper than the knockoffs... :P


Post# 182668 , Reply# 30   5/27/2012 at 04:58 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ah yes, dial... How silly of me.

I wasn't going to buy one anyway, I'm more than happy with my Binatone Avon 300, even if I can't make sense of the memory function, or get it to work...


Post# 182670 , Reply# 31   5/27/2012 at 05:35 (2,869 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Well, I've got a Wild and Wolf TRIM phone that I've owned for nearly 2 years. I bought it for a reminiscent tribute phone to my late Dad who loved the originals. Infact when I was growing up, we had three originals in the home - two dark blue ones and a horrible plastic-covered dark green one. The whole design really appealed to me and it still does. I've had no problem with the phone. It made well be Chinese made but it's good to see it's available again as the original one just did what it is supposed to do.

I can't see how it is possible to get the original ones though unless you seek out the rare original push button types - surely with the digital phone lines, pulse dialling isn't available anymore?


Post# 182673 , Reply# 32   5/27/2012 at 06:35 (2,869 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
Made in China

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What most people do not realise is that made in china does not always  mean cheap junk.

Yes there are factory's that do turn out rubbish but there are other ones that don't.

 

It totally depends on what the odering company wants. There is a company called KingClean in china, they build many vacuums for many different company's. what is hard. 

 

Im not going to mention names but two competing company's medium budget vacuums come out of this factory, the one you would be hard pressed to find were it was manufactured, the plastic is good quality, it feels strong, the hose has a silcone feel to it nicely finished and good quality machine. The other machine is terrible , hard brittle plastic , rough edges, the hose is made from such poor quality plastic that if you bend it far enough it splits, nothing fits together properly every thing feels loose. yet these two machines are made in the same factory. Its what the designers and more so accountants want 


Post# 182677 , Reply# 33   5/27/2012 at 07:07 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

I said before that I thought there was nothing to stop China making good quality products if that was what the company purchasing them asked for, but no, others knew best. Thank you Gary for writing this.


Post# 182679 , Reply# 34   5/27/2012 at 07:17 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"pulse dialling isn't available anymore? "

It certainly is available, BT support it still, and most cable suppliers do too, and you can get VOIP adaptors that support pulse dial phones too...

The only issue is these days the hardware at the exchanges is all digital, so they're very exacting as to what rate the phones pulse at, and they must be around 10 pulses per second (pps), with some tolerance either way, so if the dial isn't properly looked after and adjusted, it'll not dial, my GPO 746 needs it's dial adjusting cos it's slightly out of the 10pps rate, and will not break dialtone, but all my other phones that I've used on the line happily dial... :)

The fun thing about the original Trimphones though is they had a lovely glow in the dark dial, and the glowing was provided by a nice radioactive source, a tube of Tritium behind the dial, though these days the stuff has past it's best and doesn't glow, it still poses a radiation hazard, and can only be disposed of in some specialist locations... :S

Later models (both rotary and pushbutton) lacked the glowing part due to the concerns about health related to the radioactivity, as it was during a time when people feared anything to do with radiation (despite the fact they were happy to have radiation in the form of TV & radio signals!!), so they dropped the Tritium to keep people happy...

Some people remove the tritium tube when they restore them,and either leave the phone as-is, or they paint the back of the dial with modern glow in the dark paints, restoring the glow, but without the dose of radiation every time you dialled... :P

Personally I'm not keen on the Trimphone design, or the chirping tone-ringer, I prefer my bells and big weighty phones... :P


Post# 182680 , Reply# 35   5/27/2012 at 08:20 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

You can still tap out a number using the button under the handset, if you have a non cordless phone which is connected to a BT line.

Post# 182687 , Reply# 36   5/27/2012 at 09:43 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"You can still tap out a number using the button under t

And I have done in the past... :P

It's a bit of a faff though cos get it wrong and you have to start again... :\


Post# 182690 , Reply# 37   5/27/2012 at 10:12 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Yes but one has to consider the reasons why it was originally done. Small price to pay.


Post# 182691 , Reply# 38   5/27/2012 at 10:19 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Yes but one has to consider the reasons why it was orig

Yep, it was done cos Strowger's funeral home was losing business cos his opposition's wife worked in the local telephone exchange as an operator and was passing the business over to him, so Strowger came up with the automatic exchange to cut out the operator... :)

Must have taken one heck of a commercial vac to clean telephone exchanges though with all those selector banks shedding metal fragments as they wore out... :P

(See? I got it back on topic!!!)


Post# 182694 , Reply# 39   5/27/2012 at 10:34 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

No, I didn't mean that. I mean the reason why anyone would want to 'tap' out a number on the top of a phone instead of using the dial on the front of it. It was to by-pass the lock on a telephone which they should never have been using in the first place.

Post# 182695 , Reply# 40   5/27/2012 at 10:55 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
for david...

Found this earlier, looks like your Victor...

Post# 182698 , Reply# 41   5/27/2012 at 11:03 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Hold on, tapping a number ?

How do you do that ?


Post# 182699 , Reply# 42   5/27/2012 at 11:08 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Hmm...

"6 - Pile height adjustment"

Where?? :S

That said, the photograph of a Victor there shows the 171 which is flatter it seems (and could have height adjustment), but the drawing is right for a 271, apart from the height adjustment, cos it has fixed axles... :\


Post# 182702 , Reply# 43   5/27/2012 at 11:18 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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6 Pile adjustment!? Wow, you're spoilt for choice there, ha ha!

I was happy today finding out I had 4 Pile adjustment in my Ranger.


Post# 182703 , Reply# 44   5/27/2012 at 11:18 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"How do you do that ?"

You tap the hookswitch really fast, 1 tap for "1", up to 10 taps for "0"...

Post# 182704 , Reply# 45   5/27/2012 at 11:19 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"6 Pile adjustment!? Wow, you're spoilt for choice t

Erm, not quite, it's "Item number 6 - Pile height adjustment"... :P

Post# 182706 , Reply# 46   5/27/2012 at 11:22 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Erm, not quite, it's "Item number 6 - Pile height adjustment"... :P" Ha ha ha ha ha! Sorry, I got that a bit wrong! Ha ha.

Post# 182756 , Reply# 47   5/27/2012 at 16:46 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

got sent these earlier by someone I know, brings back memories of my school lol they're c1983..

Post# 182757 , Reply# 48   5/27/2012 at 16:47 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

and the classic BVC Commercial cylinder which I believe is still in production..

Post# 182758 , Reply# 49   5/27/2012 at 16:48 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Are those Electroluxes floor polishers ?

Post# 182759 , Reply# 50   5/27/2012 at 16:50 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

a few domestic models too (strangely offered as contract machines)

Post# 182760 , Reply# 51   5/27/2012 at 16:51 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
jamie...

the two Columbus uprights at the bottom? no they're regular uprights, essentially the same as the Electrolux c12 style models from about the same time

Post# 182763 , Reply# 52   5/27/2012 at 16:57 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

I think the key word in all of that is 'contract'. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the use of those domestic cleaners was strictly limited to certain terms and conditions. It does state they are domestic and household machines, available as part of the contract. I may be wrong, but those booklets look like the types available to those maintaining schools and such places.

Post# 182765 , Reply# 53   5/27/2012 at 17:01 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

it was lol think it was an NHS supply catalogue of some sort actually

Post# 182767 , Reply# 54   5/27/2012 at 17:13 (2,869 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Those vorwerks are amongst the most robust machines I have ever seen, we sell the new versions. customers often bring in those old et30 vk117's in for repair more than 30 years old still working fine just need a new belt. 


Post# 182770 , Reply# 55   5/27/2012 at 17:16 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

well, i think up until the arrival of the Sebo 350 it was one of the only real lightweight commercial machines, they sold them through cleaning suppliers like Jeyes Hygiene, Reckitt & Coleman and Holloway & sons in this country with their own badging

Post# 182771 , Reply# 56   5/27/2012 at 17:18 (2,869 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Dialling with the cradle switch

I've done that too. Say you're dialling the speaking clock on 123. Tap the cradle switch once quickly, pause for a second, tap twice quickly, pause, tap thrice.

My mum and my gran once had a unique occurrence. They both picked up their phones at exactly the same time and got straight through to each other - without dialling or tapping the cradle. It would have been in the early 1980s.


Post# 182772 , Reply# 57   5/27/2012 at 17:20 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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No no, I'm talking about the two Electroluxes in the first image you posted.

Post# 182774 , Reply# 58   5/27/2012 at 17:22 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"I've done that too. Say you're dialling the speaking clock on 123. Tap the cradle switch once quickly, pause for a second, tap twice quickly, pause, tap thrice." It's funny you should say that, because I tried that today but ended up getting through to the emergency services! How did that happen ?

Post# 182775 , Reply# 59   5/27/2012 at 17:25 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Well the Vorwerk has got to be the original answer to the problems with cleaning which Dyson perceives as an issue. Except that not only can the Vorwerk go 'around' things like a Dyson ball, such is the design that it is flat enough to go right under them too. I am sure I am not the first to consider the ball cleaners to be designed around the idea of using a ball, as opposed to being designed around the perceived problem of not being able to clean around obstacles. Because if cleaning around things was the problem to be solved, there are I feel more effective ways of doing it.

I did once have someone bring me in a couple of Vorwerk cleaners for minor repair. I can't remember the models and I saw so few that they all look the same to me. Well, not quite, there seem to be those like in the picture here, with a motor unit on a metal pole, and those later ones with flat bodies, with the handle and softbag all in one unit. Well the man who bought them in was a caretaker at a school, he said that the vacuum cleaners had long been replaced with cylinder types and that the Vorwerk uprights should have been taken off site. Well they hadn't and his staff still used them and liked them as went under small tables and chairs with ease, as well as cleaning effectively. He paid the bill for the repair, goodness only knows if he was able to get the money back, I didn't ask and I didn't care. I just know that by rights the cleaners would have been maintained under a contract at one time of the day.


Post# 182776 , Reply# 60   5/27/2012 at 17:26 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
jamie...

yes theres two polishers at the top of the brochure with the Columbus tub, they were all Electrolux's really but Columbus Dixon made them under license I think? bit like Sebo and Ensign etc

Post# 182777 , Reply# 61   5/27/2012 at 17:29 (2,869 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
benny...

I remember a few years back working at Gatwick airport, there was a cleaner who used to clean the ticket desks every night and he always had a Vorwerk VK117 with him, he said it was perfect for the job because it was quite confined behind the desks. He said at the time that it was about 25 years old and he'd had it since new. great little machines. It was a badged as a Jeyes Hygiene rather than a Vorwerk though

Post# 182778 , Reply# 62   5/27/2012 at 17:32 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Mr Murray, it happened because you have to develop the knack of doing it. It's easy when you know how, although call me perceptive, but I would have bet my new kettle that you'd gone off to try as soon as you read about it. The dial telephones which were around for so long, and still are of course, could be fitted with a physical lock & key which sat in the hole of the number 1 on the dial. Doing this prevented the dial from being turned enough to dial out numbers. All that a dial actually did was to send pulses down the phone line and this could be replicated by tap-tapping the switch under the handle. I don't know enough about it to know how people explained away the large phone bills which they inevitably would have had despite having locked the telephone, but then I don't think itemisation of bills existed at this period in time either so it would be hard to say. Given that my father would never have a telephone in the house, it's a wonder I ever knew how to use one correctly, never mind fraudulently.

Post# 182786 , Reply# 63   5/27/2012 at 17:55 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"but I would have bet my new kettle that you'd gone off to try as soon as you read about it." Actually, I didn't.

A few years ago I would have though, but I've learned patience since then, collecting Vacuum Cleaners teaches you that valuable skill!


Post# 182788 , Reply# 64   5/27/2012 at 17:58 (2,869 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

You still tried it though. You do make an old man chuckle.

Post# 182796 , Reply# 65   5/27/2012 at 18:11 (2,869 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh well, at least something good came out of it! Ha ha.

Post# 182831 , Reply# 66   5/28/2012 at 02:30 (2,869 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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VK116 and 117 


Post# 182832 , Reply# 67   5/28/2012 at 02:37 (2,869 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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vk 122( last of this shape before the new 131) and 121  

 


Post# 182833 , Reply# 68   5/28/2012 at 02:40 (2,869 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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vk 141 latest model a vk 121 with its bag next to it and a vk 135 


Post# 182837 , Reply# 69   5/28/2012 at 03:25 (2,869 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

There was someone selling one of them Columbus Dixon Eurekalux vacs on ebay last year, they were wanting £150 (or thereabouts) for it, dunno if they managed to sell it or not... :P

Post# 182841 , Reply# 70   5/28/2012 at 05:23 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

He still is, and an Electrolux c12. I want them but i'm in the process of trying to get an 1986 Audi 200 Quattro back on the road and it isn't cheap lol vac buying has to go on hold for a bit :(

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Post# 182842 , Reply# 71   5/28/2012 at 05:24 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I love the VK117! really wouldn't mind giving one of those a go.

Post# 182848 , Reply# 72   5/28/2012 at 05:53 (2,868 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'm not sure if it is any relation to the Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaners you were talking about, but a new member (dickiec) has a Vorwerk in his collection.

Post# 182853 , Reply# 73   5/28/2012 at 06:18 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

yep a Vorwerk 136 system

Post# 182857 , Reply# 74   5/28/2012 at 07:51 (2,868 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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136 

 

Same as the 135 but has the newer eb360 carpet nozzle and has a more liver green colour., Not my favourite of the vorwerks , I prefer the 122, the 130 131,135,136 are very heavy for a vorwerk and as a result the cleaner head neck joint breaks with ease. 140 much better and lighter but if i were to use one in my house the 122 would be it.

 

Ryry audi 200 , is it the turbo, nice cars I had a 1990 version very costly to maintain though :) 


Post# 182860 , Reply# 75   5/28/2012 at 08:33 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

yep its a Turbo lol its a wagon too so it should be quite a fast but practical old beast. But it's been off the road for 12 years so needs recommissioning. But it does run luckily lol I know all about big car running costs, my everydayer is a Rover 800 lol

Post# 182905 , Reply# 76   5/28/2012 at 14:16 (2,868 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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ouch my every day is a e 230 merc also a heavy beast the sl although its got a bigger engine is lighter and so it gets better mpg 


Post# 182964 , Reply# 77   5/28/2012 at 16:31 (2,868 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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It is at times like this I like to gloat about our 1997 Ford Fiesta 1.25 which gets over 45MPG :)

Post# 182968 , Reply# 78   5/28/2012 at 16:59 (2,868 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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mmm my old Fiesta "old box" 1.8 diesel used to return 70mpg. These were the days!

Post# 182969 , Reply# 79   5/28/2012 at 17:04 (2,868 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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They still are the days if you can find one for sale that hasn't been used for mile after mile without oil changes, as many seem to be.

Post# 182973 , Reply# 80   5/28/2012 at 17:17 (2,868 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Jmurry 

I will take my heavy fuel consumption any day thanx. Its comfy big powerfull and above all safe. A friend of mine was in the same car when he was hit on the driver side by a ford explorer. He climbed out afer forcing the drivers door open the Explorer driver had to be CUT out. 

 

I will however say that I managed to do significant damage to my sl ( profile pic ) after reversing MY range rover ,,, over it nose  ,, in my garage ,,,, it still started though I should be getting it back tomorrow from the panel shop


Post# 182976 , Reply# 81   5/28/2012 at 17:45 (2,868 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
"Got through to Emergency Services"

You probably inadvertently dialled 112, the European version of 999.

Post# 182982 , Reply# 82   5/28/2012 at 18:02 (2,868 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yes but the problem is Jamie, the 1997 models were all used by learner schools, most have been abused and the "cheaper' ones with better warranties are the Mazda 121. I looked at that model when I was changing up from my old Mk2. The next Fiesta up from that is a lot safer, more comfortable and as economical.

I'm not sure about the current version though - for the size I may as well change up to a Focus.



Post# 183013 , Reply# 83   5/29/2012 at 01:01 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Like Gareth says, I HATE small cars. I bought a Toyota Aygo and Fiesta Zetec S, both brand new. Didn't get on with them. Give me a big gas guzzler anyday. I love my old 800, it cost me £600 with tax and mot, has leather, digital climate control, electric everything, heated seats, 4 speed auto, memory seats etc etc. I've covered around 20k in it in just under 2 years and its been a 100% reliable. I love it to bits. Prior to that I had a 620Ti which was just as good.


Post# 183015 , Reply# 84   5/29/2012 at 01:03 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

front view...

Post# 183019 , Reply# 85   5/29/2012 at 01:57 (2,868 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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very smart 


Post# 183021 , Reply# 86   5/29/2012 at 03:04 (2,868 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

You must be having a lot of fog there.


Post# 183025 , Reply# 87   5/29/2012 at 03:22 (2,868 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

lol nah they're just my 'look at me!' lights ;)

Post# 183026 , Reply# 88   5/29/2012 at 03:29 (2,868 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

No? Really? You youngsters and your cars, eh?

Post# 183027 , Reply# 89   5/29/2012 at 04:01 (2,867 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I can remember when I had a subwoofer the size of a full size car tyre in the boot of my car, and mags, big mags , way to big for the car mags  , and spoilers ,and enough spotlights to light a small city ,,, I cringe when i look back now


Post# 183028 , Reply# 90   5/29/2012 at 05:27 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"and enough spotlights to light a small city"

I recall a 2CV I saw on the web years ago that had about 20 or 30 spotlights fitted to the front.... :P

Post# 183030 , Reply# 91   5/29/2012 at 05:47 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Oh, here we go, 30 additional lights fitted on a 2CV6... :P

(and no, I don't know why he did it, he just "did")



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Post# 183031 , Reply# 92   5/29/2012 at 06:02 (2,867 days old) by dickiec ()        
Vorwerk 136 System

Hey Guys,

As my Vorkerk 136 got mentioned yesterday I thought I would upload a pic of my system.

I use this as my daily vacuum for quick pickups round the house. Mainly because its so light. Also, as I have the Polilux PL515 head its great for my quarry tiles in my kitchen.

Cheers,

Dickie. :o)


Post# 183092 , Reply# 93   5/29/2012 at 14:25 (2,867 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

nice 136! i wonder if that 2CV can be seen from space?

Post# 183094 , Reply# 94   5/29/2012 at 14:30 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I really hope you don't drive around in that 800 with the fog lamps on all the time! That is one of my pet hates for drivers. It is mostly BMW drivers that do that.

Post# 183102 , Reply# 95   5/29/2012 at 14:43 (2,867 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

It seems to be the way to go, Mr Murray. I can't say I like it either. What did make me chuckle was when I went on a coach trip recently to an out of town shopping centre with some of the other residents in my building. A small car roared straight past us, and when I say roar do I mean roar, with two young gentlemen in the front seats looking mighty pleased with themselves. I do think they possibly thought they were a sight to behold. In contrast, the message they sent out was somewhat in contradiction to the image I expect they hoped to portray, and the lady in front of me, one of our younger members, muttered "What a pair of" and used a term which I can't print here, other than to say we all own one. At least I hope we all do. I did chuckle.

The funniest part came though when they got stuck behind a car in the lane to our right, who wanted to do a right turn and was holding the traffic back until such time they could do so. It reminded me of a time when I saw a car which was so badly designed that it was almost sitting on the road as it was so low, making it impossible for the driver to get over a speed bump he'd come up against. I did pity that driver, especially when a group of young ladies in short skirts walked past and pointed at him and laughed.


Post# 183105 , Reply# 96   5/29/2012 at 14:53 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'm sure I can think of a few guesses as to what she said about them!

Just today we were out and a blue Citroén Saxo (it could only be that though, eh ?) which was almost scraping the ground, had those inane bumpers that protruded from the sides and the tyres were so "low profile" that they probably only held 1 PSI at the maximum flew past. Well, sped to be specific. If it did fly I may have shown some interest.

As I expected, at the wheel was a lad who looked just out of short trousers, with sun glasses on (it was raining) and listening to "boom boom" music, as I call it.

Needless to say I was glad to be in the Ford Fiesta with Roy Orbison in the cassette player.

The youth of today, it never ceases to amaze me.

I may be 16 myself, but I have very different views to most people my age.


Post# 183109 , Reply# 97   5/29/2012 at 14:57 (2,867 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

You are 16 years old and driving?

Post# 183112 , Reply# 98   5/29/2012 at 15:00 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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No, my mother was driving. It wouldn't surprise me if the driver of that Saxo was underage however.

Post# 183115 , Reply# 99   5/29/2012 at 15:04 (2,867 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Oh I see. You did give me a fright then!


Post# 183117 , Reply# 100   5/29/2012 at 15:10 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ha ha, sorry, I didn't intend to deceive!

Post# 183120 , Reply# 101   5/29/2012 at 15:27 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

As a side note, in the UK some people with certain disabilities can be issued with driving licences at 16... :)

I have the same opinion of chavs in their junkbox cars scraping along the ground, I'd rather see the cars go through a crusher than allow them on the roads, it gives a bad name to genuinely good young drivers, and pushes up insurance costs cos of them wrapping their scrapmobiles round lampposts doing handbrake turns expecting girls knickers to fall down in awe...

Sadly I don't drive, can't afford to, fingers crossed for winning the Euromillions idiot tax tonight though... :P


Post# 183121 , Reply# 102   5/29/2012 at 15:31 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Sadly I don't drive, can't afford to, fingers crossed for winning the Euromillions idiot tax tonight though... :P" I'll be rooting for you, ha ha!

Post# 183122 , Reply# 103   5/29/2012 at 15:32 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"As a side note, in the UK some people with certain disabilities can be issued with driving licences at 16... :)" Where can I get such a disability!?

Post# 183123 , Reply# 104   5/29/2012 at 15:32 (2,867 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

2CV, sir, you are a hard act to follow. You have wit, I will say that much.

Post# 183125 , Reply# 105   5/29/2012 at 15:36 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Where can I get such a disability!? "

If it were that easy, I'd be driving by now... :P

Post# 183127 , Reply# 106   5/29/2012 at 15:37 (2,867 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

My 800 is lowered slightly and certain speed humps can be a problem. I didn't do it to look chavy though, I did it too improve the handling, it's been stiffened up all round. And also the fact that with the standard suspension the nose pointed up in the air, especially under acceleration

But no I don't use my fog lights unless its foggy or visibility is poor. It's actually illegal to do so when visibility isn't poor and that would a bit hypocritical in my line of work ;)


Post# 183128 , Reply# 107   5/29/2012 at 15:37 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"2CV, sir, you are a hard act to follow. You have wit, I

Bombardier beer helps... :P

At least it does for me, then again Hobgoblin beer works too... :D


Post# 183130 , Reply# 108   5/29/2012 at 15:40 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"2CV, sir, you are a hard act to follow. You have wit, I will say that much." He was taught by the best - My good self. Weren't you David *wink wink*.

Post# 183132 , Reply# 109   5/29/2012 at 15:42 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"It's actually illegal to do so when visibility isn't poor and that would a bit hypocritical in my line of work ;)" Of course, you're a post man! I knew you'd give it away in the end :)

Post# 183135 , Reply# 110   5/29/2012 at 15:44 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Bombardier beer helps... :P

At least it does for me, then again Hobgoblin beer works too... :D" Perhaps if you switched to Tesco Value lagers for 80p per pack you'd be able to drive!

OK, they are basically flavoured tap water, but there is a teeny tiny bit of alcohol...


Post# 183139 , Reply# 111   5/29/2012 at 15:51 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Perhaps if you switched to Tesco Value lagers for 80p p

Tesco Value Lager?? I wouldn't even use that nasty stuff to flush the toilet... :P

I like proper beer me, none of that piddlewater for me thanks... :P


Post# 183140 , Reply# 112   5/29/2012 at 15:52 (2,867 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

lol I feel like a post man sometimes, I probably walk as far

Post# 183143 , Reply# 113   5/29/2012 at 15:54 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Tesco Value Lager?? I wouldn't even use that nasty stuff to flush the toilet... :P" If you lived in my house and that was the only alcoholic drink available - YOU'D DRINK IT! Ha ha.

Post# 183144 , Reply# 114   5/29/2012 at 15:57 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"lol I feel like a post man sometimes, I probably walk as far" Yeah, with all the cuts in jobs it is only a matter of time before they combine policing and postage!

Post this letter, catch that criminal, deliver this parcel, stop that drink driver etc...

Of course, there would be perks, like swiping a parcel when there was a Vacuum Cleaner inside! Ha ha.


Post# 183150 , Reply# 115   5/29/2012 at 16:00 (2,867 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

lol I'll stick to catching criminals i think

Post# 183153 , Reply# 116   5/29/2012 at 16:03 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Probably best!

If you don't mind mentioning on here, what "rank" (I believe that is the term) of Police Officer are you ? I'm purely interested, that is all.


Post# 183155 , Reply# 117   5/29/2012 at 16:05 (2,867 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

constable lol bog standard beat bobby. wouldn't change it for the world. best job ever. got no interest in promotion because I don't want to be stuck behind a desk

Post# 183156 , Reply# 118   5/29/2012 at 16:06 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"YOU'D DRINK IT! Ha ha. "

I'd rather drink the dirty water out of a Rainbow vacuum's basin... :P

Or just do without alcohol, which I probably will have to next week cos I'll be poor thanks to bills that need paying... :(

Ah well, must start brewing my own sometime.... :P


Post# 183159 , Reply# 119   5/29/2012 at 16:11 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"I'd rather drink the dirty water out of a Rainbow vacuum's basin... :P" Oh please, I'm drinking my tea... If I were using the Tesco Value Tea Bags I could always joke that the water from your Rainbow would taste better, but I'm actually drinking very good Typhoo...

When I do drink, which I rarely do, it is a nice glass of red or white wine. Cheap stuff, of course, but good all the same. You'll know when I am drinking, because I'll be even more witty than usual, which is like breaking the speed of light, but it is possible :)

I'm so modest, don't you think ?


Post# 183165 , Reply# 120   5/29/2012 at 16:19 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Give yourself 10 years for your tastebuds to reprogram themselves, worked for me, I went from Budweiser to Hobgoblin in a blink of an eye and I'll never go back... :P

Damn my floor needs a clean, I'll have to use the Victor soon methinks, one pass cleaning and a great workout in the process... :P


Post# 183168 , Reply# 121   5/29/2012 at 16:25 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Damn my floor needs a clean, I'll have to use the Victor soon methinks, one pass cleaning and a great workout in the process... :P" Make sure Ryan doesn't catch you! Drunk in charge of floor cleaner...

Seriously though, I did once vacuum after a wee bit of red red wine and ended up taking the quick way down the stairs when I lost my balance tip-toeing to vacuum the lamp shade at the top of the stair case.


Post# 183169 , Reply# 122   5/29/2012 at 16:30 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Make sure Ryan doesn't catch you! Drunk in charge o

No worse than vacuuming without due care and attention... :P

Nah, I'm not vaccing tonight, can't be bothered to (the beer effect, well, at least that's my excuse)... :P


Post# 183173 , Reply# 123   5/29/2012 at 16:39 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"No worse than vacuuming without due care and attention... :P" My cat can vouch for that, she's had a few near misses in the past, due to tiredness more than anything else.

Post# 183174 , Reply# 124   5/29/2012 at 16:42 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Our cats are well trained, as soon as a vacuum even moves they vanish... :P

Especially the Tristar and Sanitaires... :P


Post# 183176 , Reply# 125   5/29/2012 at 16:48 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Buttons used to be like that with out old Hitachi when she was a kitten but now she's well used to the sound of Vacuum Cleaners every day!

Post# 183180 , Reply# 126   5/29/2012 at 16:52 (2,867 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Ours are used to the sound, but so long as they're in another room, cos I liked to chase them cos I'm just a git like that, so they just stay out of my way... :P

Post# 183185 , Reply# 127   5/29/2012 at 17:00 (2,867 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh you're wicked!

I did once accidentally manage to suck Buttons' tail up with the upholstery tool of one of my Vacuum Cleaners. She still has a complex about upholstery tools to this day, ha ha.


Post# 183249 , Reply# 128   5/30/2012 at 05:48 (2,866 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
"Make sure Ryan doesn't catch you! Drunk in charge o

I'm going to have to put a blue light on one of my Sebo's to catch ya! that would be some chase..

Post# 183259 , Reply# 129   5/30/2012 at 10:10 (2,866 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

A Sebo with some Blues & Twos, that'd be a sight... :P

Post# 183262 , Reply# 130   5/30/2012 at 10:40 (2,866 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have 11 cats and you'd be dammed if you could find any when you switch on a vacuum cleaner.

 

drinking and vacuuming , so Ryan I suppose talking on the cell phone and vacuuming is a no no too :)  


Post# 183404 , Reply# 131   5/31/2012 at 10:59 (2,865 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Back to vacuums , I picked up this little wonder today , wetrock mono vac 6 , it has awesome suction , nice and quiet


Post# 183508 , Reply# 132   6/1/2012 at 03:50 (2,865 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Love that! What a cool looking little vac, Looks a bit like the Tennant machines we used to have here a few years back.

Did you know that using floor machinery and talking on your phone is one of the biggest causes of collisions in the home. People just don't concentrate enough when vacuuming these days! And it's us that have to pick up the peices when someone totals their vacuum on a peice of furniture or accidentally wipes out the cat. Drunk vacuuming is no better, i might start a christmas campaign every year against it. Say NO to drunk vacuuming!


Post# 183509 , Reply# 133   6/1/2012 at 04:49 (2,864 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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These machines are available in the UK , 



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Post# 183513 , Reply# 134   6/1/2012 at 05:16 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

so they do, they've got some kind of link to premiere products too

Post# 183515 , Reply# 135   6/1/2012 at 05:27 (2,864 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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hey I love those old looking premier dry vacuums 



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Post# 183525 , Reply# 136   6/1/2012 at 06:17 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I have one, they're absolutely fantastic. last forever

Post# 183540 , Reply# 137   6/1/2012 at 07:59 (2,864 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Those premier vacs look like some sort of slow-cooker... :P

Post# 183545 , Reply# 138   6/1/2012 at 08:24 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

my premiere...

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Post# 183546 , Reply# 139   6/1/2012 at 08:26 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I always thought they looked a lot like those vintage espresso makers

Post# 183548 , Reply# 140   6/1/2012 at 08:30 (2,864 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Yea thats the one, I had one many years ago but can't find it any more :( 

 


Post# 183561 , Reply# 141   6/1/2012 at 10:10 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

my brown and cream Sebo X1 arrived today, just giving it a clean then i'll post pics

Post# 183562 , Reply# 142   6/1/2012 at 10:24 (2,864 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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wow never seen a brown and cream x1 cool 

look forward to seeing it 


Post# 183576 , Reply# 143   6/1/2012 at 12:33 (2,864 days old) by Trebor ()        
RE: reply #24

The vacuum shown in vintagerepairer's link looks like a Regina Brush n' Beat

Post# 183577 , Reply# 144   6/1/2012 at 12:58 (2,864 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Beautiful HOOVER Commercial there!

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I have a few, but not in that condition. They weigh a TON. I also have a nice red Guardsman, AND, was given this pristine (and will stay that way) Commercial from Mr. Rick Asquith.

Post# 183603 , Reply# 145   6/1/2012 at 14:12 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

My new arrival, a very early Sebo X1 Automatic

Post# 183638 , Reply# 146   6/1/2012 at 15:45 (2,864 days old) by baglessball ()        

I would like to see thy machine next to a cream and brown Henry.

Does anybody own backpack vacuums?


Post# 183640 , Reply# 147   6/1/2012 at 16:00 (2,864 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

i've always wanted one of those Hypervac ones with the clear top, you can see all the dust whizzing round lol


Post# 184011 , Reply# 148   6/3/2012 at 06:27 (2,862 days old) by baglessball ()        

Like the Hoover ones they have in the USA? I would be well happy for one of those.

Post# 184054 , Reply# 149   6/3/2012 at 13:48 (2,862 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hi all, I love the Sebo upright cleaners, i have several from the earliest to the most recent. The one I prefer for daily use in my flat is the Sebo/sorma TM 375, it's excellent, it cleans quickly and beautifully and filters the air pretty well; it's an "idiot proof " vacuum cleaner, self adjusting and self controlling; hose and wand for qick edge cleaning or upholstery cleaning are very easy to reach and use.Following are some pictures!
Tommy


Post# 184060 , Reply# 150   6/3/2012 at 14:11 (2,862 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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tm 375

Post# 184088 , Reply# 151   6/3/2012 at 18:00 (2,862 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

That's a lovely machine, great colour scheme too, I love the red and white

Post# 184090 , Reply# 152   6/3/2012 at 18:12 (2,862 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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thank you!
I like it much too, and I also have the larger TM 455 ( sebo Automatic X3) that works nicely in my larger other house.


Post# 184092 , Reply# 153   6/3/2012 at 18:18 (2,862 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yah, nice colour and photo.


Post# 184188 , Reply# 154   6/4/2012 at 10:23 (2,861 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Tommy...

would love to see some more pics of your older Sebo's

Post# 184225 , Reply# 155   6/4/2012 at 16:51 (2,861 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hello!! I'll take some good pictures next weekend and post them here, I can just upload an ugly one taken in the wharehouse while thy were waiting for cleanup!
Tommy


Post# 184413 , Reply# 156   6/5/2012 at 15:14 (2,860 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

cool machines, whats the Advanced one in the background?

Post# 184415 , Reply# 157   6/5/2012 at 15:29 (2,860 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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There is the advance yay ,  It looks like it may be a carpetwin 20

 

I also have a sebosorma 455, I see a taski  there too, unusual machine in it uses a small by bass motor with seperate cooling fan for suction on a clean air dry vacuum, these motors are normally reserved for wet& dry vacs 

Gareth 


Post# 184420 , Reply# 158   6/5/2012 at 16:13 (2,860 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hello, thank you very much!
Yes the huge beast in the background is an Advance Carpetwin 200, never seen it working, It was just gifted to me and it seems to need a little bit of restoration. In my collection it takes the right place as a great example of large surface upright cleaner before the introduction of Sebos uprights, as well as the full sized Taski and Columbus uprights!
Yes I like Lindhaus vacuum cleanersand know Lindhaus owners in Padova, Italy. They manufacture great appliances and take much care of technological improvements without loosing simplicity and ease in use.
The Taski Tapitronic was the ONLY commercial clean air upright with using a by-bass motor (cooling fan separated from vacuuming fan), recently given up for exceptionally made motors in order to match the HEPA certification. I also have a nice Hako upright cleaner in red/black, just like a Lindhaus in a different colour.
Another thing that I like very much, going back to Sebo, is the use of their power nozzles for MANY other brands of commercial upright cleaners. For example Electrolux in Europe has often used Sebo pns for commercial canisters like the UZ 930, one of my favorites!
Could write for an hour so I quit,
Kisses, T


Post# 184421 , Reply# 159   6/5/2012 at 16:26 (2,860 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Electrolux Uz 930 with pn UZ 934 is one of the best commercial canister cleanrs I've ever had and used in my life!!!! So powerful, so quiet, so durable...here's a photo!

Post# 184436 , Reply# 160   6/5/2012 at 17:30 (2,860 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

I have seen a good deal of those, but never with the PN. Thank you for sharing this. I have noted a socket for a PN but never did see the whole set up and I am intrigued by the hose. It must have the power cord running inside it. Had I not seen this, I would have and indeed did think that the cord for the PN would have clipped externally along the length of the hose. Despite having a PN, it is clear from the wear on the end of the metal part of the hose that someone has been using the cleaner without an attachment by rubbing the hose over the surface. Genuine hoses did usually survive such treatment, showing only minimal signs of wear, like this one. None genuine hoses used to wear away very quickly. I wouldn't have expected to see a hose being used in this way when a PN was present as disconnecting the lead to the PN to use the hose or an attachment must have been fiddly, more so with those cleaners where the cord ran the length of the hose.

Post# 184437 , Reply# 161   6/5/2012 at 17:33 (2,860 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

I must say I did not mind the cleaner at all and thought the footswitch to be rather convenient, but they were so very heavy to carry and to pull around. I cannot imagine they were liked by people who had to use them all the time.

Post# 184442 , Reply# 162   6/5/2012 at 18:04 (2,860 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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ahhaha ! havy for sure! but very well made! I'll post better and more detailed pictures soon, but the electrified hose is great and has a powe switch on top, it's the style of German/ swedish electrolux of that time. However the vacuum has incredible suction and a wonderful hepa type bag, plus a a huge hospital grade filter and a hepa filter system is availble( now at nilfisk Advance)I'll s one of the most abused Electrolux designs ever!!!!!Copied by Anybody!!!! Surely not goood for households, I remember seeing some of them un my house in the eighties...but that was not household....Tommy

Post# 184444 , Reply# 163   6/5/2012 at 18:10 (2,860 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Morphy Richards did a copy of it about 5 years ago and they sold for some utterly stupid price like £40. They were fabulous value for money, and though not as robust as the Electrolux original, they were equally as bulky. Incidentlally, the hose on this cleaner is also the same as the ones used on UK models too for a good deal of years.

Post# 184445 , Reply# 164   6/5/2012 at 18:11 (2,860 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Here it is

CLICK HERE TO GO TO vintagerepairer's LINK


Post# 184470 , Reply# 165   6/5/2012 at 20:19 (2,860 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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OBVIOUSLY NOT THE SAME IN TERMS OF QUALITY....BUT WHEN A GOOD DESIGN WORKS...

Post# 184492 , Reply# 166   6/6/2012 at 03:39 (2,860 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

The Morphy Richards, I don't think they were available in the UK for all that long for some reason. I should point out that in my message where I said the hose end was the same as the UK Electrolux cleaners, what I meant was the hose on your Electrolux with PN was the same, not the Morphy Richards hose.

Post# 184496 , Reply# 167   6/6/2012 at 04:11 (2,859 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
While we're on the subject of tubs with Sebo powerheads…

anyone remember these? I desperately want one, c1985 Jeyes Hygiene Ensign SDV with the optional 'power wand'

Post# 184498 , Reply# 168   6/6/2012 at 04:13 (2,859 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Ensign SDV...

Post# 184875 , Reply# 169   6/9/2012 at 08:18 (2,856 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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ahhahaha I'm bidding on this "tennant" I really don't know why it is in Italy as I've never heard before of this brand here! I like the colour however!
P.S.: tomorrow I'll take some pictures of my commercial vacuums for this thread!
Greetings from Milan,
Tommy


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Post# 184877 , Reply# 170   6/9/2012 at 10:10 (2,856 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Sebo made those models for tennant EU, Its just a x2 in nice colours, Tennant is a huge name in floor care, there main business however are the big autoscrubbers you see in shops schools huge office blocks, They also make really big cleaning machine like road sweepers and washers.

BTW can't wait to see that advance up close

 

Gareth


Post# 184926 , Reply# 171   6/9/2012 at 17:33 (2,856 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hi all and Gareth, I bought the Sebo/Tennant for 55 Euros with shipping!!!
Tomorrow as promised I'll take some pictures of ALL my commercial babies to fit this thread!
Good night!
Tommy from Italy


Post# 184981 , Reply# 172   6/10/2012 at 05:33 (2,855 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Look forward to seeing them!

Post# 184984 , Reply# 173   6/10/2012 at 05:55 (2,855 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Me too!


Post# 185060 , Reply# 174   6/10/2012 at 13:32 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        
Advance beast

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Hi this is my advance ! It' s a monster!!!! Omg can't di it with my iPhone ...

Post# 185070 , Reply# 175   6/10/2012 at 15:30 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        
as promised, the beast!

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Post# 185071 , Reply# 176   6/10/2012 at 15:30 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185072 , Reply# 177   6/10/2012 at 15:31 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185073 , Reply# 178   6/10/2012 at 15:32 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185074 , Reply# 179   6/10/2012 at 15:33 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185075 , Reply# 180   6/10/2012 at 15:34 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185076 , Reply# 181   6/10/2012 at 15:35 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185077 , Reply# 182   6/10/2012 at 15:35 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185078 , Reply# 183   6/10/2012 at 15:36 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185079 , Reply# 184   6/10/2012 at 15:37 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185080 , Reply# 185   6/10/2012 at 15:37 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185081 , Reply# 186   6/10/2012 at 15:38 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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sorma/sebo/advance

Post# 185082 , Reply# 187   6/10/2012 at 15:39 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185083 , Reply# 188   6/10/2012 at 15:40 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185084 , Reply# 189   6/10/2012 at 15:41 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185085 , Reply# 190   6/10/2012 at 15:41 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185087 , Reply# 191   6/10/2012 at 15:42 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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adv comparison

Post# 185088 , Reply# 192   6/10/2012 at 15:43 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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I'm very sorry for the low quality of these images, but I had no camera with me!!!


Post# 185090 , Reply# 193   6/10/2012 at 16:13 (2,855 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

What are we seeing in the Advance's bag chamber? I can't quite make it out...

Post# 185092 , Reply# 194   6/10/2012 at 16:28 (2,855 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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it' is the original black cloth bag and down is the suction motor...the brushmotor is HUGE!!!!I wish this vacuum cleaner worked!

Post# 185097 , Reply# 195   6/10/2012 at 17:07 (2,855 days old) by sanitaireboy99 ()        

Usually for me, a Sanitaire or a Royal would be the best commercial decision for me. Those are one of the bests!! :D

Post# 185132 , Reply# 196   6/10/2012 at 20:57 (2,855 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
What a beast!

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My elementary school had an Advantage like the one pictured. If I remember correctly, it was surprising quiet! Of course it was in nasty condition. In my experience, very few janitors maintain their equipment.

One of janitors actually let me use it and help him clean classrooms after school. A parent donated a plastic based Hoover Convertible and of course, I started using that.


Post# 185133 , Reply# 197   6/10/2012 at 21:00 (2,855 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Oh I remember the Advance very well! The one our school had was an orange and cream model though, not red and white - also love the Sebo you've got there.


Post# 185161 , Reply# 198   6/11/2012 at 07:52 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

never seen a Carpetwin before, didn't even know we had them over here. That's definitely one to add to my want list lol

Post# 185162 , Reply# 199   6/11/2012 at 07:59 (2,854 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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They are truly lovely machines, that's a 20" the 16 is more common and easier to use too. there was even a 14' cast iron one 


Post# 185163 , Reply# 200   6/11/2012 at 08:04 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

found a few old pics..

Post# 185164 , Reply# 201   6/11/2012 at 08:05 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

heres another...

Post# 185166 , Reply# 202   6/11/2012 at 08:18 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I'm really glad i've started this thread, its really interesting!

Post# 185176 , Reply# 203   6/11/2012 at 11:00 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
btw I cleaned this one up today...

Got given this Lindhaus recently, quite an unusual vacuum in this country. It's in very good condition but needs a new suction motor

Post# 185178 , Reply# 204   6/11/2012 at 12:32 (2,854 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Ryry 

 

That is a great vacuum really nice 

 


Post# 185179 , Reply# 205   6/11/2012 at 12:44 (2,854 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

it'll be even better when it works lol it was full of water, motors beyond saving sadly :(

Post# 185707 , Reply# 206   6/15/2012 at 20:31 (2,850 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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oHello Guys today I received the Sebo/Tennant i purchased on ebay. I found it extremely dirti and I was a little bit sick obout it. but after a little cleaning it seems to be in good shape and it works nicely. I'm impressed by the difference in suction ( and noise) compared to my SOrma 375. 1100 watts vs 900 watts. Think I have to buy a new filters. At the moment I 've just washed them very well,
Pictures coming!
pre and after and with the Sorma


Post# 185709 , Reply# 207   6/15/2012 at 20:31 (2,850 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Post# 185710 , Reply# 208   6/15/2012 at 20:32 (2,850 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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3messy inside

Post# 185712 , Reply# 209   6/15/2012 at 20:33 (2,850 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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4cleaned

Post# 185713 , Reply# 210   6/15/2012 at 20:34 (2,850 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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05 clean

Post# 185807 , Reply# 211   6/16/2012 at 05:52 (2,849 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

great looking pair, the Tennant has the later curvier style body that my Ensign Stealth 1 has. Definitely needs some new filters!

Post# 185850 , Reply# 212   6/16/2012 at 16:18 (2,849 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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My latest addition 

Numatic nvq 370, Love these machines for cleaning up the workshop, so nice and quiet. 


Post# 185856 , Reply# 213   6/16/2012 at 16:42 (2,849 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

thats an odd combo, haven't seen one with the steel top and plastic tub for a while, they are lovely machines though

Post# 185859 , Reply# 214   6/16/2012 at 16:45 (2,849 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
1985...

I've always loved the NV250, Great little vacs

Post# 185860 , Reply# 215   6/16/2012 at 16:46 (2,849 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
1985..

All-steel commercials

Post# 185867 , Reply# 216   6/16/2012 at 16:58 (2,849 days old) by airways ()        

sweet i love commercial vacuums!


Post# 185868 , Reply# 217   6/16/2012 at 16:59 (2,849 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

that makes two of us lol thought it would be interesting to start a commercial vac thread since they don't usually get much attention from most collectors lol

Post# 185879 , Reply# 218   6/16/2012 at 18:00 (2,849 days old) by hoovermanmike ()        

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Post# 185911 , Reply# 219   6/17/2012 at 02:32 (2,849 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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RYRY 

 

That is a very common machine in SA, This is a current model, the drums come in green or red, we dont get the metal base drms here any more 


Post# 185929 , Reply# 220   6/17/2012 at 07:37 (2,848 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I used to collect Numatics, had loads at one stage. The Numatic factory is in Chard now in the west of england. I'd still say that Numatic's are by far the most popular commercial vacuums in this country, they're everywhere. We still get metal buckets though, but the option of plastic ones is there to I think lol The NV250 and 350 are almost unchanged from their 1976 design. They're not cheap though

Mike that carpet cleaner is an real old one, pre 1990.


Post# 185988 , Reply# 221   6/17/2012 at 13:35 (2,848 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
some of my commercial vacuums

This orange UZ920 is late 70´s early 80´s. This sold also with Electrolux, Euroclean and Volta labels.
Middle one Electrolux UZ930 Professional is 1985 design. Electrolux used this old floornozzle with commercial models early 1990´s. This Euroclean UZ930 is late 1980´s. I love these, these are the most used commercial vacuums here. Schools, armys, hospitals, shops, ships all are still using these=)

Best Regards
Markus


Post# 186002 , Reply# 222   6/17/2012 at 15:23 (2,848 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Absolutely love the Volta Markus, would love to see a youtube video of this one ;) that style of vacuum has been sold here in the UK under many different names. I've seen Morphy Richards, Karcher and Wolf. Heres a picture of my Morphy Richards Bulldog...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ryry_87's LINK on eBay


Post# 186233 , Reply# 223   6/19/2012 at 08:53 (2,846 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Hoover U7008

Been using My Hoover U7008 commercial today, Can't get enough of this one, its just so good. It Just goes to show you don't need massive wattage and cyclones for it to be a really effective cleaner. It's a bit big and heavy to use everyday but I drag it out when I want to give the carpets a really thorough clean.

Taking on a project U7008 for my mate soon, needs a new handle and fan and a hell of a lot of tlc, its been in a garage for years but looking forward to reviving it!


Post# 186239 , Reply# 224   6/19/2012 at 10:41 (2,846 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

always amazes me how much fine dust it seems to get up that the Sebo's and Miele S7 leave behind lol

Post# 186309 , Reply# 225   6/19/2012 at 15:59 (2,846 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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this is one of my favourite vacs EVER

Post# 186310 , Reply# 226   6/19/2012 at 16:01 (2,846 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I absolutely love it, just wish I had more carpet to clean. I need to hire a hall or something lol

Post# 186311 , Reply# 227   6/19/2012 at 16:06 (2,846 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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I have to say that this cleaner mght be heavy and bulky in an average even large home and on medium-high pile carpeting but I had the chanche to use it on a low pile commercial carpet in a very large office and it was so easy to manuver around furniture and so quiet...with better filtration it would have been a perfect cleaner!
tommy


Post# 186313 , Reply# 228   6/19/2012 at 16:09 (2,846 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Mine has been converted to use paper bags, Electrolux C12/Sanitaire bags work great and filtration is improved massively

Post# 187674 , Reply# 229   6/30/2012 at 02:57 (2,836 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Every one was showing there's so here is my Electrolux panther commercial vacuum complete with its PN.
This vac has a 20 m cord its insane


Post# 187775 , Reply# 230   6/30/2012 at 17:59 (2,835 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

fantastic machine, so well designed. How old is this one?

Post# 187793 , Reply# 231   7/1/2012 at 04:05 (2,834 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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1996 model


Post# 187857 , Reply# 232   7/1/2012 at 18:40 (2,834 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

funny, they've been in production for over 30 years in one form or another

Post# 188260 , Reply# 233   7/4/2012 at 10:53 (2,831 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        
Kerstar Vacuums

I've never heard of this make before.

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Post# 188353 , Reply# 234   7/4/2012 at 17:56 (2,831 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Kerstar vacuums

There upright vacuums are sourced from Ivac, the tub and wet& dry's look familiar, I have seen them been manufactured but can't think who does it, Time for some searching through old photo's


Post# 188447 , Reply# 235   7/5/2012 at 10:48 (2,830 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Kerstar have been around nearly as long as Numatic and Premiere. I have two Kerstars a big KV15/1 from 1980 with a Hepa filter on top and a smaller KV10/1 from 1986.



Post# 188448 , Reply# 236   7/5/2012 at 10:50 (2,830 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Kerstar KV15/1

Kerstar KV15/1

Post# 188449 , Reply# 237   7/5/2012 at 10:53 (2,830 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Kerstar KV15/1

Post# 188473 , Reply# 238   7/5/2012 at 12:47 (2,830 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Kerstar KV10/1

the pair

Post# 188481 , Reply# 239   7/5/2012 at 12:59 (2,830 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"great looking pair" Please Ryan, this is a family forum! :)

Post# 188994 , Reply# 240   7/8/2012 at 07:50 (2,827 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I managed to get a brand new hood for my Sebo 360 last week, I'm well chuffed to say the least! getting in sebo parts in brown and cream is getting quite difficult now

Post# 190267 , Reply# 241   7/16/2012 at 21:52 (2,819 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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'Dont know if the member on here exists, but this is a lovely wee video of the new Sebo Felix Royale.

 



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