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Youtube vacuum smashers, lets do something about them!
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Post# 384413   1/17/2018 at 23:06 (278 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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So we all know this videos are distasteful and unpleasant, but there is something we can do, this guy has a ton of videos involving water in vacuum cleaners, so I've been encouraging anyone who feels as I do to flag his videos as promoting dangerous and reckless activities. Its not safe, and I do wish he's just electrocute himself, but in the meantime lets all flag those videos!


Post# 384414 , Reply# 1   1/17/2018 at 23:54 (278 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I guess he wanted

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water in his basin! All kidding aside, if it's the sane guy who made other videos, (how many could there be)? He's clearly "not the full shilling", no friends, anger problems,... we ALL know people like that. I WILL say.... that Electrolux came back numerous times after being smashed. He had to drop weights on it to kill it.

Still, this IS America. We cannot be responsible for the ignorance of others. I've said that before.
Flagging it as being dangerous, however, is an idea.

Post# 384415 , Reply# 2   1/18/2018 at 00:11 (278 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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This must stop !
Let's find him and that distasteful Kia.

Post# 384416 , Reply# 3   1/18/2018 at 00:20 (278 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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People with heavy mental disabilities resort to smashing shit. Also the more people needlessly smash this stuff, the less of it is left. Look at how many classic cars were crushed and destroyed in the past and how rare they are now.

Many Plymouth Superbirds were worthless in 1970 and driven into the ground, or had their wings and nosecones torn off and thrown away. Now it's a half a million dollar car restored, and still costs more than a Ferrari Enzo as a beat up barn find. Same with the Tucker coupe, insurance companies called it "deadly and dangerous" and with nobody allowed to buy it, a lot of them got destroyed. Also a very costly car today.

On a smaller scale, same happens with vacuum cleaners. The more people needlessly destroy and throw out, that's one less that comes to market, shrinking the pool more and more. Then the price of remaining used ones climb higher and higher. Hell, the computer my parents bought when I was a kid, think I can try and buy that back today? It rarely comes up for sale. They all were scrapped because they were claimed to be "worthless".

Just flag those vids as terroristic acts or whatever that option is on youtube and hope for the best. YouTube rarely listens to video report flags, but after that incident with Jake Paul in Japan's suicide forest a week or two ago where youtube ignored the video report flags, maybe the bad press will get them to respond more to reports.

Post# 384418 , Reply# 4   1/18/2018 at 00:33 (278 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

I remember seeing a spy movie made in the '70's where
during a car chase, the hero ran his mint '63 Jaguar XKE
straight into a concrete wall. I literally felt sick.

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Post# 384437 , Reply# 5   1/18/2018 at 14:03 (277 days old) by royalfan (Chicago)        

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That's just awful!
Let's flag him off YouTube!

Post# 384448 , Reply# 6   1/18/2018 at 15:51 (277 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Flag him! That poor little Electrolux!

Post# 384451 , Reply# 7   1/18/2018 at 16:41 (277 days old) by Phaeton (Los Angeles )        
I have such a hard time understanding

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Hello All,
I so don't get it. Whoever is smashing the vacuums it does seems to look like they are doing it on their property or a place where they work.
I would guess they paid for the vacuum and I am of the opinion that they can do what they want with these vacuums. I just don't see making a big deal about this.
I for one could care less about this and yes I have saved a few vacuums from the trash bin and I have put a few in the trash bin.
I am not trying to hurt anyoneís feeling as we are all entitled to our opinions.
Well with all this being said I did buy a Hoover Convertible Model 65 that is in really poor shape, but I guess you could say I am a sucker for a sucker.
I might use the green hood and the lens that came with it and many years ago Krylon made a paint call Heather or Heather Rose we used. It will never be perfect but it will go good with my Hoover RS.
Thank you for looking,

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Post# 384457 , Reply# 8   1/18/2018 at 17:43 (277 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Seeing that 1205 broke my heart! However, I've smashed a Eureka Maxima before. I would NEVER touch a vintage machine tough!

Post# 384468 , Reply# 9   1/18/2018 at 19:31 (277 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
He destroyed another...

After a few others, and myself commented our honest opinions about the 1205 destruction, he decided to mock us by destroying this Super J. I am never watching his videos or even going to his channel again.

Post# 384475 , Reply# 10   1/18/2018 at 21:14 (277 days old) by Bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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The more flagging this guy gets, the more comments he gets only fuels his need to destroy more things. I feel he needs to be ignored, no comments, no flags, just pretend he doesn't exist.

Post# 384478 , Reply# 11   1/18/2018 at 21:45 (277 days old) by Sharky (Germany)        

It has become an unpleasant habit to "flag someone off" a platform just because you don't like their content. That's not what freedom is all about, at least for me. I'm from Germany and we have to deal with a new law which requires social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to remove "problematic content" immediately, driving people to report everyone crossing their way with an opinion they are just not comfortable with. It has become insane and dangerous.

Get a grip - after all it's only a vacuum cleaner and adults should be able to just accept and realize that a vacuum cleaner does not mean the world to each and everyone.

"Let's flag him off - this has to stop" - sorry, but that is an attitude which makes me feel more uncomfortable than seeing someone trash a vacuum.

Post# 384481 , Reply# 12   1/18/2018 at 22:40 (277 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I completely agree with Sharky's comments. There are far greater things in today's world to worry about than someone destroying THEIR OWN property.


And, as has been noted, the more attention these people get the more they're going to keep doing it. "Ignore them and they'll go away."

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Post# 384499 , Reply# 13   1/19/2018 at 09:47 (277 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Yes! By playing into this guy's game you are giving him the attention that he wants ! It's sad but I just wouldn't play into it.

Post# 384503 , Reply# 14   1/19/2018 at 11:12 (276 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Damn! I've been looking for a 1205 or a Super J and this ass-for-brains is trashing them willy-nilly! However, I have smashed some trash found plastic bagless vacs that were broken. Smashing the cheap bagless cleaners is so satisfying!

Post# 384508 , Reply# 15   1/19/2018 at 13:18 (276 days old) by bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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This has always been a hot subject on this forum, Ive seen discussions of it get very nasty indeed. There are those on here that feel smashing anything vacuum related is an offense of the highest order. I read someone on here get there proverbial posterior reamed because they accidentally sucked up a coin in a machine and broke it. We all come from very different walks of life and have very passionate opinions on our hobby. I for one couldn't even bring myself to smash the worst vacuum in the history of the world. Since this is such a touchy subject lets all try to keep it very civil, just my two cents!

Post# 384511 , Reply# 16   1/19/2018 at 13:29 (276 days old) by Hank (Cali)        

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I look at it this way, regardless of a video of it they would do it anyway. Furthermore if they had not posted the videos to begin with no one would have known. That said heís trolling for views and negative reactions for YouTube ad revenue. Heís admitted it. Itís annoying sure, but it doesnít ruin my day.

Post# 384525 , Reply# 17   1/19/2018 at 19:57 (276 days old) by H702 (Virginia )        

I have an apology video coming soon since it seems my vintage videos have ďoffendedĒ some collectors. I will be deleting the vintage videos out of respect for the people who feel offended over it.

Now let me set some things straight... first of all I wasnít doing this for Attention Iíve been destorying things since I was a kid I have videos from at least 4 years before YouTube was even created!! (Not vacuums though) the past two years Iíve been getting vacuums honestly I will say I have gotten carried away but that was due to how many views itís gotten not the negative comments or I would had already stopped!

Now about the vacuums. Iíve only destroyed ONE vacuum that had nothing wrong with it. And it was a new modern vacuum I got on Black Friday. I actually bought two one for a video and one for keeps (itís not that great of a vacuum though)

99% of the vacuums I get either are going to the TRASH or have been abused beyond repair (yes I know it seems some of you here might actual be able to manage that) What you donít know is all the vacuums I donít destroy if thereís nothing wrong with them I donít touch them, Iíve seen some interesting ones of the years which I would probably collect some but the thrift store usually wants way to much for vintage working ones. A lot of people going all out and not even realising the story of the vacuum.

Iím very sorry if anyone thought I was offending them by destorying vacuums, I donít have any issue with vacuum collectors. I wonít call myself a vacuum collector but thereís been times Iíve held onto a few vacs before giving them away, but I will admit to watching some videos and a little upset that some of the people Iíve watched videos of have been harassing and bullying. I thought the bullying stopped in high school?

And about flagging the videos thatís very disrespectful to me and the YouTube community. My videos are up to par with YouTubeís policy. Now some comments thatís been posted by others are against YouTubeís policy and if they continue ill be reporting them as a lot are harassing and bullying which is wrong! I see something almost everyday about online bullying itís sad and can be difficult with someone that maybe suffering with something.

Now onto my apology. (Sorry if itís not allowed here). I will keep up this forum, but the next vacuum I find thatís either cheap or about to be trashed as long as it mostly works and is older than early 80s I will post it here and give it away to someone who really wants it (along as shipping is not to bad)

Once again Iím sorry and I hope to prove that anyway you guys (or gals) have some really neat vacuums and I hope you all have a great weekend.

Post# 384538 , Reply# 18   1/20/2018 at 00:00 (276 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


THANK YOU for your beautiful and heartfelt posting.

Post# 384539 , Reply# 19   1/20/2018 at 00:30 (276 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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There's two sides to every story. Thank you for sharing yours. You handled that with dignity.Props to you!

Post# 384540 , Reply# 20   1/20/2018 at 02:28 (276 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The video links don't work.So I don't know who is doing the smashing.

Post# 385243 , Reply# 21   2/2/2018 at 14:53 (262 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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I don't believe the internet's done serving Justice.

Post# 385244 , Reply# 22   2/2/2018 at 14:57 (262 days old) by royalfan (Chicago)        

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I think you need to remove all of your vacuum content from the internet as a consequence. You don't deserve to get paid advertising money for it!
I hope your parents send you to some sort of reform school.

Post# 385245 , Reply# 23   2/2/2018 at 15:00 (262 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Never forget.

Post# 385251 , Reply# 24   2/2/2018 at 16:08 (262 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
"wasn't in working order"?

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Well, I'm no Electrolux expert, but, I did hear a motor, I did see a brushroll spinning. Maybe I'm wrong...
A LOT of people just want to get a rise out of others.............. upset them, or just showcase their ignorance or arrogance. There are several "out there". It's really sad when you think about it.
As I've said numerous times, (not aiming at one particular individual), "We cannot be responsible for anyone else's ignorance, arrogance, stupidity, or bad taste".

Post# 385253 , Reply# 25   2/2/2018 at 16:33 (262 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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His videos don't bother me one bit.

Why would I care if he smashes them, fills them with water, runs over them, or drops them in a crusher?

I've sent thousands of vacuums to the crusher in my decades of vacuum sales/repair.

We used to hang hoovers from trees and blow them away with shotguns. For fun. When I worked for Rainbow. Those were considered trash, as they were trade-ins and we would NEVER have wanted someone else to own one.

If you're going to be outraged, be outraged at something worth while.

Post# 385292 , Reply# 26   2/3/2018 at 01:05 (262 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I remember seeing a spy movie made in the '70's where
during a car chase, the hero ran his mint '63 Jaguar XKE
straight into a concrete wall. I literally felt sick.


Often the cars they wreck in movies are mock-ups made from junkyard cars. Even in Hollywood, it doesn't make sense to buy a car of value for a shoot and wreck it if you can avoid it.



Post# 385303 , Reply# 27   2/3/2018 at 05:58 (262 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I will confess-I took acouple DEAD Kirbys to the sandpit for target shoots!.308 will indeed shoot thru the motor!These machine were discards and the motors were bad.This was a long-long time ago.Should have done this to a Dyson?The vac shop owner of the place I go to today was thinking of saving some dud vacuums for target practice with his pistol collection.

Post# 385304 , Reply# 28   2/3/2018 at 06:11 (262 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Car destruction-I have two DVDs from Aachen auto showing MANY cars being fed to an "EZ-Crush" car crusher-included a few Volvos,TV,Fridge,and even a boat-and a couple of scrap commercial rider mowers!One of the DVDs shows a pretty woman crunching the cars-she gleefully pushes the crush button on the EZ-Crush compactor!And even the kids get into the fun!!!An EZ-Crush crusher is great family entertainment-the kids were asked how many cars they crunched-the gleefully say how many.Enough to fill a semitruck trailer of cars to go to the shredder.Now we need videos of that!!!a 6,000 hp shredder grinding thru cars is interesting!!!

Post# 394494 , Reply# 29   7/7/2018 at 22:07 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
Lux in first video

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Can someone tell me which Electrolux model was in the first video ? THAT was the vacuum I grew up with. Itís gotta be late 60ís r early 70ís

Post# 394495 , Reply# 30   7/7/2018 at 22:43 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
It was a1205

I think back to the early 80s working in a vac shop, Like Tom, then I had no use for uprights, we threw out tons of convertibles, Westinghouse Converto Vacs, and old Eurekas , then I had no appreciation for them,now I am 52, not 17 and I know better, the stuff we were selling then I never thought would be collectable, but in those days I was sure I was the only person in the world who collected old vacuums, I have learned a lot in 35 years!When I met Clay Floyd, he taught me the History of Hoover, I thought of Hoovers then as a cheap store vacuum, I never knew the history, now I do, and I have many Hoovers as well as other stuff I didn't use to even look twice at.

Post# 394498 , Reply# 31   7/8/2018 at 00:47 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The fellow that stars in those smash videos is now working on fans--brand new ones out of the box from WalMart.The weight toss,tubs of water.He now has a large weight disc he throws onto vacuums or fans.The Lux machines he smashed seemed in good shape to me-those with the handles like that and the big step on toggle switch-those parts are broken on ones I find in Kirby or Rainbow trade in piles.There are a few old Blowers-fans out here at work-15Hp motors-would love to see him try to "smash" those while they are running--he would get smashed-would be like walking into an airplane propeller!Thats why prop tips are painted bright colors-so ground crews can see that the prop is spinning and to stay away from it!

Post# 394501 , Reply# 32   7/8/2018 at 08:44 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
A tough call

Hey all,

I love the freedoms that we enjoy by living in America.
I understand that this individual, however warped and disturbed, has a right to do whatever he wants with his legally obtained property.

That being said, I've never been able to bring myself to watch one of his videos, will never watch one of his videos, and wouldn't even want to encourage him by giving him additional views.
And I won't sign up for a YouTube account, so I couldn't flag his videos if I wanted to.

Just because you "can" do something, doesn't mean you "should" do it.
You and I visit thrift stores looking for bargains on items that we can clean up, fix up, or pass along to someone who will give them new life.
He goes to the same places, and buys the same items, so he can destroy them; insuring that nobody else will ever be able to enjoy them.

One example:
Inevitably, when I'm watching vacuum videos, some of his will show up in my suggestions.
One vacuum that he destroyed was a hand vac called the "Busy Bee".
It may be lame of me, but I sometimes buy things because I like the name.
This would be one of those times.
Aside from simply thinking that the name is adorable, we're small-scale, (not very good) gardeners, and love bees.
I would buy one of these hand vacs in a heartbeat.
However...even a Google search doesn't turn up anything except this guy's vile video.

Sadly, I don't really see what can be done, other than just not giving him more views or clicks or whatever the correct term is.
Unfortunately, he must have enough sick individuals who get off on this kind of thing to keep him going.

Maybe, if you know where he's from, and you live nearby, just make an effort to hit as many of your local thrift stores and such before he gets there.

As for me, I'm going to go give some love to my newly acquired Convertible, of which he also destroyed, according to my YouTube suggestions. 🙁


Post# 394502 , Reply# 33   7/8/2018 at 08:56 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Follow up

I just went back and re-read the post in this thread that is allegedly from the guy who makes these videos.

He claimed that he was going to take down the "vintage" videos, and post an apology.
That was in January.
Anyone know if he's done it?
His videos are still showing up in my suggestions.

Also, he claimed he never did the videos to get attention, and has been destroying things "since he was a kid."
Well...I think there are a lot of questionable things that most of us did "as kids".
It's called growing up. Seems like he needs to try it.


Post# 394504 , Reply# 34   7/8/2018 at 09:13 by Bissell3510W (Idaho)        
i think its interesting

I do understand completely where everyone is coming from, hell theres some vacs i wish he wouldn't smash, but i laugh at it sometimes and most of the time it really intrests me. Showing to see how long the motor can stand up to all of the abuse, which show cases the durability of the vacuum is pretty entertaining to me, in my opinion, however, stopping them really is doing no good, there will always these vintage machines he destoryed, if not in an shop some where, it'll be on Ebay (though, the prices are a bit higher on that site) it is painful to watch for some, including me, but just get over it, its just a vacuum, yes sometimes it can be a burden to watch, but if so just click out, simple as that, lifes too short to be a bit mad over a collectable machine destoryed, i think some of the vids are awsome, some aren't for showcasing the destruction of a vintage machine but either way, isn't somthing i think we should do somthing about, just let hunter live his life the way he wants to, he probably scraps these for metal and thats just his source of income, idk, but my opinion is, just leave em' alone and let them do there thing, if there happy there happy and atleast there not beating/killing a person. Instead somthing material. Which all this killing is somthing we should do about in the world in general. But this is a vacuum place, not a facebook, but theres just my 2 cents, nobody take this too personal, which i dont think no one will, just new here so don't want any trouble

Post# 395904 , Reply# 35   8/1/2018 at 00:33 by vacman101 ()        
it's still happening

He's not the only one, there's this clown that goes around destroying Dysons!


Post# 395908 , Reply# 36   8/1/2018 at 02:16 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

On the link to the purple haired goon smashing his Dyson we also can see a new smashing by the other man with Green hair--a "Lux Sliverado Deluxe.He also tries to vacuum his yard with it.Then he smashes a new Lasko box fan.All the "Lux needed was a new hose!

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