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Post# 393972   6/27/2018 at 23:08 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I"m laughing at myself in a way, and my wife definitely thinks I"m excessive now...but as I've gotten into Kirby's, I"m vacuuming 2x- 3x times more often. Do any of you relate to this experience? Sure, if you get something you 'like', you'll use it more, of course, but, haha, I'm amazed at myself. I've had my Rainbow's for years so I cleaned more than most I"d say for sure, b/c I got satisfaction seeing what was picked up. I"ve bought 3 Kirbys this month and I guess I just like to 'try them out', rotating which I use. Anybody else experience this?

Post# 393974 , Reply# 1   6/27/2018 at 23:19 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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That has been my plan too, to rotate my collection around and use a different vacuum each week, or each few weeks. I have a corner in my kitchen at the top of the stairs that ever since the 80's has been "the vacuum corner" where the house vacuum is stored at. It kind of showcases the vacuum unintentionally when the door is closed, ends up making the vacuum a doorstop, and keeps it well ventilated so it doesn't smell, so its kind of the perfect location. I really want to get my Hoover 700 fixed up and make sure it's safe and healthy on its motor to use, and use that to clean with.

Post# 393986 , Reply# 2   6/28/2018 at 09:58 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I always try to rotate my collection, between my Electrolux Ap 200, Compact c9 and my lux discovery 2 .So i think i clean more some times, i just vacuum to make sure the belt turn for a while . Keep everything good im pretty sure i vacuum more .I do have a cat so pet hair is an issue .

Post# 394013 , Reply# 3   6/28/2018 at 17:17 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Sounds very similar to what I find myself doing every month. I used to just vacuum with one or two of my collection favorites (Usually my Sebo Felix and Riccar Premium Vibrance) and after ďtrying outĒ each of my new vacuums briefly, they would go into the spare bedroom ďvacuum collection roomĒ for safe storage.

Now, I find myself picking a new vacuum and using whatever strikes my fancy for that days cleaning. Oh and my partner also sayís Iím a bit obsessive, as I vacuum every day and sometimes more than once a day depending on how much Kermit our (Chihuahua Corgi) is shedding that day. LOL

Now for my bagged vacuum cleaners, I will choose one and use it until I fill the bag or reasonably fill the bag to the point I feel I can change and put in a new bag. That way I am not storing my bagged vacuums for any length of time with a dirty bag. I have over 100 of my vacuums in storage, boxed or bagged up nicely so they donít get used in the current rotation, so I might change that when I re-organize them next month.

I also have had fun rotating use of my Dyson V8, Shark Ion Flex Duo Clean, Hoover REACT Cordless or my Riccar Cordless SupraLite Upright for everyday quick clean ups.

The only vacuums I do not use or keep in my rotation for daily use are my rare or hard to find vacuums or my collectibles that I bought just to own and keep unused and brand new. I have a Bissell Anna and itís becoming quite a collectible since itís been retired and I love my Dyson DC24 in the special edition Target store Red. I also (Try) to keep my Maytag M1200, M700, M500 and my newest M600 Cordless new and only used briefly when I bought them, simply because I love that Maytag started making upright vacuums again and I have all four available models. But I love them so much, itís hard to not use them from time to time for fun.

Great thread and thanks for sharing Kelton, I donít own a Rainbow (yet) but I do LOVE my Kirby Sentria 2 and love seeing how well it fluffs and grooms the nap of the carpet. I can easily go for several years of using a different vacuum cleaner each month with my collection and itís a lot of fun to rotate them and change things up a bit for excitement.


Post# 394025 , Reply# 4   6/28/2018 at 19:48 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

No more vacuuming for me.
It is still the same work that aggravates my arthritis and tendonosis issues.
I prefer to have my restored vacs out in the open on display in my 'living museum' of old restored stuff.
When it is vacuuming time (coming up very soon), I do enjoy the performance of them, and rotate them out. I do find it a bit silly though when I have to vacuum the dust off the vacuums that out are on display...

Post# 394029 , Reply# 5   6/28/2018 at 23:20 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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texaskirbyguy . I noticed your location, I'm from that general area, live mostly in Coloraod springs but come back for work purposes. I would love to come say hi and see your beautifully restored Kirby;s next time I"m in Dallas, would you be open to that? No worries if not, I lived there from 2000 to 2012 in Lewisville.

Post# 394032 , Reply# 6   6/29/2018 at 02:08 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I never use any vacuums ...

That are NOT old and collectable, I really dislike anything newer than the 70s or very early 80s, Most of what I use is stuff from the 50s and 60s, I vacuum something every day, might be dusting, might be the kitchen, but I vacuum SOMETHING every day

Post# 394033 , Reply# 7   6/29/2018 at 02:10 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Right now

My daily driver is a 1952 AirWay 66!

Post# 394039 , Reply# 8   6/29/2018 at 09:14 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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I currently have 30 vacuums plus the Vacuflo Central Vac, "in rotation" at home. I now have 2 Kirbys (G3 and G4), three Electrolux (1968 model L, 1984 Diamond J, and 2014 Platinum), a Filter Queen (65th Majestic), Rainbows (E2 Black, Platinum, PE, D4, D3A, Chrome Dome D, Gold D, C), Delphin, Sirena, Vivenso, Tri-Stars (Mg2, CXL, C-8 compact), Hoover Air Revolve, Hoover React, Hoover Dimension 1000, Air-Way 88 Mark V, Air-Way Centurion 2000, Air-Way Signature Series, as well as my Kenmore 800 Series Bagless, and the Kenmore Progressive, Eureka Ultra Whirlwind, Fantom Thunder, Dyson DC17 Absolute. Plus, Stan Kann's hospital model G Electrolux out in the garage for the cars.

Post# 394046 , Reply# 9   6/29/2018 at 17:27 by ridgidwd0670 (US)        

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I use my Rainbow D4 & Ridgid WD0670 more than anything else; the Ridgid WD1670 16 gallon vac w/removable blower for vacing car & garage

The Craftsman 17762 20 gallon vac got lot of use in basement

Post# 394066 , Reply# 10   6/29/2018 at 22:46 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
It depends.

I'd say my vacuuming habits are 1-2x a week normally, but when I get a new machine i'll use it fairly often for a while until I get kinda bored of it.

Right now i'm using my recently acquired Eureka 1934a It's not as good as my other Eureka, but it's interesting to re-experience the F+G setup since my other one is outfitted with ST bags.

Post# 394077 , Reply# 11   6/30/2018 at 02:20 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

At this stage use my Kirby Avalis in turns.For canister work use my Lux Guardian Platimun-GREAT canister-the Kirby rules the WW carpets.The Lux for hard floors and above floor hose work.

Post# 394081 , Reply# 12   6/30/2018 at 07:40 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I don't vacuum as much as I'd like to. Usually, I use my Eureka 1934A for carpet, love how light it is and it cleans well. Otherwise I usually use a a Kenmore canister for above floor or tile vacuuming, or sometimes carpets too.

Post# 394097 , Reply# 13   6/30/2018 at 13:27 by chris (WV)        

I vacuum my 2 story 2400sqft house everyday with my rainbow SE which at the moment is in for service(probably from to much use)so I've been using my E-2 black. I'm a clean freak and hate dirt. I do have a cat(never again) and in the winter deal with woodstove dirt so vacuuming everyday is a most. Only rainbows allowed in this house. I do have a complete Kirby legend II but it sits in the closet because its to damn heavy.

Post# 394109 , Reply# 14   6/30/2018 at 18:15 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

PM sent!

Post# 394204 , Reply# 15   7/2/2018 at 13:02 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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I vacuum a few times a week, sometimes every day depending on how busy I am/how dirty the carpets are. The first thing I walked to as an infant was the vacuum cleaner so I have always vacuumed pretty often lol.

I keep around 5 or so vacuums at my house and I rotate through them, but my Princess III is my go-to for most tasks. Good filtration, decent attachments, long hose and cord. Sometimes I use my Princess hose with my Filter Queen when I'm doing more above floor cleaning since the Filter Queen has the high/low speed switch but the Princess hose is much longer than the FQ.

I use my Simplicity Synergy when I'm primarily doing the carpets, and I keep a Shark Powered Lift-Away near the cats' litter boxes to use around them. The Shark is the only vacuum I use in the room with the litter boxes, I got it refurbished for only 80 bucks and it's easy enough to clean when it inevitably smells like used cat litter. That was a task that I had previously delegated to a pretty basic Electrolux canister (2100 style but more bare-bones), but the cats knock so much litter out of the boxes that I figure a bagless is best. I also have a few unfinished projects laying around the house, like a half disassembled Fantom Thunder that's waiting on a new motor to be delivered.

Post# 394220 , Reply# 16   7/2/2018 at 16:10 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I JUST left a customers home who had that/your vac (Lux Guardian Platimun) and educated them a bit on it from what I had read....then some on Rainbows and Kirby's. Her grandmother paid $3k for it and she got it when she passed. Wow!! Had no idea they could cost that much!

Post# 394221 , Reply# 17   7/2/2018 at 16:11 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I love your love of the and I have the same arsenal ( SE and e2 black)

Post# 394255 , Reply# 18   7/3/2018 at 00:37 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I didn't pay those sort of prices on my Lux.Glad I didn't the dealer gave me a good price on it.It is now my Go-to canister vacuum.Really like the Platinum.Next in line are my Sebo E and D canisters.Not all dealers charge the ridiculous prices.I know the man that runs the Lux place in Greenville.He works for both the New Bern and Greenville Lux places-so he travels a lot.He is looking for other goodies for me.Also I have bought other Lux vacuums from the man-a cordless Lux and a plug in version.These are like the Simplicity Freedom cordless and plug in Freedoms.And bought 3 air purifiers from him.So-he gives me a good price.The air purifiers work really well.A particle count meter in my home shows 0 most of the time.Vacuum the filters in the purifiers with the Lux Platinum-amazing the amount of fine dust the filters catch!

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