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Post# 725   9/7/2006 at 00:08 (4,455 days old) by vacuuman ()        

I just wanted to say hi and that I am really enjoying Vacuumland. Thanks everyone for making this a great forum to learn and share thoughts, opinions and helpful advice.


Post# 729 , Reply# 1   9/7/2006 at 00:20 (4,455 days old) by dualsanitronic ()        
Kirby Derby

I love all of the small nozzle Kirbys,they really made a mistake in late 1969 with the 16 1/2 inch nozzle on the clunky Kirby Classic and didn't trim down again until 1986,in the middle of the production of the Heritage II.

Post# 734 , Reply# 2   9/7/2006 at 01:30 (4,455 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
Kirby Lover

WOW! I am not really a Kirby dude, but that is really awsome! I am more of a Hoover, Lux, and butt man.

Post# 747 , Reply# 3   9/7/2006 at 03:06 (4,455 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Just Wondering...

... why someone would be posting (copyrighted) photos from my web site.......

Doesn't really make sense to me............

Post# 748 , Reply# 4   9/7/2006 at 03:12 (4,455 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Kirby photos

(still apparently having intermittent WWW problems -- my connection crapped out before I could finish the above message.)

See link below for the image - used above - in its original location, and see this link for the full-page content [taking note of the copyright at the bottom]:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO charles~richard's LINK

Post# 775 , Reply# 5   9/7/2006 at 09:42 (4,455 days old) by kirbykid ()        
Kirby Lover

Kirby's are the best I think I love them so!! But they are heavy and bulky I can't hardly pick up my newest one Ultimate G Diamond Edition ( Gee I must be getting weak in my old age) Rolling on the floor laughing, Thank God it's self propelled

Post# 802 , Reply# 6   9/7/2006 at 18:07 (4,455 days old) by vacuuman ()        
Apology to Charles~Richard

To Charles~Richard,
My sincere apologizes as I was not aware of the copyright. Honestly, I just love Kirby's and especially the Kirby 519 and love the picture and thought others would enjoy it as well. Again my sincere apology.


Post# 805 , Reply# 7   9/7/2006 at 18:53 (4,455 days old) by charles~richard ()        
I love Kirbys too...

... and that is why I have the comprehensive Kirby section on my site. I do have some "mis-facts" to fix, mostly about the earliest machines, but haven't had time to get in there and clean up.

My site is there for all to enjoy, I just ask that people don't post my stuff other places. I have a particualarly hard time with eBay sellers "borrowing" my photos (to sell THEIR machines - go figure), or putting links to my site in their listings and then watching my bandwidth go through the roof.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO charles~richard's LINK

Post# 852 , Reply# 8   9/8/2006 at 03:18 (4,454 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I too love Kirbys and I have most of the later models.I am now looking for the "500" series models and the ones before the 500's.Remember a 511 when I was little-my folks bought it in Ohio from a DTD salesman -they were doing their "door Knocking"or "van campaign" as Kirby calls it now.I have done "door Knocking" while selling TriStars.

Post# 1167 , Reply# 9   9/12/2006 at 14:34 (4,450 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

1991 Kirby G3 with attachments and shampooer
2004 Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition with attachments and shampooer and ZippBrush
Those are my two Kirbys.

Post# 1187 , Reply# 10   9/12/2006 at 19:02 (4,450 days old) by converto-skip ()        
My Kirby's

In My collection I have:

511 Kirby
561 kirby complete
562 Kirby complete
classic III Kirby complete
1CR kirby complete
Kirby legend II complete
Kirby Heritange Gold Plated complete
1981 Gold Council Winner Gold Plated Tradition complete
G3 Kirby complete
G5 Kirby complete
ULtimate G Complete

And the only other Kirby I really want is the new Sentria but I might go after a blue tradition


Post# 1188 , Reply# 11   9/12/2006 at 19:15 (4,450 days old) by convertible68 ()        

I don't have many Kirbys, only 3 (which are a 1983 ComVac 1300, 1988 Heritage II Legend w/attachments, Rug Renovator, and Miracle Head brush, and a 1998 G5 w/attachments and Rug Renovator), but I do plan to acquire more older models in the future when I have more room!

I did have a 1980 blue Tradition for a while, talk about a BEAST!

Post# 1191 , Reply# 12   9/12/2006 at 21:46 (4,450 days old) by converto-skip ()        
i forgot

I Forgot I do have also a Dual 80 Kirby complete plus I have the American Lincoln Super vac which was made by Kirby also


Post# 1312 , Reply# 13   9/15/2006 at 05:01 (4,447 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have all of the "G" sereies Kirbys,and Heritage,Legend and Classic,a 519.My G machines have attachments,the Heritage,Legend,Classic do as well.I am looking for the older 500 sereies machines and 1C.A Kirby salewoman just about got me a nice 1C-but the woman that had it didn't want to give it up.She was trying to get it for me.The Kirby saleswoman said it was in beautiful shape-all of the attachments.The 519 I have doesn't have attachments.A Kirby salesperson got it for me.

Post# 1319 , Reply# 14   9/15/2006 at 07:00 (4,447 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        
Ultimate G Diamond

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I purchased it a couple of months ago and I love it. It is the best vacuum I have used for cleaning carpets and lifting the nap. I would rate it comparable to the power nozzle on my MIracle Mate or the Worwek power nozzle. It out performs my Lux 9000 for carpet cleaning that's for sure. Normally I prefer a canister vac because it is more convenient to switch between rug cleaning and above the floor cleaning as I am moving throughout the house. With the Kirby I have to retrace my steps after switching to the above the floor cleaning. I was amazed at how much suction it does have. It is heavy but with the tech drive weight is not a factor. I do wish they made a better rug/floor tool and floor/wall brush. The rug/floor tool doesn't allow for air to circulate when vacuuming on a low pile carpet or the floor so when vacuuming up larger objects (like hard cat food) it tends to push the food away.


Post# 1323 , Reply# 15   9/15/2006 at 10:24 (4,447 days old) by kirbykid ()        

hey Gary, I have a diamond edition too I love it I took the brush out of the rug nozzle and put in a softer brush one that goes in a ultimate G or G6 it is a lot softer and not as hard on this berber carpet.The one on the Diamond Edition is too stiff. I know what you mean about the tools being a pain, the tools from the pre G series kirbys were so much nicer. I usually use them instead. But when I need to do a lot of attachment use I use my good old Electrolux... Hope you enjoy your Kirby cause it will last you a very long time... KirbyKid

Post# 1327 , Reply# 16   9/15/2006 at 12:41 (4,447 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

I also installed the Ultimate G brushroll in my Diamond Edition...The softer brushroll works just as well as the stiff brushroll.

Post# 1328 , Reply# 17   9/15/2006 at 12:46 (4,447 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

Whats the difference between Kirby Diamond Edition and Kirby Sentria?

Post# 1329 , Reply# 18   9/15/2006 at 12:51 (4,447 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

I would love to have the Kirby Sentria with attachments and shampooer and ZippBrush!

Post# 1331 , Reply# 19   9/15/2006 at 14:08 (4,447 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        
Kirby Lover

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Hey KirbyKid,
I like my Electrolux 9000 for cleaning the floors with the bare floor tool but I find the hose handle heavy and cumbersome when doing a lot of above the floor cleaning with the dusting brush or crevice tool. Because of the handle's size it is awkward to get into tight places. That's where the handle on the old hoses (like on my lux 89) is much more convenient. I like the lightness of the Kirby hose and the tools but I just wish they made a better rug/floor nozzle.

Post# 1332 , Reply# 20   9/15/2006 at 14:10 (4,447 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        
Ultimate G Diamond vs Sentria

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Other than a couple of cosmetic changes they are pretty much the same. The Diamond does have 2 speeds whereas the Sentria is only 1 speed.

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