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    More: Ironic, Vacuum cleaner, right vacuuming technique, Bagless vacuums, Filters, HEPA, right filters, rubber seals, vacuum repairman  
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2692 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Apr 2021 at 11:38 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-13 11:31:24 PM  
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2021-04-13 11:41:02 PM  
You can get free cuum anytime.

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2021-04-13 11:44:13 PM  
this did not work well on my pool filter...
 
2021-04-13 11:45:44 PM  
How did I know that already
 
2021-04-13 11:45:46 PM  
I've done this for as long as I've used a bagless vacuum. The real shocker came when I switched to a Dyson stick vac for most of the quick and easy cleaning. Those filters have to be rinsed in the sink or the vacuum motor simply won't run. Since they need to air dry for 24 hours after cleaning it pays to have a spare or two on hand.
 
2021-04-13 11:51:08 PM  
Behold! Sy Borg the vacuum cleaner with 'accessories'
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/All government sponsored recreational services are clean and efficient
//You'll love it! It's a way of life
///Don't plook too hard
 
2021-04-13 11:52:41 PM  
So glad this made it to the Main tab. Turns out, I've been doing my vacuum cleaner wrong for years.
 
2021-04-14 12:00:36 AM  
Your vacuum cleaner may suck, but does it toast bread and blow?
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I also liked this commercial
Dirt Devil-The Exorcist
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2021-04-14 12:01:26 AM  
I cut out the middle man. I use my shop-vac inside the house as well.
 
2021-04-14 12:10:53 AM  
My neato D80 has been vacuuming the house daily for 4 years.  It even came with a tool to clean the filter.  So you empty the bin and clean the filter.
Science!
 
2021-04-14 12:11:28 AM  
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2021-04-14 12:20:46 AM  
I have a Maine coon.  I vacuum daily.
 
2021-04-14 12:20:48 AM  
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2021-04-14 12:22:23 AM  
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2021-04-14 12:24:18 AM  
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2021-04-14 12:26:22 AM  
Please use HEPA filters so you don't spread a little dust into your air. Also, there is no bag so please enjoy emptying the bin and letting lots of dust into the air.
 
2021-04-14 12:30:56 AM  

jvl: Please use HEPA filters so you don't spread a little dust into your air. Also, there is no bag so please enjoy emptying the bin and letting lots of dust into the air.


I use a HEPA bagless.  Empty the bin outside.

The hepa filter is replaceable every 1-2 months with daily use
 
2021-04-14 12:34:15 AM  

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Quis vacuumet ipsos vacuumos?
 
2021-04-14 12:35:14 AM  
vacuum the filter? i just take that whole dirt tank out in the yard/street, away from open windows and doors, and empty the container in a plastic bag and remove the filter. then whack the filter edge against a rock, curb, or brick wall until it looks "free and clean". and some filters can be hand washed after the "free their pores!" stage. why buy a second vacuum when rocks and curbs are free?
 
2021-04-14 12:37:54 AM  
-and if you are afraid you will re-inhale all the dust you just sucked out of your home or car, simply wear a mask while whack-cleaning that filter. you DO own like 14 washable masks now, right?
 
2021-04-14 12:42:04 AM  
Nature abhors a vacuum.
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2021-04-14 12:46:30 AM  

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That looks like the underside of a Dyson vacuum.  Guess how I was able to so easily recognize it.
 
2021-04-14 12:56:06 AM  
I've owned both a corded and cordless Dyson for years now.

The best way to clean them is to remove the entire cyclonic chamber, take it apart, and spray it down with Simple Green, let it soak for 15 minutes, and then flush it with hot water, alternating filling and draining from each end.  You'll be amazed how much crud comes out after five minutes.

Then, I do the same with the filter, and leave all the parts out in the sun to dry.

Also, spend some time cleaning the agitator brush and bearings.  They collect hair like crazy and will bog down otherwise.
 
2021-04-14 12:57:52 AM  

fragMasterFlash: I've done this for as long as I've used a bagless vacuum. The real shocker came when I switched to a Dyson stick vac for most of the quick and easy cleaning. Those filters have to be rinsed in the sink or the vacuum motor simply won't run. Since they need to air dry for 24 hours after cleaning it pays to have a spare or two on hand.


How often are you vacuuming?
 
2021-04-14 1:00:03 AM  

Dinjiin: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: [Fark user image 564x375]

That looks like the underside of a Dyson vacuum.  Guess how I was able to so easily recognize it.


Me too. My parents also cleaned me with a vacuum cleaner instead of giving me baths. We knew I needed a haircut when my hair got all stuck in the rotating bar thingy.

Now that I am a gromup instead of a vacuum I use a broom. Much more elegant, combs my back hair. Navel lint is a bit harder to dislodge.
 
2021-04-14 1:22:58 AM  

chitownmike: fragMasterFlash: I've done this for as long as I've used a bagless vacuum. The real shocker came when I switched to a Dyson stick vac for most of the quick and easy cleaning. Those filters have to be rinsed in the sink or the vacuum motor simply won't run. Since they need to air dry for 24 hours after cleaning it pays to have a spare or two on hand.

How often are you vacuuming?


If you have a pet there are those moments when despite the best efforts of all involved they will track in something from outside. Having a vacuum quit in the middle of tidying up that and being unusable for 24 hours is a bit of a non-starter. I'd rather have spare filters for the stick vac than deal with breaking out a different vacuum cleaner altogether. Your mileage may vary.
 
2021-04-14 1:27:40 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Dinjiin: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: [Fark user image 564x375]

That looks like the underside of a Dyson vacuum.  Guess how I was able to so easily recognize it.

Me too. My parents also cleaned me with a vacuum cleaner instead of giving me baths. We knew I needed a haircut when my hair got all stuck in the rotating bar thingy.

Now that I am a gromup instead of a vacuum I use a broom. Much more elegant, combs my back hair. Navel lint is a bit harder to dislodge.


Protip: twist the broom into a point, like how one wrings out a mop. It will be just stiff enough for poking while also retaining the right amount of flexibility for digging.
 
2021-04-14 2:06:25 AM  
Cat and Kirby 2001 owner with all the bells and whistles. My robot vacs and even in home vac does not do it justice.
 
2021-04-14 2:40:36 AM  
FTFA : "Clean all your bagless vacuum filters regularly and replace them every three months."

That seems pointless.  I don't even vacuum every 3 months,
 
2021-04-14 4:26:24 AM  

blodyholy: Cat and Kirby 2001 owner with all the bells and whistles. My robot vacs and even in home vac does not do it justice.


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2021-04-14 5:05:54 AM  
I never thought of using a vacuum to clean the vacuum.  I always used an air compressor in the backyard, which leaves you dirty.  Maybe if I used the second vacuum to suck up the dust as I blast it with air...

/Only one vacuum can be clean at a time
 
2021-04-14 6:04:46 AM  
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2021-04-14 6:42:01 AM  
I pretty much disassemble my vacuum every 6 months or so and clean every part I can inside and out.

/I usually pull out half a cat worth of fluff
 
2021-04-14 7:23:01 AM  
Our vacuum sucks, but the refrigerator is pretty cool.
 
2021-04-14 8:51:26 AM  
In order to work properly, all tools need to be kept clean. I use a shop vac in my little woodshop, along with a cyclone canister. The very fine dust makes it past the cyclone and into the shop vac. The HEPA filter in the vac would clog very quickly if used by itself, so I have an old pair of pantyhose stretched around the filter, to keep the fines from getting into the HEPA filter pleats. Tried pool skimmer socks, but haven't found one big enough yet. I have to occasionally lift the vac lid and brush off the outside of the pantyhose, but it sure is easier than pulling and washing the filter. I have been surprised at how little gets through.
 
2021-04-14 9:00:12 AM  
I take mine outside and blow it out with a leaf blower. It gets EVERYTHING out.
 
2021-04-14 9:04:03 AM  
You should also clean out your hose everyday.

...you know...for health reasons.
 
2021-04-14 8:21:57 PM  

amigafin: You should also clean out your hose everyday.

...you know...for health reasons.


Not to mention your bag.

/baby
 
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