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Thanks for the help guys
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Who vacuums their own house?
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Who vacuums their own house?

Self-vacuumers.
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I think it is well established on these fora that central vacuums are bad and break and whatnot. Then again we haven't had a lively debate on that topic in like three months, so we're due.
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Who vacuums their own house?

 

Who lets a cleaning lady use her own vacuum after it's been dragged through God knows what in other apts?

 

lefty

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I'm mostly just making fun of Greenie.

....But she uses my vacuum (and that's not a euphemism).

I'll mill each plank of flooring.....but swifter them, well, let's just say a man has to know his limitations.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 1/24/15 at 6:18am
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i have a Neato robot and it works great
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I think it is well established on these fora that central vacuums are bad and break and whatnot. Then again we haven't had a lively debate on that topic in like three months, so we're due.

I love my central vac.
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Central vacs are unwieldy to use and most house keepers hate them but they are best way to completely remove dirt/dust from the environment.

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Central vacs are unwieldy to use and most house keepers hate them but they are best way to completely remove dirt/dust from the environment.

How are they unwieldy?
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The ones I have had in my previous homes had long and thick hoses (my apologies) that you would plug into the wall.  To move the hose from one room to the other you would have to coil it up over your shoulder....maybe they have gotten better now but they are much more difficult to work with than any upright or canister vac I have used. 

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The ones I have had in my previous homes had long and thick hoses (my apologies) that you would plug into the wall.  To move the hose from one room to the other you would have to coil it up over your shoulder....maybe they have gotten better now but they are much more difficult to work with than any upright or canister vac I have used. 

How is handling the hose (HRoi, I'm expecting a post here) any different than handling the cord of an upright? And the business end of the hose (HRoi?) is far more easy to vacuum with than any upright. Lighter and easier to move around, can get in more spots, etc. Before we had the central vac installed to the existing plumbing we would have to empty our upright about five times. That's messy, re-disburses some of the dust, and takes time. With the central vac you just vacuum.
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I'd just reiterate how much I like these cordless, battery-powered stick vacuums.

http://www.amazon.com/Hoover-Cordless-Vacuum-Cleaner-BH50010/dp/B001PB8EJ2/
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Would be great for spot cleaning but I cannot imagine how many times it would require emptying to vacuum our place.
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In my experience with two central systems (one will be 10 and the other now 20 years old) they had much longer heavier hoses than a regular vacuum.  I found them unpleasant to use as did several housekeepers.  I think they are the most effective at removing dust and dirt from the environment as I said before and if you love yours that is great, but my gripe is a common complaint of these systems.

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