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Originally Posted by LeatherBoot View Post

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.

But they did not have a cord to deal with. They do not need to be emptied. The actual act of vacuuming is easier and more efficient as you're not moving the engine around nor do you have to empty a canister all the time.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


But they did not have a cord to deal with. They do not need to be emptied. The actual act of vacuuming is easier and more efficient as you're not moving the engine around nor do you have to empty a canister all the time.

I agree that there are nothing but benefits to using a central vac other than having to deal with a heavy and unwieldy 30'-40' hose.  My Miele upright and canister vacs could even be heavier than a 30 foot central vac cord but in my experience those hoses are harder to deal with.  It really comes down to personal preference.

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Originally Posted by LeatherBoot View Post

I agree that there are nothing but benefits to using a central vac other than having to deal with a heavy and unwieldy 30'-40' hose.  My Miele upright and canister vacs could even be heavier than a 30 foot central vac cord but in my experience those hoses are harder to deal with.  It really comes down to personal preference.

I guess I am just accustomed to handling a large hose.
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I guess I am just accustomed to handling receiving a large hose.

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post #2960 of 5811
I don't recall there being massive dust storms when I lived in Atlanta but that's climate change I guess. You could always do like I did and buy a couple and stash them around the house.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

But they did not have a cord to deal with. They do not need to be emptied. The actual act of vacuuming is easier and more efficient as you're not moving the engine around nor do you have to empty a canister all the time.

It is just shitty bagless vacs that have to be emptied so often. I used to have to empty my old hoover upright all of the time even though I only really used it on the area rug in my living room.

Now with my miele s6, I only just switched to my second bag after months of vacuuming, despite the fact that I also vacuum all of the hardwood in addition to the same rug. And that is with their most compact vac model and a pet cat.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

I don't recall there being massive dust storms when I lived in Atlanta but that's climate change I guess. You could always do like I did and buy a couple and stash them around the house.

Or I could have a central vac installed. wink.gif

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It is just shitty bagless vacs that have to be emptied so often. I used to have to empty my old hoover upright all of the time even though I only really used it on the area rug in my living room.

Now with my miele s6, I only just switched to my second bag after months of vacuuming, despite the fact that I also vacuum all of the hardwood in addition to the same rug. And that is with their most compact vac model and a pet cat.

I suspect I might have a bit more square footage to keep clean...and we have two cats, both Siberians. Fucking fur farms.
post #2963 of 5811
How I know I'm getting old: when I catch myself watching Miele vacuum cleaner reviews on YouTube with great interest.

sigh..
post #2964 of 5811
I'm cladding my bar in walnut, will post pics soon.
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Putting in baseboard in living/dining/hall today
post #2966 of 5811
I have an electrolux canister vac that cost an arm and a leg (we just had to have one because so-and-so had one) and those little cordless hoovers actually do a better job of pulling dirt out of rugs. They don't filter as well as the HEPA obviously but the canister mostly sits in the closet these days.
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Finally got around to doing that bathroom floor. I pulled the old floor up, put the decoupling mat down, the heat cable, installed and wired the thermostat, put in about half the tile -- and then decided at the last minute that I should add a second in-floor thermostat lead just in case. Will have to wait a couple days for it to be delivered. Cut all the rest of the tile already, though, so it's ready to roll as soon as the thermostat gets here.

I have a good wet saw for cutting tile, but running down the stairs and out the house every time I want to make a cut gets old real fast. Should have gotten a cheap manual cutter.
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Installing crown molding and medallions . Not sure if I need to do crown molding in the bathroom....will it detach with time from moisture?
I inherited couffered ceiling and now have to turn it into something less ugly (cannot remove that thing)...

Next will be chair-rail and decorative frames for the walls. I definately hope my walls are straight enough for this.
Painting the whole thing white afterwards.
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Why wouldn't you paint before putting up the chair-rail and frames?
post #2970 of 5811
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Why wouldn't you paint before putting up the chair-rail and frames?
Then they would be different color from the walls, which is not the look I am going for.
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