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Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner

  • Peter Mossman
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07 Nov 2023 13:37 #1 by Peter Mossman
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As Judy  said I was also concerned about weight.
Our trusty Dyson DC 02 finally died after 18+ years but we refuse to invest hundreds in something that most of the time is idle.
Bought one of these at £50 and were impressed by the suction, it lifts the doormat off the floor. See they have recently increased by £10 but could still  replace itseveral times for the price of a rechargeable and its small and light to carry 
B uy ESSENTIALS C700VC18 Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Red & Grey | Currys www.currys.co.uk/products/essentials-c70...d-grey-10182919.html
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  • Rob Davison
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07 Nov 2023 10:38 #2 by Rob Davison
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We have a Dyson V7 which works a treat. We tend to go for the 5 mins here and there approach as needed, but can give the whole boat a once over. When we were shopping for boats we noticed one on pretty much every vessel we viewed.

Will replace with same if and when this one dies.

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06 Nov 2023 21:53 #3 by Judy Evans
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Just a word of advice - check the weight of the Shark 😏 I bought one last year (not this model, admittedly) and it is incredibly heavy 😜

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  • Colin Stone
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06 Nov 2023 20:16 #4 by Colin Stone
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Think the Duo is now the Shark Deluxe Black Anti Hair Wrap Pet Cordless Vacuum IZ202UKTDB -  sharkclean.co.uk/product/shark-deluxe-bl...2uktdb-zidIZ202UKTDB

Black Friday deal with extras plus a Welcome 10% off is £170 - which looks a pretty good deal to me??

Colin Stone
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  • Andy Soper
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05 Nov 2023 20:24 #5 by Andy Soper
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We first had a Dyson Fluffy - but its battery was not man enough to do the whole barge worth of two fluffies (Dutch Barge Dogs) in one go.  Now relegated to the narrowboat.

The Shark Duo is a great replacement - loads of battery power.  The headlight shows up those corners you might have missed with the Dyson! 

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05 Nov 2023 20:23 #6 by Balliol Fowden
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Peter Cawson wrote: Stick with a cheerful, sensibly-priced and generally good Henry.

Yes, you have to plug it in, but no batteries to replace if not looked after and plenty of optional heads and nozzles.  No rotating brush head as standard (a costly extra) but Henrys last for ever and can be used for picking up heavy debris after messy weekend maintenance jobs.  Huge disposable bags, rather than a few cubic cms in a tiny dust trap. 

I had a battery-powered Dyson that was pathetic, then a hand-held rotary brush job that quickly failed, so I got a "proper" vacuum cleaner.  There's now a "boat-size" Henry I think, although I went for the grown up one.  No regrets.  My first boat had a wonderful built-in vacuum system which started when one of 3 flaps was opened and the hose inserted.  A bit OTT perhaps!

Peter

I think we have tried a good selection of rechargeable vacuums and robot vacuums and they all seem to be expensive gimmicks the block up and don’t last long. Henry’s are wonderful and very quiet!

Central vacuums? Don’t start me off Peter. I have always wanted to install one of these somewhere but have never really had the opportunity. But the idea is brilliant. In a new house or barge you could put a big powerful vacuum unit in the garage or engine room, vent the air and dust outside, have a massive bin etc.

indoors, no lugging heavy hoovers, no tripping over cables, just a plug in hose and a few judiciously placed sockets upstairs and down.

Brilliant.

Trouble is you have to design it in from scratch, but I love the concept.

Balliol.

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  • Colin Stone
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05 Nov 2023 19:46 #7 by Colin Stone
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Got a Henry at home.  OK.

Colin Stone
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  • Peter Cawson
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05 Nov 2023 19:17 #8 by Peter Cawson
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Stick with a cheerful, sensibly-priced and generally good Henry.

Yes, you have to plug it in, but no batteries to replace if not looked after and plenty of optional heads and nozzles.  No rotating brush head as standard (a costly extra) but Henrys last for ever and can be used for picking up heavy debris after messy weekend maintenance jobs.  Huge disposable bags, rather than a few cubic cms in a tiny dust trap. 

I had a battery-powered Dyson that was pathetic, then a hand-held rotary brush job that quickly failed, so I got a "proper" vacuum cleaner.  There's now a "boat-size" Henry I think, although I went for the grown up one.  No regrets.  My first boat had a wonderful built-in vacuum system which started when one of 3 flaps was opened and the hose inserted.  A bit OTT perhaps!

Peter



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  • Stuart Sim
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05 Nov 2023 18:54 #9 by Stuart Sim
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We have a Vax on the boat and it works really well on both hard and carpeted surfaces. The ability to turn rotating head off and on is especially useful. Battery power, recharging etc all good. 20% of the price of a Dyson and also not giving money to an arch Brexiteer .
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05 Nov 2023 14:32 #10 by Colin Stone
Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner was created by Colin Stone
I've been thinking about a rechargeable vacuum cleaner with the rotating brush(es) in the floor head. I wondered how good one would be on capet tiles and picking up the usual bits that accumulate compared to the current mains macine with no brush in the head. 
And which make?  I don't think I want to go Dyson and was thinking of Vax, which appear to be middle of the range and get reasonable reviews?? 

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