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Old 05-19-2021, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Well, no. Not if you have carpet anyway. You need the rotating beater brush for carpets. Hard surfaces/tile? Probably a wash.
The reason I am able to use a wet/dry vacuum is because I do not have carpet. Otherwise, I would also need something with the rotating beater brush. I think some wet/dry vacuums do offer this as an accessory.
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:24 AM
 
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What’s a vacuum ? Is that where they measure the speed of light ? Do they use a Hoover or Electrolux ?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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What’s a vacuum ? Is that where they measure the speed of light ? Do they use a Hoover or Electrolux ?
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:58 PM
 
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I just vacuumed the first floor of our home and our stairway using a shop vac, the results were astonishingly decent, especially considering I just used a 13 ft aftermarket hose from Amazon
When my vacuum cleaner died I began using the shop vac rather that buying another good one. It's good enough for my pig sty house.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:25 PM
 
Location: equator
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You don't see regular vacuums down here. After all, "Nature hates a vacuum"! (great Far Side cartoon)

But we were tempted by a very small shop-vac to suck out the sliding door tracks and a quick swipe of the balcony. No carpets here.

We did use one in the house (all vinyl tile) in the US. Once in awhile. I think I have not had a regular vacuum since the 80s.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=...AAAAAdAAAAABAD

Scroll down the page for cartoon.
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Old 07-07-2021, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I bought a wet/dry vac from Lowe's to clean a flooded mess in my home and when I switched from dry to wet, it promptly died. We ended up cleaning the mess by hand and never bought another one.

I use a Shark vacuum for the carpets in my home and won't ever go back. That thing is unbelievable.
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:28 PM
 
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I got tired of replacing my vacuum every couple years so I looked for reviews of COMMERCIAL vacuums. I"ve had this one for 7 years and still going strong - not sure what the price is now but it was around $200 I think:

Carpet-Pro*Household Vacuum Cleaners, featuring model CPU-2

I'm sure there are many you could check out besides this seller and model.
I've had my Dyson ball vacuum for a little over 12 years, and it works perfectly two batteries later. I take it apart and wash most of the parts in a sink about every 2 years, let it dry, and put it back together. Good as new.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:06 PM
 
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Its not that shop vacs are so cheap, its that vacuums are overpriced. Marketing. That fancy $400 vacuum costs 10 bucks to manufacture.

$400? Dyson$ are 600, and 700, 800 and up.
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Old 11-04-2021, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I bought a wet/dry vac from Lowe's to clean a flooded mess in my home and when I switched from dry to wet, it promptly died. We ended up cleaning the mess by hand and never bought another one.

I use a Shark vacuum for the carpets in my home and won't ever go back. That thing is unbelievable.
That's odd my Ridgid shop vac cleaned up a flooded mess and it didn't died out, it didn't even have the filter properly fitted in
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Old 11-04-2021, 07:04 PM
 
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What’s a vacuum ? Is that where they measure the speed of light ? Do they use a Hoover or Electrolux ?
+1.....

FWIIW I prefer early McGaffey Whirlwinds myself.
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