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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby LadyKestrel » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:26 pm

That little movie was fun, Val! Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:39 pm

That was great, Val! Well, I turned my "Dustin" loose on my floors today. Was nothing short of amazed at how good a job he did on my carpet and my laminate floors. He vacuumed under my couch and chairs several times and got back corners with nary a hitch. He beeped at me once when he couldn't get out from where I have quite a few things plugged in to a surge protector. I just picked him up and pressed "auto" and off he went again! I'm turning him loose upstairs tomorrow where I am completely unable to vacuum under my bed. He even did edges!

The robo-vac is an unqualified hit!

The cat did take one look and run upstairs to hide! I wonder what the barn cans (who think they should be house cats) will think!
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby LadyKestrel » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:50 pm

How often do you have to empty the vac, Drac? Does it have a bag?
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:17 pm

It has a fairly small compartment which you empty. What others have told me and after my experience with taking little Dustin upstairs this morning, I can see that after an initial vacuuming, I won't have to empty except when he's done. This initial vacuuming is picking up cat and dog hair by the bushel in places where I can't get to with a traditional vacuum cleaner. I let him run for an hour and a half in my bedroom and adjoining 7' x 7' closet. Because of the small room and the carpet, it is impossible to vacuum under my bed. So, I'd rather not think about how many years it's been... I emptied him twice. Then I let him go for another half hour or so and that time he barely picked up anything. Probably 80% of what he's picking up is pet hair right now. This is the one I got... it was recommended to me by two friends who have them. The Roombas are MUCH more expensive.

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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby Diat60 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:01 am

I was amazed to see that same firm does window cleaners too. I'm not in the market for a vacuum but I'm working on himself for the window cleaner!
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby Kickaha » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:03 pm

Good for you Draclvr! Not sure I’m ready yet for robots to invade my home!

How did your Deebot do on your floors?
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Well, my living room camping should come to an end next week. The new floors look good, the trim is back up, the baseboard heat covers are back on, dings and rough spots have been spackled and sanded, and my new bedroom closet doors have been hung. All that's left is painting my bedroom and doing touch up paint in the other rooms, then they'll move my furniture back in. I do miss my bed, but I should be in it by Wed. night. Fortunately, I'm going out for dinner on Thanksgiving. :eat
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:15 pm

So, the end is in sight!
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Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:51 am

Yes, thank goodness! Then comes the puzzle of putting all my stuff back in place, since I plan on making some changes to reduce the clutter.
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:25 am

Kickaha, I just realized I forgot to answer your question about the robot vacuum! I am utterly amazed at how well it does - especially on my low pile carpet. I didn't expect it to do that well. After the initial heavy duty jot it had getting under things and into places I can't get with the upright vacuum, I only empty the little container once after it is done with the 2 hour job. Initially, the cat hair was epic! I love how when he is done, he just searches for his little "home" and ambles over and connects to it and happily starts charging again!
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:00 pm

I finally got back into my bedroom on Wednesday night, and aside from a few small things, the work inside the house is done. The workers brought all my furniture and books back in from the storage trailer and garage, and now I have the daunting task of unpacking all the boxes and finding homes for everything again. I've been sorting out my craft room and rehanging my clothes, but I'm taking my time to do it right. Afterwards, I'll be able to concentrate on Christmas.
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:33 pm

If I think of how daunting such a task of resorting and finding homes for all my "stuff" would be, I can sympathize!
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby mbday630 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:52 pm

so Drac, if the thing is full, what does it do? Just go to the charging station? I have about 10 lbs of cat hair hidden in my house and I think I would have to empty it about every 15 minutes.

I am thinking of getting it, just to get under the beds. None of my vacuums will do that and it has been like ----- 20 years since that area has been vacuumed!
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby draclvr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:11 pm

mbday, that is the main reason I got it! I know it's been at least 15 years since under my bed was vacuumed! If he gets too full, he just stops and beeps at me until I come empty the little bin. I definitely had what seemed to be at least 10 lbs of cat hair lurking in places I couldn't get to. The first couple of times I used it, I definitely emptied the bin about every 20 minutes. But now that the main vacuum is done, he can go the entire 2 hours withing emptying it. I'm using it every couple of days to keep it from building up again. My bedroom is upstairs, so I just take him up there, close the door and let him work! I do check on him a few times to be sure he hasn't gotten stuck. If he does, he just sits there and beeps at me until I come rescue him! If I don't hear him, he just shuts himself off.
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Re: Home Upset Home

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:00 pm

draclvr wrote:If I think of how daunting such a task of resorting and finding homes for all my "stuff" would be, I can sympathize!

Yes, it was like moving only without the benefit of a new house.

I'm thinking about asking Santa for a little robot vacuum. What did you name yours, Drac? :santa:
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