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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 10:51 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This is the route of our ride last weekend.




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 11:52 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


How long does it take to cross the width of Florida?




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 11:53 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


3 to 3.5 hours depending on traffic.




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 11:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Cool, looks like a fun trip. Wish we had warmer weather over here, I was out on my bike the other day in just below freezing temperature. Still had fun.




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 02:33 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
This is the route of our ride last weekend...


The thread has moved on. You should too...




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PostPosted: 11-24-2017 11:46 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yay!

Got my Dyson V8B :D




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 11-24-2017 01:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I have bought Dyson vacs for years, ever since the first model and only the canister ones.



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Risen From The Ashes
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PostPosted: 11-24-2017 02:37 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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Henry's are the best >:(


I knocked mine down the stairs a few months ago. He hit just about every step on the way and was still running at the bottom. He's picked up tonnes of building rubble and plaster dust and still soldiers on. Good luck with that, overpriced Dyson!




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PostPosted: 11-24-2017 08:03 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


We use a Shark. 5 years and not one problem. Best one we've ever owned. Thing is a fucking trooper.




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PostPosted: 11-25-2017 12:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Shark is mega
Once my Dyson gives up the ghost I will be getting one :up:




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PostPosted: 11-25-2017 12:41 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
Dyson's are the shit, for about 6 months, then they couldn't suck off a gerbil.


You just need to change the filters in them and check the brush, then they are good to go again.




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PostPosted: 11-25-2017 12:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


ToxicBug wrote:
Yay!

Got my Dyson V8B :D


morphy richards are said to be way better

just saying

i have a henry :)




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 01:00 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I don't know if I have told the story where one day I was in our car park basement and about to vacuum the car after a wash and my #2 Dyson blew up. My #1 ended up at the tip/dump months before. They Dyson didn't explode but emitted so much thick smoke I couldn't find my car, the motor still doing thousands of revs and screaming... I didn't panic but managed to disconnect the power lead after groping about for it on the floor.

Now being an apartment complex basement, I thought shit, smoke alarms!!! Moments later I heard the first sounds on the alarms being triggered... I opened the garage roller door and the smoke cloud dissipated slowly. I then ventured outside to the footpath to wait for the fire brigade to arrive and they did minutes later :smirk:

I am now on Dyson #3 now and have a cheap vac for the car.



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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 03:45 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
I don't know if I have told the story where one day I was in our car park basement and about to vacuum the car after a wash and my #2 Dyson blew up. My #1 ended up at the tip/dump months before. They Dyson didn't explode but emitted so much thick smoke I couldn't find my car, the motor still doing thousands of revs and screaming... I didn't panic but managed to disconnect the power lead after groping about for it on the floor.

Now being an apartment complex basement, I thought shit, smoke alarms!!! Moments later I heard the first sounds on the alarms being triggered... I opened the garage roller door and the smoke cloud dissipated slowly. I then ventured outside to the footpath to wait for the fire brigade to arrive and they did minutes later :smirk:

I am now on Dyson #3 now and have a cheap vac for the car.


You'd think you might try another brand after 2 were pieces of shit?

We had a dryer go nuts the other night. Started grinding, then we shut it off and the heating element was like 'naaahhh lets just go full tilt and catch fire". That was pretty fun.




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Risen From The Ashes
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 04:56 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Speaking of Dyson AvE just uploaded this




If you like engineering or learning how things work, AvE is awesome :up:




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 07:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hey thanks for the video PhoeniX. I like his style. I saw another of his; was it the Dyson (expensive) hair dryer. Yes and here it is :)



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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 08:03 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SOAPboy wrote:
You'd think you might try another brand after 2 were pieces of shit?

We had a dryer go nuts the other night. Started grinding, then we shut it off and the heating element was like 'naaahhh lets just go full tilt and catch fire". That was pretty fun.


IMO, they are not pieces of shit for my money. The original was purchased way back in mid 1990's, the DC02 model. I have always been one to buy early any new technology :smirk:

I forget why it died but only got rid of it in the last 2 or 3 years. I inherited the next model, the purple & yellow hepa filter one. My Dad was going to chuck it in the bin and I said I'd have for parts back around 2005. I took it to the Dyson repair shop and it was a simple rubber seal replacement costing about $15. So I now (then) had two Dyson's.

My third and current (only) is maybe 10 years old. I walked into the electrical retailer one day and they were having a half price Dyson sale. I couldn't leave without one :D

TL;DR I have owned 3 and yes, I'd buy again.



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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 09:30 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 10:54 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


A built in system I presume? We call them Vac U Maid.

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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 11:02 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yep




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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 11:06 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Um, why ?



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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 11:14 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Quiet, lightweight, less indoor air pollution, only have to empty the dirt container every 6 months.




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PostPosted: 11-26-2017 11:20 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Must be a bugger when you suck up lego tho :D

You get blockages with that ?



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 01:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:
Must be a bugger when you suck up lego tho :D

I still have nightmares about the rattling sound Lego bricks make when they are sucked up the vacuum's pipe :tear:




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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 02:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Hey thanks for the video PhoeniX. I like his style. I saw another of his; was it the Dyson (expensive) hair dryer. Yes and here it is :)



:D

If you like that sort of stuff bigclivedotcom and EEVBlog are also pretty good.




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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 06:52 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:
Must be a bugger when you suck up lego tho :D

You get blockages with that ?



Easy enough to pick out something through the clear dirt bucket. Not that it would be worth it for a lego.

Worse thing i’ve noticed so far is if someone shuts it off instantly instead of letting shit flow all the way to the unit that shit will build up in front of the inlet closest to the main unit. It’s kinda in a dumb spot though (low point right before main unit) and more from bad design in the pipe run. Also it’s usually just heavier stuff like cereal swept up from the kitchen vac pan.




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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 03:40 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I usually just stick the vacuum cleaner directly into the Lego box...




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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 04:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


PhoeniX wrote:
Whiskey 7 wrote:
Hey thanks for the video PhoeniX. I like his style. I saw another of his; was it the Dyson (expensive) hair dryer. Yes and here it is :)



:D

If you like that sort of stuff bigclivedotcom and EEVBlog are also pretty good.



Big Clive is legit man. Such a good channel.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 05:17 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Vac3World. :rolleyes:


I did another 186 mile ride Sunday. We road out west and then north through farm land, cow pastures and swamps where there were almost no traffic lights. Then we headed back east and road south down the Atlantic coast. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Temps were in the 70's and the sky's were blue.




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PostPosted: 11-27-2017 10:30 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Vac3World. :rolleyes:

I did another 186 mile ride Sunday. We road out west and then north through farm land, cow pastures and swamps where there were almost no traffic lights. Then we headed back east and road south down the Atlantic coast. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Temps were in the 70's and the sky's were blue.


Yes, it was starting to look like a vacuum forum :paranoid:
... and your bike rides, I'd love to do them and there :) like you have done recently. Perfect weather and no traffic would be the bonus.


Re: What is new in your little world?

Whiskey 7 wrote:
Hey, and my good looks :)

Re: What is new in your little world?
I have relatives, my Aunt & Uncle staying a few days. They are from the UK <-

Oh, and the nose is a little tender, thanks for asking :D


My Aunt & Uncle from Dover in the UK start their return trip/flights Thursday. They have been here a month. I intend to 'see them off' at the airport on Thursday and an early flight. NB: Everyone deserves to have someone at the terminal to see them arrive/depart IMO and I was there for their arrival so I plan to make the other.

Oh, and the nose has healed well. A good looking Nurse (they all are aren't they?) removed my 5 stitches a week or two ago and while the area is still a little red I report for your information, I haven't lost my good looks :D



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PostPosted: 11-28-2017 05:07 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




Not sure if the above pic will show up but I also have been riding up in Canada. Might not be as warm but god damn you don't get cold riding that thing, I never thought dirt bike riding would be as physically demanding as it is but it's a ton of fun. Also, yeah who says it's just for video games.




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PostPosted: 11-28-2017 05:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Vac3World. :rolleyes:

let's talk about your bike field trips some more.




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PostPosted: 11-28-2017 05:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Meh it ain't so bad. He posts reasonably nice pictures most of the time. /shrugs




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 11-28-2017 05:57 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Gotten stuck again Kracus?




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PostPosted: 11-28-2017 08:21 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Looks like a great time Κracus :up:

I'm hoping for snow in Minnesota the next time I visit, to be able to bring out the snowmobiles.




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