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I'm talking about cleaning it you filthy minded gutter rats! biggrin.gif

Seriously though we obsess about speakers, amps, BR player, sound insulation/isolation, subs, and on and on and on, but seldom do we talk about how to clean and care for our rooms and equipment.

This topic does come up from time to time, but lets face it, this is not the most glamorous part of HT ownership. I'll agree it is much more fun talking about other aspects of HT anything other than cleaning, but when it comes down to it, this is a very vital part of HT ownership to get the most mileage from our investment.

I came across a very user friendly piece of HT cleaning gear about three weeks ago, or I should say my wife found it for me.

Long story short she/we were in the market for a new smaller vacuum. We have a Kirby that was our main vacuum and we had a little cordless vac for small spills and the laminate floors. The little vac died and the hunt began.

First my wife bought a cordless Dyson. The DC35 model. She did not like it at all. She then moved on to this little beauty.





This is a Shark Rocket. Now I don't want to wax poetic and get all misty eye's over a vacuum, but this thing is pretty awesome as far as vacuums go. It is light weight and very portable and works well on all types of carpet as well as laminate floors. The head is powered by a motor not suction so it does not bog down and the unit is corded so there is no running out of power and the cord is extra long too. The head is just about as wide as a stair tread so it is perfect for vacuuming the stairs as well.

As you can see I'm pretty impressed with this little guy. Just thought I'd share with all ya all about this little vacuum.

Feel free to discuss this amongst yourselves.

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You gotta love a vacuum that looks like it was made from parts scavenged from a paint sprayer and a bathroom scale.

thanks for the heads up, should we start calling you Martha?
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You gotta love a vacuum that looks like it was made from parts scavenged from a paint sprayer and a bathroom scale.

thanks for the heads up, should we start calling you Martha?

Haha.....Not if you expect me to respond. tongue.gif

Yeah I agree a pretty design it's not. Also not very Dysonish either (gotta admit they do have a certain look about them), but from what I could tell with my very limited use of the Dyson, and compared to what Mrs. RTROSE said about the two, there was no contest at which one actually did a better job vacuuming. The Shark was the best hands down.

I guess they could have called it the "Transformer" because it does have the ability to change for the job at hand, but guess the "Transformer" moniker has already been use.

Now that you have mentioned a paint sprayer, I can't look at the thing without thinking that somehow it could serve that purpose as well. wink.gif

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he he biggrin.gif this ought to be my fastest keyboard click on my laptop when browsing the dedicated theater section and seeing the threat title tongue.gif Very nice looking vaccum thanks for sharing! I always wondered what set of cleaning tools people use to clean the theater regularly, any cleaning agents or wipes specific for the panamorph anamorphic lens and projector lens, how often to clean my centerstage XD screen and with what?
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I've used a shark on hardwood floors in my old house, and I feel in love with it. So I'm with you RTRose!

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RT, Did you see this review on youtube, between Shark Rocket and Dyson digital slim. It is the successor to the DC 35 and the person claims quite a lot of advantages over Shark and previous owners of the DC 35 like the digital slim better. If you did see the review then let me know why you choose the shark over it ? or have you zeroed in but not yet purchased the shark?
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Yes we did actually. The Mrs. and I watched quite a few reviews on both models. The Mrs. purchased the Dyson and had it for a grand total of one day. The drawbacks, it is cordless and only has a 15 min run time, the power switch is a trigger (the Mrs. did not like having to pull the trigger constantly), and while highly praised and touted for its suction and cleaning prowess it just did not seem to do very well in our home.

The Shark is corded (no run time issues) it has a switch vs. a trigger so it stays on. It is larger than the Dyson so it is more versatile transitioning from carpet to laminate to be fair though the Dyson is more of a quick clean up type and not billed as a "full sized" upright type vac. While the Shark is technically not a full size vac it does a very good job filling in for our current full size vac which is a Kirby. Much easier to lug around than the Kirby as well.

The one drawback to the Shark is the small debris cup, it fills up very quickly, but it is a minor annoyance. Oh did I mention that the Shark is cheaper as well? Bonus to me. biggrin.gif

I think there was something about the attachments as well that the Mrs did not like on the Dyson, but I can't remember what that was ATM.

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Got it. Sorry I did not read your first post properly I was assuming the vaccum was just for your theater room only and was wondering why you did not go for the slim.
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If I was just considering the theater room it might have been a tougher call (on my part) between the two. However I think the major limiting factor for me is the limited run time. Maybe I don't vacuum fast enough but I couldn't get all I needed to vacuum, vacuumed in just the 15 min (less if you are using max power) run time.

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I wouldn't trade our Sebo for any pseudo paint spraying vacuum cleaner.......

The Germans know how to SUCK.................the dirt out of carpet! eek.gif



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Yeah that first night after finishing the starfield ceiling was amazing. My wife felt like we were actually outside. That ceiling was worth every minute and penny spent...........wait, what?!?! Cleaning???? My wife does that.
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Beam central vacuum and Swiffers are what I use.

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Lol.

My wife has same vacuum and loves it. I don't mean to sound sexist because I'm not but the truth is she bought it, it's hers, and I've never tried it. She uses it daily.. I know because it's always upon first waking while I'm sleeping. It's not loud though, not as loud as a corded vacum anyways. I guess I'm lucky?? I'm more a filthy rat I guess; she's the neat and clean one.

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It is funny that you started this thread because I was about to start one. I bought the Shark stick as well and it really does a great job. I could not get the lint out of the new black carpet on the stage. I tried my Dyson and lint rollers and had very little luck. I bought this guy and it knocks it out in a hurry. The attachment are great as well. I did a lap around the room with the crevice tool and it got all of the dust and new carpet fuzz up.

As you said the only downside is the small debris camber but it is easy to dump out. After a couple passes over the new carpet it looked like closing time at a barbers shop.

There are 2 Shark Rockets, a full size and this one. The wife picked up the wrong one on her first trip to the store.

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Have the DC Slim. At first it felt like a $300 gimmick but its actually served pretty well over the last 18 months. I looked at the shark, but first sight of the cord turned me away from it. I've only run out of juice with the dyson twice, and thats because I was using it as a full vacuum.

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MIele. Because I hate the sound of a vacuum.

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MIele. Because I hate the sound of a vacuum.

Meile makes great vacuums.........tried to convince wife to go that way but she wanted the strongest motor with strongest suction..........and of course a higher price tag. rolleyes.gif

Now we've had the Sebo for a year, I understand her reasoning. Damn machine literally beats and lifts carpet off pad! Nothing gets away or sticks to carpet! eek.gif
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Meile makes great vacuums.........tried to convince wife to go that way but she wanted the strongest motor with strongest suction..........and of course a higher price tag. rolleyes.gif

Now we've had the Sebo for a year, I understand her reasoning. Damn machine literally beats and lifts carpet off pad! Nothing gets away or sticks to carpet! eek.gif


What model of Sebo is yours?
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What model of Sebo is yours?

 

You'd have to ask.................I'll check with my fearless leader.......my misses!  ;)

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What model of Sebo is yours?

Boss didn't know.......so I took a picture.

Best vac I've ever had.............powerful and picks up copper wire strands like no other! biggrin.gif


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Thanks, Damn thats a monster. I never heard of it before you mentioned it and it all and only 5 star reviews on Amazon. I have to get this if my current one breaks down, and i allways thought dyson was the best rolleyes.gif
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I am yet to find a domestic vac that sucks as hard as my Festool shop vac.....given the theater will be handier to the garage that's what I'll be using

We've got a Dyson for the rest of the house.....garbage by comparison

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I have a Dyson that I HATE. I bought a small shark at Costco, also a useless piece of crap. I've been planning on retrofitting a central vac but would love to find a good canister machine instead. I'll check out the Sebo!

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I have a Dyson that I HATE. I bought a small shark at Costco, also a useless piece of crap. I've been planning on retrofitting a central vac but would love to find a good canister machine instead. I'll check out the Sebo!

Two golden retrievers. A Himalayan persian. I live in New Mexico (we have dust). I suck at domestic chores.

You won't be disappointed with Sebo...........guess my wife knows best! wink.gif
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