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General Chat Thread, EU ban on vacuum cleaners above 1,600W in General; Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx Good grief! I have two Henrys. Well, one Henry and one Harriet (best not to ask). ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Good grief! I have two Henrys. Well, one Henry and one Harriet (best not to ask).
    They are the best cleaners ever.
    I will run them both simultaneously in protest.
    Unclean† infidel!

    *burns @ stake*




    † Though his carpet likely isn't unclean.

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    Happy I got my CycloneForce then! If all else fails I'm sure this is under the limits...

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    Such a joke as if we don't have bigger issues to deal with in EU than decent vacs

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    I have read on another forum that the EU claims that the cost of running a 1600w vacuum cleaner is £27 per year. Then someone there worked out it indeed is, if you run it for 100 mins PER WEEK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I have read on another forum that the EU claims that the cost of running a 1600w vacuum cleaner is £27 per year. Then someone there worked out it indeed is, if you run it for 100 mins PER WEEK!
    That's probably about average on how much we run ours in our house. It's a three story house and does take a good hour to vacuum it weekly, then it's being constantly vacuumed downstairs because of our dog.

    Though I'm sure that's not the case for many other people who live in small flats and 2 story homes.

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    If you have children and/or pets, 100 minutes a week seems way too low!

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    What a load of absolute dross. The drop to 1600w perhaps I can see but down to 900w? That's ridiculous!

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    Like the toilet flush, it will just cause more energy to be used because you have to use it more than once or for longer to get the same results as a normal setup.

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    I mean in Europe they have a lot of hard floors so may be not a problem. Also I know that my Henry is 1200 watts and it as good as some of the more powerful cleaners.

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    Guess I'll have to keep my Vax pet vacuum going for as long as possible. It bends time & space when it's at full power.

    "Out of my cold dead hands!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Wow if they carry on like this eventually carpet won't be an option, it'll be laminate flooring and plastic sofa's all round that includes a free mop and bucket!

    On a serious note I do agree with this in certain aspects I like the fact they are pushing manufacturers to become more "eco" though what about Kettles, Toasters, Microwaves. It's a bit of a weird move to just say Vacuum Cleaners, maybe the main man in the EU fell out with this guy over a beer and cursed them all for life.

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    Good old Henry, best hoover I ever bought - 100 quid in Currys - especially with a dog and carpets....

    Vax are rubbish so could t care less. Mine always hoovered everything up, then chucked it all out the back, making it airborne.

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    I'll cherish my Henry for as long as he lasts.

    We've tried God know's how many hoovers, even a specific pet hair one, and nothing works better than a Henry.

    It's also good as the caretaker let's me borrow the hoover bags!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowlandoGloom View Post
    Good old Henry, best hoover I ever bought
    Henry is made by Numatic International Limited not Hoover and in any case according to this man EU ban on vacuum cleaners above 1,600W-150px-james_dyson_in_february_2013.jpg we Dyson the floor

    The best vac I ever had was a Hoover upright, which my Aunt gave me in 1980. It was probably third or fourth hand when she got it a number of years before. It was still going strong when I left Australia in 1993. I donated it to the local church and they are probably still using it.

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    EU ban on vacuum cleaners above 1,600W

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    I'll cherish my Henry for as long as he lasts.

    We've tried God know's how many hoovers, even a specific pet hair one, and nothing works better than a Henry.

    It's also good as the caretaker let's me borrow the hoover bags!
    That's it, our cleaners at work use them. Seriously, they are invincible.

    We've seen with ours, pet hair, pound coins, socks, bits of mangled plastic dog toys, receipts, pillow fluff, pegs, bobbles, lego, everything......

    Only 1,200 watts max also.
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    Second best I had was a 1970's Vac wet and dry. It was invincible.

    Finally had to get rid of it when the missus wanted a "modern" machine. Worst thing I ever did.

    Was useful with the old car for sucking water up off the carpets when the door seals started to perish.

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