General Chat Thread, Recommend me a.... in General; ... handheld vacuum cleaner!
In our professions we obviously have to put up with a hell of a lot of ...
10th July 2012, 09:50 AM #1
Recommend me a....
... handheld vacuum cleaner!
In our professions we obviously have to put up with a hell of a lot of dust, we have an unbranded pile of junk that struggles to suck up anything tbh. Wondered if any of you could recommend a good robust one that has served you well? (and maybe even had some decent nozzles for cleaning out PC cases)
10th July 2012, 09:56 AM #2
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10th July 2012, 09:57 AM #3
The old Henry does the job everywhere I've been. Not sure a handheld is going to have the oomph to get 1,500 kids' skin cells off the fans of a school computer.
10th July 2012, 09:58 AM #4
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10th July 2012, 10:02 AM #5
her right foot looks minging
10th July 2012, 10:04 AM #6
henry... with a custom attachment made of ducktape and a drinking straw.
10th July 2012, 10:06 AM #7
Don't tend to look at their feet when I'm poking the fire
Originally Posted by mole
10th July 2012, 10:07 AM #8
Thought I was doing something wrong.
10th July 2012, 10:09 AM #9
My dad has one of these for removing mildew from old books. They are very good.
Originally Posted by adhutton
10th July 2012, 11:55 AM #10
See, I have a rebuttal for whenever somebody uses "You don't look at the mantle when you're poking the fire"..
Originally Posted by j17sparky
Poke that fire all you want, but when the house isn't cold, the fire isn't burning, and you're gonna wish the mantlepiece around it looks good.
On topic, I've never really liked to use hoovers in my PC's. Usually I just take a medium-sized paintbrush and give everything a good wipe off, having a hoover nearby to pick up all the airborned dust.
Last edited by Garacesh; 10th July 2012 at 11:56 AM.
10th July 2012, 12:34 PM #11
We have a Dyson at home, it lasts for 60 seconds on one blast and you get 6 minutes out of one charge, thats loads of time to get things clean.
10th July 2012, 01:17 PM #12
We just hit the PCs with our compressor...yet to see dust/skin/snot that can resist the force of many PSI. Keyboards get soaked in foaming cleaner first, then airblasted dry, then treated to a sprayover with sanitizer spray (lemon fresh), then airblasted again.
PCs - just insert the nozzle, dial up the pressure, pull the trigger and watch the system eject clouds of dust from every possible exit. Facemask essential.
10th July 2012, 03:59 PM #13
Does this not knacker the fans? I once tried to clean a heatskink with a hoover and it overspan the fan and burnt it out :-(
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
10th July 2012, 04:35 PM #14
We have a compressor for just this task, but to be honest i'd rather be getting rid of the dust than simply redistributing it.....and it's just not productive having to wheel the compressor outside every time we need to use it. Much easier to have a hand held vacuum to do the job
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
10th July 2012, 04:39 PM #15
my father in law had one of them and he binned it same day was rubbish.
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