If you were to take a blimp like structure and instead of filling it with hydrogen, or helium, or hot air, you instead "filled it" with vacuum, that is you removed everything from the inside (think mercury vacuum), would that structure float in earths atmosphere...This is driving me nuts, help me physics!
posted by stilgar
on Apr 2, 2009 -
Effective, inexpensive, cordless mini-vacuum. Does it exist? Please help out a fur-covered Corgi owner. [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Mar 14, 2009 -
Those pretentious Dyson vacuum cleaner commercials have me thinking about the potential inferiority of my trusty steed... [more inside]
posted by who else
on Feb 1, 2009 -
I've read the prior discussions, and I've seen Consumer Reports - but the wool carpet issue hasn't been addressed. I'm looking for a good vacuum cleaner for my wool carpets (and my sofa and such). I have cats. I don't have stairs. I'd like a vacuum cleaner that will last. And I'd like something not too heavy, something easy to move around. If it has a bag, it has to be easy to change it. [more inside]
posted by jeri
on Jan 19, 2009 -
My dog chewed the power cable on my vacuum. Not realizing this, I turned it on and burnt a fuse. Is there any option other than replacing the vacuum? Would it be safe to wrap it with electrical tape?
posted by matkline
on Jan 14, 2009 -
To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
posted by Artw
on Sep 26, 2008 -
Weird vacuum cleaner/haircut extension tube device. I saw it on an infomercial once. I think there's one in Wayne's World. Can I get one in the UK? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Mar 15, 2008 -
We need to replace two horrible bagless upright vacuum cleaners which make an unbearable amount of noise and are largely ineffective, with a good relatively quiet single unit. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying
on Feb 13, 2008 -
Cursing bad luck: One of the preamp tubes in my Peavey Classic 30 seemed to peter out during practice yesterday. Two hours before my first concert of the year. An awesome friend came in in the clutch, but now I'm puzzled as to what to do. (and have another show on Thursday) [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Oct 28, 2007 -
I need recommendations for a good central vacuum system to install in my house. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I'm looking for a reasonably priced vacuum for use on hardwood floors. Doesn't need any sort of powered brushes just suction.
posted by sandpine
on Sep 17, 2007 -
In this article
, one of NASA's rocket scientists said that duct tape doesn't work in the vacuum of space. Why is that?
posted by banshee
on Jun 13, 2007 -
Would vacuum damage a corpse? This is actually a scientific research question (at the end of the explanations). [more inside]
posted by eebs
on May 6, 2007 -
What's the best lightweight-but-still-cleans-well vacuum out there? Besides Oreck, I mean.
posted by kentk
on Apr 29, 2007 -
I'm in a dorm in MA and my space is tight. I'm not going to need my long underwear (along with any other items) until Winter. Should I buy some Space Bags
? How about a cheap, small, vacuum cleaner to go with it?
posted by jhscott
on May 6, 2006 -
PlumbingFilter: Help me understand my new tankless toilet with no shut-off valve. What do I do if it clogs? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Why is it always "Sew and Vac?" Sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. Why do these two appliances have such an affinity? Is it motors and belts? All the repair joints I see are 'Sew and Vac." What is up?
posted by fixedgear
on Aug 10, 2005 -
What's the simplest and cheapest way for me to have a setup where when one electric appliance is turned on it turns another one on? [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Jul 20, 2005 -
My apartment is wood floor and tile. Hell, my whole building is wood floor and tile. How on earth do I clean all of this (particularly the wood)? What's the best way to clean large amounts of hardwood flooring? (If devices are suggested, any specific brand/model suggestions?) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jun 2, 2005 -
Looking for an vacuum that does the trick but doesn't cost a fortune...any suggestions? I see that they sell vacuums at target, meijer, etc. Are these going to fall apart in 3 days and stop working?
posted by fabesfaves
on May 31, 2005 -
I recently acquired two cats which is lovely and enriching excepting that I am now living inside a giant hairball. Cat hair everywhere. Millions spent on lint rollers.
First question: Can anyone recommend a decent, reasonably-priced vacuum cleaner that can tackle pet hair? It must have attachments and a HEPA filter. Also, I have bare floors.
Second question: Does anyone use an Ionic Breeze or a similar air purifier? Is it worth the money?
posted by svidrigailov23
on Apr 4, 2005 -
Since spring is almost here I would like to get a small vacuum to use on the cat. I have used my big vacuum with a long hose and a soft brush on the end on the cat and that was acceptable to the cat ;-) so I would like to get a small QUIET hand held one that wouldn't freak the cat out. I tried a Shark? one that was advertised as quiet but it was everything except quit! Obviously I only need one with fairly low suction, don't want the cat stuck to it..
posted by Ferrari328
on Mar 5, 2005 -
[VaccumFilter] My Wife wants a new vacuum for Xmas. Namely, she wants that bright yellow $400 vacuum that you see on TV all the time. That seems a bit excessive to me for our small house. Tell me mefities, what's the best vacuum for the money? Is it worth repairing an old vaccum instead?
posted by quibx
on Dec 3, 2004 -
VaccumFilter: Looking for a source of Kirby vaccum bags [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jazon
on Jul 6, 2004 -
After living together for four years, my sig other and I are ready to take the plunge - and buy a good vacuum cleaner. We have a dog, she has allergies, I googled and quickly came up with the Dyson DC07 'Animal'
, which has 5 stars on Amazon but which costs $500. Simple? Well, other reviews
, including some other Amazon reviews
, say it's a bit of a dog, and one accuses Dyson of padding the reviews with their PR material. Has anyone used a Dyson, or the DC07? [More inside]
posted by carter
on Jan 5, 2004 -