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Old 04-24-2013, 09:51 AM
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I'll chime in on this. We have three vacuums. A Dyson Animal, an Oreck and a Shark Liftaway. The Shark is so much better than the other two it's not even a close comparison. I tested them on several different carpet types around the house. First I would use the Oreck, then the Dyson and then the Shark. Each time the Shark had more in the container than the other two that went before it. The thing is ridiculous and it weighs half of what the Dyson weighs.

For reference I have two German Shepherds and three cats. One of the GSD's and one of the cats are long hairs. Give the Shark a try first. I think if you order them (we bought ours at Sam's) they give you a return time and some free stuff.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:34 AM
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I have slate floors throughout the house - tried several vacuums, Hoover, etc. None picked up the dirt, just blew it around. Wife brings home the Dyson Animal - it works like a champ! And very easy to empty the container.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:07 AM
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I too have a Shark. I went with the Rotator Professional Lift Away. It is quite amazing! The main reason I chose it over the Dyson was the Lift Away feature. Easy to carry down to the dock to clean the boat. The first couple times I used it I could not believe how much it picks up. Made me feel dirty
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:42 AM
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Have a older model Animal. It's 7 yrs old and runs like the day we bought it. Our golden SHEDS. Fills the container half full EVERYDAY. My husband cannot comment on this thread, he had to ask where the power button was the one and only time he used it.
Your husband is a very smart man.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. U just cost me about $500 in cool other things i could have bought for my boat
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:53 PM
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Dyson is poor design for the hose attachment, very hard to use.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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I also add, even though it's great on suction, it is heavy compared to others. My wife doesn't even like to do all the stairs because of this. I have to do all the stairs holding the Dyson all the way up and down. 3 floors so a lot of stairs to get clean!

We have a lab and it fills up constantly! I probably have to empty the container on a "per floor basis". So, to vacuum our whole house I have to empty the container 3 times. It does pick up a lot of hair though.......
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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Dyson has outstanding customer service and warranty too.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:53 PM
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my Dyson sucks :-)I couldn't resist
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:56 PM
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I also add, even though it's great on suction, it is heavy compared to others. My wife doesn't even like to do all the stairs because of this. I have to do all the stairs holding the Dyson all the way up and down. 3 floors so a lot of stairs to get clean!

We have a lab and it fills up constantly! I probably have to empty the container on a "per floor basis". So, to vacuum our whole house I have to empty the container 3 times. It does pick up a lot of hair though.......
What model dyson do you have that you feel is heavy?
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