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Offline Vacuum Cleaner House

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The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« on: August 12, 2011, 12:45:47 AM »
Well lets start a new topic , strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe, I have a friend who is a truama nurse  who told me a very funny story of a teenage boy and his moms Electrolux , lets just say he DID NOT  get his finger stuck in the pipe  ;D
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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 08:10:04 AM »
Oh so many "finds" in customer vacuums my most memorable couple were a couple of Ecstasy pills in this cute little pink vacuum. Obviously spilt stuff while off their head and just vacuumed it up not noticing the value of what was lying around.
I also had a lady come in with her vacuum having lost suction "all of a sudden" did all the normal questions and decided it was a blockage. As it was kinda busy in the store i thought i would have a 30second go to get the blockage out rather than go through the whole process of booking it in and processing it. So i grabbed my unblocking tool and a moment later the lady's pretty expensive looking but way sexy lingerie comes flying out on the shop counter.
She turned bright red in an instant grabbed her knickers and raced out of the store, a couple of minutes later her husband came in to grab the vacuum.
Man we laughed

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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 06:06:15 PM »
We get the boring stuff I guess.

Mostly pens, hair clips, the odd coin.

The question is, how did Alec know they were ecstasy pills?  :-X

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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 10:34:27 PM »
We,ve also had some nice nickers found in a machine as well as 3 yes 3 golf balls ,  socks seem a favorite here,
my scariest a hand sized baboon spider , still alive scared the
$h!t out of me , a friend of mine found a Cape Cobra snake in a large commercial machine. They are pretty deadly
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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 01:48:07 AM »
How do you get a golf ball up a vacuum cleaner?   :o
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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 06:43:57 PM »
A DC07 cycone full of what I'm sure was cow $hit (that went straight in the landfill bin), yep, I've had a pair knickers too, but worst of all, a condom!

And then , now and again , batteries, sweets, small toys,etc...

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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »
but worst of all, a condom!

Ahh yes. I remember finding one of those wrapped around a brush bar and partially melted. I just threw the lot and fitted a replacement bar.

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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 05:02:26 PM »
qoute  How do you get a golf ball up a vacuum cleaner

Well for starters you need a cleaning lady, they are such wonderfull vacuum destroyers , Next add a wide bodied Eureka smart vac with 50mm hosing, then just leave 3 golf balls under a bed

but wait

check out these photo's
Customer , these dysons are $#!T they have no suction , I wasted my money buying this rubbish

Will she was right , their was lots of rubbish !
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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 05:04:55 PM »
wow I love stupid people


Some People just need a high five


In thier face

With a chair  >:(
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Re: The strangest thing found stuck in a vacuum pipe?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 12:02:56 PM »
Here is a brush bar from a service I did yesterday. Needless to say, it wasn't picking up very well.


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