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Topic: Two "dead" vacuum cleaners.  (Read 1437 times)
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« on: August 12, 2005 05:44:47 PM »

I have 2 vacuum cleaners that do not work anymore. I might keep one for an upcoming project I'll have to do for a course I'm taking... but I was wondering if I could do anything with the other one? Any suggestions welcome...
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005 07:30:26 AM »

Tear it apart and keep the bits you like for projects!

I've never ripped up a vacuum cleaner, but I'd bet that there are some neat little doodads and stuff in there that you could use as jewelry and crud..
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2005 07:41:05 AM »

You can make anything into a lamp........... just go to the hardware store and get a lamp kit. It's really easy to do and it's not really " electronics" so you're safe.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2005 08:44:44 PM »

This is a completely useless idea, but if they upright vacuums you could take the back panel off and run some clear tubing through it (think marble works). Or you could make them into chairs.
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2005 09:06:39 PM »

Oooh.. chairs... that's a really interesting idea. I think I'll be tearing it apart tonight and fiddling.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009 09:34:01 AM »

Obviously this isn't the Craftsteriest idea for your dead vacuums, but they can probably be fixed relatively cheaply at a vacuum repair shop (oddly, places that repair sewing machines also tend to repair vacuums -- check around).  Given that new vacuums can be hundreds of dollars, it might be worth your while to have them repaired, even if you simply resell them afterward and get yourself a new vacuum.

I had a vacuum that began to turn on as soon as it was plugged in, whether the power switch itself was flipped to "on" or "off", so I took the possessed beast into a local Sew & Vac shop where they replaced the switch for $10.  Cheaper than a new vacuum or electrocution!

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009 09:58:08 AM »

my first thought was convert them into flower pots
also, could be a sneaky place to hide valuables

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