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rambo_k9
Penny Pincher Member


USA
106 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2010 :  22:37:09  Show Profile Send rambo_k9 a Private Message
I've been cleaning up with vaccuums... (no pun inteneded...lol) Got five the other day. Great for electric motors and the cords are extra long. Filling my wire bucket quick.

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rambo_k9
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USA
106 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  04:01:53  Show Profile Send rambo_k9 a Private Message
Sorry for above post, it was meant to be a reply to Dumpster diving. I'll repost it there.

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PennySaved
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1720 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  14:56:20  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
Did the vaccuums work? I've been pretty successful at selling vaccuums at yardsales even if they were older models (as long as they worked).

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cpthnsolo
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50 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  15:16:55  Show Profile Send cpthnsolo a Private Message
Am I the only one around here who doesn't fool with them? When I see them at the curb I simply clip the cord and move on. Disassmbling for a few wires and a small electric motor just isn't worth it to me.

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rambo_k9
Penny Pincher Member



USA
106 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  20:12:50  Show Profile Send rambo_k9 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by cpthnsolo

Am I the only one around here who doesn't fool with them? When I see them at the curb I simply clip the cord and move on. Disassmbling for a few wires and a small electric motor just isn't worth it to me.





Having done so many, I'm less than 10 minutes to take it apart and get everything I want. There is a lot of junk plastic but the motors are piling up and thats a good thing. I hate when I get a vaccuum and its got the cord cut off... NOW I know who to blame...lol

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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  20:19:14  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
The plastic ones come apart in less than a minute.

I just take a 4 pounder or a pick and whack the $#8it out of it. What's left is the motor and wires. Pick up the pennies that were in the hopper, scoop up the rest with a flat shovel for disposal.

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Edited by - thogey on 08/30/2010 20:24:15
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Dr. Cadmium
Penny Sorter Member



USA
26 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2010 :  22:03:31  Show Profile Send Dr. Cadmium a Private Message
Agreed. These are a great source that often go overlooked. Most come apart very easily.

I sell many items at flea markets and in classifieds, but have not had very much luck with vaccuums unless they're a good brand, a larger shop-type vaccuum or an older collectible. Sometimes the very small compact units are also worth selling intact.

I find the lower tanks of broken shop vaccuums are more valuable than scrap - they're large plastic buckets with wheels!
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Flbandit
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
851 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2010 :  18:24:23  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I've done lots of vacuums! Some of the motors have a nice chunk of copper, and the impellor thiny is usually AL. I really like to find old Kirbys or Hoovers that are made with AL instead of plastic.

Are you throwing that out?
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junior30king
New Member



USA
3 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  13:17:35  Show Profile Send junior30king a Private Message
Been doing this for many years and now I just cut the cord and toss the vac in my sheet iron pile. I always test the nicer ones first as they usually only need the hose cleaned out or a belt. Most people are too lazy to fix something simple.
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