Advice On Using Kirby For Backdusting

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  1. Tim Cornwall

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    In previous posts, I've read that that Kirby vacuum cleaners are good for backdusting rugs. With this in mind to save wear on my Sebo I recently bought an old Kirby Legend II – it was a bit grimy but I'm not complaining as it only cost me £1.20. Anyway it's cleaned up nicely and I'm impressed with the suction. At present, to be more effective when backdusting, I pull out the suction hose on my Sebo bs36. Could someone please tell me if it is possible to cut the suction in the Kirby and if so how?
     
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    Do not operate either machine without suction!

    To get an upright vacuum cleaner to back -dust to its full potential you need to adjust it so that the airflow lifts the carpet so that it is not in full contact with the floor beneath.

    Ideally you need the carpet to bounce between the brush and the floor
     
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    Thanks John, I didn't realise disconnecting the hose could cause a problem. Fortunately the only rugs I've touched are my own so hopefully I've not caused any damage.
     
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    Tim,

    Listen as you back-dust. Make a 'Brrrr' sound with your tongue and aim at producing a similar sound with tour vacuum cleaner - if not try a different setting.
     
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    What if Tim has a lisp:wink:
     
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    But he hasn't - he has a Kirby and a Sebo - pay attention young Wainwright!
     
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    Says the man with the hair lip :lol:
     
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    Are you referring to my home-grown soup strainer Mr McBroom?
     
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    Thanks again for the advice John.
    I can make a Brrrr sound but I do struggle to hear it over the sound of the Kirby :smile:
     
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    I use my older and not so smooth running, Floormac !! Without any brush or pad plate, it vibrates the back of many rugs, ideally :evilgrin:
     
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