Sanitaire or strap dusting

Donwand

Supportive Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2009
Messages
196
Location
east coast
Credits
243
Points
243
Can someone explain exactly how a Sanitaire upright with a beater bar for dusting rugs works any differently than say an Oreck? Does it still operate like a traditional vaccum and suck the dirt up or does it somehow just beat out the dirt? Is there a reason why I only hear about Sainitaires being used like this or can this be done with any upright? Trying to decide if I should go this route or just buy a strap dusting machine. Thanks
 

Matt Wood

MLPW
Joined
Feb 4, 2016
Messages
6,485
Location
Georgia
Credits
16,134
Points
16,134
I never dusted rugs with my old sanitaire, but my Royal did a fantastic job when I dusted rugs upside down, due to the weight of the head of it. Since the sanitaire is so much lighter, I don't see how it could compare to it. I've never used a kirby, but it has the same weight, so it might be just as aggressive as the Royal.
 
Joined
Feb 23, 2017
Messages
768
Location
California
Credits
4,083
Points
4,083
Name
Matt Ross
The old sanitair tombstone stylenmetal vacs are cheap and use an actual metal beater bar on the brush roll. Plus the vacuum motors are very large and move tons of cfm, but not much lift. All that makes for really good small particle removal in theory.
But in the real world I cant see how it would be that different than an oreck. Mabye slightly better but either way it's not a rug plant.
 

Ron K

Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2009
Messages
2,052
Credits
1,343
Points
1,343
The reason I don't comment on the hard surface forum is because I don't
know anything about it, maybe...
As far as the original question some Sanitare vacuums have a beater bar not a
brush roll, the vibration of the beater bar vibrates dry grit/soil out because you
do this procedure pile side down . it is very very effective not at all efficient.
If you clean enough rugs buy a tumble duster. to get out as much dust/dry particulate as possible you should also pre-wash and post-wash dust.
I bought a strap duster then saw red and sold it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Donwand

rhyde

Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2006
Messages
4,236
Location
Portland, Oregon
Credits
226
Points
226
Name
rhyde
I remember saying on the old ICS board that a strap duster wasn't as good as a vacuum with a beater bar on many types of rugs. I'm sure other uprights work well too.

Oh, The VibraGroomer 1 bar to be all "knuckles" doesn't work well at all
 
  • Like
Reactions: Mikey P

Latest posts

Top