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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:32 AM
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Meet my new roommate!
:D I bought one over the weekend and I've never had so much fun watching the house get clean. :-)

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:36 AM
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1. isn't that the coolest!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:38 AM
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3. Best. Gadget. Ever.
Because I hardly ever had time to run the vacuum cleaner. But this is a snap.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:38 AM
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2. I want one of those soooo bad.
Because I'm lazy and I think it would provide hours of entertainment for me. Imagine having four cats and a roomba.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 AM
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4. I think I want a cat now
just to watch it play with the roomba. :rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 AM
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6. You'll really want one after reading this...
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:14 AM
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13. I have four cats and a roomba!
They jump on the highest available perch and just watch it endlessly!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:29 AM
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14. I figure with two normal cats, one that knows no fear and one that weighs
18lbs and functions as a foot warmer, it could interesting.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:34 AM
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16. Hee the foot-warmer
might like to go for a ride. ;-)
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:39 AM
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17. What's a normal cat?
:shrug:

:hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:50 AM
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19. Well, average activity and fear levels.
Not really normal, but not prone to picking fights with German Shepherds or not moving for 24 hours.
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:42 AM
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5. Does it really work
as well as they claim. It would make life easier. :)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 AM
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7. Yes, it does
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:52 AM by supernova
I set it down in the kitchen to start with (I have linoleum and hardwood floors) and let it go. The directions tell you to pick up the big pieces so they don't clog it. So I did that. It did a better job on the kitchen floor than I do. I hear if you have deep-pile carpets it might not be the best choice, however.

You get two sets of brushes and an extra filter. You're supposed to clean out the brushes every three times. I'm trying to figure out how best to organize the schedule. My house is small so I'm wondering if I can combine a couple of rooms.

edit: spelling
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:52 AM
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10. Maybe I will have
to look at getting one in the future.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:50 AM
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8. Does it work on carpets?
Fascinating thing, your new roommate.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:00 AM
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11. It will on short hair carpets
shag and deep pile, not so much maybe. Most good reviews I've seen have been for hard floors. Oh, it doesn't like carpet tassles either. But you just fold those under the carpet when it's time to clean.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:08 AM
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12. Sounds like a winner.
Thanks, supernova.

:thumbsup:

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:50 AM
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9. far out! Now I know what I want for Christmas, thanks
:bounce:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:48 AM
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18. That was my thought as well.
*scribbles on my Christmas list*
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:34 AM
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15. Read reviews here
If you are interested in roombas, this is a good site:

Roomba Reviews at epinions.com

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