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Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
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Straight up and back with a slight movement resulting in a triangle; so YES11 Votes - [14.29%]
No7 Votes - [9.09%]
Dude, you need to loosen up some.6 Votes - [7.79%]
Only when I wear heels.0 Votes - [0%]
Too much time on your hands8 Votes - [10.39%]
whatever the vacuum creates7 Votes - [9.09%]
You need to hand over your man card to jcdenton4 Votes - [5.19%]
I call it modern art...2 Votes - [2.6%]
Random Roomba3 Votes - [3.9%]
Whatever the cleaning ladies do!2 Votes - [2.6%]
What's a vacuum?5 Votes - [6.49%]
Instead of wasting time making more stupid polls you can vacuum my carpet5 Votes - [6.49%]
whatever pattern proves to my wife that I actually vacummed2 Votes - [2.6%]
I prefer clean shaven or waxed1 Votes - [1.3%]
BEETS1 Votes - [1.3%]
Hardwood floors!5 Votes - [6.49%]
GET A LIFE ALREADY!4 Votes - [5.19%]
Screw BEETS, I say carrots1 Votes - [1.3%]
Tile and Marble1 Votes - [1.3%]
You said carpet.1 Votes - [1.3%]
Crop circles1 Votes - [1.3%]
This is a multiple choice poll.

2008-11-24 7:41 PM

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Pro
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McKinney, TX
Subject: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
When you (or your spouse) vacuum the carpet in your house, do you "need" to leave particular patterns in the carpet (triangles for me)?


2008-11-24 8:24 PM
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Expert
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
Interesting poll b/c my wife and I were just having this conversation.  We just got new carpet, and b/c it's plush, the vacuum lines are very noticeable.  We just decided to let the vacuum decide how the lines will be formed. 
2008-11-25 3:45 AM
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Master
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The Whites, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
No, of course not. Because I'm not OCD.

Oh wait, yes I am. So, um, yes.

Deep thick plush carpet is SO faboo for creating fantastic patterns! I have really tight carpet now, so no lines. :pout:

Heard a story on Dr. Phil or Oprah or something about a woman who had to be able see the vacuum lines at all times. So she would vacuum three or four times a days. And she saw no problem with this and didn't understand why her husband wanted her to get treated for OCD...
2008-11-25 5:52 AM
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Elite
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Connecticut
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
LOVE vacuum lines in my carpet!  Has to be the straight up and back.  It just looks so clean and fabulous.  Sigh, I'm off to vacuum!
2008-11-25 7:06 AM
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And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

2008-11-25 8:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
Vacuum lines are evidence that I vacuum - makes me look responsible Plus, we have dark brown carpet (not my choice, but I don't own the house so I can't complain), and it shows up no matter what.


2008-11-25 8:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 7:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

When I use the tube type of toothpaste, I squeeze from the bottom until there's enough toothpaste out of the container to roll.  It's the most effective way to remove the most toothpaste.

2008-11-25 8:59 AM
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Champion
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the colony texas
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
KenD - 2008-11-25 8:34 AM
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 7:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

When I use the tube type of toothpaste, I squeeze from the bottom until there's enough toothpaste out of the container to roll.  It's the most effective way to remove the most toothpaste.

^^ sounds like a poll question to me 

2008-11-25 9:00 AM
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Extreme Veteran
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Wauwatosa, WI
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
we are supposed to vacuum???
2008-11-25 9:10 AM
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Pro
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McKinney, TX
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
Gaarryy - 2008-11-25 8:59 AM
KenD - 2008-11-25 8:34 AM
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 7:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

When I use the tube type of toothpaste, I squeeze from the bottom until there's enough toothpaste out of the container to roll.  It's the most effective way to remove the most toothpaste.

^^ sounds like a poll question to me 

You're encouraging me to make another poll? 

2008-11-25 11:06 AM
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Master
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Houston
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?

One job of mine in the past was a motel housekeeper.  We were directed by the owner to leave a pattern in the carpet that looked like triangles or little christmas trees.  She would follow up and see if we were doing our jobs.  I was responsible for 10 rooms.  This was my part-time job while my hubby pipelined in North Dakota one summer.

My own carpet has whatever pattern shows up after getting the job done.



2008-11-25 11:16 AM
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Science Nerd
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Richmond, VA
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
I always vacuum back and forth.  I like to leave it so that the nap falls in the same direction.  It never lasts very long, but I like it that way while I'm doing it.  Yes, I am OCD.
2008-11-25 11:24 AM
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Champion
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Sarasota, FL
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?

I just the Roomba loose and let it run where it will.  Woke me up a couple of times when I forgot I had it running and it wandered back to the bedroom in the middle of the night.  I'm not completely sold on the thing - I really used to get into vaccuuming on Saturday mornings when I would move all the furniture in each room to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Mark

2008-11-25 4:17 PM
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Pro
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NorCal
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
If I have vacuum patterns in my carpet, than I have bigger issues regardless of the pattern left behind!
2008-11-25 4:37 PM
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Champion
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Butler
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
I like to vacuum and then rack my carpets to get rid of any patterns.
2008-11-25 4:39 PM
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Champion
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Racine, WI
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
N/A........I have hardwood floors.


2008-11-25 4:44 PM
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Expert
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Champaign Area, IL
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
no comment
2008-11-25 5:36 PM
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Elite
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Reno
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?

the first thing I did when I bought my house was rip out the carpeting - a huge pile of nasty!  I hate carpeting!

I refinished the douglas fir and it is georgous!

2008-11-25 5:41 PM
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Champion
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Whizzzzzlandia
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?

Vacuuming is one of my very favorite household cleaning activities!

Although, I don't leave a pattern in the carpet... Just whatever shows up. Random. Kiss

I also love to empty the cannister. It's like saying "GOODBYE" to all that cat hair, dust, carpet fiber... etc etc... quite cathartic!

2008-11-26 1:46 AM
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Master
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The Whites, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 8:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW


I use Crest NeatSqueeze. It is designed to be squozed in the middle, and it "retracts" so there is no uckiness on the tip. When using a tube, though, I grimace a lot and fix where others (because I only use a tube if borrowing) have squozed in the middle. When I am done, it is perfectly adjusted, from the bottom, rolled if necessary. I know they appreciate my efforts.

So, who here likes Monk?
2008-11-26 5:02 AM
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
Slugger - 2008-11-26 3:46 AM
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 8:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

I use Crest NeatSqueeze. It is designed to be squozed in the middle, and it "retracts" so there is no uckiness on the tip. When using a tube, though, I grimace a lot and fix where others (because I only use a tube if borrowing) have squozed in the middle. When I am done, it is perfectly adjusted, from the bottom, rolled if necessary. I know they appreciate my efforts. So, who here likes Monk?

In small doses.  I can't do the marathons they have sometimes.  Are you a loyal Monk watcher?  Is that how you pass your time on nights...ha

 



2008-11-28 4:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Vacuum patterns in your carpet?
medic1962 - 2008-11-26 6:02 AM

Slugger - 2008-11-26 3:46 AM
tech_geezer - 2008-11-25 8:06 AM

And, do you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom or the middle?  What is the correlation between vacumming pattern and toothpaste squeezing?  I better open a spreadsheet.

TW

I use Crest NeatSqueeze. It is designed to be squozed in the middle, and it "retracts" so there is no uckiness on the tip. When using a tube, though, I grimace a lot and fix where others (because I only use a tube if borrowing) have squozed in the middle. When I am done, it is perfectly adjusted, from the bottom, rolled if necessary. I know they appreciate my efforts. So, who here likes Monk?

In small doses.  I can't do the marathons they have sometimes.  Are you a loyal Monk watcher?  Is that how you pass your time on nights...ha

 


Damn, I hadn't even considered that! Sorry, no more chatting wit'ya, I gotta catch my man.
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