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Old 01-16-2017, 02:18 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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Default Tip: Let the Roomba Do It

I was working on one of the bulkheads and decided it was time for a good shop floor clean-up. I let the Roomba do the job.

What a difference!

And I vacuum regularly, too. This was additional.

(If you are making work benches, make 'em high enough for the little guy to pass underneath).

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Old 01-16-2017, 05:54 PM
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I bought the KRviatrix one of those for Christmas, who was promptly christened Hank (after the octopus in Finding Dory...) and the amount of fuff, dirt AND LEGO he found on the first pass over a timber floor was an eye-opener.

He does do a good job, and she's very happy with him, to the point I'd happily buy another just to use if I had a closer hangar!

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Old 01-16-2017, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KRviator View Post
He does do a good job, and she's very happy with him, to the point I'd happily buy another just to use if I had a closer hangar!
Santa left a Neato vacuum here a couple of years ago. Rosie has done a good job keeping various areas clean ever since. When I saw someone selling a Roomba for under a hundred bucks I bought it. After a little cleaning up and a new battery, Hazel is cleaning an area where Rosie would consistently get stuck. The Roomba is about half an inch shorter (and a good deal dumber). I'm looking forward to turning one of them loose in the garage. The hangar floods too often, unfortunately.

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Old 01-16-2017, 06:44 PM
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I'm Minerva, Karl & Dolly's Neato vacuum. Minerva stands for Miniature Electronic Robotic Vacuum Appliance. I don't do shop floors! Quiet now, I'm sleeping.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:20 PM
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So are you logging the Roomba's work as man-hours in your build log?
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:00 AM
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I'm building a slow-build -3. Sure don't need EXTRA hours.

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Old 01-18-2017, 02:06 PM
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And if your dog makes a mess while you are at work, you will have a HUGE mess when you get home, and then you'll need to disassemble the Roomba for a detailed decontamination and cleaning I'm told..........
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