VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 01-16-2017, 02:18 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 5,078
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).

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2017, 05:54 PM
KRviator's Avatar
KRviator KRviator is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sydney, Aust.
Posts: 849
Default

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!


EDIT: DR, there is no strikethrough permitted in the forum BBCode?!?
__________________
Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return - Leonardo DaVinci

My Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35521362@N06/

RV-9A - Finished on 10th February 2016 after 4 years, 9 months and 19 days! The 1020th RV-9 flying.

First flight 26th March 2016. Essential specs 145KTAS @ 2400RPM, 8000', 24.2LPH, Initial RoC 1800FPM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2017, 06:17 PM
DaleB's Avatar
DaleB DaleB is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Omaha, NE (KMLE)
Posts: 2,331
Default

Quote:
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.
__________________
Dale

Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2017, 06:44 PM
KJBSouth's Avatar
KJBSouth KJBSouth is offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Spring Hill, Florida; Flushing, Michigan
Posts: 110
Talking Greetings from Minerva

Hi

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.
__________________
Karl Bambas
1954 1st solo
1964 Mooney Statesman, 1979 C-172, 1948 Globe Swift (all sold)

RV-7 "Dream Weaver" N50KB
Empennage arrived 10/14
QB Wings & Fuselage arrived 06/15
Finish & FF kits arrived 11/15
Dual screen Garmin G3X instruments and harness delivered by Stein 01/16
First flight June 13th 2018

2021 Dues Paid
Builders Log
Family Blog
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2017, 09:20 PM
SmackSB4 SmackSB4 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Up north eh
Posts: 28
Default

So are you logging the Roomba's work as man-hours in your build log?
__________________
Brandon Simunac
Regional driver in Canada
RV Wannabe. Just soaking up knowledge for now
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-17-2017, 11:00 AM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 5,078
Default

I'm building a slow-build -3. Sure don't need EXTRA hours.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:06 PM
bret's Avatar
bret bret is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Gardnerville Nv.
Posts: 2,828
Default

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 session.......so I'm told..........
__________________
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:07 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.