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#1109290 - 01/12/09 06:52 PM Re: Roomba! CB#3
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I have both the Roomba and the Scooba. Roomba currently doesn't work - it just goes round and round in circles. I'm afraid to find out how much it'll cost to fix. I like how it goes under furniture, etc to get the dog hair, never liked emptying and cleaning it out. It seemed to take as long to unwind the hair from the brushes as it would have to just use the traditional vacuum.

I like the Scooba - it does a great job! Corners are challenging for it, and it's a little noisier than I would like, but the convenience (no brushes to clean!) is well worth it.

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#1109296 - 01/12/09 06:54 PM Re: Roomba! hmdagal
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hmdagal, can you give us a little synopsis on how the scooba works?
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#1109309 - 01/12/09 07:03 PM Re: Roomba! MB Guy
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There are 2 bins in the machine - one is for the cleaning solution (you have to buy a special one for it) and water. The other is for the dirty water. It picks up dirt and stuff, too, so you aren't supposed to have to sweep before you use it. I generally use it in my laundry/mud room, which has tons of pet hair, so I do a quick Swiffer (or vacuum) first. Then you set up your virtual walls if you need to and push the 'clean' button. It does it's thing - takes a couple of hours - then lets you know when it's done, so you can empty and rinse the dirty water bin.

I only plug in the charger when I know I'm going to be using it, because if you leave it plugged in the battery dies pretty quickly, and they're expensive to replace. I learned that lesson the hard way!

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#1109323 - 01/12/09 07:13 PM Re: Roomba! CB#3
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Originally Posted By: Excess
This would almost be perfect for a single guy if it had a few more features such as the ability do laundry, clean the bathroom, etc.


that would be the 'wife' attachment, but be careful, it comes with extra nagging
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#1109342 - 01/12/09 07:32 PM Re: Roomba! Peepers
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Yes, but the Woomba keeps your "business" clean.
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#1109510 - 01/12/09 09:45 PM Re: Roomba! KC Danimal
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"lady business"

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#1109517 - 01/12/09 09:47 PM Re: Roomba! Miscuit
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is that "code"?
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#1109541 - 01/12/09 09:59 PM Re: Roomba! Pale Rider
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if you have to ask....

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#1109551 - 01/12/09 10:04 PM Re: Roomba! Miscuit
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#1109906 - 01/13/09 04:57 PM Re: Roomba! Pale Rider
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Love my Roomba! It took our dogs about two weeks to stop barking and snapping at it. Now they don't even notice it! There's a clip on the Internet with a cat riding a Roomba!

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#1110189 - 01/13/09 08:36 PM Re: Roomba! hmdagal
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Originally Posted By: hmdagal


I only plug in the charger when I know I'm going to be using it, because if you leave it plugged in the battery dies pretty quickly, and they're expensive to replace. I learned that lesson the hard way!


Maybe I shouldn't leave mine hooked up to the charger. Maybe that's what caused my battery to go dead!

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