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Ash Vacuumes

Post in 'The Gear' started by jedidiah578, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And I received an e-mail today confirming delivery next Wednesday . . . ironically enough . . . from a person also named Katie.

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  2. Katie8103

    Katie8103 New Member

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    How funny is that! She has a cool name too! =)
  3. Katie8103

    Katie8103 New Member

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    Well, did any of you win this week? Looks like I didn't get any notice on winning, hopefully one of our other members has since I didn't!
  4. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Looks like I'm the lucky winner this month.

    I guess it helps entering 100 times a day. :lol:

    Just received an email from Katie it will be shipped this week or early next week.

    Thanks again to Katie8103 for posting the link.
  5. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Nice.... I just re-entered yesterday (again). Wouldnt mind having a Loveless. (For Free)

    Congrats Smoke (give ya $20 for it!! LOL)..
  6. Katie8103

    Katie8103 New Member

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    Wow! Good job! Durn, was hoping to hear my name as the winner!! You will have to let us know what you think!
  7. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    keep talkin...

    Def will, thanks again.
  8. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Congrats Smoke . . . these things work quite well . . . I've already gone and ordered the accessory kit for it so I can clean the whole stove with the horsehair brush (when the stove is cool). It's noisy, but works well.
  9. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    ha thats funny.. their facebook page says they gave away 4 of them, and smoke, jake and I each won one!.
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I think we can thank Katie for the heads-up here at hearth.com . . . now if only she could win one since she mentioned it to us.
  11. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Well mine showed up yesterday, broken.

    Should I attempt a repair or contact Dustless Technologies?

    After all it was free...

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  12. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I routinely break the handles on my 5 gallon pails and have taken to make my own out of poly pipe. Now, I sleeve the handles on new pails with poly pipe to increase their size for a more comfortable grip.

    I'm sure they would send you a new handle.
  13. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Its the edge of the lid where it seals to the canister, not a handle.
  14. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    OK, I see now. The way you held it in front of the handle, it looked like the handle was broken. That does not look like a DIY repair.
  15. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    They give those away to promote their product and would not want you to receive a defective item. Contact the company and let them know that it was damaged in shipping.
    I'm sure they'll replace it immediately.

    I got a great deal on the Cougar for less than the Cheetah lists for. It arrived a few days before Christmas. I've used it several times to clean up around the stove and to remove a little bit of ash from the stove but haven't done a thorough clean out yet. Seems to work really well.
  16. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I sent an email to the gal that contacted me initially, and asked if I could obtain a replacement part.

    Also sent along the same pic I posted earlier.

    I'll post the results when notified.
  17. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Even being free.. I would still want an intact product. I wanna be the one that breaks it. Not the UPS/Fed-Ex guy (Or someone from Dustless warehouse).

    Im still entering every week. Fingers crossed. Wont buy one, but wouldnt mind winning one (Just won a chainsaw in a raffle in Nov, 1st thing I ever won in my life)
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    If I was a betting man I would bet you will get a replacement one sent to you . . .
  19. amellefson

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    I shovel, but in my shop vac I us this. http://www.cleanstream.com/index.html Bought it at Menards. Seriously AWESOME! Drywall sust, cold ash, you name it. They are not lying. It washes out with water and good as new. I have used it for the yearly cleaning of the insert and creosote pile and occasionally on the hearth. With ash it does smell a little if you don't clean it, but no dust shooting out the other end. Best thirty clams I ever spent:)
  20. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Received a reply from Katie at Dustless Technologies, she stated they will ship out another and apologized.

    Great customer service so far!
  21. smilejamaica

    smilejamaica Feeling the Heat

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    i just tried to enter the contest to win a vac .they closed the contest, no more giveaways
  22. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Well the new one came in today, and its a cougar not a cheetah like was sent originally.

    Also appears to not be a reman and they sent along an extra filter and a tool kit!

    Can't wait to try it out.

    Thanks to Katie8103 for posting the link and Katie at Dustless Technologies for the great service.

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  23. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Nice ;-P.

    Gotta love an upgrade.
  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Good deal . . . no instructions with mine, but it was easy enough to figure out . . . and I splurged and bought the tool kit . . . honestly I love this vacuum . . . it makes clean up wicked quick and clean.
  25. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    I have a loveless vacuum and it is ok. Tends to get clogged very easily and you MUST be careful because warm is used very loosely. Had the plastic that holds the wand in place melt because a "warm" coal got stuck there. It works well provided its not getting clogged. Should either make the wand smaller to only suck up ash or make it bigger to suck up everything.

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