Ahhh. Listen to the whooshing sound of the air sucking up tons of dirt. Wow, look at the dust disappearing from the duster into the innards of the pipe opening. A bit louder but what a great tool the power head is for picking up small debris from the nubby rug and entry mats.
A bit of the black nubby rug was sucked into the power head and it quit. I had to remember to reset it to get it to start again. There is a small red button on the back of the power head. I had read the instructions so I knew it was normal that it quit completely if it got stuck in order to keep from burning out the motor. Luckily I knew the reset button was there.
I zipped the quilted hose cover on the 30 ft. power head hose. I was wondering why they recommended a hose cover. But after I put it on, the hose didn’t kink nearly as much and apparently the hose can be hard on baseboards and furniture legs.
I ordered a longer hose cover for the 40 ft. hose. The longest zippered hose cover is 35 ft. but I read the covers don’t have to reach the entire hose. Leaving a couple feet at the handle and at the end will be as effective as covering the entire length of the hose. There are hose socks that offer longer sizes but they don’t have the zipper and look harder to put on and are not as thick and it seems they would do less to stop kinking and marring. And just owning a 30 or 35 foot zipper is quite an experience. I have never seen such long zippers!
I may have gone a bit overboard on the vacuum attachments. I thought having two hoses, one for each side of the house or one for the power head and one for other attachments made sense, but when I actually used the 40 ft.hose it reached all the way across the house using just one inlet and I have several more available, including the upper linen closet in the back of the house and one right at the garage entrance, but I just used the living area inlet in the middle. I like it that the second hose has an on off switch too so it can stay connected but not run the vacuum while moving furniture or changing the attachment.
The vacuum is quite a pleasure to use even though I dislike house cleaning completely, it will be nice to have a tool that is so versatile and effective.