"Dustin!!! (my friend was yelling through the phone) was that your product that almost killed that kid last night?!" 

My heart raced as I quickly goggled the news story.

You see one of my first inventions here at GreatVacs (years ago) was a Infrared heater. True Infrared heaters (not the junk sold now) is a cool concept because it heats objects not air (in other words they heat people not air). My first invention was to build one of these and but we were the first to build a smart thermostat into it. So you could literally schedule when you wanted it to come on and turn off and what temperature you wanted it heated.   For example you could set it turn on an hour before you got home from work.   I used it warm my basement in our home. My kids loved hanging out in our basement at night but on school nights I had it set to turn off a hour before bed time so they would come upstairs (I know I am evil).   It would heat over 800 sq ft for about $1 a day.

 

There was just one problem.   I have values and kids.   As I was designing it my kids were young and I kept thinking about them and NO MATTER WHAT I wanted it be safe and something I could be proud of.  So I invented a heat dispenser that slowly dispersed the head on the grill so little kids fingers could not be burned.   I put a sensor in it that if it was tipped over it would turn off.   I put a backup sensor in it that if it got above a certain temperature it would turn off. If for some reason the fan stopped spinning but it continued to produce heat I put a sensor in it that would turn off.   If your kids accidentally threw their clothes on top the heater and it blocked the intake air or where the hot air came out it would turn off. This thing was SAFE!

 

We released the product and we sold TONS of them (literally)!   However our biggest complaint from customers was “this things turns off to easy” :) That’s OK I could live with that.   Our sales were so good that the lead manufacture of Heaters in China contacted us.   They provide and make heaters for almost all the brands in the big box stores.   They told us they should make some heaters for our brand as well.   He showed me our cost…$12. Can you believe that!! They were willing to make a electric heater and sell it to us for $12.   This was the industry standard.   Umm let me think about this for a second………NO! A $12 heater is not going to be safe and not something I was willing to put our name behind.  

 

So things were going good on the new Heater I had invented and then competitors came in and copied us with 2 exceptions.   1 – The price was ½ of what our price was and 2- they had removed all the safety features we had.   Our sales tanked and a few months later I even saw them in Costco.   The rest of the industry followed them and I…gracefully bowed out.

 

Remember the story of the kid almost dying? As I pulled up the story on the local news I found it was one of our competitors who had removed the safety features.   This infant’s parents had installed the heater in his room. During the night the thermostat failed and the heater did not turn off an ran all night.   It was like being locked in a car on hot sunny day. The next morning when the parents went into his room he was barely breathing, looked terrible and was rushed to the emergency room in an ambulance.  

 

As I read the story I did not realize I had been holding my breath.   I sighed with relief and gratitude. We had quit making our heater 2 years previous and had never compromised our standards. At GreatVacs our standards are not for sale. We don’t sell a lot of products you might find at Walmart or Costco and our products we sell might not be the cheapest out there.   What you will find is products that we believe in and we feel will make a difference in your and your families lives.

"Dustin!!! (my friend was yelling through the phone) was that your product that almost killed that kid last night?!"

"Dustin!!! (my friend was yelling through the phone) was that your product that almost killed that kid last night?!" 

My heart raced as I quickly goggled the news story.

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Kirby vacuums are all slightly different to use than regular, ordinary vacuums. The 2000 limited edition has a high tech driving feature that self propels the unit to drive on floors and other surface areas. This can be tricky to use during the first time for those that have only used the push variety of vacuums. But it is quite simple and a convenience factor once you get the hang of it. Here are some step-by-step directions for how to use this specific Kirby:

1. Make sure that the dust bag has been installed correctly. It should be attached to the nozzle. If it is not it could cause quite a mess.

2. Plug in the vacuum into an outlet with no obstructions. Next, turn the unit on by pushing the power on pedal near the base of the vacuum.

3. Now be sure that the cleaning component is placed at the right level. Long carpet will need to be at a different level than short carpet or hardwood floor and linoleum type surfaces.

4. The yellow tech drive pedal can be engaged at this point. Be careful to keep the vacuum away from walls and corners until you get the feel for the self propelled function.

5. Vacuum as you normally would and be sure to unplug the Kirby when you are finished. The vacuum should then be stored in a cool and dry area.

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Kirby vacuums are all slightly different to use than regular, ordinary vacuums. The 2000 limited edition has a high tech driving feature that self propels the unit to drive on floors and other surface...

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There are a few different ways to see how a rainbow vacuum works. Household and online demos can help you to visualize exactly how all of the high quality components work together to create the machine.

An ordinary vacuum cleaner uses a bag to filter and catch debris, dust and dirt when cleaning. A rainbow differs because it uses a HEPA filter system in some models. A HEPA filter will help to capture even the tiniest molecules of dust and even pet dander. This is very helpful for those with allergies.

Some models work by filtering dirt and capturing the particles in a water unit. This will ensure that the dust is not put back into the air. Many low quality vacuum cleaners without filters that are great quality will simply recirculate dirt back into the air. Within hours the dirt will settle and a room will appear as dirty as it was before vacuuming.

There are several additional items that can be added to a regular model. These feature upholstery-cleaning attachments, blind cleaning attachments and dusting attachments. They all work differently and instructions for these can all be found in the manual. The most popular attachment is the aquamate shampooer.

The aquamate is the shampoo cleaner add-on for a Rainbow. It works to by feeding a hose to a sink with another attachment that attaches to the main vacuum component. Within only a couple of minutes a regular vacuum cleaner can work as a carpet shampooer. This attachment will help to clean stains before they set and to clean high traffic areas in the home.

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The Rainbow vacuum aquamate is a tool that transforms the rainbow into a carpet shampooing cleaner. It is very popular and well reviewed by consumers.

The aquamate is also easy to use. After simply vacuuming carpet, the aquamate is built to hook up to a faucet (Aquamate 2 and 3 are self contained and dont hook up the sink) and the vacuum cleaner. When it is attached with two easy steps it is primed for cleaning.

Below is the Aquamate 1. It connects to the sink and can be used on any Rainbow. The downside of this shampooer is it can only work within about 30 feet of a sink in your home. It does not have a brushroll for automatically scrubbing the carpet. This is the only shampooer attachment that will work for D3, D4, SE and SE PN2 Rainbow models.

 

Above is the Aquamate 2 hooked up to a E series Rainbow vacuum. It is self contained (does not have to be hooked up to a sink) and only works on E series or E2 and later models. It does not have a rotating brush for scrubbing the floor so the used must scrub the floor with the provided nozzle.

Below is the Aquamate 3. It is also self contained (does not need to be hooked ot the sink to work) but has a brushroll for scrubbing your carpets (very easy) and only works on E2 and later models that's electrical hose is rated for water pickup.

 

 

With the use of a button, aquamate can spray shampoo into the carpet or fresh water for rinsing. After the carpet has been shampooed and rinsed another tool can be attached to the Rainbow vacuum to properly suck the water from the carpet. Once the moisture is removed, the carpet will look better.

The aquamate can be used on stains for quick removal or in high traffic areas such as doorways and hallways.

The use of an at home carpet shampoo attachment can save hundreds to thousands of dollars per year. It will drastically reduce the costs of having to use the services of carpet cleaning professionals.

If a something has been spilled on carpet, a quick change of attachments can ready your Rainbow Vacuum to clean the spill before it seeps deep into the carpet pad and eliminates the risk of stains.

If carpet becomes to dirty, even professionals will have problems getting it clean to a standard. The only solution for this will be a costly carpet replacement. Cleaning high traffic areas with the Rainbow Aquamate will help to keep carpet in good shape and looking like new.

There are many advantages to purchasing a Rainbow vacuum model. The aquamate is just one of the features that make the brand so popular. Homeowners also enjoy features such as the crevice tool, upholstery tool and a air compression tool that helps to fill up items such as bicycle tires and floating pool toys.

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The Rainbow vacuum aquamate is a tool that transforms the rainbow into a carpet shampooing cleaner. It is very popular and well reviewed by consumers.

The aquamate is also easy to use. After simply vacuuming carpet,...

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