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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by syrupy, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    The rules are, find some help for the problem above your post. Then post your problem. Any problem is fair game.

    As OP, I have no problems to solve, but need help with one.

    I just spilled over 3000 stainless steel bearings into a medium pile carpet.

    How do I get every last one, so I don't kill my vacuum cleaner? There's got to be something better than picking them up one by one.

    HELP!
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  2. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    A magnet?

    I don't have a problem tonight. :)
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  3. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    You should talk to Mr. White. He's got one bitchin' magnet!



    It'll definitely suck all your bearings up, as it were. :tup:
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  4. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    I'm the only one who needs help? :uhoh: :ninja:
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  5. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    Those bearings wont damage your hoover, assuming you want to keep the bearings, put a fresh bag in your hoover, once hoovered up tip the bag into another container.

    I need a reliable link that specifically shows soda-lime glass being safe/resistant to use with both iso99 & etho96.
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  6. rayski

    rayski Well-Known Member

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    Roll the rug up, then stick one end in a container, then lift the other end up and shake till you ache.
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  7. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I lost my bearings. (ok, where was I?)
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  8. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    Last time I lost my bearings in a carpet ....LSD was involved!
  9. Fredster951

    Fredster951 Active Member

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    Magnets usually do not work on stainless steel. Maybe use a commercial type vac? Like the Ridgid brand ones at Home Depot. Return it after. Lol those balls won't damage those vacs
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  10. VaporsVaporizer

    VaporsVaporizer On the Stoop

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  11. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Stainless steel is not magnet-able. perhaps coated in it, it is...

    Ferrous metals only.

    Dude, that sucks. Hope you got it solved.
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  12. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    I got as many as I could before feeling like a scabby-kneed tweaker. Lazieness ensued, and I ended up putting another rug on top of what was left. If I walk on it barefoot, it's kind of like shiatzu massage. :science:

    I don't know about reliable, but is this MSDS relevant?

    Also, Wheaton's Boston Bottle on page 6:

    Not sure if that's helpful, but I tried.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014
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  13. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    How do I change my PayPal default payment method?

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