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    Roll Eyes Anybody know how to get Christmas tree needles out of a vacuum tube? (img)

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    This is my first year with a real tree and I think I just made a huge rookie mistake while cleaning



    Any help or advice is appreciated! And don't feel bad about laughing at me because I really can't believe I did this
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    I don't really understand the picture, but if they are just in the hose, you can wash out the hose with water. To be preventative put sheets under the tree and don't vaccuum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azarmygf View Post
    I don't really understand the picture, but if they are just in the hose, you can wash out the hose with water. To be preventative put sheets under the tree and don't vaccuum.
    The picture is the vacuum laid down with the tube detached. It's one of those weird old kirby vacuums that have 8,000 attachments

    Thanks! I'll rinse out the hose and definitely won't be vacuuming under the tree anymore.
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    Just shake the vaccuum and dig and whatever you have to to get out the needles. It might take a long time but it will get clean eventually. I've only ever used a built in home vaccuum system and shopvac to clean up needles
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    I had to use a metal coat hanger to dig and pull out the pine needles from last year. It took me over an hour but I fixed my vacuum!! I AM WOMAN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azarmygf View Post
    Just shake the vaccuum and dig and whatever you have to to get out the needles. It might take a long time but it will get clean eventually. I've only ever used a built in home vaccuum system and shopvac to clean up needles
    ....I don't know why I didn't think of the shopvac.

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    I had to use a metal coat hanger to dig and pull out the pine needles from last year. It took me over an hour but I fixed my vacuum!! I AM WOMAN!
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    I did the same thing last year. I used one of those wire coat hangers that my husband brings home his dress blues on from the dry-cleaners. It partially worked but I also had to take the hose out, attach it to the faucet and let hot-ish water wash down the needles into the toilet bowl. Sounds but it worked quite nicely and the vacuum got back its power suction.

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