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Vacuum Ban To Outlaw Most Powerful Cleaners
Sky News.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sky News

Posted on 08/22/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

A consumer group is predicting a rush for powerful vacuum cleaners as an EU ban on many best-performing products looms.

Which? said that from September 1, companies will be unable to manufacture or import any vacuums with motors above 1,600 watts under rules designed to boost energy efficiency and tackle climate change.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: hotair; junkscience; nannystate
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First light bulbs now vacuum cleaners...
1 posted on 08/22/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

When powerful vacuums are outlawed, only outlaws will have powerful vacuums.


2 posted on 08/22/2014 4:18:44 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Timber Rattler

how does making a vacuum suck less improve the climate??

how about focusing on energy production and less on ways of controlling people?


3 posted on 08/22/2014 4:20:22 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Timber Rattler

Great. You can freeze in the dark and be filthy, too! Welcome to Europe, 700 AD. Allah Akbar!


4 posted on 08/22/2014 4:20:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Well, that sucks.


5 posted on 08/22/2014 4:21:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Brilliant.


6 posted on 08/22/2014 4:22:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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7 posted on 08/22/2014 4:22:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: TADSLOS

GMTA


8 posted on 08/22/2014 4:24:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Timber Rattler
Cash for clunkers, lightbulbs, A/C coolant, vacuum cleaners...Forcing people to buy replacements they don't need.

"But it's for the children economy!" /econ-con
9 posted on 08/22/2014 4:24:25 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Timber Rattler

So, with a less powerful motor, you spend more time vacuuming, so the end result is no net reduction in energy usage or maybe even increased energy usage.

Smart move there, EU.

Why not just outlaw vacuum cleaners and mandate the use of brooms?


10 posted on 08/22/2014 4:25:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Europe decides to suck less and only manages to suck more.


11 posted on 08/22/2014 4:25:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Timber Rattler

First they came for the incandescents, and I did not speak out— because I was not an incandescent user....


12 posted on 08/22/2014 4:25:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Open ze door, comrade, ve are here to inspekt your vacuum cleaner!”


13 posted on 08/22/2014 4:27:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is really stupid. A vac is on for a few minutes at a time. This is not going to help anything at all. People will have to run the vac a longer time because it won’t work as well as the old ones.
Liberalism = stupidity.


14 posted on 08/22/2014 4:27:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

One must consider the capacity of the bag ... they might have high-capacity bags.


15 posted on 08/22/2014 4:28:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Fresh Wind

It’s the same way with flush toilets. sure, you save money and water on every flush. Unless you have to flush it twice. Or three times. As you often have to.

CC


16 posted on 08/22/2014 4:29:45 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Timber Rattler

The carbon jerks suck far more than these vacuums.


17 posted on 08/22/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Last part of the article:
Under the EU's plans the maximum wattage allowed is set to drop by a further 900 watts from 2017, affecting the majority of current models.
The average vacuum motor currently stands at 1,800 watts.

18 posted on 08/22/2014 4:34:54 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yes, like low volume toilets that you must flush 3 times.

Civilization is marching backwords.


19 posted on 08/22/2014 4:35:07 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Few people mention stupid here....

Remember the ‘old movies’ when one of the characters would say “I feel rather gay tonight” (Usually in a Song and Dance type) and it meant giddy etc?...

Well- for you ‘old timers’.

We used to have a ‘word’ for certain parts of the citizenry
and the name was often associated with a hound or furry rodent.

There is a local car dealer running ads and one of the focuses is on the Company name that goes on the vehicle with the statement that you see more of these stickers in the area than any other etc.

Well this one Black girl, grinning and smiling, has the sticker in her hand and pointing at it and saying ‘me too’ (may have made that up).

Well the same ‘tittering, snickering’ as when the actor mentions ‘feeling gay’ came about when viewing this ad.

Oh, the name of the Company is Koons.

The young lady is holding the decal BUT the ‘S’ is not shown...


20 posted on 08/22/2014 4:37:49 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)a GUN is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one-probably never need one again.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

It’s the same way with flush toilets. sure, you save money and water on every flush. Unless you have to flush it twice. Or three times. As you often have to.

______________________________________________

Unless you change your eating habits (are vegetarians less... productive?) and of course, use only one square of t.p., as Sheryl Crow, I believe, once advised. And don’t buy name brand t.p.; generic clogs less!

Oh, what the heck. Let’s just turn back the clock to the Dark Ages. That will save energy. We can be happy as pigs in a ... pig pen.


21 posted on 08/22/2014 4:38:27 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Thank you, Freepers. You all know who you are. You mean a lot to me.)
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To: Timber Rattler

22 posted on 08/22/2014 4:40:17 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Timber Rattler

Just an observation, but while many around the country have been distracted by ‘race riots’, Ukrainian ‘independence fighters’ and ‘genocide’ in Iraq....

...there has been testimony on the Hill re ‘climate change’ as well as across the country in various locales (other countries as well).

I, for one, find that decidedly convenient.

The ‘news’ does not interest me. What ‘they’ decide is/isn’t news does interest me.

My hackles are up...


23 posted on 08/22/2014 4:40:50 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Celtic Conservative

Unless you have to flush it twice. Or three times. As you often have to
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
And people had to ask what ‘four flusher’ meant and the origin of the word.

Since the term ‘four flusher’ has been around at least since I have been, would figure the correct term today would be

“He is nothing but a ten flusher”


24 posted on 08/22/2014 4:42:58 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)a GUN is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one-probably never need one again.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Install vacuum lines from the White House to the rest of the nation. Problem solved.


25 posted on 08/22/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: I want the USA back

Conservation was about preserving wilderness lands. Environmentalism is about controlling people.


26 posted on 08/22/2014 4:50:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Timber Rattler

I guess it isn’t just Nature that abhors a vacuum.


27 posted on 08/22/2014 4:50:13 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: samtheman

bttt


28 posted on 08/22/2014 4:51:41 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: proud American in Canada

Or the low-phosphate dishwasher detergents...saves unless you have to run the cycle twice.


29 posted on 08/22/2014 4:53:40 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe in addition to free Obama phones, we can get free Obama balls - those little things that roll around your house collecting dust.


30 posted on 08/22/2014 5:02:23 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: Fresh Wind

So, with a less powerful motor, you spend more time vacuuming, so the end result is no net reduction in energy usage or maybe even increased energy usage.

BTTT


31 posted on 08/22/2014 5:03:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: TADSLOS
Well, that sucks.

That's the only response that matters.

32 posted on 08/22/2014 5:04:03 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Fresh Wind

Before we look down on the EU, let’s remember we live in a country where you have to flush the toilet 3 (or more) times to get anything to go down.


33 posted on 08/22/2014 5:04:55 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Fresh Wind

Why not outlaw rugs? It would make more sense than outlawing the most efficient ways to keep them clean and germ free. (I’m being facetious)


34 posted on 08/22/2014 5:05:12 AM PDT by grania
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To: F15Eagle
One must consider the capacity of the bag ... they might have high-capacity bags.,

Yeah, high capacity bags for Europe which already sucks more than sufficiently.

35 posted on 08/22/2014 5:05:31 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is actually a narco-terrorist. Consider that charge carefully.)
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To: Wolfie

Not in my house you don’t. But then my removal technology is 40 years old.


36 posted on 08/22/2014 5:06:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They’ll have to take my Dyson from the cold dead hands!


37 posted on 08/22/2014 5:08:42 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Timber Rattler
My Electrolux 1401 Super J Canister manufactured in 1975 is as powerful today as it was then when it could suck chrome off a trailer hitch and at "only" 1200 watts


38 posted on 08/22/2014 5:09:25 AM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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so now you'll have to go over the same spot three or four times instead of once... oh yeah, THAT will cave energy, NOT
39 posted on 08/22/2014 5:10:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Timber Rattler

You can take my vacuum cleaner ... when you pry it from my girlfriend’s cold dead hands!


40 posted on 08/22/2014 5:16:54 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

shower heads and sink faucets too...

I have an illegal shower head. (I know I am an outlaw!) flows 3 gallons per minute.. I can shower and be done in 2 minutes if I want.. rinsing is not a problem :)

I de-gored my sink faucet too.. I got sick of waiting over a minute to fill the darn dog water dish.


41 posted on 08/22/2014 5:18:31 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

They already did. directly to your wallet. They call it the IRS..


42 posted on 08/22/2014 5:20:07 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cableguymn

I drilled out the restrictor to increase the shower flow.

My son always comments on the quality of the shower when he comes to visit.


43 posted on 08/22/2014 5:21:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Brother Cracker

“My Electrolux 1401 Super J Canister manufactured in 1975 is as powerful today as it was then when it could suck chrome off a trailer hitch and at “only” 1200 watts’

One time in band camp...


44 posted on 08/22/2014 5:24:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Timber Rattler

Europe is about to become the Land of the Dirty Carpet.

The class war crowd really had it in for Richard Dyson apparently.


45 posted on 08/22/2014 5:33:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Timber Rattler
Just like with water saving toilets, you have to flush 2-3 times to get the job done and no water is saved.

46 posted on 08/22/2014 5:35:34 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Timber Rattler

I have four dogs inside my carpeted house.
I must vacuum every other day.

My wife... God rest her soul... would vacuum almost everyday. We had a cheap vacuum from Walmart and she would spend an hour trying to get everything, back and forth. Well I bought us a $600 top model because I was tired of seeing her labor so much. It was the best they had.
She could get the whole thing done in ten minutes. That vacuum was one of her prized possessions.


47 posted on 08/22/2014 5:43:27 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Wolfie

Not if you eat as much mexican food as I do.


48 posted on 08/22/2014 5:46:28 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: I want the USA back

I no longer have to struggle to understand all this stupidity since I accepted the idea that ‘IDIOCRACY’ is actually a doumentary of current conditions projected to the logical conclusion.


49 posted on 08/22/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Dirty homes are somehow green?

People will just have to use the vacuum twice as long. Like the low water toilets that have to be flushed twice.


50 posted on 08/22/2014 5:55:20 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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