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Eufy RoboVac (and pets)

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by galeforce, 4 Apr 2019.

  1. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    So, last week, something pretty tragic happened in our household. It's taken me until now to wrap my head around it and find the words to describe the horror. It started off simple enough - something that's probably happened to most of you.

    Sometime between midnight and 1:30am, our kitten pooped a massive turd on our rug in the living room. This is the only time she's done this, so it's probably just because we forgot to let her out before we went to bed that night. Now, if you have a detective's mind, you may be wondering how we know the poop occurred between midnight and 1:30am. We were asleep, so how do I know that time frame?

    Why, friends, that's because our RoboVac runs at 1:30am every night, while we sleep. And it found the poop. And so begins the Pooptastrophe. The poohpocalypse. The pooppening.

    If you have a RoboVac, please rid yourself of all distractions and absorb everything I'm about to tell you.

    Do not, under any circumstances, let your RoboVac run over cat poop. If the unthinkable does happen, and your RoboVac runs over cat poop, stop it immediately and do not let it continue the cleaning cycle. Because if that happens, it will spread the cat poop over every conceivable surface within its reach, resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting.

    It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be on your kids' toy boxes. If it's near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25-foot poop trails all over the house. Our lovable RoboVac, who gets a careful cleaning every night, looked like it had been mudding. Yes, mudding - like what you do with a Jeep on a pipeline road. But in poop.

    Then, when your kid gets up at 3am to crawl into your bed, you'll wonder why she smells like cat poop. And you'll walk into the living room. And you'll wonder why the floor feels slightly gritty. And you'll see a brown-encrusted, vaguely RoboVac-shaped thing sitting in the middle of the floor with a glowing blue light, like everything's okay. Like it's proud of itself. You were still half-asleep until this point, but now you wake up pretty damn quickly.

    And then the horror. Oh the horror.

    So, first you clean the child. You scrub the poop off her feet and put her back in bed. But you don't bother cleaning your own feet, because you know what's coming. It's inevitable, and it's coming at you like a freight train. Some folks would shrug their shoulders and get back in bed to deal with it in the morning. But you're not one of those people - you can't go to sleep with that war zone of poop in the living room.

    So you clean the RoboVac. You toss it in the bathtub to let it soak. You pull it apart, piece-by-piece, wondering at what point you became an adult and assumed responsibility for 3:30am-RoboVac-disassembly-poop-cleanups. By this point, the poop isn't just on your hands - it's smeared up to your elbows. You already heard the RoboVac make that "whirlllllllllllllllll-boop-hisssssssss" noise that sounds like electronics dying, and you realize you forgot to pull the battery before getting it wet. More on that later.

    Oh, and you're not just using profanity - you're inventing new types of profanity. You're saying things that would make Satan shudder in revulsion. You hope your kid stayed in bed, because if he hears you talking like this, there's no way he's not ending up in prison.

    Then you get out the carpet shampooer. When you push it up to the rug - the rug that started it all - the shampooer just laughs at you. Because that rug is going in the trash, folks. But you shampoo it anyway, because your wife loved that damn rug, and you know she'll ask if you tried to clean it first.

    Then you get out the paper towel rolls, idly wondering if you should invest in paper towel stock, and you blow through three or four rolls wiping up poop. Then you get the spray bottle with bleach water and hose down the floor boards to let them soak, because the poop has already dried. Then out comes the steam mop, and you take care of those 25-ft poop trails.

    And then, because it's 6am, you go to bed. Let's finish this tomorrow, right?

    The next day, you finish taking the RoboVac apart, scraping out all the tiny flecks of poop, and after watching a few Youtube instructional videos, you remove the motherboard to wash it with a toothbrush. Then you bake it in the oven to dry. You put it all back together, and of course it doesn't work. Because you heard the "whirlllllllllllllll-boop-hissssssss" noise when it died its poopy death in the bathtub. But you hoped that maybe the RoboVac gods would have mercy on you.

    But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. After spending a week researching how to fix this damn £500 RoboVac without spending £500 again - including refurb units, new motherboards, and new batteries - you finally decide to call the place where you bought it. That place called Eufy. They have a funny name, but they have an awesome warranty. They claim it's for life, and it's for any reason.

    So I called them and told the truth. My RoboVac found cat poop and almost precipitated World War III.

    And you know what they did? They offered to replace it. Yes, folks. They are replacing the RoboVac that ran over cat poop and then died a poopy, watery death in the bathtub - by no fault of their own, of course.

    So, mad props to Eufy. If you're buying anything expensive, and they sell it, I recommend buying it from them. And remember - don't let your RoboVac run over cat poop...
     
  2. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    Post of the year contender.
     
  3. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Frederic Kanoute

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    I knew you was lying about moving house.
     
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    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    I feel for you bro. Same thing happened to me!
     
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  5. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Radek Cerny

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    I would have gone back to bed and left it to my wife :|
     
  6. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Radek Cerny

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    Yeah how big is the cat cause that’s a whole lotta poop
     
  7. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Radek Cerny

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    Does anyone else have the feeling that we have done this before?
     
  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Moan moan moan
     
  9. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Frederic Kanoute

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    You're thinking of the Flymo 1200R.
     
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  10. elyid

    elyid Neil Sullivan

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    You should try it with custard...
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    Hey you guys, last night I put on a dress and tweeted a photo and half the likes said they love the blue and black but it was actually white and gold, things got crazy.
     
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  12. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    i did wonder why the kid suddenly went from a she to a he within two paragraphs
     
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  13. Spursman

    Spursman Neil Ruddock

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    Wow you've had a nightmare there!
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    :D
     
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