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Kevin Fairchild
Expert Film Handler

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From: Kennewick, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2008


 - posted 12-30-2016 11:56 PM      Profile for Kevin Fairchild   Email Kevin Fairchild   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anybody have recommendations for carpet sweepers? We've tried a bunch but they all seems to break very quickly.

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Monte L Fullmer
Film God

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From: Nampa, Idaho, USA
Registered: Nov 2004


 - posted 02-14-2017 05:51 PM      Profile for Monte L Fullmer   Email Monte L Fullmer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A month late, but I'll chime in on this one ..

Hoky sweepers are the best, yet...

a lobby broom and an usher's dustpan works more effectively.

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Jim Cassedy
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Dec 2006


 - posted 02-14-2017 10:31 PM      Profile for Jim Cassedy   Email Jim Cassedy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One theater I worked at went out & bought an old Bissell carpet sweeper
that must have been from the late 1950's or early 60's on e-bay.
It was all metal, very well built, and it worked great.

They also got a simple dustpan with a very soft whisk broom.
The bristles were straw-like, but softer. Almost like some kind of long
dried grass. Because they were soft, they would scoop dropped popcorn
into the dustbin without breaking it up into small pieces on the carpet.

I've never seen this type for sale in a regular store. Only in Chinatown,
which is where the theater got theirs. But it worked great!

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Bob Ezra
Film Handler

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From: Carbondale, CO, USA
Registered: Apr 2001


 - posted 02-14-2017 11:20 PM      Profile for Bob Ezra   Email Bob Ezra   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
https://www.amazon.com/Bissell-28806-Perfect-Sweep-Turbo/dp/B00K316IB6/ref=pd_sim_201_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00K316IB6&pd_rd_r=RKH6V8DJM8JZQTWPE330&pd_rd_w=jtLcY&pd_rd_wg=KWqo7&psc=1&refRID=RKH6V8DJM8JZQTWPE330

can't beat it for the price...works good

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Monte L Fullmer
Film God

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From: Nampa, Idaho, USA
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But, popcorn and floor jockeys will destroy this Bissell within a month at a goo-goo plex.

Lobby brooms and floor scoops are the cheapest to purchase in the long run.

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