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Do Vacuum Cleaners Push Or Pull?




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#1 Jimbee68

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Posted October 18 2016 - 12:21 AM

Strange things you sometimes learn about physics, there really is no such thing as suction. The outside atmosphere is usually pushing in, in fact.

 

And there is a lot of air pressure on the surface of the earth. You just don't notice it because it is equal all around you.

 

But I have just one question: When you use a vacuum cleaner, are you pulling the dirt in? Or is the atmosphere pushing it in? Because that last one seems confusing to me.I know the vacuum cleaner does create a partial vacuum (hence the name).

 

But back to my question: Pushing? Or pulling?

 

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#2 GLENGLEN

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Posted October 18 2016 - 12:54 AM

Both Equally ...... :)

 

 

 

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#3 penguinsfan13

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Posted October 18 2016 - 12:59 AM

Ok I got a question for you. Is a fan pushing or pulling air?

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#4 GLENGLEN

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Posted October 18 2016 - 01:06 AM

Both Equally....... :hitsfan:

 

 

 

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Posted October 18 2016 - 04:31 AM

 

Do Vacuum Cleaners Push Or Pull?

 

 

Actually vacuum cleaners suck... I hate those things.


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#6 MeAgain

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Posted October 18 2016 - 06:56 AM

A vacuum cleaner works on the principle of a vacuum.

 

In theory there is nothing in a vacuum, so nothing can be sucking the air in, it has to be pushed from a higher pressure, non vacuum region.

 

A vacuum cleaner operates on a partial vacuum, but the principle is the same.


 

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#7 I'minmyunderwear

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Posted October 18 2016 - 05:01 PM

the ones where i work just make sounds like a tornado siren and scatter the dirt around the carpet.