Thread Number: 34002  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Hoover Convertible With Type Q HEPA Bag Installed
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Post# 368644   3/18/2017 at 20:41 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        

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I had always promised myself that any vacuum I obtained would have a HEPA quality bag (or similar filtration system for bag-less) and when I came across this 70's Custom Convertible, I was doubtful it could be done without mangling the original airflow. My goal was to find a cloth HEPA bag AND keep the vacuum as a bottom fill machine. Oh, and I wanted to accomplish this feat as cheaply as possible.

So for a whopping $2, I grabbed a Hoover Type Q bag and off I went modifying it...


Post# 368645 , Reply# 1   3/18/2017 at 20:44 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        
Closeup of My Craptastic Trim Job

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Very little actually has to be trimmed from the Q bag. About 3.5 inches wide by 0.25 inches deep. This is the smallest opening that would fit over the fill tube.

Post# 368646 , Reply# 2   3/18/2017 at 20:45 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        
View #1 of The Q Installation

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Post# 368647 , Reply# 3   3/18/2017 at 20:45 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        
View #2 of The Q Installation

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Post# 368648 , Reply# 4   3/18/2017 at 20:47 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        
The Q Bag Fills The Outer Bag Quite Well

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Post# 368649 , Reply# 5   3/18/2017 at 20:52 (187 days old) by wyaple (Pickerington, OH)        
Q Bag Stability Outside of Outer Bag

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I did have issues with Type C paper bags coming off the fill tube, especially after vacuuming under furniture. The solution was to add two heavy duty rubber bands below the metal spring. The back pressure with type C bags is tremendous compared to the almost no back pressure at all with the HEPA bag. The motor runs a bit better as well since some strain has been removed.

What do you guys think of this mod? At least it's a Hoover bag in a Hoover machine...


Post# 368669 , Reply# 6   3/19/2017 at 02:20 (186 days old) by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Nice going, Bill....

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I will be testing using several different brand Hepa cloth bags when I try out my Air-Way 88 and Vita-Vac.

Post# 368873 , Reply# 7   3/21/2017 at 19:47 (184 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        

Nice idea.

I had thought about a similar 'bag doctoring' for my 1334 Hoover Junior. My idea would have involved using the Sebo X4 Ultra filtration upright bags, and cutting off the plastic collar. This would leave it open-ended for the bag support tube.

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