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Am I crazy?? Old canister vacuum with Shark powerhead
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Post# 370460   4/11/2017 at 04:06 (189 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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So my one of my favorite canister vacuum cleaner Philips P74 Electronic from the mid 80's needed a powerhead.
It had already connections for the powerhead. I made those myself like for the all other straight suction canisters what I have.
All I needed was the powerhead. So I own a Shark Rocket stick vacuum with a quite good powerhead and I only use it on bare floors with a hard floor nozzle.
Powerhead part was pretty much unused, because Shark poor suction/airflow for the carpet cleaning.

I must say this is one of my all time favorite powerteam.
Philips is very quiet with good airflow/suction (92 cfm from the hose end) and it's quite rare. When it was new it was priced similar as the Miele of the same era.
Using this combination is a joy. Powerhead is light, it grooms the carpet very well and Philips sound is pleasing to my ears.
I know that many vacuum "fanatics" want to keep their vacuums fully original, but apart from the wiring for the powerhead this is original. I have original pipe for this if I want to use it as a straight suction vacuum.
Full video in the link.



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Post# 370463 , Reply# 1   4/11/2017 at 04:29 (189 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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One more picture. I love it :D

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Post# 370665 , Reply# 2   4/14/2017 at 00:28 (186 days old) by icee (Indiana)        
I like it!

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Proud of you for making something so creative, and making something you love work like how you want it to!

Post# 370667 , Reply# 3   4/14/2017 at 00:45 (186 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Nicee proud of you for having fun whit your vacuum and making it work on carpets sweet happy vacuum time :)i did the same ot a shop vac once always nice to customize vacuum once in a while

Post# 370694 , Reply# 4   4/14/2017 at 11:25 (186 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
custom power teams

I also find it interesting to make custom power teams. The other day I paired my Electrolux 1205 with the Centec CT10 power nozzle, this nozzle has a soft agitator so it works on hard floors to polish them while it cleans. I have all of the popular power nozzles here and it's interesting to try them with different vacuums.

Post# 370774 , Reply# 5   4/15/2017 at 07:45 (185 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        
Still works

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Thanks for all the comments!
I have used this power team a lot now and it is still joy to use.
It has excellent carpet cleaning performance. Good airflow + well grooming powerhead do a good job. But for me quiet and very smoot sound is also important. This makes vacuuming with these relaxing. Too shame that modern vacuums don't use two stage motors anymore.
All my power teams canisters have a same connectors so I can use any powerhead what I have.


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