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Concept One hose versions
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Post# 145833   8/4/2011 at 02:17 (4,594 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

On another thread that I cannot seem to find, we were discussing some of the differences in production on the Hoover Concept Ones. Both hoses plugged into the right side of the hood. The early ones had a two-lugged socket that twisted in; the ducting from the brushroll to the motor had a diverter in it that would pivot when the handle was in the upright, locked position. The diverter would direct vacuum only to the hose in this position.

The second, later version eliminated the diverter and a different hose fitting was used. This version had a blocking tab on the fitting that physically cut off vacuum to the nozzle when the hose was in place; however you had to remove the hose when it wasn't in use.

The hose racks on the right side of the machines may have been slightly different for each version.

The picture below shows the two different designs of hose fitting. The first version is lower; the second one is upper.


Post# 145844 , Reply# 1   8/4/2011 at 10:06 (4,594 days old) by hoover1 ()        

My concept one has a hose converter that goes on the bottom of the vacuum.

Post# 145845 , Reply# 2   8/4/2011 at 10:11 (4,594 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Concept One's never had a hose port. The converter fit on the underside of the machine like the above pictured. Are you talking about the later PowerMax?

- Hershel


Post# 145847 , Reply# 3   8/4/2011 at 10:24 (4,594 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        
Those hoses......

The top hose belongs to a fuller featured Elite cleaner (hence the stretch hose)

The bottom one belongs to a Hoover Power Max as Hershel stated above.

The closest a Concept came to attachments was the bottom agitator port as Hoover1 displays ot a Concept II that had the hand vac placed nicely in front.

The Concept II is one of my favorites, next to the Sovereign.

Dennis


Post# 145950 , Reply# 4   8/5/2011 at 14:41 (4,592 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        
My bad as well...

I am getting old LOL and was not wearing my glasses to see the top ones design. It too is from a power max.

Sorry I am so vain as to not wear my glasses ;)

Dennis



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