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Using F&G Bags in Convertibles?
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Post# 155333   10/13/2011 at 19:26 (4,518 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Hey, I know this is a stupid question, but since I have no Convertibles of my own, (in fact, the only fan-on-the-floor-bag-in-the-back vacuum is a Sanitaire, which is my current resto project)


The bag adapters look the sam to me- so has anybody tried this?

Post# 155349 , Reply# 1   10/13/2011 at 21:24 (4,518 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

I have tried this with one of my convertibles and it works fine. Ever since I have used F&G bags in that machine though, it has been smelling like burning rubber.

Post# 155351 , Reply# 2   10/13/2011 at 22:22 (4,518 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

In some of the older convertibles, the outer bag was more narrow, so F&G bags can't fully expand in them, and will eventually rip/burst the aging vinyl bag. I recommend sticking with C bags, unless your convertible is a later model with the larger outer bag.

Post# 155352 , Reply# 3   10/13/2011 at 22:27 (4,518 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Being a PURIST,

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that is a very wise idea. 

Post# 155368 , Reply# 4   10/14/2011 at 01:30 (4,518 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

You can actually fit a Eureka or Sanitaire bag onto the Hoover bag horn assembly, giving you the right sized bag for the F&G (or if you're a purist, buy a new adaptor, bellows and exhaust tube and assemble a new horn assembly, saving the old bag for displaying the vac), that way you can get the more hygienic qualities of the F&G bag, and better airflow & filtration... :)

Plus the open-ended nature of C bags means you have to do some strange acrobatics to stop them spilling their contents when changing bags, the later Hoovers with the up & over gutterpipe filltube was a good solution, but ultimately the better solution was to do what everyone else was doing, and having them connect to a filltube through a card plate, pop it on, pop it off, no muss, no fuss, the F&G being an exception, and it has it's own drawbacks with the paper filltube being easily pierced if you pick up the wrong thing...

The C bags (or H1 in the UK) are just not good enough at filtration, you lose power almost immediately after fitting new, I even tried a genuine Hoover one in my Sanitaire once (just for fun, and I had no spare F&Gs at the time), and the power loss was immense after a few sweeps, I know Hoovers aren't as powerful as a Sanitaire so probably don't feel the loss as quickly, but, honestly, I think that using those bags in this day and age is just daft (but that's why I use trimmed down bags from my Victor's bag stock, it has microlining to improve airflow)... :\

Post# 155670 , Reply# 5   10/16/2011 at 13:29 (4,515 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Hey thanks for the info, guys!

Post# 155677 , Reply# 6   10/16/2011 at 14:57 (4,515 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
Have never thought of that.

I'll have to try that. I have a U4391 Convertible. How big is the outer bag on this

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