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Post# 155895   10/18/2011 at 14:52 (4,509 days old) by CODYF ()        

Found this on Ebay and its only about an hour from were we live, Does anyone know anything about this vacuum? It appears that the motor is separate.

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Post# 155973 , Reply# 1   10/19/2011 at 00:45 (4,508 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Man I wish I knew something about that for you. I would go for it!! I love it.
I have that same turbo head, wonder if they used it on any other central systems.


Post# 155995 , Reply# 2   10/19/2011 at 05:51 (4,508 days old) by HOOVER51 (Greenfield Ohio)        
Vacumaid Ccentral Vacuum System

Hi Cody, the unit listed on Ebay is Vacumaid's
commercial unit.

Michael Hays


Post# 156002 , Reply# 3   10/19/2011 at 07:32 (4,508 days old) by CODYF ()        

Awesome! Thanks for the info guys! I sent the seller a message to ask if he knew anything about how big of a house it is meant for and he did not know. I will not be able to pick it up until the weekend of the 29th, so if he does not sell it maybe he will hold it for me!

Post# 156042 , Reply# 4   10/19/2011 at 15:42 (4,508 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Vacumaid

Cody! This is a good machine, can handle up to 10,000 square feet or more. It has 2 7.2 inch Lamb 115334 motors and as the label says needs 21 amps to run. It is not a "Plug and Play" system. You need a dedicated 30 amp circuit for this or it won't work. And no, you can't wire it so just one motors works! The color suggests that it's from the late 60's to the mid 80's. All Vacumaids of that period were this color. I can't make out all of the serial # which is one the power unit under the label, but since there's a 6 to begin with that dates the machine from the 60's. Greg

Post# 156121 , Reply# 5   10/20/2011 at 08:22 (4,507 days old) by codyf ()        

Thanks Greg! Can you tell me if the motor's are still available for the vacuum? I was hoping to be able to pick this up this weekend but turns out that I will be having surgery today at 11 so i will have to wait until next weekend, if the seller will wait! When we built our house we left a couple of wires in a box under the house just in case we wanted to add something or run a wire out to the end of the drive etc, so i can make it happen with a 30 amp single circuit! Thank you again!
Cody


Post# 156131 , Reply# 6   10/20/2011 at 11:13 (4,507 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Lamb motor

The motor is still in production and still used today. Greg

Post# 156161 , Reply# 7   10/20/2011 at 17:47 (4,507 days old) by centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

That's a very powerful system. Greg, I'll defer to your judgement about the age of the unit, but I would have never suspected it was from the 1960's...they were still making those units in that color into the 1980's, and I always thought that the 1960's units all had the old single-fan design. The T21 and hose are other clues, though those obviously could have been purchased at any point. The only thing that dates it '70's or prior is the label, which by the 1980's I believe had a Canada address for Lindsay Mfg.

Search YouTube for "Astro-Vac" to see a video I made on one of these systems...I installed this 1980's Astro-Vac Mark III in a friend's shop. It's the identical system with a different name on it. Very powerful, but LOUD...he didn't want mufflers on the exhaust (doesn't like his neighbors I guess) and you can see the result.

Just make sure and keep the screen clean. A secondary filter pad on the screen, if not already installed, is definitely recommended - it'll keep the motors running quieter longer.


Post# 156309 , Reply# 8   10/21/2011 at 20:36 (4,506 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi:

Just thought this might be of some help Specs for the Vacu-Maid commercial systems from 1987. The P325 unit was available with two different motors. Either a 120V version drawing a total of 21 Amps or a 240 V version drawing a total of 11 Amps.

Doug


Post# 156618 , Reply# 9   10/23/2011 at 15:03 (4,504 days old) by centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

Hi Doug,

Thank you for posting that! I wonder when Vacu-Maid started to have separate commercial offerings. Looks like they did the same thing in '87 that they do today; using their larger residential machines as their smaller commercial machines.

Is that scan part of a catalog? I would love to see the rest.

Owen


Post# 156643 , Reply# 10   10/23/2011 at 16:56 (4,504 days old) by codyf ()        

Thanks for all the great info!! I had surgery on Thursday but am planning on going up end of the week to pick it up, he has not responded to me about holding the machine for me and has re-listed it but i don't know if i can pay for it via paypal and not have to pay the shipping..!

I know that usually with central vacuums when you plug the hose into the outlet the machine starts, can this machine have a direct connect hose with a switch that will allow me to turn it on and off at the handle switch? not 100% sure this would be the route to go with wanting to have a separate hose for the garage only needing to use an electric hose to clean throw rugs.
~Cody


Post# 156882 , Reply# 11   10/25/2011 at 16:47 (4,502 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
electric hose

Cody! Glad your surgry went well. Yes, you can have an electric hose. They are made with either a pigtail cord for plugging into a near-by outlet or in direct-connect, where the PN power source is in the wall outlet. spend some time on-line and you'll see the difference. A good place to start is MD Central vacuum. Great source. Greg

Post# 157421 , Reply# 12   10/29/2011 at 16:56 (4,498 days old) by codyf ()        

I PICKED UP THE VACUUM TODAY! PLUGGED IT IN WHEN I GOT HOME AND THE MOTORS SOUND GOOD AND THERE IS GOOD SUCTION! NO MOUNTING BRACKETS THOUGH :( SO I WILL HAVE TO SEE IF I CAN ORDER THEM, OR I WILL COME UP WITH ANOTHER SOLUTION! PICS TO COME WHEN I START GETTING IT INSTALLED!


Post# 157435 , Reply# 13   10/29/2011 at 17:31 (4,498 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
mouting brackets!

Cody! Email me privately. I have an extra set of brackets. Greg


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