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Post# 164336   1/2/2012 at 14:49 (3,065 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        

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Does Kirby still make the miracle head for the Sentria?

Post# 164429 , Reply# 1   1/2/2012 at 22:26 (3,065 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

As far as I'm aware, it's still combined with the shampoo kit, swapping Shampoo brushroll & tray for the Miracle Head brushroll in the same nozzle as they have done since one of the Heritage models...

Post# 164432 , Reply# 2   1/2/2012 at 22:59 (3,065 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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The miracle head no longer 'comes with it'. You can still get it, but it's not with the main accessory kit. When we got ours, I questioned the salesmen about it and he said that it costed more money for it.

Post# 164437 , Reply# 3   1/3/2012 at 03:18 (3,065 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Floor Care Kit

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It is sold as the Floor Care Kit now. I think they run around $100 new, but you can find used on Ebay and buff them up and even buy a new horse hair brush and Sentria belt lifter. By the way the new ones come in plastic and are gray to match the sentria. Goodvac sells them for $99.00. It includes the wax applicator, wax roller, brush and gray frame with gray belt lifter.





Post# 164440 , Reply# 4   1/3/2012 at 06:38 (3,065 days old) by sarasvacshack ()        
If your going to buy one....

let me know, I have one Sentria Floor kit available brand new for $75 shipped to your door.


Post# 164441 , Reply# 5   1/3/2012 at 07:58 (3,065 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
I want to buy it

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But can't until the 10th (pay day). Is that ok?

Post# 164887 , Reply# 6   1/6/2012 at 06:40 (3,062 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
All parts for my Sentria

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Have arrived except for the handle and canister attachments. Assembly time this weekend!

Post# 164888 , Reply# 7   1/6/2012 at 06:57 (3,062 days old) by sarasvacshack ()        
Of course

that is fine, just send me a note when your ready. We have two brand new kits in stock, so the 10th will be fine.


Post# 165096 , Reply# 8   1/8/2012 at 02:54 (3,060 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Sentria is almost done.

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And she is beautiful. Right now it has an Ultimate G DE handle, but I bought the correct handle and it will arrive next week. Then on Tuesday I'll order the Floor Care Kit and a Rug Renovator for it and it will be complete. If anyone is interested, I'll post some pictures when done.

Post# 165425 , Reply# 9   1/10/2012 at 11:05 (3,058 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        

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I sent you an email to the address in your profile.



Post# 165798 , Reply# 10   1/13/2012 at 14:42 (3,054 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
OK, the Sentria is complete.

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My Sentria is complete. I bought all the parts for it from eBay and club members. This is what I bought for it:

The Sentria itself:

Sentria power plant (complete motor unit) $139.95
Handle fork and Grip $40.00
Rug Nozzle with new brush roll and belt $60.00
Complete bag assembly $65.00
Complete attachment set $60.00

Total for basic Sentria $364.00

Optional accessories:

Zip Brush $30.00
Rug Renovator $70.00
Floor Care Kit (brand new) $70.00
Handi Butler (brand new) $30.00

Total for Optional Accessories $200.00

Total price for Sentria System $564.00

Pictures to follow when RR and Floor Care Kit arrive next week. Not too shabby huh?

Post# 166573 , Reply# 11   1/21/2012 at 12:36 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Here she is.

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These are just some simple pictures. If anyone would like to see something in more detail, let me know and I'll take more pictures. Hope you enjoy. I have everything for it except the Turbo Sander. I'll pick one of those up later.

First picture is the Rug Renovator. Brand new, never out of the box.

Post# 166575 , Reply# 12   1/21/2012 at 12:45 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Next is the Floor Care Kit

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Again, brand new, never out of the box. It includes the Handi Waxer and the Miracle Head, and a two piece handle for the waxer. It also includes a piece that snaps onto the normal rug nozzle for vacuuming bare floors.

Post# 166576 , Reply# 13   1/21/2012 at 12:48 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
This is the return of the Handi Butler

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Again, brand new. This didn't last too long before it was discontinued again. The tools appear to be like those used on the Dremel.

Post# 166577 , Reply# 14   1/21/2012 at 12:51 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
And another

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All three optional sets

Post# 166578 , Reply# 15   1/21/2012 at 12:53 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
And finally

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The whole kit and kaboodle

Post# 166600 , Reply# 16   1/21/2012 at 17:24 (3,046 days old) by danemodsandy ()        


That is a job well done. It reminds me a bit of my own adventures putting my TriStar CXL back into shape. That machine was purchased with a lot of parts missing, including very HTF ones like the little grille on the upholstery tool, the hose and the manual.

Eventually, I got it back to what it was when new, absolutely complete and correct, but it took some real doing (and some real money!). That you were able to make a Sentria from scratch like this, complete with nearly every accessory, is phenomenal.

Post# 166608 , Reply# 17   1/21/2012 at 18:07 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Thanks Sandy!

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I also have a Sentria box with all the packing materials. The person I bought the Floor Care Kit from shipped it in it. It's great, but I'm afraid to try to remove the shipping labels from it. I'm afraid it'll tear up the lid if I do. Some people may not understand building one instead of buying it already assembled, but it was fun, and now I have the latest (for now) Kirby. That's cool how you rebuilt your TriStar. I'd love to see pictures of it.

Post# 166611 , Reply# 18   1/21/2012 at 18:20 (3,046 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
No Sooner Asked Than Granted:


Here's a shot showing the whole shebang.

Post# 166612 , Reply# 19   1/21/2012 at 18:28 (3,046 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
And Here's....

....A closer shot of the attachments. You can see the PN, the floor tool, the rug shoe (clear plastic piece to the right of the floor tool; the rug shoe clips to the floor tool to convert it to a rug tool, though it doesn't work all that well), a real rug tool, and an extra set of wands with the tool caddy clipped to it. The caddy is holding the crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool. A manual is also in the shot.

With the hose, the floor and rug tools, a new cord, the tool caddy, a new motor and dust seals for the PN, the manual and a new dust bag, filter and afterfilter basket, about $400 was invested in bringing this baby back up to snuff.

Post# 166618 , Reply# 20   1/21/2012 at 18:51 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Way cool!

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Thanks Sandy. That is a beautiful machine. I'm keeping my eyes open, but as of yet haven't found one around here. Some day! Thanks again.


Post# 166620 , Reply# 21   1/21/2012 at 19:01 (3,046 days old) by danemodsandy ()        

Thanks for the kudos.

If you're looking for a TriStar, try to hold out for one that is as complete as possible. Those floor and rug tools go for over $100 each new. Wands are $50 each.

Ask me how I know....

Post# 166661 , Reply# 22   1/22/2012 at 07:09 (3,046 days old) by sarasvacshack ()        

Looks great Joe! A practically brand new Kirby for under $800, plus you have all the toys most folks don't get! I would say you scored well...


Post# 166664 , Reply# 23   1/22/2012 at 08:40 (3,046 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Thanks Lloyd!

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And thank you for the Floor Care Kit. I'm almost afraid to use it, it looks so pretty! Almost :-)

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