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Post# 167503   1/27/2012 at 21:07 (2,988 days old) by superj (cos cob,ct)        

i need some ideas i have a brushroll,cord,switch,handle,motor base and a bag

any ideas are appreicated!!!!!

Post# 167505 , Reply# 1   1/27/2012 at 21:47 (2,988 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

One good idea is saying what the parts are from...

Post# 167517 , Reply# 2   1/28/2012 at 06:19 (2,988 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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David is right, we need more information.

Post# 167533 , Reply# 3   1/28/2012 at 09:51 (2,988 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Building a vacuum is more difficult than you think. I have built my own shop vac from 5 gallon buckets, though. And it took a LOT of work.

Post# 167625 , Reply# 4   1/29/2012 at 07:51 (2,987 days old) by superj (cos cob,ct)        

ok the motor is a direct air.the brushroll,belt and brushroll and brushroll housin are form a electrolux powernozzle(from a super j pn-1).the base is made out of wood.the handle is made out of coopre pipe.the switch is just a toggle switch.

Post# 167826 , Reply# 5   1/31/2012 at 03:52 (2,985 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

In one of the '50's Popular Mechanics magazines they show how to make a shop vac from an older Hoover direct air upright-they fabricated a lid for the Hoover motor to sit on-Then made a cloth filter to go over its fan intake(I would have used the orig Hoover bag-more filter area-for this application the motor and bag would only deal with the VERY FINE dust-the lid rested on a 5Gal metal can-the base of the can had a wood drawer and base assembly-this collected the large chips and shavings,nails.and the base had casters on it.The homemade vacuum was for dry pickup only.It could also be used like a dust collector at a power tool.And another old PM magazine showed an older Hoover upright used as a dust collector on a belt sander.A Premeir vacuum yeilded its motor for a homemade pad oscillating sander.These magazines had more "build it items" than similar magazines today.

Post# 167831 , Reply# 6   1/31/2012 at 06:37 (2,985 days old) by superj (cos cob,ct)        

i forgit to add it is nthe style of a hoover convertible

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