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Post# 171544   3/1/2012 at 18:53 (2,949 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        

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Does such a beast exist? the link is a youtube vid of a guy who made his own.

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Post# 171548 , Reply# 1   3/1/2012 at 19:22 (2,949 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Years ago, like 2002, Craftsman had a battery powered one to fit ship vacs.... it came with an adapter that looked like a cell phone charger... it was pretty weak... I actually considered buying one in case I ever got a straight suction canister and wanted a power nozzle for it, but I didn't have much money back then.

Post# 171552 , Reply# 2   3/1/2012 at 20:05 (2,949 days old) by venson ()        
Kenmore I think. . .

I bet this guy has no problem with clogging. :)

Kenmore for a time sold what was basically a shop vac nest in a solution holding tank as a rug cleaner. As always with Sears, it came in low-end, mid-range and "deluxe" versions. It's been a while, but I think one of the high-end versions (Sears sold these for a few years) eventually could be fitted with optional standard-sized attachments and the added option of a power nozzle though not one of Kenmore's usual PNs.

Many people do use shop vacs, both here and abroad, for household duty due to the lesser expense of the purchase. This guy's pretty resourceful.

Post# 171556 , Reply# 3   3/1/2012 at 20:27 (2,949 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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The Kenmore carpet cleaner wet/dry vac was called the Cleanmore Heavy Duty. The power nozzle was called a Spraymate. There was also an accessory for the Craftsman shop vacs that looked a bit like a power nozzle but the brush turned by pushing the nozzle to and fro.

I think I read that Shop Vac did make a vacuum with a real power nozzle in the 90s. I've never seen one.

Post# 171566 , Reply# 4   3/1/2012 at 21:00 (2,949 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

It's not that hard to add a PN to something, I added one to an Electrolux Z1185e, a european vac never meant to have any form of PN attached, but I did it... :)

All you have to do is make sure your pipes fit, you have an electrickery supply to the PN, and off you go... :D


Post# 171576 , Reply# 5   3/1/2012 at 22:00 (2,949 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
hoovver convertible central vac power nossle conversion

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now that' a spicy meatball! see link

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Post# 171579 , Reply# 6   3/1/2012 at 22:06 (2,949 days old) by venson ()        
@stricklybojack . . .

Cool! Do you remember the one that Eureka used to sell ready made?

Post# 171581 , Reply# 7   3/1/2012 at 22:29 (2,949 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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The Kenmore Cleanmore actually did come with an optional power nozzle. I have the Spray Mate for mine, but I have seen a white and blue one with a power nozzle. I believe it said Dry Mate on it, but don't quote me on the name.

Post# 171586 , Reply# 8   3/1/2012 at 23:00 (2,949 days old) by venson ()        
@vacman117 . . .


Post# 171589 , Reply# 9   3/1/2012 at 23:12 (2,949 days old) by henry200 ()        

Fein offers an optional powernozzle among a LOT of accessories for their auto-start models.


Post# 171591 , Reply# 10   3/1/2012 at 23:32 (2,949 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
the Silver King

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basically qualifies, click on picture in the link (that price is rather crazy btw). I have an old one i acquired from a pet owner with a torn up powerhose & head i plan to use as a bench vac as soon as i stop loving my Hoover Portapower so much.
No Venson not aware of the Eureka.
I suppose the wet/dry capability usually associated with shop vacs bodes against an electric power head capability...

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Post# 171607 , Reply# 11   3/2/2012 at 05:05 (2,948 days old) by venson ()        
@stricklybojack . . .

"I suppose the wet/dry capability usually associated with shop vacs bodes against an electric power head capability..."

I don't see why it should. They've got similar but more elaborate vacs that allow for hook-up to electric power tools that kick up dust, like sanders and saws. Yet, come to think of it, caution by way off leaving off doo-dads like a PN may be the better thing. There might be that odd one that comes along and tries to clean a wet rug with a PN designed for no such thing. You know, despite the horror stories that just about everybody's heard of, there are still people who attempt to use vacuum cleaners to syphon gasoline.

Post# 171613 , Reply# 12   3/2/2012 at 05:23 (2,948 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Some folks just insist on trying to use their Shop type vacuums as carpet extractors-keep in mind the original application of a wet-dry "shop Vac" was for cleaning just that-workshops.They were not designed to accomidate powernozzles.Unless the person using the power nozzle has a bag of some sort in the shop vacuum-the filter on the motor could clog quickly from the fine dust picked out of the carpet.Most Shop type vacuum makers suggest you use a bag in the machine if you are using it to pick up fines-such as drywall-plaster dust.That will clog "paper bag" and pleated filters quickly.and--will the nozzle work wet?NO for the most part.-unless somehow you adapted a wet type extractor tool and wand to use with the vacuum.but you have to pump the water to the cleaning head-Shop vacuums can't do that.An extractor type machine can.So--best bet rent or hire an extractor for the carpet cleaning jobs-if you use the extractor a lot-maybe buying one would help-then leave the Shop Vac in--the shop.

Post# 171646 , Reply# 13   3/2/2012 at 14:43 (2,948 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Electric Floor Brush: The FEIN powerhead can be used to turn any auto start vac into an upright style house vac. Just plug the power head cord into the front of the vac and put the switch into auto position and lower the handle. The power head is self propelled and has a 13" cleaning width, with a dual agitator rotating at 1600 beats per minute

The text above is something I copied from the description of the Fien from their web site. If I understand what I read, this thing has 2 brushrolls ("dual agitator") and a transmission "self propelled"..... WOW that must be one heck of a power nozzle..... I gotta have one!

Post# 171652 , Reply# 14   3/2/2012 at 15:51 (2,948 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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For a long time I have wanted to connect an older Kirby(say a D80) to a Filter Queen. If I do I will post pictures and maybe a video too.

Post# 171662 , Reply# 15   3/2/2012 at 16:55 (2,948 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

What I do is connect a Turbocat (or turbine-powered) PN to a shop vac & works VERY good, as long as the pleated filter is clean & I don't pick up too much fine dust with it to clog the bag pores & leak past the bag & the pleated cartridge filter gets clogged. :)

The Sears CleanMore had two Power Nozzles: the dry pick-up one (T-shaped) & the wet pick-up (SprayMate) for power scrubbing carpets & hard floors.

I should've bought that Craftsman battery-powered Power Nozzle instead of a cheap turbine-powered PN.

btw, are the SprayMate parts still available? I've been using it with the Rainbow AquaMate (first version w/faucet hook-up) & need a new belt & brush roll.

Post# 171724 , Reply# 16   3/3/2012 at 06:10 (2,947 days old) by queeny77 (berwyn,IL)        

i have a shop vac 9252510 with a power nozzle port,its a yellow 6 gal shop vac commercial

Post# 171725 , Reply# 17   3/3/2012 at 06:49 (2,947 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I had a 3 motor commercial vacuum hooked up to a filter queen pn when I owned the carpet cleaning company. it was truly awesome, what I eventually did was hook up 3 of them to the base of the commercial vacuum to make a really powerful wide area vac. dad still has it

Post# 171787 , Reply# 18   3/3/2012 at 20:28 (2,947 days old) by bravokid ()        
shop vac with power nozzle

there you have it boys fond it online

Post# 172177 , Reply# 19   3/6/2012 at 14:03 (2,944 days old) by sanitaire (anchorage, alaska)        

I have a old advance shop vac that has a outlet on the front for a power nozzle. the suction of a shop vac and powernozzle...should be a clean rug. I another old dry pick up only called the NSS m1 pig. I have a power nozzle that you have too plug in sepratly but it shure cleans great with powerful air flow on a nss pig.

Post# 172208 , Reply# 20   3/6/2012 at 16:41 (2,944 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
@Bravokid, looks good & ...

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ahh, Bravo! What's the brand/model? post a link please...

One can buy 'hepa' type pleated filters for some shop vacs i've noticed, as well as paper bags, & even paper/cloth socks for the pleated filter( which this one looks to have).
See if we can work up a complete home canister vac.

I have an NSS as well that is missing attachments & so have as yet to actually use, it's a monster though!

The Fein looks great though! Wonder if that power-nossle is any good? (see pic)

Post# 172321 , Reply# 21   3/7/2012 at 11:27 (2,943 days old) by bravokid ()        
heres that link

they were pretty pricey


Post# 172436 , Reply# 22   3/7/2012 at 22:33 (2,943 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I think there was also a shop vac brand that was more like a canister kind of like the Hoover futura with a power nozzle. I think it was yellow and black.

Post# 387577 , Reply# 23   3/9/2018 at 11:40 (750 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        
stricklybojack me your VIDEO thanks for sharing

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heyy stricklybojack thanks a million for sharing my video yeah its me in the vvideo 4 gallon shop vac whit kenmore power head whit 2/12 inch 8 foot hose whit a 1/1/14 inch adapter at the end yeah i made a power nozzle kenmore fit on my shop vac was a beast !

Post# 389221 , Reply# 24   3/27/2018 at 18:06 (732 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        
My idea.

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Hi this shopvac whit power head was my idea 8 foot hose whit a kenmore powerhead
Thanks for sharing.

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