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Oreck with a cloth bag?
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Post# 191437   7/25/2012 at 21:44 (2,804 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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Hey guys,I have this really crappy Oreck,Made of mix-macth parts with a torn bag,Bad motor and no cord,
And i was thinking,
It would be pretty fun using it as a(n) Garage vacuum,But not with a paper bag (I currently use a dyson DC-14 i think it is,And i fill the bin faster than Hoover pulls in grit),And with bags being "Hepa" and unbelievably expensive,I'd thought it would be cool to make it cloth bagged.So,Can i just use the regular bag?Or would the motor explode?It would be very fun to make a(n) entirely cloth bag,Like from a material like a kirby bag,Or scraps,So here's some questions...
1:Can i use the regular bag with no paper bag?What harm would it do to the motor?
2:What can i make a cloth-bag out of?Any recommendations or ideas?

If i choose something extravagant,I'd be sure to make a video ;)


Post# 191493 , Reply# 1   7/26/2012 at 09:03 (2,803 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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An idea for you here....the Oreck XL Commercial uprights offer a reusable shakeout bag as optional equipment. You will have to remove the bag dock to use it, but there's a solution for you if you don't mind parting ways with some cash.


Post# 191502 , Reply# 2   7/26/2012 at 11:25 (2,803 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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Thanks for the idea kirbylux,But i was hoping to make a set-up like Kirby,With just one external bag to filter.And i think i may make it a monster vac of sorts,Any ideas for a brand-name?


Post# 193438 , Reply# 3   8/5/2012 at 22:26 (2,793 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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You could rip both the cloth bag and paper bag completely off, and the motor would not care one bit. So, no, it would't do a thing to the motor.

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