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Post# 209414   12/10/2012 at 13:07 (2,674 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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What ever happened to this fantastic design.

Today at the shop I needed to quiceky suck up some water in an emergency and forgot the shopvac was full of dust so I was left with a sludge of mess to clean up.

Do they still make this great vacuum design, does any one have one and what were they like

Post# 209496 , Reply# 1   12/11/2012 at 09:44 (2,673 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
dual tank Hoover wet/dry

We saw this in US in early 90s.Was in a few department/home improvement stores in different sizes.They disappeared fairly quickly and are rarely if ever seen or heard of.

Post# 209528 , Reply# 2   12/11/2012 at 14:23 (2,673 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They lost selling power. Bad/no advertising, plus,

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Competition with Shop vac.  That Shop vac name wipes out everything. I should have bought one years ago at K Mart.

Post# 209642 , Reply# 3   12/12/2012 at 01:34 (2,673 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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We never got them here but I tought it was such a great idea, I wonder why shopvac has not bought the patents for it and made there own.

Post# 209643 , Reply# 4   12/12/2012 at 01:35 (2,673 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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wait a minute, There is a Hoover you do not own John? Wow

Post# 209668 , Reply# 5   12/12/2012 at 04:49 (2,673 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I know, I had to lie down for a bit after reading that.

Post# 209822 , Reply# 6   12/13/2012 at 18:10 (2,671 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I remember them being sold, but can't quite recall seeing them in stores, or anyone having one. I have a 1997 Sears Homecenter catalog, (sort of a mail order magazine catalog that they sent after the big book catalogs were discontinued) that shows that one and explains the tank design.

Post# 209922 , Reply# 7   12/14/2012 at 10:43 (2,670 days old) by baglessball ()        

Would you be able to scan some in? I'm interested to see what the machine is like!

Don't worry if you can't. :)

Post# 210017 , Reply# 8   12/15/2012 at 05:05 (2,670 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Hoover shop vacs

are great I have one the biggest model they made and it has a motor you can take off and it becomes a leaf blower... Unfortunately I haven't seen mine in 7 years. It still is in storage in Californis with 60 other vacs of my collection.. Dan

Post# 210539 , Reply# 9   12/19/2012 at 20:28 (2,665 days old) by vacuumman206 ()        
hoover's "Exclusive two tank system"

I was always fascinated by the idea too. Hoover made it in the mid 90's I think. I do believe the double system was available in the 12 and 16 gallon, along with a 16 gallon with detachable blower. I had an opportunity recently where there were two for sale for $25, but I declined because I really have no use for it, and barely use my Rigid 16 gallon I've had since new from 2001. Might still get one, someone still has theirs for sale.

Post# 210540 , Reply# 10   12/19/2012 at 20:30 (2,665 days old) by vacuumman206 ()        

Here is the picture of the one for sale in my area.
What do you'all think should I get it? They want $25.

Post# 210597 , Reply# 11   12/20/2012 at 03:54 (2,665 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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yes go for it you can never have too many shopvacs

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