Thread Number: 33865  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby 1-CR Bag Conversion
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Post# 367640   2/27/2017 at 22:31 (1,226 days old) by dandagreer (Nashville, TN)        

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After having mulled it over for quite a while, I decided to take the plunge on designing a conversion for my 1-CR to paper bags. While I know I could get a Tradition emptor and use the insert from a Heritage 1 (which I did for my Tradition), I wanted to see if I could design something without purchasing more parts. Then I knew if it worked, I could use the same method on my square emptor Sanitronic VII.

Enter my solution. I took a piece of aluminum sheet stock, cut out the shape of the emptor top plus 1/4 in on all sides. Purchased a fill tube insert for a Heritage 1. 2-part epoxied the sheet stock to the top of the emptor, cut slits in the overhang, and bent the tabs over the emptor to secure it in place. Then I took the fill tube insert and siliconed it to the bottom of the sheet stock and around the throat for a nice tight air seal. Attached a Heritage 2 fill tube and bag top adapter. Then I sewed a zipper into the bojack bag after I washed it and voila. Now my 1-CR uses paper Micron Magic bags and no more messy dump out! I couldn't be more pleased.

Now, onto my Sanitronic VII.

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Post# 367642 , Reply# 1   2/27/2017 at 22:41 (1,226 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That looks pretty good!



Post# 412553 , Reply# 2   8/9/2019 at 13:01 (333 days old) by Gj9696 (Prosper)        

dandagreer, will zinc metal sheet work the same way? Thanks!

Post# 412570 , Reply# 3   8/10/2019 at 01:11 (332 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Any sheet metal should do the same job.

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