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Post# 378592   9/18/2017 at 11:32 (372 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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I received a very interesting call a few weeks ago. A vacuum store that I have dealt with for over 40 years has been sold and the new owners don't want to deal with anything used. Basically the call said if I wanted to come and help them clean out the storage building I could take what ever I wanted. A weeks worth of worth later the building was cleaned out. Three truckloads had gone to the dump and three truckloads were in my workshop. Its now overflowing.

I've found parts for a number of my machines that I needed as well as several complete machines that will be added to my collection. (I'll add pics of the machines to this thread as I get them fixed up). Unfortunately I just don't have the room to keep everything so, as I get stuff sorted out, I will be listing a lot of the spare pieces in the supermarket here CHEAP. If anyone has specific parts they want me to keep an eye out for please let me know.

So, without further adieu, here is what my workshop now looks like.

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Post# 378595 , Reply# 1   9/18/2017 at 12:21 (372 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Thanks for saving valuable merch. from the dumpster. I look forward to your posts.

I am still looking for Sunbeam items. Not sure what you have, but if you find an Oreck Dutchtech, please contact me.

I am happy for our group and for your willing to share.

Post# 378596 , Reply# 2   9/18/2017 at 13:19 (372 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Garry:

The only Oreck I have come across in the pile is a Commercial XL200RH. Dont even know if it works as I have only found half of it so far. Upper handle and cord are in the pile somewhere (I remember packing them) but not sure where.


Post# 378613 , Reply# 3   9/18/2017 at 13:42 (372 days old) by watsonw (Newport, Shropshire, UK)        
workshop overload.

Hello Doug,

.....and I thought my workshop was a bit full!!!!

I noticed in photo 4 of 5 that amid the pile of hoses a few dusky pink pvc and wire Kirby hoses. I really could be doing with say; 2?

Any Hoover convertible/ uk Hoover senior 652 dust bag bellows?

Will these be up for grabs or for sale?

ps. I have just won a Hoover minor for 23.00!!!

Regards, Walter.

Post# 378621 , Reply# 4   9/18/2017 at 15:05 (372 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Hi Doug

Looks like you got into the same situation I did last year! Kind of overwhelming but fun !

Post# 378622 , Reply# 5   9/18/2017 at 15:06 (372 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Cool deal, I know this feeling My workshop is so overloaded I built a new bigger one, That now two is fully over loaded MMMM

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