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Post# 394049   6/29/2018 at 20:48 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So earlier today I went to Hooks vacuum shop and was going to buy Kirby micro magic bags for my G3 I polished and cleaned up until when I was waiting at the register I happen to saw a red orange Portapower with wheels! So I asked the cashier if itís for sale and said yes so I looked at it and itís actually a Oreck brand Portapower! Except itís called the XL Power Pak. I only paid $10.81, a steal! I think this is a rare canister vacuum that Oreck rebranded. Funny, I was wanting a Portapower with wheels and a Oreck XL canister since I got my 1st XL upright couple weeks ago, instead I got 2 vacuums in 1!

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Post# 394050 , Reply# 1   6/29/2018 at 20:52 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Serial number, around the 80ís or 90ís?

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Post# 394051 , Reply# 2   6/29/2018 at 20:53 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Right now it has an envirocare bag but when it gets full Iíll get a shake out bag.

Post# 394052 , Reply# 3   6/29/2018 at 20:54 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 394059 , Reply# 5   6/29/2018 at 21:57 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Score!

That's a great find and a helluva lot better than an Oreck Buster B! I have one but it's black, it was a gift from Kenny Loveland. If I were you, I would continue using the Envirocare cloth bags, I'm sure they do a better job of shielding the motor from dirt than the cloth one would.

Post# 394071 , Reply# 6   6/30/2018 at 01:03 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice! What an unusual vac.

Post# 394072 , Reply# 7   6/30/2018 at 01:42 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
I can tell ya right now....

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judging by the hose and attachments, that is way too old to be from the 90s!

Post# 394074 , Reply# 8   6/30/2018 at 01:56 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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TheSpiritof76, actually the hose and attachments are from my Hoover tool set I had for a while, the vacuum came by itself with no tools.

Post# 394075 , Reply# 9   6/30/2018 at 02:07 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Iím going to guess again but Iím assuming this was made around the mid-late 80ís?

Post# 394096 , Reply# 10   6/30/2018 at 13:08 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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KirbyClassicIII's Post# 211851 here states it came out in 1982: www.vacuumland.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-...

They must be extremely rare because I cannot find any photos of one or any information outside of Vacuumland.


Post# 394104 , Reply# 11   6/30/2018 at 17:00 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Gabriel,

Your Oreck Power Pak XL was made sometime prior to 1984. I would guess this one pre-dates the black version, which replaced this red version after 1984.

~Ben


Post# 394112 , Reply# 12   6/30/2018 at 19:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Huskyvacs, extremely rare? Kewl!!

Post# 394124 , Reply# 13   6/30/2018 at 23:07 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
@ Gj3476

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No conformation on that, but trying to find other pics of this vacuum in Google Images, I just kept running into the same photos from this thread. Couldn't find any videos on YouTube either. All I could find about it on Vacuumland was just mentions here and there in comments from various members here.




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