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Need a modern vac with less than 55" h20 (suction)
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Post# 408618   4/25/2019 at 08:49 (344 days old) by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

I am working on a demo and my options are to go by a ton of vacuums and test each one to see if I can find one with 55" of water lift or less OR ask you all to see if you know of any.

A couple restrictions:
No Kirby or Sanitaire fan units
Preferably the model would be something currently on the market.
The lower the better and the more the merrier.

Post# 408619 , Reply# 1   4/25/2019 at 08:50 (344 days old) by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

Oh and it needs to be an upright as well.

Post# 408621 , Reply# 2   4/25/2019 at 09:01 (344 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Maybe something by Bissell?

Post# 408622 , Reply# 3   4/25/2019 at 09:29 (344 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Kirby/Sanitaire would be one of the only ones.
A Oreck classic & Dyson stick vacuum get about 30-40"
Bissells are usually 60" +

Post# 408627 , Reply# 4   4/25/2019 at 12:21 (344 days old) by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

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Yeah I was afraid of that.
Ill keep looking though just in case there is an outlier.

Post# 408628 , Reply# 5   4/25/2019 at 12:42 (344 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Although there aren't many modern uprights that would have so little suction, I think some of the smaller to compact size uprights might fall in that range. Specifically the bissell powerforce compact model 2112 (walmart), the dirt devil quick lite model UD20015 (or similar, dirt devil has several mini uprights like it), or the black and decker airswivel model BDASP103 (amazon) or the other variants of the airswivel since they all use the same motor.

Other than those I'm not sure, with most modern cheaper uprights using clean air designs most can get at least 60 inches as vacuumdevil points out.

Post# 408634 , Reply# 6   4/25/2019 at 15:21 (343 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The ClearTraks (Rebranded as Workhorse) uses an 8 amp motor. I would check those out.

Post# 408642 , Reply# 7   4/25/2019 at 19:44 (343 days old) by vaclab (Pickerington, Ohio)        
The Bissell Powerforce Compact Bagless

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is probably your best bet. Available at Walmart.

My 2013 model does a whopping 51" of lift from the hose end using a 7 Amp motor.


Post# 408648 , Reply# 8   4/25/2019 at 20:57 (343 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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You can regulate the suction pressure of a vacuum with a vent. With an adjustable suction relief vent, you can turn even high-powered vacs into what you are looking for.

Post# 408649 , Reply# 9   4/25/2019 at 21:05 (343 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
Forgot to add:

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As you know, not all vacs have suction relief vents. That said, Iím sure you could make something out of PVC pipes and fittings which could go on the hose end (or some other convenient location in-line with the air path) to regulate the suction pressure of whichever vacuum you choose.

Post# 408651 , Reply# 10   4/25/2019 at 21:07 (343 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Also, vacs with variable speed motors might also accomplish what you are looking for.

Post# 408658 , Reply# 11   4/25/2019 at 22:50 (343 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        
So I was thinking

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This Eureka Airspeed Vacuum is worst of any modern plug in vacuum I can think of in the past 5 years. Might be a good one to Throw under the bus.

Here is a link.

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Post# 408660 , Reply# 12   4/25/2019 at 23:04 (343 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Good choice

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Bissell has a blue version maybe a fewer years old. I could be wrong but they look like the same turd.
People on Amazon really don't know how to rate or have not had any vacuum not plastic crap via big box stores.
Great videos by the way. Out of all the vacuum reviewers I have listened to your suggestions and bought based upon your reviews. You do a great job and thanks for great honest reviews.

Post# 408777 , Reply# 13   4/27/2019 at 15:56 (341 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

I'm confident you could accomplish that with any stick vacuum on the market today.

Post# 408819 , Reply# 14   4/28/2019 at 09:39 (341 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        
Black & Decker Ultra Light Weight BDASP103 AIRSWIVEL

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These have terrible suction. I had one and it was by far the weakest vacuum what I have ever tested.

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Post# 408820 , Reply# 15   4/28/2019 at 09:52 (341 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Okay. I found old video of the Black&Decker and it got 63 Inches Of Water. So not low enough.

Post# 409027 , Reply# 16   5/2/2019 at 19:59 (336 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Another you could try out is the Lindhaus Activia.

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