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Some neat Hoover model 700 upgrades (and a question)
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Post# 413393   9/4/2019 at 19:48 by BetaM64 (Pennsylvania, USA)        

Recently, a Hoover model 700 came into my possession. In addition to the usual restoration procedures (grease, new cord, cleaning (haven't really polished it much yet)), I modeled and 3D printed a few upgrades to help break it into the 21st century.

Firstly, the handle was loose and I wasn't sure if a spacer was missing or what. The previous owner had just used a ton of electrical tape, which wasn't satisfactory for me, so I made a little thing to fit around it nice and snugly.

Secondly, I wanted to use an inner bag, but also keep the original bag on there. Thankfully, the hole was large enough that I could design something to fit between the two metal plates and extend into the shake-out bag. I used a Eureka F&G inner bag for this, but a Hoover type C could work just fine, I'm sure.

Lastly, I wanted to use modern attachments with it. The original hose/attachments are cool, but are too long (for me) and not very flexible anymore, and I wanted to use modern attachments so I wouldn't scratch my parents' furniture with the metal tools. I made the adapter with the intention to use with an old Hoover Encore Supreme hose, but realistically, any kind of hose should be able to fit on there.

These are only prototype designs I'm still working on improving, but this is basically what we got so far. The original looks of the machine are still preserved, and no parts were modified (just added)!

Only thing it needs are new brush roll brushes, and I can't exactly print those. Does anybody know a part number, or other machines that use those same brushes that I could look for?

P.S: Excuse my college dorm in the pictures, I didn't have many options for a good location. :P

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Post# 413397 , Reply# 1   9/4/2019 at 20:14 by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

That bag fill tube is an awesome idea! Have you considered selling them?

Post# 413399 , Reply# 2   9/4/2019 at 20:44 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice mods. Good looking machine.

Post# 413405 , Reply# 3   9/4/2019 at 21:46 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Would love to have the designs for that fill tube, a friend of mine has a small 3d printer

Post# 413406 , Reply# 4   9/4/2019 at 22:11 by BetaM64 (Pennsylvania, USA)        

Thanks, everyone! Once I finalize the designs, (there are still some irregularities to be ironed out) I'll upload them online for free download.

I intend to make the bag tube two parts connected with a ridged rubber tube so that it can flex, because its current fixed position isn't optimal for airflow.

As for selling them to those without access to a 3D printer, I'll likely make a few of each design to sell: Two-piece (most efficient), and one-piece (cheapest).

I'm typically pretty busy with coursework, so it won't be immediate, but I'll upload designs as soon as I finalize them. Because 3D prints are not airtight fresh off the printer, they will need post processing (though the ones I would be printing and selling would already have this post processing done).

Any other important information regarding the prints (and post processing) I'll enclose in the files!

Post# 417774 , Reply# 5   12/30/2019 at 08:23 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Hi I'm wondering if it would be possible to 3d print the fill tube in a way to replace the original bag ring and like I can clamp on like an outer bag I make?

Post# 417778 , Reply# 6   12/30/2019 at 10:39 by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I have been very lucky to possess a large number of new Hoover brush strips. Remove the two strips you have, and let me know the number engraved on them. I'm happy to help you out with some new strips to make your 700 perfect again.

Post# 417848 , Reply# 7   12/31/2019 at 09:49 by BetaM64 (Pennsylvania, USA)        

@2011hoover700 -
That would be possible, assuming I'm understanding correctly. Are you looking for a part that would fit the same type of bag as the original bag ring, but just have the fill tube built in? If so, that is certainly in the realm of possibility!

@dysonman1 - I would greatly appreciate that! I'll have to check what brushes I'm looking for when I get to check next, as I'm out of town for the holidays. I'll send you a message when I figure it out!

Post# 417873 , Reply# 8   12/31/2019 at 14:14 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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That's exactly what I'm looking for. I would like the hooks around 1/4" think so it can fit more models with the same bag ring.

Post# 417878 , Reply# 9   12/31/2019 at 14:38 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I see you're from PA also. Where in PA? Are you close to the Pocono area? Perhaps you'd be interested in attending one of our mini meets.
John, Vic Pres, V.C.C.C.

Post# 417879 , Reply# 10   12/31/2019 at 14:39 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I see you're from PA also. Where in PA? Are you close to the Pocono area? Perhaps you'd be interested in attending one of our mini meets.
John, Vic Pres, V.C.C.C.

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