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Post# 429872   8/12/2020 at 15:59 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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As some know, I recently purchased my first home. Although I'm nowhere close to moved in, my several month lease on a storage unit is nearly up and I don't intend to pay for a third month! The collection (which has not seen the light of day in nearly half a year) is working it's way into the new home.

Some shelving units set up, and other shelves on the floor to mock-up the rest upon their arrival...

These sweepers are NOT in their final places...just trying to get as many moved inside as quick as I can while leaving room to not trip on them! Many loads of sweepers, telephones, and personal belongings still to be moved!

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Post# 429874 , Reply# 1   8/12/2020 at 16:09 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Wow that's a nice way to store uprights! It seems to take up less space than I thought. I'll likely have to store most of my vacuums in the garage so keeping them off the floor to save their brushrolls and chassis from humidity and damage is something I have to plan for. I think this method will work for me too.

Post# 429876 , Reply# 2   8/12/2020 at 16:43 by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Congratulations Andy. It's been a minute since we texted each other.

Post# 429881 , Reply# 3   8/12/2020 at 17:34 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
There's no place like Home

Congratulations! There's a first for everything. I wish you much happiness in your new home. Happy for you! Billy

Post# 429883 , Reply# 4   8/12/2020 at 17:47 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
How exciting !!!!

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All the best. Keep us abreast with photos. Great setup there. I'm sure you'll enjoy all of the new home 'stuff'.

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Post# 429884 , Reply# 5   8/12/2020 at 17:57 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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More photos to come...loading up the last shelving units tonight and getting some more sweepers in the truck.

Tom...we need to get you up for a visit soon

Post# 429887 , Reply# 6   8/12/2020 at 18:42 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Thank you Andy Would love to see your new digs.

Post# 429888 , Reply# 7   8/12/2020 at 19:11 by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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Congrats Andy!!!! Iíll have to make it a point to make it out your way and visit when I take my trips out to Missouri!!

Post# 429909 , Reply# 8   8/13/2020 at 08:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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You've given me a few ideas now for my little gallery.
Thanks. Our displays are ever-changing.

Post# 429918 , Reply# 9   8/13/2020 at 09:48 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Congratulations on taking the plunge into home ownership. It's an adventure, to say the least. I also applaud you on clearing out your storage unit. I wish I could do the same to mine. I've got the majority of my late father's toy collection (vintage electric trains, model cars, etc.) jammed solid into a 10'x20' storage unit. I was selling the stuff on eBay but I've lost momentum. Need to get cranked back up. There's just too much of it. I think the only answer is going to be to have one big ass auction.

Post# 429958 , Reply# 10   8/13/2020 at 16:37 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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Slowly filling in...apparently the last shelves did not make it into the truck today. Still about 30 sweepers to move in...

I spy a Silverado lurking in the hallway, and a Diamond J and Hot-rod 70 wait in the pantry...

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Post# 429960 , Reply# 11   8/13/2020 at 16:44 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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good and organized Andy! Congratulations on the house!

Post# 429973 , Reply# 12   8/13/2020 at 20:42 by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Congratulations and thanks for sharing your fantastic news. A new home is quite a great endeavor and something to surely be proud of. It's also great to eliminate a payment by ditching the storage unit. Not only that but now all of your fine finds from over the years can be in one place, in your home ready for you to run and enjoy or just look.

Best wishes on the rest of your move and congrats!

Post# 429975 , Reply# 13   8/13/2020 at 21:15 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Very nice! I like your shelving setup with canisters on bottom, uprights on top. I've used those shelves for my fan setups and would have never thought of that.

I like that green Sears Best Kenmore too!

Congrats on the house! I'd love to own a home someday and have a room devoted to my collections, all in one organized space. But houses got too expensive now... maybe someday.

Post# 429979 , Reply# 14   8/13/2020 at 22:00 by Kirbyduh (Louisville, Kentucky)        
Looks great!

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Congratulations on the new home. And that Hospital G is gorgeous, by the way.

Post# 430407 , Reply# 15   8/22/2020 at 09:53 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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About 10 functioning sweepers left to bring, then all the parts cadavers. Telephones and other vintage appliances still have to be moved in. The room is filling fast!

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Post# 430410 , Reply# 16   8/22/2020 at 10:53 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Excellent, Andy!

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Just a though: you might want to do something about that sun hitting those bags, etc. Sun can do a lot of damage.
Just a friendly thought.
But... BRAVO on everything!

Post# 430411 , Reply# 17   8/22/2020 at 11:04 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Very nice!! I like the Hoover rug, I wish I was able to get the one from Sears when it closed.

Just an idea, I think some posters if you can find some or vacuum logos on the walls would really complete things.

Post# 430413 , Reply# 18   8/22/2020 at 11:11 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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I've ordered blackout curtains for the vacuum room. There isn't currently a working light in there, so I've been opening he blinds when I work in there.
Thanks for the thoughts though!

"Vacuum logo and posters" there is a box of old advertisements...somewhere in the disheveled mess of my parents basement...slowly but surely uncovering more

Post# 430414 , Reply# 19   8/22/2020 at 11:17 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Iím happy to see you have an original Electrolux upright and the salesmanís carrying bag. Those are so uniquely engineered. I think they are worth collecting just for the engineering aspect.

Post# 430416 , Reply# 20   8/22/2020 at 11:38 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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That upright, and later on the bag, were gifts from Owen Perkins. We saved the upright from a dumpster and threw a cord on. I think he found the bag on a central vac install...

Post# 430481 , Reply# 21   8/23/2020 at 14:51 by hoover28 (Oneida N.Y.)        

looks fantastic, good job


Post# 430666 , Reply# 22   8/25/2020 at 23:58 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Looks Great!

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Congratulations on becoming a homeowner, and nice job setting up your vacuum room! You have a nice collection there, with a good variety of machines and well displayed. Excellent work!

Post# 430717 , Reply# 23   8/26/2020 at 21:15 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Welcome back! Glad to see you posting again. I hope all is in the up and up.

Post# 431880 , Reply# 24   9/15/2020 at 20:35 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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Well the last of the machines made it into the house today. Nowhere near put away, but being days away from paying another months rent at the storage unit (which still had all of my tools, and the last of my furniture in it) I rushed everything to the house. Right now the place is a disheveled mess!
Pictures of the completed vac room are coming in the next week or so.
My internet and home phone were connected today as well, so anyone who had my old landline number (ended in 2788) please discard it and message me or email me to get the new one. I will not be publicly posting it.

Post# 431889 , Reply# 25   9/15/2020 at 23:54 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Thank you, getting a little better every day! Foot is looking better every time they change the dressing, and my doctor is as thrilled with the progress as I am, and 2 wks. ago gave me the OK for limited walking in the house and going upstairs. Have been sleeping in my own bed ever since, instead of the futon in the living room, using the bathroom instead of the commode, and taking my own showers instead of having an aide for it. Thanks for asking, hope you are doing well too.

Post# 434479 , Reply# 26   11/2/2020 at 11:45 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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I had Sunday off, so I took some time to work more on the sweeper room. Jeff Parker showed me how he hangs up his Dial-A-Matics, so I used his formula to hang mine, as well as some power nozzles and coffee cans

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Post# 434483 , Reply# 27   11/2/2020 at 12:47 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Great, so far!!

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That's all gonna be great. I'm glad for you.

Post# 434484 , Reply# 28   11/2/2020 at 12:54 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Do you, by any chance, like Montgomery Ward vacuums BY Hoover?

Post# 434485 , Reply# 29   11/2/2020 at 13:32 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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I always wondered if that hurts the motors storing them like that, the grease and oil gets wicked off the motor parts by gravity?

Post# 434497 , Reply# 30   11/2/2020 at 17:04 by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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It would be no different than standing up...a Dial-A-Matic has a horizontal motor. The coffee cans both had their old bearings replaced with sealed ones last fall.

John, no Montgomery wards here as of now but who knows what the future holds...

Post# 434538 , Reply# 31   11/3/2020 at 23:13 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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very efficient storage and for display!!!!

Post# 434581 , Reply# 32   11/4/2020 at 20:14 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Mounted board for the power nozzles is a great idea. It's organized and looks good.

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