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Post# 456366   8/31/2022 at 16:07 (602 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

A forgotten Hoover product is very likely to not have a single video or two of it on Youtube.

Post# 456369 , Reply# 1   8/31/2022 at 16:25 (602 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There's no videos of this one online anywhere.

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Post# 456371 , Reply# 2   8/31/2022 at 17:27 (602 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I never heard of that unit. Looks like an Electrolux Discovery machine...

Post# 456373 , Reply# 3   8/31/2022 at 18:12 (602 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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More like an Oreck BigFoot.

Post# 456375 , Reply# 4   8/31/2022 at 19:18 (602 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That one came from England, due to it being made by Hoover PLC in 2002, years after its split from our Hoover arm following the "Free Flights" disaster.


Post# 456376 , Reply# 5   8/31/2022 at 20:10 (602 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
It’s rebadged from another maker

I’ve seen it in Europe as a Fakir or as a Nilco.

One of its earliest iterations in the U.S. was as a Clarke Combi-Vac.

Post# 456390 , Reply# 6   9/1/2022 at 13:09 (601 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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It's possible it came from England, but I'm pretty sure the pictures were taken in France when I found them online.

Technically these were sold in multiple brands including Sebo. In the US, they were sold under as Powr-Flite, Sandia, Bissell, my personal favorite Oreck, etc.

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Post# 456391 , Reply# 7   9/1/2022 at 14:13 (601 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        
NOT a Fakir!

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It's a rebadged Italian commercial upright. If I recall correctly, made by a company called Ivac.

One way you can tell it's not a Fakir is the bag door. The Fakir's bag door latch is flush, doesn't stick out like it does on a Ivac.


Post# 456392 , Reply# 8   9/1/2022 at 14:13 (601 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

There are more Hoover products that are not on Youtube.

Post# 456404 , Reply# 9   9/1/2022 at 19:16 (601 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Which ones are there?

Post# 456410 , Reply# 10   9/2/2022 at 05:31 (600 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Hoover Telios and the Kmart-exclusive Runabout variant.

Post# 456427 , Reply# 11   9/2/2022 at 15:35 (600 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I never heard of a Hoover Telios before, was that sold in the US or elsewhere? And do you have photos of the Runabout that was sold through Kmart?

Post# 456430 , Reply# 12   9/2/2022 at 16:40 (600 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

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Post# 456431 , Reply# 13   9/2/2022 at 17:32 (600 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Never seen either one before, fascinating! It looks as the Telios was sold in other countries according to the wattage but the Runabout was sold here in the US according to the amps. Very much reminds me of the orange S1361 canister that I knew Hoover sold here before and it looks very similar to both of those other ones, they're probably made by the same manufacture which I don't know who it is.

Post# 456433 , Reply# 14   9/2/2022 at 17:59 (600 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

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Post# 456438 , Reply# 15   9/2/2022 at 20:56 (600 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Don't think I've ever seen either of those before as well. I knew Home Depot sold a orange Farrington Windtunnel Self-Propelled model before but I don't think there's videos of that one on YouTube. Unless if someone just recently did and I haven't checked yet.

Post# 456447 , Reply# 16   9/3/2022 at 12:10 (599 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I can't find a pic of that orange Windtunnel Home Depot once sold.

Post# 456453 , Reply# 17   9/3/2022 at 14:03 (599 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There is one on here, curiosity to kirbyloverdan.

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Post# 456454 , Reply# 18   9/3/2022 at 14:10 (599 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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*courtesy not curiosity.

Two more Hoovers that I also don't think are on YouTube, at least not anymore. A green Windtunnel Widepath LS upright and this Steamvac that was only sold through HSN.

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Post# 456456 , Reply# 19   9/3/2022 at 14:36 (599 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Even though the green Windtunnel Widepath LS and the HSN Steamvac are not on Youtube, it's no big deal because other variants are on there.

Post# 456468 , Reply# 20   9/3/2022 at 21:26 (599 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Also lets not forget the 400 and 550 central vacuums

Post# 456490 , Reply# 21   9/4/2022 at 07:49 (598 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

There's that. Those Runabout pics I found online that are essentially rebadged Fold Away, Telios, Windtunnel/Tempo, Spirit, Sprint upright, and Futura machines, they're kind of a rarity. All I know is that they were Kmart exclusives back in the day.

Post# 456711 , Reply# 22   9/12/2022 at 17:01 (590 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Washington)        

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The Hoover Preferred Windtunnels. They barely have any vids of them on Youtube.

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Post# 456721 , Reply# 23   9/13/2022 at 00:14 (589 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There's only one video of this Windtunnel on YouTube but no pictures anywhere else.

Post# 456727 , Reply# 24   9/13/2022 at 10:40 (589 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
As panasonicvac stated

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The rare Windtunnel Widepath LS. An extremely rare translucent variant of the Limited. Honestly has to be one of the coolest windtunnels I ever saw.

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Post# 456729 , Reply# 25   9/13/2022 at 13:20 (589 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover Elite Tempo

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Also the rare variant in a bright teal green called the hoover Tempo.

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Post# 457069 , Reply# 26   9/26/2022 at 21:15 (576 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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THere usued to be old QVC photos of the hoovers they sold in the 1990s and the turbopower 5200 was one of them. Theres some photos of it on flickr as well. Surprisingly that one is more common than the Widepath LS. My aunt had the version with no dirt finder, the 5100. So did my mother before a screw was sucked up and burnt the belt out.

Post# 457072 , Reply# 27   9/27/2022 at 03:02 (575 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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This particular Hoover Legacy 740

Post# 457139 , Reply# 28   9/29/2022 at 08:28 (573 days old) by compuvac ( )        

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Soteco commercial tubvac branded as a Hoover HP9D

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Post# 457144 , Reply# 29   9/29/2022 at 11:51 (573 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
The hoover runabout u4253-930

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Post# 457149 , Reply# 30   9/29/2022 at 17:25 (573 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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I guess this one qualifies. I've never been able to find any videos, pictures, or information about it.
The Deluxe Convertible, Model U4145.
I "fostered" this one for a while, before passing it along to its rightful owner.
Sorry again for the sideways picture. I'll never understand how to turn them the right way.


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Post# 457164 , Reply# 31   9/30/2022 at 12:20 (572 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
There was one particular Hoover

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That are used to own, it was pretty unique as it didn’t involve any sort of cyclonic technology but it was still Baklis, there were three filters I think, a screen to prevent all the hair in large dust particles clogging the filter a large particulate filter and a small particular filter, so that worked extremely well, both in dust particle filtering and in cleaning the carpets, as back, so that worked extremely well, both in dust particle filtering and in cleaning the carpets, as back before my mum had replaced the carpet in her Bedroom, that Vacuum was literally sucking up loose bits of pile, as you could see the white fibres in the dust collection tank, that machine was awesome

Post# 457166 , Reply# 32   9/30/2022 at 17:03 (572 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Here’s one that there is no videos or pictures of.

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1998 Hoover elite legacy supreme U5072-930

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Post# 457168 , Reply# 33   9/30/2022 at 19:32 (572 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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I've never seen the late 90s Legacy! One from the mid 90s but never this one. Hoover definitely has the most interesting rarities

Post# 457178 , Reply# 34   10/1/2022 at 18:54 (571 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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There seems to be only one YouTube clip of the rare Hoover “Denim” Convertible….see the link below.

This blue jeans Levis vacuum is a model I rarely see on EBay or even on Vacuumland…must have really been a limited edition. Love the tan leather name badge sewn onto the denim bag!!!!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 457544 , Reply# 35   10/24/2022 at 05:35 (548 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
So the hoover legacy supreme u5072-930 is very rare.

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So for that being said here's a video of it.

Post# 457549 , Reply# 36   10/24/2022 at 10:44 (548 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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A white Hoover Elite Soft&Light. Never seen a later model in white like this!

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Post# 457554 , Reply# 37   10/24/2022 at 11:19 (548 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

You don't see the Hoover Sprint terribly often either. It looks like the green bagless Runabout upright a few posts up except its in silver. I have a 12v corded version of the Hoover Dubl-Duty Wet/Dry Hand Vac rebranded as the Hoover Road Rat. It has a bag it and it's two attachment slide into. We keep that in my wife's Volkswagen Atlas as we have a one year old and a four year old and accidents happen. I'll try to snap some pictures of the Road Rat tonight.

Post# 457556 , Reply# 38   10/24/2022 at 12:27 (548 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Interesting choices.

Post# 457564 , Reply# 39   10/24/2022 at 18:06 (548 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover "Dimension" Preferred

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This one looks really nice and I couldve sworn something like this was being sold at Walmart a LONG time ago. A Hoover Preferred styled "Dimension". Kind of looks like the Breathe Easy but I like the red on this one ALOT more.

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Post# 457570 , Reply# 40   10/24/2022 at 20:26 (548 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
First generation Hoover wind tunnel

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Post# 458261 , Reply# 41   11/28/2022 at 17:55 (513 days old) by adiostoreador (Fredonia, NY)        
Hoover Windtunnel Mach6

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I don’t have a picture of this vacuum right now and I’ll have to see if my grandma still owns, or if someone has a picture of it, but it was a fairly big machine that was silver with a bright green accent color. It was the first of what I remember of Hoovers bagless vacuums here in the US. If I remember correctly it was just a rebadged Vax Model for the US. It was a pretty good vacuum from what I remember definitely on the heavier side but she loved it and used it till she eventually got a shark a few years ago.

Post# 458556 , Reply# 42   12/13/2022 at 21:48 (498 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Another rare Windtunnel?

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A translucent green Windtunnel Supreme, usually in blue or black. Never seen a green one except one labeled as Widepath.

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Post# 458578 , Reply# 43   12/14/2022 at 22:17 (497 days old) by Kirbytex85 (Houston, TX)        

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Saved this Hoover from the trash man. Works great, just needed a good cleaning. The attachments were all there and the self propelled works great. I remember these in all the Service Merchandise and Sears ads of the 90s. Anytime I’d go in those stores, these would be on a big display.

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Post# 458599 , Reply# 44   12/15/2022 at 20:01 (496 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Hoover Widepath Bagless

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For some reason these have become really elusive. Probably not Hoovers greatest bagless but id assume better than the dirty fan Twin Chambers. I'd certainly like to get one for the nostalgic factor. Especially the one in teal (left). Saw one in Target years ago next to what was the last of the Elites (right) produced.

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Post# 458605 , Reply# 45   12/16/2022 at 00:49 (495 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My grandfather had a Widepath before up at his cabin, it shortly got replaced by a Kenmore 2621 that he still has and uses today. I don't remember it too well anymore but this is as close as memory serves.

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Post# 458662 , Reply# 46   12/19/2022 at 05:47 (492 days old) by vacuuminfo (Mesa, Arizona)        
Hoover Pet Vac Rewind Legacy

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This is basically a Hoover Elite Rewind but it is called "pet vac" and is a metallic purple and grey color. I have one that I was lucky to get but they are pretty rare.

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Post# 458668 , Reply# 47   12/19/2022 at 13:15 (492 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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What about the purple or is it green Hoover preferred it's not an Elite but more like
a clean air designed Windtunnel.

Post# 458803 , Reply# 48   12/24/2022 at 19:56 (487 days old) by adiostoreador (Fredonia, NY)        
Here’s something for y’all

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So awhile back I posted about this Hoover Windtunnel Mach 6 and I was finally able to find it! I don’t really know to much about this machine and I can’t find any information on it anywhere. Excuse the dirtiness of it, my grandma has me doing a service on it.

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Post# 458807 , Reply# 49   12/24/2022 at 22:17 (487 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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I know exactly what youre talking about

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Post# 466730 , Reply# 50   10/10/2023 at 20:02 (197 days old) by powerstarenergy (Portland, Tennessee)        

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Here is a vacuum known as the Hoover Spirit

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Post# 466743 , Reply# 51   10/11/2023 at 21:31 (196 days old) by PowerstarEnergy (Portland, Tennessee)        

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Here is a machine called the Hoover Zoom. I actually don't think that this one was released in America because on every website it has .au which means Australia.

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Post# 466895 , Reply# 52   10/18/2023 at 13:46 (189 days old) by powerstarenergy (Portland, Tennessee)        
Hoover Preferred

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I just noticed that the Hoover Spirit is a rebadge of the Hoover Preferred. I guess that's why you look at the image before finding a random product on google.

Post# 466899 , Reply# 53   10/18/2023 at 19:29 (189 days old) by Centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

I do remember there being a mid to late 1990s Hoover Elite model which they called the "Constellation"...saw one once years ago at the local grocery store!

Post# 467080 , Reply# 54   10/27/2023 at 12:36 (180 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
I just discovered this

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I didn't realized that Hoover had these vacuums that were made by Sandia Products called the Ground Command CH85005 10 Quart, the same company who also makes Raven backpack machines. I wish they were still selling them because I think they make the best backpacks on the market.

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Post# 469437 , Reply# 55   2/9/2024 at 22:19 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Dont exactly know how uncommon.....

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The green translucent version of the Widepath seems to be harder to find many pictures of on the internet compared to the Red and Blue (which I think were sold at Kmart and Sears respectively but I could be wrong), which is weird because the green version was the one they always directly showed on Hoover's old website. Wondering if green was the dealership model. Only this photo and one video on YT are all I know of outside of like the old Amazon photo of it.

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Post# 469438 , Reply# 56   2/9/2024 at 23:42 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        
I've had a Tempo

Years ago. It was my first Elite style and I ran that thing until the bearings gave out. That machine ignited a love of the platform and I've had so many variations through the years now. I currently have a PowerDrive Supreme, not quite an Elite but same idea. She runs almost as good as new, and I was fortunate enough to get an NOS brush roll for it. Hoover had some excellent stuff in the 90s and 2000s, and even some early TTI stuff that was grossly underrated.

Pictures to follow, don't know if they'll be in order. My PowerDrive, the Tempo I used to have, and the Cyclonic Cleaning System my dad had at one point. He bought it for under $80 from Kroger and it performed admirably for several years before it was given to a friend in need. Some people didn't like the cyclone design, but being an enthusiast I maintained it and the filter consistently and had no issues. It was remarkably quiet too if I remember right 😄

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Post# 469439 , Reply# 57   2/10/2024 at 00:39 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Ain't that the truth! My grandmother had a Hoover Fold Away Widepath and with a decent amount of maintenance and care, the vacuum ran strong for 10 years! Good upkeep goes a LONG way!

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Post# 469464 , Reply# 58   2/10/2024 at 16:09 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        
Does this count?

I thought this was one of the Maytag builds, it is not. Those were the nice top of the line self propelled ones and the bagless twin chambers. Still though, was excited to find this today. Should clean up nice

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Post# 469516 , Reply# 59   2/12/2024 at 09:19 by broomvac (N/A)        

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I spotted this while thrifting yesterday. What’s the story behind this model?

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Post# 469540 , Reply# 60   2/12/2024 at 19:12 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        

I believe that was a European or British model? I don't remember seeing them here but they definitely turn up so evidently they were introduced to our market at some point. If I remember right the local shop owner said they were halfway decent! Not the best quality but I wouldn't pass on it if the price was nice

Post# 469542 , Reply# 61   2/12/2024 at 20:38 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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That was a Hoover sold in the US in the early to mid 2000s as one of their cheap end models. They came in bagless and bagged configurations and had several different names such as Preferred, Sprint, Spirit etc. Around that time there was also a bagless in similar price range called the Sprint (a different model completely) with the same bagless set up as the bagless Tempos.

Post# 469546 , Reply# 62   2/12/2024 at 21:38 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Another couple of Hoovers that weren't really talked about alot are the central vacs like the PowerMax and one of their Double Duty commercial uprights like the C1884 for example.

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Post# 469550 , Reply# 63   2/12/2024 at 22:38 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was thinking, once, about

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Getting  centrL vac. ..HOOVER,of course.    No longer made. :(

Post# 469599 , Reply# 64   2/14/2024 at 17:13 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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There were Hoover garage vacuums too that mount on the wall. Came with a huge coil of hose. Every time I try to get one I get outbid by scalpers.

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Post# 469602 , Reply# 65   2/14/2024 at 20:07 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The company who made almost every central vac for Hoover is still around today called Cana-Vac. They're even making them for Maytag today who once owned Hoover.


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Post# 469603 , Reply# 66   2/14/2024 at 22:31 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have 3 of those

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Post# 469605 , Reply# 67   2/14/2024 at 23:10 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        
The Hoover shop vacuum!

I found one last year on Marketplace and should have snagged it. That two tank idea is brilliant and I was able to track down replacement filters for it online. Anyone have any experience with these? Picture borrowed from another thread on here

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Post# 469607 , Reply# 68   2/15/2024 at 07:58 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes. I have 2

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great machine!!

Post# 469610 , Reply# 69   2/15/2024 at 13:45 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Never knew Hoover made a shop-vac. It must be rare because I never seen one in all this time. With Shop-Vac holding the monopoly on shop-vacs, it could not have been easy to sell them, which is likely why few bought them. I would imagine the quality would be better since they were likely sold for a higher price point.

Post# 469638 , Reply# 70   2/15/2024 at 22:35 by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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I have always been a lover of Hoover power head canisters. From the early Celebrity to the later PowerMax/ Futura/ Spectrum/ Windtunnel S bag style units. I really like them.

We also can't forget the awesome headlight of their Decade style hoods as seen in the last photo.

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Post# 469957 , Reply# 71   3/3/2024 at 21:35 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I'd say this counts

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Post# 470006 , Reply# 72   3/6/2024 at 19:57 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
Reply #67

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Yes, my grandfather owns one. It's a good machine overall. My only criticisms though is that the dry tank doesn't hold very much and it's pretty loud.

Post# 470014 , Reply# 73   3/7/2024 at 07:32 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
I could be wrong but....

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Wasn't the Hoover Shop Vac what Day Day was playing around with while smoking pot in "Next Friday"? Or was that a different one?

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Post# 470015 , Reply# 74   3/7/2024 at 09:40 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
i actually have 2 of those

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orange "Bugs".  One is NIB.  I kinda forgot about them.


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