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Making old vacuums clean carpets
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Post# 465222   8/10/2023 at 13:26 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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My old Hoover Constellation 82 with the Riccar Volt battery power nozzle. The Hoover can get the carpet clean for the first time ever.

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Post# 465223 , Reply# 1   8/10/2023 at 13:30 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Niiiiice !!!  i added a power nozzle to my    Shop-vac once for  fun   clean well  .  Nothing wrong with adding a pn   to  vacs  who dont have em   enjoy  .

Post# 465224 , Reply# 2   8/10/2023 at 15:36 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Or, you could use a "Perfect" brand power nozzle.

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Post# 465225 , Reply# 3   8/10/2023 at 15:53 by dysonman1 (the county)        
Making a Rexair work on carpets

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It's Perfect.

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Post# 465226 , Reply# 4   8/10/2023 at 16:16 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Perfect or Riccar?

Which one do you think cleans better?

Post# 465239 , Reply# 5   8/11/2023 at 07:27 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Making the Lewyt 55 clean rugs deeply and sweeping thoroughly. Since it's summer, I might get out my pink shorts and white T-shirts, and run some sweepers. Wait. What? No, nobody wants to see a man in pink shorts. Levi's it is.

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Post# 465241 , Reply# 6   8/11/2023 at 10:28 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Additional options

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There are now battery options from Lindhaus and Wessel Werk too. It's a nice easy way to add agitation to your favorite straight suction cleaners.

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Post# 465244 , Reply# 7   8/11/2023 at 21:24 by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Tom, you never cease to amaze me! You have bashed Tacony products ever since they shut down the Vac Museum and stopped working for them. Now you go ahead and post that using the Riccar Volt with a Hoover Constellation that it now "get the carpet clean for the first time ever"?!

Amazing how you bash one minute then praise the next....VERY hypocritical of you.

Post# 465247 , Reply# 8   8/12/2023 at 09:23 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Making the 1955 Air-Way model 77 (with Wheel-A-Way) clean carpets thoroughly.

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Post# 465249 , Reply# 9   8/12/2023 at 09:29 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The Birthman-Built Kenmore Horizon with Perfect power nozzle. What an amazing machine.

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Post# 465252 , Reply# 10   8/12/2023 at 12:50 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Another view of the Air-Way 77 with Perfect power nozzle. The Volt nozzle works too, but isn't as wide. Note the Wheel A Way wheels it rolls on. A rare option. Like Constellation dollies.

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Post# 465253 , Reply# 11   8/12/2023 at 13:34 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Niiiice  but  could one  wire in a  power nozzle   socket on the vacuum  plug in a electric hose w ith pig tail at both  ends and use a regular pn ??   On a straight  suction vac?

Post# 465262 , Reply# 12   8/13/2023 at 00:12 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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One could always add a power nozzle receptacle to the body of a straight suction canister vacuum, rendering it possible then to use an electric power nozzle. But adding an electric hose and all that doesn't allow you to remove it from the machine when you want to use the machine without the power nozzle. That's what I love about the battery nozzles. Being able to add a power head to all those wonderful machines of the past that never had them.

Post# 465268 , Reply# 13   8/13/2023 at 10:47 by Dysonman1 (the county)        
For the old gal way up North

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And just like that, the Tacony nozzle is paired with my super-quiet Lewyt "Big Wheel". The machine has a viewing window, and a clear cellophane strip along the disposable bag. You can see how full the bag is getting without having to open the machine.

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Post# 465278 , Reply# 14   8/13/2023 at 23:50 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

That Lewyt is very nice!I had an adaptor made up and use my Volt nozzle with my NSS M1 vacuum!Works well!Like using it with any of my central vacs.

Post# 465284 , Reply# 15   8/14/2023 at 10:37 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Goddamnit I wish we had this sort of stuff

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In Australia, as I would absolutely love to see have some of my vacuums clean with a powerhead, although my question is when it comes to vacuums that use water filtration, is there ever a case of it cleaning “too well”? Well that I would absolutely love to see how this does on my TURBINET 3

Post# 465287 , Reply# 16   8/14/2023 at 10:50 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Yes  thats what id looove  to  do  to a shop vac that  takes  1 1/4  hose   add a pn   socket and make it a   3  in 1  




power  head  dry 

.  i added a pn  to a shopvac  but i needed a extension to power the  rug  head  id like to have it  internaal   one can  dream  of a Frankenstein  machine haha   

Post# 465289 , Reply# 17   8/14/2023 at 11:05 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
What about with one of those shop vac’s with a power takeoff

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That way when you start the power nozzle, it automatically turns on the vacuum I would actually be shocked if you guys didn’t have such a thing there

Post# 465290 , Reply# 18   8/14/2023 at 11:35 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Oooooh  now  your talking my language  im  looking for one i have  3 pn   anda few spare hose hummmmm

Post# 465370 , Reply# 19   8/18/2023 at 11:40 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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Here is a Eureka princess two finally cleaning a carpet with the "perfect" battery powered nozzle. I asked my friend if he would model it wearing pink shorts that were two times too small for him so that his thighs bulged out. He said no real man he knew wore pink shorts.

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Post# 465372 , Reply# 20   8/18/2023 at 12:42 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Why  the shorts  shorth   ??? whats that gota  do with  vacuum 





any who    its a  nice power head to add  to the  cansiter 

Post# 465381 , Reply# 21   8/19/2023 at 17:39 by eurekaexpress (Hazleton, PA)        
The Pink Shorts,

it's just another way to stir the pot and start trouble.

Post# 465382 , Reply# 22   8/19/2023 at 18:24 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Back to “Making old vacuums clean carpets”…..

Today I saw the Perfect power nozzle for the first time. A friend of mine has been selling them in his shop. He uses them to upsell with a straight suction canister if a customer returns with buyers remorse. I was really impressed with the way it digs into the carpet pile. It seems like the weight of the battery helps to push it into the pile. I’m considering one of these for my Capricorn just because it’s old and not worth buying a new SEB 236 power nozzle.

Post# 465456 , Reply# 23   8/23/2023 at 09:50 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I love the Perfect power nozzle. The battery makes it dig, as you said. What a wonderful addition to vacuums, like Hoover, that never could get the rug clean any other way. I'll definitely have it, as well as the Volt battery nozzle, out for the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Convention next month. With the film crew and the photographers for the magazine, there will be lots of folks in the Vacuum Cleaner Museum.

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