Thread Number: 44877
/ Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
TriStar CXL Retro Mod With a Central Vacuum Motor
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|Post# 465884   9/6/2023 at 13:11 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )  || |
I have seen this subject talked about before but I only actually know if one other person who's done it.
So I present to you my TriStar CXL retro-mod with a VacuFlo DB5000 Central vacuum motor crammed into its poor little body.
I believe I'm going to have to get some sound deadening and install it in the future. But it really has quite a pleasant sound to it.
65" Working vacuum now that the motor is broken in and 101" sealed suction at the end of the hose.
Absolutely insane numbers to see here a mile above sea level in a portable vacuum.
I do worry that I might be consuming a little bit more than 12 amps.
Also I modified the hose to take the standard Central Vacuum pattern of button lock.
Below are a few quick cell phone videos of the thing in action.
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|Post# 465890 , Reply# 1   9/6/2023 at 15:56 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )  || |
Hummm looks good to me seems to work good with the new motor and power head nice .
My C8 works good with the motor i got in her now think its a 116311-01 replacement got it from ebay . I am not sure how powerful it is compare to yours , but with the VAC hepa bags shes working trouble free since .
The floor tool sucks to the floor i like it when it quits i might super charge it like you did .
Keep me posted on how it goes id love to see a mess test with it .
|Post# 467178 , Reply# 2   10/30/2023 at 12:19 by Compact6epb (Florida)  || |
Any new updates? Have you had a chance to test it out further?
I replaced the motor in my C6 epb from the Compact/Tristar distributer. Cleaning well for a 61 year old vacuum.
|Post# 467179 , Reply# 3   10/30/2023 at 12:31 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )  || |
|Post# 467254 , Reply# 4   11/2/2023 at 14:01 by jade_angel (Fort Collins, CO)  || |
VacuFlo says that model uses max 13.2 amps, so as long as the PN isn't too beastly, that shouldn't draw more than 15A normally!
Still, I'd wanna plug it into a 20A circuit and use a 14ga cord just to be sure, but hey! Heck of a mod, either way.