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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 10:35:28 PM »
Many thanks to everyone who has replied so far. It's given me some ideas, but  a new DC50 is a lot of money. Are they any good second hand?
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2017, 10:38:10 PM »
I have a used DC50 which I bought cheaply, it's an excellent machine. Just make sure you get a good working one and try it out before you buy it. Or better yet, a refurbished one.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2017, 06:48:02 PM »
I'll do a recon DC50 @ 125 delivered in case of any use.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2017, 06:57:00 PM »
That's a bargain of a price  ;)

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 09:47:18 PM »
Get a nice Sebo, miles better than any Dyson will ever be.
And, a good size for storage.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2017, 10:09:34 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for your helpful suggestions. Things have moved quickly - I spotted a DC50 on ebay in the locality. For 50 it was mine. It's now in the kitchen awaiting a proper 'get to know you' session. I'll have to look for the instructions online.
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 10:37:31 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for your helpful suggestions. Things have moved quickly - I spotted a DC50 on ebay in the locality. For 50 it was mine. It's now in the kitchen awaiting a proper 'get to know you' session. I'll have to look for the instructions online.

Sure you will love it!
My uncle has one and its amazing! as much as I prefer the older DC04 I still really like the DC50

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2017, 10:54:31 PM »
My cousin has had the DC50 ERP model for a year and a half now, so far no problems and it's brilliant
My DC50 is also doing well so far, only had it a few months but I bought it used :thumbsup:
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2017, 01:38:27 AM »
Thanks again to everyone for your helpful suggestions. Things have moved quickly - I spotted a DC50 on ebay in the locality. For 50 it was mine. It's now in the kitchen awaiting a proper 'get to know you' session. I'll have to look for the instructions online.

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2017, 02:06:27 PM »
Thanks MVacs.  I did groan to myself when I started looking at all the picture instructions, but cheered up when I found some actual words underneath!

I have rinsed out the top filter and removed the one in the ball.  This second one looks like it's made of paper - does it really need rinsing out under a tap?  Won't it disintegrate?

(Edit to add:  it's a DC50 ErP if this makes a difference)
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2017, 02:27:03 PM »
Thanks MVacs.  I did groan to myself when I started looking at all the picture instructions, but cheered up when I found some actual words underneath!

I have rinsed out the top filter and removed the one in the ball.  This second one looks like it's made of paper - does it really need rinsing out under a tap?  Won't it disintegrate?

(Edit to add:  it's a DC50 ErP if this makes a difference)

The paper looking filter is actually very strong and can be washed out as much as you want, I put mine in the washing machine and a few months later it's still as good as new! It should last the lifetime of the machine
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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2017, 10:32:59 PM »
Thanks MVacs.  I did groan to myself when I started looking at all the picture instructions, but cheered up when I found some actual words underneath!

I have rinsed out the top filter and removed the one in the ball.  This second one looks like it's made of paper - does it really need rinsing out under a tap?  Won't it disintegrate?

(Edit to add:  it's a DC50 ErP if this makes a difference)

The paper looking filter is actually very strong and can be washed out as much as you want, I put mine in the washing machine and a few months later it's still as good as new! It should last the lifetime of the machine

Shame I can't do that to my DC04's Hepa, sadly non washable on the DC04... Its as black as a black coloured black... Very black, not from my machine, the old machine it came from, However had no choise but to use it since I have no others, Probs gonna order one from Manvacs soon

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2017, 09:46:31 PM »

not from my machine, the old machine it came from, However had no choise but to use it since I have no others, Probs gonna order one from Manvacs soon

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Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »

not from my machine, the old machine it came from, However had no choise but to use it since I have no others, Probs gonna order one from Manvacs soon

Cheap skate.

Had no choice, Got a brand new white pad coming soon anyways, Decided not really too much point going HEPA. And some air refreshers too cause I love em'

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