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Re: My first DC04 Zorbster!
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2017, 12:29:49 AM »
Making sure the rubber seals sit properly

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I seem to have not got a picture of the fugging mint second hand motor I got for it... So here it is fitted to the motor housing  8)

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Cleaned up nicely though, diffuser bracket screwed in

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Speed switch fitted

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And all that was refitted to the chassis



Wheels fitted

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Changeover valve stuffs refitted

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Hopper vibration pad fitted

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Then the clamp's big spring

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Re: My first DC04 Zorbster!
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 12:44:42 AM »
Clamp fitted

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Then the clutch, and ah  :censored: I forgot the clutch had to go in before the head...

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That's better,

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but it kept falling out so I popped a screw in just to keep it in place

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And back on with the head and on with the cover!

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When I tried to take the brushroll apart, I found both bearings were pretty ruined, and it was just so damn soft, so I put a much better used one on! Sadly, not in purple...

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Back on with the baseplate

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Back on with the cable

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Back together with the wand

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Re: My first DC04 Zorbster!
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 12:57:03 AM »
Done!



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Faded to buggary, but spotless and working well



I might have mentioned it, but I got given a brand new zorb hopper and 2 tubs of zorb in the past too, by a lady who'se DC25 I fettled. Gave one tub to George for his NIB Zorbster, and kept one!



So, one after video

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpU91H8JAQ" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpU91H8JAQ</a>

And despite NEVER having used zorb before, I quickly formed my initial opinions of it... Especially when you dont wait for it to dry before vacuuming it up...

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And then I used it for October! Because I had plans, so it may as well have been out and ready!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qikRvG-Hkz4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qikRvG-Hkz4</a>

My cunning plan was a nice detailed Zorb video, what with us having a filthy beige carpet, it was a good test bed. But I happened upon some vintage DA/DC01 era Zorb!



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Re: My first DC04 Zorbster!
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 01:01:54 AM »


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Shame the box was trashed, and it didnt have the bottle of spray, but for 5 I'm happy with it! So I started to plan my demonstration video, and thought Ooooh, I'd best get the crap brush they had to demonstrate that as well, so for another 3, I got this box, a DC03/04 Cleaning Kit

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Which just had the brush in, I already had the tub of powder!

Finally, just incase my early 90's or late 90's stuff had gone off I got a pack of brand new, 2017 powder, and put this video together!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWud1onr8PE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWud1onr8PE</a>

Which had predictable results!

But, either way, it gave me a good excuse to use a DC04 Zorbster for Zorbing! I'm going to flog the machine on facebook soon, as it's pretty cruddy, will keep the hopper though, and do have more Zorb videos planned, including a VS with Duo-P and Kobosan, but I'll use another vac to brush that in etc!
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