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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 05:22:32 PM »
I built a special drying tunnel using an industrial fan, takes about 5 min to dty them out

Where are the photos of this you promised us?


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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 08:51:53 PM »
Haha been so busy I'll put these up soon, I have two drying systems one for drying the machine parts and one for drying out dc07 cyclones
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2011, 12:21:48 AM »
S0 easy to repair, just takes ages for the Cyclones to dry out after giving them a good blasting!

We have a small indoor tent with a radiator in and an extractor. We stack them all in there after steam cleaning and they are dry overnight.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2011, 12:04:45 AM »
So, 33% of people preferring the DC07 up to now.  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2011, 07:06:33 PM »
Old DC05 and new DC31 Animal.



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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2011, 11:48:41 PM »
Old DC05 and new DC31 Animal.

There's still loads of DC05's about, and no shortage of spare parts for them.  :thumbsup:

How do you find the DC31? We don't see so many of those hand helds.

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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2011, 12:07:22 AM »

There's still loads of DC05's about, and no shortage of spare parts for them.  :thumbsup:

How do you find the DC31? We don't see so many of those hand helds.

It's very good, vastly superior to any of the other cheaper mini-vac type things I've had over the years.

How it compares with a similarly priced alternative if there is one I don't know, but it's good enough to do the stairs in a few minutes and unless they were very dirty you wouldn't know a hand held had done the job. Its booster switch provides more power and the charger only uses juice when actively charging so as there's no carbon footprint at rest I can just leave it plugged in and it's always ready. Altogether a thoughtfully designed piece of kit imo.

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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2011, 12:34:04 AM »
We don't sell the hand-helds. We do repair the odd one. But batteries are quite expensive, chargers tend to fail and if they suck up a bit of water they are killed stone dead. Parts are not as plentiful as with other ones either. We have had quite a few with fried circuit boards in them.

Tellingly, the warranty on them is shorter too.

All that just kinda put us off supporting them as a product.  :underchair:

But to be fair, most of our experience is with the early ones like the DC16. Perhaps later ones improved somewhat?

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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2011, 12:10:58 PM »
But batteries are quite expensive, chargers tend to fail and if they suck up a bit of water they are killed stone dead. Parts are not as plentiful as with other ones either. We have had quite a few with fried circuit boards in them.

Tellingly, the warranty on them is shorter too.

Hmmm... some useful if not scary info there - thanks very much... erm I think lol

Do you feel my practice of leaving it plugged in all the time is likely to give me a potentially shorter battery & charger life than planning ahead and charging immediately before use each time? I don't use it a lot so I'm now thinking I might be better not having it on all the time. Having said that I just checked and it's been plugged in for about 18 months so far and is fine (touches wood).


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Perhaps later ones improved somewhat?

If that isn't the case you'll likely be the second to know  :o

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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2011, 04:57:39 PM »
Do you feel my practice of leaving it plugged in all the time is likely to give me a potentially shorter battery & charger life than planning ahead and charging immediately before use each time? I don't use it a lot so I'm now thinking I might be better not having it on all the time. Having said that I just checked and it's been plugged in for about 18 months so far and is fine (touches wood).

I think they are a Ni-Cad battery and a smart charger, so that prevents them from being overcharged. Letting them naturally discharge and then sit empty is more likely to shorten a battery's life IMO.

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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2012, 02:13:52 PM »
you need to add the new dysons to the list
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2012, 09:01:35 PM »
I chose my DC14.  :icon_nod:

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2012, 10:01:51 PM »
Well I have the DC08, but I fell in love with the priciple many years ago, when in Bristol I saw the very first model. I didn't buy it as the model fell in pieces when it was demonstrated to me  :'( The shopmanager was not pleased at all and murmured something about production start problems.

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2012, 08:35:20 PM »
DC=07 anytime for me,  ;)

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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2012, 07:53:00 PM »
My favourite would have to be the DC04. It is the most reliable vacuum I have ever encountered (apart from the Miele uprights, but they weigh about 10kg) and it is very tough. It is subjected to regular use - every day in our house. It still functions like new and it has tremendous suction power.

I would have picked the DC01 but the cyclone is not as efficient - the cyclone does not spin as much fine dust into the bin vs the internal cyclone part - which in the DC01 is mainly full of carpet fiber. This seems to have been solved on the DC04 but the cyclone looks identical - other than that it has the fins around the outer part of the bin insert (maybe this is it since they later added this to the 01) and you have to replace the filters - solved this by cutting up a spare DC04 washable filter to fit the 01 in both places - much better  ;)

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