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Dyson Models => Cylinder & Canister Dysons => Topic started by: dragoncurt on May 23, 2016, 06:15:31 AM

Title: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 23, 2016, 06:15:31 AM
Did not get the DC19 so went on Ebay and won the DC11 for 26 . Which I think is a win win. :) 

Are these good as I like the look of it and I am trying to get a collection going.

Thanks
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: beko1987 on May 23, 2016, 10:33:53 AM
I'm not a fan of the DC11 from a useability point of view, the cyclone entry clogs up, the hose is too short, the extension tubes are fooking bulky, the whole thing is clunky

As a collectors piece, crack on! I have one in the shed that needs all 3 small tools and the floor head - no chance, I got given a DC19 with a blown motor (again, too battered to re-sell), but Amys Aunt needs a vac so will remove the motor from the 11, and maybe a few other bits and tip the rest. The DC19 has no small tools either, but being Amys Aunt I can put any old tools with it!

Title: Re: DC11
Post by: MVacs on May 23, 2016, 10:38:24 AM
I'm in the market for a mint DC11 if anyone has one.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: beko1987 on May 23, 2016, 10:42:50 AM
Mine isn't mint! Although if you need any bits, I need to rip the DC05 apart I have for some bits for you
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 23, 2016, 11:28:08 AM
I'm not a fan of the DC11 from a useability point of view, the cyclone entry clogs up, the hose is too short, the extension tubes are fooking bulky, the whole thing is clunky

As a collectors piece, crack on! I have one in the shed that needs all 3 small tools and the floor head - no chance, I got given a DC19 with a blown motor (again, too battered to re-sell), but Amys Aunt needs a vac so will remove the motor from the 11, and maybe a few other bits and tip the rest. The DC19 has no small tools either, but being Amys Aunt I can put any old tools with it!

Oh so for the general use of it, does not it work good then. As I could just tell him to cancel it as I have not paid yet.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 23, 2016, 04:15:36 PM
DC11's aren't the best vacuum but they are no really bad either, but a Dyson DC08 or a DC19/DC20 is MUCH better to use, more reliable, more user friendly, more common and more easier to fix if anything goes wrong with them.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: DC01020304vacs on May 23, 2016, 05:39:29 PM
I must be the odd one out here! I like the DC11 I have an excellent condition BOXED 'Allergy' with brand new Turbine Head and the paperwork in storage (Sorry Mvacs I cant part with it).

I used to have a DC11 All Floors as a daily vacuum. Quite good for upstairs vacuuming.

I went to a vacuum dealer recently and apparently there is something special about the DC11 motor they use, it lasts for ages or something. He can sell a bulk lot of DC11 for s. Just for the motors.



Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 23, 2016, 06:36:06 PM
Cool! I want a very reliable DC14 motor, they just seem to always burn out. Kind of off topic but i know there's a non genuine Qtex motor which lasts longer than a Dyson Genuine one but IDK which one?
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Madrat on May 23, 2016, 08:26:51 PM
I like the dc11, it is a bit clunky but performance is as good as a dc08/19
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 24, 2016, 12:39:24 AM
I like the dc11, it is a bit clunky but performance is as good as a dc08/19

Would you say it is worth 26 then. Thanks
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 24, 2016, 12:46:35 AM
I don't think i's a bad vacuum, but if you're going to vacuum hair/strings i can get caught between the two bins so you will have to unclog that because by the time it gets full it's gonna be a big clump of it
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 24, 2016, 02:05:13 AM
I don't think i's a bad vacuum, but if you're going to vacuum hair/strings i can get caught between the two bins so you will have to unclog that because by the time it gets full it's gonna be a big clump of it

Oh looks like it would as the clycome looks a lot different than the average dyson cylinder . thanks
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Madrat on May 24, 2016, 12:40:47 PM
Definitely worth 26 try it, if you don't like it re sell it.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: MVacs on May 24, 2016, 03:15:41 PM
Surprising who reads here. Today a bloke rolled in and said, "I read you want a turquoise DC11", and a deal was done for these two........

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Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 24, 2016, 04:22:16 PM
Surprising who reads here. Today a bloke rolled in and said, "I read you want a turquoise DC11", and a deal was done for these two........

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More people than we now. And they look good by the way
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: beko1987 on May 24, 2016, 05:08:06 PM
Best get some more shelves up in the museum!
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: MVacs on May 24, 2016, 05:38:33 PM
Aye, turquoise one is only missing the crevice tool. The yellow one is complete enough to do assuming the head works.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: beko1987 on May 24, 2016, 05:48:56 PM
I'm sure you'll come across one of those in time!
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: MVacs on May 24, 2016, 07:29:33 PM
I'm sure you'll come across one of those in time!

I think you need that yellow one in your life. Could send that old Sebo you have back in the box in exchange for the DC11 and some spares.  :whist11:
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 24, 2016, 10:53:03 PM
Wow! Nice one ;D
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: RustySkull on May 28, 2016, 12:24:41 PM
You'll be surprised how many people read the posts but don't comment or even make an account.
I read threads and posts most days but I don't post unless I have something to say. Some people like to just read and then move on ;)

Also, those look interesting haha.
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 28, 2016, 01:58:52 PM
You'll be surprised how many people read the posts but don't comment or even make an account.
I read threads and posts most days but I don't post unless I have something to say. Some people like to just read and then move on ;)

Also, those look interesting haha.

Hi. Cool I have seen your youtube videos. I enjoy them. :)
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: RustySkull on May 28, 2016, 05:00:44 PM

Hi. Cool I have seen your youtube videos. I enjoy them. :)

Have you really? Well many thanks indeed it's always nice to speak to a fan ;)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: dragoncurt on May 28, 2016, 05:27:13 PM

Hi. Cool I have seen your youtube videos. I enjoy them. :)

Have you really? Well many thanks indeed it's always nice to speak to a fan ;)  :thumbsup:

Yh I enjoy them. Keep them up :) Thanks 
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: RustySkull on May 28, 2016, 08:55:42 PM
I will don't worry about that ;)
Title: Re: DC11
Post by: beko1987 on May 28, 2016, 09:00:48 PM
I'm sure you'll come across one of those in time!

I think you need that yellow one in your life. Could send that old Sebo you have back in the box in exchange for the DC11 and some spares.  :whist11:

Nah,  your alright ta! I took the motor out of my dc11 earlier to fit it in a dc19,  the rest is on the grass awaiting the tip, along with the shell of a numatic bertie,  and a dc05 that I need to get the motor housing  and rubbers out of for you (don't think the motor works though,  may have a look tomorrow).

Loads more room in the shed,  which is good as I got a Vaclensa yesterday...

I need to start working through the stuff I have really,  had vacs in there for near 2 years now!

Anyone need any dc11 or dc05 bits?