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Title: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie on February 14, 2017, 03:18:42 PM
It's my birthday soon and we need a vacuum cleaner for our narrowboat. I'm thinking small but it has to work properly, like a Dyson. Bin capacity not important and would prefer mains rather than rechargeable. Any ideas?
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Madrat on February 14, 2017, 04:46:34 PM
Depending on storage, you need a small ball or the smallest cylinder.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Elgin on February 14, 2017, 05:52:15 PM
Usually I recommend a DC04 or 07 or 14, but since its a boat this won't really work too well.
I think the DC50 will be a good choice, Small, Mains operated, Easy to maneuver etc
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: mrdyson on February 14, 2017, 06:02:37 PM
Do you prefer upright or cylinder machines?
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie on February 14, 2017, 10:34:37 PM
I prefer a cylinder machine - I like to get down on my hands and knees!
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: DC01020304vacs on February 14, 2017, 10:59:09 PM
It's my birthday soon and we need a vacuum cleaner for our narrowboat. I'm thinking small but it has to work properly, like a Dyson. Bin capacity not important and would prefer mains rather than rechargeable. Any ideas?

I think it would be good to discuss what floor types you have??
Carpets would benefit from a Turbo/Turbine head and likewise hard floors are better with combi or parquet floor tools.
Depending on what you come back with may change my suggestion.

Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie on February 14, 2017, 11:16:53 PM
Floor is mostly wood, but there's a rug which shows all the dirt. But I usually use a crevice tool on everything.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: DC01020304vacs on February 14, 2017, 11:25:38 PM
Floor is mostly wood, but there's a rug which shows all the dirt. But I usually use a crevice tool on everything.

I would go for a DC05 unless you want a newer fancier model. a DC05 has good suction and is of a reasonable size.

DC22 and DC26 are the newer smaller models.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie on February 14, 2017, 11:36:20 PM
Well, that's interesting! DC05 is our home machine. I'm looking for something smaller for the boat. I'll have a look at the other two you mention.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Elgin on February 15, 2017, 12:05:16 AM
Well, that's interesting! DC05 is our home machine. I'm looking for something smaller for the boat. I'll have a look at the other two you mention.
See if you could try a DC50 somehow?
Borrow a friends for a few mins if they have one?
I think the DC50 would be best for a boat personally.
But of course its the owners decision depending on whats reccomended.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 15, 2017, 02:46:15 AM
Hi,

I own a DC26 and a DC50. The DC26 is a mini cylinder vacuum with good suction (slightly less than your DC05 but still close enough with an approx 50 AW difference. The DC26 is very lightweight ans is so small it's roughly the same size as an A4 paper! It features a flatout head which is great for getting under the lowest of furniture.

The DC50 is a pretty good mini upright which is also lightweight. Very good performance from this machine despite the low suction due to the clever design of the active base plate, for example.

Any questions please feel free to ask ;)
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: mrdyson on February 15, 2017, 09:55:50 AM
As Parwaz mentioned, the DC26 is a good shout.

If you like the look and style of the DC26, you could also look at the DC39 or the DC47 which are newer 'ball' models of a similar size.

All three of these models have the similar hose and wand set up. If, for storage reasons, you wanted something that wraps around itself the DC22 would be a good shout - this can come with either a low reach head on the allergy and multi floor models or a turbine head on the animal models.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: AdamF on February 15, 2017, 10:21:44 AM
As already mentioned above the Dc50 is a nice little dyson as the handle retracts into the body like the Dc24 so storage on a narrowboat would be easier than the hose on a cylinder.

Hope you find what your looking for.

Regards Adam

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 15, 2017, 04:05:20 PM
I just remembered- You could also look at the DC49 which is basically a DC26 but with a ball, a carbon fibre turbine head, a digital motor which is VERY quiet and still has great suction :) These aren't that popular TBH and have been discontinued I believe.

As MrDyson mentioned, the DC39 is amazing. We have one at home; the DC39 animal. It's quiet, the triggerhead does a great job at picking up and grooms carpets quite good. The brushbar can be controlled by the handle to be switched off for hard floors and delicate surfaces. The suction is very powerful, a bit more than your DC05 and it doesn't get stuck in doorways thanks to it's clever swivel steering hose and ball design. It's an improvement over the DC05 in most ways, I would recommend it. A bit large but it's worth it
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Madrat on February 15, 2017, 08:31:12 PM
If you only have 1 rug, I would go for a handheld of some kind, perhaps one with a motorised brush for the rug.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie 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?
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Parwaz7862 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.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: MVacs on February 16, 2017, 06:48:02 PM
I'll do a recon DC50 @ 125 delivered in case of any use.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: mrdyson on February 16, 2017, 06:57:00 PM
That's a bargain of a price  ;)
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: RustySkull 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.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie 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.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Elgin 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
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Parwaz7862 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:
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: MVacs 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.

They are here: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,2.0.html
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Halfie 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)
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Parwaz7862 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
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Elgin 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
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: RustySkull 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

Cheap skate.
Title: Re: We need a small Dyson for our narrowboat. Which should we choose?
Post by: Elgin 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'