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Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:53:31 AM »
About a month ago, my stepbrother called me on his way to work saying he's found a hoover at the side of the road and chucked it in the van for me. Great I said, what is it? An early Dyson like mym used to have (my stepmum had a year old DC01 Grey when my dad met her).Ah cool, I said. Look ok? It's red and purple...Wow keep it safe, I said, and he said he would, and we ended the call. 20 minutes later he called me back saying listen, does it sound ok? He fired it up over the phone for me which I couldnt hear very well. He said it wasnt sparking, sounded ok but there was a rattle from the brushroll. Cool, thanks very much! He took it home for me that night

We went up on Monday, and I picked it up after a brief look, and got it out at my grans earlier inbetween the mahoosive rain showers Peterborough are having at the moment



I've always wanted a De Stijl, but they always go for over what I would pay. A free one, yes please!



The wand sticker is slightly faded, but apart from that the wand is pristine. Was full of sweet wrappers and fag ends though



No cyclone stickers, but looking at the plastic they've been missing for a good while as there's no sign at all



The soleplate is scratched to heck but unbroken! In quite good nick actually, I might get some wet/dry or wire wool and see if I can smooth out the damage. Suction port was half blocked though, as they all are



Someone told me all De Stijls were made on this date, and then I looked and they were correct!

Signs of a previous life



One lovely unbroken filter flap!



Yummy cyclone



Grandad found me a screwdriver and I changed the belt (of course I put spares in the car before we left...)



I took the filters out before firing it up





I cleaned it out a bit, didnt put new filters in as it would have ruined them in seconds, and popped into my grans front room...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUv0y2E43Hy" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUv0y2E43Hy</a>

They only have a Vax Mach 6 cylinder, and whilst I sorely wished I had found a Hoover Turbopower 1 rather than a dc01 as it would have bought their pile up a treat, the DC01 did well! In dire need of a stripdown and clean, but was better than my dc03 suction wise from the off! Blew out a cloud of dust when I turned it on every time though.



Packed it in the car and we came home. It's sat in the hall now, I have machines in bits that I should get together first before starting



And for now, my first De Stijl! Am in need of a nice full set of De Stijl tools for it though  :thumbsup:, and could possibly be tempted with a new brushroll if this one feels a bit low in use on my rug (which I know how it comes up so can judge the condition better than a carpet I havent vacuumed since I was 7 with a Vax 121...)
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 04:01:58 AM »
Beautiful find! Better than mine, your really fortunate :) and I cant wait for a strip down! It will look really pristine
Have fun with your new toy
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 04:03:23 AM »
PS  that amount of dust is how much I can get from vacuuming my entire downstairs with a DC14!
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 10:12:29 AM »
Eva made a mess with cake yesterday, so I grabbed the DC01!

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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 02:19:46 AM »
I stripped her down on saturday morning



Wand release apart



PAT stickers off



Top cable hook off



Hose off



Filter flap removed very carefully





and placed it very carefully out of the way since it's made of purest unobtanium!



Moved back to the top next





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Removed the chocolate blocks



Empty



Sadly this is torn, which is a shame as one can't get them anymore  :(



Cyclone seal off



The other one is glued in so I left it alone



Found another sweet wrapper that had worked its way into the filter cage



Soleplate was off next



and split



Brushroll was removed and split



The bearings are in superb condition which is nice

Bumper off



it was utterly filthy!



Housing off





Floaty bit off



Uncovered the motor



Housing seals off



Blockage flaps out



Wheels off





Bottom half wiring





Back when Dyson made smaller electrical components!





More seals off





I think its had a hard life









The rare heart is out







Onto the cyclone



It got messy



















Seals off







I then washed everything, and it dried nicely over night. Gave it all a nice first polish earlier, and popped it back together









Seals are nice and clean now





Bin shone up well too





Popped the release valves back in



and it was done





Moved on





Fed the wire in and popped the seals on



and fitted the bottom half of the assembly



I blew the motor out earlier with an airbed pump, and cleaned it off a bit so it doesnt look so bad



and closed it off



Put the release wheel back together



brushroll housing and wheels on next



Brushroll is in good condition, and is quite stiff



One end is a bit worn though, not quite sure how, the old belt was very very worn so it must have allowed it to vibrate. Sounds fine with a new belt though



Bumper cleaned up nicely





One bit of damage I noticed around here was this slight meltage from the motor spindle. It is damn tight, I can barely get the belt over it! Must have seen some long running in the past



Baseplate went back on and the bottom end was done



Top end was wired up



Getting there!



Cleaned the hose end up



and finally got the new filters out!



Had to slightly cut this one to size





The post motor filter fitted well however





I gave it a quick test fire just to check it was together fine, and the suction seems very very good, and the motor runs alot smoother now. I then noticed the plug



Much better!



She needs a final polish, and for some tools to arrive, but it looks alot better than it did!















Nearly there! Will have a little play tomorrow and see if its any better!
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 08:55:29 PM »
Awesome pics!! Hope to do the same in the winter when I get spare time.
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 09:05:19 PM »
Their lovely little projects for a couple of evenings!  Good luck!
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 10:47:48 PM »
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 10:04:26 PM »
I've had a pretty much complete DC01 De Stijl in the shed since last summer, with the intention of swapping the cyclone tops round with mine, as this one has nice stickers. Done sod all with it until saturday, when someone asked if I could refurb it and sell it to them. Couldnt refuse!

I stripped and washed the shed de stijl, then took the cyclone top off mine



Fitted that, then got the rotaty out with some power finish polish. Put a coat of wax on it after that, it looks lovely now!















It's buttery smooth now! Must get a pic with all the tools and instruction manual that someone swapped me with some old style filters for!
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 10:59:28 PM »
Cracking finish you got there.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 11:06:16 PM »
I love the colors of these machines and how interesting they look. So happy it found you and got reborn.Nice work, as always

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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 12:28:36 AM »
I have a DC01 De Stijl I need to sell but I don't want to get rid, its to nice.

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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 01:44:54 AM »
Lol Madrat, was that the one you got with the DC03 Standard as a pair in Tipton, West Midlands? I think I was gonna bid on that lol but glad its gone to a good home  ;D I assume you are local! (brum)
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Re: Bin find DC01 De Stijl
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2015, 01:42:55 PM »
 :o  Yes it was. You been monitoring my emails?  Do you work for GCHQ  :underchair:

Friend of ours who lives in Black heath picked them up for me and brought them to the caravan rally we were all on, would have vacuumed everyone's van to test them but we had no electric.

I live in Leicestershire.

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2015, 06:05:08 PM »
Lol, nah :P It's just I was interested in the pair of Dysons in Tipton, local to me in Birmingham and then later on after the auction ended I noticed you made a thread about you buying the two :D Then I lrelised instantly that it was you who bought them lol ;D
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