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Offline britain4

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First DC01!
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:30:20 PM »
Hello folks just introducing myself to the forum, just got my first DC01!

It's an Antarctica Solo one, given to me for free when doing a house clearance, in pretty rough cosmetic shape but the motor is good and smooth and the suction seems fine too.

Just couldn't bring myself to scrap it so a new sole plate, bin catch and set of tools are on their way to me now.

The old chap who owned it before did a variety of interesting bodges I've had to fix (plastics "fixed" by sticking a strip of copper to them with rubber cement, a luggage strap holding the bin on, etc etc) but it's not bad for its age really

Anyway will be a great workhorse for round the house (though it has a habit of blowing fluff across the floor rather than picking it up), lots more interesting than a newer one! Hope to find a nice condition DA001 or early DC01 to make pretty now :)

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Re: First DC01!
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 12:07:04 AM »


A (not so glamorous) glamour shot next to the CR02

Offline Parwaz7862

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Re: First DC01!
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 01:07:28 AM »
Very nice!

Had a driving test the other dayand drove past a house with a purple and yellow Dyson washing machine front cover/panel being thrown out, it was still there a week later too
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.

Offline britain4

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Re: First DC01!
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 09:42:59 AM »
Very nice!

Had a driving test the other dayand drove past a house with a purple and yellow Dyson washing machine front cover/panel being thrown out, it was still there a week later too

Thanks!

 :( that's a sad story, wonder what could have been wrong with it. (Though the purple front ones are a bit gopping) Shame you can't just pop them in the back of the car like the vacs haha. It's an awesome machine, huge drum and I've never seen such a thorough wash either

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Re: First DC01!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 03:44:57 PM »
 :tiphat: I love that colour dc01

Offline britain4

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Re: First DC01!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »
Aye it's nice, much tattier than the pic makes it look though

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