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Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« on: January 16, 2021, 08:25:13 PM »
Next on my list of things to write up is the 1996 Numatic Henry I got from Dilys at Autovac, when the shop sadly closed down

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It looked really good, but was hiding a bit of a secret...


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For some reason, the motor fan was completely smashed up!

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Which probably explains why it was in the back room of a vac repair shop! Pic of the label for prosperity

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Then some new parts were obtained and eventually it was time to be refurbished!



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First thing to do was flip it over and remove the outer screws

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To get the hat off

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The handle pops out on one side and twists to get the other end unhooked

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 08:28:14 PM »
The remains of a PAT label still there

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Cord reel next

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Undo the 3 screws

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And the cap comes off

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On one this old the winder knob is also just one screw

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The mains cable screws can be removed now

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And the flex removed

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The wiring information label was still there! properly battered after 20+ years of being inside the reel but there none the less!

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The plug has a hint of not being original about it

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 08:33:11 PM »
Was a nice plug though

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It came apart very nicely indeed

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Switches now

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The supressor was blown too

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Everything can be unplugged

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And the switch removed

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Power socket and it's wires come out now

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Next to come out are the wheels that help the cord reel spin

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Now we get filthy and undo the motor housing itself...

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 08:37:18 PM »
It was like death itself inside

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The sound insulation was sticky with carbon dust

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Up under this plate is the cord reel contacts. The plate twists off

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Revealing the next part of the loom

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With all that unplugged, the cord reel contacts themselves can be pushed out from below

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Body clips removed

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And we can remove the motor

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Rubber gaskets off

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And we can refurbish this motor that's inside of it, I can't remember when or why I fitted it but meh, it needs a good rebuild

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 08:40:05 PM »
Fancase off

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Fan and Washers off

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Air guide removed

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We now need to remove the carbon brush holders from the coil wires

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Then the holders from the motor

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Then with 2 last bolts we can knock the rest apart and wash half and leave half dry

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Moving down to the bottom half now, and we can remove the really nice filter

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Toss the bag

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And pull the bag connector off

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 08:43:50 PM »
The front wheels can come off now

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And the back

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Everything is now apart, it all got washed, dried and polished! Whilst that all happened I washed the motor fan...

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That's just boiling water and washing up liquid! Took 3 of those and a swill in tardis to get it clean! The sound deadening was no better, several buckets of this and a trip through the washing machine before I classed it as good enough

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Then with everything polished

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And buffed



I popped the dust cap off the motor bearings

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And added fresh grease

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 08:48:30 PM »
Everything was ready for re-assembly

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And I started with the motor as it's still a filthy job even after cleaning

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Coil goes onto the bottom plate

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2 of the coil wires had broken and weren't long enough so some scrap cable was procured

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And soldered to extend the tails

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The armature and top can go on now

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Carbon brush holders are reconnected to either where they should be

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or my bodge

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Either way it works well!

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 08:52:00 PM »
Time to make it move some air now

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Spacer

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Washer

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Fan washer and nut

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Fan case tapped back on

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Back to the bottom now, for the rear wheels to go back on

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Then the front

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Bag holder pushes in nicely

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And that's the base done!
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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 09:01:58 PM »
Slap the filter on

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And we can move onto the top part, starting with the bottom of the top

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Fancase motor seal goes in first

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Then the motor sits on there. I cleaned up the thermal cut out sensor

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And attached the wires

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Then fiddled with the top seal which is easier to do before you plug the wires in...

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That part done, we need to refit the cord reel rings to the top of the motor housing

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Line up all the tabs and push down

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2021, 09:09:01 PM »
From the underside, the wires can be plugged back in

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Then the cover put back on



The now fabric  feeling sound deadening can go back in now

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Then, once the cables are fixed into their routing holes, the whole lot can be pushed down. Then lifted, as it only fits fully if the top motor seal is correctly orientated...

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Little drop of grease on the cord reel wheels makes them nice and quiet



And stops them falling out if you tip the machine up

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Switch and PTO socket wired up (that supressor can't have been blown as there it is now! I must be thinking of another Numatic...)

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All the clean shiny wires can be covered up now with this

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And we can turn our attention back to the cord reel, and wire the flex back up, and route the cable

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2021, 09:12:44 PM »
With the top and knob fitted the cord reel can be dropped into place

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Then the hat and handle are fitted. Job done etc, I also fixed an hose for it

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And gave it al la nice coat of wax, at the same time it seems as doing the ManchesterVacs Hoover Junior...

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Only 30 years between the two!

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And it looked fab. HOWEVER, the eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed the lack of tools. Well, a thing happened to fix that



And the motor sounded terrible so I got these too (still got the tube of grease too (04/2019 I did this), half left now...)

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2021, 09:15:00 PM »
I fitted the bearings first

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And it ran much better! Time to refurbish the tools

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And find a more age-appropriate hose end

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The wands are very clean

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2021, 09:18:26 PM »
But was the floortool as clean?

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Yep!

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No rust, just dirt

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Brush layer was nice and clean too

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Bar a bit of dirt here and there it was a very nice floor tool. Until I realised both centre standoffs had snapped off, which is common on these heads...

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Bit of rust here

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And the print has faded from the pedal legends

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But, not bad still. It all got washed and slightly polished

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I glued the standoffs back on

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2021, 09:22:24 PM »
Put the bristles back into the brand new old style dusting brush (this came in a box of KIrby Heritage tools IIRC...)

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If not brand new then very little use

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I slid the brushes onto the old Upholstry tool I found for it

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And... chucked a new cheap pattern crevice tool at it as I didn't have a nice older one...

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It's fine, no one cared. The wands got a bit of a brighten up

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As did the base plate

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Then it all got put back together

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I over-tightened the sodding screws...

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Nicer hose end goes onto the hose

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Re: Numatic Henry HVR200 (1996) - Restoration!
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2021, 09:29:04 PM »
And it's done, my 1996 Henry with tools as age-appropriate as I could find, and thank you to all the Numatic collectors who helped me with that task! Bar the not nice hose, it looked quite good!

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We dailied it for a bit



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Looking at this picture now is astonishing, that self same rug is fully worn out and fit for the bin now, every vacuum skips across it. Back when it was new...

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He's come up alright!


I even used him for 12 Vacuums 12 Months 2019!


Where I'd found a nice old crevice tool by then!



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