I seemed to have killed my wife's dyson DC01 after 5 years of using it to
tidy up after diy, still it worked well :)
I am now looking to replace the dyson with a newer model, but there are so
I need an upright for both hard floors and carpet, which one should I buy ,
but more importantly which ones should I avoid ?
currently considering the DC07 ???
I think you just lit the blue touch paper... stand back!
(cue massive thread on merits of Henry Vs Dyson)
I have a DC14 Animal (quite similar to the DC07) and an old DC01. I have
been very pleased with the DC14. It fixes all of the design niggles of
the 01, and has very decent suction. Makes a great job of carpets.
sorry let me correct my self. I have just found a Henry in coments , its the
thing with the face on.
Why should i take a product seriously when it has a face on it, unless they
do a more sensable looking upright .
I really don't get this, Handyman! No disrespect old chap, but you seem
to have a personal vendetta against Dyson.
We've had our DC01 for at least 10 years: it's great. I had to replace
one of the accessories (the little wide-mouth thingy), and recently we
had problems with the switch, which I've easily fixed myself. Both of
those are fair wear and tear.
I often wonder how people who class vacuum cleaners as "complete shite"
actually treat their tools. For example, if I've ever used our vacuum
cleaners to clean up after (say) a demolition and plastering job, I've
done so in full awareness that I'm abusing the poor blighter terribly.
Anyway: OP _wants_ an _upright_. When our Dyson finally goes to the
great recycling plant in the sky, we will be looking at Dysons and also
at Panasonics, which are often recommended here.
Not really, just 30+ years in the commercial cleaning equipment market.
Probably you are, but some kit will take that, some won't. I don't base my
opinion on how I treat a vacuum, but how the market treats them. Daily
Office Cleaning is the toughest area and the only thing that survives the
feckless, stupid operators and their ignorant tight fisted bosses is
Numatic. A Dyson wouldn't last a week.
Thats apart from the technical aspect, which I am very well clued up on.
I also know the trade very well and have seen the huge numbers of Dysons in
the repair workshops.
If you insist on an upright (strange fellow) have a look at a Sebo before
you buy anything.
Because a tub vac & a power head give all the performance advantages of an
upright with all the versatility of a tub vac.
Uprights & uprights.
Basic upright has a 'dirty fan' vac system (dirt passes through the fan
blades) and a 'bottom fill' bag - the fuller it gets, the lower the
performance. Basic upright is single motor which doesnt equate. Vac fan
needs to do about 16,000 rpm, brush needs to turn at a few hundred rpm. Old
Hoover upright your mum had is an example.
Top fill bag machines like the Oreck & Vorverk are better, suction remains
consistant. Still 'dirty fan' design.
Ultimate upright like the Sebo BS series are twin motor, top fill, clean fan
system, but heavy - 8kg. Ideal as an open country tank, will clean huge
areas rapidly, but no good in toght corners, won't clean stairs, upholstery,
cars etc that easily.
A Henry Turbo HVR200T-22 is clean fan, top fill, twin motor and will do
carpets, pet hairs, hard floors, cobwebs, the car, dust shelves, you name
it. Lighter, easier to use, takes up less space & parts are cheap as chips.
Wanna see a 'real mans upright'?
Two 1000w vac motors, a 250w brush motor, 65 cm cleaning width, coverage of
700 m2/hour. Optional filtration captures 99.94% at 0.3 microns - 40 litre
But all the inconvieneance of a tub vac - separate bits to carry about
the place, and you are tethered to the sucking bit by a hose.
Sounds almost as good as my DC14 then ;-) (also top fill, clean fan,
cleans everything (including a whole flight of stairs with the machine
at the bottom), and parts don't seem that expensive). The 4" turbine
head is also very good for stairs, cars, and upholstory etc. On the down
side it is the same weight as the Sebo, but it is easy to pick up as its
a single unit.
http://www.nilfisk-advance.co.uk/Products/VacuumCleaners/CommercialVacuumCleaners/UprightVacs/GU700A/GU700A/Introduction.aspx > Awesome!
Indeed! Wish I had the space to use it! ;-)
[Lots about vacuum cleaners...]
">Respect<", Handyman! Very interesting indeed - thanks.
Reasons we like an upright are (a) easier [on the back] to shove around
the house and (b) we like the notion of "it beats as it sweeps as it
cleans" [there: I've gone and given my age away].
I'll save your post, and we will definitely look at a powered head on a
'tub' when our [beloved!] Dyson bites the dust. [HA! "bites the dust!"
On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 23:26:22 GMT, "The Medway Handyman"
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT (CM) 104x75x97
WEIGHT (KG) 51
i.e utterly useless except where there are acres of carpet and no
Does that weight include the 23 metre long mains lead? - I've come
across shorter high voltage transmission lines.
She is probably grateful. Had you done it 4 years ago, she'd have been
That one has lasted a long time.
From the above you'll have concluded I don't think much of Dysons. You'd be
wrong, I don't think anything of Dysons- the worst domestic appliance we've
owed in 30 years.
I don't think they make uprights but our Henry is magic.
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