Well there is something in that - Ive owned three so far, and there is a
unique character to them. Smooth, powerful and slightly decadent. There
is no other car that has that particular combination, except perhaps a
bentley or roller.
Maybe Aston, buit they always look rougher round the edges.
Needless to say tho, considering ditching the barely used XKR for a more
useable estate...the web site hs no useful info at all. Merely pretty
Wait until she's asleep and beat her with a big stick while crying out "Why
buy a Dyson ?". Please don't try this if she is awake or the stick might
end up some where nasty, and I don't mean in the vacuum cleaner. :-))
I doubt there is any remedy. In my case, she definitely did not want the
free air conditioning in her new car. The nice man from the garage went to a
lot of trouble to find one in the right colour combination that had been
built without air conditioning. With the car on the way, she now wants the
air conditioning, because someone other than the nmftg and me has told her
that it really is very good at clearing a misted up windscreen quickly.
We have two, and my trusty old lightwieght gets into corners Sanyo 50
Mostly the dysons now stand idle...
(i) Too heavy to lift up the stairs
(ii) requites more fiddling to get teh hose off for corner work
Jusyt get a henry as well, 'for the workshop, its not expensive (as your
effin Dyson)' and let nature take its course.
The Dyson is a clasic example of Ditz. A very minor technivccal advance
(or not) wrapped up in a ditzy 21st century package and sold to women.
Or, as we used toi say about Microsoft, 'designed to sell, not necessarily to
or 'all chrome and tailfins'.
'All fur coat and no knickers'
We *heart* our DC07. It's the first cleaner we've had that can do the
stairs in 10 minutes AND you can leave it at the bottom while yer
cleaning. Emptying it's a breeze and you only need to wash the filters
every few months. Even my old DC01 is still going and it's been
through DIY hell and back :)
If they're *so* reliable, why have Curry's etc got a whole large display
of Dyson spares of the type you'd have to order from other makers? Don't
tell me it's a customer service - their floor space needs to make money.
I bought a Panasonic upright on the recommendation of Which. The only
thing its had apart from begs and a belt or two is the light at the front
which is rather pointless anyway.
*If you can read this, thank a teecher
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
Or maybe it's because you know how to look after it! 90% of the dysons
that get brought in to the shop for repair are blocked up, either in
the tubes or the filters are solid. Nearly everyone comes in and just
says "it just stopped working, I cleaned all the filters yesterday".
First thing out of the machine is the filter, packed solid with 2
years of crap, lying bastards. Bloody customers!!
The filter in a Dyson traps dust which would go straight through
a cloth or paper bag. This is really easy to demonstrate -- clean
the Dyson filter with a bagged vacuum cleaner with a new/clean bag,
and you won't find the dust in the dust bag. Actually, if you look
closely and there's enough of it, you'll see it shoot out of the
exhaust of the bagged cleaner. Been there, done that ;-)
This is not my experience. I bought a DC04 which, although not
bought for this purpose, has been used entirely for cleaning
up building work, often plastering, for 4 years, and has worked
fine. With this sort of dust, some very fine dust which the cyclone
can't extract ends up in the foam filter. It takes about a day,
perhaps 4-5 canisters of plaster dust, before the thickness of
plaster trapped in the foam filter works its way through to the
other side of the foam. Even then, I've never had the Dyson
On 28 Jan 2004 23:12:14 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew
There's also the bit in The Fine Manual that says the machine
shouldn't be used for sucking up fine plaster dust.....
Mine's clogged once or twice, but it wasn't designed to do that so
On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:41:13 +0000, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Yes but there is dust and dust. House dust (principally dead skin
cells) isn't particulary fine and doesn't set like fine plaster dust,
which is very fine, does.
We have a DC04, very pleased with it apart from the size of the
cansister. Starting from empty it's full by the time you've vacumed
the whole house. Washing the filter every 6 months isn't a problem and
every vacum I've had as required the beater bar to be dethreaded every
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
Vacuum cleaners have filter bags which are supposed to let the air
thru, but trap the dust.
These filters have a pre-defined filtration size. If the dust
particles are smaller than that size then they whizz straight thru,
invariably producing a sort of smoke made of dust.
I imagine you need some sort of scrubber for very fine dust, however I
have no knowledge of scrubbers (cue follow on comments about loose
Sending email to my published email address isn't
guaranteed to reach me.
That is correct, most people take it as a statement, not a
recomendation. I sold a DC07 to my sister who refused to believe that
because she used it more than average she would have to clean the
filter out more often. She also pointed out that she never cleaned the
filter out in the old vacuum she had that wasn't that old, that would
be why it stopped working, overheats and cuts out all the time then!
I've since ceased to support complaints from daft people, especially
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