Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Frikking Dyson

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Frikking Dyson

Old 18th Dec 2017, 21:04
  #41 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SAM. u.k.
Age: 77
Posts: 267
Bob Viking, courtesy of ARRSE
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg
robot vac.jpeg (46.2 KB, 53 views)
denachtenmai is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 21:36
  #42 (permalink)  
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 77
Posts: 16,712
Originally Posted by topradio View Post
Our local pub has installed one of those new Dyson things in the lavatory.


Bloody useless thing - blows my piss all over the place
You're supposed to put your hands in it.
Pontius Navigator is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 04:38
  #43 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Philippines and UK
Age: 73
Posts: 23
Serious word of warning. Mrs Bankangle German) will always buy or want anything from the homeland. Eventually she despaired of having to change the bags so often, and
bankangle is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 06:40
  #44 (permalink)  
Paid...Persona Grata
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Between BHX and EMA
Age: 74
Posts: 237
I now have a portable V8
Is that the 3.5 litre version?

Seriously, I recently bought 'er indoors a new portable. Despite its stupid name it works a treat. On full throttle it's powerful enough to make it quite hard to push it along the carpet, it has a reasonable battery life and the only downside is the small container for the dust - but I suppose anything larger would negate the effect of its small and light benefits.
UniFoxOs is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 07:16
  #45 (permalink)  
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 77
Posts: 16,712
Originally Posted by bankangle View Post
Serious word of warning. Mrs Bankangle German) will always buy or want anything from the homeland. Eventually she despaired of having to change the bags so often, and
And don't leave us in suspense and
Pontius Navigator is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 07:34
  #46 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 4DME
Posts: 1,962
One good thing with a Dyson is with the right tools you can easily take it to bits for maintenance and parts are quite cheap. Think Mrs ZS has just about killed the current motor so that's going to be a challenge in the new year. Will say "hover rash" is a problem with a Dyson with the weight most heating pipes in our house have a tell tale shape!
N707ZS is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 08:52
  #47 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A better place.
Posts: 1,711
Gentlemen,
tonight I can proudly report from unashamedly suburban North Shore Sydney that said frikking vacuum cleaner has been fired up, post D-check.
The bastard sounds like a new high bypass turbofan and sucks harder than a whore from the Four Floors (not very post Weinstein of me I know, but WTF).
You will be pleased to know that recommissioning involved a scientific fire up of each stage (ball first, no hose, then hose, then extension rod bit, followed by rotating carpet thrasher thingy - which had large amounts of hair from female members of household extracted in surgical like procedure involving scissors, tweezers and swearing).
At each stage, precise nasally assisted stink monitoring was performed - with negligible results.
I feel like a LAME... well a LVCME...
Will now return said `airframe' to service, signed off with no snags and crew chief like pride, and riding instructions that if any Rupert of a driver damages it, they can bloody well fix it themselves next time, and I'll be off to buy a Sebo.

Last edited by tartare; 19th Dec 2017 at 10:47.
tartare is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 10:04
  #48 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 64
Posts: 215
just about killed the current motor so that's going to be a challenge in the new year.
It's a fairly easy job with the right tools. A new motor off the internet cost
about 20 and the job took about 30 minutes to do. If I ever need to do it
again it will take about half that time.
There are some useful videos on youtube that are useful to watch first.
handsfree is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:04
  #49 (permalink)  

Avoid imitations
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wandering the FIR and cyberspace often at highly unsociable times
Posts: 12,762
followed by rotating carpet thrasher thingy - which had large amounts of hair from female members of household extracted in surgical like procedure involving scissors, tweezers and swearing).
To my knowledge, no female has ever tried untangling their own hair from one of those things.

"It's disgustingly yucky, I'm not doing that!" is what they say around these parts.
"But it's YOUR hair!" say I.
"How do you know that?"
"Because it's very long, blonde hair and wrapped around the roller dozens of times- my hair's very short and dark (or grey)!"
"Well, it's not a woman's job!"

I give up at that stage. She knows that a cup of tea helps to get stuff fixed.
ShyTorque is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:04
  #50 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 1,457
As with Linn Sondeks (record players), if Dyson are so good, why do you see so many up for sale in the newspapers?
Because they are very good and they last a long time. Normal cleaners (and record decks) don’t last so well, so they get binned after a few years because they don’t work properly and are not worth anything, unlike Dyson’s products.

Our Dysons have such strong suction you can see they lift up the carpet as they go over them - I have never seen any other make of vacuum cleaner do that. Everytime we vacuum, there is a significant amount of dust collected. Other cleaners don’t collect all the dust, they just blow it around the house.

Avoid anything damp though; I once used my DC-03 to pick up some very fine but damp plaster dust after doing DIY, and this got clogged around the motor, so for wet or dirty DIY jobs, I now have an industrial vac. Dyson's one snag is the emptying of the container. I personally don’t mind this, but women in particular do not seem to like handling dust, so if Mr Dyson could improve that, it would be appreciated, I am sure.

Dysons are also strong - while developing them, they used to throw them down the stairs of their workshop onto the concrete floor, and hit them with hammers. Dysons survived this, other makes didn’t.

The ‘supersonic’ label of the hair dryer I think refers to the fact that the motor runs so fast that the audio frequency it produces is above the human range of hearing. I too baulked at the cost of that hairdryer, but having just read Dyson’s autobiography and realised the amount of technology, design, development and after-sales support that goes into his products, I have just bought one for Mrs Uplinker for Christmas.
Uplinker is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:06
  #51 (permalink)  

Avoid imitations
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wandering the FIR and cyberspace often at highly unsociable times
Posts: 12,762
Originally Posted by radeng View Post
What exactly do they mean by 'supersonic'?
Very loud?
ShyTorque is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:10
  #52 (permalink)  

Avoid imitations
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wandering the FIR and cyberspace often at highly unsociable times
Posts: 12,762
I now have a portable V8 jobby. It's perfect for our needs. Works a treat too.
I wonder if Dyson does one of these?
ShyTorque is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:14
  #53 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 5909N 00238W (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER)
Age: 77
Posts: 811
A good many years ago I bought an 3 kilowatt electric paint-stripper. In the handbook were these invaluable words of wisdom:
"This device is not suitable for use as a hair-dryer"
ricardian is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 14:39
  #54 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: morayshire
Posts: 768
Electric paint strippers.....

.....should not be used to dry out laptops either. No 2 i/c little French submarine was doing fine waving it about until some remark in the ops room caught his attention and the waving stopped for about three seconds - which proved just enough time to melt the screen. "Oooooer missus" he said in Ffrench (especially as the CO was watching, they seemed to lack phrase for "you stupid boy"). I had a hard job keeping a straight face and refraining from comment.

The Ancient Mariner
Rossian is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 16:35
  #55 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: England
Posts: 353
OK,that's the supersonic sorted. But why the 'digital motor'?
Sallyann1234 is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 16:51
  #56 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 92
Brushless perm magnet DC motor. They all use switching regulators. Dyson just calls it 'digital' for marketing. Been around for millions of years, in all kinds of applications. My cheap-ass Dirt Devil has a 'digital' motor too.
ethicalconundrum is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 17:27
  #57 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southampton
Posts: 705
The old Kirby seemed pretty good, but they wanted stupid money for it.

"But think of how much you'll save"

Not saving anything if you give it to Kirby in the first place...
Saintsman is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 17:57
  #58 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4,945
I've gone for a central vacuum system
More powerful than any push-along and the noise is in the garage.
I had one of those when I built my own house. The only problem is the heart attack when you are under the car when the wife starts cleaning.
Fareastdriver is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 18:02
  #59 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Midwest US
Age: 64
Posts: 62
Originally Posted by tartare View Post
Gentlemen,
tonight I can proudly report from unashamedly suburban North Shore Sydney that said frikking vacuum cleaner has been fired up, post D-check.
The bastard sounds like a new high bypass turbofan and sucks harder than a whore from the Four Floors (not very post Weinstein of me I know, but WTF).
You will be pleased to know that recommissioning involved a scientific fire up of each stage (ball first, no hose, then hose, then extension rod bit, followed by rotating carpet thrasher thingy - which had large amounts of hair from female members of household extracted in surgical like procedure involving scissors, tweezers and swearing).
At each stage, precise nasally assisted stink monitoring was performed - with negligible results.
I feel like a LAME... well a LVCME...
Will now return said `airframe' to service, signed off with no snags and crew chief like pride, and riding instructions that if any Rupert of a driver damages it, they can bloody well fix it themselves next time, and I'll be off to buy a Sebo.


Don't forget a snappy salute to the crew as it rolls off of the stand....
twb3 is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2017, 19:45
  #60 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: cambridge
Posts: 26
The most powerful vacuum cleaner I have ever owned was one of these.

https://www.bigbrute.co.uk/

Our one was simply a 40 gallon drum with three motors built into the lid - three switches and you turned them on one at a time depending on how much power you needed.

The hose was about 3" in diameter and about 30' long and you could have probably have picked up a cat with it. We used it to clean the floor of a corn store.
topradio is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.