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by Grandad99
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Replacement for a very old mixer shower
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Replacement for a very old mixer shower

Thanks stoneyboy.
2 problems - the dials are binding against each other and the flow is becoming a trickle. I suspect that it is beyond repair.
by Grandad99
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Replacement for a very old mixer shower
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Replacement for a very old mixer shower

The bathroom wall that the existing Mira 8 shower is fitted into backs on the the wall of the airing cupboard down which the main pipes run so I suspect that it will be a straightforward job for a plumber to fit a replacement. (Mira no longer stock spare parts for it) My query is for help to identif...
by Grandad99
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Workwear and Safety Clothing Forum
Topic: Lightweight safety gloves
Replies: 0
Views: 3249

Lightweight safety gloves

I'm looking for a safety glove that protects against seriously sharp objects but still allows a good level of dexterity with the fingers.

Lightweight chain mail would be perfect!
by Grandad99
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Looking for dark brown 1.5 basin granite kitchen sink
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Looking for dark brown 1.5 basin granite kitchen sink

Our current sink is many years old and looks it. It's a standard 1000x500 size.

Looking at many suppliers websites I get the impression that it a far from popular colour. Does anyone know where I can get one - preferably not too expensive.
by Grandad99
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Help with quantities
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Help with quantities

Making a base for a 7' x 5' shed. Limited DIY skills so have looked at instructions on websites and Youtube. They all start by cutting the base in a lawn! Mine is in a sloping border in the corner of the garden but have sussed that. Once the soil is level and compacted I will use a 2" deep dry ...
by Grandad99
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Threads on rods
Replies: 0
Views: 1776

Threads on rods

I have 2 sets of drain/chimney rods, ages around 40 and 80 years (I bought one set then inherited dad's). I discovered when trying to extend one set that they have slightly different threads. Trying to clear a blockage recently the "corkscrew" attachment came off. A Home Serve plumber jett...
by Grandad99
Fri May 29, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Using a laser measure
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: Using a laser measure

Thanks stoneyboy.

I'll make sure that I buy one that includes the pads
by Grandad99
Wed May 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Using a laser measure
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Using a laser measure

Measuring for a patio my extra long tape has jammed when rewinding. Can't be bothered to try to sort it as it's a good reason to get a modern laser one. However all the illustrations in the adverts show them being used on solid objects and I wonder if they can be used to measure various points at gr...
by Grandad99
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Fitting Replacement Danfoss FP715si Programmer
Replies: 2
Views: 8558

Re: Fitting Replacement Danfoss FP715si Programmer

Many thanks for a helpful reply.
Before calling a plumber I'd like to try tapping the valve - I presume it is part of the collection of pipes and controls around the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. How do I recognise it?
by Grandad99
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Fitting Replacement Danfoss FP715si Programmer
Replies: 2
Views: 8558

Fitting Replacement Danfoss FP715si Programmer

Discovered during the night that the central heating was still on despite the programmer indicator light being off. Turned the thermostat right down but heating stayed on. Time for a new programmer. Relieved to see that this programmer is still available but thanks to coronavirus getting a tradesman...
by Grandad99
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?

Thanks ericmark.

I think it will have to be a replacement switch and lose the dimmer facility.
by Grandad99
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?

Thanks.

Need it bright for reading but more restful at other times.
by Grandad99
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Led Bulbs, do the Ones I Want Exist?

Current setup is a 3 arm hanging light with 60 watt opal B22 incandescent bulbs and 2 2arm wall lights with 40 watt opal B15 bulbs. One dimmer switch for the wall lights, another for the ceiling one. I'm trying to find LED replacements. but increasing the ceiling bulbs to 100watt as my wife has deve...
by Grandad99
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Do Single Operation (turn off) Timers Exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: Do Single Operation (turn off) Timers Exist?

Thanks - will go with the mechanical timer.
by Grandad99
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Do Single Operation (turn off) Timers Exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Do Single Operation (turn off) Timers Exist?

Is there such a thing? The only timer that I have switches on and off at selected times, I want to just switch off. The battery in my electric bike is built into the frame so I have to charge it in the shed. For peace of mind I would like to make sure that the power is turned off even if I forget to...
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