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02-26-19, 02:14 PM
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Posted By david_c

By the way ... I am to infer - from your...

By the way ...

I am to infer - from your response - that these door handles don't actually have internal springs?

(that they rely on the springs in the mortise locks instead?)
02-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By david_c

Hi John. Thanks for your reply. I actually tried...

Hi John. Thanks for your reply. I actually tried swapping the mortise lock itself for a new one - as I thought the spring inside that might be problematic as well. From what I recall I didn't see a...
02-26-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By david_c

Antique door handle - no circlip - how to replace spring

Hello. We have an old cast-iron door handle (see pictures) which has started to 'sag' over the last few months. The handle does not return to the closed position after the door is opened - even with...
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By david_c

Thanks. I just checked the motor and it looks...

Thanks. I just checked the motor and it looks like that needs to be replaced (resistance readings are outside expected range + brushes look very worn).
I didn't notice any issue with the bearing...
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Views: 455
Posted By david_c

Zanussi ZWF10070W washing machine not starting cycles

I have a Zanussi washing machine, ZWF10070W, approx. 10 - 12 years old. It has not been starting cycles recently. The only cycle that (partly) works is the 'drain cycle' - but even that doesn't seem...
05-24-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By david_c

Thanks for the advice and feedback. I probably...

Thanks for the advice and feedback. I probably don't need a production crimper at this point, so - if removable dies are generally used only with production crimpers - I'll probably just get a...
05-09-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By david_c

Molex / JST crimping dies

Hi all. I am thinking of getting a Molex or JST crimping tool and am just wondering ...

Is it possible to get just the crimping dies themselves - rather than the entire tools, at a reasonable...
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Views: 956
Posted By david_c

Shower-type attachments for bath and water pressure

Hi all. A brief question on behalf of an acquaintance if I may ...

A shower-type attachment is to be used in her new bath but she is worried that the water pressure in the bath won't be...
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Views: 6,157
Posted By david_c

Ok. The opinions seem fairly unanimous - thumbs...

Ok. The opinions seem fairly unanimous - thumbs down for a non-welding repair.

Thanks for your input.
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Views: 6,157
Posted By david_c

Hi Mark. It's a step ladder, yes. The break is...

Hi Mark. It's a step ladder, yes. The break is about half-way up if I recall correctly.
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Posted By david_c

Aluminium ladder with broken rail

We have an aluminium ladder with a snapped leg/rail. (See images below.)

What's the best way to fasten this (that doesn't involve welding preferably)?

A strip to cross the gap + some sort of...
08-13-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By david_c

Thanks chandler. In the end, I actually...

Thanks chandler.

In the end, I actually decided on a filter that is specifically designated for undersink use.

This is to replace a filter that we already have installed - so the valves, etc....
08-11-11, 01:26 AM
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Views: 592
Posted By david_c

Fridge water filter for undersink use?

Would an inline filter designed to be used in a fridge water supply - such as this (http://cgi.ebay.ie/12-MONTH-FRIDGE-WATER-FILTER-2500GAL-SAMSUNG-LG-BOSCH-/180669793632?pt=UK_HGKitchen_SmallApp_RL)...
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Posted By david_c

Thanks. I think I will go with a full-sized...

Thanks. I think I will go with a full-sized hacksaw as you suggested. I might invest in an angle grinder if I thought I would be doing this sort of thing more often - but I can't say I will.

We...
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Views: 4,802
Posted By david_c

Cutting steel with a junior hacksaw

I am hoping to cut square steel tubing with a junior hacksaw. It seems to be a relatively hard steel (and chrome-plated) - although I'm not sure precisely what sort. The blades I have currently seem...
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Views: 6,202
Posted By david_c

Thanks for the advice mick. I'll look into it...

Thanks for the advice mick.
I'll look into it as soon as I get a chance.
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Views: 6,202
Posted By david_c

My predicament is portrayed in the photos...

My predicament is portrayed in the photos available at this address (http://indigo.uk.to/~david/images/yaris-drive-belt/).

The object in the center of the picture below is preventing me from...
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Posted By david_c

Thanks for your suggestions. Turns out there...

Thanks for your suggestions.
Turns out there was a diagram at the back of the owner's manual after all.
Wasn't it the table of contents or the index though - and it doesn't indicate where to...
Replies: 6
Views: 6,202
Posted By david_c

Drive-belt replacement on a '99 Toyota Yaris

If anyone happens to know the route of the drive-belt on a '99 Toyota Yaris, 1 litre engine, feel free to let me know.

The old belt cracked and came out of the grooves, so I can't retrace the...
02-04-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By david_c

Hi, No, it's not an exterior door, or a door...

Hi,

No, it's not an exterior door, or a door to a garage - it's a door to a bedroom.

I will quite likely try to take it down and sand it tomorrow - so it wouldn't be worth applying candle wax...
02-04-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By david_c

Door jam at base

http://indigo.uk.to/~david/images/tmp/door_jam/1-small.jpg
http://indigo.uk.to/~david/images/tmp/door_jam/2-small.jpg

The door of which part is shown in the pictures is not jamming very badly -...
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Views: 2,362
Posted By david_c

Battery recharging - acceptable voltage range

Hi,

We have a dead car battery in our Toyota Yaris. Before we fork out 25 euro on a car battery charger, I thought it might be worth trying one of 2 other battery chargers we have :
- 12 volts...
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Views: 6,448
Posted By david_c

Thanks for the clarification AAWrench. I felt I...

Thanks for the clarification AAWrench. I felt I might be making much ado about little, but wanted to be sure.
Cheers.
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Views: 6,448
Posted By david_c

Size of bolts on Briggs and Stratton blower-housing

Hi,

I have been trying to remove the blower housing on an old Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine we have (to replace the starter cord). However, the bolt-heads are not of a metric size, and I...
08-24-07, 12:30 PM
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Views: 1,433
Posted By david_c

I didn't realize that the clips were so flexible....

I didn't realize that the clips were so flexible. In the end, all I did was pull the cable gently on either side of each clip to release the cable. For about 60 clips (approx. 4 clips per metre over...
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