Major Domestic Defect

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Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 21 Nov 2019, 11:39am

The handle on the loo has broken! :shock:
For the moment, we're leaving the lid off the top and pulling on the internal connector linkage.

Any advice from you illustrious forumites?
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Nov 2019, 11:42am

Certainly something you need to keep a handle on!

Looks like pretty standard square shaft from door handle etc. readily available at builders merchants

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby kwackers » 21 Nov 2019, 11:51am

I'd replace the whole thing, never was a fan of siphon flushers.

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 21 Nov 2019, 11:56am

kwackers wrote:I'd replace the whole thing, never was a fan of siphon flushers.
Yeah, replace it.
Where from, I wonder?
Nearest DIY place is twenty miles from here, otherwise it's a builders merchants at builders merchant prices.
We'll manage until I get out and buy one. Hey Ho! I'd rather fix things than replace them.

PDQ Mobile wrote:Looks like pretty standard square shaft from door handle etc. readily available at builders merchants

You can't get the handle out of the plastic boss. It's shaped with a bulge on it.
No doubt it was put on in the manufacturing process.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Nov 2019, 11:58am

Buy a complete door handle then?
Nice Victorian copy job.

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby rjb » 21 Nov 2019, 12:23pm

Keep your legs crossed. :evil:
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby al_yrpal » 21 Nov 2019, 12:29pm

Major Domestic deficit? String?

£5.59 on Amazon...

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby philvantwo » 21 Nov 2019, 1:13pm

You should have kept those old trampoline springs, hook on the ceiling, couple of springs and some rope!!
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 21 Nov 2019, 1:16pm

Norman H wrote:You should be able to replace just the handle.

https://www.diy.com/departments/opella-chrome-effect-metal-cistern-lever/34509_BQ.prd
You can buy them from the comfort of your own armchair via eBay. Delivery in a couple of days, and cheaper too.

B+Q are twenty miles from here.
Can get one from Travis Perkins in Tavistock - five miles - but there's massive roadworks in the town and it's a bit of a pain to get there. Maybe cycle there tomorrow.

PDQ Mobile wrote:Buy a complete door handle then?
Nice Victorian copy job.
Great idea.

I think I have spare door handle unit in the shed.
I'll check later.
If so, it'll sort us out for a while. :D
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby reohn2 » 21 Nov 2019, 3:06pm

That wasn't so hard to find was it :wink:
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 21 Nov 2019, 3:08pm

How about Edwardian door handles?
Had this pack (half used) for 20odd years.
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Tried it, but it isn't much use as there's no way of securing it to the hole in the ceramic cistern.
Bike ride tomorrow to buy the real thing.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby philvantwo » 21 Nov 2019, 6:41pm

Make sure you get a right handed one!
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Nov 2019, 6:46pm

philvantwo wrote:Make sure you get a right handed one!

Indeed.
Much better than a cak handed one. :shock: