Major Domestic Defect

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 22 Nov 2019, 7:15am

Mick F wrote:Bike ride tomorrow to buy the real thing.
Yellow Warning for rain today.
Absolutely hammering it down outside now.

I may be driving. :cry:
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby peetee » 22 Nov 2019, 9:56am

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:Bike ride tomorrow to buy the real thing.
Yellow Warning for rain today.
Absolutely hammering it down outside now.


Water nuisance!
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Nov 2019, 10:01am

PDQ Mobile wrote:Certainly something you need to keep a handle on!

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


only problem is the square is cast or forged as part of the handle. I changed many of these during my period as a building manager in Stockport. A steel one would rust away in no time!
Percussive maintainance, if it don't fit, hit it with the hammer.

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby reohn2 » 22 Nov 2019, 10:05am

peetee wrote:
Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:Bike ride tomorrow to buy the real thing.
Yellow Warning for rain today.
Absolutely hammering it down outside now.


Water nuisance!
[Badoom-tish]

That's a crap joke! :wink:
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Nov 2019, 10:06am

Try warming the plastic boss then punch the old handle back through. It was pushed in during manufacture, ergo it could be pushed out again. you might be able to push a bit more shaft through and saw off the bulge, or just saw the bulge off anyway.
good luck :D
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby PDQ Mobile » 22 Nov 2019, 10:08am

ferrit worrier wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:Certainly something you need to keep a handle on!

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


only problem is the square is cast or forged as part of the handle. I changed many of these during my period as a building manager in Stockport. A steel one would rust away in no time!

Not always the case that it's part of the handle.
Many are separate so they can but cut down for different door thicknesses.
They are often also coated or galvanized.
You could always paint it!

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby reohn2 » 22 Nov 2019, 10:19am

PDQ Mobile wrote:
ferrit worrier wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:Certainly something you need to keep a handle on!

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


only problem is the square is cast or forged as part of the handle. I changed many of these during my period as a building manager in Stockport. A steel one would rust away in no time!

Not always the case that it's part of the handle.
Many are separate so they can but cut down for different door thicknesses.
They are often also coated or galvanized.
You could always paint it!

I think you're at cross purposes,door handles aren't the same a toilet cisterns and the square bar for door handles isnt anywhere near long enough for a toilet.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby pete75 » 22 Nov 2019, 10:28am

Had this happen a couple of years ago. A quick trip to Screwfix procucered one of these https://www.screwfix.com/p/euroflo-toil ... rome/8973g

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 22 Nov 2019, 11:25am

Six quid? :shock:

I paid half that this morning in Travis Perkins Tavistock. Cash, no receipt.
Loo fixed now.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 22 Nov 2019, 11:28am

reohn2 wrote:..... and the square bar for door handles isnt anywhere near long enough for a toilet.
The one I pictured above was easily long enough.
4" perhaps.
The square bar has to be long enough to go through the door and right into both handles.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby reohn2 » 22 Nov 2019, 11:37am

Mick F wrote:
reohn2 wrote:..... and the square bar for door handles isnt anywhere near long enough for a toilet.
The one I pictured above was easily long enough.
4" perhaps.
The square bar has to be long enough to go through the door and right into both handles.

As retired joiner I'm aware of how long square section door handle bars are I just didn't think they were long enough for a toilet cistern,I stand corrected if wrong.
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby pete75 » 22 Nov 2019, 11:38am

Mick F wrote:Six quid? :shock:

I paid half that this morning in Travis Perkins Tavistock. Cash, no receipt.
Loo fixed now.


Six quid - big deal.

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 22 Nov 2019, 11:43am

reohn2 wrote:As retired joiner I'm aware of how long square section door handle bars are I just didn't think they were long enough for a toilet cistern,I stand corrected if wrong.
From the handle to the actuator lever is a tad over three inches.

pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Six quid? :shock:
I paid half that this morning in Travis Perkins Tavistock. Cash, no receipt.
Loo fixed now.

Six quid - big deal.
It leaves me with just about enough change for a beer. :D
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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby pete75 » 22 Nov 2019, 11:43am

Mick F wrote:
reohn2 wrote:As retired joiner I'm aware of how long square section door handle bars are I just didn't think they were long enough for a toilet cistern,I stand corrected if wrong.
From the handle to the actuator lever is a tad over three inches.

pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Six quid? :shock:
I paid half that this morning in Travis Perkins Tavistock. Cash, no receipt.
Loo fixed now.

Six quid - big deal.
It leaves me with just about enough change for a beer. :D

Two pints in a pub near here.
I reckon the bloke who sold you it cash, no receipt got a beer out of it too :wink:

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Re: Major Domestic Defect

Postby Mick F » 22 Nov 2019, 11:52am

:lol: :lol:

Here's an internal shot of our cistern now repaired.
IMG_0491.jpg
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