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user69121

Member since Oct 2016 • Last active Nov 2021
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    It really only needs to hold it in place while the window is open. A staple every 6 inch or so is easier to manage, than silicone which acts as a lube until it dries

    If the Exitex 8mm tubex may suit, drop me a pm with your address and how many metres. I'll stick it in the post

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    I guess choosing the right product is a case of understanding the size of the gap between the frame and window when closed and the size of the slot.

    Exactly this. When the window was made, they would have a seal available and cut the slot to suit the requirements. Now it's a case of finding something that's close enough and realistically available. Obviously you want some compression but not too much or you can't shut the window and that's often only noticeable once it's all fitted.

    The closest from the samples seemed to be the B035 from this lot

    Can't help but feel the push fit was too loose, the slot seems quite cavernous on our frames.

    B035 is still a upvc seal, so the arrow needs to press into a C shape groove so the barbs open up and grip. It won't grip in a straight sided slot.

    The Exitex 8mm tubex seal that I have, or the Aq21 may work if your slot is 3mm or less

    If the slot is bigger than 3mm, you can have a look at these two catalogues to find a suitable one ( alternatively use the Aq21 and staple/glue it in place)

    https://www.exitex.com/assets/downloads/­New_High_Res_Joinery.pdf

    https://www.schlegelgiesse.com/wp-conten­t/uploads/2020/03/U0869001-schegel-qlon-­brochure-2019-en-lr.pdf

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    The Aq21 is the probable reasonable fit thats available in small quantities. There's hundreds available if you want to order a 100m reel.

    I have most of a reel of Exitex 8mm joinery seal left. It has a double barb unlike the upvc seals. With the position of your rebate, I don't think it's the best choice but your welcome to some if the link above isn't working out.

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    Sorry for the late reply.

    This is often used on timber frames with a rebate cut to take a seal barb.
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/schlegel-aq21­-window-door-seal-white-15m/2822P

    The arrow headed rubber seals need to press into a C shaped slot, so the barbs can open out and hold it in

    Stick on works to a degree bit it's a bit shit overall.

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    Chubb were taken over by Union.
    The equivalent may be this - Union/Chubb 3G114E - 5 Lever Deadlock

    Available in a case depth of 67mm or 80mm

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    £1m+ 58 sq m Studio flat in Battersea Power Station.

    Bargain.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/6­0220732#/
    10x the size and half the price*

    *Offers over, so who knows what it will sell for.

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    Theres continuity between the grey (used as a neutral and the earth) so assumed i pinched it.

    Is that tested with both ends of the suspect length of cable disconnected.
    Has the inner (grey) insulation been nicked on either end, when the outer was stripped or a stray strand in a junction box, shorting grey to earth

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    Is there another switch that works the same light. There's probably a blue conductor unused there also

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    Is there a black hole(button) where temperature No1 is?

    Yours being a spade type connector plugging into the element, the screwfix type I linked earlier won't fit as they are connected to short flyleads on the element.

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    Actually, if yours isn't working. Is there a reset button to press on the immersion thermostat.

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