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Gainsborough 9.5 kW Replacement Shower Engine
Gainsborough 9.5 kW Replacement Shower Engine
Offered by Gainsborough Showers
Price: 58.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only dirty for a few days., 1 Sep 2013
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I was surprised that given it said that "If the shower was broken they understood the need for a speedy replacement and that was why there was a free next day delivery service" that the part arrived 3 days later than I expected.
Having said that it only took a few minutes to fit once the water and electricity were turned off at the main. It is very good that this can be bought separately from the plastic bits of the shower and Gainsborough should be commended for being environmentally aware enough to take this approach.


Flexible Cutting Mats (Set of 4) [Set of 3]
Flexible Cutting Mats (Set of 4) [Set of 3]
Offered by Bin Babe
Price: 4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Feel like a thin flexible plastic, 17 Aug 2013
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These mats are really quite thin and possible not very good for cutting on but they can be used for this although will score quickly.
The reason for the five stars is because I use them with a thicker small cutting board to cover a tiled work top. They are also very useful as a floured surface when baking or making pasta as they can go in the dishwasher. If using them in this way don't cut on them as it spoils the smooth surface.


Casio AQ-160W-1BVEFMENS Resin Strap Combination Watch
Casio AQ-160W-1BVEFMENS Resin Strap Combination Watch
Price: 32.52

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars visable better, 17 Aug 2013
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Being a bit blind, ravages of time, I was looking for a watch with a clear display. This fits the bill. If the digital display can't be seen very well due to adverse light conditions then the analogue hands are usually easy to read and they are luminous. There are numerous options and fortunately the instruction manual is downloadable as a PDF on the Casio web site. Those that need certain functions might want to read it before purchase however interesting features are the automatic illumination when the watch is tilted in a way that suggests you are trying to read the time. There are 5 alarms and one is a snooze type so the pills might just get remembered on time. It is possible to have the day or the date and month on the top digital display. This can be toggled with one button press.
The strap feels a little odd but it might be a new version of the plastic that is a little harder than normal, maybe more durable, time will tell and so will I when I edit this review if it fails.
10/11/2013. The watch is still going strong. I have lost a little weight and the strap is less annoying as a result, I think it is a little short. It is surprising to me how seldom I use the light on when tilted function. I think this is because it resets after 8 or so hours and setting it back on again is a nuisance. I know it saves the battery but it makes the function less useful. The clocks went back and I had to reset the analogue hands. Whoever thought up the way of adjusting the hands should be shot at dawn or as near as you can set the hands to. You must have the instructions and even then it is a chore. Can't think why it isn't easier. I think in future years the hands will not be getting adjusted.
30/6/2014. Watch and strap still working well. At times when it is dark the hands can obscure the digital display making it a little difficult to read but this is pretty trivial. Still very pleased with the watch but not making as much use of the tilt and light function as I thought I would.


5L Pump Action Pressure Sprayer - use with water, fertilizer or pesticides
5L Pump Action Pressure Sprayer - use with water, fertilizer or pesticides
Offered by Vinsani
Price: 8.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good budget sprayer great service, 17 Aug 2013
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The sprayer arrived four days early but had a faulty molding which caused a small spray near the trigger. I suggested they send me a replacement part that arrived this morning. So sprayer now working and still 2 days before it was due to be delivered.
If I were going to spray on a regular basis or for a really big area I might want something a bit bigger and sturdier but as a budget spray it looks up to the job at a fraction of the cost of the more expensive one that I had before one of the highly customised, therefore difficult to fix, parts broke.
The trigger is the same action as the more expensive types, the container is a little thinner but still thick enough if not over pressurised although it has a pressure release valve. The pump handle clips to the filling lid so is out of the way. Some seem to have split the container by over pressurising, maybe the release valve can stick. Some don't get pressure but a little vaseline on the washer might be all that is required to improve the seal, mine works OK. Some comment that the spray is weak and make comparison with their bodily functions, pumping the spray at regular intervals will help this as it is only a small container and can't be over pressurised.


eKitch digital food probe thermometer & timer for food, wine, meat - great in oven cooking gadget for Roasting Perfection every time
eKitch digital food probe thermometer & timer for food, wine, meat - great in oven cooking gadget for Roasting Perfection every time
Offered by Home & Travel

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There should be a no star box, 9 Aug 2013
I was given this as a present and after it broke I decided to write this review as a warning to others. I opened it to try to find out why it had died after very little use. The answer is simple. All the internal wires are very badly soldered to the other components. There are probably a lot of dry joints and the quality of the wire is very bad and it will break easily. The great pity is that other than that the device is quite well made. But the cheap solder joints and rubbish wire kills it.
I tested the remote probe and it is still working giving a constant resistance to temperature relationship.
The unit is not designed to be opened up. The black plastic front is glued into place but can be peeled off by using a small screwdriver to start with. Once this plastic is removed there are 4 screws, one in each corner that once removed allows the unit to be separated exposing the internals. It is pretty unrepairable unless you are good with a solder bolt and all the other fragile wires don't break off. Sadly a lot of reasonable components held together with wet string wiring. I would not buy from a company with such little care for quality control.


GMC LS1200 Circular Saw 1200W, 165mm
GMC LS1200 Circular Saw 1200W, 165mm
Price: 48.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value but., 6 Aug 2013
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The saw is reasonable light weight yet ridged in its construction. The spindle lock doesn't appear to be very good but I just remove the blade the way it was done before spindle locks were available. Apart from this sight nuisance it seems powerful enough and accurate. I only bought it because it is much lighter than my bigger saw so it will never be cutting beyond it's capacity and I think it is handy for light work.


WALL CLOCK with HIDDEN COMPARTMENT Secret Stash for Gold Silver Jewellery Money
WALL CLOCK with HIDDEN COMPARTMENT Secret Stash for Gold Silver Jewellery Money

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it just as a clock, 6 Aug 2013
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I was looking for a clock for the bathroom so nothing fancy and this was about the cheapest with standard batteries.
It has a clear display, keeps good time and doesn't stand out from the wall unless you view it side on. I wouldn't like to sleep in the same room as it for the tick of the hands is quite loud, which is fine where I am using it.
It is security by stealth but even if just used as place to keep things not often used of little value it is OK. As it is high up I keep some medication in it.


Silverline 456934 Thumbturn Pipe Wrench Length 175mm - Jaw 40mm
Silverline 456934 Thumbturn Pipe Wrench Length 175mm - Jaw 40mm
Price: 4.89

5.0 out of 5 stars great value for money, 6 Aug 2013
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A really tough little set of prints which allows them to be of use in confined spaces. A very good grip no danger of slipping.


Pike & Co. TCT Circular Saw Blades 3pk - 165 x 30 - 20, 16, 10mm rings
Pike & Co. TCT Circular Saw Blades 3pk - 165 x 30 - 20, 16, 10mm rings
Offered by Alex Whyte
Price: 21.10

5.0 out of 5 stars saw far saw good, 6 Aug 2013
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The washer like spacer allows the use of these blades in saws of differing spindle diameter and using one of the spacers supplied the blade worked with no problems. A good set of budget blades.


Marley M523A-3C 2.5 meter length 125mm diameter flexible aluminium vent hose & 2 x jubilee clips
Marley M523A-3C 2.5 meter length 125mm diameter flexible aluminium vent hose & 2 x jubilee clips

3.0 out of 5 stars it will do the job, just, 6 Aug 2013
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This is a sort of wire reinforced heavy duty aluminium foil rather than a semi-rigid, stretchable more solid aluminum duct I was expecting. It will do the job so I suppose it is OK. It could never be described as over engineered.


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