Fussy Guy

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,279
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (112 of 150)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,279 - Total Helpful Votes: 112 of 150
Geka Type Water Coupling - 3/4" BSP Female Thread &hellip by Geka
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifetime hose fittings, 3 July 2014
Geka 40mm claw couplings are the bomb! Once you've seen the light and ditched all those nasty Hozelock/Gardena type fittings you'll never look back. No hose connectors popping off, no drips, just brilliant!

It's a complete system approach, so you're in or you're out, but once you're in you'll never look back. I use 3/4" hose for my main runs with 5/8" hose on a reel for easier handling - the flow rate compared to 1/2" hose is astonishing. You'll need the appropriate barb connectors for your hose, and some form of hose clip to fix the hose in place. I started off using Jubilee clips which are fine if you wrap plenty of tape (insulating, rubber, hockey tape) around the… Read more
Draper 18060 140 mm Carbide-Tipped Tile Cutter by Draper
A very simple tool that scribes snap lines in tiles, anybody expecting this to "cut" a tile is in for a disappointment. Scribe and snap and this works a treat. I had to clear some paint away from the tip with some wet & dry paper to expose the cutting tip.
Acctim 55125 Punto Timer/ Stopwatch, Green by Acctim
I really like the rotary dial to set the timer, unfortunately the magnets are rubbish - it would just slowly slide down my fridge. I upgraded the magnet by sticking 4 small self-adhesive rare earth magnets (Amazon B0022BPXES) on to the existing magnet and it's now solid as a rock.
I find it very useful when I'm in the kitchen, it's just slightly too quiet to hear in other parts of the house.