oldkettle

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  1. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Should have added it to the foam gun order! Well, at least the collection point is just around the corner.
  2. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Thanks, that's what I thought. No Lidl anywhere close, really hope they follow Aldi and start delivering. Anyway, I do have a primitive old gun, it will have to do for now.
  3. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    All three ordered as well as the Fugi kit. Read about isopropyl alcohol - it is safe on skin, will bear this in mind. Can this gun be used for silicone/CT1 as well?
  4. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Will white spirit not do?
  5. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    https://www.toolstation.com/professional-foam-gun/p93227 seems to be the same gun - just cheaper ?
  6. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    ah, exactly what I wanted to look for - a proper gun. I remember there was a discussion here sometime last year, will find it. Thank you!
  7. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Thank you, @PeterW, I did think it was used "for access" at some point! I can't see either hooks or wedges - will attach the pics shortly Do you reckon there is no need to replace the hinges - just install one of these?
  8. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Never seen it. Will try to find it. The adjustment video link was here not a long time ago. In the mean time - pushing the corner of the window from the outside made a massive difference :-)
  9. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    It pays to pay attention. Why didn't I look at this gap on a hinge side before? Not sure it is clear from the picture but there is at least 3mm there! I did adjust the handle side recently but completely ignored the other one. It seems new hinges will be required...
  10. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    Thank you, @Onoff This one is certainly quite old, it is much worse than most other windows in the house. I'd guess they replaced an old window which was probably a different size and might have decided to change the height. The draught is mostly felt when I lower my head to the work surface level, I do hope this is due to these gaps below the window. With my limited skills and time wouldn't want to destroy anything around. It is also clear the seals withing the unit have failed and I certainly need to apply a layer of (silicone? foam first?) on the inside at the bottom.
  11. oldkettle

    How do I make it less cold

    I have a day off work and finally found time to take pictures of this nightmare. Our kitchen window is not installed well at all and standing inside next to the floor kitchen unit I can feel the draught from it, especially as it is so cold outside. I wonder whether I should just go buy a can of a foam and seal the whole thing from the outside - over this breaking concrete? It is supposed to be a temporary fix as the whole thing will hopefully go when we get our planning one way or the other, but if it is an easy improvement then why not.
  12. oldkettle

    Where to find spares

    Well, I understand why certain items, such as electronics, tend not to be repaired. But here we have a 50p piece of plastic that takes 5 mins to replace - and there is no need to even get a plumber to do it. Very disappointing. Still I'd rather not buy their stuff and find some other manufacturer than have the government introduce another legislation requiring them to provide spares.
  13. oldkettle

    Where to find spares

    Thank you, everybody It seems there is not much I can do - will have to buy used for now (still hope in a couple of years we won't need all that :-) ) It does work with no impeller on the cold water side albeit with a slightly hot water output. We can live with it until the replacement arrives.
  14. oldkettle

    Where to find spares

    yes, checked the link as well, the kits are well over £100 (???!!!) and not available for Showermate anyway. How the market allows them to get away with not supporting their products properly for 10 years I don't quite understand.
  15. oldkettle

    Where to find spares

    yep, saw the site, but can't match the part number: 40607 is not on their list 😞