Richard Hawley

Tedium corner.
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Author:  loftyeric2 [ Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:36 am ]
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Author:  gary#2 [ Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:46 am ]
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Happy Radish Day... it’s all the rage ‘up our way’

Just wanted to be the first post of 2019 :P

Happy New Year

Author:  loftyeric2 [ Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:26 am ]
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Solvol Autosol isn't what it used to be...... :?

Author:  loftyeric2 [ Tue May 07, 2019 5:38 am ]
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Washing machine died. Very annoying, because the part that failed was made of poor quality alloy which was bound to erode in water. What's more, if it had been a replaceable part - on some models it is, but not this one - it would have been economical to repair. No other faults on it either. Adding insult to injury I've got to replace it with a similar model as it's an odd size & nothing else will fit. :roll: :|

Author:  Guardian69 [ Tue May 07, 2019 8:28 pm ]
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Yep, as I'm sure you will be fully aware, unfortunately most products are not built to last for more than a couple of years anymore, (unless you pay a huge premium for it), we live in a throwaway, disposable society, which is reflected in the (relatively) cheap cost of the appliances. :?

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Tue May 07, 2019 8:59 pm ]
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I started work many years ago for a department store in Nottingham, working in their offices. Alongside ours was a little workroom where customers took their kettles, toasters etc and they were repaired for a small cost. These days you wouldn't bother repairing them as it is usually cheaper to throw away and buy a new one.

We also used to return pop bottles to corner shops to get the deposit back so recycling was much easier then as there was a reward for doing it.

Progress isn't always for the good.

Author:  loftyeric2 [ Wed May 08, 2019 4:07 am ]
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My sentiments exactly. It really goes against the grain with me to throw usable things away, for the sake of some new parts. They seem to build failure into new appliances. My washing machine was 'only' twelve years old. The bearings went after six years & I was able to replace them myself. I think it cost less than a tenner to buy all I needed. If I'd had to pay someone to do it I doubt it would have been economical. Funny though the new bearings were still going strong when the drum spider failed - it had literally dissolved! I still patch clothing. I wonder how many other people do that.

Author:  loftyeric2 [ Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:18 am ]
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Halleluia, it's September!

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