DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Olive removing tool

Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Steady

from United Kingdom

Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Posts: 346
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 27 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:15 am Reply with quote

Bet you're going to re-use all those Speedfit and Hep fittings you took off aren't you?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
Softus

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 19558
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 9 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:30 am Reply with quote

Given the cost of Hep2o fittings, why would an amateur not re-use old ones and just renew the O rings?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
sweavo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 01 Apr 2008
Posts: 17
Location: Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:43 am Reply with quote

Softus wrote:
SeanT wrote:
I have to love the way that when you were putting that pipe back, after cutting the one on the left back anyway, you could have moved the whole lot a bit further from the fuseboard, and maybe made the hot one a bit safer too, but haven't bothered this time....

And isn't it obvious why? He was fixing a leak and was pressed for time, that's why.

The blame lies at the feet of whoever did the work originally, not the person doing a repair this time, so your gittish sarcasm is misplaced here.


Thanks for all the comments, sarky (but constructive) and supportive!

Yes, pressed for time (girlfriend and lodger need to do laundry you know)

Yes, I'm a noob.

Reason for not relocating the "whole lot" is fourfold:

1) the combi boiler is directly above the pic
2) the hot water pipes are painted so there was no easy pipe end to compress onto
3) I plan to replace the fusebox with a consumer unit that is NOT directly below the drain cock !
4) no pipe bending gear, and orange shed closing in 10 minutes.

I DID move the cold washer tap from directly above the fusebox. This was my second ever plumbing job and I was bricking myself about water+leccy I can tell you!

As you see in the before shot, the plastic fittings were pushing the gas pipe away from the wall and also obscuring nuts needed for maintenance.


softus wrote:
Are you really about to put a washing machine in front of your main electrical isolator?! icon_eek.gif


The photo is of the corner of the room, the washing machine actually goes where the camera is, leaving ample room to change fuses, turn off washing machine supply, etc.


Quote:
And which complete ****ing ****-*** put all that plumbing there in the first place?


I would love to know that! The Previous owner didn't leave a forwarding address, and after discovering both bathroom and kitchen floors soaked through and collapsing, I now know why!

htgeng wrote:
How much did that cost from the orange shed!


6.48 (!! oops, wish I'd looked at prices as well as my sketch, now!)

steady wrote:
Bet you're going to re-use all those Speedfit and Hep fittings you took off aren't you?


sure, if I can find a space BIG ENOUGH for them
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Steady

from United Kingdom

Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Posts: 346
Location: Lancashire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 27 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:47 am Reply with quote

Am not knocking him for doing it. Would do the same as I reclaim fittings quite a lot. Just found it amusing as I can identify with his probable reaction when he first saw the job. Along the lines of 'I'm having all those fittings'.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
SeanT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Posts: 324
Location: West Midlands,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:16 pm Reply with quote

Softus wrote:
SeanT wrote:
Could have done without a washer for a couple more hours

You don't have information to make that judgement.

It simply isn't possible to need a washing machine that urgently.

Quote:
Quote:
I work till midnight or later a lot whilst doing DIY and finding something that needs sorting, rather than just leaving it be.

Ah, now I see your point - you're fantastic, and the OP is rubbish. Well, all hail SeanT.


I don't get how it's ok to leave that abomination like that when travelling to the DIY shop anyway to get parts to sort a bit of it, but a cardinal sin to bodge cat 5 and aerial connections?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Softus

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 19558
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 9 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:45 pm Reply with quote

SeanT wrote:
It simply isn't possible to need a washing machine that urgently.

Other people have things in their lives that aren't to do with washing machines. I daresay that the OP needed to get this work out of the way so that he could do some of those things.

Quote:
I don't get how it's ok to leave that abomination like that when travelling to the DIY shop anyway to get parts to sort a bit of it, but a cardinal sin to bodge cat 5 and aerial connections?

That's correct - you don't get it.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
superdupergasman

from United Kingdom

Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 797
Location: Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:20 pm Reply with quote

I have the skattmans too...they are great but when I cant be bothered going to the van, the junior hacksaw with a sharp blade is just as good.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Goldspoon

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 916
Location: Anglesey,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 33 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:51 pm Reply with quote

hot water pipes are painted...

Just scrape the paint off icon_smile.gif You'll find this all the time...
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
SeanT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Posts: 324
Location: West Midlands,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:04 pm Reply with quote

Softus wrote:
SeanT wrote:
It simply isn't possible to need a washing machine that urgently.

Other people have things in their lives that aren't to do with washing machines.


Thanks, I've just (before they went to bed) explained that to my wife and my 9 month old daughter who gets every moment of my time and attention that I can spare and they both agreed that you have a point (livvy's agreement was particularly amusing and totally incomprehensible) - I'm not trying to be an a**e about this, nor criticise anyone for doing or not doing anything, my tone in the original post may have not been ideal - however it is infuriating that if this post had appeared at first in the uk electrics forum where you linked to it from we'd have had half a dozen variously qualified electrical contractors scaremongering all over it by now and recommending that the op gets someone in straightaway to fix the obvious danger to his safety - and to think I was worrying about the earth bonding in my kitchen....
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
SeanT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Posts: 324
Location: West Midlands,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:06 pm Reply with quote

Softus wrote:
Is this kind of late April Fool joke?

Are you really about to put a washing machine in front of your main electrical isolator?! icon_eek.gif


I can't believe that you wrote that and then criticised me for what I said afterwards, I must have missed that little nugget when you were slagging me earlier....
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Softus

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 19558
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 9 times

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:14 pm Reply with quote

SeanT wrote:
I can't believe that you wrote that and then criticised me for what I said afterwards

My question was valid, direct, and relevant.

Yours was sarcastic, pointed, and irrelevant.

Mine was about an immovable (that evening) object, being the CU.

Yours was about doing some additional work that, as we now know, wouldn't have even have been possible in the time available.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
SeanT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Posts: 324
Location: West Midlands,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:09 am Reply with quote

Not some additional work, just doing the same job slightly differently and then doing some additional work if time allowed - we'll have to agree to disagree on this one if that's ok, I don't see the point in bickering - I think the point that we are both separately trying to make has gotten across - it needs sorting out sooner or later and not just forgetting about - finding the original kitchen fitter (if he works for a firm) wouldn't be a bad idea, someone that needs educating...
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Softus

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 19558
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 9 times

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:35 am Reply with quote

SeanT wrote:
Not some additional work, just doing the same job slightly differently and then doing some additional work if time allowed.

You've just contradicted yourself. Are you now going to suggest to yourself that you agree to disagree with yourself?

Quote:
...we'll have to agree to disagree on this one if that's ok.

It's a bit late for that - you were wrong, and you were sarcastic.

Quote:
I don't see the point in bickering

Well I do, and so did you until the moment that you realised that you were wrong.

Quote:
I think the point that we are both separately trying to make has gotten across - it needs sorting out sooner or later and not just forgetting about

Rubbish. The OP has already said that he plans to move the CU. The plumbing can and SHOULD stay, since the boiler is above anyway.

Quote:
...finding the original kitchen fitter (if he works for a firm) wouldn't be a bad idea, someone that needs educating...

I don't think that anyone has said that it was installed by a "kitchen fitter".
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
SeanT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Posts: 324
Location: West Midlands,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:40 am Reply with quote

So you're going to keep arguing, even though I've stopped and admitted I may be wrong because I didn't have the time to analyse everything said in the thread so far. I'd like to stop this argument, because I can't be bothered with it anymore, it's not helping the op now is it. If you want to continue arguing the toss in my absence, please go ahead.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Softus

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 19558
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 9 times

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:04 am Reply with quote

SeanT wrote:
So you're going to keep arguing, even though I've stopped

You haven't stopped until you've stopped.

Quote:
...and admitted I may be wrong

That's not any kind of admission. You were wrong.

Quote:
...because I didn't have the time to analyse everything said in the thread so far.

I recommend that you read the words next time.

Quote:
I'd like to stop this argument, because I can't be bothered with it anymore, it's not helping the op now is it. If you want to continue arguing the toss in my absence, please go ahead.

Thank you. I shall.

You were wrong. You were sarcastic. You have admitted neither. It may help the OP, and/or other posters, to know that you are incapable of admitting your wrongness, and that you're prone to answering posts without reading them properly.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Page 4 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Olive Pulling Tool 15 1840 Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Removing an Olive from 15mm Chrome Plated Copper Pipe 2 920 Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:57 pm
Removing olive... 17 380 Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:31 pm
removing olive issue 4 440 Mon May 17, 2010 8:13 am
Existing olive re use ? 19 1080 Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:19 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.