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    Bell box without strobe? Or what?

    Good thinking. I did the n(n-1)/2 calculation, like a theoretician, and totally missed the practical application!
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    Bell box without strobe? Or what?

    Excellent; I wondered if something like that would work. An LED strobe, eh? How technology marches on. I'm going to test the cable tomorrow: a tedious bout of shinning up the ladder to connect pairs of wires together, and then running back inside to put a meter across the other ends.
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    Bell box without strobe? Or what?

    Just replaced the control unit from an ancient alarm installation, keeping the existing wiring because it would be a b***er to replace. The external bell is wired up rather eccentrically, with a four-core cable of which red/black drives the siren and yellow/blue provides tamper indication via a...
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    Repairing pulled-out cabinet hinges in large MDF door

    I'm vastly more informed after all this discussion. I think I'll press ahead with plates (and get some Euro screws if need be); then if that doesn't work for some reason I'll do the dowels-in-from-the-edge trick (never thought of that; automatically visualised plugs going in from the surface of...
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    Repairing pulled-out cabinet hinges in large MDF door

    Thank you for these encouraging replies. I like the idea of "dripping" adhesive into the holes but suspect it would be hard to get it right into the hold with the carcase of the wardrobe in place vertically, as it has to be. So I've asked them to take relevant measurements of the hinges, to...
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    Repairing pulled-out cabinet hinges in large MDF door

    Been asked to mend an MDF wardrobe door in my daughter's house; the hinges have pulled out. It's a great big door, almost 2m in height and about 500mm wide. It's made of 15mm MDF and then has some strips of something (probably thin MDF) on the front to give a panelled effect, so it's pretty...
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