Page 26 of 26 FirstFirst ... 16242526
Results 401 to 409 of 409

Thread: Daily life over the garden fence chat.

  1. #401
    Community Senior margaret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    514

    Default

    Picture of the flex and lamp. I can't rotate the lamp photos.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by margaret; 14-08-2019 at 03:33 PM.

  2. #402
    Super Moderator rebbonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,592

    Default

    That's a nice looking standard lamp.

    As long as the flex is in good condition Margaret, I see no reason why you shouldn't use it. It looks to be a relatively modern flex covered in plastic rather than the old cloth covered rubber flex which I wouldn't want to use as rubber decays and becomes brittle.

    If you decide to change the flex I think B&Q do something very similar. That lamp just wouldn't look right with a modern all white flex. Changing it shouldn't be too difficult if you decide to go down that route, just remove the shade so it doesn't get damaged and use the old flex to pull the new one through. (Fix a piece of string to the cable you are removing then use the string to draw the new flex in.)

  3. #403
    Community Senior margaret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    514

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    That's a nice looking standard lamp.

    As long as the flex is in good condition Margaret, I see no reason why you shouldn't use it. It looks to be a relatively modern flex covered in plastic rather than the old cloth covered rubber flex which I wouldn't want to use as rubber decays and becomes brittle.

    If you decide to change the flex I think B&Q do something very similar. That lamp just wouldn't look right with a modern all white flex. Changing it shouldn't be too difficult if you decide to go down that route, just remove the shade so it doesn't get damaged and use the old flex to pull the new one through. (Fix a piece of string to the cable you are removing then use the string to draw the new flex in.)

    Yes, thanks for that Rebbonk, I do remember the cloth covered flex it did tend to fray. The existing flex which looks like plastic is in good nik at the moment, but maybe at some stage I'll have it changed. Thanks for the hint on re threading the flex should I change it.

  4. #404
    Super Moderator rebbonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,592

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by margaret View Post
    Thanks for the hint on re threading the flex should I change it.
    Old aircraft electrician's trick. Beats threading draw wires through each time, especially when you are on piece work!

  5. #405
    Community Senior margaret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    514

    Default

    How safe are fence panels that slide into concrete posts?

  6. #406
    Super Moderator rebbonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,592

    Default

    As long as the spacing between the posts is right, they're good. But if the spacing is too wide they can spring out in a wind. The posts also need to be 'planted' properly to prevent movement, but professionals know that.

  7. #407
    Community Senior margaret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    514

    Default

    My new fence is like this.

    If not secured, the panels can be removed. I know of one case when a neighbour was burgled using this horrible tactic.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by margaret; 18-08-2019 at 07:29 AM.

  8. #408
    Super Moderator rebbonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,592

    Default

    I wouldn't say that makes you any more or any less likely to be burgled Margaret. Fences are easy to scale and most are actually quite insecure. Whilst those panels can be lifted out, it's a two man job and not usually a quiet one.

    The fence between us and the neighbours is like yours, as are many on the estate. We don't have burglaries very often around here.

  9. #409
    Community Senior margaret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    514

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I wouldn't say that makes you any more or any less likely to be burgled Margaret. Fences are easy to scale and most are actually quite insecure. Whilst those panels can be lifted out, it's a two man job and not usually a quiet one.

    The fence between us and the neighbours is like yours, as are many on the estate. We don't have burglaries very often around here.

    Sure its not easy to lift them as you say a two man job, but down a quiet lane at early hours of the morning, it could be possible. Though we don't get trouble round here much.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •