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Fireangel Thermoptek Long Life Smoke Alarm at Toolstation for £11.26

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With recent events, we should all make sure our homes are safe and I have renewed my 9v smoke alarms where the battery goes regularly with these 10 year life smoke alarm. These are both optical and th… Read More
With recent events, we should all make sure our homes are safe and I have renewed my 9v smoke alarms where the battery goes regularly with these 10 year life smoke alarm. These are both optical and th…
poundstrecher Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago22 Comments
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Dont touch these I am awaiting replacements for the second time as these units fail prematurely, usually at around 2-3 years into the batteries alleged 10 year life.
poundstrecher
I have OCD, I had to remove and adjust the base to get the alarm to be 'square' in my eyes :D .


Just think, a sliding slot would have fixed this problem.
I have to wonder what they are teaching in Design courses these days?
I have had mine changed a number of times because they keep failing. I am not sure if this is a newer model. I wasn't aware of the issues reported in the Thisismoney article until I read
this thread. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3554501/Top-British-smoke-alarm-manufacturer-admits-90-000-popular-devices-faulty.html
I have five ten year fire angel alarms installed around the house, and all work fine. Fire Angel do also make cheaper models that will require the battery to be replaced every so often. All smoke alarms have a replace before date on them, and this shouldn't be confused as indicating it as a ten year battery model.
Bogami
Is the short life version a killer device?
Eh?
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Ionisation Smoke Alarm 9V Battery Twin Pack (instore) at Toolstation for £6.50

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Picked up this pack yesterday instore, but they didn't show any online they also do link for £4.26 which is available online. At this price, everyone should have one. Spend over £10 and its free deli… Read More
Picked up this pack yesterday instore, but they didn't show any online they also do link for £4.26 which is available online. At this price, everyone should have one. Spend over £10 and its free deli…
AzeemB Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago11 Comments
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quakerphil
Yes, Fire Brigades do.
That's merely a gesture from them , if your going to do it do it right , with mains and battery as back up .

They should also be interlinked with each other, and the heat detector in the kitchen (and possibly a carbon monoxide detector near the boiler or any solid fuel burning items)
quakerphil
Yes, Fire Brigades do.


That's merely a gesture from them , if your going to do it do it right , with mains and battery as back up .
AzeemB
Sid.Harper
The become useless because of the half life of radioactive substances. Go for optical.

I think the halflife of Americium is 432.2 years
from memory I think optical are better in hallways, but ionisation still has its place


In which case I'm clearly wrong. Must be due to build up of dust and general reliability then.

Would also explain why they recommend replacement of optical after 10 years.

Ionization is more effective with flames but in my house I have a heat detector in the kitchen, not a smoke alarm.
Sid.Harper
The become useless because of the half life of radioactive substances. Go for optical.

I think the halflife of Americium is 432.2 years
from memory I think optical are better in hallways, but ionisation still has its place
The become useless because of the half life of radioactive substances. Go for optical.
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Toolstation Special Promotion at Staples Corner nw2 £5.00

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£5 off on all orders £25 and over at the Staples Corner Branch Nw2 from the 17th to 23rd july Read More
£5 off on all orders £25 and over at the Staples Corner Branch Nw2 from the 17th to 23rd july
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Hive (1st Generation) Heating Control & Thermostat Heating Only £60.00 with free next day delivery @ Toolstation

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Just purchased this and cheapest I can find anywhere, also available for C&C. I know this has been posted before over a month ago but just letting people know its still available. Take control of… Read More
Just purchased this and cheapest I can find anywhere, also available for C&C. I know this has been posted before over a month ago but just letting people know its still available. Take control of…
johnwillowlfc Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago59 Comments
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Rickardo
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Rickardo
I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak.

I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?


I still have my pin timer connected and just have it turned to constant on so it bypasses the timer, the hive does everything after that :)


Went ahead and got one, should install it this weekend. I'd appreciate any tips if you have any if you've done it on a similar system. I had thought about just leaving the existing timer in situ, but on constant and wiring out from it, with Hive then doing the actual switching etc.

I think I also read somewhere about leaving all thermostat radiator valves to max, as otherwise it's working against the Hive unit and not only less efficient, but could add stress/wear to the boiler. However, can't find it again - anyone know if this true?


I just wired mine up the same as my previous thermostat receiver, just took a picture of the wiring on the old and made sure i put the wires in the same


Ah, but I don't have an existing thermostat/receiver, literally just the in built wheel timer.


Ah, ok unless you know exactly how to wire up you may need an electrician to wire up the receiver depending on your boiler, I think mine needs a 4 core wire, let me know how you get on
johnwillowlfc
Rickardo
johnwillowlfc
Rickardo
I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak.

I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?


I still have my pin timer connected and just have it turned to constant on so it bypasses the timer, the hive does everything after that :)


Went ahead and got one, should install it this weekend. I'd appreciate any tips if you have any if you've done it on a similar system. I had thought about just leaving the existing timer in situ, but on constant and wiring out from it, with Hive then doing the actual switching etc.

I think I also read somewhere about leaving all thermostat radiator valves to max, as otherwise it's working against the Hive unit and not only less efficient, but could add stress/wear to the boiler. However, can't find it again - anyone know if this true?


I just wired mine up the same as my previous thermostat receiver, just took a picture of the wiring on the old and made sure i put the wires in the same


Ah, but I don't have an existing thermostat/receiver, literally just the in built wheel timer.
Rickardo
johnwillowlfc
Rickardo
I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak.

I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?


I still have my pin timer connected and just have it turned to constant on so it bypasses the timer, the hive does everything after that :)


Went ahead and got one, should install it this weekend. I'd appreciate any tips if you have any if you've done it on a similar system. I had thought about just leaving the existing timer in situ, but on constant and wiring out from it, with Hive then doing the actual switching etc.

I think I also read somewhere about leaving all thermostat radiator valves to max, as otherwise it's working against the Hive unit and not only less efficient, but could add stress/wear to the boiler. However, can't find it again - anyone know if this true?


I just wired mine up the same as my previous thermostat receiver, just took a picture of the wiring on the old and made sure i put the wires in the same
johnwillowlfc
Rickardo
I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak.

I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?


I still have my pin timer connected and just have it turned to constant on so it bypasses the timer, the hive does everything after that :)


Went ahead and got one, should install it this weekend. I'd appreciate any tips if you have any if you've done it on a similar system. I had thought about just leaving the existing timer in situ, but on constant and wiring out from it, with Hive then doing the actual switching etc.

I think I also read somewhere about leaving all thermostat radiator valves to max, as otherwise it's working against the Hive unit and not only less efficient, but could add stress/wear to the boiler. However, can't find it again - anyone know if this true?
Nememo
It sounds like you've got dual channel - I only have the single channel (combi/heating only) but I can boost my heating by pressing the button on the receiver unit. It means anyone in the house doesn't need the app or need to know how to use the thermostat. Does that do the trick for you?
Thanks Nememo, just read that and that works, it's just the receiver is in the kitchen cupboard not too hand, and the thermostat is right there but no CH Boost, strange they've left it out.
Cheers anyway, that's a workaround.
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Sentry Safe Portable 1.4 Litre Safe with Security Wire - £13.05 at Toolstation

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Going on holiday next week for a fortnight and never checked whether the hotel had a safe, turns out it doesn't. Saw this and thought it would do in terms of a deterrent for keeping passport etc in, Read More
Going on holiday next week for a fortnight and never checked whether the hotel had a safe, turns out it doesn't. Saw this and thought it would do in terms of a deterrent for keeping passport etc in,
TheUrbis Avatar1m, 18h agoFound 1 month, 18 hours ago15 Comments
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The rail in the wardrobe is very secure to hold this lol, also a little tug on anything it's tied onto it will come loose and small enough to just walk away with and open later on rubbish invention.

Edited By: waterloo on Jun 26, 2017 11:05:
buzzard
ziploc type waterproof bag that you hang around your neck. Get them from sailing/ surf shops or suchlike. Come in various sizes so can put a phone in one if you want.


Thanks for that.
I ll look into it
ziploc type waterproof bag that you hang around your neck. Get them from sailing/ surf shops or suchlike. Come in various sizes so can put a phone in one if you want.
Here is a thing....
I am going camping in a tent with my grandchildren later this year.
They will be bringing their tablets/phones with them and we will lock them in the car for safekeeping when we are at the pool during the day.
However, i need something that i can use to lock away my car keys and keep them safe
Suitable ideas anyone?
Do you get a nice bright sticker saying "Hi Hotel staff, this £12 box contains loads of high value items. Please leave it alone"
Its just a magnet to thiefs.
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fire bin - tool station - £13.49 - free express delivery at checkout

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Sick to death of waiting for shredder to come back to life after shredding so many papers? These are ideal and this particular model is the cheapest I've seen around... Seems hot to me no pun intended… Read More
Sick to death of waiting for shredder to come back to life after shredding so many papers? These are ideal and this particular model is the cheapest I've seen around... Seems hot to me no pun intended…
machomansavage Avatar1m, 5d agoFound 1 month, 5 days ago21 Comments
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polly69
So you haven't heard of scumbags going through the bins and recycling to find bills and personal data so they can rob you blind. So unless you live in a gated community or in million pound homes you do have to worry and if you do put out stuff with your name and address on you should really worry. They only need a couple of utitlty bill and they can apply for driving licences and other id open credit car accounts and steal your identity. I have to say that this comment is the daftest ive read this month


what are you talking about? you dont' need to burn anything, anyone with a brain knows to shred personal data. I personally bring mine to my workplace as they have confidential waste facility. if you burn your paperwork, then you need to get yourself to present day, Victorian times are over!
thefinest1
no need to burn anything in this day and age, well not in residential areas anyway


So you haven't heard of scumbags going through the bins and recycling to find bills and personal data so they can rob you blind. So unless you live in a gated community or in million pound homes you do have to worry and if you do put out stuff with your name and address on you should really worry. They only need a couple of utitlty bill and they can apply for driving licences and other id open credit car accounts and steal your identity. I have to say that this comment is the daftest ive read this month
admpgk
I've often thought about getting one of these but I'm not sure that its still legal to burn rubbish in the garden? Anyone know?


ok after 7pm.
The galvanised finish will come off after you've got it up to heat a couple of times, then it'll start rusting
Just to note that these things can rust through quickly in our usually wet climate, but a good price.
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Hive 1 Smart Heating Control & Thermostat £60.00 @ Toolstation

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Hive heating system will be half price from toolstation soon. I just received the latest catalogue and it's on the front page reduced from £120 current price to £60. Free Delivery Limted Stock. Read More
Hive heating system will be half price from toolstation soon. I just received the latest catalogue and it's on the front page reduced from £120 current price to £60. Free Delivery Limted Stock.
refix Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago90 Comments
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HotUKDealSeeker
This was released in 2013. Hive 2 was released in 2015... is it me, or does anyone else think "hive 3" is imminent; and like the mobile phones, they don't support devices 2 generations old! That's why they're flogging them off "cheap"er before it happens??


I weren't far wrong. A new "hub" will be released in coming months
markkeenan
Thanks Guys, after a week I agree, after the first couple of days playing about, I havent looked at the stat once!


Do you even remember where it is :P
Thanks Guys, after a week I agree, after the first couple of days playing about, I havent looked at the stat once!
Derek_Duval
HotUKDealSeeker
markkeenan
I have just installed it and it all works brilliantly.Does anybody know if you were to get the V2 thermostat, would it work with this controller and hub ?
yes, you just can buy the stat on it's own and go through an update screen via the app/website.
Best price I've found is £80ish on eBay BNIB. However, that would make your purchase £140 (including the £60 you've just spent). Makes this deal a little dud if you go down this route.
I would suggest you use it for this summer and winter first. You'll find you never touch the stat and a "waste of money" to pay purely for aesthetic purposes (as it adds no additional functionality). Also, with the V2 Stat the screen is blank (to conserve battery power) unless you touch the screen, whereas on the V1 stat, the temp is always on the screen (a plus point). Someone on this forum said he's had the V1 for 5 years and changed the battery only once (although V1 was released in October 2013, I would take it as meaning "lasts a long time" (angel) )
I had a play with the new stat in maplin, and the temperature readout not being displayed constantly would annoy me, along with the fingerprints on the shiny screen. I'm happy to stick with my v1 :)



Fingerprints are definitely a no no!
I thought I'd get the V2 too, but after a week and realising I don't even touch the stat, there's definitively no reason whatsoever to get the V2.

Enjoy it!
HotUKDealSeeker
markkeenan
I have just installed it and it all works brilliantly.Does anybody know if you were to get the V2 thermostat, would it work with this controller and hub ?
yes, you just can buy the stat on it's own and go through an update screen via the app/website.
Best price I've found is £80ish on eBay BNIB. However, that would make your purchase £140 (including the £60 you've just spent). Makes this deal a little dud if you go down this route.
I would suggest you use it for this summer and winter first. You'll find you never touch the stat and a "waste of money" to pay purely for aesthetic purposes (as it adds no additional functionality). Also, with the V2 Stat the screen is blank (to conserve battery power) unless you touch the screen, whereas on the V1 stat, the temp is always on the screen (a plus point). Someone on this forum said he's had the V1 for 5 years and changed the battery only once (although V1 was released in October 2013, I would take it as meaning "lasts a long time" (angel) )
I had a play with the new stat in maplin, and the temperature readout not being displayed constantly would annoy me, along with the fingerprints on the shiny screen. I'm happy to stick with my v1 :)


Edited By: Derek_Duval on Jun 16, 2017 18:00: .
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Screwless Flat Brushed Steel Fused Spur 13A 13A Switched £1.63 @ Toolstation.

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Needed to buy something to take my spend over £10 for free delivery, thought this was a bargain..... Screwless Flat Brushed Steel Fused Spur 13A 13A Switched Read More
Needed to buy something to take my spend over £10 for free delivery, thought this was a bargain..... Screwless Flat Brushed Steel Fused Spur 13A 13A Switched
wellhellothere Avatar2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago2 Comments
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have been this price in their clearance section for over 2 years.. but a good price all the same
Great deat
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Combi spanner set 6 piece 8-17mm £3.88 @ Toolstation C&C

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Just having a browse around toolstations website and spotted this spanner set which appears to be a good buy compared to elsewhere. Admittedly only 6 pieces but these are likely to be the sizes yo… Read More
Just having a browse around toolstations website and spotted this spanner set which appears to be a good buy compared to elsewhere. Admittedly only 6 pieces but these are likely to be the sizes yo…
pennyfarthing88 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago15 Comments
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Thanks OP.

Edited By: Proveright on May 19, 2017 03:25
Interesting
Thanks
scoobytawazara
markweatherill
It doesn't say if these are clockwise or anti-clockwise spanners.
they also have metric adjustable spanners


They actually do exist. 25mm and 1" max jaw size.
0.4mm difference. (centrally adjust glasses)
markweatherill
It doesn't say if these are clockwise or anti-clockwise spanners.
they also have metric adjustable spanners
It doesn't say if these are clockwise or anti-clockwise spanners.
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5 Pack LED Lamp GLS Non Dimmable 10W (60W Equivalent) BC 810lm A+ ONLY £7.98 @ Toolstation

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These are the Bayonet type. The Edison Screw ones are the same price. http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Lighting/d220/LED+GLS+Lamps/sd3382/LED+GLS+Non+Dimmable+Lamp/p37727 Thanks Batista. There are Read More
These are the Bayonet type. The Edison Screw ones are the same price. http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Lighting/d220/LED+GLS+Lamps/sd3382/LED+GLS+Non+Dimmable+Lamp/p37727 Thanks Batista. There are
getmeone Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago14 Comments
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Nicolas
What's the diff between these and the normal energy saver ones which are about 8 or 9w and they give an equivalent 60w yet cost much less to buy?
Also the pound store has leds for a pound each they r 3 w and give off 25w
By energy saver I think you are referring to "Fluorescent" tube type ones. Not sure if you noticed how long they take to get to full brightness, but I find it incredibly annoying. Your point about the pound shop ones is that they are 3w. 25/30W equivalent in a bedroom might be OK for you but in the lounge or kitchen I prefer to see what I am doing. There may also be a difference in the electronic controls for those other 3W lamps. Some of the cheaper ones have been reported to give off high levels of interference due to the poor circuitry. Not saying that is the case for the PS ones, but could be.

Edited By: getmeone on May 19, 2017 10:27
What's the diff between these and the normal energy saver ones which are about 8 or 9w and they give an equivalent 60w yet cost much less to buy?
Also the pound store has leds for a pound each they r 3 w and give off 25w
Would these be as good as the Phillips master led bulbs?
darren93
It's easy to compare efficency. The more Lumens per Watt the better. This is 810 Lumens, and is 10W, 81 Lm per W. Checked Amazon, the first two Edison best selling bulbs are 88 Lm/W, and 100lm/W. However they're £4.50 and £5.00 a bulb respectively. That is about the same light of 800lm in an 9W bulb, and a 8W bulb. A 1W difference left on 24/7, costs about a £1.00 a year. Or for 6 hours a day 25p a year. Would take 15 years to pay the difference in efficency alone. The comment above complaining about efficency is not something to take seriously. I would worry more about spectrum coverage, build quality and colour temperature.
Thanks darren93. Given your figures.
81Lm/W v 88Lm/W or 100Lm/W would equate 8% less and 19% less efficient respectifively.
However anonymoose1 suggests they are at least 20% less efficient, so would you be using a different methodology?
How do these compare to screwfix ones?
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Instant Nails 330ml - £1.00 @ Toolstation (C&C)

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I use this all the time. It has got to be the best product invented ever. I saw the deal for 3 tubes of "No more nails" at Tesco for £7.99 and did a quick search on here to see if Sika/Everbuild Insta… Read More
I use this all the time. It has got to be the best product invented ever. I saw the deal for 3 tubes of "No more nails" at Tesco for £7.99 and did a quick search on here to see if Sika/Everbuild Insta…
nougat Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago24 Comments
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That is interesting stuff if you google search the image. I hadn't heard of glue porn before.
fishmaster
ashtad
Pepp77
Excellent price I usually use Pink Grip from Screwfix for £1.95 a tube. It has always impressed me, any body able to offer a comparison?
From experience I don't think you will beat the original green solvent based Gripfill for bonding capabilities. The problem I have always found with the non solvent based grab adhesives is they are not as strong.
Sometimes Google Image searches work out for the best >http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YNV1C94D0T4/TrSiTWkH-MI/AAAAAAAAABU/YgKq5UusCic/s1600/vlcsnap-7812285.png
Thanks I put it in the title


Edited By: nougat on Apr 27, 2017 21:46: spelling error in title. or TITle
bulkybuy
What's near for sticking skirting boards to the walls without using screws etc? (Thanks)


If your walls are straight then it should be fine. However if they have a curve then you will need something a bit stronger maybe the green gripfill and if that fails then plug and screw them
works ok not fantastic.

this is also avaliable in home bargains if it helps anyone
Love this stuff - not a deal for me as I already have 4 tubes in the garage!
Heated.

Edited By: simonspeakeasy on Apr 27, 2017 10:02
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Bosch rotak rotary lawn mower - £84.90 @ Toolstation

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Good deal on a decent lawnmower cheaper than b&q and many others who have this on sale at the moment Read More
Good deal on a decent lawnmower cheaper than b&q and many others who have this on sale at the moment
JediRicky Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago1 Comment
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Hive Active Heating™ Kit with Professional Installation @ Tool Station - £199.96

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Thought this was a good deal WITH installation.... Can get it cheaper if you go with the British Gas deal that was posted, but you have to be an existing BG customer. Read More
Thought this was a good deal WITH installation.... Can get it cheaper if you go with the British Gas deal that was posted, but you have to be an existing BG customer.
bigmaz Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago18 Comments
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bigmaz
Some people are happy not progressing with tech, but I want to be able to do this:http://i65.tinypic.com/vxhy68.png
Hi, as we have already agreed, we are all different (and boring it would be if we weren't 8) )
I am all for useful technology of all forms but, to me, this is technology for technology's sake and would add nothing to my life, even if it were free.
I don't agree with "this is technology for technology's sake", this is ideal if someone is disabled, and cannot currently control any of these things from their chair, now they have the independence to do so.
Also, what if you happen to forget to turn your heating off and you are already 1 hour down the road on your way to a 2 week holiday? Those are only 2 examples. Its all pretty useful, not just a gimmick :)
Even if it was just " technology for technology's sake", then I would rather that than remain in a boring world where we only invent things for a boring purpose. :)
Oh, I totally agree with your disabled example and there are, of course, exceptions but I was talking about myself.
Your holiday example does not apply to me either because I have great neighbours. :D
Personally, I am very grateful to the early adopters and, like you, I wouldn't want only boring things to be invented. After all, at some time, I might be far less able than I am now and so would be very grateful to the early adopters who have test-bedded the technology so that it can be made cheaply for the masses.
As I believe I suggested when we entered this dialogue, for myself this is neither VFM nor is it offering me any benefits. oO
Thank you for taking the time to respond, it's appreciated. (we need more emoticons on here as I wanted a thumbs up to end)

What if your neighbors are on holiday too??? Hehehe!!

The only scary thing about it all, is the more smart we make our home, the more vulnerable we are to people hacking it all :| can imagine someone hacing into my heating and making my flat like a sauna just for a laugh X)
bigmaz
cibarious
bigmaz
Some people are happy not progressing with tech, but I want to be able to do this:http://i65.tinypic.com/vxhy68.png
Hi, as we have already agreed, we are all different (and boring it would be if we weren't 8) )
I am all for useful technology of all forms but, to me, this is technology for technology's sake and would add nothing to my life, even if it were free.
I don't agree with "this is technology for technology's sake", this is ideal if someone is disabled, and cannot currently control any of these things from their chair, now they have the independence to do so.
Also, what if you happen to forget to turn your heating off and you are already 1 hour down the road on your way to a 2 week holiday? Those are only 2 examples. Its all pretty useful, not just a gimmick :)
Even if it was just " technology for technology's sake", then I would rather that than remain in a boring world where we only invent things for a boring purpose. :)
Oh, I totally agree with your disabled example and there are, of course, exceptions but I was talking about myself.

Your holiday example does not apply to me either because I have great neighbours. :D

Personally, I am very grateful to the early adopters and, like you, I wouldn't want only boring things to be invented. After all, at some time, I might be far less able than I am now and so would be very grateful to the early adopters who have test-bedded the technology so that it can be made cheaply for the masses.

As I believe I suggested when we entered this dialogue, for myself this is neither VFM nor is it offering me any benefits. oO

Thank you for taking the time to respond, it's appreciated. (we need more emoticons on here as I wanted a thumbs up to end)
cibarious
bigmaz
Some people are happy not progressing with tech, but I want to be able to do this:http://i65.tinypic.com/vxhy68.png
Hi, as we have already agreed, we are all different (and boring it would be if we weren't 8) )
I am all for useful technology of all forms but, to me, this is technology for technology's sake and would add nothing to my life, even if it were free.

I don't agree with "this is technology for technology's sake", this is ideal if someone is disabled, and cannot currently control any of these things from their chair, now they have the independence to do so.

Also, what if you happen to forget to turn your heating off and you are already 1 hour down the road on your way to a 2 week holiday? Those are only 2 examples. Its all pretty useful, not just a gimmick :)

Even if it was just " technology for technology's sake", then I would rather that than remain in a boring world where we only invent things for a boring purpose. :)

Edited By: bigmaz on Apr 14, 2017 10:44
bigmaz
Some people are happy not progressing with tech, but I want to be able to do this:http://i65.tinypic.com/vxhy68.png
Hi, as we have already agreed, we are all different (and boring it would be if we weren't 8) )

I am all for useful technology of all forms but, to me, this is technology for technology's sake and would add nothing to my life, even if it were free.
cibarious
bigmaz
cibarious
bigmaz
cibarious
...and how long will it take to recover the cost of this gizmo with the smaller gas bills?
Just curious as I've seen umpteen of these deals and can see no financial benefit in the short or medium term and, as technology has proven so many times before, by the time medium term is here there will have been several new and improved gizmos and you go round the loop again.
I am not interested in the financial benefit, I just want the convenience :)
OK, I'll bite - what convenience? ;)
Being able to switch my heating on or off when not in the house, setting the temp while sitting in the living room watching TV. Might not sound like something you are interested in, but I like that convenience.
Fair enough and thanks for taking the time to reply. :)
You're right about me, I cannot see that as value for money or even a great convenience. I'll wait until they mind read before I indulge. ;)

Some people are happy not progressing with tech, but I want to be able to do this:

http://i65.tinypic.com/vxhy68.png
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Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer and Patio Cleaner 240V 110 bar £74.97 @ Toolstation

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I've been watching these for a while.....best price I've seen so far.... Read More
I've been watching these for a while.....best price I've seen so far....
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I see a hole at back of Karcher K 2 but doesnt look like a connection for shampoo hose ???? £55 B & Q


Edited By: wlovell47 on Apr 18, 2017 12:24
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6 weeks ago these were £60 in Homebase (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/karcher-k2-home-pressure-washer-includes-vario-lance-dirtblaster-t50-t-racer-patio-2612578), so you can't have been watching for that long!
If only I had a time machine, I could go back and purchase one !
Next time I post a deal I will CONSTANTLY monitor it for at least two months (_;)
You don't need a time machine, now £60 on Amazon.
No it's not....
Monkeybumcheeks
SewerSide
6 weeks ago these were £60 in Homebase (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/karcher-k2-home-pressure-washer-includes-vario-lance-dirtblaster-t50-t-racer-patio-2612578), so you can't have been watching for that long!
If only I had a time machine, I could go back and purchase one !
Next time I post a deal I will CONSTANTLY monitor it for at least two months (_;)
You don't need a time machine, now £60 on Amazon.
I got one of these in a new year sale (minus the patio cleaner) for £32 in Tesco. Nothing wrong with the K2 at all, it's been fine for cleaning slabs and the car. I only thought it would last a year but it still works fine. Seems very overpriced at £72 even with the patio cleaner.

The soap syphon thingy on mine had never worked but it's not really a big deal.
colganraz
I have the nilfisk and found the patio cleaner pants, ended up just using the lance to clean the patio.. not sure how the karcher compares

Agreed, I find the patio cleaners hopeless, just swirls the dirty water around under the unit, using a dirtblaster lance is far easier, aim away and in the direction you want water to go.
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Tool Station SDS keyed chuck adapter for you cockneys or adaptor for you Americans! - £4.75 @ Toolstation

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picked one up this morning to do a small job and at the same time pick up another sds adaptor or adapter with a keyless chuck for £ 7.87 a good mornings work was had by all.;) Read More
picked one up this morning to do a small job and at the same time pick up another sds adaptor or adapter with a keyless chuck for £ 7.87 a good mornings work was had by all.;)
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hhali
any one know where i can get the reverse - 3 jaw to SDS adapter?
sry no idea
but could you not just put your sds drill bit straight in to your non sds drill? make sure it clamps down on the shaft.



Edited By: AzeemB on Mar 19, 2017 00:09
any one know where i can get the reverse - 3 jaw to SDS adapter?
Bought similar for screwfix with my Makita sds a few years back, very useful and yes it states all over to turn off the hammer function as does this in the one liner description, those muppets who can't read or think it's a good idea to ignore maybe buy a few as they are cheap ?
better off buying a cheap drill instead?
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Plano Hard Base Tool Bag 68x23x30cm, £26.14 from Toolstation.com

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Large sized hard bottom tool bag on clearance price at Toolstation. Can be delivered or click & collect from in store. Read More
Large sized hard bottom tool bag on clearance price at Toolstation. Can be delivered or click & collect from in store.
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MK Logic Plus twin outlet Plus USB 21.98 + Free Delivery @ Toolstation

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One of the best brands for electrical has added USB to their superb twin 240V sockets. This is 25 pounds on amazon or tool station. Here a bit cheaper. Read More
One of the best brands for electrical has added USB to their superb twin 240V sockets. This is 25 pounds on amazon or tool station. Here a bit cheaper.
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3.1a twin socket / twin pack for £18 at screwfix... BG British brand too !
frenchian
MKs quality is far superior to that of almost any other electrical fitment supplier. I have been waiting for them to release this product - but unfortunately the price is too high for my liking.
It is a bit steep indeed :-( But we exclusively have MK logic plus (have a Varilte Vpro LED dimmer as the only non MK and it annoys me). have been waiting a long time too. I read that really high current may charge fast but wrecks batteries unless they are smart sockets. (qualcom quick charge thingy)
MKs quality is far superior to that of almost any other electrical fitment supplier. I have been waiting for them to release this product - but unfortunately the price is too high for my liking.
Only 2A total, not 2A x2 according to a review.
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Milwaukee 12v Lithium-ion Compact Combi Drill £86.06 (with code) Inc Delivery or C and C

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Superb drill for the price, comes with case, 2 x 2.0Ah Lithium Batteries, fast charger and case. The drill is normally £159.82 at toolstation, it's on offer at £99.82 at the moment, and with the code… Read More
Superb drill for the price, comes with case, 2 x 2.0Ah Lithium Batteries, fast charger and case. The drill is normally £159.82 at toolstation, it's on offer at £99.82 at the moment, and with the code…
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Bargain for the price. My favourite (after trying a few similar ones)
Excellent make and compact and great value!!? Just ordered it on free delivery hope it turns out well.......now what to do with those washers!!?
Many thanks for posting this - just purchased one. heat added.
tek-monkey
mayzi
tek-monkey
Stop tempting me, I already have 4 drills!
But this one is compact.......
I'd happily buy a impact off you if the price is right lol
Don't have one, I have 4 normal drills. A wired Bosch and Worx SDS, a NiCad B&D and a lighter Li-Ion B&D. Yet I still want this one for some reason!
Terrible! Lol
mayzi
tek-monkey
Stop tempting me, I already have 4 drills!
But this one is compact.......
I'd happily buy a impact off you if the price is right lol

Don't have one, I have 4 normal drills. A wired Bosch and Worx SDS, a NiCad B&D and a lighter Li-Ion B&D. Yet I still want this one for some reason!
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GU10 Led 5W cool or warm white 5 pack only £4.99 @ Toolstation free C&C

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Bought some of these today and boy are they bright, much better that the halogen bulbs they've replaced. 5 Pack LED. Plastic body. • 38° beam angle • Equivalent to 55W • Warm white 3000K, cool… Read More
Bought some of these today and boy are they bright, much better that the halogen bulbs they've replaced. 5 Pack LED. Plastic body. • 38° beam angle • Equivalent to 55W • Warm white 3000K, cool…
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One of the first LED GU10's I bought has just failed. Only purchased maybe 6 months ago and it was an Ever Ready bulb sold by B & M. Not cheap either. Sometimes buying a "known" brand at a greater price isn't the best plan. Possibly one to avoid as when I bought them originally one of them didn't work straight out of the packet. Unless of course they are fake and made in someone's shack in the far east.

For anyone who is interested the Ever Ready were cool white 5W. I have eight spots in my kitchen. I replaced the dud one with one of the warm white purchased from Toolstation. No difference in colour temperature that I can see. As I said before the Toolstation warm white do not appear to have the yellow tinge associated with other warm white brand.
Yep mine got cancelled too, none in stock at the warehouse.

Have to make a trip to a local store sometime soon as they have some in stock.
merrycherry
Ordered 3 packs a few days ago, just got phone call saying order cancelled, non in stock, marvelous.


Try screwfix excellent deals there too.
Ordered 3 packs a few days ago, just got phone call saying order cancelled, non in stock, marvelous.
Is it a light house ??
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Milwaukee M12 BPD-202C with 2xLi-ion batteries, charge and case £99.82 @ Toolstation

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They are doing a discount on the whole range, but this little drill is the best deal by far. Saving over £60 to the nearest competitor. Little drills like this are invaluable tools for your odd job… Read More
They are doing a discount on the whole range, but this little drill is the best deal by far. Saving over £60 to the nearest competitor. Little drills like this are invaluable tools for your odd job…
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luvsadeal
Definitely not better but worth £24.99 if your using it around the house. Wouldn't last long on site. The Milwaukee has hammer action and bigger capacity batteries.
I think most people WOULD be using around the house reading this
wxxhrt
I was about to pick up a top end brushless Erbauer tomorrow- Your text here
How does these drills compare? would 12v keep up with the 18v erbauer?

They are different drills really. The Erbauer is a bulkier drill, but has more power and a brushless motor theoretically lasts longer. That said Milwuakee are a top end brand, and you pay for that, same deal as buying a DeWalt.

Small drills like this are great for smaller jobs, easier to carry around and nicer to use. But if you are going to need the power and longevity on each charge of the Ebauer then go for that one.
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I was about to pick up a top end brushless Erbauer tomorrow-

Your text here

How does these drills compare? would 12v keep up with the 18v erbauer?
I have one of these, I had though it was excellent quality, but the torque adjustment ring on mine is stuck on one position. Apart from that, really fantastic, even for small jobs drilling into stone, with the hammer action. Also one of the most important things with any make of drill is the battery charger. If you have a rubbish charger which takes all day, then it makes the whole drill a lot less useful. These normally come with an excellent one hour charger.

Buy Power Tools for Less at Toolstation

Based in Bridgwater, Somerset, Toolstation has risen incredibly quickly to become one of Europe’s biggest tool retailers. The company was founded as recently as 2003 by Mark Goddard-Watts (who had earlier created Screwfix). After a major investment by Travis Perkins in 2008, the company expanded quickly, opening more than 250 outlets by 2016.

Where to Buy Toolstation Products

Toolstation products can either be purchased in-store or online at www.toolstation.com. If you’d like to visit a Toolstation branch in person, use their Store Locator tool to find your closest location. Alternatively, log onto Toolstation.co.uk and make a purchase online.

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The Toolstation online store offers a vast selection of power tools and accessories, including:

  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Automotive – Including jacks, winches, mechanics tools, suction pads, wrenches, fuel pumps, cans and oils.
  • Cleaning & Pest Control – Featuring indoor and outdoor surface cleaners, pesticides, litter disposal products, mops, brushes, wipes an hand cleaners.
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  • Hand Tools – Includes saws, knives, wrecking bars, hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures, levels, plumbing tools, spanners & wrenches, roofing tools, cutters, chisels and files.
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  • Ironmongery – Includes door furniture, locks, latches, door closures, TV brackets, letter boxes, draught excluders and knobs.
  • Ladders and Storage – Includes extension, combination, step, loft and access ladders, as well as tool bags, tool boxes and shelving.
  • Landscaping – Includes chainsaws, blowers, shredders, mowers, rakes, shovels, tillers, hoses, hose reels, paving materials, borders, grass seed and fences.
  • Lighting – Includes LED downlights, spotlights, outdoor lights, lamps, torches, emergency lights and site lights.
  • Painting and Decorating – Features paints, primers, plaster, brushes, palettes, rollers, wallpaper, putty and dustsheets.
  • Plumbing – Features piping, toilet fittings, valves and connectors, macerators, pump clips and pumps.
  • Power tools – Including drills, impact drivers, multi-tools, corded and cordless models, jigsaws, power sanders, nailers and grinders.
  • Power tool accessories – Includes drill bits, screwdriver bits, saw blades and discs.
  • Roofing and Drainage – Includes roofing materials, guttering, piping and waterseals.
  • Security – Features alarms, locks, lights, door chimes, safes and chains.
  • Screws and Fixings – Includes brass and steel screws, anchors, wall plugs, nuts, washers, rivets and nails.
  • Taps & Showers – Features kitchen and bathroom taps, shower heads, shower trays and curtains, pumps, bathroom accessories and shower hoses.
  • Workwear & Safety – Includes overalls, PPE, coats, hi-vis clothing, boots, shoes, face masks, respirators and fire control equipment.

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Toolstation offers access to some of the world’s leading power tool brands, including:

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Sales at Toolstation

Toolstation are always running promotional sales. The best place to look for the most recent offers is their HotUKDeals listings, but you might also want to bookmark the Toolstation clearance section, which always has a large selection.

Pick the right time of year to shop with Toolstation as well. The company regularly runs power tool discounts around Black Friday and the January Sales, while there may also seasonal sales. For example, as winter approaches, outdoor equipment may be reduced in price, so keep an eye out for bargains.

Toolstation also release a print catalogue on a regular basis, so if you often buy tools or supplies, it may be worth ordering one.

Making a Purchase From Toolstation

Just add items to your online trolley as required, then head to the checkout. At the payment pages, you can check to see which stores have your tools in stock, and easily add items from the Toolstation catalogue. All users have to sign up with Toolstation, which should only take a couple of minutes.

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Customers ordering online from Toolstation can use the following payment methods: VISA, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal. The company also operates a “secure shopping” system, ensuring that customers’ details are protected at all times.

Delivery Options from Toolstation.co.uk

Toolstation offers three delivery options. Standard delivery (and delivery to any remote areas) takes 2-4 days and costs £5 for orders below £10. Above that it’s free. Express delivery will get your items to you by 18:00 the next day at a cost of £5 (free above £10). Turbo delivery arrives by 12 noon the next day and costs £10 (£5 on orders above £10). Alternatively, you can choose to Click and Collect at any Toolstation outlet.

Returning Items to Toolstation

Any item purchased from Toolstation can be returned within 30 days of receipt. To do so, take your item(s) to a Toolstation branch or contact their Customer Service Team at: 0808 1007211. Have your order number handy when you talk to a staff member. They will lead you through the returns process.

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Toolstation have a number of handy social media channels, and if you want to stay abreast of their promotions, they are essential. You can follow them at:

Another useful tool is the Toolstation app, which allows you to browse the company’s product range, make purchases, contact Customer Service, find branches and check stock availability.

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Toolstation make it easy to get in touch if you have something to ask their Customer Service team. You can reach them at:

There’s also a very clear, useful FAQ section on the Toolstation website, which should clear up most basic questions.

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There’s no better place to find saws, hammers, cordless drills, gardening tools, screws, nails and locks than Toolstation. Whether you are a skilled professional or a keen DIY fan, check out the Toolstation HotUKDeals listings and save money on your tools, materials and accessories.