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    Are they on upside down? lol

    Either I'm dead daft or I'm right please help! the kitchen here the drawers have the bit you put your fingers in to pull out just beneath the work surfaces making it hard to get your fingers in to pull out,considering its a council kitchen i think the drawer fronts are on upside down and the pulley bit for your fingers should be on the bottom of the drawer?

    Anyone help? council inspector swears theyre the right way but i dont think they are

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    lol i had to go and check mine and they are both at the top

    Original Poster

    it seems daft though having them at the top its a struggle to open them

    drawers usually only have one way they can be put together i.e. they'll have a recess for the drawer base to slide into, stopping the bottom falling out/bowing downwards with all the stuff in the drawer. so it sounds like a bad design, rather than bad construction to me.

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    Mardyass;5700402

    it seems daft though having them at the top its a struggle to open them


    then turn them around. Surely its a 2 minute job for all of them

    normally just need to turn the philips screws just inside the drawers a quarter turn and the fronts pop out. Turn them over and do it back up

    maybe you'd be a good designer hon

    and possibly the council inspector is lazy or narrow minded.

    try turning on of the fronts round and see if it works better your way xxxx

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    ClarityofMind;5700440

    maybe you'd be a good designer hon :)and possibly the council inspector … maybe you'd be a good designer hon :)and possibly the council inspector is lazy or narrow minded. try turning on of the fronts round and see if it works better your way xxxx



    Not in the same league as these classics:-

    from 'letters to the council' (allegedly)

    "I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off."
    "I wish to complain that my father hurt his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage."
    "Their 18 year old son is continuously banging his balls against my fence."
    "I wish to report that tiles are missing from the roof of the outside toilet and I think it was bad wind the other night that blew them off."
    "The lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?"
    "I am writing on behalf of my sink which is coming away from the wall."
    "Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant."
    "I request your permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen."
    "Can you please tell me when the repairs will be done as my wife is about to become an expectant mother."
    "I am still having trouble with smoke in my built in drawers."
    "The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared."
    "Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink."
    "Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now it is in three pieces."
    "Would you please send a man to repair my sprout. I am an old age pensioner and need it straight away."
    "I want to complain about the farmer across the road; every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's getting too much."
    "The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous."
    "Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third so will you please send someone around to do something about it."
    "I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would be pleased if you could do something about the noise made by the man I have on top of me every night."
    "Please send a man with clean tools to finish the job and satisfy the wife."
    "I have had the Clerk of the Works down on the floor six times, but still have no satisfaction."
    "We are getting married in September and would like it in the garden before we move into the house."
    "This is to let you know that our lavatory seat is broken and we can't get BBC2."

    "My bush is really overgrown around the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it."
    "...and he's got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take any more."
    "...that is his excuse for dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. "

    Original Poster

    will try turning them round,my dad cant even open the drawers due to arthiritis in his fingers making them like a bunch of bananas and too fat to fit in the small space to open them

    csiman;5700467

    I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then … I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then they actually turned up. No wonder council tax is going through the roof lol ;-)



    he was prolly just passing and figured he might get a cup of tea lol

    Good morning hon xxx

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    csiman;5700467

    I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then … I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then they actually turned up. No wonder council tax is going through the roof lol ;-)

    I didnt call them out it was a routine check and i mentioned it to him whilst here
    no point in calling them out ive been waiting months for them to turn up to look at my damp problem on ceilings!

    Mardyass;5700472

    will try turning them round,my dad cant even open the drawers due to … will try turning them round,my dad cant even open the drawers due to arthiritis in his fingers making them like a bunch of bananas and too fat to fit in the small space to open them



    Your poor dad. Arthritus is so painful. My grandmother had that too... it's scary. Make sure he takes his fish oils x x

    csiman;5700467

    I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then … I'm struggling to see how anyone would call out an inspector and then they actually turned up. No wonder council tax is going through the roof lol ;-)Not in the same league as these classics:-from 'letters to the council' (allegedly) "I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off." "I wish to complain that my father hurt his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage." "Their 18 year old son is continuously banging his balls against my fence." "I wish to report that tiles are missing from the roof of the outside toilet and I think it was bad wind the other night that blew them off." "The lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?" "I am writing on behalf of my sink which is coming away from the wall." "Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant." "I request your permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen." "Can you please tell me when the repairs will be done as my wife is about to become an expectant mother." "I am still having trouble with smoke in my built in drawers." "The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared." "Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink." "Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now it is in three pieces." "Would you please send a man to repair my sprout. I am an old age pensioner and need it straight away." "I want to complain about the farmer across the road; every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's getting too much." "The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous." "Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third so will you please send someone around to do something about it." "I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would be pleased if you could do something about the noise made by the man I have on top of me every night." "Please send a man with clean tools to finish the job and satisfy the wife." "I have had the Clerk of the Works down on the floor six times, but still have no satisfaction." "We are getting married in September and would like it in the garden before we move into the house." "This is to let you know that our lavatory seat is broken and we can't get BBC2.""My bush is really overgrown around the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it.""...and he's got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take any more.""...that is his excuse for dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. "



    lol these are brilliant, had me giggling out loud!!:-D

    Original Poster

    if i cant turn them round its probably best i just chuck some handles or knobs on em

    Mardyass;5700476

    I didnt call them out it was a routine check and i mentioned it to him … I didnt call them out it was a routine check and i mentioned it to him whilst hereno point in calling them out ive been waiting months for them to turn up to look at my damp problem on ceilings!



    Trying to think how you could make it easier for your dad.. you could possibly leave the things he needs most out on the surface for him if you have to be out, just so he can get himself his own cup of tea, slice of toast, that kind of thing x x

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    Mardyass;5700476

    I didnt call them out it was a routine check and i mentioned it to him … I didnt call them out it was a routine check and i mentioned it to him whilst hereno point in calling them out ive been waiting months for them to turn up to look at my damp problem on ceilings!


    soz, my mistake then. :thumbsup:

    Mardyass;5700489

    if i cant turn them round its probably best i just chuck some handles or … if i cant turn them round its probably best i just chuck some handles or knobs on em



    you'll be able to turn it round hon... look inside the drawer and there will be some lil screws holding the fascia to the drawer, these hardly take any unscrewing at all, they work themselves off in our house from so many people using them

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    ClarityofMind;5700479

    Your poor dad. Arthritus is so painful. My grandmother had that too... … Your poor dad. Arthritus is so painful. My grandmother had that too... it's scary. Make sure he takes his fish oils x x


    also glucosamine sulphate joint cream can work wonders too :thumbsup:

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    ClarityofMind;5700506

    you'll be able to turn it round hon... look inside the drawer and there … you'll be able to turn it round hon... look inside the drawer and there will be some lil screws holding the fascia to the drawer, these hardly take any unscrewing at all, they work themselves off in our house from so many people using them


    ones in mine are big and just need a quarter turn and then the fronts should just pull off.

    I'll take a pic lol

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    here you go. I even unscrewed it to show how easy they come off. Am I sad or what? lol

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/DSCF1273.jpg

    yes they are on the right way, most council kitchens had these at one point, they also dont come apart like csi mans trying to show you..they are way cheap glued together rubbish

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    kungfu;5700568

    yes they are on the right way, most council kitchens had these at one … yes they are on the right way, most council kitchens had these at one point, they also dont come apart like csi mans trying to show you..they are way cheap glued together rubbish


    you never know, might be lucky :thumbsup:

    i think the company who fitted our kitchen cheated on the screws lol

    there's only tiny ones holding ours on and they work out just from normal use!

    I have to be off to work, have a lovely day everyone x x x

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    csiman;5700550

    here you go. I even unscrewed it to show how easy they come off. Am I sad … here you go. I even unscrewed it to show how easy they come off. Am I sad or what? lol

    yes mine are the same excellent thankyou very much

    Original Poster

    only thing is by turning em upside down theres no groove to slot the drawer base into,that means i wont be able to overload them with crap anymore lol

    Mardyass;5700686

    yes mine are the same excellent thankyou very much



    If yours are the same, you can't turn them around, as the drawer front has a recess for the base to sit in.

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    thesaint;5700714

    If yours are the same, you can't turn them around, as the drawer front … If yours are the same, you can't turn them around, as the drawer front has a recess for the base to sit in.

    read above will try get a friend to groove them for me so they can go on perfectly upside down lol

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    knobs it is then

    Mardyass;5700733

    read above will try get a friend to groove them for me so they can go … read above will try get a friend to groove them for me so they can go on perfectly upside down lol



    That will only work if the protruding screw from the drawer front is centred(It appears to be).
    Routing out those grooves sounds like more trouble than it's worth, I would just stick some handles on.

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    screwfix do handles very cheap

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    maybe speaking out of turn here, but is your father registered disabled? if so then he could get the disability people in, otherwise could you not just add some ribbon and staple this to inside the draw so ribbon is hanging out, seems easier than what your thinking of getting handles

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    I simply do not know where to start.

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    sassie;5701145

    maybe speaking out of turn here, but is your father registered disabled? … maybe speaking out of turn here, but is your father registered disabled? if so then he could get the disability people in, otherwise could you not just add some ribbon and staple this to inside the draw so ribbon is hanging out, seems easier than what your thinking of getting handles


    he's got arthritus according to mardy so probably cant grip a ribbon. Handles are only about 50p each and would look better imho

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    csiman;5701593

    he's got arthritus according to mardy so probably cant grip a ribbon. … he's got arthritus according to mardy so probably cant grip a ribbon. Handles are only about 50p each and would look better imho



    was thinking more of a harsh ribbon, more like a rope, but yes i suppose, was just trying to come up with ideas, the disibilty people are the ones to talk to, he may also get other things made easier for him

    vibeone;5701221

    I simply do not know where to start.



    follow what csiman said he even supplied a pic :thumbsup:

    csiman;5700736

    knobs it is then



    who you callin a knob :w00t:

    :giggle:

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    ClarityofMind;5701723

    who you callin a knob :w00t::giggle:


    knobs is plural ;-)

    csiman;5701832

    knobs is plural ;-)



    wow more than one?? that needs pics :w00t:

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    ClarityofMind;5701847

    wow more than one?? that needs pics :w00t:


    LOL :-D

    Original Poster

    he has arthiritis and pagetts but refuses to accept any sort of help or benefits,too proud! and carries on with it all as much as he can,he doesnt live with me but is staying whilst im on holiday,just wanted to make it a little easier for him

    Mardyass;5702210

    he has arthiritis and pagetts but refuses to accept any sort of help or … he has arthiritis and pagetts but refuses to accept any sort of help or benefits,too proud! and carries on with it all as much as he can,he doesnt live with me but is staying whilst im on holiday,just wanted to make it a little easier for him



    I gotta send my respect to someone who sounds just as stubborn as I am, and how kind you are sweetie, thinking of how he will cope while he's house sitting for you x x

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    any luck mardy?
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