Plastic shims

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Slider

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Jul 9, 2008, 7:18:49 AM7/9/08
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Hi

Been trying to find some plastic shims for leveling purposes, specifically a
toilet. Floor is not quite even and need to put some shims under one side
to level the toilet pan. Does anyone know where I can purchase such items?

TIA


The Wanderer

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Jul 9, 2008, 7:55:59 AM7/9/08
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Most builders' merchants stock them.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/35600/Fixings/Furniture-Fixings/Plastic-Shims-100


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Slider

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Jul 9, 2008, 8:29:41 AM7/9/08
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"The Wanderer" <wand...@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
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Thanks. I saw some others on some other DIY site which are strips of thin
plastic, just not sure where I saw them now.


Rod

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Jul 9, 2008, 8:34:52 AM7/9/08
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The oft mentioned Isaac Lord trade counter.

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The Natural Philosopher

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Jul 9, 2008, 8:58:12 AM7/9/08
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purchase? when old yoghurt cartons are simply made of nice sort of
20thou plastic?

The Medway Handyman

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Jul 9, 2008, 5:14:38 PM7/9/08
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Slider

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Jul 10, 2008, 4:27:19 AM7/10/08
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"The Medway Handyman" <davi...@nospamblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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Not quite, but thanks anyway. I will try and find the site, it showed
someone fitting a toilet and inserting plastic strips to level the
pan.....exactly the same thing I need to do.


stuart noble

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Jul 10, 2008, 7:20:00 AM7/10/08
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You could just wedge it with anything you have lying around and
carefully fill the gap with car body filler (in stages obviously). Did
that recently in my son's house and it worked a treat. Cover the filler
with silicone if you prefer. In this case the gap was about 3mm at the
front, just enough to rock.

Slider

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Jul 10, 2008, 7:40:16 AM7/10/08
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"Slider" <sli...@slide.com> wrote in message news:g54h8s$6ip$1...@aioe.org...

Found it

http://www.victoriaplumb.com/bathroom_DIY/fitting_toilets_bidets.html

This is what I am after.


The Natural Philosopher

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Jul 10, 2008, 7:42:46 AM7/10/08
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You don't even have to do that. Prop the whole thing up 3mm or so and
inject silicone under it. Leave 48 hours, remove props and make good gaps.

Given up on screws now.

John

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Jul 10, 2008, 10:13:25 AM7/10/08
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Try eBay.
Item No 160259405398
You can also get plain rectangular ones, item No 200235681966

John

Bruce

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Jul 10, 2008, 3:36:34 PM7/10/08
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"Slider" <sli...@slide.com> wrote:


Oh dear. Look just a little further down the page!

I cannot take seriously any web site that recommends fitting a
macerator to a WC then pumping the contents up to 100 metres
horizontally and 6 metres vertically.

100 metres of 20mm bore pipe contains about 31 litres of potentially
projectile poo. When the pipe bursts (and please note I wrote "when")
there will need to be a clean-up of biblical proportions. ;-)


Slider

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Jul 11, 2008, 3:44:47 AM7/11/08
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"Bruce" <n...@nospam.net> wrote in message
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Who said anything about a macerator. All I am interested in is the plastic
shims


dennis@home

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Jul 11, 2008, 7:21:30 AM7/11/08
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"Bruce" <n...@nospam.net> wrote in message
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No it doesn't.
The 100m of pipe has to flow away towards the drain, that is why the
vertical bit has to be first.
Anyway why would the pipe burst? Macerators aren't exactly high pressure.
Do make sure you fit a drain off at the bottom so you can drain the 6m that
may have sh!t left in.
A macerator is probably the only thing I would *want* a service contract on
BTW.
The one I fitted recently was 32 mm outlet not a 22 mm one.

Tim Downie

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Jul 11, 2008, 8:25:15 AM7/11/08
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Well our old Saniflow lasted nearly 15 years with no problems. The outlet
got blocked once or twice when "wetwipes" were dropped down the loo but
other than that, it behaved faultlessly. Can't see why you think the the
pipes will burst.

A service contract might make sense on a complex expensive machine but seems
overkill on a simple jobbie mincer.

Tim


dennis@home

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Jul 11, 2008, 9:53:09 AM7/11/08
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"Tim Downie" <timdow...@obviousyahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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Its worth it if it avoids a sh!t job.

Andy Hall

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Jul 11, 2008, 9:56:42 AM7/11/08
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On 2008-07-10 12:42:46 +0100, The Natural Philosopher <a@b.c> said:

> stuart noble wrote:
>>>
>> You could just wedge it with anything you have lying around and
>> carefully fill the gap with car body filler (in stages obviously). Did
>> that recently in my son's house and it worked a treat. Cover the filler
>> with silicone if you prefer. In this case the gap was about 3mm at the
>> front, just enough to rock.
> You don't even have to do that. Prop the whole thing up 3mm or so and
> inject silicone under it. Leave 48 hours, remove props and make good
> gaps.
>
> Given up on screws now.

I thought that you were a CBF advocate.....


Tim Downie

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Jul 11, 2008, 10:31:42 AM7/11/08
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dennis@home wrote:
> "Tim Downie" <timdow...@obviousyahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> > A service contract might make sense on a complex expensive machine
> > but seems overkill on a simple jobbie mincer.
>
> Its worth it if it avoids a sh!t job.

I'm probably a bit odd. I actually enjoy unblocking sewage filled drains.

Tim


Andy Hall

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Jul 11, 2008, 12:17:49 PM7/11/08
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On 2008-07-11 15:31:42 +0100, "Tim Downie"
<timdow...@obviousyahoo.co.uk> said:

Semper in excretum, sed alto variat?


Bruce

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Jul 11, 2008, 3:38:15 PM7/11/08
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"Slider" <sli...@slide.com> wrote:
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>Who said anything about a macerator. All I am interested in is the plastic
>shims


Oh, lighten up!

Bruce

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Jul 11, 2008, 3:39:21 PM7/11/08
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"Tim Downie" <timdow...@obviousyahoo.co.uk> wrote:
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>I'm probably a bit odd. I actually enjoy unblocking sewage filled drains.


Only probably?

;-)

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