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The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 13 Sep 2017, 14:48

TrimTheKing wrote:Good to know! I am in the process of ordering a new one and it is between them and tankdepot. I'll check again who I am liking the most in terms of price...

What make have you gone for, Titan?

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It's not Fuel Tank Shop's fault but the delivery company that the manufacturer uses who are Deso...who were extremely good in dealing with the possible damage caused during delivery. No quibbles. Straight swap out. No debate. So I'd recommend Deso. Just not their bloody delivery company.

I've gone for a single skin tank. 1250 litres. Low profile. I originally planned to go for a larger tank thinking that there was a discount over 1000 litres. Not so. So no point in wasting money getting a larger tank. Also means that I don't have to faff about sticking some stones on top of the dry-stone wall.
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby TrimTheKing » 13 Sep 2017, 15:09

I've read good things about Deso, they're a very small company apparently.

Why have you gone single skin and not bunded...?

If you use places like weboil.co.uk or boilerjuice.com I have ALWAYS got a much better price on over 1000 l, which is partly why I went for a 2500 l tank, to buy in bulk and also to run out less often...

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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 13 Sep 2017, 15:23

TrimTheKing wrote:I've read good things about Deso, they're a very small company apparently.

Why have you gone single skin and not bunded...? price

If you use places like weboil.co.uk or boilerjuice.com I have ALWAYS got a much better price on over 1000 l, which is partly why I went for a 2500 l tank, to buy in bulk and also to run out less often...
Whenever I checked these companies at our last place I always got a lower price going direct. I'm hoping with all my insulation that I won't need the heating on that much ;)
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 14 Sep 2017, 14:58

RogerS wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:I've read good things about Deso, they're a very small company apparently.

Why have you gone single skin and not bunded...? price

If you use places like weboil.co.uk or boilerjuice.com I have ALWAYS got a much better price on over 1000 l, which is partly why I went for a 2500 l tank, to buy in bulk and also to run out less often...
Whenever I checked these companies at our last place I always got a lower price going direct. I'm hoping with all my insulation that I won't need the heating on that much ;)
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The phrase * up and brewery springs to mind. New tank just delivered but neither driver nor his office had any instructions to take away the damaged tank!

So emailed them to say I will be dragging the damaged tank off our property and leave it by the side of the road.

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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 17 Sep 2017, 13:03

TrimTheKing wrote:.... partly why I went for a 2500 l tank, to buy in bulk and also to run out less often...

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May have made a mistake here. The oil delivery driver said that any frost/ice/snow on the hill up to our plateau then he'd never make it. So I need to make sure that we keep topped up. Easier to do with a 2500 litre tank.
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 17 Nov 2017, 19:13

Gosh...nearly two months on and no posts. Sorry chaps but always seemed to be playing catch-up to stay one step ahead of the builders, prepping plumbing and electrics plus the odd bit of joinery and so no time to take many photos or post stuff. After all, there are only so many photographs of plasterboard one can take.

So where are we. Up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Today should have been a day of celebration as the builders are effectively offsite. There is one guy...a superb plasterer and excellent all-rounder who is carrying on to finish plastering the utility room, downstairs loo and together with his brother - who used to lecture on plastering and how to make proper plaster-of-paris cornices - putting up some proper Georgian cornicing in a downstairs room.

But. Effing effing radiators from a cr*p Italian firm called Cordivari. Discovered on Tuesday that one radiator has oversize studs on one side that prevents the fixings from going on. The numpties at the factory managed to pack the wrong fitting set in one of the radiators. That was Tuesday and response back there has been none. Just had another go at fitting some more only to discover that virtually every effing thread on every effing fixing on every effing radiator is blocked up with paint and so needs retapping with one of the bolts before any attempt can be made to fit the radiator. And some are so bad that the bolt will not cut it - literally and metaphorically and my tap and die set is God knows where.

So what's left to do after fitting the rads and getting the CH up and running ? Well, getting the bathroom and ensuites tiled, shower trays in, shower screens up, bogs and basins in. Oh yes...paint the whole of the inside of the house. Downlights in....really looking forward to getting up into the loft to do that. Sockets and switches on the walls. Kitchen finished off, hob in, appliances in, doors on etc.

And flooring ...what to do about that ? And LOML hates the stairs.

So b******ks to it all. I'm going down the pub.
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby Malc2098 » 17 Nov 2017, 20:04

Blimey, Rog. You've moved on a helluva lot since I popped round!
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 19 Nov 2017, 22:48

Jeez but these Cordivari radiators are the pants. Out of 13 radiators....

one has paint splashed on it in a different colour

one can't be fitted because they supplied the wrong fixing kit

one can't be fitted because either the paint coat is too thick or they've used the wrong diameter fixing rod

one can't be fitted because one of the fixing holes needs retapping
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby 9fingers » 19 Nov 2017, 22:54

RogerS wrote:Jeez but these Cordivari radiators are the pants. Out of 13 radiators....

one has paint splashed on it in a different colour

one can't be fitted because they supplied the wrong fixing kit

one can't be fitted because either the paint coat is too thick or they've used the wrong diameter fixing rod

one can't be fitted because one of the fixing holes needs retapping


Simple steel panel radiators have proved very effective a trivial to fit for years now.......

KISS :lol:

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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby RogerS » 19 Nov 2017, 22:56

9fingers wrote:
RogerS wrote:Jeez but these Cordivari radiators are the pants. Out of 13 radiators....

one has paint splashed on it in a different colour

one can't be fitted because they supplied the wrong fixing kit

one can't be fitted because either the paint coat is too thick or they've used the wrong diameter fixing rod

one can't be fitted because one of the fixing holes needs retapping


Simple steel panel radiators have proved very effective a trivial to fit for years now.......

KISS :lol:

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Style...old boy...style ;)
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Re: The builder's are coming - Catch-up time

Postby 9fingers » 19 Nov 2017, 23:00

RogerS wrote:
9fingers wrote:
RogerS wrote:Jeez but these Cordivari radiators are the pants. Out of 13 radiators....

one has paint splashed on it in a different colour

one can't be fitted because they supplied the wrong fixing kit

one can't be fitted because either the paint coat is too thick or they've used the wrong diameter fixing rod

one can't be fitted because one of the fixing holes needs retapping


Simple steel panel radiators have proved very effective a trivial to fit for years now.......

KISS :lol:

Bob


Style...old boy...style ;)


Well you could have just painted them black allowing you to use smaller rads and be stylish too.
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