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Panny PW7... an evenful weekend!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by papa_flump, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. papa_flump

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    As the wife was away last week until Sunday.... I thought.... go on indulge, she's off galavanting with the family and her mother (eeeerrrrrr!), you deserve something nice... :devil:

    24 hours later the screen arrived.... and was installed within the following 12 hrs. 3 hrs later.. I decided to lower the screen by 3 inches.... no problem... hot water pipe.... big problem :oops: We have a three storey house & yes the boiler is on the top floor :eek: first saucepan out of the cupboard to catch the water (once my clothes, floor & sofa were drenched) transpired to be a colander too :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:

    Anyway after draining the system & chewing my finger nails up to my elbows, my mate answered my desperate call & helped to fix... valium would have been easier :rolleyes:

    Still cursing my decision to lower the screen I set off in search of the £1.98 plastic fitting once home I soon fixed & then spent the next 4 hours with a hair dryer... portable one mind you as the wife had taken her super dooper with her :rolleyes: before another mate came around to patch up the wall and allow me to re-hang the bracket in the new lower position.... :D

    Wife came home yesterday afternoon... gobsmacked... the peace was great for a few minutes :cool: then came all the usual... :lesson:

    Still had two sleepless nights now wondering if the little plastic fitting joining the two pieces of pipe together will still be there in the morning :rolleyes:

    anyway.. if I have managed to work out the picture posting thingy.. there should be a few pics of the screen :D
     

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    Yes copper pipe takes some beating,great setup and pictures , especially pic 3 :)
     
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    looks really good mate!!
     
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    When I wallmounted mine, we were using a jigsaw to cut out the plasterboard. Very similar to you, straight through the plastic radiator pipes. Water everywhere. I used a plastic connector and this leaked first time but now it has been on for a month with no probs. You should be fine if it lasts more than a day, just try and put some water through the pipe to test it.

    Roger
     
  5. papa_flump

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    Cheers Roger...

    those fittings do make you worry though eh!

    I could have sworn it was weeping the following morning... but as soon as I dried the joint the weeping had stopped!

    I have put it down to the plasterboard sweating as it dried out... hence water droplets on the pipework above the joint as well as below.

    re-checked everything and even gave the pipework a bit of a tug... everything seemed fine..... fingers still crossed though.
     
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    Plastic joints are very very reliable.
    I use them daily and never had one leak yet.

    Two things that could cause a leak with them are.

    1 - not cutting the plastic pipe cleanly, leaving burrs etc.
    This can damage the rubber "O" ring inside.

    2 - Missing "O" ring and/or plastic washer inside the plastic joint.
    It does happen, so i check each joint before fitting.

    So relax!
    As long as you pushed the pipes fully home, and locked the joint all should be well :smashin:
    (Ps, you don't HAVE to lock the joint on certain fittings(lock shields), but it does stop accidental "releasing"!)

    I prefer to use copper, but plastic allows greater choice on where/how to install pipes.
    Also copper seem just as easy to drill through as plastic!
     
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    What a horror story :eek: !

    Glad you got it sorted in the end ....it looks great :smashin:
     

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