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mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 10:24AM
one of those days...Well i got the lesson planned Grin took a load of test shots with different settings, lodged it in the ol brain cell..... looked on the pc,,, nice,looking good in adobe bridge.. double click one of the shots,, BAM! deleted.... ALL images from the tests were gone!!!! not deleted.. GONE . the previous days kids in the woods are still there... erm.... out with the card, into the camera... GONE!! lol. wow did it turn blue in my office lol! so binned the card, new one ordered. try again today !

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mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 11:19AM
have you tried one of the recovery programmes?
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Yes Mike i tried 4 seperate ones, they just vanished....BUT this was my magic card that went through the washing machine some time ago.. its done well lol. clearly its reached the end...
CDSINUK 2 223 England
20 Nov 2012 10:32PM
finding out my camera is kaput!!!! its like losing an apendage Sad
KarenFB 8 4.3k 163 England
21 Nov 2012 8:04AM

Quote:Yes Mike i tried 4 seperate ones, they just vanished....BUT this was my magic card that went through the washing machine some time ago.. its done well lol. clearly its reached the end...


Mmmm. Time to be Bold and Surf the internet for a new one!

(sorry, couldn't resist!)
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Already done Grin should be here today :@D [nice pun btw]
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
23 Nov 2012 5:29PM
A couple of connections ( U bend etc. ) from the kitchen sink have had intermittent leaks for a few weeks so today decided to have a more detailed look and fix it.

No chance Sad

Tightened them up as some had come loose, no luck.
Dismantled everything, re-assembled ensuring all the connections were fitting " square" / tightened

Still no luck and leaking even worse now Sad

Will have another go later this evening but come next week time to call in a plumber, probably at a cost of around 60 + per hour ? Sad Sad
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 5:51PM

Quote:A couple of connections ( U bend etc. ) from the kitchen sink have had intermittent leaks for a few weeks so today decided to have a more detailed look and fix it.

No chance Sad

Tightened them up as some had come loose, no luck.
Dismantled everything, re-assembled ensuring all the connections were fitting " square" / tightened

Still no luck and leaking even worse now Sad

Will have another go later this evening but come next week time to call in a plumber, probably at a cost of around 60 + per hour ? Sad Sad


if its leaking from the joints you tightened then its got to be nothing more than a poor seal or a washer not in the right place, undo again and use petroleum jelly in the threads and around the washers. PTFE sealing compounds are better if you have them as they don't melt with hot water. Of course the leak may be above it elsewhere Sad
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
23 Nov 2012 5:54PM
Thanks Stuart..... I suppose that advice has just cost me 100 Wink
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
23 Nov 2012 6:33PM

Quote:I suppose that advice has just cost me 100 Wink

. . . I can repeat it for only 75.00.

Seriously, Stuart's right.
You ought to be able to get some PTFE sealing gear from B&Q or somewhere similar for a lot less than it will cost you to employ a plumber, who'll use the same stuff.
I used to have a roll of PTFE tape which I was gifted by a telephone engineer. You just wrapped a piece around the male part of the thread and did the joint up.
It worked a treat.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.6k 15 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:56PM
some things you really need a professional for, honestly its more cost effective in the long run.
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:59PM

Quote:some things you really need a professional for,


Funny that was what my first girlfriend said to me.....
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
24 Nov 2012 1:41AM
Reading that there is going to be more flooding over the weekend.

Its been bad enough this week trying to get to the hospital to spend some time with my son.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:51AM
waking up at 4.00 yet again with aching joints. Its only the 2nd time I've had the flu jab in 5 years and both times its left me with constant connective tissue pain - yet the Quack's say it can't be the flu vaccine that causes it!
Newdevonian 2 439 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 1:43PM

Quote: Will have another go later this evening but come next week time to call in a plumber, probably at a cost of around 60 + per hour ? Sad Sad
if its leaking from the joints you tightened then its got to be nothing more than a poor seal or a washer not in the right place, undo again and use petroleum jelly in the threads and around the washers. PTFE sealing compounds are better if you have them as they don't melt with hot water. Of course the leak may be above it elsewhere Sad



Seals generally come in two types. 1. a square section ring, and 2. a triangular section compression ring. These you can only buy with their accompanying 40mm white pipework. Leaks are usually caused by these becoming distorted when overtightened. If you are unable to replace the pipework (not prohibitively expensive), take the seals (remember their original placement), place them in boiling water, where they should revert to their original shape. If they are broken - move house or buy new pipes!

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