Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 200928 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2575 on: November 18, 2019, 10:06:25 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.


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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2576 on: November 19, 2019, 06:01:53 pm »
BN: I think I've got the lurgy.  This has prevented me from seeking grout and waste fittings with non-age-hardened gaskets and such.

BN: Barakta's Thunderbirds-effect uppy-downy desk malfunctioned, with one side failing in the 'down' capacity.  After failed attempts at turning it off and on again etc, we removed the top[1] in an attempt to apply persuasion to the left-side lifting column without it being under load.  Long story short, the linear actuator self-destructed, and I'm now looking at an armature, some very strong magnets, and a deeply suspicious circlip.  I'm not sure how I could further dismantle the motor in order to correctly align the brushes on reassembly, but I'm reasonably sure that putting it back together afterwards involves a hydraulic press.

GN: It's got a 5 year warranty, with about 2 weeks left on it.

BN: This involves dealing with Posturite, a company whose general uselessness strikes fear into the heart of barakta in her professional capacity.

GN: I've found a supplier for the relevant part, if that doesn't work out.

BN: Wrong colour (it's an obsolete model) and the best part of £400

[1] Incompetently, causing assorted minor injuries that I'll undoubtedly feel in the morning.  Fortunately the heavy bit landed on my knee, rather than barakta's arms.
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