Cut to length wallplugs

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David W.E. Roberts

Hi,

you remeber the 'cut to length' wallplugs?
Continuous length of squidgy plastic and you cut a piece off then used it as
a wall plug?

Just realised that the white version is just right for fixing 2.5mm sq cable
clips, and I only have one length.

Trying to find a supplier, but it is a while since I've seen these so I
don't know if they are still for sale.

Much better (IMHO) that the current 'bullet' plugs you buy by the 100 from
sheds and Screwfix.

TIA

Dave R

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BillR

David said:
Hi,

you remeber the 'cut to length' wallplugs?
Continuous length of squidgy plastic and you cut a piece off then
used it as a wall plug?

Just realised that the white version is just right for fixing 2.5mm
sq cable clips, and I only have one length.

Trying to find a supplier, but it is a while since I've seen these so
I don't know if they are still for sale.

Much better (IMHO) that the current 'bullet' plugs you buy by the 100
from sheds and Screwfix.

TIA

Dave R
You're right, they were good esp when the hole may have been a bit too deep.
Also you could use it instead of a frame fixer by feeding a bit through the
hole in the wood.
My stock is now very low, wonder if Jewsons have any?
 
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David W.E. Roberts

David W.E. Roberts said:
Hi,

you remeber the 'cut to length' wallplugs?
Continuous length of squidgy plastic and you cut a piece off then used it as
a wall plug?

Just realised that the white version is just right for fixing 2.5mm sq cable
clips, and I only have one length.

Trying to find a supplier, but it is a while since I've seen these so I
don't know if they are still for sale.

Much better (IMHO) that the current 'bullet' plugs you buy by the 100 from
sheds and Screwfix.

TIA

Dave R
Yeehah! (I think).

http://www.tool-up.co.uk/shop/diy/BSTWVP.html
 
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Roger Mills

John Schmitt said:
Almost certainly not. If you read my FAQ, you will see that there
would be public paranoia about them, never mind the fact that
they won't go down well with vegetarians. As for Rawlplastic, the
nanny won't let you play with that either.

John Schmitt
I wasn't aware that you were supposed to EAT them!

Roger
 
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RichardS

John Schmitt said:
Almost certainly not. If you read my FAQ, you will see that there
would be public paranoia about them, never mind the fact that
they won't go down well with vegetarians. As for Rawlplastic, the
nanny won't let you play with that either.

John Schmitt
Haven't seen you in these ere parts for a while, John!

Thought you might have popped up in the midst of the caustic soda
debate.....

cheers
Richard
 
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Colin Wilson

Does anyone know whether you can still get proper fibre Rawlplugs - far
Almost certainly not.
How the hell are you supposed to fix storage rads these days then ?
 
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David W.E. Roberts

stuart noble said:
David W.E. Roberts wrote in message ...
Doesn't say how many in a pack though, does it?.
I am assuming that they are 39p + vat for one length.
Have ordered and will report back.
As you note, the £29+ for a box doesn't allow you to calculate value for
money :-(
Decided not to risk that one

Cheers
Dave R
 
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John Laird

I am assuming that they are 39p + vat for one length.
Have ordered and will report back.
I think my local ironmongers manages to sell them for 40p(*), so that sounds
about right.

[And yes, we did go through the "I thought I might be getting the packet for
that" routine first time...]
As you note, the £29+ for a box doesn't allow you to calculate value for
money :-(
Decided not to risk that one
I have a packet that the individual ones are sold from (having bought the
last few in one size) and it has no indication of contents either. But it
looks as if it could easily hold 25, but no more than 50. In 4 sizes, a box
could be simply a packet of each size, so 100-200. Cripplingly expensive
way of buying a plain plastic extrusion, but what can you do ?
 
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Rick Dipper

My local timber merchant has them, they have a website google for "tomlinson parbans"

Rick
 
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cut to length wall plugs

I noticed an old post from David years ago about cut to length wall plugs
diy4u.co.uk are now stocking the red.green and blue versions
Hopes this helps somebody out
 

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