Steam Iron Flex


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John Miller

The flex on our old iron is past its' best and needs replacing. I've
overcome the "security" screw, but cannot find a source for the replacement
flex. This stuff used to be easily obtainable but seems to have vanished now
(elf 'n' safety, no doubt). I did find a couple of places on the web who'll
sell me a replacment cord complete with plug, but they both want around 7
UKP + P&P which makes it uneconomical as new irons can be had for not much
more than this. The iron is perfectly sound and I'm loath to contribute to
the throw- away society unless I really have to. Can anybody suggest a
source of the proper flex or alternatively suggest an alternative. Apart
from the lack of flexibility, could I just use ordinary PVC covered flex?

John M
 
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Andy Wade

John said:
[...] Can anybody suggest a
source of the proper flex or alternatively suggest an alternative.
Look at Ebay item no.'s 120450588633 and 120450589742.
 
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Huge

The flex on our old iron is past its' best and needs replacing. I've
overcome the "security" screw, but cannot find a source for the replacement
flex. This stuff used to be easily obtainable but seems to have vanished now
(elf 'n' safety, no doubt). I did find a couple of places on the web who'll
sell me a replacment cord complete with plug, but they both want around 7
UKP + P&P which makes it uneconomical as new irons can be had for not much
more than this. The iron is perfectly sound and I'm loath to contribute to
the throw- away society unless I really have to. Can anybody suggest a
source of the proper flex or alternatively suggest an alternative.
I'll cheerfully send you some for P&P. I bought a drum of it when my local
Focus closed down.
 
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Andy Dingley

This stuff used to be easily obtainable but seems to have vanished now
TLC et al, quite easily. Heat resistant flex (immersion heaters for
one) and it will be silicone insulation or similar for heat
resistance, rather than cotton braid covered.
 
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Andrew Gabriel

TLC et al, quite easily. Heat resistant flex (immersion heaters for
one) and it will be silicone insulation or similar for heat
resistance, rather than cotton braid covered.
Silicone heat resistant flex doesn't work well on irons, because it
won't slide over the clothes you're ironing without rucking them
up on the board, making ironing more difficult. The cotten covered
flex is no longer used on toasters and other hot appliances, but is
still used for irons for this reason.

(Immersion heater flex would be unnecessarily bulky too.)
 
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Stuart B

Silicone heat resistant flex doesn't work well on irons, because it
won't slide over the clothes you're ironing without rucking them
up on the board, making ironing more difficult. The cotten covered
flex is no longer used on toasters and other hot appliances, but is
still used for irons for this reason.
Can you still get those wire supports that fit to the ironing board to
keep the flex well out of the way ?
 
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John Miller

Andy Wade said:
John said:
[...] Can anybody suggest a source of the proper flex or alternatively
suggest an alternative.
Look at Ebay item no.'s 120450588633 and 120450589742.

Amazing isn't it. I looked on Ebay but obviously didn't get the search
description right. Thanks.

John
 
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John Miller

Huge said:
I'll cheerfully send you some for P&P. I bought a drum of it when my local
Focus closed down.
Thanks - I've emailed you separately.

John
 

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