B&Q now told it can open

Borobarmy

Active member
#3
This has even caught them out as they are closed today but are stating they’ll open when they have a plan . Government saying this sector is acceptable. Wish I could buy shares in them !
 

spanishman

Well-known member
#4
Leroy Merlin (a similar company over here) is allowed online sales that they deliver by courier to the public. I know this as I have ordered some thin electric plugs for the 7 devices that plug in to the wall below our telly. Hidden behind a low storage unit.

We have another 5 devices nearby that are powered by bulky transformers - these are hidden in a drawer of the storage unit - using an extension lead fed into the back of the unit.

One of my round tuit jobs is to change the 7 plug for flat ones. So the wall unit can hug the wall better.

On another note on the same subject. We modernised our apartment 6 years ago. At that time we rebuilt the wall that the telly is on. Adding soundproofing in it. At the time I got 13 power points installed at the bottom of the wall. To allow us to plug loads of stuff in. However I forgot that some of the stuff would have transformer type plugs. By the way - all of these sockets and a number of others in the apartment are protected by a special surge protection fuse. To protect delicate devices.

Just shows how nerdy I am.
 
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Leroy Merlin (a similar company over here) is allowed online sales that they deliver by courier to the public. I know this as I have ordered some thin electric plugs for the 7 devices that plug in to the wall below our telly. Hidden behind a low storage unit.

We have another 5 devices nearby that are powered by bulky transformers - these are hidden in a drawer of the storage unit - using an extension lead fed into the back of the unit.

One of my round tuit jobs is to change the 7 plug for flat ones. So the wall unit can hug the wall better.

On another note on the same subject. We modernised our apartment 6 years ago. At that time we rebuilt the wall that the telly is on. Adding soundproofing in it. At the time I got 13 power points installed at the bottom of the wall. To allow us to plug loads of stuff in. However I forgot that some of the stuff would have transformer type plugs. By the way - all of these sockets and a number of others in the apartment are protected by a special surge protection fuse. To protect delicate devices.

Just shows how nerdy I am.
Why on earth do you need 13 power sockets?
My entire downstairs floorspace only has 8 doubles and it's a 3 bedroom house. 🤔☺️
 

spanishman

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#9
Why on earth do you need 13 power sockets?
My entire downstairs floorspace only has 8 doubles and it's a 3 bedroom house. 🤔☺️
Here is a list of 12-13 of them...

TV, sound bar, sound bar base speaker, printer, NAS, Spanish router, vpn router, Android box, landline, extension lead for chunky plugs hidden in storage unit, sonos speakers x 2. plus maybe one other thing I am not sure about. I will find out when I replace the 7 plugs in the wall with flat ones.

As I said I had a lot put in when we modernised. With the idea of using them all. However I am only actually using 7 of them. As the chunky transformer plugs would push the storage unit too far away from the wall. Intruding on the room. Also it would not sit flush with the surrounding units. The bottom it are stuck out in the photo as I have just been counting the plugs behind it and have not yet put it back properly.

The printer is in the cupboard on the bottom left of the picture.

We live in a 51 square metre 1 bedroom apartment. So space is important to us. WallUnit (Custom).jpg

I then have another 9 sockets (3 x 3) scattered around the rest of the living/dining area. These are non-surge protected ones.

There is only one sonos speaker in view. As we have just ordered some new ones. The unused sky box on the bottom left is still plugged in at the moment.
 
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I daren't count ours but I have at least 15 things plugged in the living room alone... probably the same in the garage and 10ish in the loft...
 
#12
Here is a list of 12-13 of them...

TV, sound bar, sound bar base speaker, printer, NAS, Spanish router, vpn router, Android box, landline, extension lead for chunky plugs hidden in storage unit, sonos speakers x 2. plus maybe one other thing I am not sure about. I will find out when I replace the 7 plugs in the wall with flat ones.

As I said I had a lot put in when we modernised. With the idea of using them all. However I am only actually using 7 of them. As the chunky transformer plugs would push the storage unit too far away from the wall. Intruding on the room. Also it would not sit flush with the surrounding units. The bottom it are stuck out in the photo as I have just been counting the plugs behind it and have not yet put it back properly.

The printer is in the cupboard on the bottom left of the picture.

We live in a 51 square metre 1 bedroom apartment. So space is important to us. View attachment 1175

I then have another 9 sockets (3 x 3) scattered around the rest of the living/dining area. These are non-surge protected ones.

There is only one sonos speaker in view. As we have just ordered some new ones. The unused sky box on the bottom left is still plugged in at the moment.
this post was crying out for you to be bollock naked in the reflection in the TV. Comedy gold. :)
 
#14
I want to redecorate a few rooms in our house and clear out the garage the only thing is i beleive the local refuse tips are closed. Can you still get skips delivered
 

Borobarmy

Active member
#16
Just got my jet wash out and the b@stard blew . Just ordered one on screwfix delivered tomorrow ;)

Ps hope the delivery man looks like Neil Armstrong 😷
 
#17
Here is a list of 12-13 of them...

TV, sound bar, sound bar base speaker, printer, NAS, Spanish router, vpn router, Android box, landline, extension lead for chunky plugs hidden in storage unit, sonos speakers x 2. plus maybe one other thing I am not sure about. I will find out when I replace the 7 plugs in the wall with flat ones.

As I said I had a lot put in when we modernised. With the idea of using them all. However I am only actually using 7 of them. As the chunky transformer plugs would push the storage unit too far away from the wall. Intruding on the room. Also it would not sit flush with the surrounding units. The bottom it are stuck out in the photo as I have just been counting the plugs behind it and have not yet put it back properly.

The printer is in the cupboard on the bottom left of the picture.

We live in a 51 square metre 1 bedroom apartment. So space is important to us. View attachment 1175

I then have another 9 sockets (3 x 3) scattered around the rest of the living/dining area. These are non-surge protected ones.

There is only one sonos speaker in view. As we have just ordered some new ones. The unused sky box on the bottom left is still plugged in at the moment.
Phase 1 of the plugathon complete. All existing plus swapped to flat ones. Apart from the old Sonos speaker on the right of the photo. 2 new Sonos speakers arriving tomorrow. Change the plugs on them and set them up. Then the job is done. Here is an example plug. With the foldable handle folded out. FlatPlugWithHandleOut.jpg
 
#18
OK. The plugathon is over. As you can see from the photo below, I have gained about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Which will probably make the missus happier.

There were some issues along the way. In particular, the new Sonos Move speaker on the right is portable. It comes with a charging ring. There is no way to disconnect the plug from the charging ring as I think it has a built in transformer. So the bulky plug for the Move speaker is plugged in to an extension lead. This is hidden behind the base speaker for the sound bar (on the right).

The lower cupboard is open this time. So you can see the networked printer that is hidden in there when not in use. In addition I have run an HDMI cable from the TV into this cupboard. So if I want to connect my laptop (on the dining table out of picture) to the telly I can do so. Using an HDMI extension cable. This is sometimes useful as casting over a network is sometimes a bit flaky.

The other thing is I have remembered the extra item with a plug that I was missing before. It is a Firestick.

If you look closely towards the bottom left you can see a small hole in the wall. When we rebuilt the wall in 2013 I have a server PC there. It was going to stick out in front of the shelving. So while we were having the wall rebuilt to soundproof our bedroom we added a little nook. So the server PC would not stick out. As you can see now we have migrated to the use of a NAS.

WallUnitsUpdated.jpg

For the benefit of Billy69_uk I have taken the photo above whilst naked. I can confirm that no sofas were damaged in the taking of the photograph. There was a towel involved. I can also confirm that the missus does not know that I have taken the photo.
 
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Erimus74

Well-known member
#20
Leroy Merlin (a similar company over here) is allowed online sales that they deliver by courier to the public. I know this as I have ordered some thin electric plugs for the 7 devices that plug in to the wall below our telly. Hidden behind a low storage unit.

We have another 5 devices nearby that are powered by bulky transformers - these are hidden in a drawer of the storage unit - using an extension lead fed into the back of the unit.

One of my round tuit jobs is to change the 7 plug for flat ones. So the wall unit can hug the wall better.

On another note on the same subject. We modernised our apartment 6 years ago. At that time we rebuilt the wall that the telly is on. Adding soundproofing in it. At the time I got 13 power points installed at the bottom of the wall. To allow us to plug loads of stuff in. However I forgot that some of the stuff would have transformer type plugs. By the way - all of these sockets and a number of others in the apartment are protected by a special surge protection fuse. To protect delicate devices.

Just shows how nerdy I am.
Cheers spanishman, always updating us, keep it up mate 👍
 
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