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Thursday 20 August 2009

Rutland Electrical and Diy shop, A good local shop

I'm always keen to support local shops where possible and I can definitely recommend "Rutland Electrical & Diy" at 38 Rutland Street, Derby.
I have used them several times over the last few years for plumbing bits and the odd electrical part. I even had to do an emergency plumbing job and they sold me a great pipe cutter and a 1M bit of 15mm pipe.

Its one of those tradditional shops that seems to sell absolutely everything, the shelves are packed to the ceiling with stuff and yet they seem to know where everything is.

I recently visited to get a part for my bathroom sink, the hot tap had stopped working, turning it anticlockwise did not make any water come out apart from a very small drizzle. So I turned the water off and used a adjustable spanner to undo the fitting. I could see it was all covered in limescale.
I took it to the shop and they went straight to the location and got me one.
The new one only cost £3.95 which I think is quite reasonable for the whole thing with washers on it.
Took just 20 seconds to fit the new one and the hot tap is now fully working again
The part I bought was a Single Vavle standard tap gland.

Streetview image of this shop.
The entrance to the shop is actually on Princes' Street.

Here is a photograph of my bathroom sink with the tap gland removed, the old one and the new one ready to go in...

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