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Mystery Items No. 4

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby Mike4 » November 24th, 2020, 10:27 pm

I think No. 5 is a special plastic moulding designed for use in on-line quizzes, to flummox people trying to guess what it is.

Do I win?

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby servodude » November 24th, 2020, 10:28 pm

jfgw wrote:
argoal wrote:I’ve got a feeling that 5 is a hook used for hanging curtains from a pole.

Why it would be blue and not a more neutral colour I have no idea.


It has nothing to do with curtain poles or anything-else curtainy. It is not normally seen so the colour doesn't matter.


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plumbing part?
- something inside a cistern perhaps

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 24th, 2020, 10:36 pm

No 5 looks as though it slides on to a trackway somehow, and perhaps latches. Is it part of a washing machine - to guide the outlet hose or similar?

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby jfgw » November 24th, 2020, 11:14 pm

Mike4 wrote:I think No. 5 is a special plastic moulding designed for use in on-line quizzes, to flummox people trying to guess what it is.

Do I win?

Now, you've given me an idea for the next quiz... :twisted:

servodude wrote:plumbing part?
- something inside a cistern perhaps

Can you elaborate?

AleisterCrowley wrote:No 5 looks as though it slides on to a trackway somehow, and perhaps latches. Is it part of a washing machine - to guide the outlet hose or similar?


It clips into a receptacle rather than a trackway. I have seen similar things on washing machines to hold the hoses during transit. These are often integral with the transit fittings and are removed. Suitably positioned ones would be a good idea on integrated appliances as space can be tight and crossed hoses can prevent the machine from going back far enough.

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby servodude » November 24th, 2020, 11:59 pm

jfgw wrote:servodude wrote:
plumbing part?
- something inside a cistern perhaps

Can you elaborate?


- the widget thingamajig that clips on to that whatchamacallit so that the bottom/side entry float/fill valve is kept where it needs to be
- sort of

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby Mike4 » November 25th, 2020, 12:03 am

servodude wrote:
jfgw wrote:servodude wrote:
plumbing part?
- something inside a cistern perhaps

Can you elaborate?


- the widget thingamajig that clips on to that whatchamacallit so that the bottom/side entry float/fill valve is kept where it needs to be
- sort of

-sd


I was gonna say that....

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby jfgw » November 25th, 2020, 12:39 am

servodude wrote:- the widget thingamajig that clips on to that whatchamacallit so that the bottom/side entry float/fill valve is kept where it needs to be
- sort of


"Inlet valve clip" uses only three words.

With a concealed cistern where the only access is by taking off the flush plate and working gynocologically, the inlet valve is held in place by a clip, of which there are a large number of incompatible designs. Any repair which cannot be undertaken from inside the cistern requires removal of tiles and making a hole in the false wall.


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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby GoSeigen » November 25th, 2020, 6:28 am

jfgw wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:How about posting these one at a time?

Fair point. What do other people think?


Ten at a time is no bother to me at all: it's so easy to open the OP in a new window and flip between the two. Uncle's getting lazy in his old age!

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby servodude » November 25th, 2020, 7:05 am

GoSeigen wrote:it's so easy to open the OP in a new window and flip between the two.


Doh! Now why didn't I think of that!

-sd

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby jfgw » November 25th, 2020, 5:04 pm

servodude wrote:
GoSeigen wrote:it's so easy to open the OP in a new window and flip between the two.


Doh! Now why didn't I think of that!

-sd


Or you can do what I do and use two monitors.

It seemed to go quickly this time. Maybe I am running out of difficult items (or "junk" if you do not appreciate the value and usefulness of said items :) ).

Would five items at a time be better?


Julian F. G. W.

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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby staffordian » November 25th, 2020, 5:13 pm

jfgw wrote:
servodude wrote:
GoSeigen wrote:it's so easy to open the OP in a new window and flip between the two.


Doh! Now why didn't I think of that!

-sd


Or you can do what I do and use two monitors.

It seemed to go quickly this time. Maybe I am running out of difficult items (or "junk" if you do not appreciate the value and usefulness of said items :) ).

Would five items at a time be better?


Julian F. G. W.


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Re: Mystery Items No. 4

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Postby jfgw » November 25th, 2020, 9:51 pm


Other opinions welcome.

I could do one at a time if I think I have something very obscure. A lot of items get identified quickly, however.

It is easier to find five items than it is to find ten.


Julian F. G. W.


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