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Old May 26th 06, 12:48 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
Mike Halmarack
 
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

This suite seems OK for the price but the one I received had a set of
feet that clearly aren't the ones the bath is designed for.
It's not only that they just fix to the bath by means of peelable
sticky pads, rather than making use of the baths inbuilt studs, it's
more that the fixing points don't extend very far out from the
longitudinal centre line of the bath. Nor do they wrap around the
curved base of the bath as the ones in the on-line drawings show.

A steel bath full of water would play havoc with bare toes if it fell
over. I know I can provides a crutch in the form of a wooden frame to
take the bath panel, but the right feet would be far more reassuring.
Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?
TIA
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Old May 26th 06, 12:58 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
Christian McArdle
 
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?


My Kaldewei steel bath came with substantial feet that clamped onto the
bath.

Christian.


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Old May 26th 06, 02:01 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

On Fri, 26 May 2006 12:58:55 +0100, "Christian McArdle"
wrote:

Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?


My Kaldewei steel bath came with substantial feet that clamped onto the
bath.

Christian.


Thanks, yes, well I emailed Screwfix (or rather their supplier, as
prescribed) about this yesterday. Maybe I'd better phone them as an
alternative method.

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Old May 26th 06, 02:27 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

Christian McArdle wrote:
Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?


My Kaldewei steel bath came with substantial feet that clamped onto the
bath.

Christian.


As did mine.
Paul R

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Old May 26th 06, 04:04 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

On Fri, 26 May 2006 12:58:55 +0100, "Christian McArdle"
wrote:

Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?


My Kaldewei steel bath came with substantial feet that clamped onto the
bath.

Christian.


Was yours a bath that was installed long ago? I just spoke to
Westpoint customer services on the phone. They're the people who have
the responsibility for the delivery of this part of the Screwfix
order. The woman I spoke to told me that they sent these alternative
(inadequate in my view) feet because it's part of a new European
regulation that the original ones should be replaced by stick on ones.
She wouldn't tell me which particular European regulation it was
though. I told her I wanted the right feet anyway and she said it
could take a long time. I think I'll get on to Screwfix directly now.

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Old May 26th 06, 04:23 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

The woman I spoke to told me that they sent these alternative
(inadequate in my view) feet because it's part of a new European
regulation that the original ones should be replaced by stick
on ones.


Like about 99.9% of "European regulations", this will almost certainly be
********. The vast majority of "European regulations" are either made up on
the spot or are national legislation unrelated to the EU.

What regulation did she state, the Replacement of Metal Feet by Unsafe
Plastic Tat Regulations?

Christian.


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Old May 26th 06, 04:29 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

On Fri, 26 May 2006 16:23:50 +0100, "Christian McArdle"
wrote:

The woman I spoke to told me that they sent these alternative
(inadequate in my view) feet because it's part of a new European
regulation that the original ones should be replaced by stick
on ones.


Like about 99.9% of "European regulations", this will almost certainly be
********. The vast majority of "European regulations" are either made up on
the spot or are national legislation unrelated to the EU.

What regulation did she state, the Replacement of Metal Feet by Unsafe
Plastic Tat Regulations?


I think that was the essence of it but she didn't give me chapter and
verse. I can see that I'm going to create a stink about the delay, in
more ways than one.

Christian.


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Old May 26th 06, 04:36 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

What regulation did she state, the Replacement of Metal Feet by
Unsafe Plastic Tat Regulations?


I think that was the essence of it but she didn't give me chapter and
verse. I can see that I'm going to create a stink about the delay, in
more ways than one.


So basically, they started supplying crappy sticky pad feet because they
cost 5p instead of 10p to make and then start spouting non existing European
regulations when people complain.

Christian.



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Old May 29th 06, 08:51 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

On Fri, 26 May 2006 12:48:12 +0100, Mike Halmarack ... wrote:

This suite seems OK for the price but the one I received had a set of
feet that clearly aren't the ones the bath is designed for.
It's not only that they just fix to the bath by means of peelable
sticky pads, rather than making use of the baths inbuilt studs, it's
more that the fixing points don't extend very far out from the
longitudinal centre line of the bath. Nor do they wrap around the
curved base of the bath as the ones in the on-line drawings show.

A steel bath full of water would play havoc with bare toes if it fell
over. I know I can provides a crutch in the form of a wooden frame to
take the bath panel, but the right feet would be far more reassuring.
Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?
TIA

The Kaldewei 627 I got a couple of months ago came with a set of two
brackets that each fitted to four studs on the bath and tightened up
with a screwed rod. Not as strongly built as the bolt-on feet of the
cast iron bath it replaced but more than adequate for the job.
Kaldewei e-mail is
Lovely well made bath. Very helpful customer service.
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Old June 5th 06, 11:16 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
Mike Halmarack
 
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Default Kaldewei steel bath feet as part of "Grove" suite.

On Mon, 29 May 2006 20:51:16 +0100, Liam
wrote:

On Fri, 26 May 2006 12:48:12 +0100, Mike Halmarack ... wrote:

This suite seems OK for the price but the one I received had a set of
feet that clearly aren't the ones the bath is designed for.
It's not only that they just fix to the bath by means of peelable
sticky pads, rather than making use of the baths inbuilt studs, it's
more that the fixing points don't extend very far out from the
longitudinal centre line of the bath. Nor do they wrap around the
curved base of the bath as the ones in the on-line drawings show.

A steel bath full of water would play havoc with bare toes if it fell
over. I know I can provides a crutch in the form of a wooden frame to
take the bath panel, but the right feet would be far more reassuring.
Has anyone else had these "sticky" type of feet supplied with this
model of bath?
TIA

The Kaldewei 627 I got a couple of months ago came with a set of two
brackets that each fitted to four studs on the bath and tightened up
with a screwed rod. Not as strongly built as the bolt-on feet of the
cast iron bath it replaced but more than adequate for the job.
Kaldewei e-mail is
Lovely well made bath. Very helpful customer service.


Screwfix/Westpoint held to their story that the stick on feet were the
only feet available from Kaldewei for this bath. They did so to the
extent that Westpoint arranged to swap the bath for an Ariston which
had the proper bolt on feet. I agreed to this but when the replacement
Ariston bath was unwrapped, it had a large chunk of enamel missing.

This was the point at which I decided to step out of the mess. I went
and purchased the correct feet (5030) for the original Kaldewei bath
which hadn't been collected for return. My local "bathstore.com" had
them for sale for 12 quid.

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