Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 17 to 20 of 20
Like Tree27Likes

Thread: Repair propagator Cover

  1. #17
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    58,261
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    They want to use boy's toys from their tool kit.

    I prefer sticky tape, a peg, paperclip and string - or a bulldog clip for a heavy duty fix.
    bramble, Scarlet and mothhawk like this.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    @realveggiechicken

  2. #18
    4Shoes's Avatar
    4Shoes is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Wigtownshire
    Posts
    1,106
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Thanks to all. Temporary fix completed

  3. #19
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    58,261
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    But how?????
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    @realveggiechicken

  4. #20
    4Shoes's Avatar
    4Shoes is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Wigtownshire
    Posts
    1,106
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    But how?????
    Thinking was as follows.

    New Polystyrene lid - 8.00, new polythene lid 6.50, the 2 part glue 6.50, so it would make more sense to get a new lid next time I'm doing a big shop.


    Because it is a Stewart propagator with a thermostatic control, there is notch in the lid to route the probe. This is was where the crack started. Every time I lifted lid, it flexed more . So I used a Dremel to drill a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it growing. Then used thick polytunnel tape to cover the crack inside and out and over the notch on the rim of the lid.

    Finally, made a small hole in the back of the black tray to route the probe into the propagator.

    Result is a lid that does not flex and can be fitted to the propagator with not fuss. In my opinion, a better design than produced by Stewart's.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts