I have a broadband cable that goes across the front of the house (about 6
ft) and want to hide it under a PVCu door sill.
I know it's possible to buy stick-on cable fixings that I could stick to the
underside of the sill and clip the cable to these.
I can't find any, however, in the usual DIY outlets in my area.
Can anyone suggest where I might find these, and also confirm that stick-on
fittings would work. I assume cleaning the plastic with meths would be
enough, prior to sticking the fixings on?
Would it be better to use araldite?
Any suggestions welcome - thanks
Maplins, perhaps. They certainly used to sell them.
I would use plastic self-adhesive pads and cable ties. The plastic will
expand and contract at the same rate as the sill, so they won't work
themselves off due to differential expansion, as aluminium clips will.
Araldite or other epoxy resion is just as likely to fall off as the
adhesive pads supplied, when appleid to pvc.
Or Maplins or Radio Spares.
You need to clean the surface but the sticky pads will still fall off
after a few months.
Nope. Just peels off.
Either screw the clips on using small self tapping screws if you can
get in or cyanoacrylate adhesive. I've found the gel version works
best. This stuff but it is expensive.
B&Q used to stock it but radio spares has it if you can get an
The clips work well with their own double sided tape on clean
aluminium surfaces and some plastics. They *do* tend to fall off PVCu
window frames and similar. Best clean all tape off and use Cyano gel
On 05 Jun 2006 20:54:17 GMT, email@example.com (Andrew
I was still using them until 1998. Always called them Radio Spares and
never had a complaint. Although I ordered from the Washington branch
and being northerners were perhaps not so PC.
Always remember ordering a bacon bun in a canteen in a Thames side
tank farm and being shouted at with " THEY'RE ROWELS DEAR, ROWELS"
from the biddy behind the counter. Definitely PC . :)
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the pads will fall off, so what i did use the pads but apply a bit of mastic
as well so that when the pads lost the stickyness the mastic held it in
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