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Getting bits and peices cheaper elsewhere??

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Allways find its the smaller bits that cost a fortune for the reach and wash and with p&p on top they add up to a small forune. Have you guys got any smart ways of saving money on the small items? For example 5 rectus 21 fittings with o clips on ebay £30. Also i use on/off taps i also get off ebay pack of 3 for £25. Ball protectors cheap as chips on ebay too. Im looking for the red gardiner reducers that go into taps etc are these only available from gardiner? Any other ways of saving money?

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Tuffers

I tend to buy most of my bits from Gardiners. I always have a flick through their site for small stuff to add to the order just for spares really. Apart from that I'll buy a job lot of jubilee clips off eBay etc

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Barry Williamson

Another post had the foam ball protectors on sale in sports direct. I’ve used B&Q for cheap hozelock style fittings, and a local iron mongers for o-clips. Have only bought rectus 21 from gardeners, although would be interested to hear if eBay suppliers are just as good


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6 hours ago, Barry Williamson said:

Another post had the foam ball protectors on sale in sports direct. I’ve used B&Q for cheap hozelock style fittings, and a local iron mongers for o-clips. Have only bought rectus 21 from gardeners, although would be interested to hear if eBay suppliers are just as good


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In my experience there are Rectus fittings and there are Rectus fittings.

 

They aren't a wfp specific part as they are originally 'borrowed from the airline (pneumatic) industry.

 

If you can find the Schraeder genuine ones on Ebay then those are quality. The ones I bought ended up to be cheap copies and were a waste of money. I also bought some from a specialist air line supplier but they were also substandard.

The ones I've got from Gardiners have lasted for a long time now. I don't believe I've changed any in the past 3 years.

 

But we moved away from Protectaballs to Exceeds 360 Protectas but I see he has discontinued them in favour of his expensive hose couplings. Sad because those worked for us. (All the couplings on the vans are interchangeable and I don't see the point in spending over £75 so all our couplings are compatable with his new Slick Connect system.)

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