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Heating control aid

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Basingstoke
  • 06/07-26 2008
  • Complete

Heating control aidMichael has severe rheumatoid arthritis and could not reach upwards and deep into his airing cupboard to operate a boiler control button. Being a rented property, rewiring, repositioning or modifying the unit were not options.

A sprung actuator was created from pieces of plastic angle and electric conduit pipe which were suitably cut, heated, remoulded and bent to form a cradle and sprung actuator arm. The components were riveted together, taped around the control box and fitted with a dowelling arm.

Michael can now operate his boiler without asking for help.

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