SMEV Hob rubber grommets.. how much !

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  1. scotjimland

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    No but if you do let us know as I could do with a few.
     
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    Thats about the price they cost me I spent weeks looking could not finding any cheaper
     
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    Walking around a showroom I noticed a lot were missing from hobs. The salesmen said they were the most common things to be stolen!!!
     
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    thanks..
    proper rip off..

    you can buy a box of 125 mixed rubber grommets for less than a fiver.. .. 4p each

    no idea if they would stand the heat or not..

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    I think they need to be silicone rubber .. am looking for a generic product
     
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    You can buy cheap grommets from Maplins but they don't last long, so now we don't both with any grommets and just put tea towel under glass cover to stop rattles.
     
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    The cost will be in the admin & the handling, not the product itself. If you can buy by the 100s, they will be cheap enough to give away like sweeties on the FUN stand at shows.
     
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    if you buy ONE the cost is

    P & P: £2.99
    Total: £4.09

    a set of 12 cost

    P & P Total: £3.99[​IMG]
    Basket Total: £17.19

    that's a lot of admin. and handling for a 2p product :rolleyes:
     
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    Bugger I need one as well, or a set and replace them all !!
     
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    My Maplin ones seem to have stood the heat ok. Just be careful not to pull them out when they are warm as they do go soft.
     
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    I thought they were expensive as well, especially when sold in packs.
    Best price I found was £1.02 at Norfolk Marine.
     
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    I found some alternatives a couple of years ago that cost pennies in a hardware store. But I couldn't recommend them as they quickly went brittle and disintegrated
     
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    The new improved ones are grey not black they are slightly better but not much. Had the black ones replaced under warranty with grey ones 6 months ago, 2 of them have broken so far this holiday, when they fitted them I scrounged a couple of spares so OK for now.
    On the last van never broke any of the black ones in 6 years, something has changed either the grommet material or hole size.
     
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    I used some plastic rawl plugs..............trimmed the "pointy end" and they make a nice tight seal.

    Not had any issues with melting or heat as they do sit almost flush with the cooker base.

    We've got to resist crazy motorhome prices.
     
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    @webby1 nice one.. will give that a try..(y)
     
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    could work.. worth a try..
    will need to measure up the grommet..

    guestimate .. the 5 x 10 mm ?
     
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    ive just bought a packet of those coming from china so couple of weeks probably if they fit i will send out to any one who wants will cost you a pint when i see you
     
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