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ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 08:22:08

I am trying to buy replacement parts for a clothes airer. It's the bit that joins it together. I have Googled for ages and can only find the instructions for making them on a 3d printer.

Does anyone know where I could buy any. I can't get it to stand up without it.
Thanks

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JulyBreeze Mon 20-Jul-20 08:28:41

I'm good at googling (and have used that skill in a couple of jobs) and would try something like

"Airer connector join blue plastic buy"

- but if you've managed to find 3D printer instructions for making them (who knew?!) then I reckon you're pretty good too!

Otherwise find a specialist (possibly expensive) laundry equipment retailer and search their site or ring them?

anotherwinkywinkybumbum Mon 20-Jul-20 08:31:35

What make is it? Minky and another brand do spares on their sites.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 08:32:05

Thank you. I will give that a go.

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PerfectionistProcrastinator Mon 20-Jul-20 08:34:12

I got as far as finding out that they’re called “hinge clips” but couldn’t find much info for spares.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 08:35:43

I don't know the make unfortunately it was from Tesco a few years ago. It was their own brand one.

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Blibbler Mon 20-Jul-20 08:35:51

Can you make your own with sugru? Shape to size and leave to dry? You could probably dry it shaped onto the frame whilst closed

WoollyFoolly Mon 20-Jul-20 08:36:35

Here you go.. www.bpfonline.co.uk/search.asp?catid=2964

They all look out of stock at the moment though but maybe you can use the descriptors to find them elsewhere?

yeOldeTrout Mon 20-Jul-20 08:37:19

2 rubber bands would do that job (DIY).

TroysMammy Mon 20-Jul-20 08:37:38

I've got one of those that I now use in the garden as a frame for climbing squash. I'm still in bed at the moment but will go out after to see if the blue bits are still on it and what condition they are in. You're quite welcome to them if they are still there and ok.

LonginesPrime Mon 20-Jul-20 08:40:15

John Lewis do a similar kind of airer so I'd give them a ring.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 08:40:18

Thank you for the ideas.

Thank you @TroysMammy that would be great.

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TroysMammy Mon 20-Jul-20 09:54:45

Really sorry I only have the one and part of it is split. I've had a good rummage around in the grass to see if the other one was there but I only found slugs eyeing up my veg (I'll sort them out later). I've had a look in the shed where it was and nothing sorry. It could also be in amongst the creativity mess I call a craft room. Here's a photo of the bits I've found.

TroysMammy Mon 20-Jul-20 09:55:40

If it's any help the word Auriol is stamped on them.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 10:02:07

@TroysMammy no problem. Thank you for looking.

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TroysMammy Mon 20-Jul-20 10:18:42

I couldn't get mine to stand up properly it was always wonky even with the blue bits. I think that is why I eventually used it in the garden as a frame for veg.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 11:02:08

@TroysMammy I know what you mean. They aren't very sturdy. I have put some cable ties on it for now. It's fine for light things but nothing heavy.

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TroysMammy Mon 20-Jul-20 11:10:18

If I do come across it at any point I'll let you know.

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 11:29:07

@TroysMammy Thanks.

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Time40 Mon 20-Jul-20 11:39:51

The pp above has got it right - the easy answer is rubber bands, twisted several times in a figure-of-eight formation, so there is hardly any slack. They work even better than the blue plastic things, because they never pop off.

Villanemme Mon 20-Jul-20 12:06:39

I googled 'parts of an airer' and some of the images looked like what you are after.

Villanemme Mon 20-Jul-20 12:09:04

This was one of the.
https://picclick.co.uk/Spare-Part-Connectors-For-Clothes-Airersused-Condition-323182941274.html

ExclamationPerfume Mon 20-Jul-20 12:15:23

@Villanemme Thanks. They are either out of stock or you have to order 1000. I did find them before.

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Villanemme Mon 20-Jul-20 12:27:49

Haha I didn't read that bit!

TroysMammy Wed 30-Sep-20 11:31:06

@ExclamationPerfume I've just messaged you with some good news smile

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