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I was having some difficulty buying some stuff here which I could easily find  in my home country. I thought I'd start a thread on where to get whatever it is you need - a service or  some items.   I'll start us off......

I am looking for small amounts of acrylic resin of the type  used with a catalyst/hardener. 

Typically this stuff is used with fibreglass to make small repairs to car body work but the resin and hardener also be used make an excellent super strong glue to repair anything from a suitcase to a fridge shelf.

I can buy this easily in the UK but the only places I see here sell it in large quantities (like 5L).  I only need maybe 1L which would last me more than a year.

Any ideas where I can get such things here?  (Tried car parts places, DIY shops -- no luck).

Look on "ebay germany"

capttamas :

Look on "ebay germany"

Maybe I should have been more specific - primarily I am talking about getting stuff in Hungary so it's easier to get in a hurry.

If I can get it in Germany, I might as well just bring it from England which defeats the purpose of my original posting. But anyway, I personally cannot bring it on the plane as it's inflammable.

So Hungarian supply sources please!

fluffy2560 :

Tried car parts places, DIY shops -- no luck).

The only other place I can suggest, if you did not try already, would be art and craft supply stores.

Acrylic resin is often used by artists, crafters and hobbyists in casting small objects; so maybe art supply stores have it in smaller quantities.

fluffy2560 :

I was having some difficulty buying some stuff here which I could easily find  in my home country.

That is a pretty long list for me. But not just from my home country. As you said, I can find a lot of things from the UK that seem to simply not be available here. At least I can not find them. So "crowd sourcing" where to locate such things is a great idea.

My first one is an electric shower. Not a small water tank (those I can find here), but a heat on demand system.

P.S. We do not have a natural gas line. So please do not suggest a gas solution.  ;)

klsallee :

.....My first one is an electric shower. Not a small water tank (those I can find here), but a heat on demand system.

P.S. We do not have a natural gas line. So please do not suggest a gas solution.  ;)

Yes, those showers are very common in the UK.  I've never seen them anywhere else.   But even though it's not Hungarian sourced, you can get these mail order for delivery here (contrast with my request as showers not inflammable for mail order).

See here: Electric Showers from Screwfix

These use whopping amounts of electricity and also involve water so getting the installation correct is vital for safety. I mean, cable sizes, grounding etc as these would be all single phase.  Unlikely one could find a 3-phase shower heater (far too dangerous) but one can find domestic 3 phase water heaters. 

BTW, if you ever get gas, be prepared for some major nonsense to get that done.  We've had two plans done, 4 gas people and much "advice" from neighbours (all of it useless) and two guys to dig the trench.  And we've already got gas - we just wanted to move it.  Mrs Fluffy has been working on it more than 3 months already.

fluffy2560 :

But even though it's not Hungarian sourced, you can get these mail order for delivery here (contrast with my request as showers not inflammable for mail order).

Sure. I can order from Amazon in Germany. But having a local distributor is better for warranty and parts.  :)

fluffy2560 :

These use whopping amounts of electricity

Sure. But in a tiny house, every sq cm of space saved not giving over to a large volume water heater counts. And from years of desert living, I am a pro at the 1 minute shower. :) 

fluffy2560 :

BTW, if you ever get gas

No fears. Won't happen on our street in my lifetime.  :)

Heck. We own two properties on this street, and only one has even electricity.  :cool:

fluffy2560 :

much "advice" from neighbours (all of it useless)

I hate to say this, but I would, off hand, call that an all too often defining characteristic in Hungary.

The old, two Hungarians but three opinions dilemma (i.e. not only does everyone have an opinion here, but it is not uncommon for them to have multiple and differing opinions on the same issue).

klsallee :
fluffy2560 :

But even though it's not Hungarian sourced, you can get these mail order for delivery here (contrast with my request as showers not inflammable for mail order).

Sure. I can order from Amazon in Germany. But having a local distributor is better for warranty and parts.  :)

Sure but then again, same problem I face - does anyone actually have this stuff here?

Any help on the following gratefully received.  I mean not just Googling it - I can do that myself.  I want real info on suppliers in HU otherwise I'll have to get it organised from the UK. 

1) A 3-phase set of indicator lights for DIN rail mounting., Should be "slim", not "wide".

2) A 3-phase isolator, 4-pole, lockable, preferably DIN rail mountable (not just interlinked MCBs, needs to be a big switch to operate all phases plus Neutral off at the same time). Could be surface mount if necessary.  I could possibly give up on this for a 3-phase RCD.

3) Above possibly in-built into a consumer unit (electrical cabinet) with space for 4 x MCBs and a 3-phase RCD.

Above can be about 40A max.

and separately:

4) Emergency stop button (mushroom switch) with keylock. Should be "push to open" with keyswitch to unlock/reset (closed circuit).  Surface mount.

Where can I find.....

A national distributor for Chai tea?

Specifically, what common big box store sells this (except Tesco -- I do not shop there). We have many big box stores so if Chai tea is offered in one place I can ask about it being offered here. Have not seen it locally.

Please do not tell me about some store in Budapest that has Chai tea. I do not live in Budapest. Yes, I can order it online. But looking for a local distributor option.

This one is technical and unlikely to get replies. 

I need a three phase electricity (3P) transformer from 400V to 230V, about 5-7kVA.   These tend to be industrial not domestic units and can be very heavy (50kg+).

This should be of a 4-wire cable (L1/L2/L3+E and no Neutral/Null), multiple taps for 230V, be in a professional metal box and preferably with built in MCBs, fuses, RCD etc.   

I believe the 3P supply is Delta with N/E provided by the generating company so I need to have this box suitable for Wye to get the taps and the N.   

Willing to have a 2nd hand unit, possibly ex-military but must be in excellent condition.

And obviously it should be cheap!

Here's a request for all experts out there for something I cannot find hereabouts - at least not at Bauhaus or the obvious places etc.

In English, these are sprung steel clips or "terry clips" (no idea why).  In German they are Federstahlklammern but Google thinks they are  "Rugóacél klip" in Hungarian which I get but Mrs Fluffy says this is a nonsense name.

I want these to secure a replaceable water filter on the wall, maybe for lightweight cylinders up to say 5cm diameter, 30-40 cm long.   I know could order these from China but I want them yesterday so HU sources only please!

Anyone? Hungarian name for these? Places to buy? Preferably Bp area.

Pics:

Sprung Steel Clip

Yes, I know the clamps you seek. Try searching for "pipe clamps". I never have seen them in metal here with the open end, but I have found plastic pipe clamps that basically do the same thing (but maybe not as well -- less springy as so less range of pipe/canister size will fit). I have never needed one as large as 5 cm, but here are some in case you are are interested:

https://www.szivattyuwebaruhaz.hu/terme … lincs-50mm

http://www.royalbrinkman.hu/termekkatal … egen-klemm

FWIIW, and you probably thought of this already, but I have also just used Velcro straps screwed to the wall. Also works for removable items, but not very "solid" if what you need to hold has any sheer stress or might move around in the strap.

klsallee :

Yes, I know the clamps you seek. Try searching for "pipe clamps". I never have seen them in metal here with the open end, but I have found plastic pipe clamps that basically do the same thing (but maybe not as well -- less springy as so less range of pipe/canister size will fit). I have never needed one as large as 5 cm, but here are some in case you are are interested:

https://www.szivattyuwebaruhaz.hu/terme … lincs-50mm

http://www.royalbrinkman.hu/termekkatal … egen-klemm

FWIIW, and you probably thought of this already, but I have also just used Velcro straps screwed to the wall. Also works for removable items, but not very "solid" if what you need to hold has any sheer stress or might move around in the strap.

Yes, thanks - the examples you gave are for electrical conduit - snaps in.  I think I need ones which would surround the cylinder more, hence the spring part and the closed end.  They would hold by pressure without bolts or screws. It's an awkward location and getting in there with a screwdriver will be quite difficult - hence the idea to pull it out.

I dunno, this is one of those things driving me bonkers.  It's a trivial item worth maybe 50 HUF an item and absolutely no-one knows these things here.  I can get them on Ebay maybe from China no problem but what with the shipping etc., it gets crazy with costs and worst of all, the delivery time is too slow.

I've got some 50mm smaller rubberised steel pipe clamps which I'll end up using or adapting but it's a very heavyweight solution for a lightweight problem.

Grrr...

While I'm having a whinge-fest, I ordered some electrical sockets online - minimum delivery time is 2 weeks.  It might be my imagination but I am sure lead times on getting stuff here have started to get longer and longer.

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