- From: "Geoff" <NOJOY@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:51:18 GMT
On Sunday I paid £9.99 at a garden centre for a max/min thermometer: it
worked for one day before the iron wire within it sank below the surface of
the blue liquid on the max temp' side and the thing became n.b.g.!
Today I took it back and was refunded the money.
On my way home I called at an ironmonger's and asked them if they had a
max/min thermometer. "In all honesty I could not recommend buying one from
anywhere if it has a blue liquid in it." one of the assistants told me. I
explained what had happened to the one I'd bought and the assistant said,
"It's the b----- EU and a directive about mercury I've been told! We had
some with mercury in and they worked a treat but we had to return them and
were sent those useless things which we've now got rid of back to the
Now my question is, "Can anybody recommend a make of max/min thermometer
which works and does not cost more than about a tenner?" I do not want an
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