Grabbers & Reachers.

Started by Diasi, December 18, 2021, 12:56:30 PM

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Diasi

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Raven

When I dropped a bottle of hand gel in the car it rolled away under the seat. I ended up going to the kitchen and getting a pair of cooking tongs. Reached no bother and was a happy bunny.

zoony

I bought the Jellas one and it's been surprisingly useful.

Michael Rolls

I've got a grabber, but hadn't thought of trying it - I will try, but not too hopeful
Mike
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Michael Rolls

No, can't reach it with the grabber, nor with the tongs. I have two remotes, one in the house, one in the car, so it's not a disaster, just a bloody nuisance
Mike
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zoony

Grab a small boy and give him a fiver to retrieve it? 'S what I'd do..

Michael Rolls

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klondike

Grabbing a small boy sounds like a possible 5 years in today's world.  :sad:

zoony

 :grin: Pretty much my thought when I posted..A passing dog then..Or get a longer stick.

Michael Rolls

Trouble is that the squab of the seat sits in a fibreglass shell which is close to the centre console. neither of which have any flex in them. I've raised a lovely big bruise on the back of my hand trying to force it down the gap - had to desist in case I couldn't pull it back! When, hopefully, Mary retrieves it for me I'll keep in the side pocket in the door instead of in the centre console - one lives and (hopefully) learns!
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klondike

Can't you use something like a garden cane to push it where it can be reached? Alternately put a blob of bluetack on it and see it you can get that to stick to it and lift it out.

Michael Rolls

Thanks for the thought, but the layout of the seat chassis means it can't be moved other than in the vertical plane, but I hadn't thought of Blutak - worth a try
Thanks again
Mike
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Diasi

When working on the building sites I had two types of grabber / retriever devices, which I still have.

One was a magnetic grabber  https://amzn.to/3yE0z8w & the other was a claw grabber https://amzn.to/3yDJsUB

My magnetic grabber will lift about 10kg & objects just fly to the magnet when it's six inches away.
Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

Michael Rolls

there's only a very small amount of ferrous metal (if indeed it is ferrous) in the remote, and I would be leary of bringing a magnet near to it - might it not wipe the programming in the way a magnet can wipe a magnetic tape recording?
The problem is that it about six inches or a little more down between two inflexible surface only about an inch and a bit apart. Because it is effectively lying flat I can't get my grabber to hold it, although I will have another go shortly
Mike
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Raven

Maybe one of your neighbours is small enough, or has kids who could get it? :hmm: