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My Computer Chair is breaking

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sem, 13 May 2010.

  1. Sem

    Mobster

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    The metal frame under my computer chair is starting to crack

    i can still sit on it and use it but it does bend slightly

    i know eventually im going to need a new chair but im broke right now so will take a few weeks before i can get one

    is there anything i can do to temporarily fix it so it will last at least a few more weeks

    like some kind of glue or putty for metal

    thanks

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  2. spicypixel

    Hitman

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    Welding torch.
     
  3. n111ck

    Soldato

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    Diet.
     
  4. Dugganator

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    Dont be cheap replace it ...Oh your broke

    If its supporting weight as I would think, there isnt alot you can do to cheaply fix it well or at least to last a while. Maybe just duck tape the heck out of it and hope for the best.

    Welding torch if you have one would be the best bet for fixing it.
     
  5. 'Wes

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  6. ajstan

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    Stop buying £10 computer chairs!
     
  7. Sem

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    lol im not a fat comic book guy style computer geek who sits on the chair all day

    im actually a fit and virle man but i guess im still big 6ft 5 and 16 stone of pure muscle 10% bf :p
     
  8. robmol

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    You can get metal epoxy putty stuff from Homebase etc that drys rock hard but not sure how long itd hold the weight of a person. I thought you could drill into it though, so might be ok!
     
  9. Westie

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    same happened to me and i'm not even slightly fat! I've had the chair tho for over 11 years!
     
  10. Sem

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    it actually cost £120

    lasted me around 3 years
     
  11. Pixel

    Sgarrista

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    When you do go to buy a new chair, don't go to that shop that sells staples (don't know if they're a competitor or not).

    Had to return and replace a chair I bought there 3 times because they were all in various states of disrepair. One had obviously been sent back for repair before re-selling it, but they had done a terrible job.
     
  12. gjc10212

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    Stop ####### on it and it will last another 3yrs ;)
     
  13. ajstan

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    Buy better quality £120 computer chairs!!! :p
     
  14. Dave M

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    Be careful to sit properly on it, no leaning or it will make it worse.

    I also advise clearing the vicinity of any sharp objects you may clobber your head on when it breaks.
     
  15. gjrc

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  16. Begbie

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    Mines is a cheapy Argos one and I've had now for 13+ years. Infact I was that young when I first got it, me and my sister both had to sit on it to get it to go down!
     
  17. PiKe

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    Duct Tape.
     
  18. mrk

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    Are you constantly on the edge of your seat?

    Either stop watching thrillers on your PC or stop browsing certain parts of the forum ¬_¬
     
  19. bledd

    Don

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    I wouldn't sit on it tbh! If it snaps, you'll have some real sharp metal in your leg!
     
  20. Dmack

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    haha i lol'd

    install a webcam and let the internet countdown towards the break
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2010