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    • Rhyglwyn
    • By Rhyglwyn 16th Jul 17, 1:34 PM
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    Stainless Steel warning
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    • 16th Jul 17, 1:34 PM
    Stainless Steel warning 16th Jul 17 at 1:34 PM
    We make bespoke kitchens. My husband worked for years at British Steel.
    I am sick and tired of buying products that are stated as stainless steel and then after a time they obviously are not. Stainless steel can corrode if not kept clean but it does not rust.

    I have bought very expensive stainless steel items in the past that have turned out to be plated, you cannot tell by looking at it.
    All I can say is consumers beware, and suppliers get your act together!
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
    magnet man comes in handy when buying new kitchens and old rusty cars ,
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:21 PM
    For years I used to believe the magnet trick but there are some stainless steels that are magnetic (to a degree). Ferritic Stainless Steel is magnetic whilst austenitic Stainless Steel is not.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:30 PM
    For years I used to believe the magnet trick but there are some stainless steels that are magnetic (to a degree). Ferritic Stainless Steel is magnetic whilst austenitic Stainless Steel is not.
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    and the question is , which is the correct stainless steek to manufacture a sink out of?

    point taken on "degree" however a tin plate sink that is plated is a greater degree when it comes to the magnet test
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 16th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
    and the question is , which is the correct stainless steek to manufacture a sink out of?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Lots of suitable grades. The most common being 316.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
    Lots of suitable grades. The most common being 316.
    Originally posted by B_G_B
    is 316 a Ferritic ?
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 16th Jul 17, 6:41 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:41 PM
    is 316 a Ferritic ?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    316 is austenitic.
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