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I need a control knob for a Parkinson Cowan Windsor radiant gas fire urgently please

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  • suealexander Sep 01, 2008

    When you only have one knob its a bit difficult and if it was that easy to take to a supplier would have done so first but no-one does them in my area and my tenant does not consider being told to use a pair of pliers to get the fire to work by her landlady suitable advise re health and aafety etc.! But hanks for trying anyway.

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If you have 2- knobs , just pull the one off the other to control both switches,or take the knob down to a repair , or supply house and get a matching pair, but for now, plyers! thank-you-very-much!

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