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Checking of Light Bulbs and domestic Tubes


July 5, 2014, 2:20 pm

It is easy to check light bulbs if these are good or bad/fused. Is there anything to check the tube lights other than their fittings? I have electrical tester it does not say how to check the ligh... Read more »

Back Mounted Coil on Refrigerators- Why NO MORE ANSWER


May 21, 2014, 5:39 pm

This is my opinion as a refrigeration technician. The manufacturers discovered as you said the coil does not get dirt and dust in it as when the coil is folded and under the unit as some newer mo... Read more »

immersion stat


May 17, 2014, 3:14 pm

Hi I have a solid fuel rayburn unpressurized gravity system with immersion hea ter back up for summer use when the rayburns not in use. When the rayburns running the hot water can get very hot, e... Read more »

Mask and goggles for glasses wearer


May 12, 2014, 6:21 pm

I need to do a decent size sanding job (med size hallway) and i want a decent mask of some kind to keep dust out also some kind of goggles for someone who wears glasses, I am very much a basic di... Read more »

Lamp connector


May 11, 2014, 3:08 pm

My daughter just sent me this pic - http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/shazzbat3/misc%20stuff/photo_zpse3da4619.jpg And apparently she needs the connector, the bit between the bulb and the wi... Read more »

PVC Double-glazed windows draught proofing.


April 9, 2014, 9:25 am

I have some PVC double-glazed windows, one of which is quite large. These are at times subjected to very strong winds blowing up against them. I have no problem whatsoever with the integrity of t... Read more »

Skirting Radiators


March 25, 2014, 1:24 pm

Hi does anyone have any experience useing Climaboard ST skirting rads. They seem ok however the backing and clips are plastic which I'm concerned may not be stable enough with high temp ( Rayburn... Read more »

Heat pumps


March 20, 2014, 11:50 am

Has anyone any experience of these? I'm talking about those which heat a house by compressing air, the heat from which then enters the house - a fridge in reverse. Read more »

Diamond glass cutter


March 17, 2014, 5:01 pm

I'm fixing to buy a diamond tipped glass cutter but I'm being asked what si ze I want. I can't see how this relates to the thickness of the glass, but according to the vendor it appears it does. I... Read more »

Worchester Bosch 70/90-000-ni-l oil boiler


March 9, 2014, 8:18 am

Hi, I'm looking for a Worchester Bosch 70/90-000-ni-l oil boiler manual or video, can anyone help please Thank you -- Martin ©¿©¬ Read more »

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Bed Headboard


Hi there this may be off topic but I have just bought a 3' 6 bed and am struggling to find a store that sells 3' 6 headboard. Does anyone know where I can find an outlet for these? I live in Sout... Read more »

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Shower wiring.


I have a Triton Monaco 7KW shower which has just died. I'd like to replace it with another, but the Monaco seems to be no longer available. All the showers I find seem to be 8.5 KW and upwards. One... Read more »

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Removing emulsion from gloss


Anyone got some tips on removing emulsion paint from skirting boards which were previously painted with gloss? Read more »

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Keeping brass shiny?


After polishing brass on the outside door can I paint it with something to stop it from tarnishing again ? Some one told me to use clear nail varnish, any thoughts. Read more »

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soldering temp for pcb's


anyone know what the ideal temperature to set me solder station to when soldering pcb's, i know there are many variables, using that lead free shitty solder, pointed 1mm tip, and soldering mainly o... Read more »

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Airlock After Draining Cold Water Tank


Drained my cold water tank to clear out all the sediment in it(no lid!) When I re-filled it,all hot and cold taps worked except the bathroom washbasin - not a drop of hot or cold. I'm guessing the... Read more »

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Removing Velux window from frame


Anyone know how to take the window part out of the frame on a Velux skylight? I need to take it out to get access to the chimney next to it (long story - large extension prevents ladder access and... Read more »

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Shoe repair


Hi, and sorry about being slightly off-topic. I couldn't find a more relevant list. I am wanting to repair some sandles. The straps and inner sole have pulled away from the outer sole, so I need a g... Read more »

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Dishwasher upper spray arm not turning despite water flowing

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Hi, I have a Beko DE 2541 FX slimline dishwasher. The upper arm is not turning/spinning/rotating, even though water pours out the spray arm's holes. I have thoroughly cleaned the entire ... Read more »

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How much to charge ?


Im not a builder by trade but have done all my house and know various trades, totally gutted my house, built extensoin etc. Next door neighbour wants thier bathroom re doing, Approx 6ft square, want... Read more »