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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 »

Drylining fixing

February 26, 2014, 2:28 pm

Hi I am interior drylineing useing xtratherm thermal liner, onto a stone walled house. I have rendered with waterproof additive onto the stone, now I need to attach the board, I have seen expanding ... Read more »

Consumer Unit

February 18, 2014, 7:18 pm

I have an older Edwardian house. The present consumer unit is about 6 feet above floor level wired in pvc red/black, probably done in the 70s and added to in early 90s. Everything rings out fine.... Read more »

TVR on communal central heating system

February 12, 2014, 2:37 pm

We live in a Block with a communal heating and hot water system. It has been suggested that residents at their own expense have TVR's fitted to their radiators to cut down on the communal heating ... Read more »

what size drill bit

February 4, 2014, 5:46 pm

Could you help me please. I have rawlplugs that are marked as being size 7. What size drill bit should I use to drill the hole for the rawlplug. Many thanks. Read more »

Central heating pump airlocking

January 18, 2014, 4:44 am

In recent weeks our central heating has been getting air-locked; now on a d aily basis. Heating starts off well but after about 15 mins we can hear ai r rattling in the pipework and eventually the... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Removing emulsion from gloss

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


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 »


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 »


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 »


Earth pin broken

I have a plug in transformer for my digital radio. The earth pin, simply broke off, when I last unplugged it. The device does have the double square box on it, suggesting I don't need an earth, but... Read more »