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Advice on sanding sheets size is needed

August 5, 2014, 1:26 pm

I have been given an old B&D CD400 sander, and i'm looking at buying a mixed lot of sanding sheets, different coarseness etc. Now i beleive this is just a simple sander that needs 1/3 paper but i ... Read more »

Bolt sizes

July 30, 2014, 2:32 pm

I always thought that a 10mm bolt would measure 10mms across its diameter. But I've got one here that is more or less 9mms but fits 10mm nuts. Strange, or normal? Read more »

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 - 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 »

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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 »


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 »


Removing emulsion from gloss

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


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »