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Disconnecting water supply to Worcester Bosch Greenstar boiler

October 22, 2016, 5:35 pm

Hi. I want to fit a lever-operated ball valve to the mains water feed to my boiler. When I chop the feed pipe and fit the valve, inevitably, I'll end up introducing some air into the pipe. Does a... Read more »

I have an old Potterton fireside black beauty 35/51 back boiler keeps turni...

October 22, 2016, 1:40 pm

Hello I hope someone can help with this one. I have an old Potterton fireside black beauty 35/51 back boiler. until this morning it was running fine. It flamed up fine and the heating/water came on... Read more »

OT- Lower fat Chinese meals

October 22, 2016, 10:48 am

Hi all, I visit a local Chinese restaurant in the UK, about twice a month with family. I have been following a low fat and sugar diet to lose weight and control diabetes. From the menu, I have ha... Read more »

OT: EU and Canada

October 22, 2016, 10:34 am

Seems only yesterday we were told by the BREXIT lot that everything in the EU was controlled by non elected Commissioners and civil servants. Yet it now appears a major treaty - a trade deal betwe... Read more »


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Lidl LED torch.

October 21, 2016, 12:20 pm

Happened to buy one as I needed an extra to leave in the 'new' car. Old car had a re-chargeable one built in. ;-) It's a chunky all ally type with a 10w Cree LED. So (claims) 600 lumens on 100%, o... Read more »

Life on Mars

October 21, 2016, 12:13 pm

So it seems there must be life on Mars. They shot down Europe's Schiaparelli lander so as to remain undiscovered. Mike Read more »

Replacement consumer unit - glands or grommets?

October 21, 2016, 10:44 am

I'm planning on fitting a new 17th edition metal CU and will fit glands to the mains tails but not sure if glands are necessary for the surface T&E coming in the CU from the top or would grommets be ... Read more »

Dyson DC05 motorhead

October 21, 2016, 10:31 am

I inherited this a year ago and it has been a good vacuum cleaner with it's own little electric motor to power the brush head. It has stopped rotating the motorhead without warning and a red LED ... Read more »

Switch with neon indicator

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October 20, 2016, 9:54 pm

I've got some lights in the loft with the switch in the passageway below. It's not unknown for the loft lights to be left on all night or even all weekend if I don't notice the switch. I'd li... Read more »

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Replacing an old uPVC door handle - is it possible? rating: 5

As part of the refurbishment of my elderly relative's bungalow prior to putting it on the market, I'd like to replace the tatty, chipped front door handle. There's a picture at Read more »

adding a liquid to a hosepipe rating: 5

Hi I'm not sure if I can explain this properly but here goes. I want to add a liquid fertilizer to my automatic watering system in my greenhouse which is fed by a Gardena electronic timer. Basically... Read more »

Door not unlocking on urmet 1130 handset. rating: 5

When flat buzzer is pressed , buzzer rings in flat , we lift handset , switch on base unit extends . We can hear person outside speak but they are unable to hear us . We then de-press button on base... Read more »

Which Boiler Advice rating: 5

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Hi All, Just stumbled across this site and read some really useful threads. I am in the middle of considering which type of boiler to choose fo our 4 bed bungalow. Existing System - Ideal Elan, cylin... Read more »

Spur shelving with single line of slots - where to buy? rating: 5

Hi, I'm trying to locate some of the metal shelving system with steel brackets that slot into vertical steel strips you screw to the wall. Spur and Elfin are two brand names. I can only seem to find ... Read more »

"Lidl Ruler/Spirit level for marking up" rating: 5 Just bought one of these for the spirit levels in tiling. Don't bother. A mystery that one of you may be able to explain is ... Read more »

Wallpapering Table rating: 5

Anybody got any recommendations for a good quality, sturdy and reasonably priced pasting table. I have one at the moment which was the standard hardboard 'suitcase' type. I have since replaced the ... Read more »

150 mm Sanding disc wanted for B&Q's CLM450ROS rating: 5

We have just bought a couple of Performance Pro Dual Random Orbital Sanders model: CLM450ROS. from B&Q. The machine comes with both 125mm and 150mm dia bases, the 150 base is actually fitted to th... Read more »

Sealing leak on extension roof through the flashing rating: 5

I've got water coming in my extension when it is windy / heavy rain fall. It is running down what was the original outside wall but is obviously now the inner wall of the extension. It must be comin... Read more »

Top Entry BS1363 Plug rating: 5

Is there such a type, where the flex comes out of the top instead of the bottom? If not, which is the best type for turning the lid or modifying to achieve the same? TIA Mike. Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.