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"Rugby" time transmmitter down today?

April 16, 2014, 2:20 pm

The radio signal, for clocks that can listen for it and set the time, has it been offline today? People call it the Rugby signal because it used to be transmitted from there, but I think now it's ... Read more »

Ground water pump

April 16, 2014, 1:35 pm

Our garden is near the base of an incline where the subsoil is clay. When t here is heavy rain, the lawn becomes sodden and often there is surface wate r. Currently considering putting in perforate... Read more »

Flame detection problem

April 16, 2014, 9:36 am

I find it very difficult to see the flame that powers our motorhome fridge due to the odd angle and sometimes backlighting via the ventilation grill behind the fridge. The viewing window for the f... Read more »

Why so hard to get Edison screw lamp holders?

April 16, 2014, 9:10 am

I've noticed in recent years that all sorts of appliances, desk and table lamps, outside light fittings, etc. all come with Edison Screw (E27) lamp holders in them. So I've started to run down m... Read more »

Good decent multi meter

April 16, 2014, 8:48 am

Any recommendations please? Just needs Ac and DC volts (up to mains level) amps and Ohms. All help appreciated. Read more »

OT:Bad UI design ...

April 16, 2014, 7:27 am

Pan newsreader for Linux has the watch thread option above the ignore thread option - with hilarious results. Tip for anyone who has accidentally ignored a thread. Go to View...Header Pane... an... Read more »

Carpet fitters (& handymen)

April 16, 2014, 6:35 am

Aunt is fitting a 12'x12' hand stitched carpet in a 15' x15' room . I seem to remember (many moons ago) carpets were laid with a large border of linoleum, then fitted carpets came along and carp... Read more »

OTish Battery like on smartphone?

April 16, 2014, 3:31 am

Said smartphone is a Samsung Galaxy Ace2. Previously if I eft home with it 100% charged it would last all day, maybe dropping to 40% charged by the time I got home. For the past week its been dro... Read more »

Oh, the irony..

April 15, 2014, 7:11 pm

Manufacturers of nuclear fuel within the European Union will be eligible for national subsidies to cope with the additional costs of using electricity generated by renewable sources in operations... Read more »

US power system

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April 15, 2014, 6:24 pm

Found the 2 below quotes by mistake when googling, relevant parts asterisked. How on earth does connecting a 240 V load make the missing neutral problem go away for the 120 V appliances? I can answ... Read more »

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Glue to stick paving slab over edge of pond

Our helpful horses have broken one of the paving slabs around our pond, it's a wierd shaped one so I'd like to repair it rather than replace it. It's a 'rustic' cement slab about 1.5 thick and a piec... Read more »


travertine tiles - treatment needed?

Hello, all I am thinking of using travertine tiles in my kids’ bathroom. However, I’ve been hearing different stories about whether you need to treat the tiles, how often, how toxic the treatm... Read more »


Vokera Excell 80 SP boiler.

Hi, Wondering if anyone happens to have a pdf or the like of the user manual for this boiler? Just rented a flat that has one installed but no user manual. Any help greatly appreciated as it's cold... Read more »


Aldi Power Craft tools, eg: Circular Saw

Which cheap circular saw? Going to need it about 6 times over next 2 weeks, then probably twice a year max after that. W/C 22nd Sept, Aldi are doing a Power Craft circular saw with laser guide for ... Read more »


Replacement windows & Building Regs

We're looking at buying a house where the windows were replaced in March 2002. The owner says that this was before the building regs came into force and therefore they do not need to comply with the ... Read more »


Solar Reflective Paint for asphalt flat roof

Hi Our large extension has an asphalt flat roof. Presently, it has some splits and blisters so I have hired a contractor to rework the asphalt. His recommendation is that I should then paint the roof... Read more »


Quadrant Shower Enclosures

Having a very small shower room, we are looking to replace our current shower with a 900cm quadrant shower enclosure. We do not really want the door to open out into the room so we have looked at ... Read more »


Drilling concrete

I'm about to drill (SDS drill, new 8mm masonry bit) into one of the concrete panels of my sectional garage. In the past, drilling holes through the wall has always resulted in the inner surface br... Read more »


Fitting 72cm plaster ceiling roses and chandelier

I've bought a 72cm plaster ceiling rose that I want to fit in a room. It came without fitting instructions and is very heavy (~8.7kg). If anyone has any experience fitting heavy roses I'd very much a... Read more »


New Bath!

Ok, so I have shouted and cried and OH says he will put a new bath in. Now he is changing his mind. Is it better to have a new bath ( well new old really - its got March 2004 on the box but the bat... Read more »