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OT ebay/pp - a new checkout session - then fails

April 23, 2014, 4:33 pm

OT anyone else getting a msg saying You are being directed to a new checkout session - (why?) and then that session usually fails with a red box at top of screen saying to contact support blah blah... Read more »

How to do 100M of 40mm wide trench?

April 23, 2014, 2:55 pm

Now guys, (and gals), here is the latest challenge in my ground water collection project - see Underground water tank post. I now need to figure out how to create several lengths of very narrow tren... Read more »

CH Pump Capacitors - again

April 23, 2014, 2:09 pm

Just missed the thread on this subject. Two days ago my C/H died mid operation. Fuse blown - replaced - did not blow but pump didn't run. Checked rotation - spins freely. Removed the pump and re... Read more »

Ventilation behind tanking membrane?

April 23, 2014, 11:32 am

I have a damp retaining wall in the back of the ground floor of my house. I would like to use a tanking membrane to stop the damp coming into the room but do not think there is sufficient water c... Read more »

HP printer quirky behaviour - why

April 23, 2014, 7:37 am

I have an HP photosmart 5520 series device. It plugs directly into the mains. If I switch it off on the front panel it will not switch back on again - unless I unplug it from the mains, after wh... Read more »

Removing Ivy

April 23, 2014, 7:36 am

Having just trimmed back the ivy that has been growing up the side and end of the garage for 20 odd years and now have to face the problem of getting rid of the debris, my wife said, let's get ri... Read more »

Car Hire in Spain

April 23, 2014, 7:34 am

OK I know this is a hornets nest but here goes. We usually get to Spain once a year and my preferred hire company is Argus. I've just found them very reliable and have never had grief from any of th... Read more »

Nest (again)

April 23, 2014, 3:38 am

So Nest has finally launched in the UK ( we-made-it/) Does anyone have any thoughts on whether it does anything new? It just looks like a regular thermostat with... Read more »

Double gang intermediate light switches?

April 23, 2014, 2:09 am

Do they exist? basically I have three doors in a kitchen that has 2 seperate sets of lights. we need to be able to control either set of lights from any 1 of these three doors. I can get double... Read more »

OTish. New design Internal Combustion Engine

April 23, 2014, 1:35 am 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 »