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LED floodlight question


July 24, 2014, 1:06 pm

I want to get a floodlight installed before end of summer, I am not looking for an intense light like the halogen type give off, just a reasonable light to cover an area about 5 x 7 meters. I lo... Read more »

Microbore CH query


July 24, 2014, 11:51 am

A friend is having problems with her CH/HW system in her new house. Biggest problem at the moment is that she can't get much in the way of HW (indirectly heated tank) without the CH on as well, I ... Read more »

Can I remove the adhesive?


July 24, 2014, 10:34 am

Lidl have bathroom hooks (for towels, etc) on sale here later this week, which are attached - presumably to tiles - by adhesive. I'm wondering if that adhesive is likely to be removable using an a... Read more »

Do RCDs actually work?


July 24, 2014, 8:31 am

I ask because holding the probes of an ohmmeter one in each hand, and with wet palms, I couldn't get the reading down to 8 Kohms, the value which on 240V would pass 30 mA. 20K was the lowest I cou... Read more »

Electrical query - wires through the walls


July 24, 2014, 8:15 am

I'm mounting a HiFi cabinet on a wall, at about head height. Originally I was going to run the wires down the wall to skirting level but I am now considering running the wires through a wall into ... Read more »

OT Lidle's offer of a windscreen camera


July 24, 2014, 5:42 am

This looks great, is there any reason why it cannot easily be fitted to the rear window instead of windscreen? Read more »

Aluminium threshold protector


July 24, 2014, 5:05 am

Hi, I have a need to protect the wooden door threshold of my kitchen door. I am thinking aluminium sheet like a kick-plate only bent :) It is L shaped 90mmx40mmx835 and needs a slight incline from... Read more »

Mains supply weatherproof external metered


July 24, 2014, 4:24 am

Hi, Not quite DIY but I expect someone here has had to do this and will be able to offer a ball park price for the installation of a fixed external weathe rproof secure metered mains supply. The ... Read more »

Ot Putin and gas.

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July 24, 2014, 3:23 am

Well anybody here still think Putin won't be turning the gas taps off this Winter? Read more »

OT - I couldn't resist this


July 23, 2014, 9:56 pm

Tories are thick http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13661538 Scientist Geraint Rees, from University College London's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, initially scanned the brains o... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Who owns my Electricity Meter?


Hi The bloke from Central Networks (the local electricity network company) says my electricity supplier owns my meter. If so, I suppose I give it to who I like by swithcing supplier? I need to move i... Read more »

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Ceramic Floor Tile Repair


OK - there's a long story (please feel free to ask if you want a laugh!) ....but.... Our nice new kitchen floor (slate effect ceramic tiles from hombase) now needs a suface repair following an incid... Read more »

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Shower pump not needed?


Am I right in saying that with a combination boiler with no header tank, with direct connection to the mains water, that is is inappropriate to use a booster pump? I am planning to redo the bathroo... Read more »

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LED Strip Lights


In June I asked about LED strip lights, asking about real-world experiences. Now I've had some can report that some are really good, some others... I bought some of these for under cabinet lighting ... Read more »