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OT Climate change.

July 29, 2014, 4:22 pm

How come harry hasn't posted this yet? Maybe its because the two MPs that voted against it are the only members with science training? The ... Read more »

Induction hobs and insetting them

July 29, 2014, 2:37 pm

As our old-style electric hob is packing up (1.5 rings now dead out of 4) we're looking at replacing with an induction. 1) Any indications as to which brand are good/bad would be welcome. 2) Size ... Read more »

UPVC Cleaner

July 29, 2014, 11:34 am

My daughter has bought a house and the UPVC window frames and cills are a bit grimey and dull. What is a good proprietary cleaner to bring back the whiteness. I guess I should avoid anything mil... Read more »

Good source for new table saw blade (10 inch)

July 29, 2014, 6:29 am

Table saw blades seem to vary a lot in price and, as well as the blades being of varying quality, I suspect that some retailers are significantly better value than others. I need to replace the ... Read more »

Plastic glue

July 29, 2014, 5:16 am

I have a broken water tank from a Vax floor cleaner. Its thin blow moulded clear plastic, but has no markings to indicate what plastic. It seems a bit more rigid than polypropylene, and is fully ... Read more »

[?] Any glazing experts care to comment on glass breakage.

July 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

The inside glass of a double-glazed panel in our locked and unoccupied conservatory has spontaneously shattered (the fourth panel to do it in the 4 years since the conservatory was installed).... Read more »

Lightning strike

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July 28, 2014, 11:37 am

Anyone have any idea what sort of voltage etc. this might have been. On Friday 25th July 2014 about midday in E17 London a friends flat got hit by lightning via their roof aerial. The arail itse... Read more »

Cabling a sound card SPDIF out to a DAC?

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July 28, 2014, 9:27 am

X-post I am probably digging myself a hole as usual. I want to connect a PC to my stereo and get the best quality possible. This suggests using a digital output from the PC to an off-board DAC. A... Read more »

Sewer vent

July 28, 2014, 6:45 am

We're on a shared sewer (4 houses) and the last house before it goes into the road have recently paved over their front garden (and covered what I assume was a vent -little cast iron thing about ... Read more »

DC extension cable

July 28, 2014, 5:47 am

Mr. Wright's question about mobility scooter batteries has poked me into asking this again. 1) I have a 12v towbar winch, which I need to cable to the front of the Disco. 2) This vehicle tends ... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Squirrel/big bird-resistant feeder, ideas?

This isn't original - there do seem to be a few models out there, but they cost about £50 each. But has anyone tried to build their own? The idea is to have 2 concentric tubes. The inner one is a s... Read more »


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 »