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Baxi system 35/60 ignition problem

mike putt's Avatar (by Gravatar) by mike putt in  Climate Control » Heating 

Hi all I have the above boiler and it has developed a curious problem. When the demand is called the boiler needs to be  ... read more »

Thermostat (British Gas WR1 receiver/ Drayton Digistat)

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Heating 

The receiver gets the signal from the thermostat ok as it flashes ¾ times when receiving the signal (approx.  ... read more »

Brown marks appearing on bathroom ceiling and wall

Rachel's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Rachel in  Bathroom »

Over this last 3 months I've noticed brown rust like marks appearing on the bathroom wall. I've not idea what it can be.  ... read more »

storm shutters on hardiplank

charles's Avatar (by Gravatar) by charles in  Carpentry »

I am having hardiplank installed on my house and I want to put storm shutters on the windows. What is the best way to install  ... read more »

Aircondition problem

Ali Muntaka's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Ali Muntaka in  Climate Control » Air Conditioning »

My o general ac power light is no working.. couple of months ago the light was some kind of blinking. But now it is completely  ... read more »

Shed Window AC blows breakers

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Air Conditioning »

GE model AEL12 12 000 btu pulls 3250 watts (by the book) from a 115-Volt circuit. I bought it for my outdoors shed last year  ... read more »

I keep getting electrocuted

Bean 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bean in  Kitchen »

I have an electric stove/ sink / fridge combo in my apartment I've never seen anything like it when I'm cooking I get electrocuted  ... read more »

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cast iron victorian downpipe joins

Oneofthetwo's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Oneofthetwo in  Yard » Storm Water »

Should the joins between lengths of cast iron victorian downpipes be left "unfilled"? We have a downpipe  ... read more »

White WestingHouse washer tub moves

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Appliances »

The tub keeps moving when I wash cloths. I push it back so that it's even all the way around but it quickly moves again like  ... read more »

old deadbolt stuck in fram

Dee's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dee in  Doors » Locks »

I'm renting a house built in 1950 with best I can tell the original deadbolt on the door. The key wasn't provided but  ... read more »

Broan Allure qS1 Series Range Hood Light

Roberta 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Roberta in  Appliances »

I cannot remove one of the bulbs and the other bulb exploded when I turned it on so the bulb socket is still in the hood.  ... read more »

Potterton Suprima - rusty outer case replacement?

Ian 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Ian in  Appliances »

The outer case of my Potterton Suprima 80L has some rust on the inside and a tiny pin hole. My gas engineer has shut the  ... read more »

Lawn mower cap wont stay tight

JCalhoon's Avatar (by Gravatar) by JCalhoon in  Tools and Equipment » Small Engines »

Have a briggs and stratton push mower that the cap will not stay on. Ill tighten it down and start mowing and a few minutes  ... read more »

small dark yellow-reddish spots on edges of walls and door frames

bkny413's Avatar (by Gravatar) by bkny413 in  Cleaning »

Hi all I have these mysterious spots in clusters that appear at the edge of walls along this door arch in our house and  ... read more »

Looking for old users manual for Troy-bilt chipper/vacuum part number 47282

Terry's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Terry in  Garden » Lawn »

Looking for users manual for this chipper/vacuum unit from 1993.  ... read more »

Power in shed keeps going out

Trisha_shelling27's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Trisha_shelling27 in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring »

My sheds power is some how connected to my garage outlet and almost constantly goes out during storms and when you try to  ... read more »

Serratia Marcesscens.. blood spots in bathroom! GROSS

SomeGirlCrystal's Avatar (by Gravatar) by SomeGirlCrystal in  Bathroom »

The apartment i live in had the toilets replaced since then I've noticed blood like spots all over the bathroom ive cleaned  ... read more »

Rigid 8000w Generator only runs with choke

shane's Avatar (by Gravatar) by shane in  Tools and Equipment » Generators »

I have a rigid rd8000 generator that is a little older but i cannot seem to get running correctly. It will start with choke  ... read more »

Repair of Older Doorknob Set

Vance Rogers's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Vance Rogers in  Doors » Locks »

I have removed cleaned and am trying to reassemble an older doorknob set. Everything seems to work but the locking mechanism  ... read more »

Ok to use green Spax lags for concrete fasteners?

's Avatar (by Gravatar) by in  General Construction »

I've got a project where I'm attaching 3 in studs over 1 inch of foam to a block wall. My intent was to use Tapcons but  ... read more »

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