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Spiders - How to get rid...

May 27, 2018, 4:04 pm

Anyone tell me how I can get rid of these spiders. I seem to have loads of them. Hes a link to a you tube video to show you Read more »

recommend staple gun?

May 17, 2018, 10:24 am

I tried my trusty hand stapler last week in an effort to re-cover some chair seats. Unfortunately it wasn't powerful enough to push the staples fully into the particle board for the seats (the la... Read more »

Kew Wash Wiring

April 29, 2018, 5:14 pm

I have a Kew pressure wash that was hunting so decided to have a look at the business end. First mistake I made was taking the electrical components off the mounting plate and the second mistake was ... Read more »

My Koehler is blowing oil out of the valve cover in to the carburetor

March 5, 2018, 8:13 am

My kohler 16 hp is blowing oil out of the valve My Koehler enging is blowing oil or the valve cover onto the carburetor cover lnto carburetor Read more »

Insulation HELP

February 15, 2018, 8:12 pm

I tried to research and find out what I am dealing with, as I am looking to install fiberglass batts over this blow in insulation and make a storage floor to use the attic as storage space. But I can... Read more »

Range and hood

January 24, 2018, 1:11 am

I have Broan Allure hood and range and the light fixture on the inside is loose where it moves around is it fixable Read more »

Hanging hose reel on stucco

November 4, 2017, 4:44 pm

I have been trying to hang a hose reel on my 2yr old house that has stucco walls. I used a stud finder and marked it accordingly but it only drills through a small amount. Is it the drill. It I am ... Read more »

Make a handheld Vacuum Cleaner an Anti-Static tool?

September 13, 2017, 1:50 pm

I've got a cheap (£25/$30) hand held bagless 500W vaccum cleaner made out of ABS plastic that must create a lot of static electricity when in operation. Read more »

Putting patio doors in Compton Garage by removing some panels

September 7, 2017, 1:47 pm

I have inherited from the previous owners of my house a hideous Compton sectional garage, 14 feet wide and 20 feet long. With limited budget (none!) I cant get rid of it, so have a plan to 'make it a... Read more »

toilet ventilation into stairwell

August 21, 2017, 10:21 am

Enviromental health Scotland tells me i cant extract a toilet fan into the close of a tenament building it has to be extracted into the open air. Can anyone confirm this as i cant find any info. ... Read more »

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tiling over uneven subfloor

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I can't figure out what to do with my mudroom. I has a cement floor that is generally level except for a bump under the entry door to the adjacent room; like a 2x30 inch bump, about an inch in heigh... Read more »

Cleaning a washing machine

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Can anyone recommend a way to clean the inside of my Bosch washing machine please? Years of use are starting to show, so I'd like to 'flush it out' if possible, but what with? TIA tim Read more »

Mortice lock stiff to turn.

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Our mortice lock has gone from slightly stiff to turn to fairly stiff to turn over the last week. Any suggestions or should it be replaced? Mal Read more »

Sub-floor in 1950's house

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My parents house is an ex-council home built 1952. I assumed the ground-floor was concrete, but on inspection it seems to have a kind of bitumen or tar top layer - is this possible? It's breaking up... Read more »

What is this shelf/rack for?

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Recently bought a house. This device is found in two of closets, one per closet, about 3 feet off the floor. Any idea what is it for? Thanks. Read more »

MDF bath panel with plinth

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How do you fit the bath panel and plinth it said it was adjustable but all you get is the panel and plinth nothing to screw it on with or to adjust it. Thank you for any help. Read more »

Any carpet fitters on here, need your expert advice

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In the process of choosing underlay for the upstairs of my home, 4 bedrooms, landing and staircase. I think I will be going to Blue Heaven (from the makers of cloud 9). It's like Cloud 9 but wi... Read more »

laminate floor

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can anyone recommend a good person to supply and fit a laminate floor to my kitchen and hallway? housetrained Read more »

Bitumen paint

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Has anyone tried this on metal outdoors? I have some iron railings I want to paint and the Hammerite paint I use keeps lifting with rust every 12 months so I thought I might give this a go. If an... Read more »

Laminate/Real Wood Flooring Over Quarry Tiles?

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Hi I'd be grateful for any thoughts about this one: We're thinking of laying a laminate or preferably, a thinnish (8mm or so) solid wood floor in our hall (which has floorboards and leading into a ... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.