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swimming pool film on water surface

May 15, 2020, 2:18 pm

I Took on a house with an inground pool last year. Lately there’s a a kind of “film” on the surface which I’ve been unable to clear after vacuuming the pool, backwashing/rinsing and evening ... Read more »

Hair cutting

March 25, 2020, 11:15 am

Folk on FB laughed at me last week when I said that I was thinking about cutting my own hair. Well, I guess we’re all gonna be learning hairdressing skills now. Bought myself some clippers on li... Read more »

Primus 632 Blowlamp Jet

March 16, 2020, 4:36 pm

I have a Primus 632 blowlamp that requires a new jet. Can anyone tell me where I can buy one, please? Read more »


February 23, 2020, 10:51 pm

My alarm system was in my home when I purchased it, it's a first alert fC215 panal , I never had any problem with it whatsoever until a wind storm knocked out the power for 4 hours ,.... Now every 4... Read more »

wiring a basement

November 14, 2019, 6:25 pm

I am finishing by basement. There is a half to three quarter inch space between the studs and the concrete wall. We thought this would be a great place to run the wires. I know the wire must be sup... Read more »

Question for Dremel users

November 6, 2019, 10:50 pm

I own a 4000 and have a fair few of their Speedclic tools and there seems to be no decent way of storing them in a decent case/holder. Other Dremel users how do you keep your discs in a nice order... Read more »

3M dust mask

October 20, 2019, 1:05 pm

Hello, I'd like to know if anybody has recent experience of the 3M 6000 series masks which seem to require several parts to make them usable. I'm after a good dust prevention mask to work in a fil... Read more »

Hi, I am having trouble getting my 1200 model Rain Dial to work, changed th...

September 22, 2019, 10:35 pm

Although a red wire has been severed the controller box is operable, I am able to program the box to an extent. Read more »

untreated pergola needs quick save!

September 5, 2019, 9:39 am

My ex-husband built a large pergola over our patio with untreated (pine?) wood. He was about to finish it and then we divorced. I got the house, so he refused to help or share his plan. 2 years later... Read more »

Hot mopping

August 4, 2019, 2:10 pm

I recently got my upstairs shower hot mopped about a week ago. Redoing our master bathroom. Because the master bathroom is in my room I can’t seem to get the hot mop smell out of my room. I’m g... Read more »

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New Olive Slipping off Old Pipe

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Hi, Had to replace a Tee Valve on feed into Central Heating Filler Loop. Everything came off no problem, Old olives as well. However When I slide the new Olive on the Vertical Pipe it not tight and w... Read more »

Running an electric current through a garage door?

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No lectures about the rights and wrongs thank you, if I want a sermon on morality I'll go to alt.god. If anyone can offer some genuine advice about how to do it, my email address is valid. TIA. Read more »

Radiator 'spur'

rating: 5

As a result of our impending garage conversion, I need to remove the pipework that is feeding the conservatory radiator. The whole thing will be removed, basically. It is connected rather like a sp... Read more »

Can creosote still be used ?

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I found 3 5l containers of light creosote in my garage, can I legally still use this on my garden fence and gate ? If not any recommendations ? Read more »

Tiling & MDF

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I am about to do some boxing in of pipes etc in the bathroom, and wish to tile the boxes after. How well will tiles stick to MDF? Should I prepare the MDF surface first or use something else inst... 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 »

protect carpets from workman

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We need some of those plastic bag type boot covers that workman use when they work in peoples homes to protect the carpets and so they dont have to take their boots off. Have you idea from where ... Read more »

Toilet cister flush valve

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We have a close-coupled toilet cistern in our utility room which leaks. It doesn't leak externally, just into the bowl - the cistern overfills and water leaks into the bowl via the overflow. This i... Read more »

Double Glazing & Extractor Fans ?

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I have absolutely no where in the kitchen to fit an extractor fan. Walls on either side of the door and windows is about 4. Above the windows, can't be fitted there, because of the lintels. Is it ... 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.