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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 »

my nutone bathroom model 9905-r02


December 25, 2018, 5:36 pm

my nutone bathroom model 9905-r02 also has a heating element. When the heating element is used, it does blow hot for a minute or two and then blows the circuit breaker. I replaced the heating element... Read more »

Lintel loading and size


September 23, 2018, 7:25 pm

I need to calculate the loads on a lintel for a 2 m opening in a 10 ( brick+ cavity+ 100mm block ) ground floor gable wall through to a sunroom at the side. The opening will start about 1.2 m from th... Read more »

converting attic


August 3, 2018, 6:22 pm

Looking at coverting an attic to living space that has full oak 2 by 6 as floor/ ceiling of lower space with a 16 foot span. Just mainly want to put mattresses on floor and clothes up there. Was hopi... Read more »

Update/Improve Old Tiled Corner in Livingroom (images included)


July 27, 2018, 11:14 am

I need ideas, tips or advice on how to spruce up this corner in our livingroom. If you look at the pictures, we now have a little stove in place of what used to be the old open fire, which used the s... Read more »

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New Olive Slipping off Old Pipe

rating: 5

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 »

Hanging Heavy Mirror

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I have just had a Victorian mirror renovated and want to hang it onto a brick and plaster wall. The mirror weighs about 27 kilograms (60lbs) in weight. I'm told it would have originally hung above a... Read more »

Idiot shower!

rating: 5

Hi all, I`ve just tried to have a shower, and the overheat light came on and it made a burning smell. Isn`t this a wonderful Christmas gift? How difficult is a shower to fit, for someone who`s not ... Read more »

eurolux mattress

rating: 5

dont know if this is the right group but wanting to know if anyone has used/has one of these foam matress and are they any good??? have back probs and been looking to buy good matress that may h... Read more »

Removing Danish Oil - Update

rating: 5

I followed the advice and set-to this morning with a pack of steel wool and bottle of white spirit. It worked a treat - although it was bloody hard work and took all morning! As you are swirling t... Read more »

laminate flooring

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SWMBO has talked me into laying wood laminate flooring in the bedroom. The room is 2.6m x 4m. In the instructions it says to leave a gap of 10 - 15mm all round to allow for expansion/spreading unde... Read more »

boarding up the loft

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what is the type of wood to use to as floorboard the loft, i need to be able to walk on it as to not to fall through the ceiling, i have been told that mdf is suitable, but that i was told now, it ... Read more »

Removing Old Silicone

rating: 5

I need to remove a load of ten year old silicone sealant from two edges of a bath. It's positively evil stuff which although not hardened, won't allow me to get an edge up and start peeling (it'... Read more »

Rawl plugs / wall plugs - what's the secret?

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Whenever I use these blasted things, whatever I've hung up ends up falling down, pulling with it half a tonne of plaster. TIPS PLEASE! -- http://www.petersparrots.com http://www.insanevideoclips.c... Read more »

Salamander pump problem

rating: 5

I have a Salamander ESP CPV 100 water pump. Has worked fine since installed (noisy as heck though). Now we have a problem. Normally we turn off the electrics to the pump (fused and switched spur) in... Read more »

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