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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 »


August 6, 2017, 7:35 pm

i have a sarigas bo iler the hot water works fine but when you use heating comes on for a few seconds the cuts out Read more »

Advice on materials for bathroom

July 15, 2017, 12:54 pm

I want a new bathroom suite, not too expensive, just one that is functional and value for money, and so last for some years without the taps falling o ff and shower going hot and cold! Each showr... Read more »

What is this shelf/rack for?

July 12, 2017, 4:05 pm

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 »

Replacing chair spring?

July 12, 2017, 5:49 am

Leather swivel recliner with broken sinuous spring. Measures 17 out but the ones still in measure 19 stretched. What size do I buy and will a trampoline spring puller suffice to stretch it? Ha... Read more »

temporary ID marking of flagstones

July 7, 2017, 11:05 pm

Hi, I've got about 150 limestone and slate flagstones of various sizes to l ay to make a patio, Ive measured each one and drawn a 'jigsaw' on screen. I want to be able to mark each stone with a nu... Read more »

Swamp cooler moter will not move

July 3, 2017, 9:49 pm

Swamp cooler mother will not start moving unless I start sponging it by hand and belt is not to tight Read more »

Heat pump dryer and condensation collection

June 29, 2017, 1:08 pm

I have a Bosch heat pump tumble dryer. I followed the instructions to fit the drain hose and plumb it into my under-sink waste pipe. The condensate is going into the waste pipe - but now I've ju... Read more »

Drilling holes in cedar posts

June 16, 2017, 7:46 pm

I have purchased some round old unused cedar posts from a rancher. My plan is to use them as line posts for my fence. I want to sink them and then run sucker rod through them, to resemble a 3 rail fe... Read more »

Black widow (and nest?) in sprinkler control unit

May 27, 2017, 2:23 pm

In my attached garage is the unit that controls the sprinkler system for the lawns. I went to turn the unit back on (it has been off for months) and saw a large spider above it that I later confirme... Read more »

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Confused: new fused spur labelled in/out rather than load/feed

rating: 5

I am simply replacing my old sockets in my kitchen after decorating but a fused spur i am replacing for my dishwasher is causing me a problem. The existing faceplate is labelled: FEED IN FEED OUT LOA... Read more »

Enamel bath rejuvenate

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Hi We have a nice big enamel bath that has seen better days. mostly water stains. we don't want to send it away as we have heard stories of getting the bath back in worse state then when it went awa... Read more »

Shot in the dark - Tumble Dryer tripping out house

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Hi, we have a weird problem. We've been using our tumble dryer, a Indesit IS70C no problem for over a year but yesterday it tripped out the main circuit breaker in the house. Checked fuse in fuse... Read more »

activated charcoal & toilet smells...

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In a conventional toilet smells are exhausted by a high level fan, typically 60m^3/hr run for 10-15mins. When the toilet is a commode in a bedroom, with irritable bowel syndrome, the odour issue is m... Read more »

Kitchen Light Fixture - I can't open it. Can anyone show me how?

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I have this kitchen light fixture which is very annoying to open. My light bulbs need replacement. Can anyone advise me on how to open this thing? I posted pics of it at Read more »

What is this shelf/rack for?

rating: 5

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 »

Silicone sealant for polycarbonate roof

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I have been advised to use polycarbonate-safe sealant for a job on our conservatory roof. Does anyone know of a supplier of such? Thanks in advance, Jerry Read more »

would digging out the cellar floors cause problems with the foundations of ...

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Digging the cellar floors lower , i have a basement where the ceiling height is not quite suitable due to its ceiling heights for the rooms to be changed into extra rooms for living with the correc... Read more »

Boiler top-up valve knob broken off

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While I was topping up my combi-boiler as the pressure had fallen, the blue plastic 'tap' under the boiler broke off (before I managed to turn it on, thankfully). It broke in two and came away fro... Read more »

Stripping wallpaper

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Any body know the best way to penetrate three layers of vynyl emulsion to enable me to strip woodship off the wall, without spending weeks, or damaging the plaster? Cheers Brian :o) 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.