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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 »


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 »

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100 year old house ceiling cracks

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Hi On the first floor 1 room has cracks showing under the woodchip paper. once i get the paper off (Big job i know) what's the best method to fix the cracks and recover the ceiling ready for repaint... Read more »

Worcester Bosch 230 Combi RSF Boiler; Water Pressure Problem

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I live in a hard water area, and use a Liff water conditioner to stop it furring up. So far I think its worked! I also use de-scaler in the radiators to prevent blockage. I have a strange problem t... 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 »

Roof Dry Verge System

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The verge cement on the gable end of my roof is in an awful state. Birds have got in, made nests and pecked away at the drip felt, damaging it. I've had a 'dry verge system' recommended to fit af... 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 »

3/4" <-> 22mm conversions

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Hi Folks, I want to replace some unused and leaking joints on part of my gravity heating system (I'll be draining it first). I will probably also replace some of the gate valves when I am at it, a... 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 » 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.