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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 »

fixing fence post caps

July 22, 2018, 2:18 pm

Has anyone got any tips please for fixing timber fence post caps in place? Is the proper way to whack a galvanised nail through or drill a hole and screw down? Read more »

Swamp Cooler

July 9, 2018, 5:35 pm

My swamp cooler keeps shutting off and after a while, it will come back on. Also when I turn it on after letting the pump run for a while it makes a squealing sound. I need some help with this one. Read more »

Ac motor kicks off

June 30, 2018, 6:00 am

Old motor kick off and turned back on after it cools off. Replaced motor with new one. Does the same thing. Disconnected fan belt and it still turns off. What’s going on ? Read more »

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 »

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The best rated discussions

Stro render is crap.

rating: 5

Mr Turtill, I thank you for the e-mail and pictures you sent. I have looked into this matter, and regret to advise you that, as you were not our client on this project, for contractual reasons I am u... Read more »

SDS drill grease

rating: 5

I have an sds drill which has a reservoir for grease. I have tried both B&Q & Homebase but none of them stock the grease for these drills. Anyone know what type of grease to use & where I might get ... 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 »

Fitting Topravit Loren 2 WC

rating: 5

Hello This WC has to have the pan and cistern assembled before being placed pretty much blind over the soil pipe opening in the floor. The floor is self adhesive vinyl planks stuck on hardboard whic... Read more »

Grout vs Caulk vs Grout plus caulk

rating: 5

I'v read several discussions here about the use of grout vs caulk in bathroom tile at tub and corner joints. My contractor recommended grout but the tile supplier suggested that I should caulk ove... Read more »


rating: 5

Hi, has anybody used this firm? Opinions on the product, quality etc.. would be welcome. Have a salesman coming round tomorrow evening and would like to balance the sales blurb with reality!! Am onl... Read more »

JCB RHD950 Rotary Hammer Drill

rating: 5

JCB have recently released the JCBDRHD950A Rotary Hammer Drill With the JCB excavator track record, I assumed that a JCB product should be at least of sound construction and so I purchased one on Mo... 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 »

Non-Return Valve for Drain?

rating: 5

I have the ground floor flat in a four-storey block. Occasionally the kitchen sink fills with suds which seem to be caused when someone else's washing machine empties. There is very little water j... 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 » 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.