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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. https://www.homeownershub.com/img/9u 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 »

Mold Smell


May 13, 2017, 4:09 am

Our home has a mold smell and we are not sure of the source. Should we call an independent home inspector? Calling a mold expert seems risky since they are selling services. Read more »

turned off water valve outside of house (not at street) and water still com...


March 26, 2017, 10:13 pm

i have done this before when changing the angle stop on the other sink in the bathroom with no problems. this time i shut off the water at the same place, at the pipes next to the house where the va... Read more »

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Cracked concrete window sill rating: 5

Hi A sizeable part of our outside bathroom windows sill has fallen off exposing the steel reinforcement within. I have no experience at all of working with concrete. Is it possible to repair a conc... Read more »

Understanding ECO Grants rating: 5

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a stupendous initiative by the UK govern ment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and at the same time help the residents upgrade their gas heating boiler... Read more »

Moving a sectional garage rating: 5

Hi I've got a concrete sectional garage only it dominates the back garden and I want to take it down, reduce it in length and width by removing panels and then re-erect it in a different place. Befo... Read more »

old consumer unit / fusebox rating: 5

Hi I've just moved house - so decided to fit a shower - when I look at the consumer unit its an old tin box thing with BI Callender stamped on it. obviously in time it looks as though the unit needs ... Read more »

Mount Plasma T.V. over Fireplace to 1x4 studs rating: 5

My fiance wants me to mount our plasma tv over our fireplace, which occupies a hollow built-out column (a gas fireplace that protrudes 20 from the main wall, with a drywall shell built around it, if ... Read more »

Electric Oven Outlet Box? rating: 5

Hello all, I need to connect a new electric oven to an electrical outlet. I already have the 45A cooker control switch, but this usually feeds the load (oven) below the kitchen worktop. At the momen... Read more »

Oscillating tools - anyone taken the plunge? rating: 5

I was doing a really awkward central heating pipe cut the other day with a combination of Dremel, hacksaw, and skinned knuckles. Whilst the Dremel is great for some things, it has very little cutti... Read more »

Base/Floor for metal garden shed? rating: 5

Hi, Got a metal garden shed, 8' x 6', it's going in a space which is mostly patio-slabbed, I'll lay more to level it all off. What would you recommend to use as a floor for the shed? Will the slabs... Read more »

Flexible waste pipe to solvent weld..? rating: 5

Will the spigot on a 40mm flexible waste pipe (http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=27334) connect to a solvent weld pipe? Your comments are appreciated :) Read more »

Thermocouple rating: 5

Ferroli Optima 701 boiler model. Got a problem with central heating...the boiler is failing to fire...or firing for a few seconds then dying (this is on constant 'heating' with the timer overridd... Read more »

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