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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7nKtt9fUo 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 »

Kew Wash Wiring


April 29, 2018, 5:14 pm

I have a Kew pressure wash that was hunting so decided to have a look at the business end. First mistake I made was taking the electrical components off the mounting plate and the second mistake was ... Read more »

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 »

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tiling over uneven subfloor

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I can't figure out what to do with my mudroom. I has a cement floor that is generally level except for a bump under the entry door to the adjacent room; like a 2x30 inch bump, about an inch in heigh... Read more »

Cleaning a washing machine

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Can anyone recommend a way to clean the inside of my Bosch washing machine please? Years of use are starting to show, so I'd like to 'flush it out' if possible, but what with? TIA tim Read more »

MDF bath panel with plinth

rating: 5

How do you fit the bath panel and plinth it said it was adjustable but all you get is the panel and plinth nothing to screw it on with or to adjust it. Thank you for any help. Read more »

Electrical Equipotential Bonding

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Hi there My mother has just had a new gas meter fitted in her house and the engineer gave her a Safety Notice saying ' It appears that the gas installation pipework fitted at your property may not... 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 »

concrete advice - base for washing machine

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best way to remove epanding foam from old bricks ?

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Help - used some expanding foam to fill some old pipeholes on my house - big mistake The foam expanded more than I thought it would and has run down both sides of the house :( I am in big trouble w... Read more »

Bitumen paint

rating: 5

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 »

Laminate/Real Wood Flooring Over Quarry Tiles?

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Hi I'd be grateful for any thoughts about this one: We're thinking of laying a laminate or preferably, a thinnish (8mm or so) solid wood floor in our hall (which has floorboards and leading into a ... Read more »

Boiler relay buzzing/arcing

rating: 5

I have a relay in my boiler which buzzes/arcs I'm trying to diagnose the fault, probably in my wiring. What conditions (eg shorting) would cause a relay to switch on & off very rapidly (leading to... Read more »

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