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April 13, 2017, 1:27 pm

Hi, My name is Kyra and I'm working on the ibbü team. ibbü aims to add a human touch to online shopping by connecting websit e visitors with savvy enthusiasts. Experts can easily and quickly c... 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 »

granny flat heating and hot water

January 28, 2017, 3:16 pm

hi im after some advice, im building a granny flat for my elderly mother at the bottom of my garden, it will only have an electric supply (no gas). its a 35 square meter single storey building, bedro... Read more »


January 17, 2017, 8:25 pm

Their was a buzzing sound than my clock went out on my stove,so I unplugged it and plugged it back in and when I did I heard a buzz again and the lights came on again at the clock. Everything else wo... Read more »

Wooden paneling.

January 13, 2017, 4:11 pm

Hello all, recently I have decided to do anot aged wood panelling on my kitchen island like the picture that I have attached. They have premade tiles of this stuff that you can put together yourself ... Read more »

Watery spray paint

January 13, 2017, 7:18 am

I have a can of red glitter spray paint that when I go and spray it It's red, glittery, and watery. I tried to u clog it because my boyfriend said that's why with water then a needle. Neither worked.... Read more »

Power Tools for the Home

January 10, 2017, 3:54 pm

I'm going to be doing some work around our new home, and thought it best to invest in some proper tools. I was looking at power drills, and I really think I'll ned one with the support handle like th... Read more »

Floor tile

January 5, 2017, 9:30 pm

Should the cabinet go in before the tile Read more »

Thermostat display not working

December 31, 2016, 2:04 pm

There is no display on the thermostat I have replaced the batteries and also tried the reset function. When I reset the display comes up briefly then disappears again. Read more »

Laminate flooring

December 22, 2016, 6:25 pm

My husband and I will be installing laminate flooring in our bedroom soon. I would like everyone's opinion about where to begin installing the laminate wood flooring. Should we start in the close... Read more »

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Honda GCV 520 engine - mixture adjustment rating: 5

Hi, My lawnmower has a Honda GCV 520 engine fitted and I find it is running too rich and 'hunting'. Nowhere have I found how to adjust the mixture - any pointers where to look would be greatly appre... Read more »

Recommendation of household help rating: 5

Hello everyone, I have been investigating several home service companies. Can anyone tell me if they subscribe to one of the following or has tried them before? Is it a good experience? Thanks in adv... Read more »

Kitchen Light Fixture - I can't open it. Can anyone show me how? rating: 5

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 »

Mira Sport 9.8 Shower - Intermittent Fault & Mira 'threat' of Call Out ... rating: 5

My Mira Sport 9.8 is literally days from the end of the 2 year guarantee, and has developed an intermittent fault. Two days ago, when I tried to use the shower, there was only a dribble of water comi... 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 »

Challenge (Argos own brand) brushes for angle grinder rating: 5

Bought Argos Challenge angle grinder (cat no. 711/0591, 9 Angle Grinder (NOT Extreme). After two short bursts of light use, installed brushed gave up. Replaced with spare set included, also gave up... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 » 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.