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Hair cutting

March 25, 2020, 11:15 am

Folk on FB laughed at me last week when I said that I was thinking about cutting my own hair. Well, I guess we’re all gonna be learning hairdressing skills now. Bought myself some clippers on li... Read more »

Primus 632 Blowlamp Jet

March 16, 2020, 4:36 pm

I have a Primus 632 blowlamp that requires a new jet. Can anyone tell me where I can buy one, please? Read more »


February 23, 2020, 10:51 pm

My alarm system was in my home when I purchased it, it's a first alert fC215 panal , I never had any problem with it whatsoever until a wind storm knocked out the power for 4 hours ,.... Now every 4... Read more »

wiring a basement

November 14, 2019, 6:25 pm

I am finishing by basement. There is a half to three quarter inch space between the studs and the concrete wall. We thought this would be a great place to run the wires. I know the wire must be sup... Read more »

Question for Dremel users

November 6, 2019, 10:50 pm

I own a 4000 and have a fair few of their Speedclic tools and there seems to be no decent way of storing them in a decent case/holder. Other Dremel users how do you keep your discs in a nice order... Read more »

3M dust mask

October 20, 2019, 1:05 pm

Hello, I'd like to know if anybody has recent experience of the 3M 6000 series masks which seem to require several parts to make them usable. I'm after a good dust prevention mask to work in a fil... Read more »

Hi, I am having trouble getting my 1200 model Rain Dial to work, changed th...

September 22, 2019, 10:35 pm

Although a red wire has been severed the controller box is operable, I am able to program the box to an extent. Read more »

untreated pergola needs quick save!

September 5, 2019, 9:39 am

My ex-husband built a large pergola over our patio with untreated (pine?) wood. He was about to finish it and then we divorced. I got the house, so he refused to help or share his plan. 2 years later... Read more »

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 »

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New Olive Slipping off Old Pipe

rating: 5

Hi, Had to replace a Tee Valve on feed into Central Heating Filler Loop. Everything came off no problem, Old olives as well. However When I slide the new Olive on the Vertical Pipe it not tight and w... Read more »

Sump Pump Water Freezing Outside The House

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I'm not sure if I'm posting this to the right place but... My sump pump pumps water from my basement to the street in front of my house. When the weather is warm the water flows down the street to t... Read more »

Radiator 'spur'

rating: 5

As a result of our impending garage conversion, I need to remove the pipework that is feeding the conservatory radiator. The whole thing will be removed, basically. It is connected rather like a sp... Read more »

eurolux mattress

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dont know if this is the right group but wanting to know if anyone has used/has one of these foam matress and are they any good??? have back probs and been looking to buy good matress that may h... Read more »

Tiling & MDF

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I am about to do some boxing in of pipes etc in the bathroom, and wish to tile the boxes after. How well will tiles stick to MDF? Should I prepare the MDF surface first or use something else inst... 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 »

Cutting a U-section in kitchen wall-tile

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What's the best method of cutting-out a U-section from a kitchen wall tile? This is to accommodate a window board. The tiles are 10 cms square. Patrick Read more »

protect carpets from workman

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We need some of those plastic bag type boot covers that workman use when they work in peoples homes to protect the carpets and so they dont have to take their boots off. Have you idea from where ... Read more »

Double Glazing & Extractor Fans ?

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I have absolutely no where in the kitchen to fit an extractor fan. Walls on either side of the door and windows is about 4. Above the windows, can't be fitted there, because of the lintels. Is it ... Read more »

Salamander pump problem

rating: 5

I have a Salamander ESP CPV 100 water pump. Has worked fine since installed (noisy as heck though). Now we have a problem. Normally we turn off the electrics to the pump (fused and switched spur) in... 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.