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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. 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 ( 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 » 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.