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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 »

Range and hood

January 24, 2018, 1:11 am

I have Broan Allure hood and range and the light fixture on the inside is loose where it moves around is it fixable Read more »

Hanging hose reel on stucco

November 4, 2017, 4:44 pm

I have been trying to hang a hose reel on my 2yr old house that has stucco walls. I used a stud finder and marked it accordingly but it only drills through a small amount. Is it the drill. It I am ... Read more »

Make a handheld Vacuum Cleaner an Anti-Static tool?

September 13, 2017, 1:50 pm

I've got a cheap (£25/$30) hand held bagless 500W vaccum cleaner made out of ABS plastic that must create a lot of static electricity when in operation. Read more »

Putting patio doors in Compton Garage by removing some panels

September 7, 2017, 1:47 pm

I have inherited from the previous owners of my house a hideous Compton sectional garage, 14 feet wide and 20 feet long. With limited budget (none!) I cant get rid of it, so have a plan to 'make it a... Read more »

toilet ventilation into stairwell

August 21, 2017, 10:21 am

Enviromental health Scotland tells me i cant extract a toilet fan into the close of a tenament building it has to be extracted into the open air. Can anyone confirm this as i cant find any info. ... Read more »


August 6, 2017, 7:35 pm

i have a sarigas bo iler the hot water works fine but when you use heating comes on for a few seconds the cuts out Read more »

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 »

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Question about red fibre washers

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The red fibre washers - such as those used to connect a toilet up to the mains water feed, etc - am I right in thinking that they expand slightly after installation? Twice over the last year now... Read more »

100 year old house ceiling cracks

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Hi On the first floor 1 room has cracks showing under the woodchip paper. once i get the paper off (Big job i know) what's the best method to fix the cracks and recover the ceiling ready for repaint... Read more »

Worcester Bosch 230 Combi RSF Boiler; Water Pressure Problem

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I live in a hard water area, and use a Liff water conditioner to stop it furring up. So far I think its worked! I also use de-scaler in the radiators to prevent blockage. I have a strange problem t... Read more »

Pilot lights, flame starts, then burns out

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In trying to get our natural gas fireplace to redraft, I've gotten the pilot to light. Then the fire starts. After about 2-3 minutes the pilot burns out, which of course shuts the gas valves and th... 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 »

Cutting skirting board for laminate flooring

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My son has just moved into his first (1930s) house and wants to lay laminate flooring in some rooms. He doesn't want to use a bead around the edge, prefering to lay the laminate under the skirting. ... Read more »

Roof Dry Verge System

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The verge cement on the gable end of my roof is in an awful state. Birds have got in, made nests and pecked away at the drip felt, damaging it. I've had a 'dry verge system' recommended to fit af... Read more »

What boiler requires min water pressure?

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During the last winter my private water supply froze and destroyed the pump which pumps up water from a source below our house but I could still at least operate my central heating system as the he... Read more »

neff dishwasher

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My d/washer a neff - isn't working when the controls are adjusted the thing does nothing. there is a light on so the fuse is OK Read more »

3/4" <-> 22mm conversions

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Hi Folks, I want to replace some unused and leaking joints on part of my gravity heating system (I'll be draining it first). I will probably also replace some of the gate valves when I am at it, a... 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.