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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 »

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 »

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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 »

Immersion and timers

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Do you think its worth using an timer with an immersion? I am planning on getting this setup;;jsessionid=WPNX1IF1LC22CCSTHZOCFFY?id=66341&ts=13479 Hopeful... Read more »

Mortice lock stiff to turn.

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Our mortice lock has gone from slightly stiff to turn to fairly stiff to turn over the last week. Any suggestions or should it be replaced? Mal Read more »

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

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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 »

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 »

main stopcock leaking

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The main stopcock just inside our property is leaking, the pipe from the stopcock to go outside, runs straight down and into the floor. How do we go on about replacing it? Can we turn off the water i... Read more »

concrete advice - base for washing machine

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motorised roof conservatory blinds

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Can anyone recommend a not-too-exprensive company that offers motorised conservatory pleated roof blinds please? Thanks. Read more »

Upvc doors

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Shortly to have some new doors ,how do the professionals deal with alarm contacts and switches ?? The magnets are currently let into the doors and surrounds, fitter says that will not do with plast... Read more »

Replacing kitchen worktops

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Our kitchen worktops must be quite old as they were in the flat when we moved in 15 years ago. As we need to replace our sink, built in oven and hob it seems a good time to put in better ones. T... 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.