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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sump Pump Water Freezing Outside The House rating: 5

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 »

Baxi Bermuda problems rating: 5

Hello, We have a Baxi Bermuda 50/4E back boiler and Bermuda Inset 2 Super gas fire. All electronic. This has been installed for us about 5 years by CORGI engineer and it is the first problem we have ... Read more »

lead gas pipe rating: 5

Hi during our bathroom conversion we came across what could be a problem. the gas pipe to the kitchen runs under the bathroom floor and thru the wall then across the ceiling of the kitchen which is ... 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.