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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 »

Lintel loading and size

September 23, 2018, 7:25 pm

I need to calculate the loads on a lintel for a 2 m opening in a 10 ( brick+ cavity+ 100mm block ) ground floor gable wall through to a sunroom at the side. The opening will start about 1.2 m from th... Read more »

converting attic

August 3, 2018, 6:22 pm

Looking at coverting an attic to living space that has full oak 2 by 6 as floor/ ceiling of lower space with a 16 foot span. Just mainly want to put mattresses on floor and clothes up there. Was hopi... Read more »

Update/Improve Old Tiled Corner in Livingroom (images included)

July 27, 2018, 11:14 am

I need ideas, tips or advice on how to spruce up this corner in our livingroom. If you look at the pictures, we now have a little stove in place of what used to be the old open fire, which used the s... Read more »

fixing fence post caps

July 22, 2018, 2:18 pm

Has anyone got any tips please for fixing timber fence post caps in place? Is the proper way to whack a galvanised nail through or drill a hole and screw down? Read more »

Swamp Cooler

July 9, 2018, 5:35 pm

My swamp cooler keeps shutting off and after a while, it will come back on. Also when I turn it on after letting the pump run for a while it makes a squealing sound. I need some help with this one. Read more »

Ac motor kicks off

June 30, 2018, 6:00 am

Old motor kick off and turned back on after it cools off. Replaced motor with new one. Does the same thing. Disconnected fan belt and it still turns off. What’s going on ? Read more »

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Idiot shower!

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Hi all, I`ve just tried to have a shower, and the overheat light came on and it made a burning smell. Isn`t this a wonderful Christmas gift? How difficult is a shower to fit, for someone who`s not ... Read more »

Grout vs Caulk vs Grout plus caulk

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I'v read several discussions here about the use of grout vs caulk in bathroom tile at tub and corner joints. My contractor recommended grout but the tile supplier suggested that I should caulk ove... Read more »


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Hi, has anybody used this firm? Opinions on the product, quality etc.. would be welcome. Have a salesman coming round tomorrow evening and would like to balance the sales blurb with reality!! Am onl... Read more »

JCB RHD950 Rotary Hammer Drill

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JCB have recently released the JCBDRHD950A Rotary Hammer Drill With the JCB excavator track record, I assumed that a JCB product should be at least of sound construction and so I purchased one on Mo... Read more »

Removing Danish Oil - Update

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I followed the advice and set-to this morning with a pack of steel wool and bottle of white spirit. It worked a treat - although it was bloody hard work and took all morning! As you are swirling t... Read more »

Non-Return Valve for Drain?

rating: 5

I have the ground floor flat in a four-storey block. Occasionally the kitchen sink fills with suds which seem to be caused when someone else's washing machine empties. There is very little water j... Read more »

laminate flooring

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SWMBO has talked me into laying wood laminate flooring in the bedroom. The room is 2.6m x 4m. In the instructions it says to leave a gap of 10 - 15mm all round to allow for expansion/spreading unde... Read more »

boarding up the loft

rating: 5

what is the type of wood to use to as floorboard the loft, i need to be able to walk on it as to not to fall through the ceiling, i have been told that mdf is suitable, but that i was told now, it ... Read more »

Removing Old Silicone

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I need to remove a load of ten year old silicone sealant from two edges of a bath. It's positively evil stuff which although not hardened, won't allow me to get an edge up and start peeling (it'... Read more »

Rawl plugs / wall plugs - what's the secret?

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Whenever I use these blasted things, whatever I've hung up ends up falling down, pulling with it half a tonne of plaster. TIPS PLEASE! -- http://www.insanevideoclips.c... 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.