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wiring a basement

November 14, 2019, 6:25 pm

I am finishing by basement. There is a half to three quarter inch space between the studs and the concrete wall. We thought this would be a great place to run the wires. I know the wire must be sup... Read more »

Question for Dremel users

November 6, 2019, 10:50 pm

I own a 4000 and have a fair few of their Speedclic tools and there seems to be no decent way of storing them in a decent case/holder. Other Dremel users how do you keep your discs in a nice order... Read more »

3M dust mask

October 20, 2019, 1:05 pm

Hello, I'd like to know if anybody has recent experience of the 3M 6000 series masks which seem to require several parts to make them usable. I'm after a good dust prevention mask to work in a fil... Read more »

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 »

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New Olive Slipping off Old Pipe

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Hi, Had to replace a Tee Valve on feed into Central Heating Filler Loop. Everything came off no problem, Old olives as well. However When I slide the new Olive on the Vertical Pipe it not tight and w... Read more »

Hanging Heavy Mirror

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I have just had a Victorian mirror renovated and want to hang it onto a brick and plaster wall. The mirror weighs about 27 kilograms (60lbs) in weight. I'm told it would have originally hung above a... Read more »

Sump Pump Water Freezing Outside The House

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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 »

Radiator 'spur'

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As a result of our impending garage conversion, I need to remove the pipework that is feeding the conservatory radiator. The whole thing will be removed, basically. It is connected rather like a sp... 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 »

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 »

Cutting a U-section in kitchen wall-tile

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What's the best method of cutting-out a U-section from a kitchen wall tile? This is to accommodate a window board. The tiles are 10 cms square. Patrick 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

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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 »

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.