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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 »

Heat pump dryer and condensation collection

June 29, 2017, 1:08 pm

I have a Bosch heat pump tumble dryer. I followed the instructions to fit the drain hose and plumb it into my under-sink waste pipe. The condensate is going into the waste pipe - but now I've ju... Read more »

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Carpet fitting problem - some advice please.

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Hi everyone, Long time lurker here - hope someone can help with this problem. I have a (hopefully) simple question about a carpet that's just been fitted. Carpet fitter turns up, does job but when d... 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 »

Shot in the dark - Tumble Dryer tripping out house

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Hi, we have a weird problem. We've been using our tumble dryer, a Indesit IS70C no problem for over a year but yesterday it tripped out the main circuit breaker in the house. Checked fuse in fuse... 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 »

would digging out the cellar floors cause problems with the foundations of ...

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Digging the cellar floors lower , i have a basement where the ceiling height is not quite suitable due to its ceiling heights for the rooms to be changed into extra rooms for living with the correc... 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 »

Stripping wallpaper

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Any body know the best way to penetrate three layers of vynyl emulsion to enable me to strip woodship off the wall, without spending weeks, or damaging the plaster? Cheers Brian :o) Read more »

concrete advice - base for washing machine

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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 » 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.