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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 »

Spiders - How to get rid...


May 27, 2018, 4:04 pm

Anyone tell me how I can get rid of these spiders. I seem to have loads of them. Hes a link to a you tube video to show you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7nKtt9fUo Read more »

recommend staple gun?


May 17, 2018, 10:24 am

I tried my trusty hand stapler last week in an effort to re-cover some chair seats. Unfortunately it wasn't powerful enough to push the staples fully into the particle board for the seats (the la... Read more »

Kew Wash Wiring


April 29, 2018, 5:14 pm

I have a Kew pressure wash that was hunting so decided to have a look at the business end. First mistake I made was taking the electrical components off the mounting plate and the second mistake was ... Read more »

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Stro render is crap.

rating: 5

Mr Turtill, I thank you for the e-mail and pictures you sent. I have looked into this matter, and regret to advise you that, as you were not our client on this project, for contractual reasons I am u... Read more »

SDS drill grease

rating: 5

I have an sds drill which has a reservoir for grease. I have tried both B&Q & Homebase but none of them stock the grease for these drills. Anyone know what type of grease to use & where I might get ... Read more »

gas boiler pilot light

rating: 5

I have a glow worm fuel saver 25-30 boiler. I go away for a few weeks every summer and turn my gas off . Usually my boiler lights after a few attempts but not this time. The ignition lights the pi... Read more »

Fitting Topravit Loren 2 WC

rating: 5

Hello This WC has to have the pan and cistern assembled before being placed pretty much blind over the soil pipe opening in the floor. The floor is self adhesive vinyl planks stuck on hardboard whic... Read more »

Electric shocks from earthed appliances.

rating: 5

When ever I touch the earthed part of an appliance with a sensitive area of skin (the underside of my wrist) I can feel a slight tingle of electricity, similar to putting a 9v battery on your tongu... Read more »

Grant Euroflame 70/90

rating: 5

Hi All, hope someone can advise me... A lady friend has one of the above oil fired boilers and she let it run out of oil. She's getting a delivery on friday but the guy who looked at it for her sa... Read more »

B&D battery drill

rating: 5

Hi All I have a very old B&D battery drill (KC96V) which is 9.6v. Problem is the battery is U/S and I can't find another 9.6v battery (A9251) to replace it. However, B&Q have a B&D battery which i... Read more »

Lifting individual blocks from block paving

rating: 5

A relative of mine has had her Ford Ka parked on my drive (block paved) for two months. She has just removed it but I was concerned to find that the blocks immediately beneath the four wheels have ... Read more »

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 »

Concrete garage base

rating: 5

I want to lay a garage base at the bottom of my garden, for my motorbikes. It is 25 metres from the road side so delivery of pre-mixed concrete will be a problem, or expensive, or both. I can mix t... Read more »

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