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Look no hands!

August 23, 2017, 7:39 pm

Just came across this on Youtube quite remarkable how she copes, makes my moaning re a bit of Arthritis pale into insignificance;! -- Tony Sayer ... Read more »

IBC water tanks?

August 23, 2017, 5:11 pm

Hi all, I'm looking for a 'tank' to test the performance of a small electric outboard, (PWM speed controllers, batteries, hydrodynamic slipstreaming mods etc) so am thinking of a circular tank, po... Read more »

Renewable energy. (One for TurNiP)

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August 23, 2017, 4:48 pm

Last of the Attack Dog presenters steps down. Another snowflake takes over. Read more »

OT Tots trained to kill.

August 23, 2017, 3:46 pm Read more »

OT: 11mph Odd site speed limit ?

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August 23, 2017, 3:01 pm

Driving through the M6 roadworks I noticed that there were signs for the site speed limit (i.e. where the work is being carried out) that were for 11mph. Struck me as an odd number ... SWMBO su... Read more »

Additional tap for unsoftened water?

August 23, 2017, 1:12 pm

As part of a major refurb I'm planning to install a water softener that will provide softened water to all the existing hot/cold taps, but I want to add a tap for unsoftened water in a few places... Read more »


August 23, 2017, 12:40 pm

Hi, I've just discovered that the current ratings for MIGs and those for ARC/ MMA are not nominally equivalent and that MIG ratings have to be higher to match the abilities of ARC. To cut a long ... Read more »

Treating wooden garden fence

August 23, 2017, 11:32 am

I put up a new fence last year. 4 feet high by 30 feet long. Wooden posts and premade overlap fence panels***. All pressure treated, but it's time to think about some preservative treatment. Wha... Read more »

OT: Greenpeace charges filed

August 23, 2017, 10:54 am

Energy Transfer Files Federal Lawsuit Against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, Inc., BankTrack And Earth First! For Violation Of Federal And State Racketeering Statutes... Read more »

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What to with the exposed underside of a staircase

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Yesterday I exposed the underside of the top three stairs on our staircase when ripping out some old lath n plaster stud walls. The stair underside was concealed by curved LnP, which I ripped off. Th... Read more »

Dust Extraction - Router question Part 2

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I need a portable dust extractor. I have a mitre saw, router and circular saw with 38mm dust ports I have a hand held plane with a 2.5 inch dust port I will soon have a router table with either a 2.... Read more »

oil fired Worcester Danesmoor 15-19 boiler with Honeywell manual timer

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I have lost the manual for setting the timer on my boiler. It is an Honeywell manual timer - I cant' find the instructions online (I guess it is so old!!) - can anyone help please!? Read more »

5.5mm nut driver for cordless screwdriver?

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I'm looking for a 5.5mm nut driver bit with a standard hex-drive shaft, for doing up M3 nuts. For some bizarre reason all the sets I've found typically have 5mm and 6mm but not 5.5mm - the latter mu... Read more »

Shed roof repair, re-tile, fibreglass or felt?

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I've got a fairly large (4m by 3m) brick built garden 'shed' which has a tiled roof. The slope on the roof is very shallow, so much so that the tiles are practically horizontal. The roof of the shed... Read more »

Reducing a window aperture by about one brick's length.

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After the outside loo - which was really space stolen from the corner of my tiny 7'6 x 7'6 1920s kitchen - was taken out I asked for as big as poss. a window in the resulting West facing wall. Th... Read more »

Spacing of junction boxes and fcus on a ring circuit

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I need to supply four sockets and four fixed appliances in the same roo from a ring circuit in the loft. I am planning to spur off the ring t the sockets from junction boxes and the fixed appliances ... Read more »

Toilet blocked more than 6ft from pan

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A 6ft toilet auger doesn't reach blockage. Soil stack is a further 6ft away. From manhole to soil stack is clear and can't rod out blockage from that end. What's the best tool/procedure. Thanks in ad... Read more »

Potterton Suprima room sealed

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A recent BG inspection for one of these showed the following Landlord's Inspection Detail Report anomaly. Boiler Ventilation satisfactory? No. As this is, I believe, a balanced flue type boi... Read more »

ripple tank - construction

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I'd like to make a ripple tank to demo some wave effects. Can't seem to find any glassware suitable (a fish tank's too deep to handle easily). So I thought maybe buy a sheet of thick glass (10mm sa... 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.