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Bonding metal to plastic

December 14, 2018, 10:17 pm

I have a plastic item that has cracked, I used `plastic weld` to glue the plastic, I suspect that will eventually fail so want to strengthen with a metal plate (stainless steel) the size of the p... Read more »

Copper Immersion tank leaking tonight

December 14, 2018, 8:59 pm

I was tightening the nut to the bottom flange of my old copper immersion tank when a tiny fountain of water appeared. I'm draining it now. Can it be mended tomorrow? How? (There's a really goo... Read more »

Odd - lost phone for a few minutes

December 14, 2018, 8:45 pm

PC's browser, TV and wifi all showed no internet, checked phone - that was off too, no dial tone. Then both came back on a few minutes later, but on checking my router, it showed in its log a co... Read more »

How to rip a Facebook video so that it can be posted onto YouTube

December 14, 2018, 8:22 pm

Any suggestions? -- Adam Read more »

The Myth of Intelligent (Government) Design

December 14, 2018, 8:11 pm

The Myth of Intelligent (Government) Design Why would we think that moving decisions to government will result in more intelligent arrangements? by Gary M. Galles, Dec 13, 2018, A few yea... Read more »

Static electricity to the eyeball?

December 14, 2018, 6:41 pm

Could static electricity to the eyeball cause lasting harm? Normally you just jump and swear with a static shock to your finger etc, but I've found two instances on google of pain lasting a few days... Read more »

Laptop oddity/frustration ?

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December 14, 2018, 4:41 pm

Inherited our lads old laptop (he's gone mac ...) Now I am pretty certain it should have WiFi and Bluetooth. But Windows(7) is steadfastly refusing to suggest it has that capability - no disabled ... Read more »

Anyone got any good xmas diyish gift / gadget ideas?

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December 14, 2018, 3:16 pm

Things you have seen or have on your wish list? (needing some inspiration!) -- Cheers, John. /================================================================= ==============================... Read more »

Home insurance - dogs

December 14, 2018, 11:40 am

The best security for a home is provided not by alarms and/or secure locks, but by having a dog in the house - yet its a question never asked by home insurers, I wonder why. Read more »

line phones with bluetooth.

December 14, 2018, 9:12 am

Any recommendations as to phone and source please? Read more »

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Whistling oil boiler

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My oil fired boiler has started whistling while running. The high-pitched whistle starts about 10s after fireing up, stays pretty constant while running and then tapers off after the boiler extin... Read more »

Are 90 degree soil waste bends available?

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I ordered a 110mm waste bend off eBay which was advertised as 90 degree, which is what I want, but got sent a standard 92.5 degree bend. So does a 90 degree bend in waste fittings like this even exis... Read more »

Views on Potterton Suprema and Megaflow?

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We're having some extension work done and it involves replacing the boiler and moving the bathroom. A guy recommended having a Potterton Suprema 100k BTU boiler on the garage wall with a Megaflow nex... Read more »

Who has a good stock of reamers in the UK - need a 9.4mm or .370"?

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Anyone who plays golf will recognise a 9.4mm or .370 reamer as the one that widens a hosel from taper tip to parallel tip. Looking for one of these - must be straight shank, i.e. parallel flute. So... Read more »

Ending a TightVNC session in Windows??

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I use VNC to take control of remote desktops round the site, but those running Windows 7 won't run 'RealVNC' but will run 'TightVNC'. Works well but how the heck are you supposed to terminate a ses... Read more »

The Ikea kitchen sink plumbing thread - with a strong hint of cowboy

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Pictures to follow, but I thought I would get the ball rolling. The waste pipe from the sink is leaking. On close inspection there is a flexible pipe leading outside which joins into a compressio... Read more »

Totally off topic.....*Toilet hygeine*

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A person I know says (in his words) I chucked our toilet brush out ages ago He the went on to say, the *toilet* It is cleaned with bleach, bathroom cleaner and disinfectant using kitchen roll. Gloves... Read more »

Pressure washer problem

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Howdy, My Powercraft pressure washer (an Aldi product, bought 5 years ago) has just started to hunt: a pretty un-technical term, but it resembles that phenomenon in an engine, and it also echoes t... Read more »

Fixing Blinds to new UPVC Windows

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Hi, We have recently had new UPVC windows fitted and I need to fix our thi metalic blinds to them. I cannot fixto the lintle above as it is to small, and the plaster will be too badly damaged (these ... Read more »

OT - Bloody wasps!

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Found a queen wasp in the hall buzzing round the light this morning! That's the third wasp in the last three weeks. Fortunately it flew out when I opened the front door. I have no idea where the... 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.