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OT: This is NFN

January 23, 2020, 11:50 am

NFN - Normal for Norfolk. Brian, it's a photo of some traffic signs. Read more »

swapping electric hotplate hob for induction

January 23, 2020, 11:28 am

Can't see an easy way to remove this hotplate and replace it with an induction hob. Can anyone please give me advice on taking out the hob with minimal damage to surroundings? https://i.postimg.... Read more »

Astonishing craftsmanship (Again)

January 22, 2020, 5:41 pm

Found the same thing on Youtube Different man doing the same thing in the same factory by the looks. Not quite as good as original posting. Read more »

DNS hosting?

January 22, 2020, 1:14 pm

Hi, I'm moved my email to Gsuite which has dealt with a lot of spam and no longer need to run a linode (who are very good BTW). The only thing that's left on that linode is my primary DNS (zone, ... Read more »

Shower caddy follow up

January 22, 2020, 1:04 pm

Konhard CS002 (Amazon) Umm.. claimed to be brushed stainless steel. Looks more like good quality chrome to me. Non magnetic so not mild steel. I'll report back in a few years:-) -- Tim Lamb Read more »

Where does paint all go?

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January 22, 2020, 7:57 am

With talk of pollution and microplastic, I see paint degenerate particularly outside, surly much of it is in microscopic flakes and this has been going on for years. Brian -- ----- -- Thi... Read more »

Astonishing craftmanship!

January 22, 2020, 7:40 am Read more »

Road surface using waste plastic

January 21, 2020, 11:10 pm

Anyone know how durable it is? I did a quick search but it's all just marketing fluff. TIA Read more »

DAB reception

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January 21, 2020, 7:34 pm

We have a couple of DAB radio alarm clocks. One of them will find and play radio channels, albeit with a low signal strength. The other can't get a reliable signal despite being just the other si... Read more »

RIP Terry Casey

January 21, 2020, 5:39 pm

His life support machine was turned off last night. The only person I knew that could repair a TV but refused to own one because of the crap they broadcast. -- Adam Read more »

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Vokera 80SP descale

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I have a problem with this combi, the dhw temp cycles wildly to the extent that it is almost impossible to run a hot bath. From reading various threads and sites, I believe the cause could be a sca... Read more »

Smallest Junction Box

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I need to replace a pendent type light fitting with a flush fitting one. The will entail replacing the ceiling rose with a junction box of some description. It will need to be accessed from the cei... Read more »

How should I go about painting fresh plaster?

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Hello The ceiling has had plasterboard fixed to it, and skimmed over with plaster on Weds evening. The walls have had the loose finishing plaster taken off, then they've been sealed with PVA wash, th... Read more »

Torbeck Valve

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Had to replace cistern valve. The original ball cock arm had a copper and this had been bent into an 's' shape to go around the syphon box but new one was straigt hard plastic so the answer was a T... Read more »

paint coverage

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Hello, I recently bought some Dulux 'Nature's Choice' paint for use in a toilet room - measuring 1.7x2.4x1.0m On the tin it states 'coverage up to 27 square m' - so I just bought the one, thinking a ... Read more »

Re: Fixing felt-backed carpet

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I was advised to diy with a roll of sticky-back tape that is like the hook part of velcro, which the felt is supposed to hook into. It was crap (or perhaps it was my fitting!) When I had the other fl... Read more »

Heater on 1.5mm lighting circuit ?

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Is it OK to put my 500 watt frost heater on a lighting circuit? It's so that the plastic header tank doesn't freeze. Just count it as 2 amps for calculating the length of 1.5mm cable allowed? Igen... Read more »

Sticky float switch in dishwasher

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Ello, I have a Siemens dishwasher which has a sticky float switch which either continually operates the pump or leaves the bottom full of water. I can't get at the offending article so am considering... Read more »

Does this roofing quote look reasonably? Or too cheap even?

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Hi Live in a terraced house in Yorkshire, on a hill so my roof ends and next doors roof up the hill starts a few feet higher than mine. Does this seem a reasonable quote for re-roofing my yorkshire s... Read more »

How BEST to clean south-facing windows?

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We've moved to a new house where the windows on the south side are big and unmissable from the inside! When the sun (or even strong light) shines through, EVERY IMPERFECTION on the glass shows up . ... 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.