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Re: Power brown outs messing w my ch programmer...any clever solutions?

May 26, 2018, 8:22 am

I'd suggest this is a fault. Is there an internal back up battery which has failed? I had this on a time switch some time ago and once it was replaced it managed to recover its settings. Bria... Read more »

TOT: reminiscing about the recently deceased

May 26, 2018, 3:55 am

I find myself thinking about Albert and Cliff, and to a lesser extent Frank, a lot these days. It doesn’t sadden me; it’s more a sort of celebration of their three brotherly beings, in my hea... Read more »

Lidl has Parkside inverter generator on offer next Thursday 31st May 2018

May 26, 2018, 2:34 am

The XYL returned from a quick shopping foray this afternoon with the latest magazine showing next week's offers which included a Golden Oldie first seen two years back. Said Golden Oldie (the PG... Read more »

Workshop dust extraction (again)

May 25, 2018, 9:33 pm

I still haven't found the right round tuit to get the extraction system sorted, but it's getting closer. I recently bought a Dust Commander cyclone and (very much to my surprise) it's a brilliant... Read more »

New CU

May 25, 2018, 6:59 pm

Nice DIY job:-( -- Adam Read more »

OT:Access same desktop from 3 PCs

May 25, 2018, 5:50 pm

Does anyone know if it’s possible to login to your desktop pc from multiple locations but not via a remote access type setup? Kinda like cloning the whole login on one pc(via the cloud somehow) ... Read more »

Connecting 100mm hose to Manrose multifit grille

May 25, 2018, 4:44 pm

I've just bought a Manrose multifit gravity shutter grille from Screwfix to replace an old broken grille. It is supposed to be compatible with round 100mm ducting hose which is what I have, but where... Read more »


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May 25, 2018, 7:48 am It was never going to end up well. Read more »

Another (different) Bosch dishwasher leak

May 24, 2018, 7:25 pm

My Bosch sms40a02gb/03 Dishwasher has been tripping the RCD. I took the sides and back panel off and ran it. There are pinhole leaks where the metal inner liner meets the plastic base. See http://www... Read more »

Bathroom floor

May 24, 2018, 5:04 pm

Need to do up our bathroom. Thinking of replacing bath with a shower - not going to Wet Room - but possibly a large rectangular tray with some drying off space Current floor is tongue and groove... Read more »

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Vent requirements for gas fire.

rating: 5

We've just had a gas fire fitted in the living room and understand there is a requirement for a vent. it's a victorian house which is far from sealed and I intend to get a carbon monoxide alarm. We... Read more »

Is this a Potterton EP2002 Lockout symptom?

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The Potternton EP2002 is a timer control unit for a boiler, mine being a Prima F. I came home to discover I could not manually press ADV, which would normally activate the HW or CH, this is confirmed... Read more »

'patching' a concrete floor

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I am about to lay some laminate flooring in the basement The current floor is nice level concrete, but with a few bits of damage(?) these are shallow 'puddles'(i.e. holes where water would form puddl... Read more »

Fixing edging strip to worktop

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Evostik or PVA? Or is there a third way? TIA Read more »

New boiler undergassed. Blame gas meter governor?

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I have just had a new Worcester-Bosch 24i system boiler installed in the loft to replace a 30-year-old non-condensing boiler in the kitchen. Tests show it is undergassed. The installer says it may ... Read more »

Which? says B&Q website is bottom of the pile

rating: 5 -- Dave - The Medway Handyman Read more »

Garage floor paint

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Anybody got any recommendations or avoids for garage floor paint? The concrete was laid in October, and I'm just sealing it now - sodium silicate-based sealant from the local BM. The garage is go... Read more »

Self-levelling compound suggestions

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We've got an outbuilding that I'm refurbishing and bringing back into use as a studio for SWMBO's artistic and creative purposes. Originally built in the '70s as a commercial kitchen, the concret... Read more »


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If you spot evidence of woodworm in an old building; It's completely dry so is it safe to assume the woodworm holes could have occurred at any time in the past and woodworm no longer poses a probl... Read more »

Who makes this model of thermostatic bath shower mixer?

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Friends! Anyone know who makes/made this type of thermostatic bath shower mixer? The thermostatic knob has broken because the gubbins are seized. No indication on any part behind or in front, inside ... 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.