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February 16, 2019, 5:18 am

You most certainly can. You can patch a roof with almost anything, although unless it's a very flot roof it's best to avoid using things that roll. AB Read more »

Bolt name ?

February 15, 2019, 5:54 pm

I'm looking for a specialist bolt to attach the gas strut of an ottoman bed to. Ideally it should pass through the hinge plate to be fastened with a nut, then have an unthreaded section for the ... Read more »

Battery testing

February 15, 2019, 2:58 pm

For some reasone I have a Burglar Alarm serviced every year - it is wireless. The guy usually puts a voltmeter on the various batteries and usually declares them okay for another year. I would... Read more »

Frustrated DIY person

February 15, 2019, 1:32 pm

Do you ever go to a public place and wish you could fix something before it gets worse? Just been to a hospital. Powered doors that have worn the hinges and the door is rubbing on the floor. Pr... Read more »

Bosch water pump in Combi boiler.

February 15, 2019, 8:35 am

I have a Combi System Worcester Heatslave oil boiler which contains a Bosch water pump. When I remove the large screw on the front of the pump water comes gushing out. Is this indicative of a pr... Read more »

Bathroom lights replaced

February 15, 2019, 8:27 am

I finally got round to replacing the three 12V MR16 bathroom lights. Annoyingly, the cut-outs weren't the same diameter as I had thought. The originals were about 78mm with a bezel of 105mm, the ... Read more »

I found 3 old violins & a coffin case...

February 15, 2019, 7:03 am

...last week, abandoned. The bottom one has a label inside, says 1939 copy of Savart's Trapezoid (orig. made in 1820). The top one loo... Read more »

size SWA to garage 30m away

February 14, 2019, 2:43 pm

I am putting in SWA cable to the garage, total length max 30 metres, load just a few sockets for low powered tools, and lights, connected to 32A RCBO in the house CU. Should I use 4mm or 6mm SWA ? ... Read more »

Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi classic

February 14, 2019, 12:27 pm

It ignites and runs but then shuts down. Error code is AE, meaning no flame detected. Just keeps repeating that. Ideas? Bill Read more »

Finding a desktop PC with minimum bloatware

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February 14, 2019, 10:24 am

Our desktop PC is showing signs of senility - it's running Windows XP from which you can tell that it's well past it's use-by date. We still use it as a file and backup server and for occasional wo... Read more »

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sealing a leaking velux window frame to the roof

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I have had two velux windows in my loft roof for over 15 years and for the past 10 years or maybe more, it seems every time we have strong winds and rain there is a leak from somewhere. I know I can ... Read more »

Neco roller Garage DOor Remote Controll

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Hi Does anyone have a Automatic Roller Garage Door with a controller that looks like the above, i have included a picture of the main board, with Neco branding on the remote (or any other part of the... Read more »

How many appliances off one fused connection unit?

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How many appliances off one fused connection unit? I have a small window (high up) with a venetian blind. The window is opened by an actuator which is operated by a controller. The blind also has its... Read more »

Improvised Compactor...

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I need to compact several small areas of ground/chippings before laying Indian stone slabs for light foot traffic. In the past I have rented a plate compactor for this purpose. For various reasons ... Read more »

When bulb blows, earth leakage circuit breaker is tripped

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Sometimes when a bulb blows (ceiling light) it causes the ELCB for the circuit to trip. That is, if the bulb is in one of the upstairs rooms, only the upstairs lighting ELCB is tripped. The power poi... Read more »

T12 & T8 tubes

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Have a pretty old twin 6 ft fitting (ballast and starter) where an original T12 tubes has failed. Replaced it with a T8 - which is very noticeably dimmer than the other old T12. Swapping them makes... Read more »


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Hi Anyone here used earthcrete before, for drives, paths etc? earthcrete is a mix of soil and cement, pressed down and left to set. For a 5 minute path it can even just be raked into the top of the s... Read more »

Lidl washers set

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I bought a pack of 383 assorted fibre and rubber washers and O-rings from Lidl as future spares. Noticed later that they are not to be used in foo d and drinking water pipes. Does anyone know if... Read more »

ebac 2650e filters

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Generally pleased with the ebac 2650e dehumumidifier. I don't trust the water level sensor (it failed once and flooded), so use a countdown timer to stop it after 12 hours. Anyway, the original fil... Read more »

TikTok Android Hack 2019

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Get from this: 'TikTok Free Hack 2019' ( Tik Tok Hack 2018 How to Get TIKTOK Fans? 2019 How to get TIK TOK Fans in 2019? How to Get TIKTOK Heart? 20... 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.