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MCB temp rise

June 22, 2017, 9:15 pm

Simple question. How warm (or not!) should a 40 A MCB to get when carrying around 35 A for 10 mins? RCD one side, 32 A MCB the other carrying about 3 A. -- Cheers Dave. Read more »

Repairing a Nozatec GPS

June 22, 2017, 9:11 pm

My Chinese GPS died, seems normal for GPSs IME, except Garmin 1200. Anyway, I suspected that it's battery had died, so fished out the special screwdriver set that I bought for mobile phone surge... Read more »

gardeners in SW London

June 22, 2017, 6:58 pm

We need gardening work, viz garden clearance, levelling, applying topsoil, laying turf rolls, instlation of lawn edge, plant three shrubs, all inclusive. This has been quoted by a professional gar... Read more »

OT Civil war?

June 22, 2017, 5:51 pm Read more »

Metofiice web site not loading?

June 22, 2017, 5:12 pm I'm unable to download any pages from the metoffice website. I am on Plusnet, anyone else got a similar problem please? Read more »


June 22, 2017, 12:19 pm

same stuff as Grenfell found in 600 blocks in England and Wales ....shocking Read more »

cctv funny

June 22, 2017, 12:03 pm

Recently my internet remote viewing CCTV quad view picture is not showing 4 different pictures. Even over local wifi which of course uses the same remote redirect. Picture 1 will be OK, but pi... Read more »

Retention for gates purchase

June 22, 2017, 10:23 am

I am having a set of wooden gates made for my driveway entrance. The supplier, a well-known local builders and farm supply merchant, will make them to fit, based on a standard design, with mods. to... Read more »

Another electrical question: sub main wiring

June 22, 2017, 10:17 am

The large'ish 1930s house I moved to a few weeks ago has some interesting wiring that I need to sort out over the months ahead. The incomer is in the (attached) garage. There's a Henley block tha... Read more »

Memories - old technology

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June 22, 2017, 7:17 am

Remember trying to improve an old TV by adjusting the Convergenece Controls. I recall, my old Murphy had about 20 potentiometers and other ajustements. Read more »

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Laminate flooring repair (well not repair, more like finish...) rating: 5

We bought our house 6 months ago and it has laminate flooring in one room. It seems ok except.... it does not reach to the edge of the room and stops short of the skirting boards. I can cover most of... Read more »

Running an LPG gas supply to a garden shed rating: 5

I want to install a gas-fired (LPG) pottery kiln in a shed in the garden (see also thread of late last year). We have an LPG bulk tank supplying the house, and rather than having separate small cylin... Read more »

Paint on stone mullions rating: 5

Nice windows with stone mullions, but previous decorators have splashed a multitude of colours around the edges next to the glass. Any good tips on how to remove such paint. Probably all water based.... Read more »

(f/s) halstead finest gold boiler parts rating: 5

i've stripped down my old boiler, which was one of those orrible halstead finest gold combi's, main pcb was shot, but all other bits were ok. i'll put htem on ebay sometime, but was wondering what t... Read more »

Loft flooring rating: 5

I'm about to floor my loft and was looking at B&Q's chipboard loft flooring packs 3x 1220x325 (18mm) at 3.78/pack. Does anyone know if any of the other sheds / builders merchants are cheaper than t... Read more »

Central Heating - Serious Air Ingress Problem rating: 5

Longish post - please do read to the end if you are at all experienced in this area. I'm becoming desperate! I installed a wet central heating system & oil combi boiler from scratch last year. The on... Read more »

Sound proofing terraced house. rating: 5

My brother has just brought a c1920's terraced house. The houses along the terrace are paired and it's the dividing wall between the paired side that's causing the problem (i.e. front door next to fr... Read more »

kilowatt ratings and electric showers rating: 5

I've been looking at adding a shower in our bathroom as we have very poor hot water pressure and excellent cold water pressure an electric shower seems like a reasonable idea. What is the significanc... Read more »

Join in a 6mm cable? rating: 5

I've just discovered that the 6mm cable leading to my electric shower has a join: Two lengths have been joined using a 30A junction box. I think I once heard that 6mm cable should not be joined; is t... Read more »

uPVC windows: handle/lock is broken rating: 5

Anyone got tips on replacing/repairing uPVC window handles? The problem is with a small casement window. The handle is stuck in the open position, due North and won't turn into the closed position, d... 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.