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Power tool battery revival

September 22, 2018, 4:51 pm

Hi all, I have a few 18v Graco (same as DeWalt lithium ion) batteries for my paint sprayer which seem to charge well but then die very quickly. Once charged they show just over 20v on the multi mete... Read more »

OT (semi) : Spreadsheets

September 22, 2018, 11:58 am

Before this month, I have only used a spreadsheet for tabulating my books -- no calculation. [[[ Actually, I'd slightly like to total one column, that of prices - but that is variously in ... Read more »

loose fill roof insulation

September 22, 2018, 10:55 am

Has anyone any suggestions for using a loose fill loft insulation for a single storey lean-to porch. The roof is concrete tilesd and I fitted fibre glass wool to one last week but it was quite ... Read more »


September 22, 2018, 10:38 am

Hose clips generically known as jubilee clips are useful for all kinds of things. I've bought loads in the past from Toolstation. This time round I needed some more 30mm ish to 40mm ish clips to m... Read more »

AAV valve - height/interpretation of manufacturer's spec

September 22, 2018, 10:12 am

It's kinda a bit after the fact - but I wonder if anyone would mind seeing if they agree with my interpretation of Floplast's instructions. Read more »

How to mill square edges

September 21, 2018, 10:20 pm

Came across a rather nice video on miling square pieces of wood... using bread: It works surprisingly well with a bloomer... Theo Read more »

Any experience of Grundfos recirculating pumps with "autoadapt"?

September 21, 2018, 8:56 pm

Grundfos claim that their autoadapt DHW circulation pumps learn hot water usage over a few weeks and switch on/off accordingly. I don't think that our usage follows any particular pattern so I'm ... Read more »

OT Ikea items at inflated prices

September 21, 2018, 7:59 pm

Someone asked me to assemble an Ikea Kullen three drawer chest of drawers f or them. They told me their daughter had paid £175 for it online - I thought it would have been about £50 - 60 at Ike... Read more »

1/4 / 3/8 Makita Roter/Trimmer - practical bit capacity

September 21, 2018, 7:01 pm

I have my eye on the 18V battery Makita - finally I have several jobs that I need a router for. The instructions say 3mm plunge max Just wondered for 1/4 or 3/8 (it will take either collet plus m... Read more »

Please identify this chimney vent

September 21, 2018, 5:17 pm

Can anyone recognise the make or model of the chimney cap in this photo. Thank you. Read more »

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Rayburn efficiency?

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Hello 6 years ago we bought a house with a oil Rayburn Royal OF7 fitted in it - this provided all our heating,hot water and cooking. As we wanted to put in more radiators we discovered that the Rayb... Read more »

Fixing loose door frame

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I have a door frame that has come loose in the surrounding brickwork. I am hoping it is possible to drill a smallish through the frame and then into the brickwork, insert a thin wall plug type fixing... Read more »

Odd label on Boiler

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A friend is puzzled by a symbol on his new boiler's control panel. It shows a Top Hat and Ladder ? ! See picture:- Why, and what does it all mean ? -- Mark... Read more »

Lidl 3 Piece Pipe Wrench Set

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Aside from the possibility that this offer (Monday 23/09) might be of interest to some, I have a question. On the fourth picture, what is the wrench being used for? The fitting appears to be pus... Read more »

Finishing of veneered mdf - help!

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Hi Building home-entertainment centre/shelving area with maple veneered mdf, but need advice on finishing options. Want a finish that will not yellow the wood, and can be applied by pad/cloth rather ... Read more »

Drill atachment to pulp fruit

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Hi, I have pounds and pounds of fruit in the summer which go to make country wines. I've seen this: but already have everythi... Read more »

Minimum clearance under radiator?

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Hi, I noticed last night that the bottom of the radiator in our front room is very close to some boxed-in pipework -- maybe 5-10mm or so. Is this likely to affect the convective airflow? The room i... Read more »

SCANTRONIC 9448+ intruder alarm

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Hello all... My 9448+ has gone 'rogue' for when we try to set it to go out the normal beep, beep sounds for about 30 seconds and then the internal sou nder goes off and just keeps going but the ex... Read more »

Tamper light

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Our tamper light is flashing after my partner set alarm off now the tamper light is flashing we don't have the manual and can't reset it so can't even put alarm on. Read more »

How to insert blade in a Makita 4329 jigsaw?

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I bought a new Makita jigsaw recently, but only now got around to using it. It's an orbital jigsaw. The scotch yoke plunger-with-roller (the bit that moves up and down) is sprung loaded. This is p... 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.