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Small plastic box for car keyfob?

January 18, 2017, 10:30 pm

I need a box, clip shut that can contain a cuboid 70x40x20ish mm car keybob. Can anyone think of a style of box that small and where I could buy one? We can a real problem with the cars being left ... Read more »

PVR with Wi-Fi

January 18, 2017, 7:46 pm

What are the choices these days? Must have FreeView Play as well as the usual smart services. 1TB storage would be good too. The Humax FVP-4000T ? -- *In some places, C: is the root of all dire... Read more »

Plumbers challenge

January 18, 2017, 2:44 pm

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this bit of plumbing installed in a kitchen cupboard of a National Trust cottage we rented? Read more »

[OT] Russ Andrews of plumbing?

January 18, 2017, 11:47 am

Does the water in your house feel dead? Rejuvenate it now! ;-) Technically this is spam but I doubt anyone here would be fool enough to buy any ... Read more »

[OT] EU warning label on goods

January 18, 2017, 10:27 am

I just bought a plastic assembly from Hong Kong as a spare to attach a camera to a windscreen. It came in a packet with a yellow, printed, stuck on label reading: Goods not fulfilling the condi... Read more »

Flame/fan/flue errors showing on Bax 105 Combination boiler

January 18, 2017, 9:51 am

We have a cold house this morning... The Flame LED blinks, and so does the Fan LED (which indicates a flame or flue fault). We've called a plumber. In the meantime, what's the most likely fault? ... Read more »

BBC Stuxnet programme (OT)

January 17, 2017, 10:34 pm

I wasn't expecting much of this, but (apart from the irritating graphics and spurious code), I was quite impressed. Good interviews with some seriously smart people, and well edited together into... Read more »

Cat vs. cucumber

January 17, 2017, 9:14 pm

Finally got round to buying a cucumber to scare my cats. It doesn't work. I guess mine aren't as stupid as these: -- Hickory dickory dock, three mice ran up the cloc... Read more »

RIP Eugene Cernan

January 17, 2017, 6:58 pm

That's half of the twelve brave men gone. He gave a brilliant speech when I watched him on stage. -- Adam Read more »

Door bell - and I mean 'BELL'

January 17, 2017, 5:10 pm

Some years ago I installed a Byron door bell that is a bell, not a chime, and you can hear it all over the house. New neighbours have put in a request for me to do the same for them, and their house... Read more »

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roof ladder that can attach to a party wall instead of a roof ridge? rating: 5

I want to leave a ladder on my rear extension roof semi-permanently, to give me access to the roof from an upstairs balcony. I've looked at roof ladders, but they only seem to have hooks suitable for... Read more »

Scale inhibitor problem rating: 5

Dear DIY experts, I currently have an in-line scale inhibitor on a pipe running into a Worcester Heatslave 9-24 combi boiler. It was installed by the house builder 15 years ago. The scale inhibitor i... Read more »

British Gas Talking Rubbish? Gas Boiler rating: 5

I had BG round the other day as I wanted to get an idea what is involved replacing my gas boiler. My current boiler is 10-15 years old, wall mounted on a kitchen extension (ground floor) the flue run... Read more »

aldi cement mixer? rating: 5

Is the aldi cement mixer at 99 a good buy? I want to mix some plaster for wall draughtproofing, and some lime mortar for pointing some bits of walls over the coming months and years... [g] --- Cem... Read more »

New double glazing - scratches problem rating: 5

I am having a new house built. The windows are fitted and the walls have now been plastered both internally and externally. Looking through my patio doors yesterday, I noticed that there are sever... Read more »

chrome waste pipe rating: 5

Is it correct that only pushfit will properly connect chrome waste to plastic pipes (bathroom sink sized)? Peter Read more »

How to drill 32 mm hole in wall ? rating: 5

Hi all, I wish to put a hole for a 32mm plastic waste pipe in an internal brick wall. What is the best tool ? Drill then Chisel ? Or is it worth a trip to a hire shop ? any gotchas to be aware of ? T... Read more »

Thumbs up on Aldi Jigsaw rating: 5

Just got round to using it on cutting the Laminate, gives a nice straight cut and its blades are not too bad considering they were only 2.99 a pack 10. Read more »

immersion heater seal rating: 5

guess my last post wont be read due to the title i gave it, but i really do have a leaky wet flange..... the immersion heater flange on the motorhomes calorifier, old seal was a thin O ring, new sea... Read more »

suitable bath panel material rating: 5

Whats the best material for a bath panel cut to size from sheet. hardboard plywood mdf other? Want something that wont 'soak up' the water and warp too much. Thanks 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.