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Refilling pressurized CH system

November 20, 2019, 7:57 am

As I am getting on in years and no longer fancy climbing ladders to clean the upstairs windows, a while ago I bought one of those water fed pole brushes and a pressurized water deionizer to do th... Read more »


November 20, 2019, 5:50 am light switches go down for on (in the UK) but circuit breakers go up? If there's a compelling logic, why isn't it the same all round the world? Tim Read more »

best online weed dispensary

November 20, 2019, 4:04 am

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TOT: The Fishlake flood

November 19, 2019, 2:28 pm

My daughter lives in Fishlake, on one of the worst affected streets. The occurred to me that other people might be interested. Read more »

Is the AA normally this bad?

November 19, 2019, 2:02 pm

I applied to join the AA breakdown on the 10th of this month. I received no communication from them, apart from a reply to my complaint, which itself had not be followed up. The money was taken f... Read more »

Gas heating options

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November 19, 2019, 10:32 am

One of our daughters lives in a house with no mains gas - only some electric storage heaters. Just pondering (on her behalf) - installing mains gas could be done at a high cost - but then the co... Read more »

Treating woodworm

November 19, 2019, 9:29 am

One of the many round tuits that eluded me earlier this year was to spray woodworm killer on the joists and purlins in the sheds. A search hasn't revealed anything authoritative about what time o... Read more »

OT: Good toasting bread

November 19, 2019, 7:47 am

Until recently, I've always used Burgen soy and linseed bread as I'm pre-diabetic and it has a lower carbohydrate content than most ordinary breads. But the one local supermarket that stocks it eit... Read more »

Low light CCTV?

November 18, 2019, 10:33 pm

Hi all, I was looking into a very basic domestic CCTV solution. I already have a variety of gear to play with (old cameras, external enclosures, DVR's etc) but am specifically interested in the ve... Read more »

Pull saw blades

November 18, 2019, 9:56 pm

We have a Draper pull saw, and the blade is now blunt. It's under £7 for the whole thing, but I would prefer to buy just the blade as the hand... Read more »

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Dremel died - repair (if possible) or replace?

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Hi I have used my Dremel 3000 on and off for 2 years. I like the size and the flexibility of the tool to clean up bits of rust, polish details or smooth rough edges after cutting wood. Today I ... Read more »

Candles to protect from rust?

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Hi all I read at that rubbing candles along a saw blade protects it from rust. I always understood that wax contains a lot of water, so would this really... Read more »

Baxi Solo Boiler Problems.

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To put this in some context i really don't know the first thing about boilers so please excuse my ignorence. The house I'm living in has what appears to be an old Baxi Solo boiler in but the workings... Read more »

Elnur storage heater reset

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One of our storage heaters, an Elnur SH24A, has stopped charging. It was n= ew this year so I hope it's just the thermal cutout that's triggered (no id= ea why). Does anyone know how to reset one o... Read more »

boiler thermostat setting

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ive recently had a new ideal isar he35 fitted, the user instructions say 'set the boiler thermostat to maximum and switch on' my question is what would be the most economical way to run this type of ... Read more »

Powerfix work gloves from Lidl - gah!

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I bought one set a while back and they were very good - warm, snug, grippy, and also smart enough to be worn as normal gloves. So when I saw them on sale again I bought two more pairs for me and o... Read more »

Sewer Question

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Please see photo of sewer inspection manhole at The horizontal half pipe is running from next door on my lhs through my garden and on to next door on the rhs The t... Read more »

Why are light switches not earthed?

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When using plastic switches and a dry lining back box there's no earth. How come? Ta. Read more »

Replacement dimmer switch.

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I'm trying to replace the 5 incandescent candle bulbs in a chandelier with LEDs. The only problem seems to be the dimmer switch. A switch suitable for LEDs is deeper than the current dimmer and I... Read more »

Float valves which are OK if submerged

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I'm after a float valve of some sort which will not get damaged if it is completely submerged. I want to have a tank which is mostly filled from local sources of water but, if the local sources dry ... 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.