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Worcester DT20RF Faulty?

April 20, 2019, 3:34 pm

Can you wire this in wrongly! It seems our hot water and heating are the other way round. I turn the hot water on and our heating comes on. I turn the heating in and our hot water turns on. Very conf... Read more »

OT: M50 Toll, outcome

April 20, 2019, 11:37 am

Many thanks for the replies regarding my latest hypertension boost. I failed to get a response from the ripoff thugs at EPC so I got in touch with the Irish motorway toll agents. They were to have... Read more »

Thermometer attachment for mobile phone?

April 20, 2019, 11:25 am

I would like to be able to measure the ambient temperature without carrying a bulky device. Favourite option would be an attachment to a mobile phone. Why? Well, because..... So far I have foun... Read more »

OT: Truth might hurt the racists

April 20, 2019, 10:49 am AB The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spe... Read more »

OT 737 Max Really interesting

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old battery types.

April 19, 2019, 5:07 pm

Can one still get pp1, pp4 and pp9 batteries by the way? PP1 were six volt press stud, pp4 round but 9 v press stud either end and pp9 big 9v for good portable radios. Also looking for the bijou... Read more »

Battery Eliminator for AVO 8?

April 19, 2019, 3:03 pm

Hi All, It’s many a year since my AVO 8 saw active service, but I dug it ou t the other day and would like to start using it again. But rather than obtaining a 15V battery, I’d like to use a ... Read more »

Adjusting Tilt and Turn windows/ doors

April 19, 2019, 2:19 pm

Hi All, We had a couple of tilt and turn windows which have never been adjusted pro perly. I am now trying to finally adjust them and can't see how to do it. All I can see are some small grub sc... Read more »

Grand Designs - The Street

April 19, 2019, 11:03 am

Been watching the latest Grand Designs series - The Street. Some interesting diy builds going on, and of course they all go over budget! What you don't see is that the site is right next to a rail... Read more »

TOT Hermes tracking

April 19, 2019, 10:35 am

Hermes tracking tells me that their estimated delivery is the 16th of April - that's after they picked up the package on the 17th April. Do they have some form of time machine or do they mean the ... Read more »

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Lidl folding knife.

rating: 5

I hesitate to describe it as a Stanley Knife as it is more like the old fashioned pen knife of my youth. Only a couple of quid with a set of spare blades too. Read more »

Advice wanted on roofing after chimney stack removal.

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Hi All, I've just had my gable end chimney stack removed from my 1870's house by a roofing firm. I made a few enquiries beforehand and was told the same method of doing it by everybody I spoke to, es... Read more »

Hotpoint Aquarius Washer 1100 WM63

rating: 5

My hotpoint washer blows the fuse on the plug whenever I switch it on.Is there an easy answer to what causes this ? Read more »

Timber for arbour repair

rating: 5

I have an arbour with a roof very similar to this one: which, after 10 years, is now showing its age. The curved roof supports are made from laminated beams providi... Read more »

Kitchen waste gulley

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We have recently moved into an 18 yr old house... the kitchen waste pipe goes out through the wall and empties into a brown plastic gulley / trap underneath the kitchen window. The gulley is oblong i... Read more »

Earth Sleeving for 10mm T+E?

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Hi all as per the subject - I am (re)making the connections to an isolator swit ch for an electric shower. The cable is 10mm and due to the construction of the switch I have to twist incoming ... Read more »

Plumbing - copper vs. plastic

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One of the plumbers quoting for our refurb has suggested retaining the existing copper because of the high price of copper pipe ATM. I am considering this, but suspect that the current central heati... Read more »

Combi Cycling w/mixer shower

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So I fitted a mixer shower to replace the electric shower that attempted to set fire to our bathroom a month or so ago[1]. Heeding warnings about water flow rates etc due to much trawling of Google G... Read more »

Stud finders

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Trying to locate a concealed wooden fixing behind a tiled/plasterboard wall. Are 'stud finders' any good for this? My previous experiences is with metal detectors that looked for powered cables (... Read more »

TikTok Android Hack 2019

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