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Light bulb which changes colour according to the time

April 28, 2017, 8:36 pm

My elderly mum can't tell the time and bright mornings cause her to get up hours before her carers arrive. Are there any colour changing light bulbs which can be programmed (perhaps by a tablet)... Read more »

A thought as I Hoovered

April 28, 2017, 5:29 pm

Why do we scrub the heavy thing back and forth when it has fast revolving brushes? Surely a single slow pass is just as effective. Read more »

Amazon Fire TV stick

April 28, 2017, 1:45 pm

I've just bought an Amazon Fire TV stick. It arrived next day, The box contained all I needed to make it work. I plugged it in and it just worked!!! No faffing around, no long winded instruction... Read more »

Strange Meile dishwasher problem

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April 28, 2017, 1:09 pm

the crockery cleans and dries OK, but the cutlery not only remains wet but is stained. I have carefully cleaned the filters, no change. any suggestions please as to where the problem may be? Read more »

Crack in plaster under window behind radiator.

April 28, 2017, 12:34 pm

Under many of my windows, behind the radiator, the plaster has a hair line crack. This is a standard wall with proper plaster, not plaster board. I recently redecorated a room, raked out the crack... Read more »

Another bathroom bonding question

April 28, 2017, 8:17 am

I'm making some changes in the bathroom - one is switching over copper to plastic pipe. What do I do about the trailing earth bonding arrangements that are left? Just tuck them under the floorbo... Read more »

OT. Don't trust theTories

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April 28, 2017, 6:31 am Read more »

BT phone/internet installation to replace cable?

April 27, 2017, 3:51 pm

It's a normal terraced house that came with cable TV & phone. There's no physical BT connection. The main cable comes into the cellar, where it splits to the phone master socket & cable TV connec... Read more »

Domestic hot water supply problem

April 27, 2017, 2:35 pm

This is a message I posted in November 2013 : Just had a new hot water tank fitted (not brave enough to DIY) and it is fine. Hot water is hot etc., but hot water now takes much longer to reach... Read more »

Which satellite receiver?

April 27, 2017, 1:34 pm

I have a fairly old Vision brand (CPC) HD satellite receiver. Not FreeSat or Sky or any such thing. Just a universal one for FTA stuff. It also controls my motorised dish, so I can get some dozen o... Read more »

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Earth bonding clamps rating: 5

In preparation of my new boiler being installed I've run some 10mm cable from the CU to the gas pipes for earth bonding. However I can't work out how you are supposed to attach the bonding clamps t... Read more »

replacing tv cables and arials rating: 5

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Hi all. I bought a ALBA freeview box that wasn't picking up ITV/ITV2 and ITV3 and probably a few others. I took it back because it had a major fault. I bought a new sagem receiver which displayed a s... Read more »

need complicated heating programmer rating: 5

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Our church is doing up a large 3-storey victorian terrace house to use as meeting rooms. There will be 5 meeting rooms on the 3 floors. We want to zone the heating, probably by floor, so that we do... Read more »

A bad experience with Autobulbs Direct rating: 5

I wanted LED replacement bulbs for my van. I wasn't certain which was the right model from their website. I sent an email (with my vehicle details), and asked. They sent a link to the product on thei... Read more »

Worx H3. Returned rating: 5

Charged the battery for 5 hours. Drilled 4 x 6mm holes in brick, drove 4 screws in - battery went flat. Returned it to B&Q, bought a Hitachi 18v/3 amp/hr Li Ion jobby from SF. Lovely idea the Worx ... Read more »

fencing: gravel boards rating: 5

Hello, We have some closeboard fence panels that just sit on the ground. I'm thinking that they might get wet and rot where they meet the soil, so I was wondering about lifting the panels out, cuttin... Read more »

radiator sizes rating: 5

Hello, I was asking about radiators on the CH pipe size thread but the discussion has moved on to radiator sizes rather than pipe sizes, so I thought a new thread would be useful. I just wanted to as... Read more »

Not oiling a wooden worktop (kitchen) rating: 5

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I'm considering some new worktops - ye olde plastic laminate type or wood. Wondering about the fuss over oiling the wood ones or not. It's probably going to be cherry if that matters. (Or something... Read more »

Replacing Honeywell T6360 manual thermostat with new digital one rating: 5

Honeywell seems to have Earth wire, Blue neutral, a RED and a YELLOW. Looking at honeywell diagram it seems Yellow is Live and Red is switched Live. Bought a new controller and it just needs two wi... Read more »

Iron flakes in heating system from rads? rating: 5

A 6 month old combi boilered system, plumbed in mainly plastic pipe. About two months ago I got a problem with the hot water (DHW) not flowing hot enough. I called the boiler engineer (under warranty... 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.