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135000 MILES CLOCKED UP TODAY!


February 28, 2017, 5:16 am

Not bad for a car worth £1500. http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/alfa-romeo/159-2006/ Read more »

CCTV recommendation


February 27, 2017, 11:14 pm

Some time ago I had http://tinyurl.com/jgrwxm3 (links to http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/swann-dvr4-4550-4-channel-1tb-cctv-kit-with-2-cameras-a74wg?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CNfM1eP3188CFYEV0wodh_8Jcg) recommen... Read more »

Smart Meter - more


February 27, 2017, 9:19 pm

OVO installed our E&G Smart Meters last June, it worked fine, until November when I switched suppliers to First Utility. FU said they could not make use of the SM's, so I have been providing manu... Read more »

Condensation on clear plastic panels in my new workshop


February 27, 2017, 8:48 pm

I've recently built a new workshop in the garden, 5m square. It has a concrete floor that sits on plastic sheet to stop the damp rising. The walls are timber framed and clad with shiplap that has bee... Read more »

Annual tax summary (very OT)


February 27, 2017, 4:46 pm

Just had my summary for 2015-16, this is the slick one page glossy which includes a pie chart of contributions to public spending. They've got all the basic figures right (income, basic and higher... Read more »

Just one Leyland tree - not a hedge

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February 27, 2017, 2:05 pm

It's been v. interesting to see all the experience here about Leylandii hedges. I'd be very thankful to hear anyone's experience with how to manage a single Leyland tree. It is young and I want to ... Read more »

2-Gang 13 amp RCD Socket


February 27, 2017, 1:40 pm

Thinking of buying MK K6231WHI 2-Gang 13 amp RCD Socket 30 mA Active But seems steep price (about 60 quid) : there are others available at much less. Is it worth paying the extra? Read more »

Spoiled fuel while mixing 2-stroke

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February 27, 2017, 10:17 am

So not paying proper attention, I managed to add chainsaw-oil rather than 2-stroke oil to 5 litres of unleaded petrol. I spotted the mistake as I went to put the lid back on the incorrectly opened c... Read more »

iPlayer on LG TV


February 27, 2017, 9:48 am

I have a 3 year old LG Smart TV which has an iPlayer app built in. All works fine, and it's the most convenient way to watch iPlayer (out of the 6 different ways I have). However, over the last f... Read more »

Digital thermostat as an alternative to Hive


February 26, 2017, 7:17 pm

I'm soon going to be moving into a new (to me) flat that has a new combi bo iler with an old fashioned wired thermostat. The timer is mounted on the fr ont of the boiler and is a very crude mechani... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

aircrete square anchor rating: 5

Anyone used these ? http://www.millepede.co.uk/anchors-and-fixings/square-anchor.html Simon. Read more »

Drilling-through-the-wall poser rating: 5

Would appreciate the group's collective wisdom on this one! I need to fit an outside light next to the front door, on an old and none-too-stable pebble-dashed, 9 solid brick wall. I have to drill t... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Water softener... rating: 5

How *repairable* is a conventional ion exchange softener? Also what is a realistic life for the resin (I see the manufacturer mentions 10-15 years) mine has now done 10 years. The story, minor flood... Read more »

Ebac Dehumidifier Drying Tent rating: 5

Any comments form anyone who has used/is using one of these for drying clothes? I really do not want to make room for a tumble dryer & as I already have an Ebac thought this might be a cost effective... Read more »

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