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Wireless light switches

December 18, 2018, 7:45 pm

Living in an old house with a scarcity of light switches I am tempted by th ese. The trouble is, I've already got quite complicated ideas, but no idea how to put them into practice. One example ... Read more »


December 18, 2018, 7:09 pm

Looking for some new scales to weigh to at least 5mg accuracy, preferably h alf that. Ebay lists plenty of cheap Chinese 10mg resolution 200g scales, b ut IME they're only good to 100mg. Ebay provi... Read more »

topical diy

December 18, 2018, 6:06 pm Read more »

Of interest to the petrol heads here.

December 18, 2018, 4:31 pm

New ICE digital valve control system. Read more »

Information About New Technology in Study of Ecofrost (Solar Panal)

December 18, 2018, 12:00 pm

Proposal on Demand Estimation Study of Ecofrost in Karnataka. Key Points About Project: Objectives of the Study, Type of Interviews to be conducted(780), Total Interviews... Read more »

Identifying my karcher window vac model

December 18, 2018, 9:12 am

There is no identification on the device itself. It is a little unusual as it has a width adjustment, which I have not been able to identify on the net. Read more »

OT Irish Border

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December 18, 2018, 7:43 am

When you look at the freight ferry routes, it looks like most Irish stuff goes to Northern Ireland and thence to the UK, Belfast/Liverpool. The ports with direct freight link to the continent seem ... Read more »

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

December 18, 2018, 7:27 am

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals Hayek’s logic is correct: social justice demands treating people unequally. by Jon Miltimore, Nov 13, 2018, Social ... Read more »

1969 tomorrow's world

December 18, 2018, 12:20 am

... metallised domestic insulation speech recognition of a crude sort & moon rock. Read more »

Maximum Fines - Dumping?

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December 17, 2018, 10:26 pm

Harrow council have been putting up signs discouraging anti-social dumping of rubbish at various grot spots through out the borough. In some locations they have now been fitting slightly hi-tech ... Read more »

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Gas Bayonet Connector

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Don't panic, I'm not about to try and fit one - even though I have done in the past. Can someone confirm whether gas bayonet fittings are still legal tender? I'm sure I read somewhere that their use ... Read more »

Plywood on landing

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I am about to embark on a fairly major redecorate of hall/stairs/ landing and as part of this am planning to board over the landing with plywood. I've done this in other rooms and it's created a muc... Read more »

Bi-Fold Doors - hanging on hinges?

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This might be a daft question, but I can't see an answer from the various literature on the web etc TP were pretty clueless too... Like many, our downstairs toilet is small and I am re-fitting it (l... Read more »

How to tell if a fence is asbestos

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Hi everyone, I have a fence (well actually a neighbours) that is the corrugated grey / white sheet material that has reached the end of its life - the concrete posts have crumbled and the wooden cros... Read more »

Odd label on Boiler

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A friend is puzzled by a symbol on his new boiler's control panel. It shows a Top Hat and Ladder ? ! See picture:- Why, and what does it all mean ? -- Mark... Read more »

Potterton Suprima 80 "Lockout"

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Potterton Suprima 80 Boiler Lockout ============================ I'm getting a rather too frequent red flashing light on our Potterton Suprima 80 boiler which indicates lockout after 3 attempted lig... Read more »

Weird lock for sliding door

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I'm looking to replace a lock on the door of our downstairs loo but it's a strange one that I can't find in the usual diy places. The door is a sliding door and the lock, instead of a solid bolt, has... Read more »

Unvented Direct water cylinder

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Hi All, I have recently moved into a flat (approx 15 years old) where the water is heated using a 'Tribune Premier Imi Waterheater'. From what I can gather this is a direct, unvented sytem (180L capa... Read more »

Aldi 'Dremel'

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Aldi had on special offer today a variable speed 'Dremel' type mains powered drill kit. They come complete with a few bits and a flexi drive. Not bad for 14.99. For an extra 3.99 they are selling... Read more »


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Not being crude. The cold water stopcock is under the kitchen cupboards and is the usual nightmare to get to. I'm not getting any younger and sometimes wonder about turning off the cold water if... 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.