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BBC Stuxnet programme (OT)

January 17, 2017, 10:34 pm

I wasn't expecting much of this, but (apart from the irritating graphics and spurious code), I was quite impressed. Good interviews with some seriously smart people, and well edited together into... Read more »

Cat vs. cucumber

January 17, 2017, 9:14 pm

Finally got round to buying a cucumber to scare my cats. It doesn't work. I guess mine aren't as stupid as these: -- Hickory dickory dock, three mice ran up the cloc... Read more »

RIP Eugene Cernan

January 17, 2017, 6:58 pm

That's half of the twelve brave men gone. He gave a brilliant speech when I watched him on stage. -- Adam Read more »

Door bell - and I mean 'BELL'

January 17, 2017, 5:10 pm

Some years ago I installed a Byron door bell that is a bell, not a chime, and you can hear it all over the house. New neighbours have put in a request for me to do the same for them, and their house... Read more »

Internet access point in the attic

January 17, 2017, 1:23 pm

I've been using one of these:, positioned on the landing upstairs, and plugged into a power socket and a cat5e socket connected to a s... Read more »

Sawing wood at a local joiners

January 17, 2017, 12:42 pm

I went to buy wood at a local joiner, and asked for it to be cut to size. They claimed they can't do so, because of safety regulations. Yet they will allow me to use their saw! Surely this is back... Read more »

HiFi (OT)

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January 17, 2017, 12:41 pm

at one time with turntables we used to study specifications looking at Wow and Flutter, Rumble and other characterisitics. You can now buy a turntable for about ?50 to output to a MP3 file. Are t... Read more »

Floor-covering of copper coins

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January 16, 2017, 11:02 pm

Enjoyed the pictures here of a hall floorway tiled with coppers: Curious as to how ... Read more »

Keyed alike padlocks

January 16, 2017, 10:32 pm

I came across the concept of keyed alike padlocks today. This could be relevant to me as I may require four padlocks. Having the same key for them all could be very useful. However, I am wonderi... Read more »

OT: everything is up

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January 16, 2017, 4:56 pm

power station wise. Will the French survive? -- If I had all the money I've spent on drink... ..I'd spend it on drink. Sir Henry (at Rawlinson's End) Read more »

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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 »

How to drill 32 mm hole in wall ? rating: 5

Hi all, I wish to put a hole for a 32mm plastic waste pipe in an internal brick wall. What is the best tool ? Drill then Chisel ? Or is it worth a trip to a hire shop ? any gotchas to be aware of ? 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 »

British Gas Talking Rubbish? Gas Boiler rating: 5

I had BG round the other day as I wanted to get an idea what is involved replacing my gas boiler. My current boiler is 10-15 years old, wall mounted on a kitchen extension (ground floor) the flue run... Read more »

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 »

Thumbs up on Aldi Jigsaw rating: 5

Just got round to using it on cutting the Laminate, gives a nice straight cut and its blades are not too bad considering they were only 2.99 a pack 10. Read more »

Drilling a rock to make a water feature? rating: 5

My parents have been to a garden show and seem some water features that they liked - until they saw the price! My challenge now is to try to make one :-) The feature was bascially a large(ish) rock w... 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 »

Cutting laminate in-situ. rating: 5

Hi, Currently our front room and dining room are joined (by a 1.5 m archway) and have the same laminate flooring running through. We are going to change the front room laminate to new laminate this w... 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.