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BIG mower

April 21, 2018, 6:19 pm

I want this. The Americans will probably already have one for their yard. -- A great way to lose weight is to eat naked in front of a mirror. Restaurants will almo... Read more »

Safety - Lift

April 21, 2018, 6:10 pm

In my local Tesco the lift from the baselent carpark has a paper notice stuck inside saying In an emergency phone 0121********* I challenced a member of management about the fact that some people ... Read more »

OT Syria gas attack...nothing happened.

April 21, 2018, 5:05 pm Read more »

LED driver

April 21, 2018, 3:28 pm

I have a 6W ceiling light with 30x 2835 LEDs in series, the driver is externally mounted and is on the blink (flashed for a while, now mainly nothing, occasional flicker) no bulgy looking capacit... Read more »

Builders and electrics

April 21, 2018, 2:38 pm

So they need to remove some lights to take down a ceiling at a school. Not a problem, turn the lights off at the switch and then just cut one of the three T&E cables going to the first light. I d... Read more »

OT: wireless relay for medium-HiFi stereo

April 21, 2018, 1:11 pm

A friend of mine plays in a couple of pub bands, and I'm making some you-tube type videos for him from live performances. I've been taking audio from the line out of his mixing desk and recording... Read more »

Wood glue

April 21, 2018, 1:09 pm

Need some glue with decent gap filling properties to glue two bits of ply together (face to face) And not really possible to clamp things with the clamps I have to hand. Best one please - cost not ... Read more »

Outdoor security camera system advice

April 21, 2018, 12:14 pm

Hi all, I am looking to install some security cameras outside my house. After doing some research., there seems to be so many types and systems on offer. I am not looking for anything too sophis... Read more »

Why are motors not current limited?

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April 21, 2018, 11:35 am

How hard can it be to put some kind of electronic limiter on a power tool so if you over-stress it, it doesn't consume enough current to melt the coils? I assume something like this must be done on ... Read more »

OT: Kitchen sound system.

April 21, 2018, 10:56 am

For years, we had a car radio/CD player mounted under a high level cupboard powered from a mains PSU and using a couple of speakers on top of the cupboards. This worked well, but the kitchen has... Read more »

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Preventing leaks at toilet pan connector

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I dismantled one of ours today as there was a slight leak from around the joint between the pan connector and the toilet output. Couldn't see any particular reason for the leak, but have bought a ne... Read more »

aga oil control box replacement and set up

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Does any have any advice on setting up the oil control box on and aga cooker at replacemant? Read more »

Lidl jigsaw next Thurs, any good?

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Hi Here it is: Is it as good as a Makita??? ;) Seriously though, if anyone has one, I'd be interested to know how they find it. cheers, Pete. Read more »

Acrylic Frame Sealant vs Acrylic Caulk

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What is the difference (if any) in use between acrylic frame sealant and acrylic caulk (both for external use)? I want to tidy up cracks around a wooden window frame which moves a bit with the s... Read more »

Stihl strimmer won't stop

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Stihl split boom strimmer won't stop when off switch engaged. Is this a simple fix ? Read more »

Bumble bee nest

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We appear to have a bumble bee nest in the eaves of our house. Should we be bothered? I like bumble bees and am inclined to leave them well alone. (Rather irritatingly, since we bought a bumble bee h... Read more »

Wago connectors in inaccessible places - any specific rules apply?

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We're about to put solid wood floor down in a room which currently has three access panels in the chipboard which open up to reveal ordinary screw terminal junction boxes (which I put there many year... Read more »

Small thermal store or unvented cylinder?

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I need to replace the vented indirect DHW cylinder in a ground floor 2 bed flat, heated by a Baxi back boiler. I considered changing to a combi instead but the current boiler appears to be going we... Read more »

Air holes in new grout

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I have been using some ready mixed grout for a simple bathroom refit an noticed once dry loads of holes in the grout lines. I was very carefu next time to get plenty of grout into the lines using a p... Read more »

Why has my Panasonic upright clearner stopped working and can I fix it?

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My Panasonic MC-E468 upright cleaner has stopped working barely two years after purchase brand-new. It was sudden. I vacuumed the hall, switched it off, moved to another room, it would no longer swit... 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.