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Hosed the bathroom by mistake!

August 19, 2019, 7:42 pm

In the final stages of completing the bathroom refurbishment. So connect the tap and the waste drain, connected the two flexi hoses to the tap and then just the hot to the incoming pipe, thought ... Read more »

Solar Panel actual output over day/year versus theoretical output

August 19, 2019, 6:59 pm

I know only too well that a (for example) 250 watt solar panel doesn't produce a continuous 250 watts for 24 hours a day every day of the year. There's those things call nights, not to mention dul... Read more »

money laundering

August 19, 2019, 5:57 pm

guy just came to my door tonight with ?12000 cash to buy a car he had viewed the other day...I told him that he would have to come with me to the bank tomorrow to state where the money came from... Read more »

slowing down on a motorway

August 19, 2019, 5:15 pm

does anybody think that you should slow down on the inside lane of the motorway before joining the off ramp?....if you do you are most should only slow down in the deceleration sl... Read more »

joining a motorway

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August 19, 2019, 12:07 pm

do you need to indicate when you are joining a motorway or is it obvious to others what you are doing ? ... Read more »

Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic

August 19, 2019, 6:19 am

Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic By Jessica Bateman, 19 Aug 2019 The sun dips towards the sea on Xifara beach as Stella Cervello walks along glowstick from a rave on n... Read more »

Looking for contactor - 12v coil, 40A 240v contacts?

August 18, 2019, 9:03 pm

HI Folks As the subject says - can't seem to find a contact that operates off 12volts on the coil, and is rated to switch 40+ amps @ 240v a/c. Does such a thing exist - or do I have to use a a sl... Read more »

OT: Just rewards for most.

August 18, 2019, 6:54 pm

As income level does tend to have a relation to status and intelligence, there is a blissful justice in seeing the knuckle draggers hit the food banks. Sadly if there is a border across Ireland, t... Read more »

Wasps - everywhere ! ?

August 18, 2019, 2:11 pm

Today I have sent quite a few sluggish acting wasps to meet their maker - not quite sure what the score is there. However, over the past few weeks, we appear to have been inundated with the bugg... Read more »

small cord clamps

August 18, 2019, 1:33 pm Where could I source these? There to clamp nylon fishing line on a conservator blind.... Read more »

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Electrical advice: Washing machine tripping RCD

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Out of the blue, my faithfull old Hoover washer tripped the RCD on my consumer unit. After reset, it'll stay untripped when the machine is powered on at the socket, but as soon as I turn the contr... Read more »

Ring main joint - pyro to normal

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Hi, I have just had some new sockets inserted into my ring-main - or rather not. The decorator who did it turns out to have made a bit of a hash of it. The problem is that at one end the join to the ... Read more »

A handle to turn drain rods?

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In the process of clearing the bottom half of the outflow pipe of my septic tank, I am aware that although drain rods pass through it, and water drains through it - slowly - there is still an awful l... Read more »

SECUROGLIDE roller garage door replacement magnet?

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I've managed to break off and lose the lower magnet on my roller door. When closing it now takes many short stages to close the door. Replacement magnets seem very hard to find, even on eBay - anyone... Read more »

Best way to remove silicone caulking

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from an acrylic surface? Read more »

70's "wood" ceiling

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Hi all I'm looking for ideas. We have a large living room with a slopin ceiling covered in 70's wood panels. Does anyone have an suggestions what to do with it? I dread having it taken down, and ... Read more »

How to slacken single spout mixer tap

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It is normal taps hot & cold (kitchen) with a central spout. The spout has become stiff to swivel so was planning to take off and clean to see if this eases it. It has a grub screw at the rear w... Read more »

Attaching Blinds to new UPVC windows

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Hi, We have recently had new UPVC windows fitted and I need to fix our thi metalic blinds to them. I cannot fixto the lintle above as it is to small, and the plaster will be too badly damaged (these ... Read more »

bathroom sealant stuff - petrol resistant?

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Anyone know if that bathroom sealant stuff is petrol resistant? The plastic tank on the lawnmower's developed a crack and I'm wondering if that stuff will cure it or whether the petrol will just diss... Read more »

Finding armoured cable underground

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This week's problem on my son's house is that all the power has failed to a set of outbuildings. The cabling is confusing and has obviously been modified by the previous owner of the house who 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.