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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. https://www.brielmaier.com/en -- 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

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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

rating: 5

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

rating: 5

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?

rating: 5
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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?

rating: 5

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?

rating: 5

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 »

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