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February 28, 2017, 5:16 am

Not bad for a car worth £1500. Read more »

CCTV recommendation

February 27, 2017, 11:14 pm

Some time ago I had (links to recommen... Read more »

Smart Meter - more

February 27, 2017, 9:19 pm

OVO installed our E&G Smart Meters last June, it worked fine, until November when I switched suppliers to First Utility. FU said they could not make use of the SM's, so I have been providing manu... Read more »

Condensation on clear plastic panels in my new workshop

February 27, 2017, 8:48 pm

I've recently built a new workshop in the garden, 5m square. It has a concrete floor that sits on plastic sheet to stop the damp rising. The walls are timber framed and clad with shiplap that has bee... Read more »

Annual tax summary (very OT)

February 27, 2017, 4:46 pm

Just had my summary for 2015-16, this is the slick one page glossy which includes a pie chart of contributions to public spending. They've got all the basic figures right (income, basic and higher... Read more »

Just one Leyland tree - not a hedge

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February 27, 2017, 2:05 pm

It's been v. interesting to see all the experience here about Leylandii hedges. I'd be very thankful to hear anyone's experience with how to manage a single Leyland tree. It is young and I want to ... Read more »

2-Gang 13 amp RCD Socket

February 27, 2017, 1:40 pm

Thinking of buying MK K6231WHI 2-Gang 13 amp RCD Socket 30 mA Active But seems steep price (about 60 quid) : there are others available at much less. Is it worth paying the extra? Read more »

Spoiled fuel while mixing 2-stroke

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February 27, 2017, 10:17 am

So not paying proper attention, I managed to add chainsaw-oil rather than 2-stroke oil to 5 litres of unleaded petrol. I spotted the mistake as I went to put the lid back on the incorrectly opened c... Read more »

iPlayer on LG TV

February 27, 2017, 9:48 am

I have a 3 year old LG Smart TV which has an iPlayer app built in. All works fine, and it's the most convenient way to watch iPlayer (out of the 6 different ways I have). However, over the last f... Read more »

Digital thermostat as an alternative to Hive

February 26, 2017, 7:17 pm

I'm soon going to be moving into a new (to me) flat that has a new combi bo iler with an old fashioned wired thermostat. The timer is mounted on the fr ont of the boiler and is a very crude mechani... Read more »

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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 »

New double glazing - scratches problem rating: 5

I am having a new house built. The windows are fitted and the walls have now been plastered both internally and externally. Looking through my patio doors yesterday, I noticed that there are sever... Read more »

aircrete square anchor rating: 5

Anyone used these ? Simon. Read more »

Drilling-through-the-wall poser rating: 5

Would appreciate the group's collective wisdom on this one! I need to fit an outside light next to the front door, on an old and none-too-stable pebble-dashed, 9 solid brick wall. I have to drill 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 »

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 »

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 »

Water softener... rating: 5

How *repairable* is a conventional ion exchange softener? Also what is a realistic life for the resin (I see the manufacturer mentions 10-15 years) mine has now done 10 years. The story, minor flood... Read more »

Ebac Dehumidifier Drying Tent rating: 5

Any comments form anyone who has used/is using one of these for drying clothes? I really do not want to make room for a tumble dryer & as I already have an Ebac thought this might be a cost effective... 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.