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Well, that saved a few bob

July 16, 2018, 9:25 am

(Sorry to interrupt, with some actual DIY) Our little used UPVC front door had begun to catch a little on the bottom frame cushion, just it was about to close. Not wear, more likely the hot weat... Read more »

OT: Why A'Mhoine ?

July 16, 2018, 5:53 am I thought it was beneficial for space-launch sites to be as close to the equator as reasonably possible to benefit from the extra velocity p... Read more »

CPC search engine is shite and general ramble

July 16, 2018, 3:33 am

Search for freezer alarm; nowt Search for fridge alarm: several products intended for freezer use. I'd given up so I had a look on Amazon. But then thought to try 'fridge' on CPC. Ended up buying... Read more »

freezer problems

July 16, 2018, 2:03 am

Two of us have had problems with our freezers in the last few days. Just stopping working but showing no warning lights etc. After being left disconnected from the power for a few hours both free... Read more »

OT: We was robbed, Brexiters are gutted.

July 16, 2018, 1:16 am

A nice little test for Fox, any bets on him doing a better deal than the EU? At least the EU dont need Trumps permission to buy in goods yet, but as long as Vodka isn't part of the package the Tru... Read more »

This fruity Pimms stuff, does it have alcohol in?

July 15, 2018, 8:05 pm

I'm feeling ever so relaxed. Had a couple of jugs of the stuff. Read more »

oldish Parkside drill charger

July 15, 2018, 5:38 pm

My Parkside drill charger has suddenly come over all poorly. It worked fine 2 weeks ago when last used but now it won't charge. I checked the voltage of the charging and it read +- 13.8 volts. It'... Read more »

Linux networking issue Q.

July 15, 2018, 10:54 am

Upgraded to Linux Mint 19 (Tara) a few days ago, after running it off a live CD to check compatibility - and it ran fine. Am now getting sporadic irritating DNS errors when browsing (Chrome). Ge... Read more »

Barnsley council on top form

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July 15, 2018, 9:40 am

Next door neighbours toilet will not fill up. So they called the council who told them flush the toilet with a bucket of water for now and we will get someone out to you on Monday in normal work... Read more »

Filling Electrical chases Gyproc Easy Fill 60

July 15, 2018, 9:39 am

I have some electrical chases to fill and am planning to use Gyproc Easy fill 60 (unless there are better suggestions) However the instructions say — Second coat can be applied between 140 - 2... Read more »

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drill etc sharpeners?

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Any recommendation for a drill (also possibly including chisel & plane blad e) sharpener. google came up with 4 options: Clarke CMPS1 Multipurpose Sharpening Tool c.£45 Silverline silverstorm 92... Read more »

fridge freezing

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I have a zanussi fridge freezer, a freezone. Its a 50/50 split fridge with the the frige compartment at the the top. Occasionaly the fridge freezes some of the produce . Usually the stuff at the back... Read more »

repairing plasterboard after removing tiles

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Hi all I removed some old tiles in the kitchen, resulting in the following issues: 1/ In one area (20 x 30 cm approx) most of the underlying plasterboard came off when I removed the tiles. Luckily th... Read more »

Alarm system remote control

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Hi does anyone know if A1 alarms (Huyton , Merseyside.) are still trading I cant seem to find anything about them.I am trying to replace a remote control for their Rf 8012 system... thanks , Read more »

Direct Save Telecom Broadband offers

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I am presently with talktalk and recently tried to change from DSL wired BroadBand connection to wireless using a Netgear router. Having run into difficulty and found that talktalk want me to sign up... Read more »

Pillar drill milling attachment

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Does anyone know if it is possible to buy an x-y table type of thing to give an existing pillar drill milling capabilities? A friend has a clarke CMD10 Mill-Drill and says he wouldn't go back to a no... Read more »

A 'is this sane' house insulation question.

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I have a 1300s or so Scottish farm cottage. 50-60cm stone walls. At some point in the last few decades, it's been plasterboarded 50mm over the stone, but not insulated. Attic insulation has been put ... Read more »

Removing aphid goo from a car roof.

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How can I remove the goo from Aphids after parking under a tree. I read that you can use nail polish remover (acetone). The car has metallic paintwork and a lacquer. I also saw rubbing alcohol. W... Read more »

where to buy slats of wood

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Want to make some shelves in an airing cupboard consisting of slats (strips) of wood. The max width of the cupboard is 26.5 inches (67 cm). I'm guessing that some wood in the most 'popular' sizes is... Read more »

Hardening hammerite paint by baking

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Any idea if I can bake Hammerite paint to harden it? If so, what temperature and for how long? 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.