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X Ray Specs?

May 24, 2017, 4:15 pm

Any comments on this? -- Dave The Medway Handyman Read more »

OT: you won't hear this on MSM

May 24, 2017, 3:49 pm Bill Read more »

Screwdrivers explained

May 24, 2017, 2:13 pm NT Read more »

Re: How to defrost windows

May 24, 2017, 12:55 pm

I'd say slower. If you have the hose sat in the car anyway, just shove it on the exhaust and aim at the windows. No need to go inside, fill a bucket, pour it on, take the bucket back etc. -- T... Read more »

Double glazed panel

May 24, 2017, 12:50 pm

Ordered up new to replace one which had misted up. Frame is wood, and haven't removed the old yet. The replacement came with what looks like gaffer tape round the edges. Does that stay on when fit... Read more »

Mouldy attic/Mossy Roof

May 24, 2017, 9:28 am

This is my second spring in this bungalow. Last winter we noted interstitial condensation in the (boarded) attic and it was suggested putting in roof vents would help so we did. This year there a... Read more »

[Power] "Next generation utility wins contract for UK's biggest batter...

May 24, 2017, 9:24 am

Demand response software start-up Limejump has won the contract to manage the energy storage facility dubbed 'Britain's biggest battery' by project developer UK Power Networks Located in Leighton ... Read more »

Boring holes through joists

May 24, 2017, 9:13 am

I want to run two pipes along under our landing floor (which means going through all the joists). Joists are 180×50mm Unfortunately there are already notches and holes, with the result that the c... Read more »

OT. The worm is turning. Hopefully.

May 24, 2017, 6:59 am She's very good isn't she? Much better than May. Read more »

Smart meters not smart enough

May 23, 2017, 5:28 pm

According to EDF, the current smart meters cannot cope with Economy 7 systems like mine. However since all this about how hackable the current ones are and how the comms has had to be redesigne... Read more »

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carpets on attic floor rating: 5

Hi I am going to be replacing my downstairs carpet and it just happens to be the same size as my attic floor. Will there be any gain to the insulation of my attic if I lay the carpet on my attic fl... Read more »

Central heating thermostat replacement - help needed! rating: 5

Our central heating thermostat went kaput. It is a simple Honeywell T40 and it is a two-wire item. I couldn't get a direct replacement so chose a Siemens RAA20 which is also a two-wire item. So far,... Read more »

Rayburn indentification rating: 5

Any Rayburn experts out there able to tell me anything about a Rayburn that's within a property we are about to complete on? There's been water ingress from above so the pics do make it look worse th... Read more »

Man killed by circular saw rating: 5

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The sort of incident you might expect when using a chainsaw, but just to remind you of what can go wrong with a circular saw: -- Cheers, ... Read more »

Sensor systems Oil watchman, technical details wanted rating: 5

As the header says anyone know any technical details of how the system works. Ok I know there is an RF signal from the sensor to the receiver. Trying to help a mate who wants to connect to a comput... Read more »

Gas supply disconnected due to debt by previous owner rating: 5

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I purchase a house about a month ago. Info from seller was that electric was NPower (prepayment), and Gas on a standard meter from British Gas. Sent British Gas a letter when moving in, notifying th... Read more »

Heads up: Aldi Cable Access Kit rating: 5

For £6.99 you get 10 x 1m glass-fibre reinforced rods for feeding cables through conduits or hollow walls. They screw together, and there's also a hook adapter, a flexible piece and a small adapto... Read more »

"half pipe" for bottom of foul drain manhole rating: 5

A little bit OT, as I'm getting a builder to do the work, but... I'm diverting a 6-inch foul drain as part of a new build project, to avoid building over it. I need to put a 45 degree bend in, and I'... Read more »

Stainless steel splashback stains rating: 5

I installed a stainless steel splashback ( around six years ago and it's suddenly started to show what look l... Read more »

Cutting recess for double-socket in brick. rating: 5

I am fitting a double-socket in my hallway, and the metal pattress box is 25mm depth. The wall is 15mm plaster on top of brick - I have already cut away the plaster to the correct shape using a bolst... 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.