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OT Constructing a Car Engine (1930-1939) | British Pa thé

April 22, 2018, 6:33 pm I am pretty sure that some here will enjoy it. -- Adam Read more »

Alternator regulator on mower, G G L C W terminals, meaning?

April 22, 2018, 5:29 pm

I am trying to work out how the wiring on a newly acquired (secondhand) mower works. I have what are supposed to be the wiring diagrams for it but none matches exactly. The current (ha, ha) conun... Read more »

Rotary hammer problem - tools no longer lock

April 22, 2018, 11:22 am

I was using my fairly elderly low-end Ferm rotary hammer to do some heavy-duty chiseling and the tool fell out. When I tried to replace it, I discovered that the rubber sleeve would no longer pu... Read more »

Stopcock for upstairs flat located in property downstairs - legal?

April 22, 2018, 10:22 am

Not exactly a DIY question, but kind of relevant to this group, so thought I would enquire here (excuse the lengthy description). My sister lives in a terraced property, comprised of upstairs and ... Read more »

OT Time wasters - rant - selling motorbike security chain

April 22, 2018, 10:20 am

Some time ago I took advice on about the possible value of a Squire padlock, chain and bag for securing a motorcycle. After due consideration I listed it on Gumtree for £25 (in... Read more »

Is there a law gainst this?

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April 22, 2018, 8:16 am

Amazon signed me up without my say so for 'Prime' and if I had not taken prompt action it would have cost me £75 a year. -- Truth welcomes investigation because truth knows investigation will ... Read more »

Timber shaping

April 22, 2018, 7:35 am

I am about to construct a pergola. SWMBO rather likes the look of shaped timbers as seen here on rose arch kits: The effect is as if a circular cutter has been used to take a quadrant slice from... Read more »

All being well - I tracked down a SDM1901 actuator

April 22, 2018, 7:16 am

I was on the scrounge earlier for a used/faulty Sunvic SDM1901 CH valve actuator, to keep as a standby for the one I installed a couple of weeks ago. I have now sourced one. The full explanation... Read more »

BIG mower

April 21, 2018, 6:19 pm

I want this. The Americans will probably already have one for their yard. -- 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 »

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Loft wiring and consumer unit questions

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Hi, I want to add a couple of 5 foot double flourescent tube lights to my loft and at the same time to put in a few wall sockets. My long term plans are to do a proper loft conversion but at the mom... Read more »

Woodworm above lath & plaster in attic

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Rennovating my attic and have discovered where visible there appears to be a moderate degree of fresh (new holes) woodworm infestation in the roof timbers. I had the floor boards and joists treated ... Read more »

Flexible Tap Tails

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I am refitting a washhand basin and pedestal and have a couple of flexible tap tails to fit to the monobloc tap..... ...I'm undecided whether to bring the feeds up through the floor or through the w... Read more »

Problem with Dusk till Dawn Photocell

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I fitted new outdoor lights with these dusk till dawn photocells: I fitted them according to the manufacturers instructions and they function... Read more »

Macerators ~ are they any good?

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I've been asked to turn a very small space into a wc. There is room for a pan/cistern and hand wash basin with minimal storage beneath. H & C water supplies can be arranged easily enough. Disposal ... Read more »

CAT5 wall socket - AAARRRGH!

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Hi, just trying to install my first CAT5 wall socket. I worked out how to do patch leads some time ago, using the very useful diagrams in the Black Box catalogue, but I have not been able to find any... Read more »

Mitre-ing coving

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Anybody know what the angles needs on a mitre saw are to make coving fit flush in a 90deg corner. It isn't a 45 deg cut made vertically :-) Read more »

OT Syria gas attack...nothing happened.

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Light Switch Surrounds

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snagging lists my brand new kitchen had been finished, everyone knows the stress of not having the most important room of the house my wife was almost at breaking point. Thousands of pounds had been ... 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.