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SHower hose screw thread?


February 17, 2018, 6:51 pm

Having made a boo boo and overordered some replacement bathroom shower hoses, I wonder what is the screw thread such that I might turn some mating pieces to join them together as a form of garden ... Read more »

TIP - Fix a liquid spray bottle


February 17, 2018, 1:35 pm

I tend to save a few of the cheap cleaner squirty bottles, to re-purpose these for spraying thin oil and even water to spray cool a weld down. Trouble is they soon seem to fail to spray. Problem... Read more »

Identify Pressure washer fitting


February 17, 2018, 12:32 pm

I have an old KEW Hobby 88 pressure washer A few years back lent it to a friend, came back with broken female fitting ... as KEW are no more replaced the hose. The company Valetech (Manchester) ... Read more »

OT: Car making spurious noise


February 17, 2018, 11:46 am

Ford Focus 1.8 2010. I've had the car several years and had a longish run 120miles each way a couple of Saturday's ago. Just before I got home (it was a day that had chucked it down, moreso in th... Read more »

Aluminium tube redux


February 17, 2018, 10:36 am

Some of you may recall me asking about tubing for vacuuming out the spider webs in my vaulted ceilings. Picked up a 5M length of 40MM waste pipe from Screwfix yesterday and as I hoped, it fits on ... Read more »

Re: OT Flatten me - not flame me


February 17, 2018, 10:33 am

Misogynism. -- Roger Hayter Read more »

Attaching Castor to Wooden Bench Leg


February 16, 2018, 8:33 pm

I want to raise a workbench up by a few inches, and thought it would be han dy to do this usIng suitable braked castors so that I can move the bench ar ound more easily. The legs of the bench are 8... Read more »

Toilet keeps filling


February 16, 2018, 7:06 pm

I've been asked to sort out a toilet cistern that keeps on filling and so overflowing. Photo of offending item here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vtfogxvkne869rw/2018-02-16%2010.29.04.jpg?dl=0 Is it ... Read more »

gas legal?


February 16, 2018, 7:02 pm

Is it legal for me to use a monometer to check the gas pressure at the meter and at the boiler ? Read more »

Pump for boiler descaling


February 16, 2018, 5:02 pm

Hi all, I have a intergas boiler with a developing limescale problem on the domesti c hot water side. Taking the heat exchanger out looks to be impractical, so I thought I'd try the alternative t... Read more »

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Stripping old (lead) gloss paint

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Hi, I have recently bought a terraced house (approx 100yrs old) and I want to strip the doors and frames etc of the gloss paint. The doors I have sent to a local door stripping company. This leave t... Read more »

What is this plug socket for?!

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I've just moved into a new flat and in the lounge, next to every standard plug socket, there are sockets with three round holes in a triangle (like a standard plug socket but with roung holes rather ... Read more »

Laminate/wood floor edging around curves

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I'm about to lay either a laminate or wood floor in my hallway. There are a couple of spots where the edges are round (opposite the foot of the main stairway the wall curves like a pillar, leading th... Read more »

Wiring diagram for fully pumped Honeywell S plan

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I am upgrading my very antiquated central heating. I am fitting a two channel programmer, two 2 port zone valves for HW and CH, and an extra pump for the HW which is gravity fed at present. As I und... Read more »

looking for spare plastic clips for secondary glazing

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they hold the frames square in the metal frames.the units are about 12 years old. Searched forum history and make many wasted phone calls.Hopefully someone out there has a good link Many thanks Read more »

DeWalt Mitre Saw Stuck

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Is anyone aware of why my dw700 mitre saw has completely stuck? so no push or pull action as it's stuck tight - or how I go about fixing it? thanks in advance Read more »

Advice needed for ideas for moving Radiator pipes

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Hi there, We've just bought our first house and we need to move some radiator pipes. I want to try and have a go at this myself before calling a professional. I'm after some advice as to what type o... Read more »

bolt (m4 thread) cutting

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Hello, I bought a pair of those crimping pliers, the ones that aren't recommended for crimping but which are supposed to also cut bolts. I bought this one: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/... Read more »

Very short Acrow props or what?

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I need to sort out a sagging floor where a 120 year old dwarf wall is no longer supporting the joists. I'd thought I'd support the joists with Acrows while packing/rebuilding the wall but I can't ... Read more »

Glue/filler for ceramic on hob

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I have a hob (and Ilve one) on which one of the mains powered igniters has broken a bit. The section that feeds the spark voltage through the hob metalwork is still sound but the bit above that ha... Read more »

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