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Edinburgh flat with workshop

July 6, 2020, 3:16 pm I am wondering what the nozzles and gauge is for in the workshop, and are those a small drawers or a bank of fuses or clock connectors to t... Read more »

DIY biopsy (after the event suggestions :) )

July 6, 2020, 2:32 pm

Had a skin tag that seemed to become inflamed (maybe a cyst). Long story short, it sort of came off just now. After dealing with the bleeding and making sure the area was clean, I wondered what if... Read more »


July 6, 2020, 1:58 pm

Anyone else getting the little buggers, that's the second nest I've discovered in as many days. Whiel I know that they keep insects down, their utility in that departments decsreases as teh end of ... Read more »

Flex buried in wall usable and legal

July 6, 2020, 1:53 pm

Instead of the grey copper cable behind one OSB wall I have white flex. Will it be legal to use it or must I rip the wall coverings off? If not, would it be legal if I put a plug on one end and ca... Read more »

Garage door opener spares

July 6, 2020, 1:49 pm

Hi all I have a wessex lift boy gb1 and it has started slipping on the screw thread. I assume the plastic thing that runs along it pulling the door has worn. Anyone had any experience of fixing thes... Read more »

OT: Vitamin D

July 6, 2020, 12:17 pm

Given that the readership here is most of a certain age, can I ask whether many readers take a vitamin D supplement? Read more »

Running power to shed

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July 6, 2020, 7:28 am

Hi I know this has been asked many times before, but just wondering... House did have a spur from ring to shed a while back. This was laid under path etc as standard 2.5mm in various conduits (mo... Read more »

OT: Don't be white and happy!

July 5, 2020, 11:02 pm

If you're white, try to avoid looking happy in public - it might just save your life! Read more »

Heating system design tools

July 5, 2020, 9:53 pm

I'm currently pondering what the options might be when the time comes to replace our elderly heating system. Since we're on oil and wood, it isn't immediately obvious that a like-for-like replacem... Read more »

Ballache of a job replacing a WC

July 5, 2020, 5:40 pm

Putting a bog in a room that used to have one should be a simple task, you'd think. (In a shop premises we took on a couple of years ago, upstairs gutted and largely derelict) I decided to run ... Read more »

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Easy/Cheap way to remove (lead) paint?

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Hi, my family has an old house and we just finished removing old sheetrock that was just horrible looking. I quite like the bead board (the real thing not that sheet of bead board stuff) underneath a... Read more »

Electric Tile Cutter - recommendations

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I'm planning to lay some rivern-edged marble floor tiles this weekend and was going to hire an electric tile cutter, but having read the posts on the Plasplugs cutters on this ng, it seems I might be... Read more »

Hedge trimmers, generators and invertors

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Hello - I have a relative who needs to be able to trim about 400 metres of tough hedgerow once a year. At present they have a light but sturdy electric hedge trimmer, but the cable obviously isn't lo... Read more »

Strip dormer walls or not? Winter cometh...

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I'm right into the major mess stage with the old Bungalow. It would make sense to rip out the plasterboard and crappy glass wool that's full of mouse crap and corpses, and better to do it now and get... Read more »

Smallest Junction Box

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I need to replace a pendent type light fitting with a flush fitting one. The will entail replacing the ceiling rose with a junction box of some description. It will need to be accessed from the cei... Read more »

Stud finders

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Trying to locate a concealed wooden fixing behind a tiled/plasterboard wall. Are 'stud finders' any good for this? My previous experiences is with metal detectors that looked for powered cables (... Read more »

screwfix ....or screwfux?

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Hi Just taken ... er... 'delivery' of a compressor from screwfix. On arriving home I saw a package on the back step. Looked like it had been dropped from a very great height. Something like 2000 f... Read more »

P'boarding a ceiling - noggins?

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I need to P'board a ceiling (5.5m x 2.9m, with joists at 400 centres) but there aren't any noggins down the long sides because it used to be lath+plaster. I've found conflicting advice about whet... Read more »

Overflow for a pond ? ... howto

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I have been digging out to build a pond in garden ... it's around 600gall in size. It has filled and overflowed many times in past few months... so before I do the liner & edging need to conside... Read more »

light switch pull cord

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It isn't exactly major works but this is puzzling me. The bathroom light switch pull cord - bog standard, looks like this That i... 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.