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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: 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: 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 » 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.