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Energy prices (slightly OT)


December 15, 2017, 8:31 pm

Been dual fuel with Ovo (Which? best customer feedback) for a while, decided to check the Which? switch site and found I can save over £300 pa on two separate fixed price contracts. Internet, no... Read more »

Wrong kind of tyre pressure


December 15, 2017, 8:10 pm

my new Kia Niro can monitor tyre pressures the manual says). Sure enough recently an overhead image of a car appeared on my control panel showing flashing psi values against each wheel indicating... Read more »

Internet radio


December 15, 2017, 4:41 pm

OK, so we have donated our good stereo system to one of the sons, and now the cheap old mini or micro system that she listens to her CD's on in the lounge skips on a regular basis. It is very ol... Read more »

Flame failure devices


December 15, 2017, 2:58 pm

Quite a while ago I remember reading here that there were two types of flame failure devices generally used on gas cookers. Apparently one kind would not let you light the gas with a match when t... Read more »

How to align adjust garage door


December 15, 2017, 1:05 pm

Hi All, I have a double up and over garage door (Wessex I think) which has 2 springs 1 each side of the door and rollers at the top of the door which run in channels as the door opens. The door see... Read more »

OT BBC Question Time


December 15, 2017, 9:11 am

Socialists live in Lala Land. Watched Question Time last night. More on rough sleepers. A woman journalist brought up the housing shortage was down to immigration. The Labour Bimbo denied it. I... Read more »

Potterton EP2001 control - Days are out of sync


December 15, 2017, 8:22 am

Hi, My potterton EP2001 controller is two days out of sync. It thinks a Monday is a Saturday and a Tuesday is a Sunday, etc. Does anyone know what I can do to get it to think that actually a Saturd... Read more »

AC - DC adapter

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December 14, 2017, 6:18 pm

Anyone any thoughts on where I could get a replacement for one of these: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161457453@N02/iv5D72 I've Googled but not found anything. Christmas lights: 240v - 4v 1VA with a... Read more »

OT:Hitachi-GE ABWR design cleared for use in UK


December 14, 2017, 4:42 pm

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Hitachi-GE-ABWR-design-cleared-for-use-in-UK-1412174.html Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) is suitable for construction in the UK, regu... Read more »

Bicycle (wheelchair) bearing grease ?


December 14, 2017, 4:02 pm

Trying to eke a few more months out of SWMBO wheelchair, in anticipation of a new prescription being evaluated. (It's already been through 3 sets of brakes, which no one in the trade seems to fi... Read more »

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central heating combi boiler problem

rating: 5

Hi I wonder if anyone can help me . Our old combi boiler was replaced in December because the water jacket was leaking & could not be repaired [ Grant Boiler], soon after fitting the pressure droppe... Read more »

Worktop to tiled splashback gap

rating: 5

Just got the tiles up on the wall in our new kitchen and I'm looking to finish it all off now. The gap between the tiles and the worktop is between 3 and 4mm, as the worktop slopes slightly over it's... Read more »

Why sharp sand for rendering?

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Anyone know why they recommend sharp sand for mortar rendering onto brickwork? I would have thought that the finer sand would stick better... TIA JK Read more »

Problem with Dusk till Dawn Photocell

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I fitted new outdoor lights with these dusk till dawn photocells: http://www.greenbrook.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=PEC4000-C I fitted them according to the manufacturers instructions and they function... Read more »

Schrader valve - Coloured band and spring pressure - CH expansion vessel

rating: 5

I've diagnosed a leaky air valve on the expansion vessel fitted to the rear of my Vokera boiler. I've removed the valve core and found that there's no coloured gasket material half way down when co... Read more »

Powerfix work gloves from Lidl - gah!

rating: 5

I bought one set a while back and they were very good - warm, snug, grippy, and also smart enough to be worn as normal gloves. So when I saw them on sale again I bought two more pairs for me and o... Read more »

Speaker brackets to plasterboard?

rating: 5

Hi All, I'm trying to fit speaker brackets to a room. I've hidden the wires and tried the following fixtures for each speaker: http://www.diy.com/bq/product/product.jhtml?PRODID=19706&CATID=11304 The... Read more »

What temp should elect immersion heater be set to?

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What temperature should an electric Immersion heater be set to? Is there a recommended max (even though it may be possible to go beyond that). I've heard that if set too high, the pipes clog-up faste... Read more »

Bathroom extractor Fan in flat roof

rating: 5

We had a dormer extention done last year for a bathrom. I have just had a fault with the ceiling extractor fan and have taken it out of the ceiling and found that it just vents straight into the roof... Read more »

AEG Oven service manual

rating: 5

Our oven has packed in - it's an AEG Competence 5311. The internal cooling fan comes on plus the knob lights but nothing else, not even the oven light. I've done a search on the web for a service ma... Read more »

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