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Look !, no hands (aeriel actually)

June 15, 2019, 6:14 pm

The recent rain has made TV reception a bit iffy in my house. I am 10 miles from Midhurst and the 15 element group C/D aerial blew down in 2000 so I lashed it up in the loft with some string as a ... Read more »

OT Asda washiing machine tablets

June 15, 2019, 5:38 pm

100% useless! Bought online with my monthly shop. I thought I was getting a good deal and that they are all sort of the same. My washing came out of the machine dirty, and my washing was not dirt... Read more »


June 15, 2019, 4:54 pm

are google not doing android updates in this country for hugie phones ? ..... Read more »

OTish - 3D printing and moonbases ...

June 15, 2019, 4:05 pm

As someone who has a faint memory of the fuss of the original moon landing, I caught first part of The Sky At Night moon special. Intrigued by the idea of an inflatable moonbase then covered in a ... Read more »

OT: Some hope yet for the human race!

June 15, 2019, 3:07 pm

Perhaps we won't all die out after all. Read more »


June 15, 2019, 12:09 pm

Anyone attempted a d-i-y conservatory using supply only aluminium glazing units? I want a weatherproof link from our extension to what was the brick single garage (now inaccessible for vehicles... Read more »

Streaming TV around the house.

June 15, 2019, 11:20 am

The thread on HDMI streaming menntioned streaming TV boxes, so I got interssted and did some research. And came up with TVheadend - a TV server that can read a DVB card or dongle and allow strea... Read more »

Torch + gas cartridge cheaper than torch only from Screwfix - strange!

June 15, 2019, 11:17 am

Screwfix have the Rothenberger Superfire 2 blow torch with various extras:- Torch only - £92.99 Torch with MAPP gas cartr... Read more »

How big a brazing torch do I need?

June 15, 2019, 11:11 am

I know this is a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question but I need some sort of way of working out what gas brazing torch I need to do something. I want to fix a small crack in a transa... Read more »

Is there such a thing as a IP68 rated consumer unit?

June 15, 2019, 11:08 am

I have a log shed that is made of metal. I plan to fit IP68 rated lights, switches and sockets... Ditto for the greenhouse next door and also outside security lighting. I will be using at least 6 ... Read more »

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letter box springs...source

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The springs in my letter box flap are all broken. I have checked ebay and googled but no joy as all are too large. There appear to be 2 springs per flap, that is me assuming they havent just hal... Read more »

Dishwasher Waste Length

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Hi, Currently in the planning stages of my new kitchen. Im planning to install a dishwasher but the only place I can relocate it is quite a distance from the current drain outlet. Ive got a U-shaped ... Read more »

loft ladder mistake

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due to blatant stupidity on my part I've managed to install a wooden loft ladder kit (similar to this too close to a w... Read more »


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Hi folks I am in the process of pulling up the floorboards at home (long story) and I intend to re-lay them but not before cleaning them up. I was thinking about the planer & thicknesser and getting ... Read more »

"Pointing " mortar mix and method

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I`m about to re-point my detached brick garage and am seeking advice on the correct mortar mix etc to use. One of my neighbours did a similar job 4f years ago and some of his replacement mortar is c... Read more »

Potterton boilers...any good?

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looking at installing a Promax 15HE. seems a better boiler than the suprima 50HE the plumbing company recommended. any problems with them anyone? steve Read more »

Lamello C2 and C3

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I was wondering what the difference between the Lamello C2 and C3 biscuit jointers is, is it just a matter of the C3 being more for the professional market as there doesn't seem to be a great price d... Read more »

connecting cables in ceiling void?

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When I do a final install of ceiling lights LEDs with transformer. (just a temp hook up at the moment to test all is working) Do all connections have to be in a junction box or can I just use bloc... Read more »

Adhesive ABS <> Wood

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Hi, What would you use to glue ABS and wood (either ply, soft or MDF) together? There is a need for some small gap filling abilty and be slightly flexable (read not brittle when set). Preferably ea... Read more »

Spares supplier for Delta tools in the UK

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I have acquired an old Delta table saw that I am in the process of restoring to good working order. I have a feeling that the clamping block on the back end of the fence has broken. Looking at vari... 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.