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OT: So 25mph is a 'strong wind' that rates a yellow warning?

October 21, 2017, 11:54 am

Cos that is all it is at the nearest airbase. -- Anyone who believes that the laws of physics are mere social conventions is invited to try transgressing those conventions from the windows of ... Read more »

45kg radiator on thermalite block wall - recommended fixings?

October 21, 2017, 11:17 am

What would you use? I have used stud+resin for basins on the same wall, but it's probably a bit excessive as the rad will take upto 8 fixings without too much leverage (unlike the basin). I've ... Read more »

You'd think someone would have noticed!

October 21, 2017, 10:51 am Spot the hidden error (in the photo). Read more »

Arranging coals on kohlgas fire

October 21, 2017, 4:45 am

Has anyone got a manual on coal layout for model K2N 7000 Thankyou Read more »

Door handles

October 20, 2017, 7:45 pm

How do you fix door handles that come with a flange that prevents you screwing them on the door? Read more »

Ping Tribologists

October 20, 2017, 5:39 pm

Hi all, Another but different question on the 'Silent' piston compressor. Talking to the manufactures today it seems they 'now' supply / recommend a fully synthetic oil, over presumably a semi or ... Read more »

Brick-laying is hard -- update!

October 20, 2017, 2:20 pm

The lad did quite a neat job of the brick-laying. Unfortunately, he has made a bit of a mess with the pointing. The bricks have quite a good smearing of mortar on them. I've tried taking this of... Read more »

Inspecting the construction of a solid concrete base

October 20, 2017, 10:47 am

I would like to determine the exact construction of our conservatory floor base i.e. whether or not it is insulated and, if so, how and to what extent . To do this I figured I could simply drill ... Read more »

Chemically disolving black gunge.

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October 20, 2017, 10:37 am

Hi all, I'm helping a mate who has just bought a second hand silent compressor (on my recommendation) and the one he bought was know faulty, 'spares or repair' etc. On testing there was no output... Read more »

diy data recovery

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October 20, 2017, 9:01 am

I have a usb3 1TB Hitachi hdd with which I have a problem, the drive is recognised and the folders are all, bar one, displayed in the pick table but all the folder contents appear empty. I suspect ... Read more »

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Locking the engine to remove the cutting blade.

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I want to sharpen the cutting blade on the petrol mower ( Briggs and Stratton engine/Lawnflite SP mower ) but how do I lock the engine so that I can remove the nut that holds the blade in place ? Tha... Read more »

Filler in sealant gun tube

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Why is it that you can't seem to get cellolose filler (i.e. Polyfilla) in a sealant gun cartridge? You can get Caulk and Silicone, but neither of these take to sanding very well. Is there a brand or ... Read more »

Damp under upstairs window. Porous sill?

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My daughter's house has had a patch of damp appearing under the upstairs windows since she bought the house 5 years ago from a builder (I did warn her!!) who had done it up to re-sale. There was no s... Read more »

DIY double glazing.

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The outer pane of a DG panel cracked on my conservatory roof, the inner pane was OK. I wanted the quickest easiest repair so just removed the outer glass, squirted black roofing repair mastic around... Read more »

How to fix screws pulled out of chipboard?

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The chipboard front of our dish-washer has become detached because the screws holding it on have pulled out. Is there any simple way of re-inforcing the material around the holes? Would Araldite be s... Read more »

Decent Digital Multimeter for DIY?

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Hi - I'm sick of using £5 Chinese DMM's off ebay. They don't seem to last 5 minutes before the test leads break, and I don't trust their accuracy much. Is there a decent DIY level DMM - maybe a... Read more »

Anyone used a Dustbuddy with a box sinker?

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I usually hold the vacuum nozzle behind the box sinker (toothed kind rather than rotary Armeg) when sinking holes but I was wondering if this gadget offered any improvement in efficiency when minimis... Read more »

wirless door bell battery

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Have a wirless door bell that has taken to ringing sometimes by itself (and yes i checked for kids running off). Makers said battery might be low and would cause this. The door push has a transmitt... Read more »

Fibreglass insulation / inhalation...

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I ended up inhaling a load of the stuff in the loft on Monday last week, and i've been suffering ever since with irritation at the back of my throat (ranges from feeling uncomfortable making me cou... Read more »

How to dismantle an Anglian window lock?

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Hi. My house has Anglian Windows that were installed about 14 years ago, before I moved in. The locks consist of a handle with a pair of bars that extend sideways into brackets. The materiel it is ma... 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.