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Small plastic box for car keyfob?


January 18, 2017, 10:30 pm

I need a box, clip shut that can contain a cuboid 70x40x20ish mm car keybob. Can anyone think of a style of box that small and where I could buy one? We can a real problem with the cars being left ... Read more »

PVR with Wi-Fi


January 18, 2017, 7:46 pm

What are the choices these days? Must have FreeView Play as well as the usual smart services. 1TB storage would be good too. The Humax FVP-4000T ? -- *In some places, C: is the root of all dire... Read more »

Plumbers challenge


January 18, 2017, 2:44 pm

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this bit of plumbing installed in a kitchen cupboard of a National Trust cottage we rented? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49024805/File%2018-01-2017%2C%2014... Read more »

[OT] Russ Andrews of plumbing?


January 18, 2017, 11:47 am

Does the water in your house feel dead? Rejuvenate it now! ;-) https://www.alivewater.com/store/whole-house-models Technically this is spam but I doubt anyone here would be fool enough to buy any ... Read more »

[OT] EU warning label on goods


January 18, 2017, 10:27 am

I just bought a plastic assembly from Hong Kong as a spare to attach a camera to a windscreen. It came in a packet with a yellow, printed, stuck on label reading: Goods not fulfilling the condi... Read more »

Flame/fan/flue errors showing on Bax 105 Combination boiler


January 18, 2017, 9:51 am

We have a cold house this morning... The Flame LED blinks, and so does the Fan LED (which indicates a flame or flue fault). We've called a plumber. In the meantime, what's the most likely fault? ... Read more »

BBC Stuxnet programme (OT)


January 17, 2017, 10:34 pm

I wasn't expecting much of this, but (apart from the irritating graphics and spurious code), I was quite impressed. Good interviews with some seriously smart people, and well edited together into... Read more »

Cat vs. cucumber


January 17, 2017, 9:14 pm

Finally got round to buying a cucumber to scare my cats. It doesn't work. I guess mine aren't as stupid as these: https://youtu.be/cNycdfFEgBc -- Hickory dickory dock, three mice ran up the cloc... Read more »

RIP Eugene Cernan


January 17, 2017, 6:58 pm

That's half of the twelve brave men gone. He gave a brilliant speech when I watched him on stage. -- Adam Read more »

Door bell - and I mean 'BELL'


January 17, 2017, 5:10 pm

Some years ago I installed a Byron door bell that is a bell, not a chime, and you can hear it all over the house. New neighbours have put in a request for me to do the same for them, and their house... Read more »

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roof ladder that can attach to a party wall instead of a roof ridge? rating: 5

I want to leave a ladder on my rear extension roof semi-permanently, to give me access to the roof from an upstairs balcony. I've looked at roof ladders, but they only seem to have hooks suitable for... Read more »

Scale inhibitor problem rating: 5

Dear DIY experts, I currently have an in-line scale inhibitor on a pipe running into a Worcester Heatslave 9-24 combi boiler. It was installed by the house builder 15 years ago. The scale inhibitor i... Read more »

British Gas Talking Rubbish? Gas Boiler rating: 5

I had BG round the other day as I wanted to get an idea what is involved replacing my gas boiler. My current boiler is 10-15 years old, wall mounted on a kitchen extension (ground floor) the flue run... Read more »

aldi cement mixer? rating: 5

Is the aldi cement mixer at 99 a good buy? I want to mix some plaster for wall draughtproofing, and some lime mortar for pointing some bits of walls over the coming months and years... [g] --- Cem... Read more »

New double glazing - scratches problem rating: 5

I am having a new house built. The windows are fitted and the walls have now been plastered both internally and externally. Looking through my patio doors yesterday, I noticed that there are sever... Read more »

chrome waste pipe rating: 5

Is it correct that only pushfit will properly connect chrome waste to plastic pipes (bathroom sink sized)? Peter Read more »

How to drill 32 mm hole in wall ? rating: 5

Hi all, I wish to put a hole for a 32mm plastic waste pipe in an internal brick wall. What is the best tool ? Drill then Chisel ? Or is it worth a trip to a hire shop ? any gotchas to be aware of ? T... Read more »

Thumbs up on Aldi Jigsaw rating: 5

Just got round to using it on cutting the Laminate, gives a nice straight cut and its blades are not too bad considering they were only 2.99 a pack 10. Read more »

immersion heater seal rating: 5

guess my last post wont be read due to the title i gave it, but i really do have a leaky wet flange..... the immersion heater flange on the motorhomes calorifier, old seal was a thin O ring, new sea... Read more »

suitable bath panel material rating: 5

Whats the best material for a bath panel cut to size from sheet. hardboard plywood mdf other? Want something that wont 'soak up' the water and warp too much. Thanks Read more »

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