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How to prep cast iron downpipes for painting
I have quite a lot of cast iron downpipes and hoppers that need painting. They date from the late 1930s and have had quite a few coats of paint on them. Some are lightly rusting and some of the...
6 months ago 8
 
Replacing the rear view camera on a Hyundai iX35
I have a 2014 iX35 and 2 years ago the rearview camera started to play up, especially when it snowed or heavy rain, but most of the time it functioned. Hyundai Wolverhampton's stance is that if it's...
1 year ago 6
 
Robert DAB Radio case repair
I have a Roberts DAB radio with a traditional style case It seems to be covered in some fake leather or suede effect stuff with a very thin plastic skin on some powdery cork-like substance. The...
1 year ago 10
 
Wagobox - XLA versus XL
I've been trying to work out the difference between the Wagobox XL and XLA boxes without much success. I *think* the difference is that they are designed to take different connectors but I can't find...
1 year ago 2
 
rcbo neutral and earth tails
I've just finished tidying up the CU so there is space to fit RCBOs in place of MCBs, and it looks quite neat. But then there is a pile of blue and white spaghetti from the few RCBOs that I have...
1 year ago 20
 
pilot light on baxi brazilia wall heater wont stay on
pilot light not staying on baxi brazilia f8 wall heater denis Wrote in message: Mine doesn't have a pilot light. I don't think any of them do. Tim Pilot light heats thermocouple which provides a...
1 year ago 9
 
aldi drywall sander
Hello, Whilst shopping in aldi I saw a dry wall sander. I only had a quick look but it looks like an orbital sander with dust extraction, similar to the difference between an angle grinder and a wall...
2 years ago 3
 
Core drilling brick wall - very slow.
I seem to have been at it for hours. but I do have to take frequent breaks because working under the sink is a bit cramped and I am not a contortionist. However this did seem to be excessive so I...
2 years ago 22
 
Whatever happened to silicone polish?
Curtain tracks dragging a bit, so I thought I'd wipe them with some silicone polish. But we've used the last of the jar of silicone cream that we used to use, so went looking in the supermarkets, and...
2 years ago 18
 
Earth Sleeving for 10mm T+E?
Hi all as per the subject - I am (re)making the connections to an isolator swit ch for an electric shower. The cable is 10mm and due to the construction of the switch I have to twist incoming and...
2 years ago 21
 
Speeding up a stairlift
Every old person I know with a stairlift is pissed off at how slow they go. Does anyone have experience of making these things go a bit faster? I mean picture an old person trying to get downstairs to...
2 years ago 63
 
Stopcock for upstairs flat located in property downstairs - legal?
Had a leak a few years back, the water supply to next door goes through my property with one stop cock for the two properties 1 metre from my front door. I had a leak under the kitchen floor just...
2 years ago 10
 
Hyundai i20 water leak - from roof trim?
I finally got the right tuit to investigate how the boot of my wife's i20 was getting wet. Having removed the right boot trim panel and played around for ages with a hosepipe I noticed that the...
2 years ago 20
 
45kg radiator on thermalite block wall - recommended fixings?
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 got...
3 years ago 14
 
Soaking thermalite blocks before use??
Hi All, My wife came home yesterday, and wasn't happy with the builder's blockwork. Specifically she felt that the mortar wasn't bonded to the blocks properl y as he hadn't soaked the blocks before...
3 years ago 15
 
lidl bio washing powder.liquid and moss/weeds
Having read others advice to use thse products for moos/weedkilling, I have tried them out. As far as I can tell so far, all my roof moss dosed with bio powder has died off and the drive weeds are...
3 years ago 5
 
Wickes Dakota kitchen
Anyone even considering buying a Wickes Dakota kitchen (after my scathing reviews of the door finish quality ...) The plinths do not match the units and doors. They come in a different white textured...
3 years ago
 
Overhanging trees - has the law changed?
Next door has 2 large boughs overhaning his garden and a bit over the house; the whole tree is 'out of balance'. He's been on to Network Rail for about 3 years, trying to get the boughs removed and...
3 years ago 32
 
Sagging Kitchen Wall Cupboards
I've just installed a new Wickes kitchen and I'm disappointed that both the 800 wide wall unit bottoms sag noticeably in the centre (between the two s ides) when loaded with an ordinary loads of tins...
3 years ago 17
 
Can you put a mains socket in a cupboard inside a bathroom?
Can you put a mains socket in a cupboard inside a bathroom? Would be handy for connecting my washing machine, which is in the bathroom. Cupboard door is about 9" from basin, 3ft from toilet and 4'3"...
3 years ago 69