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OT French hate the English ....
no good reason to stop trucks.........low risk........drivers are stuck in their cabs they are at it ("teaching us a lesson").............long distance lorry drivers stuck in their cabs are low...
4 weeks ago 52
 
OT: cook at home food boxes
Is there any one here who uses (or knows someone who uses) these From what I have seen, I can't help thinking that they are horrendously expensive for what they are and as you are still doing all the...
2 months ago 46
 
How to drill a hole in a noggin half way down a stud partition wall?
Right, I need to drop some networking and coaxial cables down from the loft into a bedroom. Drilling a hole in the ceiling wall plate is easy from the loft side to pass said cables through. half way...
2 months ago 38
 
USER MANUAL FOR ST600 ELECTRONIC TIMER
i am looking for a user manual for Honeywell ST6100 ELECTRONIC TIMER
4 months ago
 
Struts Noggins Joists.
I had a bulge in an upstairs floor and have removed some chipboard floor panels to rectify. The joists below are split into two parallel sections. The divide being over a concrete lintel, about 30cm...
6 months ago 13
 
Pulse oximetry and COVID-19 pneumonia.
It seems that monitoring your blood oxygen concentration is an excellent way of determining if you need urgent medical intervention, even when your symptoms are otherwise mild. Simple finger-clamp...
8 months ago 49
 
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...
8 months ago 8
 
What is the purpose of Auto/Man Danfoss valve in airing cupboard?
I have a feeling mine is playing up. Suddenly, but only sometimes, the downstairs radiators in all rooms are cold, while upstairs they are hot. The lever was set all the way to auto. When I moved it...
1 year ago 11
 
Cadent - gas main/to house replacement
Just had a notice that our streets entire gas main is to be replaced. Along with individual pipes to each property. Outfit called "Cadent". Apparently each phase of the project is undertaken by a...
1 year ago 24
 
Plasterboard paper surface peeling
Hi all, I have some internal stud/plasterboard walls, the paper is peeling away from the plasterboard at the joins in some areas. It's quite thick due to the number of coats of paint, so I can't just...
1 year ago 15
 
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 3
 
Oil boiler lock out on very windy days
Trianco Euro Star 65 boiler with a Ecoflam Minor 1TC burner... Burner runs no problems very efficient normally... On very windy days.. 25mph +.. boiler locks out.. sometimes sounds like the flame...
1 year ago 6
 
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
 
Ideal Combi boiler 'Logic 24' shows F1 fault (though pressure seems correct)
My Ideal Combi boiler ('Logic 24') keeps going to F1 fault, even though the CH system pressure seems correct (1.5 bar when cold and about 2bar when ho t). I turned off the power and then reset the...
2 years ago 9
 
John Lewis Spectrum Radio - How to get apart?
I have one of these: It has a rechargable battery that I think has failed. It is supposedly waterproof so there is no obvious way to take it apart although there are a couple of recesses on the bottom...
2 years ago 10
 
Flickering light on wall switch
Light on wall switch for freezer is flickering. Is this ok? Thanks Why a neon lamp indicator on power strip switch flickers in the dark? - Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange Well not a great clue...
2 years ago 11
 
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
 
Kitchen cupboard fell off wall
I came across a kitchen wall cabinet that had nearly fallen off the wall. It was in a fairly modern house - last 15 years I'd say When I examined the wall it consisted of a layer of plasterboard and...
2 years ago 8
 
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