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Is it me or not, being suspicious.
Just seen and ad on Farcebook for a mini chain saw, the one in the filmed demo is a STIHL made unit, but when you go to the shop page to purchase the item shown for £29.99 it is a GTA 26 with no...
1 week ago 15
 
Choice of jigsaw
in message: Check what you get with it - case, blades etc, sometimes things sold in cardboard boxes to a price.... in message: I have the one before without the gimmicky light, it's very good. I have...
1 week ago 13
 
Smart thermostat fitting - check my working ?
With the days getting nippier, the siting of our programmable 'stat continues to be a pain (it's up high and she now can't stand). Going back to 2002, our CH was fitted by a professional (because it...
1 week ago 7
 
Mirror light.
Been doing up the cloakroom. At the moment there is an old shaver socket/light above the mirror. Which contains an 18" florrie. Design wise, it looks its 40 years or so. And also looks a bit lost,...
1 week ago 12
 
Laughing like a drain
Why is it that the drains always block in the middle of the night? Or to be accurate, why is it that I always make the discovery that they are blocked in the middle of the night? This time it was odd...
1 week ago 16
 
Stirring up controversy
in message: Thats never ever happened to me yet... HOW I MAKE PERFECT COFFEE Boil the kettle (because I don't watch it), then either let it cool or add some cold. Two heaped table spoons strength 4...
1 week ago 40
 
Dee Dah Dee Dah, not enough WIND !!
In the DT - "The operator of Britain's electricity network warned late on Wednesday afternoon that low wind levels had forced it to search for emergency sources of power. In a statement, the National...
1 week ago 44
 
Talking of fibre
Small estate on edge of a village, van and 3 chaps stringing a cable along the telegraph poles. Cable was about 6mm dia., black with a yellow stripe along it. Any idea what it is? I'm assuming frome...
1 week ago 25
 
OT 1TB USB Sticks
why can I find 1TB USB sticks online at prices around 20 quid and in B&M sties can't find them, at any price (TBH 20 *is* too cheap) what am I missing here? (I have noted the scam where some...
1 week ago 15
 
Car lamp bases / LED replacement?
I was going though some stuff last night and came across an old Sealey 12V lead light a mate (who had his own car repair garage) gave me, like this: testing that it works, I cleaned it up, fitted a...
1 week ago 21
 
Android 7.1 nougat
in message: especially for yyping... I have rooted my old NOOK HD+ 32Gb and installed a version of Android 7.1 Nougat on it, now I am struggling to achieve the unlock action... I needed an Android...
1 week ago 11
 
Electrical safety requirements in a rental property
Slightly OT as not strictly DIY... I've just had an electrical safety check done (through the managing agent) on a small rental house that I own (now a legal requirement), and the contractor is...
1 week ago 38
 
DIY fire alarms.
in message: It would help if you included some context, but it's this: The DIY process as you put it seems to be that you go to B&Q, buy the requisite number of interlinked alarms, and screw them to...
2 weeks ago 28
 
OT:I'm sorry but...
British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen to retire in December 'm just trying to work out what she specialised in; floor exercises, vault, uneven bars, the balance beam, or...
2 weeks ago 2
 
Sod's Law
I needed a little thing, rather urgently, a panel mount IEC plug, CN08406 from CPC. Seemed a bit daft to just order that and pay carriage, so I added two USB cables, some perforated strip, and two...
2 weeks ago 1