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I recently posted a message regarding our garage conversion and hope people can help with the next set of problems! Building control have visited for a retrospective certificate and it appears the...
I want to refresh a horse hair stuffed sofa but am struggling to find a source for modest amounts of horse hair. Can anyone recommend a supplier for the hobbyist rather than a full blown upholsterer?...
I need some advice on drilling into porcelain tiles to fit a blind. Do I need a special drill bit or will using a new masonry bit be ok. I need the holes to be 6mm so was thinking of starting with 3mm...
Every year when I have my central heating boiler serviced I am given a filled in sheet entitled Homeowner gas safety record. My parents have had their boiler serviced today and all they got was a...
Is my rhododendron dying? The stalks are going an orange colour.
Having another go at posting a photo of my tree which had finally got new leaves after 4 years. Hope it works this time. http://i60.tinypic.com/n1e8ph.jpg...
hi anyone know what i can do here, washing machine goes on for a few seconds then trips out and light goes out, maybe a new fuse in the junction box ? or could it be fuse on wall socket ? thanks...
our washing machine has broken, i was thinking of a washer / dryer, we have a small kitchen ,would moisture be a problem with these ? what about cost to run a full wash and dry i know it would depend...
I want to know what are making round holes in my lawn. there is no loose soil near the holes. There is stream at bottom of the lawn. Could it be rats (hope not) I have not seen any rats, and with the...
How much would the materials cost to refelt an L-shaped dormer roof using quality materials and underfelt. To be laid on top of existing felt. External measurement of L-shape is app 7m x 5m and...
Drill very rarely gets used. I went to use it the other day and there's no life in it whatsoever. I placed the battery in the charger and switched it on. Usually a red light comes on to indicate that...
I really needed to defrost the freezer as its so iced up I can't open one of the drawers, but now I've gone and frozen down a load of fruit from the garden. Is there a quick fix? I could take...
Considering a new tumble dryer, what are the pros and cons against vented and condenser types please?
I got two hibiscus trees/plants a month ago and potted them in pots of soil. Some buds have appeared at the tips of the branches. However, the last few days I have noticed that some leaves have turned...
have just found the strangest plant in my garden it has quite large leaves with conker like seed pods about the size of a plum but it is also just coming into flower with long white flowers any ideas...
This morning I left my abusive partner however he has stolen my front door key of which I only have one. The door is one of those with a normal handle on the inside but the outside just has a square...
We had our garage converted, which needed building regs only, not planning permission. We are selling the house and have been asked to provide "evidence from the Local Authority to confirm that no...
Next door lit their fire last night, first time since the spring. How can I get rid of the pervading smell of soot in my house? The chimney shutters are closed in our hearths....
I seem to have burned a bit of stuff (?Jam, bacon fat) on to the glass cover of my hob. New to these hobs and I don't want to damage the glass. Hob cleaner's not shifting it - what can I use to get...
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