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ABSpareEditor
The AnswerBank has a new sponsor called Gardenlines, which is in fact a sister company of The AnswerBank. Gardenlines will be sponsoring the Home & Garden category. You may remember them from a...
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Gardenlines
You can make a real difference to the environment with these actionable tips from RHS as part of their Greening Great Britain campaign: http://ow.ly/f0D750Gq2J0 We specifically like the tips regarding...
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Smowball
Ok, 3 storey house, lots of radiators. I turn the ones off in the rooms that aren’t really used much. As for the rest of the house, I turn the heating dial on till it just clicks on and heating comes...
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dnadin0
Is it possible to actually speak to a real live person at British Gas ? Without getting cut off on the phone after a long wait !...
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smurfchops
My gas boiler has packed up so I am waiting for my plumber to install a new one for my central heating and hot water. However I have heard that in around 2030 compression gas boilers are going to be...
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smurfchops
And said they would replace my gas meter at the same time. They are both working fine, although quite old. Are they trying to install a Smart Meter, which I do not want, I am quite happy with what I...
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Atheist
Searched for a 4x4 8ft tanalised timber fence post today. £30.00! Some suppliers didn't have any. Is this a Brexit thing?...
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tiggerblue10
Had a couple of friends round earlier and one of them needed to use the loo which is fine but now it is blocked with.......well I'm sure you can guess. I could use a toilet brush to break it up but...
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j0nb0y
I am changing some radiators in the house I am renovating. The feeds are in 8mm copper. Do the feeds just come through the floor into the radiator valves, as it would with 15mm copper pipe feeds, or...
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jennyjoan
I have the armchair of the leather suite up against a radiator because of the situation of the room. The radiator gets very hot and I am worried about the heat sorta ruining the back of the chair. At...
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MTbowels
My daughter has asked me to hang a large mirror in her bedroom. The mirror was bought in IKEA and is called a Toftbyn mirror. It's 75cm wide and 165 long including the wood effect frame all around,...
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Mags22
Any tips on how to remove the scaling from inside the bowls which are ceramic? I’ve soaked in Fairy Liquid then dishwashered, but the dried on gunk remains. Any ideas please?...
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smurfchops
Seen them advertised, has anyone used them ? https://productmint.com/gorillas-business-model-how-does-gorillas-make-money/...
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sandyRoe
It's about 3/4 pint capacity, made of copper with a straight brass handle extending from the side. There's a lip on the rim so it looks as though it's for pouring something. It might be 19th Century....
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burlyshirley
I've been resisting with all my might getting a smart meter and ignore the many phone calls I get from my provider by just letting them go to answerphone, but today in the post I have had a card...
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bethbilly
Is it advisable to remove moss from a slate roof...
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sandyRoe
I did a 'daily quick' wash last night. The washing machine wouldn't open. I left it to this morning but still it won't open. What to do now?
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j0nb0y
I am looking to remove a stud wall in my house. Not sure it is classed as load bearing, but, it is definitely taking some of the weight of the joists above. I have done a span calculation and my...
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fruitsalad
What size floor vase would I need for grasses that are 120cm tall?
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Bazile
Do fridge freezers come with any sort of 'manual' ?
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Ric.ror
There’s an old oak tree near me that usually at this time of year is awash with acorns. This year not one! I’m sure this has happened in previous years too Is it normal for them to ‘fruit’ every year...

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