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Barmaid
This is a particularly stupid question, I appreciate that. But how do I know when my cesspit (or septic tank whatever you call it) is full? The loo has had "trouble" emptying after a flush for the...
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Rodge2
The holes are 1cm diameter, some are a bit less. Polyfilla would drop down into the cavity I think. Would that expanding foam be an option? and then Polyfilla on top? Or is there anything I could use...
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Elspeth
Is there a friendly plumber/heating engineer looking in? One of my gas central heating radiators has suddenly stopped heating up. The radiators are thermostatically controlled and I have tried opening...
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237SJ
I have a fairly basic wall mounted security light. I think it is a motion detector one. It kept coming on so I replaced it and the next one did the same. I presume the bushes nearby must have been...
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atalanta
My boiler was removed, leaving a very useful cupboard-space. The cupboard next to it was always a coat-cupboard. Both cupboards used to be warm and dry because of the boiler and the hot-water pipes,...
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mccfluff
LSS - friend has has their house insurance cancelled by the insurance company as they found out, they aren't currently living in the property. Getting other quotes they have found out, that as soon as...
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CW1
Hi, Replacing my basin with a smaller one & I don't want the same plug, where you have to press on the plug to open & close it. I want one where there's a push / pull type thing at the back of the...
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gl556tr
Whilst looking for a couple of lamps, I have become quite annoyed at the mind-set of a seemingly increasing number of manufacturers who **insist** on offering a product with a LED bulb that, once...
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bnori97
If i live in a motorhome on ground then i get home adress in USA?
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whiskeryron
For the Higorant & folks wot don't no Game of thrones is a program about a firm wot makes lavies & the probs they av wen they are testin em for foreign markits. suprisin how difficult it is to say...
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Chipchopper
I'm having difficulty sweeping the flue liner in a multi fuel wood burning stove. It has a 6 inch to 5 inch adapter and has a sweeping bend with rear exit. The brush (5") which has a ball fitted, to...
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mayennaise
Would anyone know if you have to have a modern consumer unit rather than an old fashioned fuse box before a smart meter can be fitted??...
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divegirl
Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase the above? It has to be clear or opaque at the very least [and ribbed lol]. And cheap... only need a couple of meters of it and have searched Ebay...
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zabado
I've built a couple of raised beds in my back garden and my intentions are to grow onions, garlic, beans & peas in them. So this weekend I'm thinking off emptying my old grow bags into the beds then...
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sandmaster
I recently had a new consumer unit fitted and the electrician broke the seal on the electric meter in order to connect the two. I have advised my supplier immediately to protect them but they have...
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Smowball
Our downstairs toilet has a saniflo, which needed replacing. So we bought a different macerator from another company. Our regular plumber, who is excellent, turned up and fitted it yesterday. The...
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smurfchops
Just bought a new kettle, same as this one ... But how can I stop the paint peeling and scaling like this one ?? i66.tinypic.com/2dv0mlt.jpg[/IMG]h...
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albaqwerty
Anyone any recommendations please for brand/value for money? We're hoping our new-to-us one will be delivered if not today, then tomorrow and we've never had one before....
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Ric.ror
Is it necessary to use a specific primer for mdf or would ordinary undercoat suffice
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mallyh
my granddaughter has torn her helly Hansen coat ,an L shaped tear ,has anyone used fabric glue if so how was it .x

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