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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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matthewharding
what is a stopcock?
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dance2trance
Hello, I have a black wooden Chinese style sideboard. I would like to bring the shine up a notch or two. Does any one have a recommendation for a suitable quality furniture polish? At the moment I am...
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Bazile
Are the above safe and secure , as opposed to a lock with a key for the outside and and a key for the inside ?
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Teapots1
I must admit that they are getting very good at imitating plants and flowers in plastic or in any other materials they use now. But for some reason I just can't accept them however good they look in...
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needawin
Linda Bauld, the Scottish Covid advisor was on tv recently on zoom from her home. Behind her was a table with a vase of daffodils. Behind that was a mirror. Wooden frame, upright rectangular. On it...
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thelewisgang
Oh heck, I honestly wish I had gone for a different boiler. I posted back in March about the problems I had with the new combi boiler installed in January 2021. It didn't even work on the day it was...
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smurfchops
I have a silver charm bracelet (not real silver) and the links attaching the charms to the bracelet are going discoloured. I once had some tiny round keyring type links but now can’t find them, they...
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ladybirder
I am finding it increasingly difficult to drag my Miele Cat & Dog vac around my small flat. My cleaner comes once a fortnight and uses it but I need something I can use in between times. I can vac my...
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Barsel
I've noticed some spaces between the bricks in the front wall of my bungalow. Nothing major, but it looks untidy. There are also a few holes in the bricks themselves where holes have been drilled to...
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barry1010
I have a problem with condensation in one bedroom to the point that mould has started to develop. I'm dealing with the mould but obviously need to sort the condensation out. I am looking at...
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bednobs
my husband just bought himself a chain saw. i happen to be partial to all his limbs he tells me there "ani chopping your leg off" trousers you can buy. What do i need to look out for? Are cheaper end...
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dave50
Do all landlords assume that all dog owners are unruly yobs who would let their dog run riot? All adverts say no pets, what would happen if they already had a dog? Is it a choice between losing their...
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Jaspar1969
Hi I live in a terraced house and my consumer unit is in the middle of my house. Which is an extension. If the neighbour allows can I run armoured cable out from the back of the unit and along the...
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jennyjoan
Since buying new mattress which is higher, then topper put on top of it (I originally had it). the old sheet is not fitting it well. I measured total height and it comes to about 10" height - should I...
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Stargazer
I knocked mine off the sideboard today and most of the medium fell out. I know that the stuff is not compost or garden soil but can't remember what it is called and if it can be purchased in small...
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eviltwin44
my freezer has broken and my neighbor has loaned me a small ARGOS model ARG CF98, can anyone give me an idea what number to set the control dial at to keep mostly mixed veg and ready prepared meals...
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arabbadot
Caster wheels seem to have got so stiff they barely roll. They can spin around but not roll . Maybe blocked with carpet hairs but has any body any idea how to get them rolling again. I tried vinegar...
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goodgoalie
Has anyone used Boxt to fit a new boiler, and, if so, would you recommend them? My ancient Worcester boiler is on its last legs and I reckon I'll have to bite the bullet and replace.

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