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    disable PIR cable in outside light?

    Thank you so much for your replies. I will have a look this weekend. thanks again Amanda
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    disable PIR cable in outside light?

    Hi I am wondering if I can save my outside light and hoping someone could advise please. I have an outside light with integrated PIR. It no longer works and it's not the bulb that's the problem. It is IP rated but it looks like there is moisture inside the PIR detector bubble. Inside the...
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    dim/flickering bulbs - advice please

    Hi I think I've solved the problem! I've replaced the bulbs and its now fine. The watt was higher than the recommended. thank you
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    dim/flickering bulbs - advice please

    Hi I hope someone could advise me please on whether I need to replace my ceiling light fitting or if I should continue to use it. Its a 6 arm (g4) metal fitting. About 2 years old, as is the wiring to it. There is another duplicate light fitting in the same room. Both are switched from a 2...
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    Replacing an exterior door with an interior one.

    Thank you very much Richard. I'll check the installer before I go ahead.
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    Replacing an exterior door with an interior one.

    Thanks for your reply. It was built over 25 years ago before I owned it so could not say if it meets regs. I don't have any paperwork. thanks again Amanda
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    Replacing an exterior door with an interior one.

    Hello I've searched but cannot find an answer to this, so I hope someone could advise please. There is an external door in my kitchen which used to lead directly outside, however years ago the side area was roofed over to create a utility room and an exterior door from here created to the...
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    Styrene or glass windows better in a summerhouse?

    Thank you for your reply. The styrene one is cheaper, and as you say it could always be replaced if its a problem. Thank you again Amanda
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    Styrene or glass windows better in a summerhouse?

    Please could anyone advise on whether you think glass or styrene is better in a summerhouse? The house we are considering will be 8'x6', with 3/4 glass/styrene doors and 3/4 windows round 6 of the 8 sides, with small panes. It will face the sun in the morning, but be shaded in the...
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    Wet electric light switch- shock or fire hazard?

    Hello Thank you very much JohnD and Didthathurt for your helpful replies. As you suggested I've removed the face plate and will wait for it to dry out and then inspect it and replace it if necessary. Thanks again Amanda
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    Wet electric light switch- shock or fire hazard?

    Hello I'm hoping someone could advise me please - I've searched the forum but cannot seem to find out the answer. About 30 seconds worth of water (under pressure) dripped down from the bathroom and over the electric light socket in the kitchen, when I went down it seems to be making a...
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    thermal plasterboard

    Hello We've been investigating types of plasterboard lately too. I know Lafarge and British Gypsum both do thermal boards. Lafarge technical support say their thermalboard can be dotted and dabbed onto the wall using their multi purpose adhesive rather than bonding. By me Lafarge and...
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    External plywood to screen fencing

    Hi Gary I was at a wood yard today and we were talking about exterior ply - the guy there owns the yard and really seems to know about this stuff. He said that exterior ply always fails after a while, he said the glue they use is waterproof, but the ply ends up coming apart after too many...
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    Self-stick tiles, do they need more glue?

    Hi Just to add to what's been said - we put down vinyl type self stick tiles a few years ago and they were very sticky. When we got them back up recently I played a heat gun over them and used a scraper, they came up really easily. The residue glue on the floor was so strong that if I stood...
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    Damp - good or bad idea to use thermal plasterboard? please!

    Hi Deluks Thank you for your reply. Its a small kitchen, only 2mx3m. I'll do as you suggest with the rads and extractor. Thanks again Amanda
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