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    Damp proof trace

    Thanks Guys, the fire place is on an inside wall and is vented. There is no evidence of damp and there is a damp coarse, but it does look like 'electro osmosis dpc' as theres a cable to a metal pole that been driven in the ground.
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    Damp proof trace

    My son has moved into a bungalow which has what looks like a damp proof trace installed through the outside wall in the lounge. Inside is a plug which should be on at all times. We know no history for the house only that the former owners daughter said some damp work was carried out 5 years...
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    Is this common practice?

    My extract fan in my ensuite is in a wall which has a void made for my soil pipe. Opposite the extract fan (about 300mm away) on the external wall is a clay air grille BUT it isn't connected to the fan. This is from new the house is about 20 years old.) The owner before me has put a grille...
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    Is this common practice?

    My extract fan in my ensuite is in a wall which has a void made for my soil pipe. Opposite the extract fan (about 300mm away) on the external wall is a clay air grille BUT it isn't connected to the fan. This is from new the house is about 20 years old.) The owner before me has put a grille...
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    Ariston Clas HE 30 Boiler Question

    Ive got a leak on the fill loop valve. Do I have to replace the whole valve?
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    how do I swap mywashing machines mains water isolation valve

    Thanks I 'll have a go, thanks for the DIY advice
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    how do I swap mywashing machines mains water isolation valve

    Ta Must admit I hate water :) and Im tempted to call in a plumber but I also hate feeling useless. i was thinking of turning off my main stopcock which to be honest i think is the next one up as the piping disapears into the wall. Open up the valve and drain off the water, then swap the...
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    how do I swap mywashing machines mains water isolation valve

    Hi All, I have a leak on the lever of my main isolation valve on my washining machine. How do I swap it? PS Its only a cold mains pipe supply
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    How to control Moss in lawn in November

    I have moss in my lawn at the moment. Can I put on feed and weed? Do I have to wait until spring or is there something else I can use Thanx in advance :D
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    Help with Gas Water Heater

    Can anyone recomend a gas water heater? This is for my Father in law who has no radiators just a kitchen basin an upstairs basin and a downstairs basin. He currently has a boiler which is knacked and wants to replace it with something smaller.
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    Plant/Weed identification

    Yep its horestail / marestail its a real bugger This is from the internet Horse or Mares Tail Horse or Mares Tail, Equisetum Arvense is, in my opinion, public enemy number one. It looks like it belongs in Jurassic Park and, unchecked, spreads like wildfire. In spring, brown green shoots...
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    help for a wonky path

    Thanks Gents
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    help for a wonky path

    At the moment I have a 4 paving slab path 450 x 1800 (for access to allow pruning of plants) laid on sand which have become wonky. I want to relay them with an edging stone down one side (the other side has a small wall). Is the following ok I intend to dig out the length and the width of...
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