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    Cooling Fan Resistor

    Thanks for the reply. I think I know what happened now I've looked in the fusebox. There are relays and fuses for low speed and high speed fans. The low speed fuse was OK but the high speed one had blown. When it got hot enough for the high speed fan to operate there would be no fan because of...
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    Yacht Varnish not Drying

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did stir it for about 2 minutes. Since I posted the question I tried applying an extra coat of the yacht varnish to one of the pine internal doors which had already been varnished with this product. Again it has stayed tacky so I now think it is just a bad batch...
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    Cooling Fan Resistor

    I have had my 2008 Chevrolet Spark for 11 years and it has been super reliable but on Wednesday it overheated on a hot day in a motorway traffic jam. I removed the thermostat, put in some water and I did complete my journey. I didn't think it was the thermostat but it was an easy thing to try...
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    Yacht Varnish not Drying

    I have a pine desk which I have had for 20 years or so. It was flat pack but I assumed it had some kind of matt varnish as it was not shiny. Over the years I realised it must have been bare wood as parts would get grubby looking. I finally got round to dismantling it, sanding off stains etc and...
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    Pellet Stove for Central Heating

    I am thinking of changing from a woodburning cooking range with boiler to a pellet stove which will be in the utility room adjacent to the kitchen. House is a 3 bedroom bungalow. I can't afford a new pellet stove but have seen one secondhand, a Ferroli GN1 N05, maximum output: 58.1 kW. I...
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    Adhesive for Cushionfloor

    I'm in Croatia and have done my bathroom floor with Sinteros vinyl flooring which I think is made in Poland. I also want to cover the plywood bath panels with the same vinyl. I initially did the end panel with double sided tape but it started falling off after a couple of days. It stuck to the...
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    Google Searches

    Thanks, I tried "big red GTO " -Sinitta -he's -got. It did exclude the song I didn't want but failed to find the song I did want. I thought there was an advanced search facility but Google does not routinely offer it as an option.
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    Google Searches

    Often when I try to search for something on Google the results I need are swamped by irrelevant stuff. This is partly because I'm from UK and the internet is largely USA populated. Is there a way to exclude certain results using keywords? For example, today I was trying to look up a song...
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    Do I need an expansion vessel?

    I found a UK supplier of these water heaters and asked the same question. They say the Ariston does include a pressure vessel. It could be that the one in my unit is faulty though. https://electricaldealsdirect.co.uk/water-heating/ariston-water-heaters.html
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    Do I need an expansion vessel?

    Not sure if anyone here has dealings with continental water heaters but here goes. I'm from UK but living in Croatia. I have no gas here but plenty of forests so I put in a woodburning central heating system. I used a UK type indirect cylinder for the hot water and the system was pumped CH...
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    Connecting Panel Wiring

    My PC was full of building dust so I dismantled it and blew the parts clean with an airline. I thought everything on the motherboard was labelled and it mostly is but the single socket for the 4 plugs to HDD led, Power Led, Power button and reset button is confusing. It is right at the bottom of...
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    Pipe Thermostat

    I posted recently about problems with a shower pump. One of the replies suggested that the hot water might be too hot for the pump. The water has been getting very hot lately so I tried turning down the immersion heater thermostat. The thermostat has never worked since then. The water gets...
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    Shower Pump

    The cold tank was sitting on the concrete floor of the loft, which I had thought should be adequate as the house has high ceilings. Today I raised it by about 0.6 m and I just tried the shower pump again. It made no difference, it still shut off after a short time. The water was still cold so it...
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    Shower Pump

    Thanks again. The guy has replied to my question about his Youtube video but I think he just wants to sell me one of his pumps!
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    Shower Pump

    Thanks for the sketch. Is the slight uphill angle of the offsetting pipe important or just the way it was drawn? I think I saw something about this on a Youtube video but the bloke did not explain anything properly. I did ask in the comments for clarification but there has been no reply so far...
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