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  1. J

    Safe extension recommendation please

    Thanks. Yes the consumer unit has rcd's - the upstairs power circuit didn't trip ! I will just get a better quality switched extension block - Belkin?- and encourage her to pull the plugs
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    Safe extension recommendation please

    Apologies as this will be a bit of a numpty question... but.... Had a scare tonight when my daughter appeared from her bedroom holding a cheapo hairdrier that had been plugged into a bog-standard extension lead and had started sparking and scorched her bedding ! The cable had been crimped and...
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    Best way to "glue" fridge door shelf ?

    So what I did.... Assembled the jigsaw of broken parts (4) with regular superglue Left Overnight Filled in the holes of the small missing bits with white epoxy putty Left overnight Sanded over the cracks & joins and applied lashings of 2-pack clear plastic epoxy resin Left overnight Used lots of...
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    Best way to "glue" fridge door shelf ?

    Is that the ordinary Loctite hot glue & gun ?
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    Best way to "glue" fridge door shelf ?

    The cross-door (480mm) bottle shelf, collapsed out of my Samsung fridge door yesterday (taking two bottles of bubbly with it!). The plastic (Acrylic ??) has snapped off at the "slot-in" point, and sheared along half its length. I have searched all the usual spares sites and eBay and no-one...
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    Heat resistant tape recommendation please

    AFAIK, "heat resisting" tapes are designed to resist the effects of heat on themselves, i.e. to not get damaged, have the glue fail, etc, not to act as thermal insulation. What about wrapping the pipe in glass fibre thermal tape - similar to this one...
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    Heat resistant tape recommendation please

    I had to replace the grill element on the oven today and noticed that the wiring was a little "scorched" (see photo) presumably by contacting the heat pipe going up. Its not damaged or perished but its a bit disconcerting. I would like to shield the wiring before reinstating. What would you...
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    Advice on gas fire replacement (for Kinder Flamebooster)

    Cheers By "tray" do you mean the part of the fire hooked up to the gas that contains the coals? So it might be possible to just replace that part rather than the whole of the inset fire ? That would sound the easiest way to go John
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    Advice on gas fire replacement (for Kinder Flamebooster)

    I have an old (25yr) Kinder Flamebooster coal effect NG fire in the surround shown in the picture. Not been used for a few years. I have asked a few fitters (& Kinder) re. getting the fire serviced, perhaps with new coals, etc - but fire is obsolete and no one has a manual describing coals...
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    Q Re. Power through coax to Masthead amplifier

    Is this the one Chris http://www.amazon.co.uk/Splicing-electrosmart%C2%AE-extending-Satellite-Connectors/dp/B00361TN12/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369072694&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=wf100+splicing+kit John
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    Q Re. Power through coax to Masthead amplifier

    Thanks Chris - most helpful. John
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    Q Re. Power through coax to Masthead amplifier

    I have a masthead amplifier on the TV aerial that is fed in the normal way via a PSU and coax cable from behind one of the TV's. Next week I am having new windows installed and the "powerback" coax cable which goes through the old window frame will be the devil's own job to remove unharmed...
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    Who's responsibility is earth bonding gas pipes?

    Point taken :-) I will crack on with the job ! John
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    Who's responsibility is earth bonding gas pipes?

    I posted last week that my gas meter piping is not earth bonded. So, is it actually my responsibility to have the work undertaken? Surely as I dont own the meter it is not the responsibility of the gas meter owner - Transco? -to undertake the work? After all it was they who didnt do the...
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    What tricks do you guys have for underfloor cabling?

    Thanks - will take a look at that as well.
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