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    Please help! Fixing holes in pasterboard.

    Thanks for the further useful replies guys. I have virtually finished the job now. I used plasterboard patches and ixed them in place using advice from both of you. Today I have tidied up the joints with tape and patching plaster. It's not looking too bad. Next job...putting the new tiles...
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    Please help! Fixing holes in pasterboard.

    Many thanks to everyone who read my post and special thanks to roughcaster for the very quick and extremely useful reply. I have now removed all the tiles, and the holes are not too bad, so I will probably go with the option of cutting the holes into squares/rectangles, adding some extra noggins...
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    Please help! Fixing holes in pasterboard.

    Hello! I have just removed some tiles from my batchroom wall and it has left some large holes in the plasterboards in some areas, the largest probably about the size of a breakfast bowl. Can you advise me of the best way to patch up these holes before putting the new tiles down? The main...
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    Looking for floor tiling patterns - any ideas?

    Hi all I am planning to tile my hallway floor directly onto concrete. Ideally I would like to use traditional brick colour quarry tiles, and maybe a few black ones dotted in - probably in some sort of fairly simple diamond layout, and to do a border around the perimeter. I tried to find...
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    Two dishwasher problems - any help appreciated!

    Many thanks for your help Minton. I will certainly try out your suggestions. Kind regards Jon
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    Two dishwasher problems - any help appreciated!

    Just checked with the parents-in-law. They do indeed keep the salt and rinse-aid topped up regularly. Thanks Jon
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    Two dishwasher problems - any help appreciated!

    Many thanks for the reply Minton. On my machine, the Bosch, I do try to keep the salt reservoir topped up - the low salt warning light does occassionally come on, but when that happens, I fill it up immediately. As for my parents-in-law's Hotpoint, I believe they use those tablets that...
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    Two dishwasher problems - any help appreciated!

    Hi all I would be really grateful for any advice on these two dishwasher problems that I have encountered over Christmas: - 1. My Bosch Dishwasher (about 4 years old) appears to work normally, the cycle obviously completes successfully and everything has obviously been leaned well. But on...
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    Finding matching wall tiles

    Hi all When my house was built in 2002, 15x15cm cream wall tiles from Wickes were used in the bathroom. Now, I need to replace some of the tiles and extend the tiled area to accommodate a new mixer/shower. However, I have now found out that Wickes have discontinued that particular line of...
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    Please advise me on a good quality toolset.

    ...and guess what? That socket set is £50 off at the moment on the Halfords website! Good timing! ...right, now to find that chainsaw!
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    Please advise me on a good quality toolset.

    Thanks for the great advice guys. Jon
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    Please advise me on a good quality toolset.

    Hi John Thanks so much for a really quick reply! Really I just wanted a general set that will cover me for most typical home and car DIY jobs. So I want it to include a good range of tools: - set of screwdivers, spanners, pliers, etc. For example, the current job I am doing is...
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    Please advise me on a good quality toolset.

    Hi all I am an amateur DIYer and I thought it was high time I bought a really decent toolkit rather than managing with the random disorganised jumble of mainly pretty cheap tools that I currently just about manage with. I was prepared to spend a few hundred on something really good -...
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    Ho close should a sink be to electrical sockets.

    Many, many thanks for such a prompt reply JACKC. You have put my mind at rest because I think I am about double the legal minimum (i.e. around 600mm and 300mm respectively). Your help is very much appreciated! Kind regards Jon
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    Ho close should a sink be to electrical sockets.

    Hi all I am just in the process of installing a small wall mounted wash basin in my utility area. My concern is that there are electrical sockets less than 3 feet away from this basin on both sides. I would be very grateful if anyone could let me know of any legal...
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