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    What to use to fill drill holes in concrete?

    Hi all, The outer walls of my house are concrete, and one particular wall in one of the bedrooms has accumulated a fair amount of drill holes over the years, mainly from putting up battening to create a false wall for hiding cables as well as a TV bracket and a shelf for two Technics turntables...
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    Rescuing damage to newly painted ceiling

    I thank you all for your advice, it is very much appreciated. :)
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    Rescuing damage to newly painted ceiling

    TheDec: out of interest, if vibrobullit407's suggestion is not the way to go, what would you recommend instead? I am not taking sides here, as I have no idea what would be best to use myself!
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    Rescuing damage to newly painted ceiling

    Thanks to all for your replies. The paint is quite thin so I think lightly sanding back will be the best option to try first and then take it from there. I'm not dismissing any option at this stage though; whatever gets the job done. What type and grit sandpaper would be best for this type...
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    Rescuing damage to newly painted ceiling

    I had my bedroom skimmed recently, all four walls and ceiling. After it had dried out I put a watered-down (about 20%) coat of emulsion on, no problems. I was putting my second top coat on the other day, when I noticed what looked like a gloopy blob of paint on an area I'd painted about 5...
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    Kitchen lighting advice

    You don't mean these ones, do you, chaps? For some reason they don't seem to do a chrome trim for the 2x13w, yet they do for the 18w variations. :cry: It's either a couple of those for the right zone, or one of these perhaps? :D
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    Kitchen lighting advice

    Sorry, I should have been clearer - I wasn't thinking of using halogen downlighters. No way! Maybe the type that accept compact CFL's, or LED's like the Collingwood ones I linked to, but certainly not halogen. I know what you're saying about it being a step backwards, but that is kind of...
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    Kitchen lighting advice

    Hello all. We're redecorating our kitchen and I wanted to pick your brains regarding lighting. Previously, the whole room was lit by one 4' fluorescent strip light, with a 58w bulb. We're having the ceiling replaced, and for the moment we're just using a floor-standing uplighter with a...
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    Erecting a fence on a slope...

    toptec that would be fab if you could. I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks to all for your input. :)
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    Erecting a fence on a slope...

    Do you mean doing something like this? http://www.erectafence.com/users/www.erectafence.com/upload/img058.jpg
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    Erecting a fence on a slope...

    The fence that sits on the slope between us and our neighbour is in a bit of disrepair. It's not of the best quality anyway (timber posts stuck in the soil with spikes and flimsy panels) so I thought I'd have a go at fixing it properly, with slotted concrete posts and some decent panels. I...
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    VERY SLOW PC START UP

    We have an old Dell Optiplex running Win2K at work, which is used for nothing else other than running eMU (terminal emulator) and occasionally we plug a digital camera into it and email pictures across departments. Sometimes we wait 5-10 mins for a program to start up. Mind you, it does only...
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    Linux friendly broadband

    The only way I could see a particular router not being compatible would be if you had no other way to connect it other than USB because it might need drivers. But I'm assuming your PC or laptop has either WiFi or an ethernet port (and they work!), in which case your operating system then...
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    atx power supply replacement help

    Antec Basiq Power 350W ATX 12V PSU - £28.19 from eBuyer. Product page on Antec's website. --- Antec EarthWatts 380W 80%+ Efficiency PSU - £38.99 from eBuyer. Product page on Antec's website. You can click the link titled "Connections" on the product pages to see pictures of the...
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    General gas/boiler questions

    Thanks for that. Found 10 people within less than a mile of our house! Result!
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