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    Making Snow Chains Bigger

    Ah I see. I misunderstood what front-fit meant. I wonder if they specify front-fit only because there simply isn't room at all, or because there is no clearance at some specific condition - like full lock and full suspension travel. Might be worth a look behind the wheel at each lock to see...
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    Making Snow Chains Bigger

    Snow chains are not made of super metal. Mine came with some repair links in case they broke. One did, because after 14 hours of nightmare driving and no sleep I didn't take enough care about fitting. It did indeed flail about, destroying the wiring and therefore disabling both ABS and traction...
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    I can't shut a radiator off...

    Update in case anyone is interested... By backing the valve off and closing it again I got about 1/8 of a turn more on it. It is now fully off, and the raditor has been removed. I'm now not convinced that it wasn't off already as that extra turn might have made the difference between a weep and...
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    I can't shut a radiator off...

    I want to temporarily remove a radiator as I'm redecorating. I plan to repaint the radiator and I really need to remove the skirting behind it. And repaint the wall behind it. Anyway, never min why I want to do it... The radiator has a TRV. If I remove the TRV and fit a decorators cap, or if I...
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    Is a washing machine drum supposed to be solidly attached to the drive pulley?

    I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes". But mine isn't any more. Mid spin it started making a lot of noise. Once it had stopped it won't now turn the drum. I've got the back off and I can turn the drum by hand without the drive pulley moving. And I can move the drum up and down without the outer...
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    Paramount wall soundproofing

    Yes, and it doesn't do anything for the noise which I didn't know about at the time. If I were doing it again I would add acoustic wool amongst the studwork behind the nomoreply.
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    Paramount wall soundproofing

    I used 6mm nomoreply over the studs, and glued the Stormwall direct to the nomoreply. I don't know if it was *necessary* but it is cheap and easy to do
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    Paramount wall soundproofing

    I didn't add the extra two layers of plasterboard - they were already there. They were standard plasterboard only. I actually don't know how the noise was because the original shower was so unpleasant they we didn't even try it before refurbishing the bathroom. I didn't do anything about the...
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    Paramount wall soundproofing

    To save some disruption you can get the cables in without chasing the wall, if you can get above it... Cut out for your fittings first. Then drill a small hole up through the ceiling close to the paramount wall, in line with your fitting. From above, find the hole you just drilled and then...
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    Disconnected Wall Lights

    What can I say... I've read a lot of threads on this forum!
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    Disconnected Wall Lights

    Just coming back to the neutral... there were indeed neutrals at the switch, all joined together. I have disconnected the neutral for the wall light circuit at the switch and choc-blocked it with what was the switched live and the earth. The wall light circuit is entirely disconnected from any...
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    Disconnected Wall Lights

    My lounge had 3 wall lights in it, which I have now removed as we are about to re-decorate. We won't be replacing the wall lights. The wall lights were switched separately from the main lights, both at a 2 gang switch. There is also a socket switched with the wall lights which I expect was once...
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    Garden wiring - how should it be done?

    There is no indication in the garden that the cable duct is there. Clearly I know it is there so it isn't ever going to be a hazard to me - but it could be to a future owner. I think it will inevitably be spurred off the existing ring main. Which is the kitchen ring main and does have the...
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    Garden wiring - how should it be done?

    I'm having a patio built, which includes a water feature and some lights. Both the water feature pump and the lights are 240V. The builder has wired these using black 3-core flex, run to the house in plastic ducting. This ducting runs under a flowerbed, then about 10cm below ground level...
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    Wet Rot Hardener - Spilt on Paving :(

    Wet rot hardener smells of acetone, which is the same solvent as is used in nail polish. So I would expect nail polish remover/acetone/cellulose thinners to remove spilt wet rot hardener, if anything will.
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