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  1. sparkwright replied to the thread Re: Help with socket.

    I thought the thread was unjustly closed. Since the circuit was on a 16amp protective device, it would be unlikely the cable would be...

    30 Jul 2021 at 10:13 PM
  2. sparkwright replied to the thread found this under floorboards.

    Why we are talking about wiring centres with screw down terminals, I do not know. If a wiring centre MUST be used, the maintenance free...

    30 Jul 2021 at 9:53 PM
  3. sparkwright posted a new thread.

    Zinseer All Coat Exterior Gloss (Water Based)

    Anyone used this stuff? It has some unbelievable claims such as lasting 15 years and glossy surfaces don't need sanding. Sounds to...

    Forum: Decorating and Painting

    30 Jul 2021 at 9:45 PM
  4. sparkwright replied to the thread How many coats on Skimmed ceiling?.

    If you can see patches, there may be some uneven ridges of paint that might just need sanding off. Also there may be small bits of crud...

    30 Jul 2021 at 9:31 PM
  5. sparkwright replied to the thread Heated/Lighted Bathroom Mirror - Shaver Transformer Buzzing.

    Ah. I thought the mirror lights would stay on until I wave my hand again. Annoying, these lights where you have no control of them. If...

    30 Jul 2021 at 5:11 PM
  6. sparkwright replied to the thread found this under floorboards.

    Will your 'before' picture help?

    30 Jul 2021 at 3:01 PM
  7. sparkwright replied to the thread Heated/Lighted Bathroom Mirror - Shaver Transformer Buzzing.

    Or give it a whack :D.

    30 Jul 2021 at 2:29 PM
  8. sparkwright replied to the thread How many coats on Skimmed ceiling?.

    The whole ceiling. Otherwise you will still get patches. You should give the whole ceiling a quick, light sand down first, and dust...

    30 Jul 2021 at 12:04 PM
  9. sparkwright replied to the thread Heated/Lighted Bathroom Mirror - Shaver Transformer Buzzing.

    Wouldn't the light stay on forever until the IR switch is activated again then?

    30 Jul 2021 at 11:47 AM
  10. sparkwright replied to the thread Paying twice for a job?.

    The decorator said the wall wouldn't be perfect, but he would prepare as best as he could. You don't know for sure how a rough old...

    29 Jul 2021 at 9:45 PM
  11. sparkwright replied to the thread Adding socket into cupboard.

    Is there no wiring already in the airing cupboard? One would expect immersion wiring or something to be there.

    29 Jul 2021 at 12:20 PM
  12. sparkwright replied to the thread Run electricity supply to kitchen island but avoid disturbing newly laid floor.

    How old is the house? Are there sockets in the island? I believe there are electric hobs that plug into 13amp sockets, don't know how...

    29 Jul 2021 at 12:18 PM
  13. sparkwright replied to the thread Paying twice for a job?.

    Out of interest, are the walls outside walls, where damp could be going through the wall and reacting with the filler? Your decorator...

    29 Jul 2021 at 11:05 AM
  14. sparkwright replied to the thread Facia board paint.

    Sikkens do a two can system - a base coat stain and a top coat stain.

    28 Jul 2021 at 6:22 PM
  15. sparkwright replied to the thread New consumer unit ?.

    I didn't think they were cut-outs, I thought they were dirty marks. However, I think the wooden bases may have been noticeably larger...

    28 Jul 2021 at 10:34 AM