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    Damp proofing a garage

    Thanks catlad. Is a bit of dampness just inevitable do you think?
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    Damp proofing a garage

    We wanted to use our garage for storage and also as a workshop, but things stored inside do tend to get a bit damp. We have tanked the walls - up to 1m round the sides and up to the top at the back, but this hasn't made a big improvement. Can anyone suggest how to do a better job of it? Bit...
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    how to remove this toilet seat hinge??

    Thanks RandomGrinch! Thanks Foxhole!
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    how to remove this toilet seat hinge??

    Hi all, anyone now how to get this toilet bracket off?? The other one came off because it rotted. Do I have to remove the back panel to get underneath, or is there another way? Thanks!
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    smelly water dripping out back of fridge every week

    Thanks RandomGrinch and JohnD first time I tracked down the smell to the fridge the tray had weird thick stickly brown liquid in it that really stunk. I probably need to clean it out more thouroughly and see it that helps. There is an internal freezer too, which doesn't close reliably so...
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    smelly water dripping out back of fridge every week

    Just moved into a new flat and the fridge is a problem. About once a week I have to pull it out and clean smelly water out of a funny plastic tray. Is there any way to stop this happening or do I just need to buy a new fridge? It's a Curry's Essentials fridge btw Thanks for nay help! back of...
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    toilet cistern not filling

    Thanks Terry - much appreciated!
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    toilet cistern not filling

    Hi, I'm hoping there will be a simple fix to this problem. I looked at teh FAQs but couldn't work it out :( Pressed the flush, it flushed, but is continuing to flush and the cistern is not filling up. Water is shooting out of the black pipe on the right, but the cistern is not filling up. I...
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    Shower installers used Dowsil 796 for PVC U, Glass and brickwork

    We had a new shower put in by our Letting Agent's odd-job men, to replace the old shower that had some leaking issues to the flat downstairs. I noticed they used Dowsil 796 Neutral Silicone designed for PVC, glass and brickwork. How worried should I be? Will it get really moldy? Or leak...
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    Washing machine plumbing - does this look correct?

    Oh nice one! That was really simple. Thanks
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    Washing machine plumbing - does this look correct?

    Hi Thanks The Real Pin and Just Pumps do you mean like this? DSC_0600 by Sticklebricks posted 26 Jul 2017 at 11:45 AM Weird how the 'plumber' from the letting agent couldn't sort this out!
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    Washing machine plumbing - does this look correct?

    My washing machine has a tendency to fill up with dirty water after use. Told the letting agent and someone came round to fix it. They said there was a problem with the under sink plumbing. In the end they didn't do much to it and it is better than it was but instead of getting rid of the...
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    Hi-fi stereo keeps cutting out

    Thanks Lucid. I'll buy a UK figure 8 wire and check the cables at the back. Plus I'll investigate the wall socket. Cheers
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    Hi-fi stereo keeps cutting out

    Hello, My stereo switches on fine and will start playing music, but the power always cuts out suddenly after a few minutes. This started happening a while ago but it seemed to get a lot better when I bought a new adapter plug for it. (It has a European plug so it comes with a Euro to UK...
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