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    switch to a timer for night lights

    Thanks, i have seen the timer light switches but wasnt sure if there was anything out there that could do the job, currently is simply a 1 gang light switch
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    switch to a timer for night lights

    I stay in an apartment and the lights in the courtyard are run off a light switch in my apartment. The lights are not infr red activated so i want to change the light switch to a socket which the lights can then be activated by a timer, is that ok ?
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    Garage door paint

    No, its one of these mixed Dulux colours, is just to freshen it up, the doors must be 40 yrs old and had numerous coats of paint on them, ill just wash them, rub down where needed and start painting, just wondered if emulsion would be ok underneath the gloss and on top of the old gloss which is...
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    Garage door paint

    Using an external metal gloss paint to paint a garage door, existing colour is a burgundy and the colour to put on is a deep olive green. I know it would take a few coats to get this on but is there an issue if i use a green emulsion as a base coat ?
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    Bit of damp or old plaster

    The loft wall is bone dry , this has been slowly getting worse for over a year so not drastic. The glittering is at the lowest point of the roof. I think these walls are lime based plaster so I don't know if this is anything to do with it. The areas do not feel wet but do feel cold.
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    Bit of damp or old plaster

    Here you go, my property is on the left
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    Bit of damp or old plaster

    Hi I got a bit of discolouring in one of the bedrooms halfway up the wall. These are very old houses and i dont know if this is caused by old plaster or what. There looks nothing obvious outside, do i need to get someone to look at this or paint over it ?
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    Damp but from where

    Hi I have attached some photos of an issue that seems to be getting worse. You will see that underneath the coving in the lounge there is a damp patch, this has been getting worse over the past 5 months, coincided around same time as had windows changed. We have a porch fitted and the damp area...
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    Water pressure with combi boiler

    I got a rental flat where the tenant is saying that the pressure coming out of the shower head is too much for her and is quite painful for her as she has a joint condition. I think i have 2 options to assist, 1 is to change the shower head for a bigger one so there is less pressure or reduce...
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    Boiler drain.

    Thanks, think i'll cut it out and replace elbow.
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    Boiler drain.

    My boiler line travels behind my cupboards and go into the waste pipe from the sink. There is some sort of check valve in the line which where it terminates into the waste pipe is 40mm. An elbow in that line is leaking slightly, is there a compound i could run around the joint to seal it?
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    Changing a tap

    The current tap has a small lever / rod at the back to activate the plug hole. Will a new tap work with the old plug hole / pop up waste as long as there is a lever / rod with it or do i need to change both the tap and pop up waste
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    Changing a tap

    I got to change out a leaking tap, it is a mixer type in a bathroom sink. I have attached a picture of the underside, does a new tap come with everything new, ie the 2 long bolts, plate which is guess secures the tap in place ?, whats a good make of tap.
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    Minimum door frame size

    I know but the door is a white oak, 4 panel, glazed with raised beading on it, height is 2032mm although i may need to put a standard 1981mm door and then get the correct width door as that is available in 30". Another option maybe to take some off the 32" door, does anyone know how much veneer...
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    Minimum door frame size

    I am looking at fitting another door in my hallway, i am trying to match the oak doors i have and can only get one in a 32" width, 35mm thick. I have a width of 36 5/8", what would be a minimum size for a door frame, ideally i would use a 3"PSE which would be 2 3/4" planed, if i could get a 30"...
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