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    Remove rubber seal stuck to basin?

    I took the advice of Madrab and used Meths but this did not remove the rubber marks. However, the white spirit removed it instantly. Thanks everyone it is now sorted.
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    Remove rubber seal stuck to basin?

    I was hoping not to scratch the basin. I will try all of the above. Thanks Gerry
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    Remove rubber seal stuck to basin?

    Hi, I am replacing the pop-up waste on a small basin in my toilet but parts of the old rubber seal are now stuck. Is there a simple way of removing this from the basin without me damaging anything? Thanks in advance. Gerry
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    Tidy up inside window frames

    Hi Gazman Great, Google tells me there is a Eurocell branch less than 4 miles from me (y) Many thanks Gerry
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    Tidy up inside window frames

    Hi Ken, I suspected this may be soundproofing. They also run across the top and some of them hang loose. The top ones are held by metal pins in the frame. Instead of ply could I get thin white pvc trim of 6 to 8 inches width to cover? Gerry
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    Tidy up inside window frames

    Hi, Recently moved to a 60 year old bungalow. The walls are narrow cavity and where I am used to the point inside the window being plastered off. In this property it is faced off with some type of fibre board tiles. Picture attached. There is also secondary glazing for soundproofing. What...
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    Replace imperial hinge with metric?

    Hi Notch7 Many thanks for your advice. It is not an egress window so I shall get some ordered. Gerry
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    Replace imperial hinge with metric?

    Hi, I need to change the 16 inch side hung hinges on upvc window. The nearest I can get some is from Screwfix but they are metric and and 1 cm longer. Will these be ok or will I have a problem? Thanks for any advice. Gerry
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    Miele w989i door hinges

    Thanks Richard, Miele have responded with the part numbers but out of stock until next week. I have ordered them at £11.50 each.
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    Miele w989i door hinges

    Hi, We have recently moved house and the kitchen has built in appliances. The washing machine door will not close without slamming it. We were told by the previous owner that it was a problem that started when the rubber door seal was changed. The elderly lady had the machine maintained by...
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    Handrinse basin for small toilet?

    Thanks for all your replies. The rounded corner is a good idea. Plenty of options online. Happy to pay for best quality. Any made in UK?
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    Handrinse basin for small toilet?

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good quality compact wash basin? I move home on Thursday and the first task is to install one. The toilet is separated from the bathroom and does not have a wash basin. The attached image shows my best option looks like placing the basin opposite the toilet roll...
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    Best quality letter plate for composite door?

    Thanks Gazman16 I have searched the web and found Yale admitted to this problem a few years ago. /0']http://www.doubleglazingblogger.com/2012/03/yale-supply-problems/#iLightbox%5Bgallery1392%5D/0 I will get the Trojan as a replacement. Gerry
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    Best quality letter plate for composite door?

    Hi, the Yale branded gold colured letter plate on our 5 year old composite door is corroding very badly. I would idealy like to replace this with a UK made brass letter plate but this may not be as simple as I thought as the cassette type fitted now has a full width opening rather than 2 holes...
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    Best kitchen mixer taps for low pressure (bungalow)

    Hi, when I moved in to this bungalow and changed the old kitchen, I made the mistake of fitting a ceramic valve mixer tap (Astracast). I quickly learned this was a mistake as there was no hot water pressure and fitted a standard Bristan mixer. This was fine for 6 years but recently the cold...
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