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    Honeywell Digital Timer : digits missing sections even with fresh batteries

    How long should a digital timer last ? Our one had sections of some of the digits missing, so I assumed the battery was low. I've just put in fresh batteries and the problem is still there .. is it time to exchange the unit Model is CM927
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    How long will an unopened tube of white silicone last ?

    Yes, just seen the replies now ... have actually done the work .. it was OK thanks anyway
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    How long will an unopened tube of white silicone last ?

    As the title says.. I have a tube of white silicone which has the product date of 28/04/21 I'm not sure if that was the date it was made or whether it's a 'use by' date Will it still be Ok to use now .. between worktop and tile splashback ? thanks
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    Trying to pressurize Worcester boiler ... leaking water

    Brilliant ! All working now ... well I've turned it off again now ... we can live with '10 minute boosts' as and when required. many thanks
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    Trying to pressurize Worcester boiler ... leaking water

    Firstly, many thanks for your reply. I wasn't pushing it in hard enough, so did it again and all seemed fine ... water rushing into the system. I let the pressure get to 1.5. With great excitement I turned on the heating, with the thermostat .. the temperature creeped up on the boiler, then oh...
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    Trying to pressurize Worcester boiler ... leaking water

    We have not used our heating yet this year, but thought we would this evening. An error is showing on the boiler which look s like -11- the pressure needle is on the red / green line .. so I assume the pressure is too low ... I repressurized it last year I think I insert the white key ...
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    How do you lay vinyl near a cooker ?

    On Monday we are getting plywood and cushion flooring laid in the kitchen. We have an electric cooker hard-wired in, so what is the best way to lay the flooring next to it please ? I couldn't lift it, even if I wanted to as I was thinking of putting a large block of wood below it, so the...
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    Tiling for newbie .. cuts 46mm at each end ??

    I am tiling a splashback to the kitchen. the window wall has two corners (surprise surprise) .. one that is very visible when you walk in to the room and the other, not so much .. anyway the food processor is in the corner. Measuring the length and having cuts at each end would mean having 45mm...
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    Flashband : Do I need primer ?

    A neighbour has just pointed out to me that there is a section of felt loose at the side of our dormer window roof. It looks as if the felt has broken along the corner (roof to the fascia board) with one section just hanging (1m in length) We have a bungalow and with the layout, it's an easy...
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    Primer, undercoat and gloss .. For 8 new doors

    We have just had 8 doors fitted, so now it's time for me to paint them :( The joiner explained that I should prime the edges, then undercoat and gloss the whole door. I have always used oil-based paints, but with doors, the drying time may be too long and awkward too, so he recommended...
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    What is a decent carbon monoxide detector ?

    I want to buy a couple of carbon monoxide detectors and as usual, there is a vast number of options to choose from. I just want the battery-type ones ... maybe there are hard-wired ones too .. I'm not sure Could somebody provide a link to a decent quality, reliable alarm please, or at least...
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    Where's the best place to buy door furniture please ?

    We are about to get all the doors in our house changed so as well as the doors we'll need ironmongery. The joiner suggested looking on the Howdens website and picking doors etc there The existing frames etc are white, so it would make sense to either get clear pine doors (to paint later) or...
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    Where's the best place to buy internal doors ?

    We are (well, wife really) wanting to replace the original flat ply internal doors with new doors, so have been looking online. B&Q have a good selection, but if i recall, not many trades folk actually buy their doors at B&Q .. that's more for the DIY gang. Where is the best place to buy doors...
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    Can I use an expandable hose with a pressure washer ?

    OP here ... thanks for your replies. Yes, it's wanted to go from the tap to the pressure unit, not from the unit to the lance
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    Can I use an expandable hose with a pressure washer ?

    Can I use an expandable hosepipe with a pressure washer, or is the pressure too high ? I have a Bosch AQT 33-11 which has a maximum pressure of 110 bar thanks !