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    What's this clip called?

    In my Mr Fixit duties, I'm trying to get a mixer shower working for a friend. It's the original shower that was installed when building was built in the mid 1980s. The only thing wrong is the 'spinner', the thermostat control knob shaft doesn't engage on the spindle. (The complete shower is...
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    Battery Life

    Hello Don't quite know where to post this query... I have a piece of equipment that was bought in December 2005. It’s run by a Li-Ion, 7.4v 1500 mAh battery pack. I recharge the battery (8.4v, 0.9amp original manufacturers charger) as soon as the a ‘low battery’ symbol is displayed. I...
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    Hinge Caps

    Wow - thanks for all your help with this! The hinges pictured on the webpage you suggested: http://tinyurl.com/dypxap3 look exactly like the hinges on my door. I've emailed the supplier asking if I can buy (just) the caps. Once again, thanks for all your help.
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    Hinge Caps

    Thanks for your thoughts FYI: The cap is (21mm) square, with rounded corners.
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    Hinge Caps

    Hello all I have uPVC 'French' doors that are 20+ years old. (The maker has long gone out of business.) Each door has three external hinges. Each hinge has a plastic cap to keep the rain out. The hinge caps are breaking up - with age and sunlight. Does any one have any idea where I can...
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    Noisy window Sill

    Hello guys Many, many thanks for your thoughtful and ingenious replies! I loved the idea of squirting a watery cement into the sill. It would make it more solid than the old wooden one. Sounded a perfect solution. But when I examined the end of the sill... I've had the house...
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    Noisy window Sill

    Oh yes I did. When it rains hard and the wind blows from the north - I fully expect my uPVC to be noisy. Question is: How do I stop the noise?
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    Noisy window Sill

    Not sure where to post this query. Buildings / Roof & gutter etc. But here I am... The design of my 1930's house means that one window sill get 'bombed' with rain - if the wind is in the North - and the rain runs down the wall. There is no gutter or eave. When I had the original...
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    Leylandii Rust?

    Hi Thanks for your thoughts. I can't find the tests you are talking about. (Despite using Google, Bing etc.) Can you direct me to a site - please? One more question: You said "Assuming it has been cut properly". What do you mean? It has never occurred to be that there was a wrong way...
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    Leylandii Rust?

    But I've been hedge trimming them for 15+ years! Why would it start to die now?
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    Leylandii Rust?

    I might be alone on this forum, but I love my leylandii trees. The 14ft tall, regularly trimmed trees provide a dense hedge between my suburban garden and the road that runs along side my house. I have 25 trees in the hedge and I've had them about 15 to 18 years. But - one of the...
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    Password checking software

    I'd never heard of it before. but I've just found it and it looks good! Thanks for your assistance! :)
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    Password checking software

    I don't currently talk about a password manager. But it's a good idea - if I have enough time I'll tell my students about them. Thanks for the tip!
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    Password checking software

    Yes, I've got the internet at home - but not in the classroom. Thanks for the link - it was just what I needed. Perfect. :D Regards
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    Password checking software

    Hello I teach IT skills. (Word, Excel etc) We do not have access to the internet. I want to do a session on Computer Security. Part of the lesson will be on passwords. I know there are lots of websites where you can check the strength of your password. But with no internet access, we...
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    Kitchen fan with filter?

    Stem - thanks for your suggestion. I'll take a close look. Thanks
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    Kitchen fan with filter?

    Hello I have a Vent Axia fan (VA140) in the kitchen. It ducts straight through a 9" wall to the outside. It works fine. It's 12 years old and it wearing out. I could replace it with the modern equivalent. But... Cleaning it is a time consuming and messy job. Is there a 140mm...
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    Big Radiator Shelves

    Thanks for your reply. I'm based near Epsom - KT19. I hadn't thought of making them myself. Good idea! After i posted the question, I found www.saveonheat.co.uk There is nothing on their website that says they have shelves the size I want BUT they replied to an email saying they...
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    Big Radiator Shelves

    Hello I need new radiator shelves as I've fitted bigger radiators. But I'm having difficulty finding shelves the right size. My biggest radiator is 180cm long. They are all 'doubles' and the front of the rads are 15cm from the wall. (So the biggest shelf needs to be 185cm(+) x 16cm...
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    FM Aerial

    There is no real way of telling - without installing the aerial/s. It depends totally on how close the 'local' transmitter is and what power it has. My 'local' is only 1 mile away (I can see the transmitter) so it doesn't matter what way my aerial is pointing. It's such a thumping...
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