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    Does laminate in upstairs cloakroom need to be waterproof?

    Hi We're having a new sink and toilet in our little upstairs cloakroom. There's no bath or shower and it gets very little use (occassional quick pee/wash hands). Do I need water resistant laminate or will the non water resistant stuff do? Thanks in advance
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    Worcester combi boiler losing pressure

    Part was warranted not labour
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    Worcester combi boiler losing pressure

    Turns out it was indeed a cracked main heat exchanger. Luckily enough our plumber knew that even though the boiler was only warrantied for 5 yeas, the heat exchanger had a 10 year warranty. Excellent customer service from Worcester/Bosch, out the next day, flat rate of about £190 for 3 hours...
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    Worcester combi boiler losing pressure

    Hi, sorry, I now there have been similar threads but thought I would post my own specific circumstances and the investigations so far 9 Year old Worcester 38 Cdi (combi) Losing pressure over the last week. Basically I fill it in the morning to 1.5/2 bars and by bedtime (10.30 ish) it's down to...
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    wallpapering a sloping wall under eaves advice please

    Thanks so much, only thing is, as I said in previous post, I'm not papering the left hand wall, that's being left painted, only the sloping wall is being papered, so that simplifies things. Once again though thanks for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.
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    wallpapering a sloping wall under eaves advice please

    There we go, see attached. As I say, it's the sloping wall with the mirror to be papered, the wall to the left will just be left painted. As well as advice re best way to paper it, could someone tell me the correct terminology for that kind of wall please so I don't over-explain and confuse...
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    wallpapering a sloping wall under eaves advice please

    Hi, I'm not even sure of the terminology here so bear with me! I'm going to wallpaper a feature wall in our bedroom which slopes into the eaves i.e. it's a normal straight vertical wall for the first 175cm or so then it slopes out towards you as you look at it to join on to the ceiling for...
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    I'll do that, I like a wee bit of detective work!
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    To be honest, because it's only going to be used for a desk lamp and because we've got the modern 13A socket on the same wall for anything else, I've ordered this unswitched 5A round pin socket and I'll just wire a round pin plug to the table lamp we will be using...
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    Great, that's what I'll do. The socket is in a wee alcove in the bedroom which is the perfect size for a desk, so a small lamp was what was going to go on it anyway. Thanks for taking the time to reply, much appreciated. Steve
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    Removing the fuse that kills the upstairs lights switches the round pin socket off (the socket is in an upstairs bedroom). So I'm guessing it is wired to that circuit (5A fuse in the fusebox). I'm guessing that the advice will be that it cannot therefore be swapped out to a modern socket? If...
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    So, wired the old round pin plug to a lamp. The lamp turns on and off as you would expect it to from the socket but turning the ceiling lights on and off has no effect on it so it does not seem to be on the lighting circuit.
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    Thanks, make sense and I can do that. If the lamp does switch on and off with the ceiling light switch, what then? Can I swap it out for a modern socket?
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    Sorry, don't know
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    Changing old round pin socket for modern one?

    Hi, we have for some reason I cannot fathom, just the one round pin socket in an upstairs bedroom which we've never used in the 20 years we've lived here (the socket, not the bedroom!). All the other sockets in the house are modern ones, including the one in the attached picture below the round...
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    Conservatory heat problems ? window film?

    Daughter and her partner have just had a rep from this company round and seem keen to go with it, any thoughts? Seems to be quilted aluminium foil sheets on the inside (!) of the windows held in place by tongue and groove upvc boards cut to size, reviews seem okay but I'm not convinced given...
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    Conservatory heat problems ? window film?

    Weirdly that's along the lines of what I'm thinking now. Not a dust sheet but if there was a big sheet of reflective material, a bit like what you use on car windscreens that could be attached via hooks in the brickwork on the house just above the conservatory and then again at the far end of...
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    Conservatory heat problems ? window film?

    Sorry, should have been clearer, the roof is polycarbonate and it's just the roof we were hoping to do something with.
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    Conservatory heat problems ? window film?

    Hi, hope this is in the correct forum for this question (mods feel free to move) Despite the fact that we live in Scotland, my daughters south facing conservatory is way too hot during the summer (a common problem I know). Winters are fine because she has a log burner in there now but we were...
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    PIR sensor in security light keeps triggering...help!

    Bit tricky this since it's not my property but, if it is a duff sensor would there be any problem asking my neighbour to switch off power to his house mains, me disconnecting the sensor and terminating the live and neutral feeds in a connector block in the recess then just screwing the now...
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