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    Tecnik dishwasher tripping rcd after 10-15 minutes of run

    Hi, My tecnik dishwasher is tripping the rcd after 10-15 run. There is no cold cycle to test if heating element is the culprit. Is it worth even calling the electrician or better off replacing it directly? I am reluctant to pay £50-60 and eventually paying 250 to replace it. Thanks Neeraj
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    Messed up newel post

    Hi, I had one of the "rated person" carpenter do some work who has done the shoddiest of jobs ever. I was being silly not watching over him. Anyway, here is the problem. We were getting new banisters and newel post fitted as only part of the staircase had banisters. He cut off the old post...
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    How to re-pressurize Ideal Isar boiler

    Hi, I have a Ideal-Isar combi boiler. Radiators at the first floor are hot at the bottom 1/4 part but very cold above that bit. After reading somewhere I checked the pressure at the boiler and it is nearly 0. I have never increased the pressure myself so confused how to do it and the manual...
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    Leaking waste trap

    Hi, I have a new basin installed sometime back and the plumber did a real shoddy job and now I have a leak from under the basin. Basically it is leaking from the black bit in the image below. It seems like it is a single piece in the basin and not sure what to do to stop the leak...
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    What edging under sliding door

    I am fitting a laminate floor and this needs to be connected to the tiled floor in the en-suite. The en-suite has a sliding door. What kind of edging will I need to get for connecting these two floors? I found threshold edging on US websites. Wondering what is it called in UK? Thanks Neeraj
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    Permitted development when extending on the side

    I have a garage on the side of my end of terrace house (block of 4 terrace houses). The garage is attached to my outer wall. However, from the end of the garage to the end of remainder of the house is around 3.5m. If I wanted to build on the area that is behind the garage and next to rest...
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    Shower attached to mixer tap won't shut off

    Hi, The shower attached to the mixer tap does not close properly and water keeps running slowly but steadily. I opened the cap to see if there is something I can replace but not sure I am able to figure out. Please see below 1. Shower and tap with cap removed: 2. Shower knob close...
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    Painting over plastered plywood

    Hello All, I just got my room plastered. The room has an old fireplace which has been closed using a plywood for some time. The chap plastered over it. Now before I paint it I'm wondering if there is any chance of it cracking? Should I just do first watered coat of paint and two normal...
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    Plaster stuck on skirting board... How to paint?

    Hello all, I got someone to skim the walls of a room in 1930s. I was hoping to paint the room after that. However, there is plaster all over the skirting. Sanding is painful and still not removing plaster from every where. What options do I have: 1. Sand the whole skirting board and...
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    How much does it cost to put a plaster board on ceiling

    I have a lathe plaster ceiling which needs to be taken down and replaced with plaster board and skimmed. The room is 12'7 X 11. How much should it cost to get it done? I guess £100 for materials but not sure about labour.
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    How much does it cost to put a plaster board on ceiling

    I have a lathe plaster ceiling which needs to be taken down and replaced with plaster board and skimmed. The room is 12'7 X 11. How much should it cost to get it done? I guess £100 for materials but not sure about labour.
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    How to shut down water to flush system

    Hi, This might be a very silly question but I have never done this before. Just moved into this house and two button flush system is broken. If you press the button with 2 dots it never stops. I guess I need to change the flush system. However, to change the flush valve system, I need to...
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    Thick skirting over a wooden decorated wall

    I am looking to put laminate floor in a room which has half of the walls decorated with some kind of wood. At the bottom, matching skirting boards have been glued to the wall. How can I take off these skirting boards and then re-fit after putting the floor? I have also enclosed images of the...
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