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    No hot water in taps, but central heating working fine

    Hi, I have a Glowworm Flexicom 18hx condensation boiler. I can set the central heating temperature on the device, and I have a thermostat controller (Honeywell CM907) where I set the heating schedule. I don't have any other controller to set the hot water (tap) temperature. AND this system has...
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    What tape to use for wall edges and corners

    Hi all, Could someone kindly advise what is a good tape to use for wall edges and corners, before I paint the wall. Please share name of product. Thanks.
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    Advice on new shed

    Hi, I'm looking to build a new shed 4.2mx4.2m. I'm not really interested in the visual appeal of the sides and the back, as it will be next to the fence and hence not visible. So, I was thinking of getting plywood boards...
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    Black paint at bottom of house

    Hi, Could someone please help me with what is the black paint I see at the bottom of houses on the exterior? I assume it’s some waterproof paint. Mine has worn off so looking to repaint this summer.... but I don’t know what to buy. Please advise. Thanks.
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    How to fix crack in ceiling plaster

    Hi, I've got a crack in the ceiling plaster on the first floor. The paint has detached from the ceiling wood and there is a small gap between the paint and the wood. I'm thinking of using a tape to fix get that gap fixed - which is basically taping that paint back in place. Then using some...
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    How to fix opening crack in ceiling

    Hi, On the first floor of my terraced house, the front part protrudes from the front facade and instead of tiles above, it has a flat roof. Taken this image from Google Maps. Now this part of the ceiling has been suffering from condensation leading to a light mould growth. There is also a...
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    Right additive to make cement waterproof

    Hi everyone, Happy New year. I moved into a house recently and noticed that the area around the doors and windows were filled with foam and I now see water seeping inside and wetting the walls. I want to put a layer of cement around the door and window to block this seepage. I'm a first time...
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    Mould growth - How is it happening here

    Hi, I'm having mould growth happening on this part of the ceiling. It's the front facing bedroom which has a flat roof above. I guess it's covered with felt. I live in a mid-terraced house. Any suggestions what is causing this and what can be done to get rid of this? I've used mould remover, but...
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    Mould growth - how is this appearing here

    Hi, I'm having mould growth happening on this part of the ceiling. It's the front facing bedroom which has a flat roof above. I live in a mid-terraced house. Any suggestions what is causing this and what can be done to get rid of this? I've used mould remover, but it just keeps coming back. The...
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    Manvier Alarm reset

    Hi all, I got an alarm system in my house, and this is a smoke alarm connected to it. It got triggered when I sprayed air freshener under it. I acknowledged the alarm on the main board by entering my PIN. However, this red light has not gone off. How do I get rid of this red light? I don't have...
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    Change kitchen tap

    Hi, My kitchen tap is leaking and I want to change it altogether. I bought a new one from screwfix. inorder to fix the new one, do i need any sealent between the tap and the sink on the top part? and can i reuse the bottom fittings to seal the new tap or will i need to buy new fittings? tia
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    what is this sealant

    Hi, Could someone please tell me what is this sealant which is used to seal the edges between pvc trims. It's a Soudal product, but I couldn't see the specific name which the contractor was using. I need to buy this to seal some other windows in the house. Thanks.
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    How to fill an airvent in the wall

    I have a hole, 10cm in diameter in my 1st floor bedroom. It's a hole through and through the wall. This hole is located say 20cms from floor level. I have no idea why this hole was drilled - other than getting air in the room I want to block this hole as I get a lot of cold air during winter...
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    How to fix gap in upvc backdoor

    Hi, I have a upvc door which opens into my backyard. There is a gap between the black seal and the door, when the door is closed. On a windy day/night, I can feel the cold air coming through this gap and the entire room gets cold. Is there any way I can fix this? I was thinking I buy a seal like...
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    Scantronic 9753 exit installer mode issue

    Hi all, I have a Scantronic 9853 alarm system. There was a smoke alarm triggered a while back when I sprayed the room with air freshner (stupid system). This alarm is still active and I did not know how to clear it. I accessed the system and went into installer mode. Now when i try to exist the...
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