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    Strange activation reported by neighbour but nothing in log.

    I have an Accenta G4 and whilst out shopping for a short while and with the alarm not set the alarm apparently activated. My neighbour only told me 3 days later so I looked in the logs and there is record of an activation. I remember that I had some issues with the bellhouse tamper when I...
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    Shower ventilation and condensation getting trapped.

    I had been looking at fitting a roof ventilation tile in order to vent bathroom condensation in place of the current setup. Currently I have a 4" Centrifugal fan connected via flexible ventilation hose to a vent on the outside wall (all in the loft). I wondered if it would easier (and...
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    Joining 2x Mdf boards?

    Hi everyone, Apologies for any incorrectly used words as I am not a carpenter. How would somebody go about joining 2x Mdf boards edge to edge? I have seen in other woods where dowels or biscuits have been used but wasn't sure if that applied to Mdf as it seems very different internally...
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    Quick question. How to remove a roof tile?

    My roof has Marley sussex roof tiles and when the weather gets better I want to fit a vent tile for my bathroom. I know that the tiles sits on battens fixed to the roof timbers. But are the actual tiles nailed down or is it just the top row and then all the others below it just rest on each...
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    Recommend a Vent tile to replace Marley Wessex roof tile?

    Can anybody recommend a good vent tile to replace a Marley Wessex? I really need to fit a bathroom extractor and venting it straight upwards through the roof is the easiest route.
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    UPvc Exterior door, non standard sizes???

    My UPvc back door needs replacing on my house built around 1970's. I looked on line and found loads of different door designs and they appeared to be in a number of standardized sizes. I measured the door and find it to be an unusual size. The height is 2040mm which appears to be a normal...
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    Shed electrics from garage electrics?

    I plan to get a shed sometime this year so as to be able to move a lot of stuff that currently fills my garage. In my garage (attached to my home) I have a direct feed from the main CU to a second smaller Cu in the garage which has an Rcd and 2x mcbs (one is for the light and the other for...
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    Meter change. Why is access to house needed?

    Im having my meter changed from an Economy 7 meter to a standard meter since we haven't had Economy 7 storage heating for over 20 years since our village went to oil (we have no gas!). The electrical company are insisting the engineer may need access to the house and I asked why as the meter...
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    Advice on whether i'll need to get an electrician in?

    My outlaw's oven has packed up so they went to Currys and ordered a new oven and a matching hob and paid for installation. When Curry's turned up they looked at the wiring (which is a single cooker cable outlet below the worktop from a cooker switch above the worktop) and said "we can't...
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    Are these quantities right for concrete?

    1.2 m x 1.8 m x 150mm c20 (1:2:4). Allowing for wastage, 6 cement, 12 sharp sand and 24 aggregate? Seems a lot for what seems to be a relatively small volume (0.324m3). ???
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    V4043H actuators are they interchangeable???

    Is the actuator head from say a 1056 the same as the 1106? My dad's 1106 has just failed. The teeth are worn so that the microswitch is not made because the toothed plate never reaches it as it slips. No plans to change the valve body as it appears to operate just fine by hand. But unless...
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    Fixing pipe clips to plasterboard on plaster/Breeze blocks!!

    Having a nightmare trying to get double pipe clips to securely fix to a wall which is a thin skim on top of plasterboard on top of plaster on top of breeze block. Using frame fixings is making a mess and cracking the plaster. Anything bigger than a size 8 fixing the head is massive in the...
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    Concrete fence under roof overhang??? Anybody done this???

    I want to extend my fence up to my garage which a single storey flat roof. The obvious problem being that I wouldn't be able to slide in or out a fence panel due to the overhang of the soffit. The simplest way I could see was to use an end post and grind off one of the lips (turning a...
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    Boundary question. Has anybody come across this before?

    I have a question relating to my boundary which could apply to many other peoples boundaries and as yet I have not been able to find an answer. My deeds show a plan view of my home within my street. The boundary is marked by a red outline, however my question is this. My garage is on the...
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    Best wood for long term external exposure???

    I need to make two gallows/corbel type brackets for a pair of Bow windows. What would be the recommended wood to use? Plus what if any additional treatment/paint should I use to further help protect the wood? Thanks in advance.
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    Consumer unit and lights require adding to Rcd circuit?

    I was talking to an electrician today about having an additonal light fitted into our living room and he said that recent changes to the electrical regulations require that all new lighting circuits need to be on an Rcd circuit. This got me to thinking.... Does that mean only new circuits...
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    Twisted wood. Help please.....

    I popped into my nearest Diy store (18 miles away!) and bought 2 lengths of planed whitewood 47mm x 94mm. Unfortunately it did not occur to me at the time to check the wood and I had to cut off about 300mm from the 2.4m length to get it into my car. However when I got home and laid it out...
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    Electrical check for new extension certification????

    I have just had an extension built and the only remaining task to be completed is for the electrics to be certified to the council so we can get a completion certificate. The only problem is that the builders electrician is messing us around and we have spent weeks waiting for him to come and...
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    A quick question about rad sizes.....

    I need a new radiator in a room which has had the old one removed due to having work done in the room. The window in the room is 1.8mm wide. Having used a number of rad sizing calculators on the internet they all come up with pretty much the same figure for the size of room I have (including...
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    Rad brackets, plasterboard onto lightweight thermalite wall.

    I recently have had some work in my lounge and it the builder plasterboarded over the original plaster/render onto the thermalite block wall. As the plaster boards were dot and dabbed, in order to fix the rad brackets to the wall do I need any kind of special fixings to go through the...
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