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    Bath Install

    Good morning all. Just wondering if there's a standard height for a bath to be installed at? I need to fit a new bath for a friend whos builder hasn't shown, but she has no bath panel at the moment, and I wouldn't want to install it too high or too low. any pointers greatly appreciated...
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    Dropping water pressure with extras - Help Please!

    Hi everyone, dusting off the tools again and got myself involved in a bit of a renovation. (if there was an Emoji for hangs head in shame it would go here)... While helping out with a bathroom replacement - and trying to work out the best shower solution, it seems the water pressure in the...
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    BulkHead replacements

    Hi all, Its been a while since I have been on here... hope everyone is doing ok? Anyway... In the office we have three very old Bulkhead style lights. 2 x Thorn 1x38W 2D POLYLUX units 1x Apollo Pizza Lamp 28w 2a 4 pin ip 65 rated. I am looking for replacement units, preferably LED, and...
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    TV installation, Internal Cavity Walls and cable routing dimlema

    I wasn't sure if to post it here or in A/V .... but here goes... 2 year old house, Bedroom internal Stud wall, with insulation. Currently has ring main and Ariel sockets. I have installed a TV bracket high up the wall, and now need to run some power to the bracket area, ideally internal of the...
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    Location of fused switches for washer and tumble

    Currently we have washer isolator fused switch above worktop for washing machine, however I want to put a tumble drier on this worktop and create a tall larder cupboard to one side - wall is at other side. What is best practice here: Could move fused isolator up above tumble drier (near...
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    Alarm in new build

    Hi all, Im about to embark on buying a new build house, prior to carpets going in, Im considering throwing some cables around and one of the jobs is going to be an alarm system. Does anyone have any recommendations for an upgradable wired alarm system I could self install? Thanks in...
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    Outside light off internal light curcuit

    Hi all, I am away at the momment, and my parents are having some work done. Outside light fitting. With an internal switch. They have been quoted to take a feed of of spare room light, trunk across cieling and down wall to a switch, then drill through wall to new light. Any...
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    Currys Essensials Dishwasher prob

    Hi All, as per the title, the dishwasher has a problem. The wife told me it wasnt working properly, about a week ago, so I in my wisdom decided a filter clean and an expensive flusher would sort it out. How wrong... It seems its not heating the water, or drying properly. Anyone any...
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    White Knight Dryer busted

    Hi all, Our dryer managed to suck up a small plastic bag with a button in it. (The kind you get a spare button) with cloathes. Anyway, updon dismanteling, and removing the bag I noticed and made worse damage to the plastic housing that guides air to the fan, and also the condenser. (Must...
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    Simple extension question

    Hi all... I urgently need to put some power to the other end if my garage and im considering the following... As its only temporary and using what i have available. 10 meters if 1.5mm fte fitted with 13 amp 3pin plug at on end, and 4gang outlet at the other. All fastened to joists with...
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    Kerosene Oil supply

    Hi all, Is it possible to buy Kerosene by the gallon? Ive been offered some old kerosene heaters and lamps, but cant seem to find anywhere I can buy in less than 100 ltrs etc. Her in doors wont let me siphen it out of the tank to use down the alotment...lol Anyone any ideas...
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    Bloomin Ring Curtains

    Hi all, My other half in her wisdom baught some nice looking ring curtains. I did the job as requested to fit new shiny pole and attach curtains... Anyone any suggestions as to the best way of adding blackout to them, as they are very thin... Ive googled and not come up with anything, and...
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    Oil Boiler problems

    Hi all, ive a couple of problems with the oil boiler. Its a GRANT Vortex Combi 26. I decided to fire things up and check everything is working ok prior to the winter. I first of all notice that 4 out of th 6 rads upstairs were only getting warm half way so decided to bleed them. System...
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    Tiling / Mirror Question

    Hi all, We have a completely tiled ensuit and I want to fit a mirror, but without drilling the tiles as I dont have spares. Is there a specific double sided pad I should use? Mirror size is going to be approx 2ft x 2ft (600mmx600mm) Im thinking sticky pads, as i may want to remove it...
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    Diplomat ADP 3300 Oven User guide

    Hi all, I dont soppose anyone has a copy of the User manual for the Diplomat ADP 3300 Oven? Weve just moved into a house where one is installed however whoever cleaned it obviosly scrubbed too hard and rubbed off all the labeling for each button..... Just wish they had cleaned the interior...
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    extractor hood bulb identification

    Hi all, We have an extractor where both bulbs have blown. (dont know when as we just moved in) Both current bulbs are PHILIPS 40w XE7 220 - 240V However im struggling to find them anywhere - simlar ones are obtainable but not the XE7 `s. Anyone recomend a replacment? or source...
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    Moved house

    Hi all, Just a heads up!!! Ive moved house and going to have lots of questions... Ill try post in relevent areas, looking forward to you guys n gals helping me out again.... Rgds M.A.
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    PVCu door "SashGuard" fitting

    Hi all, Ive recently purchased a couple of Sashguards for our PVCu doors, they didnt come with any fixings, or instuctions - however seem straighforward enough to fit. i do have two questions: 1. Which way round to they normally go? (The only rotate 180 degrees), so do you have them lock...
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    Electric Storage Heater Cover project - "Babysafe"

    Hi all, My little boy is all but ready to start crawling and creating caos - Ive been tasked with the project of babysafing the house and creating a play area in the living room. The corner chosen has a night stoage heater, so I am looking at ways to make some kind of cover. This still has...
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    Data Cabling Cat5e / Cat6 install ??

    Hi all, My question is if to use LSZH cable or PVC... it used to be if trunked use PVC as the LSZH wasnt worth the extra cost as the trunking would outway it benefits, and that LSZH was slightly less flexible. Not sure if any regs have changed, so thought id see if anyone knew or had an...
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