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    Backfilling material for driveway?

    Hi all, I've been digging out the front garden and had the soil taken away in a skip, however our plans have changed slightly and I now need to raise the dug out area by an inch or two.. Before laying the MOT and finishing gravel. What is the best material to use to top the level back up, so...
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    Dug through underground pipe :(

    So, I was digging out a trench on the front of the house today ready for laying a pipe to a soakaway box and have struck through a clay pipe with the shovel :( There is water leaking from it at a constant rate, until the water around it was about level with the pipe. The pipe is running...
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    Widening driveway - advice please

    Hi All, We currently have a single width driveway (tarmac) with grass to one side. In a few weeks time I'm planning to make use of the easter weekend to widen it so we can park two cars side by side. I plan to dig the grass, put in some base material, and then have concrete poured into the new...
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    Fitting a bathroom extractor fan using humidistat

    Hi All, I'm thinking about getting on of these; http://www.screwfix.com/p/xpelair-dx100h-axial-bathroom-extractor-fan-with-humidistat-timer/95442 to fit above our shower. I'd like to make use of the humidistat so that it just turns on / off as required - this way, in the mornings we can...
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    Dimming LED Spot lights

    Hi All, We have a bunch of GU10 spotlights in our living room (unfortunatley!) and have replaced the 50w bulbs with 9w dimmable LED units. I'd like to swap our light switch for a dimmer, but I'm not sure if anything else would be required for LED lighting.. The lights are 240v and AFAIK...
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    Can I remove these studs without affecting floor joist?

    Hey all, I've got the week off work to do some under the stairs conversion and after ripping off the plasterboard I'm wondering if it's ok to remove the two marked studs below? The area used to be a cupboard (door was on the right where there are no horizontals). The upright marked in...
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    Under stairs conversion, can I remove this piece?

    The title pretty much sums this one up, our staircase is next to our living room and it has a plasterboard wall separating it with a small door way to make the area underneath the stairs into a cupboard. What we'd like to do is remove some of the plasterboard wall to make the area into more...
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    Worcester 28i Junior - Cutting out after few minutes

    Hi, The title pretty much describes my problem - A few days ago our boiler started playing up, the hot water went cold and we noticed the fault light on the boiler was flashing 4 times a sec. After holding the fault button and leaving the boiler for ~30 minutes or so it will fire up again...
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    Crimps not staying - am I using the right type / size ?

    Hi all, I'm lowering a socket in our kitchen at the moment and the cable is not long enough (socket was at head height due to being used for a tall fridge freezer) I've read about extending the cable and how if it's not going to be accesible (i'm going to repair the area where the socket...
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    Y Adaptor for Washing Machine - Constantly leaks...

    Hi Guys, Recently purchased a dishwasher and I plumbed it in a yesterday, I got one of these for the inlet; http://www.screwfix.com/prods/15272/Plumbing/Washing-Machine-Accs/Washing-Machine-Y-Piece-BSP So that we can use the existing water feed from the washing machine to also feed the...
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    How do I remove this UPVC hinge ?

    Hey all, We are getting quite a draught coming between the door and frame on our UPVC front door, it's on the hinge side and I've popped the covers off to have a look at it. There are hex screws to adjust the door left to right and back / forth (closer/further from the frame). I've wound up...
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    Mouldy uPVC windows/doors & condensation :(

    Hi all, We moved into our first house around a year ago and have recently noticed that there is black mould around most of the insides of the window frames at the bottom, and along the back door.. All of the windows in the house have condensation on them which is obviously causing the mould...
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    Low Flow head for electric shower ?

    Hi All, I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to fit a low flow head on an electric shower. We have a Mira Zest 8.5kw and have been getting very high electricity bills since moving into our first house (~£160 p.q.) and there is only two of us both working, and the whole house is fitted...
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