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    Mysterious damp - internal wall near front door

    Hi Can anyone suggest possible sources of a small damp patch that's appeared next to our front door? The house has thick 600 thick stone walls, and while it is technically an internal wall it is actually the end of the external one (if you know what I mean) being the doorway. There...
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    Wrong back boxes? and safely removing socket not needed

    Hi all and Happy New Year! So, new year, new problem. We have just stripped 6 layers of paper from a Edwardian house room, and three of the sockets have removed themselves along with the paper. 1. Two are plastic back boxes meant for plasterboard walls - the wall itself is brick covered...
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    flying earth!

    Thanks to those who helped me with my metal faceplates query. I should have asked at the time - where do I get the earthing wire from for those extra flying earths in for metal faceplates? I can't find it in my local diy store (there aren't that many round here). I have some twin & Earth...
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    Mysterious leak....

    We have been trying to find the source of a mysterious leak under the kitchen window. We have monoblock paving and the area is constantly wet. Have had the dishwasher/sink pipes checked and no leak found. There are no other water applicances close by. Any ideas where it's coming from...
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    Soakaway from boiler overflow pipe / radiator pipes

    1. Just had a new boiler fitted and there is a new overflow pipe to the outside wall. At the moment it drips onto the bricks of the house wall (it juts out a bit). I would think they should extend it so it drips on to the ground - should there be a soakaway? At present, even when extended, it...
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    Metal faceplates / plastic gaskets

    Have been reading stuff about these and keep finding different opinions! Could someone please enlighten me regarding the correct way to ensure proper earthing with metal socket faceplates/light switches. We do have earth wires, so that's a good start! Now some sockets/switches have metal...
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