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    How to make good a rendered outside wall after removing metal bolts?

    The previous owners of our new house did not remove a basketball net from the garage wall: Should the holes be filled with anything specific once the metal frame and bolts have been removed?
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    Location of 13A spur for electric wall-mounted radiator?

    We are planning the installation of electric wall-mounted radiators and want to run them off spurs from nearby sockets. Is there any regulatory requirement for the location of a unswitched 13A fused spur, in relation to the fixed device? In other words, would it be acceptable to situate an...
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    Recommendations on repairing this bathroom floor? (pics)

    Ceramic bathroom sink pedestal removed. Hole remaining in floor. Snap-fit flooring with underlay. New sink will be a wall-fixed vanity unity. Hole in floor will be visible. Any suggestions on how I should fill or repair this would be very much appreciated please.
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    What sort of plaster to use for this job (photos)?

    @bennymultifinish - Yes, heavy paint finish.
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    What sort of plaster to use for this job (photos)?

    I have been happily patching and re-plastering plug socket holes with Gyproc Easifill 60 plaster: But while chasing a channel for a TV cable to be buried, the areas of thicker plaster have fallen away: What type of plaster should I now use to re-plaster this thicker section of the...
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    @stem - Firstly, thanks for confirming that OpenTherm is not worth the effort. More importantly, I am now delighted to report that the dual zone central heating system is now working perfectly. I could not have done it without your patient, detailed and expert assistance. Thank you. My only...
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    @stem - Thank you for the authoritative confirmation. I will switch the thermostats tomorrow and report back. One final question: Should I upgrade the boiler to OpenTherm? Apparently it takes just a wiring harness. But is it worth it?
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    The final section of this Nest support page for the Nest Learning Thermostat says the following: "If your Nest thermostat is installed on the wall and connected to your old thermostat’s wires, it will use both the wires and wireless Thread to communicate with the Heat Link." I will switch over...
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    @stem - Update at last after finally being able to visit the property again. Combi boiler is connected to two zone valves and two Nest units - Zone 1 is living room a Zone 2 is rest of flat. When turning on the central heating at the consumer unit and turning both Nest controls to max, all...
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    Excavating a hole in wall behind TV?

    We are looking to flush mount a TV with power supply inside the wall. Currently, we have a wall where we situate our 12 year old TV, which has recently ceased working: So we would now like to replace it with a new flush mounted Samsung "The Frame". This would require excavating a hole in...
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    Graphics cards

    Do you have the monitors already?
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    Thanks for thinking of this. I have nothing whatsoever to report yet. This house refurbishment project took an unexpected turn several weeks ago. I have spent the last few weeks rewiring the lighting and replastering. Believe me when I say that I cannot wait to return to the Nest! You will...
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    Spraying emulsion over fresh plaster

    Yes, the rest of the walls appear to have been emulsioned with a roller previously
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    Spraying emulsion over fresh plaster

    Should I paint over these areas of fresh plaster before spraying? I have just patched and replastered these damaged sections of walls: I will be using a Wagner 250M airless paint sprayer with budget white emulsion. Would the fresh plaster benefit from some direct paint first?
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    @stem - Thanks for the detailed advice. I will investigate first thing tomorrow morning and report back.
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    @stem - Everything appears to be wired correctly. The Nests work and make the boiler to fire up just fine. But the boiler will not switch-off when the Nests tell it to. What could be the most likely cause?
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    Wow, thank you so much! I can't wait to work through this to double check that everything is correct before I fire it up. I am sure that this will be useful for many more people too :)
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    Please be assured that I am not winding you up. I just do not want to make a mistake. I will run two links from the permanent live to terminals 4 and 5 on the junction box.
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    I am sorry, I should have specified that I was referring to the wiring centre junction box rather than the Heatlink. Please allow me to clarify. In the wiring centre junction box, should a link from the brown permanent live at terminal 3 to the two grey wires at terminals 4 and 5?
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    How to connect two new Nest 3rd gen heatlinks? (photos)

    Thank you. I have linked Heatlink (L) and (2). I will sheath both HCLas. Should I send two permanent links from terminal 3 to terminals 4 and 5?
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