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    Changing glass in an internal door

    I have a flat with a small front hallway, so, what was the old front door is now an internal door. I have rubbed this down and it now looks good but I need to replace the glass in the panels (scratched and broken). It has been put in with putty. A colleague mentioned that I could just smash...
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    Do I need a builder?

    Hi I need to get the exterior stairs/steps between my flat and the one above either sealed or asphalted (they are leaking into my outside cupboard and making the hallway pretty grim). I've been trying to get quotes from a couple of builders but they either don't turn up, turn up but don't...
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    Basement flat damp problems...

    Cheers guys. I am talking about external stairs to the flats above, so no leaking pipes or anything. I did have a bloke come and have a look at them. He seemed to think it was rain water coming through the tiles and recommended removing them and covering the stairs with asphalt. Never sent...
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    Basement flat damp problems...

    Hi I have a one bedroom basement falt in London (built around 1900s) which has a couple of damp 'issues'. The first, and most important, is that there is some damp in one of the bay windows. You can't actually see the damp, or smell or feel it, but it's there (we had a damp meter reading...
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    Newly painted exterior has yellow patches

    Thanks gcol - I looked at that site. It was quite damp when we painted. I tried scrubbing but the yellow bits were a bit like tiny bubbles and it pulled the paint off. I think I might have to repaint it and learn to libe with it. The walls were already painted - just needed a top up. and no...
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    Newly painted exterior has yellow patches

    I have just repainted the exterior walls of my house with Delux Weathershield. The walls are old but I brushed them down first as it's an old victorian house. I didn't prime or anything like that as they were already painted white, they just needed brightening up. Within a few hours of...
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    Jaguar boiler still not working

    Thanks for the replies guys. To be honest I don't know very much about boilers (although that's changing with each day the thing doesn't work!). The BG engineer seems to know what he's doing, but unfortunately everytime he comes the boiler's working so he's just relying on what I tell him...
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    Jaguar boiler still not working

    Would a poor earth cause the problem (bearing in mind it sometimes works fine)? I'll have a look at the valves, but the things's only 18 months old (I think).
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    Jaguar boiler still not working

    Hi I've posted about this before and had some good and helpful advice. Unfortunately it hasn't worked and both myself and British Gas (who have been out FOUR times now) are baffled. Can anyone help... There is an intermittent fault with my boiler (a Jaguar). It is failing to stay on. The...
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    Jaguar boiler - driving me mad...

    Sorry to sound stupid, but if I remove it, would water not come out of the pipe it was attached to?
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    Jaguar boiler - driving me mad...

    When you say 'disconnected', do you mean is the valve turned off, or do I need to physically remove the loop? (edited for poor spelling!)
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    Jaguar boiler - driving me mad...

    Hi I have a Jaguar boiler that has a problem (I know, they're rubbish so what do I expect...). Basically, when the boiler switches on, it 'ignites' for a few seconds, then cuts out. Then tries again ad infinitum. The pressure bar thing is also very high (after draining the system a bit, it...
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    Another Jaguar boiler problem

    Thanks for that. I'm at work at the moment, so I'll have a look tonight.
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    Another Jaguar boiler problem

    What's the APS and where would I find it?
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    Another Jaguar boiler problem

    Okay, I never claimed to know the first thing about boilers! In which case, the flames you can see through the little window come on for about 2 seconds, then go off again and on again as described. Any ideas? (sorry for the lack of technical description!).
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    Another Jaguar boiler problem

    Hi I've not long moved into a new place which is fitted with a Jaguar boiler (I know they're not very good, but can't afford to get it replaced!). In the last few days I've had the latest in a line of problems. Basically the pilot light is ignighting then stops again. Then comes on again...
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    Jaguar boiler problem

    Hi I've just moved into a new flat which has a Jaguar combi boiler thing. It has an error message of F0 showing, which I think is to do with the system pressure being too low. I'm hoping it's not a leak. Does anyone know what else it could be, and how I sort it out. I'd like to avoid...
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