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    OLD loft conversion building regs

    yep, hes very lucky , but truss added a lot of money to his potentail mortgage it is in prime location - London area no not a castle - but may move out of town, and if finds a partner / wife may move to a family house thats the sort of cost of houses in that area £500+ 1 bed flats go for about...
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    OLD loft conversion building regs

    its not a final house for him, first time buyer , first step on ladder maybe 5 years ish BUT good to know not enforceable thanks so much for that info
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    OLD loft conversion building regs

    my son is looking at a 1932 property in london and had a report - full of a... covering stuff - which we are trying to go through one of the statements is about a loft conversion and building regs - found some history on the estate sites and know it was built well before 2012 at least , maybe a...
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    New mower required. Cordless, SP but small.

    the VC - is the self propelled model, I looked into those as i have a few stihl tools, battery extendable hedge trimmer , with the AP200 battery - which i did not think was large enough to cover my lawn area , and worked out very expensive , also from my local dealer was on backorder ( i had the...
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    New mower required. Cordless, SP but small.

    i had researched replacing my Honda Izy - which is now working OK I found the EGO range worth a look, in fact best for me, looking at lots of youtube videos, with comparisons and have a local specialist garden tool/repair centre that sell EGO this is the one i shortlisted 52cm - interesting only...
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    Are estimates actually ever used by trustworthy tradesmen?

    in my view An estimate is just that a best guess , and can change a Quote is a price to do the job, i have had people quote for a job and run over the time expected , and kept to the original price , although i have paid extra to a plasterer who did an exceptional job , and on the last day...
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    Are estimates actually ever used by trustworthy tradesmen?

    yes, why not , i do it all the time - BUT before the work starts or even before i purchase an item Also depends on what is found i guess , I had roof repairs , the guy gave me a quote , but specifically said - that is assuming we dont find xxxxx when we start work , which in my case was rotten...
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    Safari

    i understand that safari updates as part of the main OSX , which is an issue on OLDER machines , not updating to the later OSX versions i just use chrome or firefox as that updates independately or the new duckduckgo browser
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    honda izzy HRG465C2 2004 Starter cord replacement

    All fitted this morning , very quick to do and worked a treat. I may look into the old one , just to see whats involved in fixing - or maybe not :) :) Thanks again for all your help and support John
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    Replacement arbor screw for Evolution R255sms

    i found this on a search - just for interest https://solenttools.co.uk/product/solent-tools-blade-bolt-m8x18-left-hand-thread-for-mitre-saws/ BUT no idea if its the correct part ....... and its £8.95 + delivery so your £6 Incl delivery should be a good price M8x18mm , so maybe too long as...
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    Replacement arbor screw for Evolution R255sms

    at £6 i would get the correct replacement part - otherwise you may well be chasing around for the part and with a saw spinning at high revs - personally for £6 including postage I would make sure i had the correct type of screw and strength - then some otherwise cheap rubbish just my view - i'm...
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    honda izzy HRG465C2 2004 Starter cord replacement

    the part arrived today (Sat) ordered on Wed afternoon - cheapest delivery Royal mail 48 tracked and is a genuine honda part - based on the packaging will fit over the next few days
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    Project before and after

    are you planning to just leave it open , along the back, no fence
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    Artex, how to identify possible asbestos

    i used http://www.perryanalytical.com/ back in 2018 for a couple of rooms, ceilings good service , fast response , then anyway
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    Erbauer brushless twin pack, thoughts?

    this is the 3 speed bare unit - But often you will find on offer at various places FFX etc...
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    Erbauer brushless twin pack, thoughts?

    thats the sort of kit i purchased on offer at screwfix (but with 2x 3Ah batteries - £140ish in 2018 ) and then I got the 3 speed impact driver as a bare unit The both fit into the TSTAK case OK the 2x 2Ah batteries I have came with the multitool kit also on offer with a TSTAK case and charger -...
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    Erbauer brushless twin pack, thoughts?

    i didnt get a cordless drill or impact driver until in my 60's and moved into a bungalow needed work - and i would not be without an impact driver now - best thing i use - BUT it is 3 speed and so i can set at the slowest least torque and not drill the screw into the material , also on highest...
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    Erbauer brushless twin pack, thoughts?

    personally I would probably buy the dewalt set, although smaller batteries , I prefer using smaller batteries when using these types of tools , I use often with 2Ah batteries , although the impact driver with 3 speeds i found very useful - but a lot more expensive BUT just a DIYer and i happened...
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    honda izzy HRG465C2 2004 Starter cord replacement

    yep, it is blue it been on the coast all its life - 0.5km away always in a garage and covered - But yep, is rusty - maybe during next winter i could see about cleaning up I put some acf-50 , some couple of years ago , my son-in-law recommended , i didnt realise needed to do regularly ...
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    honda izzy HRG465C2 2004 Starter cord replacement

    yep for a genuine part , saw quite a few in the £16-30 range on amazon - but the 1* reviews (which i often read on items) all said the same thing - broke withing days/weeks of use , and the 1* were around the 12-15% mark, which is quite high - mostly pull cord failed when first used , broke ...
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