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    Laminate flooring on landing

    Hi, I shall be fitting new carpet on the stairs and Quickstep Eligna oak laminate on the top landing. What is the best way to join these two? Shall I fit the laminate to the edge of the landing and have the carpet go up the riser, or put some of the carpet on to the landing (about a tread's...
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    Turning the Mains Water Inlet off on Boiler

    Hi, I currently have a small leak on the pipework to the hot water tap in the bathroom. Unfortunately the leak is happening before the isolation valve, and a plumber can't get here till next Monday to repair it. I was wondering is it possible for me to turn the mains water inlet off to the...
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    From commercial vinyl flooring to floor tiles

    Hi, I'm about to help a friend lay some floor tiles, nearly 70 square metres. It currently has the commercial vinyl flooring down. I was wondering once the old vinyl flooring has been lifted from the concrete and all adhesive has been scraped off, do I need to apply anything to the floor...
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    Oscillating Multi-Tool recommendations

    I work as a laminate floor fitter and have always used a handsaw to undercut the door frames to slide the laminate flooring underneath. I am looking for a new oscillating multi-tool to get to hard to reach areas and was wondering for those that own and use one, what brand/model would you...
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    Building a dog house - type of wood to use

    Hi, We'll be getting a new dog very soon and before it arrives I would like to a build a house for him in the garden which will stand up to the elements. The dog will actually be living with us in our house, but I wanted to build it for him when he's in the garden with us and wants a quick...
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    LVT Flooring cutting and drilling advice

    Hi, I am looking to change the carpet in our bathroom to LVT flooring. The one that I'm looking at is called Emporium Clic Contemporary Flagstone made by Lifestyle Floors. It's 4mm thick and uses the Uniclic locking system. I know that with doing straight cuts I can use a utility knife...
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    Hanging a large chinese fan on wall

    Hi, I was recently given a large chinese fan depicting a tiger. When opened it measures 62inches by 35inches. I would like to display this on the living room wall, but am unsure how to put it up. Have read a few articles where they suggest using double sided tape. Am unsure if this would work...
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    Micra door lock problem

    Hello, I'm having a problem with the door lock on my X-reg 3 door Nissan Micra. It a non-central locking system. The key won't turn to lock/unlock on the driver's side, so I have to go in and out via the passenger side door. It turns just a little, then stops like it's jammed. I have tried...
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    Bath panel and plinth fitting

    I've been asked by a friend to replace the cracked plastic bath panel with a solid oak wooden one. He's purchased it, and it comes in 2 parts, the panel and a plinth. No instructions cames with it, and looking at various images on sites, I'm not sure where the plinth should go. Is it fitted...
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    Problem with Tacwise 181EL Pro 230v Master Nailer

    I have had the above nailer for about 2 years, using it to pin mdf scotia beading onto skirting boards for laminate floors. When I was using it yesterday it suddenly stop firing the 15mm brad nails that I always use. I have checked for jammed nails, changed the fuse, etc, but it's not firing...
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    Which 6A 1W Ceiling Pull Switch to get?

    Hi, I need to replace a cheapo Pull Switch from Wilkos with one from Screwfix. The cord on the cheapo one keeps sticking. Screwfix have a few brands available, ie. Crabtree, Marbo, MK and Volex. I want to get a good quality one. Which brand is recommended? Thanks in advance. mr_vampy
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    Problem with Lacie 500GB Desktop USB Hard Drive

    Just recently, I have been experiencing problems with my Lacie 500GB Desktop USB Hard drive. When I boot up the computer, and power up the hard drive, a green light on the front lights up and the computer recognises the drive. However, after about 5 minutes or so, the light goes off and the...
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    Which computer base unit should i get, AMD or Intel?

    Hi, I'm looking to get a new base unit within the next week or two. I've been to two local independent computer shops and they've given me quotes for a base unit. One is built around an AMD processor and the other is Intel. The first is an AMD X245 Athlon Dual Core 64bit CPU on an Asrock...
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    PC will not post

    Hi, Tried to turn my desktop pc on earlier tonight, and it will not go to post. There's no beep either to go into the bios. There is power to the pc as the fan for the power supply and the heat sink spins. The computer remains on and the only way to turn it off is by the switch on the power...
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    New radiator, plastic polypipe and earthing query

    Hi, Hoping someone here can be kind enough to give me some advice/info on a query for a friend of mine. He's planning to replace his old single panel radiator to a new double panel one. At the moment the two pipes going into the radiator comes up from the centre and goes outwards to the...
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    Problem with Baxi boiler

    Hi, Hoping some of the central heating engineers can help me out with this. I had a Baxi Combi 105e boiler installed back in November 2002. Just recently there's been a neon ligh flashing at the 60c mark, and there's no hot water. According to the user guide it says it's either a fault on...
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    Help: Booting into Windows takes 10 minutes

    Hi, Hoping someone on here can help me out. My pc is an Athlon XP 2000+ with 768 DDR Ram, running XP with service pack 3. Last night i upgraded my Internet explorer from version 6 to version 8. When it asked me to restart my computer, it took 10 minutes for it to go from the POST screen to my...
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    Surface mount rewire query

    Hello, I'm hoping the professionals on here can help me out on a query. I've got an elderly Chinese couple living near me who needs their 1940's, four bedroom detached house fully rewired. They're still using the original wiring. Having lived there for over 25 years they accumulated...
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    Laying laminate on stairs advice

    Hi, Hoping you guys can help me out. My friend and I are going to be fitting some laminate in his shop over the weekend. The shop floor is separated on two levels by 5 steps. What is the best way to fit laminate on to the stairs? With or without adhesive? He was supplied with a gold Stikatak...
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