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    Strange marks on kitchen ceiling

    Hi, I have noticed some strange marks on the kitchen ceiling. They are next to the front door. Above them pretty much directly is a joist that runs long them. My initial thoughts was the shower above was leaking, buts it dry and no signs of wet marks under it ( its raised above the floor so...
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    Heat pump query

    Hi, Just after some advice. Im considering purchasing a new tumble dryer and am looking at heat pumps as a possibility. I want to keep this in a garage. The garage is connected to the house, is of double bricked construction and has insulation between the two walls. The garage door is a...
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    Shower waste insert

    Hi, The shower waste insert/plug has become damaged and I am in need of a new one. However, I cant seem to find a one of the correct size and was wondering if anyone can help. The plug hole measures 46mm from side to side ( Shower2.jpg ). From the surface of the shower hole to the bottom is...
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    Insulation around a 6mm cooker electric cable

    Thanks for your reply. about 3 meters. Ive had the floor up to have a closer examination and there is enough slack in the cable to raise it closer to the top of the joist. I can then put the insulation below it ( as its only 10 cm ) and have the cable above the insulation not touching it...
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    Insulation around a 6mm cooker electric cable

    Hi, I want to put some sound insulation between the ground and first floor to try and reduce the passage of noise between a living room and bedroom. One of my concerns is that along one of the joists runs the cable to feed the electric cooker. This is a 6mm cable. Has anyone any ideas on how...
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    Insulation around a 6mm Oven cable

    Hi, I want to put some sound insulation between the ground and first floor to try and reduce the passage of noise between a living room and bedroom. One of my concerns is that along one of the joists runs the cable to feed the electric cooker. This is a 6mm cable. Has anyone any ideas on how...
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    UPVC Bow Window

    Hi great thanks for the advice. I damaged it putting Xmas lights up. The top of the bow appears flexible so will I be to put the force on to apply the apoxy filler?
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    UPVC Bow Window

    Hi, I have a UPVC Bow window and have noticed a very small crack in the roof part of this. If water was to penetrate this is there run outs somewhere ( I cannot see any ) or will it eventually make its way into the house side? Also, what is the best method of repair. The crack is very...
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    Melamine-faced chipboard kitchen cabinets

    Hi, I have a melamine faced chipboard kitchen door as part of a cupboard in my kitchen. This sits below the sink area. Over the years I imagine water has ran off the bench and onto the top of the cabinet and as a result there is a small amount of swell at the top of it. Can this be repaired...
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    Tell how efficient UPVC double glazing is

    Hi, I got my house fitted with UPVC double glazing in 2009. Is there any way of telling how efficient they are. I cannot remember getting anything to tell me at the time. I know more recently all windows have had to be C or above but I am not sure when that took affect. Thanks Steve
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    Accenta G3 query

    Hi, I have a Accenta G3 alarm system that was installed prior to me purchasing the house. I have tested it with the electricity supply turned off to see if it still works. The alarm, sensors and keypad all work as expected. However on triggering the alarm, the alarm in the house rings (...
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    Paint mixing

    Thanks mate
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    Paint mixing

    Hi would the drips on the side of the tin not be the correct colour as mentioned above. Thanks Steve
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    Paint mixing

    Brilliant mate. Thank you. Steve
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    Paint mixing

    Great thanks. The only issue I have is the small remainder of paint isnt exactly the same colour as it's like water. Will they still be to work out the colour. Thanks Steve
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    Paint mixing

    Hi, I got some painting done around 6 years ago and the paint was mixed to match a Dulux colour called luscious lime. This has now been discontinued. Does the picture of the paint have any details on I can use to get the same colour mixed. There is a small amount of paint left but it's...
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    Speaking tap

    Hi I have just installed two new basin taps. The cold tap is fine but the hot water tap squeals intermittently when turned on. If I turn down the pressure slightly it goes away. Does anyone have any idea of what this could be and how to resolve it. Thanks Steve
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    Screw head identification

    Hi, Thanks for all your replies. Ive looked up Clutch Screw as mentioned and it is definitely one. :-) Appreciated. Cheers Steve
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    Screw head identification

    Hi Can anyone identify what type of screw head this is. It looks like a Z shape. It's on a leaf blower. Thanks Steve
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    Vertical Blinds tight to open

    Hi, yes I used silicon spray and cleaned everything before putting back up.
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