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    Does Ivy Damage Brickwork?

    We have some ivy growing up the back of the house. I must admit I quite like it. However I am concerned about damage it may do to brickwork/mortar. The house is appx 150 yrs old, some of the pointing is not in the best of shape. Thanks in advance
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    Placing a Tumble Dryer Above a Washing Machine

    I am considering getting a tumble dryer. Space is tight and believe it is possible to get fixings to position the tumble dryer above the washing machine? Anyone got an idea of such a thing? Does it fix to the wall and/or sit on top of the Washing Machine? I live in an old Victorian house...
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    'whistling' front door

    Do you think it might be a ghost :wink: Seriously, I had similar problems with UPVC windows. It was all to do with the trim. The guy who fitted it came back and added some little plastic ramps to the inside of the frame so that when the window was shut it pulled it up nice and snug...
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    Structural Roof Work

    Thanks for your replies. I'll get the camera out and do a little doodle this weekend. Though it is a terrace there is a raised bit between every other house so only two houses 'share' the same tiles. Some are slate. Some, like mine, appear to be a much heavier, ridged, tile - at a guess...
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    Hoover washer dryer 1100 1996model

    I have a similar (reoccuring!) problem! with another Hoover model. If the same you need to check the two thermostats have not popped. They look like a switch on top and you need to push them down. If you hear a click they had popped and you have reset them. Next look at the condensor at...
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    Structural Roof Work

    Photos can be arranged - what would help (e.g. - stupid question - from inside loft our outside house)? Thanks for your help. I think the bottom line of my question is - who is my best bet to ascertain whether my roof is at risk from collapsing, and any appropriate course of action - a...
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    Structural Roof Work

    I live I a terrace of tall Victorian town houses. One of the houses is having some major re-roofing work done after internal ceiling collapsed due to weight of the tiles on the roof. About 5 other houses in the terrace have these tiles - including my house. The roofer working on the...
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    hoover washer dryer hw160m wet clothes

    ... needless to say the washer dryer had broken down again! This time Hoover sent out a 'team manager'. He looked at it. Did not think it was the condensor but replaced 2 thermostats. Hey guess what ... a week after he visited it broke down again! I took the top off the machine. One of the...
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    Picture Not Good Through Scart

    Sorted. Moved a video with a scart socket onto the offending TV and connected via the Video's scart. You can also get a 'UHF modulator' that converts scart output into aerial input - see http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/tvfaq.html#modulator Thanks for your help everyone.
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    Picture Not Good Through Scart

    Thanks for the response Gees. Gave it a try but no change I am afraid. Since my original post I have got the top box working OK on another TV, so I still think the problem is with the original scart socket. I have also noticed that the sound coming through the TV that I have problems with, is...
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    Picture Not Good Through Scart

    I have an old TV (maybe 12 years old) with one scart socket. Have bought a freeview box. When connected through scart socket get picture but it moves slowly across and down the screen and colour changes. Have tried my DVD player and get the same. Have also tried other scart leads. Both DVD and...
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    hoover washer dryer hw160m wet clothes

    ... the wife was on household duties that day. ... but I did have a look and, if I am right, it as breezer says the odd looking bolt on bit at the back of the drum. It was white. I did not have the right tools to take it off but I could see fluff built up in it. Hope it helps
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    Hoover HW160M Tumble Dryer Not Work

    An update... Hoover have fixed this free of charge. The dryer was not working and did not appear to 'heating up' Engineer explained he needed to clear out fluff from the condensor inside the machine (thats all I know) and that on older models this part was wider than on this model. I also see...
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    hoover washer dryer hw160m wet clothes

    If we are talking about the dryer I've had the same problem with the same model 3 times - within 2years! 1st time within warranty, 2nd time paid £80 for fix. 3rd time Hoover fixed free of charge. Each time the dryer was not working and did not appear to 'heating up' Engineer explained he needed...
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    Buliding Regs or Not Building Regs

    About 2½ years ago we had an internal support wall knocked through and had the local guy from the council building regulations check it out and OK it. About 4 years ago we had another wall knocked through (not supporting I think) and a velux window fitted. We did not seek clearance from...
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    Hoover HW160M Tumble Dryer Not Work

    Have had the above washing machine/dryer for about 2 years. Twice have had to call an engineer out when the tumble dry programme was not drying the clothes. Both times a filter inside the machine needed clearing out. The first engineer went as far as saying it was a common problem. Great bit...
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    External Paint Peeling

    The top coat of external paint on my concrete window sills is peeling. About 5 years ago we had it painted. The decorator applied what looks like white gloss over the previous coats (which looks like black gloss). Not sure what (or if!) he prepared the surface with. Over the years the white...
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