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    Chipboard flooring want to remove nails

    Thank you. Good points, and yes a lot of nails. IIRC I used about 400 screws on the last part bedroom floor (it has held up well for the last 10 years!). The damage to boards was a concern and if the tool could actually lift ring shank without making a huge hole that would mean screwing out...
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    Chipboard flooring want to remove nails

    Yes, but there is always a chance of hitting a pipe notched into joists near the nail head (happened to me once before even after trying to detect anything near screw head)
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    Chipboard flooring want to remove nails

    Thanks, several hundred may be an exaggeration and I am not intending to do all at one time. I know that this is going to be the best solution as I did this for bathroom refurbs some years ago, but I am trying to avoid doing so much work if possible. I was wondering if a tool such as this would...
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    Chipboard flooring want to remove nails

    Fed up of the creaking upstairs chipboard floors in bedrooms and landing. I am looking for a long term solution prior to new carpets Some years ago I fixed the same problem in one bedroom by putting spax floorboard screws in (a lot!), close by the original nail. Only problem was that I...
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    wallscoatingsbloke, thank you for your very comprehensive reply - something to consider :D
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    Appreciate your view joe-90. I can see your points about being rough likely to hold grime etc. Will see how I go on with prepping - if I have the energy to do a good job will consider smooth over the texture finish :lol:
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    Thanks Robbie, peeling paint both emulsion and oil based. More work to be done abrading and I will get stabilising solution as suggested.
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    Just a few pictures a little closer after pressure washing and a little scrubbing with a wire brush: This part of the wall is probably the worst - scraping with a wire brush has very little effect A closer view showing the fibres - any ideas? Final pic this wall after pressure...
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    Dec Good evening to you too :) Sorry but the pictures I posted were in fact prior to my pressure washing :oops: and while I can see that the paint looks well adhered the top coat (emulsion?) was flaking off badly. After washing much of the top coat was removed leaving a few traces...
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    Exterior brick and render -best way to prepare for painting

    I am preparing exterior walls prior to painting with masonary paint and would appreciate some advice on best way to proceed. It looks like the brickwork overpainted with red emulsion paint this was very flaky and peeled. Underneath this is red oil based (I think!). The cream wall I...
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    Light switches a few questions.

    ColJack thank you for your quick reply :D
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    Light switches a few questions.

    I have recently been replacing brass (effect) sockets and light switches with stainless steel types. During the course of the changeover I have come across a few things that I would like some advice (cannot find specifics in the Wiki) 1. Kitchen/Utility. In replacing the last 2 gang 2 way...
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    LCD monitor replacement board suppliers?

    This is a picture (near as dammit) of the mainboard. The processor (?) is under the white square. Pic from USA website after searching for part number - only $25 dollars - but they do not ship to UK :cry: This is the pic of my actual board I did think at first that the capacitor had...
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    LCD monitor replacement board suppliers?

    Unfortunately the monitor is out of warranty being over 3 years old. Also to qualify for the in warranty service you need to have the original receipt stamped by the dealer - these have vanished! Funnily enough I had considered a cooling solution - after all they are fitted to cpu's both...
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    LCD monitor replacement board suppliers?

    Unfortunately deleted the pictures I took but basically horizontal lines would appear across the screen usually asociated with bright saturated colours. The lines approx 2 pixels in depth. The screen otherwise behaves in a normal way it is only when intense colours appear that lines can be...
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    LCD monitor replacement board suppliers?

    Some time ago I posted here about a problem with an NEC monitor displaying horizontal lines across the screen. After establishing that it was the monitor rather than other components I decided to have a peek inside and check for loose connections. There did see to be a small impovement and I...
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    Wireless Ethernet and USB print server?

    Monkeh, djrock thank you for the additional information and views on WPA securtity etc. Actually made me revisit my Livebox securtity page and found that I only had WEP enabled :oops: now changed to WPA :lol: Have downloaded the new drivers from HP etc and will now make a decision on the...
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    Wireless Ethernet and USB print server?

    Thanks for your replies guys The reason I did not want to connect directly to the livebox is that the liveprinter connection is USB port and information I have is that while it works I will loose some of the communication features with the printer such as monitoring ink levels etc. As I am...
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    Wireless Ethernet and USB print server?

    Not having any real world experience thought I would pose the question here Currently my PC has an Orange Livebox connected via ethernet and I have wireless access to my laptops. What I want to do is have a wirelss connection for 2 printers - Canon Pixma and HP B9180. The Canon has USB...
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    Windows wont detect any usb devices

    There is a header on the motherboard labelled PS2/Serial hardware key http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/en/SM/techov.htm#wp1053398 This should allow you to connect a standard keyboard. You may have to go to Dell for the adapter but at least it will allow you to get into...
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