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    Propane gas bottle - getting the right hose for the right regulator...

    Hi We've got a propane gas bottle for our cooker (gas for hobs, electricity for oven). I've read that a low pressure hose should always be used with a low pressure regulator. Never high with low or vice versa. But the hose we currently have has high pressure written on it. It's 8mm ID...
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    Wall plate... If this is the wall plate, it's not all on the wall! Problems?

    Hi again Apologies for another question so soon... Having removed the concrete render from the back of our house, I've also removed the soffits which I'll replace after repointing. I don't know much about building, but I presume the wood on top of the wall is the wall plate? On the right...
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    How to replace damaged sarking board and roof felt (if needed at all?)

    Hi I've got a repair to do where an old wood stove flue used to go through the roof, but has since been taken down. Water had been leaking through and caused some rot to the rafter, which I will "sister" with some new timber. What I don't know is whether it would be a good idea to...
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    2x electric leaf blowers/vacuums both not working. Anything obvious to check?

    All good and working great! Really helpful for removing the dust and loose debris in the deeper and harder to reach areas. So I'm giving the wall a good brush down first and then following up with the blower for one last clean up. Better than doing it all with the blower, not least of all...
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    2x electric leaf blowers/vacuums both not working. Anything obvious to check?

    Thank you for the replies. Yes, the task is to remove all the dust and crumbly lime. Most the pointing is either already gone, or easily removed with a light prob using a chisel, screwdriver, finger etc. Now about to put the blower back together to see how it does... If not I'll explore...
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    2x electric leaf blowers/vacuums both not working. Anything obvious to check?

    You might well be right there @Tigercubrider I've read that some machine mulch as well, and just presumed that to be the case with this. EDIT: Apparently it does shred: https://www.toolstop.co.uk/bosch-06008a1170-als30-electric-garden-vacuum-and-blower/ "vacuum, shred and compress"...
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    2x electric leaf blowers/vacuums both not working. Anything obvious to check?

    Hi Many thanks for the reply. I've had the machine apart this morning and checked at various points for continuity with a mutlimeter, as suggested. All seemed well to begin with, and I think it has led me to “the problem”. I’ve put that in inverted commas because if it is the reason for no...
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    2x electric leaf blowers/vacuums both not working. Anything obvious to check?

    Hi They've not been used for two or three years and have been stored in a shed. They worked fine when last used. I've checked the fuses and they're fine. Is there anything else obvious I can check or is it time for a new one? Although saying that, I plan to use it to blow out all of the loose...
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    Changing soffits (and maybe fascias and gutters) before a re-roof. Is that stupid?

    Thanks @^woody^ ... But do what? Change it all now and don't worry about the future re-roof? If we do that, will they need taking down and re-doing again when we have the re-roof? Cheers
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    Changing soffits (and maybe fascias and gutters) before a re-roof. Is that stupid?

    Hi folks Hope you're all enjoying the nice weather. I've almost finished hacking off the concrete render from our stone building. We'll be having it re-pointed, but not rendered, and as such the soffits are no longer wide enough. Plus, they need to be the ventilated type on some sections...
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    Scaffold Boards - are these ok and safe to use?

    Thanks, that's really helpful. Perhaps when I have a plan as to how I'll secure the boards, and how I'll tie the tower into building, I can come back to see if I'm along the right track... Cheers
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    Scaffold Boards - are these ok and safe to use?

    That's a work in progress! I'll have to report back to you on that one!
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    Scaffold Boards - are these ok and safe to use?

    Regulation 1.2m of course ;) In truth it might be a little over but not by much...
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    Scaffold Boards - are these ok and safe to use?

    Use them as boards... To bridge between towers to form a platform. And also to access above a lean to roof. Ta
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    Scaffold Boards - are these ok and safe to use?

    Hi I bought some new old stock scaffold boards. I've never had or used scaff boards before so not sure what is acceptable or cause for concern. One of the boards has a lip along the entire length. A couple of others have a similar lip but it is a lot less pronounced. Curious also as to...
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    Hinges that allow DG windows to open like wooden windows / doors?

    I didn't know if they would "smash in a breeze" or whether they offer any less friction than a standard friction hinge. That's why I posted to ask. I always clean my windows from the outside. Makes less mess! But even if I wanted to clean them from inside, many of the egress option also...
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    Hinges that allow DG windows to open like wooden windows / doors?

    Hi We'll be getting some new double glazing soon, in aluminium. One thing I've always disliked about double glazing is how the windows open and move toward the centre of the opening as they open more. I would much prefer it if they opened like a normal butt hinge opens a window (or door for...
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    Ladders against gutters... And what to do when getting onto a roof ladder?

    Yep. What's the rush? Rushing things is when mistakes happen ;)
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    Ladders against gutters... And what to do when getting onto a roof ladder?

    Thank you. That's such a good idea RE wood in the gutter. Can't believe I've never thought of it before! Cheers
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