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    Any ideas...please help if you can! Mains water problem

    I live in an old flat circa 1860s and we have a lead mains water pipe that runs from the basement flat to my top flat. This is the communal mains pipe that will go out into the street as supplied by the water company. A leak has appeared from a tiny hole in this communal mains pipe close to my...
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    Mossy, Grassy driveway improvement question

    I've just moved house and my new home has an existing driveway which hasn't had some tlc for a long time. I got some quotes for redoing it but these are astronomical so I'd like to see whether I can have a go at improving it myself. With this in mind I wondered whether anyone had any ideas how...
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    Myson Velaire 90/110 Advice needed

    I just bought a house which I'm not moving into yet and the boiler is a Myson Velaire 90/110 Pressure Jet oil boiler. It still works fine but I reckon it's about 20-30 years old and will need to be changed in due course. I need to drain down the water for winter (can't have it running on low...
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    Quick question about a rainwater pipe

    Hi, I'm pretty useless at this but I have a cast iron rain water pipe as per the pic which has the bend part at the bottom. I wanted to connect this to a upvc pipe (as per the brown pic) and I wasn't sure what sort of connector I would need. Both pipes are 68mm and I can only seem to find...
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    How do I remove Creosote from a Pine Garden Chalet?

    We have a Pine Garden Chalet and bought some "light wood" Creosote to spruce it up as it hasn't been treated in years. We tried it on a few panels of the wood but the Creosote is extremely dark and so is blatantly the wrong stuff to use. We now realise that we need to varnish the chalet...
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    Self Assembly of B & Q Kitchen - Advice needed

    I've decied to install a new kitchen in my flat as my current kitchen is a throw back from the 70's and not in a cool retro way! I went to B&Q to get a quote for what is a pretty basic kitchen and they quoted me £800 for the units and £2700 for the installation. Looking at the breakdown...
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    PLEASE HELP!! Air Lock in Toilet

    The other day I emptied the water tank in order to change a washer on the bathroom tap. After doing this I allowed the water tank to refill but the toilet in the bathroom no longer refills with water. All the taps work just fine but the toilet I now have to fill manually from a bucket...
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