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    Damp proof trace

    My son has moved into a bungalow which has what looks like a damp proof trace installed through the outside wall in the lounge. Inside is a plug which should be on at all times. We know no history for the house only that the former owners daughter said some damp work was carried out 5 years...
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    Is this common practice?

    My extract fan in my ensuite is in a wall which has a void made for my soil pipe. Opposite the extract fan (about 300mm away) on the external wall is a clay air grille BUT it isn't connected to the fan. This is from new the house is about 20 years old.) The owner before me has put a grille...
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    Is this common practice?

    My extract fan in my ensuite is in a wall which has a void made for my soil pipe. Opposite the extract fan (about 300mm away) on the external wall is a clay air grille BUT it isn't connected to the fan. This is from new the house is about 20 years old.) The owner before me has put a grille...
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    Ariston Clas HE 30 Boiler Question

    Ive got a leak on the fill loop valve. Do I have to replace the whole valve?
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    how do I swap mywashing machines mains water isolation valve

    Hi All, I have a leak on the lever of my main isolation valve on my washining machine. How do I swap it? PS Its only a cold mains pipe supply
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    How to control Moss in lawn in November

    I have moss in my lawn at the moment. Can I put on feed and weed? Do I have to wait until spring or is there something else I can use Thanx in advance :D
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    Help with Gas Water Heater

    Can anyone recomend a gas water heater? This is for my Father in law who has no radiators just a kitchen basin an upstairs basin and a downstairs basin. He currently has a boiler which is knacked and wants to replace it with something smaller.
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    help for a wonky path

    At the moment I have a 4 paving slab path 450 x 1800 (for access to allow pruning of plants) laid on sand which have become wonky. I want to relay them with an edging stone down one side (the other side has a small wall). Is the following ok I intend to dig out the length and the width of...
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    Wierd dark circle.

    2 years ago we took down the chimney breast in our dining room on a party wall. We then dot and dabbed on plasterboard, plastered, painted and fitted a radiator. Now a dark circle has appeared above the radiator. Can this be damp in next doors chimney being drawn through the plasterboard...
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    Severe Leak next door

    Next door to my father in laws which is up for sale and unocupied has a severe leak. He's tried to contact the estate agent who aren't working today. He contacted Severn Trent Water who came out who can't turn it off from outside (maybe cause it'll turn off 3 houses). Water is now coming in...
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    Heating on all night good or bad for Condensate pipe?

    Hope this question makes sense I've been keeping the heating on all night 12oC thro' the very cold spells, Today I noticed the 32mm condensate pipe was frozen with the condensate backed up to inside my garage, FYI (Ive a flexible pipe from the boiler dropping into a 32mm pipe inside the garage...
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    Alarm tested for Insurance

    Does there have to be any special forms for alarm testing to satisfy the house insurance or can just a reciept from the electrician who fitted it be ok.
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    What to paint first

    What should you paint first walls or skirting boards/archatrave. I 've always painted the walls but watching a tv advert I saw the opposite, with the gloss being painted on the skirting board going onto the walls before the wall being painted down to the skirting board.
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    In desperate need of help

    The switch in the photo controls the under floor heating. It turns its self on if you look at it funny. I've just found out its been on full for maybe a week. I never want to put it on but I can't see how I can get at the connections then once in what do I do to disconnect. I would then put...
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    Gurgling noise through fitted TRV's

    I've had TRV's fitted (B&Q ones) and now on a few of radiators I'm getting gurgling noises. Is this normal when water is passing through the valves?
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    What to ask for?

    Hi Guys I've installed 4 x "grundtal" 12v max 10 watt down lights in the kitchen from ikea. The transformer has blown. I would like to replace it with a dimmable one. What do I ask for?
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    Crack in Paramount Board

    My upstairs walls are all paramount boards (eggcrate inner with plasterboard either side). On the landing above one door, there is a permanent hairline crack above one corner of the door both sides. (I think this is a joint ). No matter how many times I score out both the cracks and fill in...
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    TRV Question

    Is there a big difference between different makes of TRV's. If so what would you expect to pay for a decent one.
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    Where do I stand

    My CLAS HE 30 Ariston Boliler is one day over its 2 year guarentee. My mate whose a gas safe Plumber who didn't fit the boiler has come to service it and found that the exhaust is leaking into the boiler due to the top of the boiler being corroded where the flue is. He has given me a...
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    Any tricks of the trade?

    Just bought a drop valve for my cistern. 1. Do I need to put any sealant/boss white on the rubber gasket that goes inside of the bottom entry into the pan or the base nut that screws up tight on the outside of the bottom entry? 2. Is the base nut screwed on hand tight or do I have to buy a tool?
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