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    Advice on tile sealers please

    Can anyone advise on what to use to put a shine on my shower room floor tiles. They are white non slip ceramic tiles with a slight textured surface. There is no shine on them and they are horrible to keep clean and get grubby very quickly. If possible I would like to paint them with a clear...
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    ground floor joist how to replace

    We have a joist which needs replacing in a ground floor which has a cavity underneath. How to do this.please
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    LED bulbs failing

    Thanks for the reply. The lamps are marked CE RoHS and were from JSG accessories. Model 24SMD3535...WW. I have used them in my shower room for about 4 months and they are really good. (same brightness as the 50w they replaced) As you have mentioned the dimmer switches are probably the problem...
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    LED bulbs failing

    Hi, I replaced the 50w spotlights in my kitchen with GU10 LED 3.5 w bulbs. At first they were brilliant but they soon seemed to fail with a mark in the centre of the bulb like a scorch mark. I think there is a transformer in the loft for the kitchen spots and I thought it could be something to...
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    Dishwasher misbehaving

    Thanks for your reply....You are right, it was supplied with an MFI kitchen , which incidentally still looks like new. But as for "cheapo", I hope I can get another dishwasher as good as it. It's been in daily use for almost all of the 16 years and dishes are boiling when cycle has finished. My...
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    Dishwasher misbehaving

    Hello, I have had my dishwasher for 16 years and it has been brilliant. It is a DIPLOMAT semi integrated. About a year or so ago it suddenly stopped working and because of it's age I decided to order a new one. As we removed it to make way for the new one I switched it on and lo and behold it...
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    Preparing for Sandtex

    Thanks for the helpful information.Will pass it on to my hubby before he attempts to paint the outside of the house. ( Notice you are ex Mid Glamorgan too. Hope you enjoyed the great achievement of the Wales boys in EUFA championships... Brilliant!! )
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    Preparing for Sandtex

    Why? What is the downside to it? Intrigued to know.
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    Preparing for Sandtex

    No. It was someone with the same exterior who has used diluted PVA 1/5 before Sandtexing and swears by it. Apparently it acts as a bond to reduce the pebbledash dropping off and also forms a waterproof barrier. His house does look great and has been done for a few years now. Have since found...
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    Preparing for Sandtex

    Hi, I have pebbledash exterior walls and I've been advised to seal them with PVA before sandtexing them. Does this have to be a waterproof PVA or can a general one like No nonsense from screwfix be used. This seems to have an excellent review but I'm not sure if it is waterproof and suitable...
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    ideal mini 30kw boiler

    I have just had a quote to fit an ideal mini 30 boiler and the reviews I have read are not very encouraging. There is only a 2 year guarantee with it which doesn't seem very long for a new boiler. I'd appreciate any advice on this.
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    Soil Pipe fall

    Thanks. Will take your advice. I'm beginning to think that anything is better than the dreaded Saniflo.
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    Soil Pipe fall

    I'm having a toilet installed in an upstairs bathroom. There is a run of approx. 15 ft. to the outside wall. The depth of the joists is 7". Would this allow enough fall for the soil pipe? Once outside there is no problem. I have been considering a Saniflow but having read so many negative...
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    Fire front for Baxi back boiler

    Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to get a modern fire front to replace the hideous old fashioned fire from 20+ years ago. If not is there a way to just remove the fire as it seems to work independently? I've just had the boiler serviced and the gas engineer said the baxi is in good order...
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    Painting pebbledash walls.

    Thanks again for the advice. I'll wait until the weather gets a bit warmer before I tackle it.
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    Painting pebbledash walls.

    Thanks for the advice all taken on board and much appreciated, especially for using a telescopic pole. I did see a video suggesting starting at the bottom and working up. Is this the best way or is it just a matter of choice? Regards Jaybee
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    Painting pebbledash walls.

    Hi I'd like advice on the best way to paint exterior walls which are pebbledashed . Is a good quality masonry paint ok to use with a roller? and what is the preparation required. Any advice appreciated thanks.
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    MOULDED COLONIAL DOORS

    Thanks so much. This was very helpful.
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    MOULDED COLONIAL DOORS

    Hi, Can someone tell me approximately how much solid wood is around the handle area of these doors. I want to fit some seperate privacy locks (engaged/vacant type) to my bathrooms and I'm not sure without probing with a bradawl, how far up the door the wood goes. Thanks Blod
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    DAMP GARDEN RETAINING WALL

    We have a 4ft high garden retaining wall which when built was lined with polythene membrane. The bottom half we have painted cream but every year it has to be repainted because of discolouration with green damp. Is there anything we can use to avoid having to paint every year, like some sort of...
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