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    What type of wood/composite to use?

    Hi all, I want to make a wooden covering "door" to hide an inset door in my living room. The idea is that the ugly inset door (that's rarely used) will disappear as best as possible. I was thinking something extremely plain and simple like a narrow frame tacked onto the wall, then a piece of...
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    Bosch Hob - biggest ring gives smallest heat

    Got anything perhaps a little more lucid to add as a reply?
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    Bosch Hob - biggest ring gives smallest heat

    Hi thanks Is the injector simply the screw with the thin hole which comes out with a small socket wrench? If so then it's clear, and I have swapped it with another one and the problem remains.
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    Bosch Hob - biggest ring gives smallest heat

    Hello all, I have a Bosch PCH615CGB gas hob - looks a bit like this: http://f38i.imgup.net/bosch-pbh66acd.jpg The large burner http://g54i.imgup.net/lqgtcjtwnl82f1.jpg does light but gives a pathetically small flame. The other 3 rings are fine. I have unscrewed and swapped burners from...
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    Painting Staircase

    To finish off this thread for future searches... I ended up sanding and coating 3 times with this: http://www.rawlinspaints.com/products/Sadolin-Anti-Slip-Floor-Varnish.html#sthash.wxhNqAvB.k3hYxDda.dpbs which I ordered from a crown store Very pleased and it isn't slippery
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    Mower or Strimmer?

    Hi I hope someone can advise. I have a garden with lawn interspersed with flower beds and paths. The total lawn area is probably 80-100m2. I initially bought a strimmer to try to get it back to turf, and although that worked OK the strimmer was a nightmare, the line kept breaking and not...
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    Treating bare stair treads

    Hi, I have stripped paint from my stair treads and want to leave them as natural looking as possible. Am I best with varnish or some oil based natural treatment? thanks
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    Squirting noise in radiator

    Hi all, One of my rads (right by a bed so extra annoying) makes a sound of water squirting when heating. I have bled it regularly, and the system itself has had a recent thorough powerflush and gets nice and hot. Standard Potterton Suprima 50 (yuck) boiler system - The rads are old, and...
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    Central heating packed up

    Hi - hope someone can give me a pointer or two. I have a conventional open vented heating system with a cylinder, pump, air separator and 3 port valve in the airing cupboard and conventional boiler in the kitchen. Suddenly the heating, which has been working, isn't. The hot water still is...
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    Painting Staircase

    Am investigating some kind of stair "topper" now that looks like wood or that I can paint/stain before installing....
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    Painting Staircase

    How do you cope with taking "ages and ages to dry" when you can't avoid using stairs? Do you paint every other stair and then come back later to do the rest?
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    Painting Staircase

    Hi, Having taken the carpet off my stairs, I am left with a bare wood "runner" up the middle and some paint on each side. My plan is to sand down and paint the risers in white and the treads in black. Any recommendations on what type or brand of paint to go for? Was just going to do a...
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    floorboards - what to cover them with after sanding

    Get into this millenium, man!
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    floorboards - what to cover them with after sanding

    Thanks for those replies - from some googling and another forum I have also found lots of recommendations for: http://www.osmouk.com/previewpage.cfm?bookid=book001&chapter=57&page=117 The nice thing is I have lots of drying time as the property will be empty for a while so the fumes aren't...
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    floorboards - what to cover them with after sanding

    Hi all Am sanding down some floorboards in a 1970s house soon - am guessing they are pine as I am not actually in the house as yet. I would like them to have a natural sheen - not shiny, and a natural or oak colour. They are bedrooms so don't have to be super hardwearing although I like the...
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    LOW SPACE ON RECOVERY DISC E

    Download WINDIRSTAT It's free, and will show you exactly what's on your partition, and you can delete hidden files. Possibly it's something within your recycle bin that you can't see. Rob
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    Washing machine just stopped

    In the end I clicked the dial round one notch and it carried on OK - so it could just be a coincidental fault.... will try again tomorrow..... thanks for the reply Rob
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    Washing machine just stopped

    Hi, To cut a long story short, the hot water feed to my washer was leaking so I turned the tap off. Been doing normal 40 and 50 degree washes fine since. I started a 95 degree wash over an hour ago and although it did start, it's now doing nothing and the dial is about 1/8 of the way round...
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    Storage Heaters - not up to it

    Nice idea Dave but there isn't even gas to the property - so I'd imagine it is thousands to run gas to here in the first place...
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    Storage Heaters - not up to it

    Thanks guys - it's rented so the insulation / GCH isn't within my powers, but will check out the E10 Rob
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