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    how to face a lintel

    Good morning, looking for some inspiration!. Had 2 windows put in years ago in side wall of garage and the builder installed the lintels set back 20mm. I need to face the lintels with something. Brick slips are 20mm so not enough depth. I can buy 10mm slips but cost is prohibitive ie £50 to ship...
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    ready mixed tile grout shelf life

    its for a touch up ( 2" run of grout) by someone who isnt used to using it and I have to send by post. I'll just buy it anyway its only £9
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    ready mixed tile grout shelf life

    the sellers have 100s of items for sale some 1000s I'd sooner get some info from those in the know really.. I know grout in powder form doesnt have much of a life.
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    ready mixed tile grout shelf life

    Hi Guys, quick question....... I urgently need a tube of ready mixed white tile grout. Does this stuff have a shelf life/ sell by date as I will buy via ebay and cant view all the packaging. thanks
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    very basic cctv query

    so I do need a DVR and a hard drive if I want good images?
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    gutter downpipe litres per second

    does anyone know how many litres per second a standard gutter downpipe will take before the water backs up into the gutter? is there even any calculation for this lol?
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    very basic cctv query

    I'm looking to fit a basic outside CCTV one maybe 2 cameras. I need live pictures on a screen inside a property but dont want remote access or any kind of storage as I will not ever want to play the film back. What components do I need (general question) Am I right in saying I dont need a DVR or...
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    OLD BACK BOILER CH DIVERTER VALVE/ TANK STAT?

    thanks Ian really appreciate your help. I will post back to update after tomorrow as the guy is coming back to have a look.
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    OLD BACK BOILER CH DIVERTER VALVE/ TANK STAT?

    Thanks Ian that makes things a bit clearer. We've had a electrician fit a new wall timer and it seems to have a mind of its own and dont want to call him back until we know its not us getting it wrong.
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    OLD BACK BOILER CH DIVERTER VALVE/ TANK STAT?

    Hi everyone! I'm responsible for a deceased estate property 50 miles from me and am having trouble getting someone to replace a CH wall timer. The CH and DHW system comprises a very old but well serviced back boiler ( Baxi bermuda 675). Theres a lagged hot water cylinder with pipes coming in...
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    best outdoor camera for gutter surveillance

    thing is by the time a switch is activated its too late as thats because the outlet is blocked. When it hammers down like the other week its so much water and our outlet carries water from 3 roofs so will fill up in seconds. I definitely would find something I could check that the outlet is...
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    best outdoor camera for gutter surveillance

    I need a single outdoor camera (daytime only) to cover a parapet gutter exit point as ours blocked up and flooded the loft! It needs to be fitted and forgotten so a good make. Would be bolted/ screwed to the brickwork and open to the elements. I would also need it to transmit pics to my phone as...
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    Stretching things too far?

    the original people complaining may want to consider that some mortgage lenders stipulate no DSS tenants so sometimes nothing to do with what a LL wants.
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    Which magazine boiler repair costs

    service guy had his head in our Valiant Ecotec this week and said his firm far prefers Valiant as opposed to Worcs as Valiant much easier to work on and therefore cheaper to repair due to less labour cost.
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    Change is coming (bad news for Gasbag)

    the one thing I will say about Corbyn and that is he comes across as nasty, he almost spits out his words with venom. I guess some could see this as passion but I see it as nasty, god help us if he gets in....
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    buying your first house - impossible!

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/may/21/labour-abolish-university-tuition-fees-jeremy-corbyn-eu-uk-europe
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    buying your first house - impossible!

    sorry dont know what happened there but the last bits right!
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    buying your first house - impossible!

    short terk hain, long t short term gain, long term pain:(
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    buying your first house - impossible!

    yep Unis for the masses now. Our Sons off in Sept, he's applied to 3 Unis. One of them offered him a place without even an interview so very low barrier to entry. Its about getting bums on seats so they get the funding. And when they get to Uni some get about 12 hrs classroom tuition a week with...
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