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  1. DIYNovice1979

    Fixing Bathroom Hot Water Tap - Leaking From Tap and Underneath

    Thanks for the replies. I own the property, it's a new build (1980s) and it's coming up to the point where wear and tear/poor build quality is taking its toll! There are gate valves by the cylinder tank upstairs (see pic - the cylinder is behind the towels). Is one the feed into the tank and...
  2. DIYNovice1979

    Fixing Bathroom Hot Water Tap - Leaking From Tap and Underneath

    Hi, I have a hot water tap downstairs that's leaking. The boiler tank is upstairs and there's no isolation valve on the pipe underneath. The tap leaks from the tap opening itself, as well as from underneath. Underneath, the water simply trickles along the feed pipe and drops from the bend. The...
  3. DIYNovice1979

    Leaking conservatory roof

    Managed to push it back in place and added some silicon for good measure - so far, so good (rained this morning, no leaks :) Thanks for the tips!
  4. DIYNovice1979

    Leaking conservatory roof

    Quick update, I've checked with a ladder and it looks like the panel has slipped. Is it just a matter of removing the plastic trim, applying some silicon and putting it back? Also, I can only access via a ladder, no supporting buildings or lift. I'm 11st, would the frame be sturdy enough to...
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    Leaking conservatory roof

    Thanks, I'll take a good look when its a bit sunnier I'm hoping something like this will help...
  6. DIYNovice1979

    Leaking conservatory roof

    Hi, I've recently noticed my conservatory roof has a small leak during heavy rain, we get a steady drip, drip, drip. The conservatory was in place when we moved in 10 years ago. Is this something that can be easily be fixed with some tape or similar? Zooming in, you can see the water drop lets...
  7. DIYNovice1979

    Downstairs toilet leaking - overflow pipe

    I believe so, I didn't want to overtighten it - I've tightened by hand to the point where I'm nearly forcing it.
  8. DIYNovice1979

    Downstairs toilet leaking - overflow pipe

    Exedon, I've had a look at the fluid master, looks good - it is easy to fit and are there lots of different sizes? Apologies, whilst I've done a bit of DIY, the biggest plumbing job I've done is bleed a radiator! £2 and 2 hours later, replaced the seal, adjusted the ballon screw several...
  9. DIYNovice1979

    Downstairs toilet leaking - overflow pipe

    Hi, I've got a downstairs toilet with an overflow pipe. When the cistern is full, there's still a small leak from the valve. I've tried adjusting the ballcock, but not luck. Taking a closer look, it looks like the seal in the valve has gone. Are these standard parts I can get from any DIY store...
  10. DIYNovice1979

    Hot tap won't turn properly - spindle adapter broken (?)

    Hi, I have a tap that has a small white plastic adapter (I think that's what it's called). The plastic clip has broken, this results in the hot tap not working - it just spins around on the spindle. I've tried to buy the small white clip which sits on top of the spindle and fits neatly into...
  11. DIYNovice1979

    Windshield Seal - Small Break

    No water is coming in, it's just a break in the rubber, I'm concerned it'll get worse. There's no chipping or glass damage. I'm planning on just doing a patch job with some sealant. I'd rather not pay £230 for a new seal as the car is worth about £500!
  12. DIYNovice1979

    Windshield Seal - Small Break

    Thanks, that's my thinking :-)
  13. DIYNovice1979

    Windshield Seal - Small Break

    Hi, I have a small break in the windshield seal of my 2005 Honda Civic. Currently, the windshield is fine. Autoglass want £230 to replace the seal. Can I get away with a sealant and adding in a small amount of rubber? (See picture) Thanks Jay
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  16. DIYNovice1979

    How to fix outdoor porch post in winter - wood rot

    Thanks, I'll wait until summer. Do you think it's worth trying to cover with a plastic bag to keep the water out?
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    How to fix outdoor porch post in winter - wood rot

    Hi, My porch post is rotting away, bits are falling off and the paint is flaking at the bottom. Given it's wet and cold at the moment, what's the best way of fixing this (without waiting for summer)? Thanks
  18. DIYNovice1979

    Replacing the battery on a veritas R8 alarm

    Thanks for the advice guys, I bought the spade connectors - all done now :-)
  19. DIYNovice1979

    Replacing the battery on a veritas R8 alarm

    Unfortunately, it's not as easy as I first thought (not much in life is!) I couldn't get the old battery off, it looks like the wires and ends are corroded together (see picture). I'm wondering if I can just replace the black and red battery cables (highlighted in the second picture), but I'm...
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