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    Just ignore me :-)

    Can't see how to delete a post.
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    Stihl FS-55 locked at bottom of stroke

    Hi folks, I replaced the perished fuel hoses on my FS-55 brush cutter at the weekend. On pulling the cord to start there was a metalling slapping noise and the engine locked immediately. It never actually started Stripping away the housing, I can get a socket on the pull start mechanism and...
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    Where to get WBP ply?

    Hi folks, Can anyone advise on the best (national) merchant to get exterior ply from? Wickes/B&Q etc. don't indicate whether their ply is WBP, so I assume it isn't. I think I'm looking for EN636-3 and can't seem to find it. I can find marine ply, but that's twice the price so not an option...
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    Removable Fence post

    Hi folks, I want to put a removable fence post at the side of my house. It needs to be 4"x4" post with minimal movement (it will also support the latch side of a gate). It also needs to stand up to the wind like a fence post sunk directly into the concrete would. When the post is removed, I...
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    Danesmoor 20/25 lockout during CH, but not during HW

    Hi folks, I have a Worcester Danesmoor 20/25 boiler. Yesterday it started locking out when I put the heating on. The amount of time between boiler firing and locking out varies but can be as short as five minutes. Putting the water heating on does NOT cause the boiler to lock out. Pipework is...
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    Ring floodlight cam and doorbell - what a waste of cash

    Hi folks, I've been suffering with a Ring floodlight cam for about three years ago. Initially it worked really well, so I bought doorbell and a chime as well. For the last six months or so, connectivity has been absolutely terrible. The floodlight cam drops out all the time, and I only realise...
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    Boiler firing even when off

    Hi folks, My boiler is firing up at several points throughout the day and night. CH is switched off (as you'd expect - it's July), and HW is scheduled once a day, in the morning. I've noticed the sound of a pump running in my downstairs WC, which is where all the (boxed-in) pipework from the...
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    Home made garage doors

    Hi folks I've been meaning to get round to making new wooden doors for my garage. Current door is up-and-over and I want to replace with double hinged doors. Is it better to use tannalised or untreated planed wood? Obviously the tannalised stuff will be more naturally rot-resistant, but also...
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    Knocking in my loft early morning

    Hi folks, this one has me stumped. Every morning, from about sunrise, there's an irregular knocking noise in my loft. There's also sometimes a scraping noise, as if the tiles are being dragged against one another. The knocking noise is quite deep, as if someone was hitting a rafter with a...
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    Post hole partly under neighbour's tarmac

    Hi folks, After about a decade of putting it off, I'm biting the bullet and putting new estate-style gates in. One post will be on the boundary with my neighbour, who recently had his drive re-surfaced. I need my post to be butting right up to his drive, which means the hole (and concrete)...
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    I want a PIR floodlight with a switched override (L1 terminal)

    So back in the good old days, you could buy PIRs with an L1 terminal which you could connect to a switch for an override. Nowadays they all come with the "feature" that you have to switch power to the light off and on three times to have it come on permanently, then switch it off and leave it...
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    What nails?

    Hi folks, I'm building a little lean-to bike shed in the garden. All gone well, now just building the ledge-and-brace doors. I was planning to use my brad nailer to fix the T&G door to the ledges etc., but with 15mm doors and 18mm ledges, a 32mm brad will poke through the back as soon as the...
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    Framing lumber sizes

    Hey folks, I've been using Sketchup to visualise a couple of garden projects I've got coming up - first a large lean-to type shed to replace my battered old 5'x7' relic; and secondly a pretty sizeable garden room. The garden room is next year's project most likely. In terms of the shed, I'm...
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    Air line connectors

    Hey folks, So I decided it was time to invest in a compressor for various jobs, from keeping the old car tyres inflated to being able to clear out various things with a quick blast of air, to nailing the large shed I'm going to start building soon before Summer buggers off. Then I discovered...
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    I switched my boiler off at the control unit. So why does it fire up?

    I work away during the week, so I turn my HW and CH off at the control unit (Danfoss FP715). Once or twice I've gotten home at the end of the week and switched CH on to warm the place through, and the boiler doesn't fire, although the radiators tick away and get hot. If I put my hand on the...
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    Replace top of gate post

    Hi all, I have a gatepost which never had a cap on it, as a result the top has rotted somewhat. To replace the whole post would be a royal pain, not to mention ruining the recent re-tarmacing of the drive. If the post wasn't set in the ground, a scarf joint would be sensible and relatively...
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    Visonic Powermax - can't clear keyfob battery warning

    Hi folks, I have a self-installed Powermax complete. It's been working fine for a couple of years, apart from the proximity tag sensor fails after a few days. Not a big deal, I just type the code in. However... I'm currently selling my house and the estate agent has one of the keyfobs. I had a...
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    16A MCB trips when tumble dryer is on

    Hi, I have a garage CU that has two MCBs, B16 for mains and B6 for lighting. Recently, the B16 started tripping when the tumble dryer is on. There's an old fridge plugged into the same double socket, which I assumed was the culprit. So I unplugged it, and everything else apart from the dryer...
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    Options for splitting T&E

    Hi, I have a 2.5mm T&E cable which is on quite a tight run, ie no real slack in it. I want to run a spur off this, but a standard junction box won't work because there's not enough slack in the cable to feed it into the terminals. I don't have the option of replacing the cable either side...
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    Danesmoor 20/25 with Electro Inter B11 burner - bleed advice

    All, I ran out of oil at the weekend, have now had a delivery but boiler is in lockout, I assume it needs a bleed. It's a Danesmoor 20/25, using an Electro Oil Inter B11 burner. I've read countless threads on various forums where people have adjusted the pressure rather than the bleed...
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