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    Honeywell Digital Timer : digits missing sections even with fresh batteries

    How long should a digital timer last ? Our one had sections of some of the digits missing, so I assumed the battery was low. I've just put in fresh batteries and the problem is still there .. is it time to exchange the unit Model is CM927
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    How long will an unopened tube of white silicone last ?

    As the title says.. I have a tube of white silicone which has the product date of 28/04/21 I'm not sure if that was the date it was made or whether it's a 'use by' date Will it still be Ok to use now .. between worktop and tile splashback ? thanks
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    Trying to pressurize Worcester boiler ... leaking water

    We have not used our heating yet this year, but thought we would this evening. An error is showing on the boiler which look s like -11- the pressure needle is on the red / green line .. so I assume the pressure is too low ... I repressurized it last year I think I insert the white key ...
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    How do you lay vinyl near a cooker ?

    On Monday we are getting plywood and cushion flooring laid in the kitchen. We have an electric cooker hard-wired in, so what is the best way to lay the flooring next to it please ? I couldn't lift it, even if I wanted to as I was thinking of putting a large block of wood below it, so the...
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    Tiling for newbie .. cuts 46mm at each end ??

    I am tiling a splashback to the kitchen. the window wall has two corners (surprise surprise) .. one that is very visible when you walk in to the room and the other, not so much .. anyway the food processor is in the corner. Measuring the length and having cuts at each end would mean having 45mm...
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    Flashband : Do I need primer ?

    A neighbour has just pointed out to me that there is a section of felt loose at the side of our dormer window roof. It looks as if the felt has broken along the corner (roof to the fascia board) with one section just hanging (1m in length) We have a bungalow and with the layout, it's an easy...
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    Primer, undercoat and gloss .. For 8 new doors

    We have just had 8 doors fitted, so now it's time for me to paint them :( The joiner explained that I should prime the edges, then undercoat and gloss the whole door. I have always used oil-based paints, but with doors, the drying time may be too long and awkward too, so he recommended...
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    What is a decent carbon monoxide detector ?

    I want to buy a couple of carbon monoxide detectors and as usual, there is a vast number of options to choose from. I just want the battery-type ones ... maybe there are hard-wired ones too .. I'm not sure Could somebody provide a link to a decent quality, reliable alarm please, or at least...
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    Where's the best place to buy door furniture please ?

    We are about to get all the doors in our house changed so as well as the doors we'll need ironmongery. The joiner suggested looking on the Howdens website and picking doors etc there The existing frames etc are white, so it would make sense to either get clear pine doors (to paint later) or...
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    Where's the best place to buy internal doors ?

    We are (well, wife really) wanting to replace the original flat ply internal doors with new doors, so have been looking online. B&Q have a good selection, but if i recall, not many trades folk actually buy their doors at B&Q .. that's more for the DIY gang. Where is the best place to buy doors...
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    Can I use an expandable hose with a pressure washer ?

    Can I use an expandable hosepipe with a pressure washer, or is the pressure too high ? I have a Bosch AQT 33-11 which has a maximum pressure of 110 bar thanks !
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    How do you measure a radiator ?

    How do you measure a radiator, ready to change it to a new double one ? Last year I decided to change a towel rail so measured centre of pipe to centre of pipe thinking this was correct. The plumber had actually said it's a 600mm rail, but as he hadn't actually measured it, I assumed he was...
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    How can I add a drawer to a 'non drawer' base unit

    We recently bought new kitchen units, which we had fitted but unfortunately none came with drawers. (obviously, we never thought about it at the time and just ordered plain base units) We'll manage to store most things without any problems, but really it would be nice to have at least one...
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    Extending waste / water supply to dishwasher

    We recently bought a dishwasher, which was installed just before Christmas, but now we need it moved to the location it was destined for. Neither the waste nor the water supply pipe are long enough, but I see these are available online or in the likes of Screwfix. Do I just need to buy...
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    Is there a special way to hang a corner wall unit ?

    We had a kitchen fitted just before Christmas, which seemed OK but we (well, wife really) have decided that we could fit in another wall unit. It's just a 600mm blind corner unit. Is there a knack in hanging these ... the unit it will join too, already on the wall will obviously need...
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    Mist coat or PVA primer on New Plaster .. Before painting

    I have had my kitchen replastered so now it is time to paint. Some folk say, even the plasterer .. PVA and water mixed should be painted on the ceiling and walls first, but others say a thin watery emulsion mix is best. If the latter, thin paint .. is it Ok to use kitchen paint / water mix, or...
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    Newbie .. about to tile kitchen splashback

    I am about to try tiling a splashback, having only tiled once before (10+ years ago) I've watched a few YT videos so think I know what to do, but there are so many brands of adhesive available, from well-known names to own brand names. I'll be using 200 x 100 ceramic tiles and think ready...
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    Is this batten light Ok for central wires ?

    I want to replace an old fluorescent light fitting with the following :- Does this allow the wire to come in at the centre of the light, or is the connection at the end .. if at the end, this will be no good, as the...
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    New kitchen sockets .. SP or DP ?

    I am buying new double sockets to replace the previous ones after a kitchen refurb, before the electrician comes tomorrow I thought it would be a simple task, just pick the colour and that would be it. I see there are SP and DP options for most, if not all sockets. I did a quick search on...
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    Kitchen worktop 150mm proud of units .. will that look OK

    Do you have to end the kitchen worktop at the edge of the base units ? My wife suggested having a slight overhang at the end .. 100-150mm Would this look OK ?