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    Sudden long ceiling crack

    How long have you been living there? When was it last decorated? To me the cracks look like simply the paint cracking. This happens a lot with expansion / contraction and with changes in temperature and moisture. It may be due to vibrations from near-by road traffic etc. Keep an eye on it...
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    Water-soaked plaster any good?

    I'm replacing a bath. Having removed the old one and the various tiles that were loose, it is clear that the plaster beneath is soaked. Presumably from leaking sealant and through the grout of the loose tiles. My query is: is the plaster shot? Or will it dry out? Has it lost it's strength? Can...
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    Twyford bath leg fixings query

    I've acquired a second-hand steel bath made by Twyford. Unfortunately, the lady had thrown away all of the legs and fixings. There is no indication as to it's model name or it's age. I've found some 'universal' leg and wall fixings from Travis Perkins, not collected them yet. Does anyone know...
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    Clean residue on leaded windows

    Hopefully this shows in the pics. I have externally leaded double-glazing. There is streaking on every panel that I can only assume to be some form of leaching coming from the lead. We have tried everything to get the staining off but without joy. Any known and successfully used products we...
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    Fit timer to existing extractor fan

    That looks spot on! Thank you. Any idea how I would use it? Presumably I could sit it in the loft next to the fan, set the timer and leave it. The presumably, I use the on/off isolator switch as normal and when switched off it simply over-runs as per the timer setting?
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    Fit timer to existing extractor fan

    Would this be suitable for 'damp' areas? Can it be used with the fan isolator?
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    Fit timer to existing extractor fan

    Thanks for the reply. Those pneumatic switches are awful. I have them in the hallway and stairs of a property that I let and they are forever sticking. I get about 5yrs out of one before it sticks entirely and has to be replaced.
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    Fit timer to existing extractor fan

    Have the extractor in the loft space above the bathroom, venting to outside. It of course has the isolator outside, next to the light switch as it happens. The two are not interconnected. How would I go about fitting a timer to the fan to have it run for say, 10mins after the switch is switched...
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    Salus thermostat kaput?

    Salus thermostat just flashing with odd characters and not synching of course. I've changed batteries, left batteries out for 15mins etc, no joy. When replacing, do I have to replace the part on the boiler as well, or just the remote, wireless part? Thanks
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    Spotlights not working

    We kept the halogen ones in and, as you predicted, that have blown one by one over the past few months. We've replaced with other halogens that we already had lying around and, some Led ones. Unfortunately, the Led ones have also blown again. Any ideas why this would happen? The Leds are...
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    Leaking shower cubicle - help

    I will admit that I didn't know this when I fitted them 9yrs ago. They don't come with instructions and it's just following YouTube. I suspect I'll be doing the second one, identical setup, very shortly
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    Leaking shower cubicle - help

    Well, I've taken the bold step to remove the enclosure. I now see why we seal on the outside only (see pics)
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    Leaking shower cubicle - help

    I'm resurrecting this thread as sadly, still not resolved. I recognise now that I shouldn't have sealed along the inside base of the screen. Unfortunately, I already have :( Any ideas on my options now,? Presumably I should be able to seal all the way around the glass, assuming that is where...
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    Need to work near to incoming overhead electric cables

    Thanks both. I spoke to Western Power first thing Monday morning, they were out at 1.00pm that same day. I haven't been to look but have apparently fitted insulating sleeves over the cables. So, the guttering work can still go ahead later in the week thankfully. Thanks again.
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    Need to work near to incoming overhead electric cables

    Thanks. And for the web-link. Good to know.
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    Need to work near to incoming overhead electric cables

    Hi, I've a chap coming to replace the old cast-iron guttering at the rear of my elderly parents property. There is a pair of incoming overhead electricity cables attached to the property about 6 inches below this old guttering. He didn't seem to be too phased about it but I felt it to be too...
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    Kitchen tap with retractable hose - recommendations?

    Thank you very much for the detailed reply. That definitely explains it all to me now. The result being... no go :( Many thanks.
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    Cycle carrier query

    I may have answered my own query. Perhaps anyone else can confirm? I've just popped into Halfords and had a chat. It appears that the carrier fits to the ball and then has a cushion up against the boot and then straps which clip on to the sides of the boot lid which are then pulled tight. I'll...
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    Cycle carrier query

    Oh dear, oh dear! Sorry to hear that.
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    Cycle carrier query

    Thank you for replying. Yep, I recognise that you get what you pay for and in the end I may go for the more expensive type. That said, I do like to make sure I do all of my research. It's only then that I know that I have full VFM and have exactly what I need. Like you, I spend a LONG time in...
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