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    Tecnik dishwasher tripping rcd after 10-15 minutes of run

    Nope. Probably a bit old model. Two 55° and one 65° cycle. How much does heating element cost? Wondering what is the total cost of replacing that.
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    Tecnik dishwasher tripping rcd after 10-15 minutes of run

    Hi, My tecnik dishwasher is tripping the rcd after 10-15 run. There is no cold cycle to test if heating element is the culprit. Is it worth even calling the electrician or better off replacing it directly? I am reluctant to pay £50-60 and eventually paying 250 to replace it. Thanks Neeraj
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    Messed up newel post

    The hole in the base is little more than 50mm so I guess I need something similar in the base. I will try to find a joinery shop nearby.
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    Messed up newel post

    Thanks, that sounds like an idea. Let me try though I will struggle to drill that big a hole through the post but I guess that is the best option.
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    Messed up newel post

    Let me hear your tips, who knows you are not one of them...
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    Messed up newel post

    sometimes lessons are learnt hard way... what should I do now?
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    Messed up newel post

    Hi, I had one of the "rated person" carpenter do some work who has done the shoddiest of jobs ever. I was being silly not watching over him. Anyway, here is the problem. We were getting new banisters and newel post fitted as only part of the staircase had banisters. He cut off the old post...
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    How to re-pressurize Ideal Isar boiler

    Thank you all. I did actually bled the radiators upstairs and pressure is now down to around 1 and radiators are heating properly. Good learning for me.
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    How to re-pressurize Ideal Isar boiler

    Thank you. I finally found the screw you kindly pointed. However, I think I have created a bit of problem. Because of the tight space I could not close the screw back in time and the pressure now reads little over 2 (boiler is switched off). How do I bring it back now? Thanks again
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    How to re-pressurize Ideal Isar boiler

    Thank you all, this is very helpful. I have taken a closeup of the pipes. Am I supposed to be turning the top or the bottom screw. I have circled both the screws here.
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    How to re-pressurize Ideal Isar boiler

    Hi, I have a Ideal-Isar combi boiler. Radiators at the first floor are hot at the bottom 1/4 part but very cold above that bit. After reading somewhere I checked the pressure at the boiler and it is nearly 0. I have never increased the pressure myself so confused how to do it and the manual...
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    Leaking waste trap

    Hi, I have a new basin installed sometime back and the plumber did a real shoddy job and now I have a leak from under the basin. Basically it is leaking from the black bit in the image below. It seems like it is a single piece in the basin and not sure what to do to stop the leak...
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    What edging under sliding door

    I am fitting a laminate floor and this needs to be connected to the tiled floor in the en-suite. The en-suite has a sliding door. What kind of edging will I need to get for connecting these two floors? I found threshold edging on US websites. Wondering what is it called in UK? Thanks Neeraj
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    Permitted development when extending on the side

    I have a garage on the side of my end of terrace house (block of 4 terrace houses). The garage is attached to my outer wall. However, from the end of the garage to the end of remainder of the house is around 3.5m. If I wanted to build on the area that is behind the garage and next to rest...
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    Shower attached to mixer tap won't shut off

    Please any help? I am still confused how to replace the valve or cartridge.
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    Shower attached to mixer tap won't shut off

    Hi, The shower attached to the mixer tap does not close properly and water keeps running slowly but steadily. I opened the cap to see if there is something I can replace but not sure I am able to figure out. Please see below 1. Shower and tap with cap removed: 2. Shower knob close...
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    Painting over plastered plywood

    Well, it is now already plastered nd getting the guy to plaster again is way too expensive. I don't think he taped the joins but probably mixed he plaster ok. What do you reckon is my best bet here? Shall I bother painting it or just wall paper it? It is a very small portion 2-3 sq metre...
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    Painting over plastered plywood

    Hello All, I just got my room plastered. The room has an old fireplace which has been closed using a plywood for some time. The chap plastered over it. Now before I paint it I'm wondering if there is any chance of it cracking? Should I just do first watered coat of paint and two normal...
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    Plaster stuck on skirting board... How to paint?

    Thanks for replying. Given I plan to also put wooden floor (removing carpet) I'm pondering on the thought of replacing skirting board. There are only two but go into the cupboards at two ends. How hard a job will it be to replace?
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    Plaster stuck on skirting board... How to paint?

    Hello all, I got someone to skim the walls of a room in 1930s. I was hoping to paint the room after that. However, there is plaster all over the skirting. Sanding is painful and still not removing plaster from every where. What options do I have: 1. Sand the whole skirting board and...
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