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    fixing wood strips to a wall

    I have put this in Wood / woodwork / carpentry Not sure if it should have gone into the painting/decorating forum Anyway a mod can always move The other half has now decorated a dining room, and wants some panelling / strips of wood stuck on to one wall I'm planning on getting redwood...
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    Toilet Seat soft close hinge

    I have a Cassellie Loxley Back to Wall Pan with Luxury Seat The company went into administration and got sold off to mobility group I just need a new hinge part - or advice on how to get apart Looking at various youtube videos - it appears to be that the silicon grease may just need replacing...
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    Tap Backnut

    Tap Backnut size My small Sink, has a loose tap - i looked at the access to the tap, and purchased a Tap Spanner , but when i touched the nut - it fell in half - not sure if this has been cut when the fitters installed Anyway - I wondered what size this plastic nut is - so i can get a...
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    Washer or barrel for this tap

    My son has just called his hot water tap wont turn off so I talked him through isolating the tap - hes about 2hrs away - so will be going up in morning - see what i can do / replace any idea what the washer / barrel may be - I assume i may just need to remove and replace - hopefully not more...
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    cutting oak plinth

    i had a read of https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/i-need-a-jigsaw-blade-to-cut-curves-through-65mm-oak.257877/ I'm hoping to get a piece of oak, to make into a plinth for a toilet to stand on. the thickness will be around 44mm but the OH wants the timber to follow the profile from top - seat to...
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    Adjustable workshop lighting

    I have just been in a Garage, NOT great lighting , and with a vice on a workmate, sharpened a lawnmower blade using a Dremel I could do with some sort of Adjustable lighting, i can put on the object being worked on. i have a couple of these worklamps, not sure if the 20W or 30W -...
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    Sky multiroom

    My very elderly friend (who does not like change or disruption) has Sky - its an old SKY HD or SKY+ box , and has I think 4 coax cables from the box to connect up to other TV's around the house Main TV in the lounge and then TV's in the kitchen, Bedroom, Conservatory - at the moment they use an...
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    Stop rust on decorative panel

    My mil has ourchased a decorative metal thing for other half to be fitted to a wall But it’s rusty I’m looking for suggestions on how to seal the rust without spoiling the thing So when on the painted rendered wall we don’t get rust streaks all down the wall I have looked at some laquers on...
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    conservatory plastic trim

    I have put in roofing , as was not sure what other forum to use , and its like facia / soffit trim fixing - please move if wrong I have a conservatory which butts up to a brickwall - been up over 25years i guess they have put a bit of white plastic trim down the side , which is fine something...
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    kitchen cooker/hob safezones

    I know there has been a lot of discussion on bath safezones and how wrong they are In a kitchen replacing a cooker and hob, how far away do the sockets need to be. My son is looking to replace a cooker and was with his mum and Currya have refused to install because they are too close .... any...
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    Strap / Harness for Long reach Stihl battery hedge trimmer

    Hi, I have my name down for a Long Reach hedge trimmer, Cordless Stihl HLA86, 200 battery , maybe 300, but as there are long delays on items arriving in UK. Mother-in-law has one , and i tried out in the shed xmas, and found it to be very heavy , so i'm borrowing it on Thursday/Friday (13/14th...
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    nailer , stapler recommendations Dewalt

    I have been looking at nailers & staplers, not 100% sure i need one, but in past may have been useful - particularly if it does staples as well But a range of sizes maybe 25mm - 100mm I would like on for general use , which can take a mixture of size general cabinet / furniture making...
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    prescription charges England

    I was told that prescription changes have change in England from over 60 to retirement age 66 so people in England who do not currently pay as over 60 , but less than 66 will as of 1st Jan 22 pay prescription charges , UNLESS exempt and then need a certificate. i used to have a medical...
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    Xmas DIY Gadgets

    Just wondered as we near xmas, family asking what i want (birthday as well) Anyone had a really useful gadget bought for them , that they find very useful. I had a few useful items These Awls, and they have been super useful...
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    Mech Pencils, Pentel , for Santa List

    I have seen on an older Peter Millard youtube video , using a Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Mechanical Drafting Pencil 0.5mm Which I am thinking of adding to the santa's list However, I also see 0.9mm mentioned as a better size for woodworking. I think the 0.5mm was for a Mirock Ruler, also thinking...
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    OFGEM Cap KWH and companies going bust

    I'm trying to work out the cap and how its applied The actual number till April 22 is £1,277 for a DD default standard variable tariff My son's energy company went bust yesterday , and my daughters may be under threat (Bulb) I'm with ESB Energy , Irish company so who knows I have also read of...
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    T-Slot Guide/Sled, lubricant for the Slide

    Hi, I expecting a trend straight edge (100") https://www.trend-uk.com/vjs-g-100-varijig-system-straight-guide-2-54-metre to arrive tomorrow (Friday 8th Oct) , and their Saw guide & Router Guide are £30 each , and it looks like something I could very easily quite a few youtube videos for Slid on...
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    Clear top to cupboard

    I'm building a small cupboard in a conservartory , and was planning to leave the top , open , but know been asked to cover , which means no light in cupboard. I could just put some 3mm ply (which i already have over the top , and then add a light inside , as we have power there anyway OR a...
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    WOW - cost of material/Timber MDF

    I have just started to plan another project. in sept 2020 i purchased some MRMDF at £38.24 inc VAT a sheet now for a new project its £80.51 inc VAT I knew there was a shortage and cost going up - BUT wow , what a surprise I needed 4 sheets , so instead of £153, its now doubled £362......
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    Wall Render / Stabilise

    I posted here https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/wall-brick-wearing.529493/ some time ago, Looking now at the wall and will render / seal Suggested to put on wall to stop the wear / powdering and what to render with By the sea 0.5km away and windy area
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