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    Beko Frost Free American Fridge warm at the top, cold at the bottom

    I have a 4 year old Beko american style fridge: GNEV221/GNEV221 In the fridge side, it feels cold at the bottom, but is only about 18 degrees at the top. In the freezer side, recently it's started making ice at the top, but then sometimes the ice melts/is half melted, although food generally...
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    Clamping two pieces of wood together temporarily

    Thanks both, I'll give spring clamps a try..
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    Clamping two pieces of wood together temporarily

    I want to build a quick rough and ready canopy frame for a wooden sleigh bed without damaging the bed itself by screwing or gluing anything to it. Since I can't use cable ties or anything to tie the vertical pieces of the canopy frame to the bed (since there are no 'bed posts' I was thinking to...
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    Central heating water coming out of hot water tap in sink

    No hot water cylinder, all mains fed. Sounds like a heat exchanger problem after all... thanks both.
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    Central heating water coming out of hot water tap in sink

    Hi, I bought a house about a year ago, and today was the first time I turned the central heating on. The central heating works fine. I also replaced the old radiator in the upstairs bedroom with a new one at the same time, I THINK I got the return and flow the right way. Anyway, I am...
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    Smoothing walls

    Hi, just looking for some advice as have just started out :) The walls in the bedroom are painted very badly (in my opinion), see picture; slightly textured and not smooth. I would like the final result to be a smooth finish using matt or semi-satin emulsion. Also, I had a plasterer in...
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    Repairing gap left by picture rail

    Hi All, I'm renovating a room in my house. It had a picture rail, which I removed. But now I find the bottom section of the wall is out of alignment with the top by a few mm. I've had a plasterer come in for a quote, and he tells me in order to do a perfect job, he's going to have to apply...
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    Deleting text from a christmas card

    Get Paint.net. It's a free image editor and has layers and other fancy features like Photoshop.
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    Self-cutting tap is leaking

    Perhaps instead of giving this high and mighty attitude, you might try to understand that not all of us professionals who've had formal training or on the job experience, that some of us are DIYers who are starting out and might ask (what seems to you to be) stupid questions. Rather than giving...
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    Self-cutting tap is leaking

    Thanks gasservice1985. I'm just starting out in DIY so I researched into it, and found that without a drain cock the easiest way to drain the water initially is to get a self cutting tap. Now that I've at least got SOME way to drain the system I can put in a radiator valve with a drain valve and...
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    Self-cutting tap is leaking

    No, not concrete. Whats that got to do with this?
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    Self-cutting tap is leaking

    I wasn't trying to buy ****e, but this is only one of 2 designs I could find online.
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    Self-cutting tap is leaking

    I bought one of these from Screwfix http://www.screwfix.com/p/self-cutting-tap-15mm-x/21250 to connect to my central heating pipework since I don't have a drain off valve. I've connected it up, but it's leaking very slightly and it seems to be from the locking nut. I've done it up very tight...
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    total house renovation

    I'm doing something similar, renovating the entire house, although starting with the master bedroom first in time for the missus moving in. I'm trying to do everything myself, and do it 'properly' rather than cheaply. Man, what a hassle! Gutting, the room currently, it's the small annoying...
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    Removing Rafiki Twinflex Multipoint Detector

    Just to clarify, this is my own house. I found the Twinflex alarm system installed when I moved in. It doesn't work, and I'll either get rid of it or get it fixed at a later date. But regardless, I'm re-decorating one of the rooms and I need to remove it temporarily to fix the damaged plaster on...
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    Removing Rafiki Twinflex Multipoint Detector

    Re-decorating, and to move them.
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    Removing Rafiki Twinflex Multipoint Detector

    Hi, I've got a few Twinflex Multipoint detecors installed (before I moved in). I'm trying to remove them, I've bought the head removal tool, but I can't see a screw inside attaching it to the ceiling. How do I remove it, is it fixed from below, or above or is it adhesive...
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    Solid wood flooring, Plywood/Fibreboard and underlay

    Excellent, thanks for the advice.
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    Solid wood flooring, Plywood/Fibreboard and underlay

    Hi yes, I will secret screw with tongue tite. Is it ok to nail the plywood down? And does plywood need the same 10mm expansion gaps around the edges of the room as the solid flooring?
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    Solid wood flooring, Plywood/Fibreboard and underlay

    Hi, a couple of simple questions. I have a pine subfloor which runs in the same direction as the solid wood flooring I am laying down. So, I'm told I need to use 5-6mm plywood or hardboard over it to make the floor as level as possible. 1 - Can I use underlay such as the fancy foil stuff...
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