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    Portable Heater, working, but smelling really bad!

    I bought an electric Homebase 2kW 2000W Convector Heater s/h which works great, but ever since I've had it, it absolutely stinks! fusty, smell, (not so much burning) but an awful smell which can give you a headache after a few minutes, thus defeating the object of having a heater on to keep...
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    Kitchen Unit Heat/Steam Protection

    IMG-20210716-WA0002 by Geekpie posted 16 Jul 2021 at 9:03 AM We have 'appliance garages' in our kitchen to try and keep toaster/kettle etc off worktops. We rarely use toaster or kettle but missus has got into habit of daily coffees from her posh coffee machine and that means a lot of hot steam...
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    How many is too many roof windows

    Hi, not sure if anyone can help with my query. We are converting a 1960 barn. The room is 10 x 11 meters and will be completely open plan with a vaulted ceiling height of approx 6 meters at the apex. The roof pitch is 22.5 and is oriented east to west. There will be two patio sliders on both...
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    Standanlone Electric Heater just stopped working?

    I use a standalone Electric Heater just to heat the room where I'm sitting as i'm working up in the attic/loft so its cold at this time of year! However this has suddenly stopped working for some reason? I have changed the 13A fuse as a precuation but still nothing? The heater did fall over...
  5. Clarkin1

    Dimplex storage heater, no heat!

    IMG_20201204_204917 by Clarkin1 posted 4 Dec 2020 at 9:39 PMIMG_20201204_204937 by Clarkin1 posted 4 Dec 2020 at 9:39 PMIMG_20201204_205747 by Clarkin1 posted 4 Dec 2020 at 9:39 PMIMG_20201204_205807 by Clarkin1 posted 4 Dec 2020 at 9:39 PMIMG_20201204_205814 by Clarkin1 posted 4 Dec 2020 at...
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    Radiator seems to fill every 30 mins? banging?

    I am working from home at the top of the house in a converted attic. As this is the top of the house, I usually bleed the radiator quite often due to air pockets which is fine and the Radiator gets hot. This is a new radiator, but it seems suddenly every 30 mins or so while the heating is on...
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    Bathroom Radiator Towel Rail too hot?

    We have a Bathroom Radiator Towel Rail that gets scalding hot, but cannot see the best way to turn it down? There are two twisty knobs either side at the bottom, and worked out that the left hand one, (clockwise) seems to turn off the water going to the radiator, as the noise stops, but even...
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    Perplexing plumbing puzzle - please pacify problem!

    I moved into a new build around 18 months ago, and I consider myself a competent DIYer. Before I ask the builder to come and look at my plumbing I wanted to get some opinion on an odd issue we've been having. Our showers don't get hot (we've got two of them). It was most noticeable (probably...
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    Worcester 42cdi Hot water problem

    Hello, I have a problem with my Worcester Greenstar 42cdi. It was working fine until yesterday. when I noticed that the hot water would not get hot. upon further investigation, I am even more baffled. The boiler is in the upstairs bathroom. 1. Bathroom sink, (closest to boiler) gives warm...
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    Idea for cooling loft

    Hi. I've got quite a useful loft space that makes quite a good workshop. The problem is that as most lofts do, it gets very hot up there in the summer time. The roof is not insulated which I'm sure would make a big difference however I can't afford to do that. I'm thinking about whether I could...
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    Wallpaper Curling and Shrinking after Month

    Bit of a long story, but will try to cover the facts! Wall was professionally replastered September. Wall was sized with 3 coats of Contract Matt And Water 50/50 October. Wall was papered with Superfresco Easy (Paste the wall) December 5th. Come January 2nd, the edges of the paper have shrunk...
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    Baxi Duo Tec HE 40 heating issue

    The problem I'm having is that occasionally, when the heating is switched on, the green 'radiator/heating' light comes on on the boiler, but not the amber 'flame' light. While the boiler is on this state, radiators don't get warm. If I turn the boiler off and back on, the heating kicks in as...
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    False chimney breast around cassette (hole in wall) gas fire

    I am getting a balanced flue, hole in the wall, gas fire fitted soon. It will be installed on four legs against a flat wall. To save some money I will build the chimney breast around it myself. I know to use metal studwork, and I think fire resistant (pink) plasterboard will suffice. The...
  14. cwhaley

    Free Loft Insulation - Questions...

    Our loft insulation (when new in 2001) was 150mm, meaning it would not technically qualify for free loft insulation (maximum is 100mm). However - I have checked the insulation and it looks to be less than 100mm, with an EPC report done in 2011 backing this up by recording 75mm. I assume it...
  15. eveares

    Twin hose portable Aircon unit?

    Does anyone know of a domestic twin hose portable aircon unit that is available in the UK. I have only found twin hose units for the north american market. By twin hose; I mean one house for external intake and one for external outtake, thus not causing a negative pressure potential in the room...
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    Full new central heating/hot and cold pipe replacements etc..

    Hi All I recently just had a full new central heating system installed, all pipes have been replaced and new hot and cold pipes have been replaced to cater to my new home extention and home. I also have a combi boiler. I paid British gas £8795 for the job. This was yesterday. However today I...
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    Cracking over old fireplace

    We have an old fireplace which has been plasterboarded and plastered over. In front of this we have a wood burning stove, with a pipe which goes up to the original chimney in the roof. (outside the wall up until the chimney in the attic). The plaster behind the stove is cracking. From tapping...
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    Insulating garage roller door?

    I have a garage door here - its a roller type door. I've sealed most of the draughts - whats the best way to insulate the door itself, as it is not insulated. Any recommendations? (See images below) Image 1: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AvxDFgUHUgNC1kcDmGWmLEpV_hsw Image 2...
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    Replace or Repair Worcester 28cdi RSF

    Ok the problem I have is this My 15 year old Boiler has developed the following problem, its making a vibration noise through the pipework when hot water for the bath is being demanded, whilst the heating is on. it also seems im turning up the thermostat on the boiler to get any decent heat out...
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