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Lancastrian ex-pat, living in Haworth, West Yorkshire.


Sep
15
answered Connect new footings to old footings
Sep
8
answered How do I wire a light controlled by two switches?
Sep
8
comment What can we do about a section of plaster that has fallen off the wall?
For what little extra work is involved, it might be worthwhile having the full wall skimmed anyway - especially if you're getting someone in to do it. If you had it skimmed just up to repair the damage, you will likely see a join where the two areas meet. A plasterer will have 10 ft of wall skimmed in next to no time and will probably end up sat waiting for it to firm up before putting the second skim on.
Sep
6
answered What can we do about a section of plaster that has fallen off the wall?
Sep
4
comment Replacing garage door lock barrel
You'll do it in half the time this time! :-D
Sep
4
comment Replacing garage door lock barrel
Good news that you got it apart. Was it straightforward enough to put it back together afterwards?
Sep
3
answered What's the best practice for non-90 degree corners on drywall / plasterboard?
Sep
2
comment How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
In an ideal world, yes, we'd all have the right tools for every job, but sometimes, for whatever reasons, you just have to improvise and do the job with the tools you have to hand. Is it ideal? No, of course not, but it can still be done with care.
Sep
2
answered Replacing garage door lock barrel
Aug
30
answered How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
Aug
23
answered In the UK, what type of flexible conduit should I use for electrics in shed that run underground and emerge through the concrete base?
Aug
23
comment Help on Vinyl floors
A photo might help people advise what can / can't be done.
Aug
19
comment Should a heavy duty transformer (used predominantly for LED lights) be on the mains ring or the lighting circuit?
In the UK, although "ring" is can be used to refer to circuits generically, especially power circuits (which are often wired as a ring circuit), a lighting circuit is usually wired as a radial circuit, not a ring.
Aug
19
answered Should a heavy duty transformer (used predominantly for LED lights) be on the mains ring or the lighting circuit?
Aug
15
answered Seamless construction joints on concrete floor
Aug
14
comment What are the must-have features for a Hackspace/Makerspace bandsaw?
The fence is the guide that you can run whatever you are cutting along to give a consistent thickness of cut - an example might be cutting a piece of wood into thin strips for laminating.
Aug
12
answered Can I remove parquet flooring adhesive by using a heat gun?
Aug
4
comment There are bare copper wires in the light box?
Very true. The UK uses brown for live (hot), blue for neutral, and green / yellow for earth (ground) - assuming single phase supply. (Old colours were red for live, black for neutral, and green / yellow for earth).
Jul
31
answered There are bare copper wires in the light box?
Jul
29
answered Corrosion on copper pipe: Is this a concern?