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Over the last 25 years or so I've owned four houses which were in various states of disrepair and (with my wife) have renovated them all. As well as general painting and decorating I've fitted underfloor heating, renovated sash windows, fitted a wet zone shower, fitted two kitchens and three bathrooms as well as building cupboards, laying patios, insulating and boarding a loft and other jobs too numerous to mention.


Dec
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comment How can I finish this “peeled” drywall?
The image you uploaded for this question appears to have disappeared. Do you still have the original to reupload?
Dec
7
revised What are the pros and cons of solatube vs velux solar tubes?
Removed the explicit criticism of other brands.
Dec
6
answered Can I paint over wallpaper glue?
Dec
5
revised Can I use a 23 W CFL in a fixture that's rated for a 60 W incandescent?
edited tags
Dec
5
revised What are the pros and cons of solatube vs velux solar tubes?
edited tags
Dec
4
revised Can I use a hot wire on another panel?
spelling and formatting
Dec
2
answered Understanding my radiator
Dec
2
revised Understanding my radiator
use largest thumbnail for images
Dec
1
comment Does a homeowner need a permit for electrical work in indianapolis
Unfortunately this question is really too localised for a global site. The answer is probably "yes" - but you should check with the city council.
Nov
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the “rules” for connecting different kinds mains electrical wires?
Nov
24
answered How can I provide power to a dehumidifier in the bathroom?
Nov
24
comment How can I provide power to a dehumidifier in the bathroom?
Take a look at this search it's for the bathroom electrical zones in image format at shows what devices you can have where. This may help in placing the device.
Nov
24
comment Why aren't all houses equipped with fire sprinklers?
While this would make an interesting discussion I think that it's too broad and open ended a question for Stack Exchange.
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
In that case my advice is call in the electric company.
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
Will they be live while you do the cleaning?
Nov
16
revised leveling concrete floor
remove spam link
Nov
16
comment leveling concrete floor
I've edited the advertising link out of your answer as the answer itself could be useful.
Nov
15
comment Is this wall board made of dangerous material?
Can you posts a picture?
Nov
11
answered What would cause a Varathane EZV sander to rip the sandpaper?
Nov
10
answered A boiler and a hot water tank … what is this configuration? (UK)