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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.


Jun
19
comment Rope in computer case safe?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about DIY or Home Improvement
May
26
comment How do I remove surface rust from a metal roof?
Do you have a photo of the rust patch and/or the roof?
Apr
30
comment How do I remove a brass pipe that has been jammed into a larger iron pipe?
Can you explain what a "hub puller" is and how it would have helped in this situation.
Apr
30
comment How to wire a ceiling rose?
Can you add a photo of the wiring in the ceiling and in the rose.
Apr
30
comment removing old bolts from brick wall
If you could add the photo to the post itself that would be a great help.
Apr
30
comment Resources for designing new HVAC
Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for DIY Stack Exchange as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam.
Apr
30
comment How can I reduce street noise behind my house?
You seem to have missed out the part where you explain how to seal the gaps. Did you mean to come back to the answer?
Apr
30
comment gas furnace pilot light is lit,,won't produce heat, making a clicking sound,,,
Can you add more information about the furnace - make and model etc. However, it might best if you just call a heating engineer to take a look.
Dec
11
comment How can I solder/braze thin stainless steel wire?
Please include the relevant information from the PDF in the answer itself. That way if the link ever breaks your answer will still be useful.
Nov
27
comment What are the black spots on my bathroom ceiling? Are they mold?
@ray023 - anything stiff enough to bring up the mold but soft enough not to damage the surface. For tiles you can use something fairly tough.
Aug
16
comment Why have cordless tools changed the battery style?
The cynic in me wants to say that it's to make you buy a new set of tools.
Aug
5
comment What home automation devices have android apps UK?
@opalenzuela There's no formatting in comments. If the information is important please edit it into the answer. Also while you are there please declare your affiliation with the company that makes ODControl.
Jul
12
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
If you have more information either edit your answer or add a comment.
Jun
4
comment How can I build a screen door?
@mike - deleting the answer is not appropriate in this case. If you really don't want the answer associated with your account then steps can be taken.
May
25
comment What features should I look for in a full-house surge protector?
Answerers - Please don't just post links to your "favourite" surge protector. The question is how to decide which one to buy.
May
25
comment How can I dress up a boring drop ceiling?
Shopping requests are off topic for Home Improvement. If nothing else they become outdated very quickly. I've edited the question to make it more general.
May
8
comment Why doesn't the paint stick to new ingrain wallpaper?
What type of paint did you use?
May
3
comment How are electricity cables taken up on the roofs of tho high apartment buildings?
Sorry but this is off topic for a site about do-it-yourself and home improvement.
Apr
28
comment Why is my Central Heating taking so long to heat up?
Please consider registering your account. Then you'll be able to edit your question more easily rather than reposting it.
Apr
15
comment Where do I attach the grounding conductor to my bedroom light fixture?
Can you post a link to a photo of the light fitting. Without being able to see the light fitting any answer is little more than a guess,.