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Dec
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comment Is this exposed wire dangerous?
Look at the refs @PlasmaHH, 19 out of the 21 standards for earthed plugs also specify polarity. Only the German Schuko and Italian CEI 23-50 (formerly CEI 23-16) standards have earth without polarisation. Hence 'highly likely'.
Dec
7
comment Is this exposed wire dangerous?
@PlasmaHH If we assume that the plug is earthed, since there is an earth wire, then given that most plug standards which specify an earth also specify polarity, then it is highly likely that the brown wire is live (since no-one seems to use brown for neutral). Ref: Plugs & sockets & Colour code
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accepted How can I repair a desk with crumbled chip board where the cam bolt holes should be?
Oct
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comment How can I repair a desk with crumbled chip board where the cam bolt holes should be?
Sorry, I should have made it clear that I do actually want to be able to take the desk apart again in the future.
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asked How can I repair a desk with crumbled chip board where the cam bolt holes should be?
Dec
18
comment How to fix a window, keeping rain out but allowing wind in?
That depends on how practical it is to get to your sills. If a creature can get to my flats sills then they could certainly climb up to the top gap too. *8') What I have also noticed though is that with top gaps, wind blown rain can get further into the room than with gaps at the bottom.
Dec
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comment How to fix a window, keeping rain out but allowing wind in?
I've also seen ones that open out/with the opening at the bottom rather than in/with the opening at the top.
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Jun
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comment How can I floor my loft without compressing the insulation?
@AndyE - That's a shame, it's always disappointing when you can't get hold of a product that would suit your purpose. I think if I were doing this, I would be inclined to make up stilts from lengths of 70x90mm timber, but it depends on whether time or money is more valuable to you. *8')
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revised How can I floor my loft without compressing the insulation?
Updated due to B&Q no longer stocking them.
Apr
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comment How do I improve Pergola Stability?
+1 for the suggestion of tensioned metal cables. Four eye-bolts, two cables and two tensioners would add loads of rigidity and you can re-tension the cables whenever shifts in the structure cause the cables to become slack. You could even use the cables to hang lanterns or festive decorations.
Apr
23
answered What is the proper way to run Category 6 underground?