• Problem with radiators?

    I am surprised that a single pipe systerm has been installed, I was under the impression that they were phased out after the war, No intelligent engineer would be associated with such an obsolete system. My advice , have it altered to a two pipe system.
    I am surprised that a single pipe systerm has been installed, I was under the impression that they were phased out after the war, No intelligent engineer would be associated with such an obsolete system. My advice , have it altered to a two pipe system.
    4 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 years ago
  • How much ROUGHLY would it cost to install a stove to heat 10 radiators?

    If it is your intention to centrally heat your premises using wood only . you will have to employ an axeman full-time, and a stoker to keep the monster going. It takes 15 tons of wood to have the calorific value of a ton of oil,so , it makes sense to install oil fired central heating, and have a cheerful woodburning stove to give you the comfort... show more
    If it is your intention to centrally heat your premises using wood only . you will have to employ an axeman full-time, and a stoker to keep the monster going. It takes 15 tons of wood to have the calorific value of a ton of oil,so , it makes sense to install oil fired central heating, and have a cheerful woodburning stove to give you the comfort level, but NOT interconnected.
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • What type of hoover should I purchase?

    Don't buy a hoover, buy a henry.
    Don't buy a hoover, buy a henry.
    11 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 8 years ago
  • How to clean ring mark of coffee table?

    Sometimes works............Heat gently with a hairdrier.
    Sometimes works............Heat gently with a hairdrier.
    7 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 8 years ago
  • Will under floor heating push up my electricity bill?

    Best answer: Don't even think of putting in underderfloor heating if it is heated by electricity, have a wet system off the central heating if you must. Consider the upset in having the floor lifted ,it might not be worth the effort and expense
    Best answer: Don't even think of putting in underderfloor heating if it is heated by electricity, have a wet system off the central heating if you must. Consider the upset in having the floor lifted ,it might not be worth the effort and expense
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Can two fires, share the same chimney? please read !!?

    NEVER..........One fire will always upset the other & vice versa
    NEVER..........One fire will always upset the other & vice versa
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • How do I get port stains off the inside of the decanter?

    Rinse decanter with water to remove any staining. Pour pure bleach out of the bottle into the decanter, pour back to original container. Pour a small quantity of clear vinegar into decanter,replace stopper. DON'Tbreathe the fumes ( chlorine gas ) Usually instant cure, the stain disappears as if by magic.
    Rinse decanter with water to remove any staining. Pour pure bleach out of the bottle into the decanter, pour back to original container. Pour a small quantity of clear vinegar into decanter,replace stopper. DON'Tbreathe the fumes ( chlorine gas ) Usually instant cure, the stain disappears as if by magic.
    10 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 8 years ago
  • Can you wallpaper over melamine ?

    Never heard of it, there is melamine paint available which is applied by a tiny foam roller similar to a tampax. Apparently very successful.
    Never heard of it, there is melamine paint available which is applied by a tiny foam roller similar to a tampax. Apparently very successful.
    5 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 8 years ago
  • I have old galvanized plumbing in my house. Can I use pvc to replumb or do I have to use copper?

    Go plastic, its the way to go. No more corrosion, no more bad taste, no more foreign bodies.
    Go plastic, its the way to go. No more corrosion, no more bad taste, no more foreign bodies.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Am I right in thinking that the TRV goes on the flow connection to a radiator.?

    Best answer: Most TRV's are dual type,ie, they operate either way.
    Best answer: Most TRV's are dual type,ie, they operate either way.
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Would it be cheaper to buy a new bath or have old one re-enamelled?

    Old tubs/baths are generally cast iron which has been covered in a glass like liquid, and then fired so as to produce a glass on iron finish which lasts for years. To have it re-enammeled is generally unsuccessful as the enamel has difficulty adhering to the glass. My advice is to have it broken-up in situ very carefully so as not to damage... show more
    Old tubs/baths are generally cast iron which has been covered in a glass like liquid, and then fired so as to produce a glass on iron finish which lasts for years. To have it re-enammeled is generally unsuccessful as the enamel has difficulty adhering to the glass. My advice is to have it broken-up in situ very carefully so as not to damage the tiles, and the bits removed from under the tile line. I used a sledge hammer and an angle grinder to achieve this. I have successfully done this on several jobs in the past, I have even managed to slip the new bath /tub into the old position, by careful manipulation, and the removal of some drylining/ plasterboard at the head or foot of the bath.
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Where to buy hemp fabric/bamboo/organic cotton in ireland?

    Best answer: There is a fabric shop in Donegall Pass ( The Paragon ) in Belfast that sells most fabrics.
    Best answer: There is a fabric shop in Donegall Pass ( The Paragon ) in Belfast that sells most fabrics.
    3 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 8 years ago
  • How do you get your keys through a crack out of a 10-20 ft shaft?

    Hopefully there are steel keys on the ring, if so then a magnet will pick them up.
    Hopefully there are steel keys on the ring, if so then a magnet will pick them up.
    3 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 years ago
  • To bleed radiators is it best to switch the boiler off because one off my radiator dose not work at all?

    Radiators are NEVER bled whilst in the"on" position
    Radiators are NEVER bled whilst in the"on" position
    7 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 years ago
  • JUST HAD ECONOMY 7 HEATING INSTALLED AND WANT A METER INSTALLED HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?

    Why didnt you seek advice on having these black mailers installed, I have pulled out about 50 in 30 years.
    Why didnt you seek advice on having these black mailers installed, I have pulled out about 50 in 30 years.
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Electric Sockets,can you safely cover them?

    There has been a rethink on the use of covers for outlets in the UK. In fact there is a website dedicated to plug covers www.fatallyflawed.org.uk Sainsburys have removed them from their malls in the interest of safety !!!!!! Wholesalers have been advised NOT to supply them as they are considered unsafe. When new sockets were invented... show more
    There has been a rethink on the use of covers for outlets in the UK. In fact there is a website dedicated to plug covers www.fatallyflawed.org.uk Sainsburys have removed them from their malls in the interest of safety !!!!!! Wholesalers have been advised NOT to supply them as they are considered unsafe. When new sockets were invented after the war (1946) the British government insisted that all sockets should be safe as sold, however toy manufacturers decided to make a fast buck, and started making covers, and unfortunately they are still around, even though they have no BS number for safety, just a BS number for toy safety. I understand that Mothercare, and a few other suppliers are still trying to offload them on unsuspecting mothers.
    14 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 years ago
  • Central heating or a flueless gas fire in the conservatory?

    Best answer: When you were having the conservatory built, you should have had underfloor heating installed, that would have been the sensible thing to do. Put in a convector radiator, now that you have left it too late. Flueless heaters create vast volumes of condensation, and burn up the oxygen.
    Best answer: When you were having the conservatory built, you should have had underfloor heating installed, that would have been the sensible thing to do. Put in a convector radiator, now that you have left it too late. Flueless heaters create vast volumes of condensation, and burn up the oxygen.
    4 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 8 years ago
  • What are the holes in your door for mail called?

    In UK letterbox.
    In UK letterbox.
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • How much does it cost to replace an old back boiler?

    Best answer: Back boilers are 15% efficient,so NOBODY EVER has them replaced.Let on it never happened. Install any system that is efficient,I suspect you live in a rural setting......go for oil, they are now super efficient above 80% don't even consider solid fuel, I have pulled out so many that my garage was full of them, and I could not... show more
    Best answer: Back boilers are 15% efficient,so NOBODY EVER has them replaced.Let on it never happened. Install any system that is efficient,I suspect you live in a rural setting......go for oil, they are now super efficient above 80% don't even consider solid fuel, I have pulled out so many that my garage was full of them, and I could not even giver them away. I had to pay a dealer to remove them as they were taking up valuable space. Regardless of the system don't under any circumstances try to join up a back boiler.
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago
  • Are water filled electric radiators any good?

    They don't make water filled radiators,only oil filled,and yes they are very efficient.
    They don't make water filled radiators,only oil filled,and yes they are very efficient.
    5 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 8 years ago