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Secret tips and tricks for the DIY

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Joey Bloggsy3y, 3m agoPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
Just wondering if people want to share their trade secrets on here.

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EN1GMA#41
hey guys,completely unrelated but does anyone know where that thread is gone where you get some sort of rebate from your gas/elec supplier if you fill out some form and you qualify? I saw it on the forum maybe a week ago but can't seem to find it now......
rogerh 1 Like #42
EN1GMA
hey guys,completely unrelated but does anyone know where that thread is gone where you get some sort of rebate from your gas/elec supplier if you fill out some form and you qualify? I saw it on the forum maybe a week ago but can't seem to find it now......


These?

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Broader Group Schemes
Joey Bloggsy#43
If you have a tight nut, try heating it up with a hair dryer first.
Joey Bloggsy#44
When bleeding radiators which are almost always too close to the wall, cut a plastic bottle to divert the water away from the wall (similar to a waterfall effect)
Joey Bloggsy#45
Is this thread any good? or should I just let it drop.
fox2020#46
Joey Bloggsy
Is this thread any good? or should I just let it drop.


Looks good to me............... :)
dga 2 Likes #47
You had me at freeing my bleedin' nuts with a hair dryer <3
wishihadadonkey[helper]#49



thanks gari, too late for my shed project :( but just in time for my garage one :D
gari189[helper]#50
wishihadadonkey


thanks gari, too late for my shed project :( but just in time for my garage one :D
I hope you are not using 6 inch nails again?
wishihadadonkey[helper]#51
gari189
wishihadadonkey



thanks gari, too late for my shed project :( but just in time for my garage one :D

I hope you are not using 6 inch nails again?



I am better prepared this time, I have picked up a leaflet from B & Q about building a garden wall, just got to work out how to build it around a corner to join the other walls, it only shows it in a straight line
gari189[helper] 1 Like #52
You're building a wall with bricks? Then get one of these
http://www.brickytool.com/index_eng.html

Hopefully one day I'll have an excuse to buy one!!

Edited By: gari189 on Jan 16, 2012 16:21
wishihadadonkey[helper]#53
gari189
You're building a wall with bricks? Then get one of these
http://www.brickytool.com/index_eng.html



I've decided wood was not my " medium " so bricks may be easier, can't really go wrong, stacking one on top of the other, like lego really I guess
wishihadadonkey[helper] 1 Like #54
gari189
You're building a wall with bricks? Then get one of these
http://www.brickytool.com/index_eng.html

Hopefully one day I'll have an excuse to buy one!!



you could build my garage for me, I could then pretend to oh I've built it, everyones a winner :)
gari189[helper] 1 Like #55
wishihadadonkey
gari189
You're building a wall with bricks? Then get one of these
http://www.brickytool.com/index_eng.html


I've decided wood was not my " medium " so bricks may be easier, can't really go wrong, stacking one on top of the other, like lego really I guess
If you need to "join" one wall to another, probably the easiest way is to use something like this
http://www.fix8.co.uk/products/Hangers+Straps+Brackets+%26+Ties/Wall+Extension+Profiles/St%2FSt+Crocodile+Wall+Extensions/Simpson+Strong-Tie+C2KS+Crocodile+Wall/914583251


Edited By: gari189 on Jan 16, 2012 16:29
magicbeans#56
don't really do much DIY and hubby isnt great at it....although if i told him that he'd have a real mood on!

so i rely on outside help....regarding that....always ask neighbours and friends who they'd recommend...so many con men knocking about!
wishihadadonkey[helper]#57
gari189
wishihadadonkey
gari189
You're building a wall with bricks? Then get one of these
http://www.brickytool.com/index_eng.html



I've decided wood was not my " medium " so bricks may be easier, can't really go wrong, stacking one on top of the other, like lego really I guess

If you need to "join" one wall to another, probably the easiest way is to use these
http://www.fix8.co.uk/products/Hangers+Straps+Brackets+%26+Ties/Wall+Extension+Profiles/St%2FSt+Crocodile+Wall+Extensions/Simpson+Strong-Tie+C2KS+Crocodile+Wall/914583251



It's beginning to look a bit harder than I thought, I hope its not going to turn into one of those " it seemed a good idea at the time, but now look what I've gone and done ideas " oO
gari189[helper]#58
magicbeans
so i rely on outside help....regarding that....always ask neighbours and friends who they'd recommend...so many con men knocking about!
Especially with driveways I seem to recall :D
wishihadadonkey[helper]#59
magicbeans
don't really do much DIY and hubby isnt great at it....although if i told him that he'd have a real mood on!

so i rely on outside help....regarding that....always ask neighbours and friends who they'd recommend...so many con men knocking about!



How is the gypsy encampment on your drive? are you taking them with you when you roll out to the new place :p:D
Foxy102 2 Likes #60
Hair removal cream for unblocking bath wastes. Squirt it in and leave it 10 mins, then pour hot water through. Better than Mr Muscle IMO.

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