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176 Questions: Handyman
I bought special drill bits and still can not drill through a stone in the lintel
- Yliuyang 5th Mar, 2011 Handyman
I have recently notice that where the waste pipe exits my bathroom to the outside of my house, there is a hole around the pipe of an excess 20cm x 20cm 9 which is a lot more than is needed) Bascially it looks like the void has never been filled.
I can see, when looking in from the outside house quite a length of the waste pipe into the void as well as the underside of a couple of floor boards in the bathroom. This my be the reason that my bathroom floor is always so cold.
What would be the best way of filling this space?
Thanks for any advise.
- Ymark_191 3rd May, 2011 Handyman
if I knew what tradesman I needed, I wouldnt need to ask the question
- Ygoldenfish 11th Apr, 2011 Handyman
I have small holes in a number of different parts of my house, which I think the mice are getting in and out of.
Is expanding foam the best thing to use for this and how easy is this to apply?
- Yj_brown_wantage 17th Feb, 2011 Handyman
Door was stoved in by the ambulance service while gaining emergency access. It doesn't look like it can be repaired. Would need a new door by Monday. Flat is in Lewes, Sussex.
- Yenzed 29th Jun, 2011 Handyman
I have had a small crack, about 2 inches long,( looks like a hair lying in the shower tray) in the tray for a while but think it was just a surface crack. A wet patch on th living room ceiling tells me that it now goes all the way through. Is there anything I can buy to seal the crack or will the tray need replacing?
- Yhilary_47 2nd May, 2011 Handyman
I need to change my 5 lever lock for front door but am unskilled!!! Is it an easy job I can try myself or can it all go horribly wrong?! Thanks
- Yjuliesmith_86 9th Jan, 2012 Handyman
my bedroom window the black rubber seal at bottom is worn away and when it rains heavy water comes in the window, so I guess it needs replaced? not sure what trades man would do this as window doesn't need replaced or anything major like that
- Yceltic4me 8th Jan, 2012 Handyman
I want some floating shelves put up in my kitchen. I want to have a go myself, are they a lot harder to put up than normal shelves. What kind of drill will I need? What other tools?
- Ybaudillo 17th Feb, 2011 Handyman
Currently my door works exactly the same from the inside and outside, when you shut the door, both handles open it without the need for a key. I would like to change it so that when you shut the door and pushed the handle up on the inside it can only be opened using the handle on the inside. To open it from the outside a key would be required.
- Yasa1978 28th Apr, 2011 Handyman
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