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316 Handyman questions

Fix curtain rail to a concrete lintel

I bought special drill bits and still can not drill through a stone in the lintel

how to remove door off intergated dishwasher

Using expanding foam to fill a hole.

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?

Hole in outside wall from bathroom waste pipe

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.

Is it possible to mount a 32 inch tv to a plasterboard wall?

I would like to mount my 32 inch television to a wall and hide the cables in my bedroom. The wall is an internal wall so has no brick work and I have been unable to locate the studs (if any) myself. The power socket and aerial point are already in place & I also already have the tv bracket, however I am unsure of how sturdy the wall is or how big/messy a job this will be. I'd like to know if there is a way this can be done?

I have a crack in my shower tray. Can it be repaired or does the tray need replacing?

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?

How do i change the way my upvc porch door opens?

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.

Bathroom ceiling light pull has broken off

Hello,

The light pull cord in my bathroom has broken off and I don't know how to fix this. Is it a simple job of buying a new cord, or will it need rewiring? Any advice would be gratefully received - my bathroom lights are currently on and I can't switch them off!

Thank you,

Tess

I want to remove the old lat and plaster and tiled walls in my bathroom and get it re-plasterboarded and skimmed then tiled but not sure how much it will cost and how long it will take

I have an existing bathroom with lat and plaster walls with two layers of tiles on it which I want completely ripping out and re-doing with new plasterboarded walls, skimmed and tiling. the room is approx 3m x 2m, and I would like to find out how much and how long it may take to complete.

My front door locks and unlocks from outside,but inside it locks but will not unlock?

Can anyone help me at all? It all works from the outside, just not on the inside? Any ideas?

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