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  • billythekid 29 May 2013 09:54:33 11,013 posts
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    Sounds like you've got a dodgy ballcock.
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 May 2013 09:56:50 39,384 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Alright Geezers?

    I have a problem with my toilet. It appears to want to become Niagara falls at random times and also flush at random times.

    I've tried cleaning the valve of the flush mechanism (the part that opens up to let the water go from the flush container into the actual bowl) and that hasn't helped the random flush problem.

    The only way to stop Niagara falls when it happens is to lift the water meter thing (the thing that determines if more water is needed in the flush water container). I have no idea why that get's stuck in the down position but if it happens when I'm not there, and it probably has, it'll cost me a fortune in water.

    Any idea what I should do apart from replace the entire flush system?
    New page!

    What's a ballcock? :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deckard1 29 May 2013 09:57:29 27,069 posts
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  • Nexus_6 22 Jan 2014 16:21:35 3,871 posts
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    Axes.

    My delivery of 2 has just arrived in the office. Will be fun getting them home on the train for sure....

  • mrpon 22 Jan 2014 16:29:06 28,416 posts
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    I took apart a toaster the other day and fixed it.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • AceGrace 22 Jan 2014 16:34:39 1,021 posts
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    I cleaned out my toaster by going out in the back garden and swinging it around by the plug!

    /flexes muscles.

    /buys new toaster.
  • Nexus_6 22 Jan 2014 16:34:42 3,871 posts
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    With an axe?

    Kudos to you!
  • Deleted user 22 January 2014 16:35:16
    Just gave my dad what I'd always thought was an ornamental kukri since I was given it by someone as a "thank you" for fixing their computers. When I looked at it to give it to him, turns out its a real one and razor sharp... he was quite chuffed having served with the Gurkhas in the past.
  • Deckard1 22 Jan 2014 16:43:54 27,069 posts
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    I was given a 6 foot tall scale model of the empire state building last week for helping someone clear their gutters. I gave it to my uncle and he was over the moon, as he was mayor of New York city 1965 through to 1967.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 16:46:32 22-01-2014
  • DisappointedDunceky 22 Jan 2014 17:30:25 154 posts
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    Yeah my dad was the president of the U.S during that time.
  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 17:13:21 60,750 posts
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    Anyone know which paint i should use to repaint my doors I've cleaned and sanded a few already. I've got a big tub of emulsion but i don't think that's right.

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  • Deleted user 23 January 2014 17:19:24
    Razz wrote:
    Anyone know which paint i should use to repaint my doors I've cleaned and sanded a few already. I've got a big tub of emulsion but i don't think that's right.
    You need primer first (1 or 2 coats) and then gloss is usual for doors.
  • JuanKerr 23 Jan 2014 17:21:13 36,192 posts
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    Normally, you'd prime then paint them. However, you can use this stuff. It's brilliant - just slap it on and then wax it.
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Jan 2014 17:39:16 16,838 posts
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    If you do use gloss then make sure you use gloves and wear crappy clothes and the like as gloss sticks to everything and is hard to remove.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 17:54:03 60,750 posts
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    Cheers, looks like it's lot more work than I intended. I've recently repainted all the radiators and that was a doddle compared to what you guys are saying.

    I'll probably go the primer and gloss route. So I need 1-2 coats of white primer, then white glossy paint? Cool. Do the brands of white paint have to match or can I get away with generic white primer and gloss paint and hope they match?

    Edited by Razz at 17:54:31 23-01-2014

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  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 17:57:03 60,750 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    If you do use gloss then make sure you use gloves and wear crappy clothes and the like as gloss sticks to everything and is hard to remove.
    Cheers, I probably need to invest in some paint covers for the floors too. :/ If I was more confident I'd remove the doors from frame, but I know I'd feck up putting them back.

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  • Chopsen 23 Jan 2014 17:59:20 15,702 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Cheers, looks like it's lot more work than I intended.
    Might have been worth checking this *before* you sanded down your doors?
  • Kostabi 23 Jan 2014 18:05:21 4,874 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Cheers, looks like it's lot more work than I intended.
    Might have been worth checking this *before* you sanded down your doors?
    Preparation is decidedly unmanly though. Head first into the job and hope for the best is the only way.
  • Trowel 23 Jan 2014 18:09:10 17,425 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    If you do use gloss then make sure you use gloves and wear crappy clothes and the like as gloss sticks to everything and is hard to remove.
    Cheers, I probably need to invest in some paint covers for the floors too. :/ If I was more confident I'd remove the doors from frame, but I know I'd feck up putting them back.
    Take them off, and gloss them over several days, one coat on one side at a time. By far the best results that way.
  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 18:35:59 60,750 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    Chopsen wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Cheers, looks like it's lot more work than I intended.
    Might have been worth checking this *before* you sanded down your doors?
    Preparation is decidedly unmanly though. Head first into the job and hope for the best is the only way.
    This is it really. I actually relish the extra work, the missus is happy seeing me do more jobs around the house. I'm learning a lot. The ultimate goal is to repaint the entire house and convert one of the bathrooms into a bath/shower combi. but I have no experience tiling so that's another skill I need to learn. Fun times.

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  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 18:37:31 60,750 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    If you do use gloss then make sure you use gloves and wear crappy clothes and the like as gloss sticks to everything and is hard to remove.
    Cheers, I probably need to invest in some paint covers for the floors too. :/ If I was more confident I'd remove the doors from frame, but I know I'd feck up putting them back.
    Take them off, and gloss them over several days, one coat on one side at a time. By far the best results that way.
    I'd do this, it seems a lot easier to sand paint them this way. But I don't trust myself to put them back up. I'll never get them straight again.

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  • Mr_Sleep 23 Jan 2014 18:49:09 16,838 posts
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    You should be alright putting them back up again as the holes are already there. Presumably they are fairly lightweight doors so you shouldn't have too much trouble hefting them around. Gloss does take a long time to dry and stinks so you might be best finding a room where there wont be any paws to get at them :-)

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Razz 23 Jan 2014 19:09:10 60,750 posts
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    It's not that simple. I have old style hanging doors. The last time I took a hanging door off I spent half a day trying to align the fecker again. Then giving up and calling a professional.

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