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by ruud1boy
Sat May 14, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: How do I disconnect / remove a burglar alarm
Replies: 1
Views: 8977

How do I disconnect / remove a burglar alarm

Hi people, We have a Gardtec 300 alarm system that's never worked properly and we didn't use even was it was vaguely working. How do I go about disconnecting & removing this? I don't want to start taking it to bits only for the siren to start sounding and me be unable to shut it down again 'cos ...
by ruud1boy
Sat May 16, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Attaching a washing line to a concrete fence post
Replies: 1
Views: 20377

Attaching a washing line to a concrete fence post

I'd like to try and attach a washing line to a concrete fence post in my back garden, but I'm unsure whether it'll take the weight / stress. I'm guessing just the line itself should pose no problem, but when it's laden down with wet washing, there'll obviously be a fair bit of weight pulling on the ...
by ruud1boy
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Mould spots on bathroom sealant?
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Mould spots on bathroom sealant?

We had a new bathroom fitted recently (Spring '08) and we're starting to see evidence of mould on the bath sealant already. They're only small spots at present, but it's bally annoying! We're fairly good at wiping down after using the bath/shower, but obviously it's not possible to avoid the sealant...
by ruud1boy
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: 3 inputs into 2 SCART sockets
Replies: 1
Views: 6038

3 inputs into 2 SCART sockets

Hope someone can help me with this, it should be really simple, but it's got me beat. I currently have 3 devices feeding into my telly, a Pioneer DVD/HDD recorder/player, a cable TV decoder box & the new addition, a surround sound system. However, there's only 2 SCART sockets on the back of the ...
by ruud1boy
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fastening a window blind onto a steel lintel
Replies: 1
Views: 5212

Fastening a window blind onto a steel lintel

I'm trying to fit a blind to the underside of a window aperture, drilling upwards into the wall to hang a blackout blind.
I've hit an immoveable object which, after a bit of headscratching, I'm guessing must be the steel lintel.

Is it feasible / sensible to try & hang the blind like this?
by ruud1boy
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Hook into exterior wall
Replies: 1
Views: 5304

I don't suppose you got any replies via PM did you?
I'm just trying to figure out how to do the same thing and was kinda hoping someone on the forum would be able to point me in the right direction.
by ruud1boy
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing ceiling rose
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

I think I've got this sorted now - more by trial & error, but your pointers were a big help. One of the reds into the live of the new light fitting & the other 3, including the permanently live wire, into a separate connector block. Everything works again anyway, so fingers crossed it's righ...
by ruud1boy
Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing ceiling rose
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

My mistake, I told you I was a novice!! It's 4 reds, 2 blacks & 2 greens - makes a bit more sense, even to me. My wonderful new testing gizmo tells me one of the reds is live all the time & when the light switch is flipped, all the reds are live but none of the others (I think). Does this ma...
by ruud1boy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Using an electric tile cutter
Replies: 1
Views: 4135

Take it back, get a refund & hire one instead.
by ruud1boy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing ceiling rose
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

Changing ceiling rose

I'm trying to change a ceiling rose for a different light fitting & could do with some advice. I've looked thru' the Projects, but it's a bit technical for me, I could with simple "Janet & John" instructions! The new light fitting has a 4-block connector & the fitting instructi...
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