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by themoffster
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Door lock cylinder replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Door lock cylinder replacement

by themoffster
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Turn two light switches into one
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Turn two light switches into one

I have a utility room which has a light switch (call it light switch 1) for the ceiling lights. I have just extended the utility and in the extension the ceiling lights (which are not the same lights) are controlled by a separate switch (call it light switch 2). Both light switches are on the same b...
by themoffster
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Is this wiring acceptable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Is this wiring acceptable?

I had issues embedding the image, so it is here: m The switched fuse is 13A. I thought this would work as you are not able to take two spurs off of one socket, so can I spur a switched fuse then have that feed two separate sockets? If it matters neither will have anything that’s high load (radio, la...
by themoffster
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Black Mould Bathroom and Ensuite and Bedroom - Help Needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 4404

Re: Black Mould Bathroom and Ensuite and Bedroom - Help Needed!

If you can afford it fit a tumble dryer too - that'll stop them drying clothes which will greatly intensify the problem.
by themoffster
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)

Thanks everyone
by themoffster
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)

So just open the sealed earth and attach the new switch to that or is it more complex?

Why are replies always vetted? It's a real pain posting a reply and it doesn't appear for ages
by themoffster
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)

Hi themoffster Connect the switch to the two reds, it doesn't matter which way round, But, from your photo it looks like the switch has a metal face plate, if so, it must be earthed, or fit a plastic one. Thanks, that's pretty much what i was going to do. In terms of the earth - in the first set of...
by themoffster
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Removing a light switch extension (with pics!)

I have a door in my house that had the handedness changed by the previous owner. I am in the process of changing it back, but they had to move the position of the lightswitch when doing so. They did this by adding a connector and running a cord around the frame of the door into the new lightswitch (...
by themoffster
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: Getting sky tv in 2nd room
Replies: 3
Views: 8339

Re: Getting sky tv in 2nd room

To share the same sky box on two tvs, you need to use coax cables. Connect port RF2 on the sky box to the coax port on the tv. In terms of being able to change the channel you have two options - a magic eye or if the sky box is connected to the house Internet, you could use an iphone/iPad/iPod touch...
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: HDMI cable
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Re: HDMI cable

No there isn't. It's a digital signal not analogue, so all this "better signal" stuff is nonsense.
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: 3 point door locking system jammed
Replies: 1
Views: 11428

Re: 3 point door locking system jammed

With the door open are you able to move the handle all the way up? If so the problem will be with the latches not fitting into keeps and that most likely means the door has dropped. If the handle doesn't go all the way up when the door is open, it sounds like the mechanism so try WD40 or something. ...
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: disc defragmenting
Replies: 7
Views: 4057

Re: disc defragmenting

Do you have enough free space on the drive?
Defragging requires a certain amount of space before it can run
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: upvc door lock problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5690

Re: upvc door lock problem

Locksmiths will cost you a lot of money, but will be able to do it.
Before you phone anyone, look on youtube for how to replace the locking mechanism - it's really easy and it will save you about £150 - £200.
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Hinges for garden swing seat
Replies: 1
Views: 2669

Re: Hinges for garden swing seat

Your best bet is to go to your local ironmongers and ask them.
If they don't have it, they may be able to order it or may be able to get you a similar replacement
by themoffster
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Door lock cylinder replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Door lock cylinder replacement

They are absolute robbers. I had them out to do the same in my house (before I actually looked into what was required) and it was £100. In future, open the door look at it side on - just under the part that goes in and out when you press the handle down, you'll see a single screw that doesn't look l...
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