Things around the house

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Re: Things around the house

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:01 am

Wheatabeat wrote:What's the best way of mopping a floor? I've got one of those Vileda things but they're shit and don't clean very well. I'm considering getting one of those old skool mops with metal bucket things, but is it shitter considering all I ever see at a supermarket are those Vileda supermop shit things?
The absolute best way is with a broom-type scrubbing brush and a floor cloth wrapped round it, then you can really wring the cloth out tight so that when you're finishing you're drying the floor too and not just spreading dirty water about. Wringing out the cloth is a bit gross, but not too bad.

Otherwise, absolutely go for an old skool mop and bucket. It's a hundred times more stylish and cleans just as well as the plastic modern nonsense.
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Re: Things around the house

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:27 am

Sootyzilla wrote: The absolute best way is with a broom-type scrubbing brush...
Oh, you mean one of these??

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Cheers for the advice though.
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Re: Things around the house

Post by Gordon » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:14 pm

jamie wrote:HELP
Dark patch on ceiling, feels cold, might be dampish, probably some sort of leaky roof scenario.
So what do i do?
Who do I call?
Builder, plumber, roofing inspector?
I'm an Slacker, DAMMIT*, not someone who is remotely useful or practical.
And the wife is all preggers and can't really go doing her MADD DIY SkiLLz in the attic with 6 months worth of baby in her belly.

Any ideas? Anyone? PLEASE????
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Re: Things around the house

Post by jamie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:10 am

We got a lovely chap called George, 60 if hes a day etc, to come round and look at the roof.
He made me hold the ladder and he found a tear in the felt.
I then got to climb up the ladder and have a look in the roof, and yep, there was a hole.
After 2 hours of holding this ladder and repairing what then turned out to be a really quite damaged felt, he charged us a bargain price as I helped him. I felt so grown up etc.
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Re: Things around the house

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:01 pm

Wheatabeat wrote:
Sootyzilla wrote: The absolute best way is with a broom-type scrubbing brush...
Oh, you mean one of these??

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No, that's a brush. What I'm thinking of is basically the same, but the bristles are much shorter, like two centimetres long.
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Re: Things around the house

Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:55 pm

Our washing machine has suddenly got REALLY LOUD when it's on spin and leaks a bit of water - not masses, just as if it's spilt a pint or something. What's this all about? Does anyone here have any knowledge of plumbing?

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Re: Things around the house

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:57 pm

You probably have a blocked filter. Maybe. Check out the front of the machine - there should be a little hatch door at the bottom on the right or the left. Pull out the filter in there and give it a clean. It's probably full of pubes, so keep your gob shut whilst your doing it. Oh, and it'll fucking REEK.

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Re: Things around the house

Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:01 pm

Oh, thanks Sam! I'll give that a go.

I just read that post out loud and Oliver started laughing at me.

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Re: Things around the house

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:02 pm

Ha! Maybe you should take that into account.

It could be that you've got a ball-bearing come out of the drum. But I don't see why that'd mean any leaks.

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Home Improvements Thread

Post by Caroline74 » Fri May 29, 2009 1:01 am

There must be one already but I cant find it?

I'm looking to discuss.........

1. Sash windows! I have them and cherish them! But in the winter the draft is bloody ridiculous. I really really do not want to replace my edwardian windows with pvc, double glazing horribleness but the alternative is sooo expensive!!!!!

2. Flat screen tvs - How high should i place it on my wall? (i've very high ceilings)

3. Bathrooms - It's pretty small. Should I get rid of the bath and get a bloody big power shower instead? Also when I flush the toilet the pipes make a very alarming noise and the whole flat vibrates. I mentioned this briefly to a patient of mine who's a plumber and he said something about a hammer 'the bark is much worse than the bite so don't worry about it too much' - this was about 6 months ago and I still haven't done anything!!!!!


That's all folks. Redirect me to the proper thread if appropriate?

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Re: Things around the house

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:47 pm

hello

does anyone have any advice about hanging things on plasterboard walls? i understand i will need some sort of rawl plug?
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Re: Things around the house

Post by Final Loan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:24 pm

Rawlplugs are only really needed if you're screwing into masonry walls. Depending on what it is you're hanging and how heavy it is, you should be able to get away with just hammering a couple of nails into plasterboard.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4487864_hang-pi ... walls.html
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Another Home Improvements - where to put it comment

Post by Trev » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:27 pm

ooops, wrong thread. Found the right one, now.
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Re: Things around the house

Post by Mr Bear » Wed May 18, 2011 8:18 pm

Hello. I just put the washing machine on, and part way through the cycle it has stopped. There hasn't been a power cut, I can open the door (though there's a lot of water in the drum so didn't open it far), but I can't seem to get it to start again, whether I turn it off for like 5 minutes, turn it off at the mains or whatever. Anyone got any advice on what to do now?

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Re: Things around the house

Post by humblebee » Wed May 18, 2011 10:27 pm

Mr Bear wrote:Hello. I just put the washing machine on, and part way through the cycle it has stopped. There hasn't been a power cut, I can open the door (though there's a lot of water in the drum so didn't open it far), but I can't seem to get it to start again, whether I turn it off for like 5 minutes, turn it off at the mains or whatever. Anyone got any advice on what to do now?
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