Look around the room. How many electronics do you see? At the very least, there’s the device in your hand you’re using to read this, but you probably can also count a TV, a tablet or e-reader and a few smart gadgets that make your life easier. You probably wouldn’t choose to live without these electronics — but are you doing anything to keep them safe and functioning properly? Even if you are … [Read more...] about What You Aren’t Doing to Keep Your Electronics Safe
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If you’ve tried to do the washing up only to find there’s no hot water again, it could be a sign your boiler’s cut out. A combi boiler requires pressure to run. The pressure in the system helps the warm water to circulate around your heating system – while also helping to protect the delicate internal components within the boiler itself. If the boiler pressure keeps dropping, the boiler shuts … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Your Boiler May Be Losing Pressure and How to Solve Them
Are you looking for a corded power drill but don't know which one to choose? This comparison table could help you decide. The number in the 'Rating' column refers to the overall rating on Amazon.co.uk. … [Read more...] about Best Corded Power Drills 2020
Cordless equals convenience, right? Cordless drills, cordless phones, cordless kettles - life is so much easier when you go cordless. If you like the idea of being able to move freely around your garden without worrying about tripping up or cutting through the dreaded power cable, here is a gardening product that's right up your street. It's the Falcon Cordless Lawnmower by … [Read more...] about Gtech Cordless Lawnmower
Assembling flat pack furniture can be a nightmare, but if you're methodical and yes, you follow the instructions, you should be able to build your typical flat pack furniture from IKEA and other stores without too much hassle. If you're able, especially if you're putting together a large item such as a wardrobe, work in the room you're going to be using the furniture. Before you get going, … [Read more...] about How to Assemble Flat Pack Furniture Without the Headaches!
Choose the appropriate length of screw for the job, if you are fixing a piece of timber to a wall there should be at least 2/3 of the screw in the wall. Does the screw need to have an anti-corrosive coating for exterior work. Will the screw be used as a fixing into hardwood, if so drill a pilot hole so the wood doesn't split and the screw head doesn't shear off (more common with brass … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?
If you are fixing something to a wall the first thing you must do is to ascertain how heavy it is and what is the wall made of, eg brick, plasterboard, thermal block etc. Experience does go a long way to help you decide what size / type of screw and plastic rawlplug you should need and the more DIY you do the better your judgement will be. The following examples of screw … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?