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  1. Thread: Swap suites?

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    Several years ago we fitted a new 'Heritage'...

    Several years ago we fitted a new 'Heritage' bathroom suite into a house when we moved in, It cost us a lot of money at the time. We sold the house a few years later and the first thing the new...
  2. Thread: Swap suites?

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    I agree that 5 litre close coupled cisterns...

    I agree that 5 litre close coupled cisterns sometimes need a 'double flush' especially when fitted with a flap valve instead of a syphon.
    I actually prefer flap valves for maintenance reasons.
    ...
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    Blowtorch, and the correct size box spanner....

    Blowtorch, and the correct size box spanner.
    There's still the risk of splitting the cylinder, I've changed 5 and split 1.

    Plenty of YouTube videos...
  4. I would imagine they do eventually, but are quite...

    I would imagine they do eventually, but are quite easy to dismantle and clean. The only problem I've had is that if the thermostat part fails it's not replaceable. They are so easy to fit and I don't...
  5. As previously stated it's better to have a mix of...

    As previously stated it's better to have a mix of electric and combi powered showers, in case of boiler failure.
    If the other showers are already electric, or the combi is big enough to power...
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    I'm guessing you have lever handles which are...

    I'm guessing you have lever handles which are attached to the door with 4 screws. When the screws fail I drill right through the plate and attach the 2 sides with METAL cabinet joining bolts. You...
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    My tax bill will increase, and I will probably...

    My tax bill will increase, and I will probably just have to take the hit as rents are set for the local market.

    Luckily my properties are very high yield and I've been paying off BTL loans while...
  8. Thread: Cars

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    I use a 05 Volvo XC70. I can fit most things I...

    I use a 05 Volvo XC70. I can fit most things I need to shift in the back. It can carry a double mattress with a bit of squeezing.
    Great to drive, pretty rubbish on fuel but fairly reliable.

    I...
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    I was considering these at one time, ...

    I was considering these at one time,

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19-SARASON-Waterproof-Bathroom-Kitchen-LEDTV-Mirror-2015-BEST-SPEC-BEST-PRICE-/331556013647?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d3247464f...
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    It might dry back, it might not. Sand and...

    It might dry back, it might not. Sand and repaint.
    I agree with Interlaken that paint has changed in the last few years. They have taken all the 'bad' stuff out of it, solvents and other things to...
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    This is the rest of it:873874 I know that...

    This is the rest of it:873874

    I know that having his and hers basins in a HMO might seem a bit daft, but it's just about creating a first impression when a prospective tenant is viewing the house,...
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    I have started fitting tower showers to HMO...

    I have started fitting tower showers to HMO properties with a combi. They cost around £100 and look really good.
    872
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    I thought that's what I'd said, The valuer will...

    I thought that's what I'd said, The valuer will always value it at the purchase price even if it's way below MV, and if it's valued before a price is agreed then they value it at the MV.
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    If you have agreed a BMV price with the landlord,...

    If you have agreed a BMV price with the landlord, don't tell the valuer what you are paying for it. He will only value it at sale price, even if it's worth much more. You want the highest valuation...
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    After years of running trunking for telephone...

    After years of running trunking for telephone cables, I was recently shown by an electrician that if you run a bead of caulk along the join between the trunking and the wall, the trunking is hardly...
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    This is very true, the money she owes you will be...

    This is very true, the money she owes you will be written off, and she will be instructed that she must not repay it.........

    This is from experience as I had an employee who went bankrupt. They...
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    That's actually what I currently do in the...

    That's actually what I currently do in the student houses but I go one step further and physically disable the 'telephone' part of the main socket.
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    JKO That sounds likely. If the main socket...

    JKO

    That sounds likely.

    If the main socket has the splitter built in, it should have two sockets on the front. If she plugs the router directly into the main socket without using a filter it...
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    If the fault is between the exchange and the...

    If the fault is between the exchange and the first/main socket in the property there will be no charge,
    If the fault is because of the fixed wiring/secondary sockets in the property I would expect...
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    It's the fitting that is fire rated, not the...

    It's the fitting that is fire rated, not the bulb.
    LED bulbs do run a lot cooler so less risk of overheating but the fire rating is based on the seal between the fitting and the ceiling and the...
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    If only that were true.....

    If only that were true.....
  22. I don't agree, surely this would come under L&T...

    I don't agree, surely this would come under L&T repairing obligation to keep the fabric of the building in repair.
  23. Thread: Voting

    by grouse
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    Labour, and even more The Greens and Lib Dems are...

    Labour, and even more The Greens and Lib Dems are so anti-landlord that I'm afraid there is no alternative to the Conservatives.
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    My local refuse/re-cycling centre doesn't allow...

    My local refuse/re-cycling centre doesn't allow vans without a permit, which you have to apply for in advance and I think you are only allowed 3 permits in a 12 month period.
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    I change to these whenever a tap starts dripping....

    I change to these whenever a tap starts dripping. They last much longer than washer type glands.

    A couple of points to remember:

    You need 2 'cold' ones unless you are changing to levers. If you...
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