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  1. Thread: Repair Cornice

    by grouse
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    Mesh will be fine especially if you have...

    Mesh will be fine especially if you have experience.

    Plaster is much cheaper than body filler..............
  2. Pretty sure my own property will be band E or...

    Pretty sure my own property will be band E or lower, Certainly no slum but grade II listed, so no double glazing, open fires and very draughty, no loft to insulate and solid walls. I'm sitting here...
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    The lock you have shown is the nightlatch version...

    The lock you have shown is the nightlatch version of the one I use for room locks in licenced HMOs.

    I've never had one fail but the 2 screws that hold the lock onto the backplate have a habit of...
  4. Thread: Vacuumzzzzzz...

    by grouse
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    Henrys work fine without the bag, I know it's...

    Henrys work fine without the bag, I know it's supposed to be a filter but I've used them for years without bags. They are ultra reliable and spares are easily available.
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    It was explained to me when I had my stent fitted...

    It was explained to me when I had my stent fitted that the liver produces bile and it is stored in the gall bladder until it's needed. The bile protects the stomach lining from digesting itself when...
  6. You will probably have to renovate the entire...

    You will probably have to renovate the entire house every 2 years, in the 6 week gap during the summer when the old students have left and before the new ones arrive.

    You can achieve a much higher...
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    I've just seen this thread and was about to...

    I've just seen this thread and was about to suggest gall stones but see you have already been diagnosed.

    I had exactly the same last year, the stones were small and I had a stent put in to widen...
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    I have started using memory foam mattresses,...

    I have started using memory foam mattresses, tenants love them. They are a lot easier to handle as they come rolled up and fit in the car.

    You can get them from Evilbay for around £100.

    Hypnia...
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    A printer repair man once explained to me that...

    A printer repair man once explained to me that laser printers effectively use a whole page of ink (toner) each time they print a page. Some of the toner sticks to the paper (to print the characters)...
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    Could you pull the hard disk from your old pc and...

    Could you pull the hard disk from your old pc and link it to your new one and then copy over whatever files you need.

    I did this years ago when my pc packed in but haven't a clue if it's possible...
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    I have heard it suggested that for the people...

    I have heard it suggested that for the people living within 20 miles either side of the border, a yes vote would be a positive step for the local economy.

    There are bound to be differences in...
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    I really hope that the border isn't relocated to...

    I really hope that the border isn't relocated to Hadrian's wall.

    I'll lose half my garden....
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    With 7 tenants you are heading for licensable HMO...

    With 7 tenants you are heading for licensable HMO territory and you get the council tax bill not the tenants.

    We include council tax, and all bills including broadband in the rent for the...
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    Bin them and put vertical blinds in, much easier...

    Bin them and put vertical blinds in, much easier to clean.
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    Most of our houses are 7+ people, we have no...

    Most of our houses are 7+ people, we have no problem renting them on an individual room basis to working professionals who come to the city on contract. (Doctors, IT workers, ambulance staff, etc )...
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    Just had a look and to the left of the red...

    Just had a look and to the left of the red 'download' button there is a box for your email address.

    Using IE.

    Haven't tried it with any other browsers.
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    I forgot to add that insurance paperwork should...

    I forgot to add that insurance paperwork should be kept forever, especially if you have employees.

    The reason being that if you sent someone on a job where there was asbestos (even if you didn't...
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    IIRC an HMRC investigation can look back 6 years,...

    IIRC an HMRC investigation can look back 6 years, so you would need to keep all paperwork at least that long.

    VAT used to be able to go back further.

    I have a room full of till rolls left over...
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    As LHA says but I wouldn't bother glueing, make a...

    As LHA says but I wouldn't bother glueing, make a hole big enough to slip a piece of timber in behind the plasterboard . (If you put a screw into the centre of bit of timber to use as a handle it...
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    I haven't used it but it looks good. Do you...

    I haven't used it but it looks good.

    Do you think it would be worth using it on the walls and main floor or just shower floors?

    I normally use low profile walk in shower trays as I have never...
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    I would go to a tile merchant and buy a set of...

    I would go to a tile merchant and buy a set of new bits. You need special ones for porcelain. Start with the smallest size and work up.

    Do not buy them from B&Q or Wickes.

    Once, I had a...
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    We provide free broadband to our student...

    We provide free broadband to our student properties, but I use a master socket for the router that a telephone can't connect to, so it's broadband only, no calls.

    Everyone has a mobile for calls...
  23. Thread: Gas Regulation

    by grouse
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    Is this the 'you must be able to inspect the...

    Is this the 'you must be able to inspect the whole length of the flue' regs which came in recently, or something else?
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    This is normal practice by Councils. The...

    This is normal practice by Councils.

    The students are issued with an council tax exemption (disregards) certificate by the university when they start their course. This covers them for the period...
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    Yes, I would given the choice again, I use...

    Yes, I would given the choice again,

    I use windows 8 on a laptop and hate it with a passion.

    At least once a day I think 'why has it done that, that's not what I wanted to do'

    If I had known...
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