1. Tappet

    Clearing Drains

    Hi All, I'm a firm believer in preventative maintenance, as it's less hassle and costs less in the long-run (I'm part northern). Having just moved into a new house, I've been cleaning all the traps out from under the sinks, and the other internal pipework where I can. There was a significant...
  2. kiwidoug

    DIY Wooden Carport

    I'm planning on building a solidly constructed carport to protect SWMBO's car from the ravages of the Carnoustie weather. My only concern is on how to concrete in the main 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) support posts. The ground is just heavy earth (with some clay), but we get a lot of high winds. I'm...
  3. Tappet

    Donating Kitchen

    I’ve recently bought a flat to renovate, and will soon be ripping the kitchen out as it’s a bit tired, but perfectly serviceable. The kitchen consists of 10 cupboards, and a oven/hobs that work. Does anyone know of a charity that I could donate it to? Ideally one that collects (though I’ll...
  4. Excognito

    Dishwasher Drain Hose leak: temporary repair?

    Wife noticed water flowing up between the floorboards in kitchen. I checked and have got a leak in the dishwasher drain hose : 2 pinholes squirting water out, quite tiny really but the water accumulates over the period of a wash. I'm guessing that I really ought to replace the whole hose, but...
  5. greenbaggyskin

    Bathroom sound system

    I don't really know if this is DIY or not, so I plumped for this forum. We're in the process of renovating our main bathroom and I want to install a relatively decent sound system. I'm quite happy with the various speaker systems on offer and have picked out a few options, some wired, some...
  6. Tappet

    Custom Desk Tidy

    Hello good folk of Arrse, I'm in the market to commission a custom desk tidy for my brother, and don't really know where to start. I'd like to incorporate a brass plaque - formerly one of the door 'push' plates (5-6" tall/wide once cut down) from the guardroom at Buller Barracks - it was...
  7. Big Avo

    Adapted Kit

    Hi everybody, I have heard of people adapting kit to make things that little bit more bearable in the field and was wondering if anyone else has come across any ways kit has been adapted. I have heard of people adapting Car Chargers so that they can run from the Land Rover Dash Power Supply.