Dyson Slim DC18 Undercarriage Repair

DC18 Base

Introduction This post gives a detailed description, with photos and reference to a Parts Diagram, of how to replace a Dyson Slim DC18 Undercarriage. The Undercarriage would require changing if part of it broke since parts cannot be obtained individually. I changed mine when the Air Input Changeover Valve Actuator broke. “Since I first published… Continue reading Dyson Slim DC18 Undercarriage Repair

How Many Parts Make A Shower Head?

How Many Parts? You may be surprised to learn that the shower head that came with my Mira Sport Thermostatic Shower is made from 22 separate parts. If you count them in the featured image above you will see 21 but take note that the main body of the shower head, on the right, is made… Continue reading How Many Parts Make A Shower Head?

Keeping Birds Off TV Aerials

Introduction In my previous post “Freeview Aerial Direction” you may have noticed something unusual about my Yagi TV antenna/aerial. Yes, amongst the array of directors in front of the dipole and on the reflector at the back there are some Zip Ties (Cable Ties – often used for anchoring a cable to something else). In this… Continue reading Keeping Birds Off TV Aerials

Terrestrial Freeview TV Aerial Direction

Introduction In November 2012 I had my terrestrial TV aerial relocated to another corner of my chimney stack so that it doesn’t overhang my solar panels. Birds were perching on it and making a mess on them. Consequently I needed to check my TV aerial direction to be sure it points to the transmitter. The aerial engineer (Martin… Continue reading Terrestrial Freeview TV Aerial Direction

Removing A Bra Wire From A Washing Machine

Here the bra wire has the sleeving threaded on it and it is just sticking up through a hole in the drum.

Preface This post describes: removing a Bra Wire from a washing machine when it has come out of a bra and penetrated the inner drum of a front loader. These wires tend to come out of badly maintained bras while being washed. They don’t necessarily damage the machine immediately but always have the potential to… Continue reading Removing A Bra Wire From A Washing Machine

I’ve Spilt Paint On My Patio Slabs. What Will I Do?

Patio Cleaning Items

Introduction “Oh dear! The spilt paint on my patio slabs created a 20cm dia. puddle when my tin of mahogany paint blew over. It was tipped up by a gust of wind which lifted the cardboard it was resting on.” “There would have been photos but I had to swear first and then get on… Continue reading I’ve Spilt Paint On My Patio Slabs. What Will I Do?

Should You Worry About Your Bath Overflowing?

Introduction “Me, worry about my bath overflowing? It’s got an overflow pipe.” Bragging bath owner. “Oh! Has it?” Plumber. Why you DO NEED to worry about your bath overflowing? I know someone who has had a bad experience with a bath overflowing, but it wasn’t their bath overflowing. It was in a flat two floors… Continue reading Should You Worry About Your Bath Overflowing?