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Taking on the bottomless reservoir

The flow graph of a traditional ball-valve toilet flush reservoir probably resembles a hyperbole - it never reaches the point that it is striving for....

Furniture makeover

Furniture makeover

Fact: No matter how carefully you look after your furniture, there will come a time when something or someone - the...

Tech clinic Q&A

Tech clinic Q&A

What's the delay?...

Fast fixes

Fast fixes

Whether you live in a renovated Victorian or a modern ranch-style house, one thing is certain: maintenance never stops. Of course, you could hire the...

Troubleshooting antilock braking

Over the river and through the woods was more dangerous back when cars had crummy bias-ply tyres, rear-wheel drive and ordinary brakes....

It never rains…

It never rains…

If a hot water cylinder springs a leak and discharges its entire contents on to your ceiling, immediately punch or drill (using a hand drill)...

No flies on us

No flies on us

Don't spray insecticide where you're working with food. If flies are bugging you, grow basil or mint in little pots on the windowsill (for some...

Bargain hunt

Bargain hunt

Yard sales can be a nightmare if you don't plan them properly. Here are a few essential tips:...

Keeping track

Keeping track

Over the years my wife and I have amassed a large collection of excellent books. Problem is, people keep borrowing them, and worse still, don't...

Car care Q&AMoonshine?

Car care Q&AMoonshine?

Don't be fuelled...

Keeping it all together

Keeping it all together

Even the most accomplished DIY practitioner occasionally wishes he had an extra pair of hands. This is where clamps come into the picture....

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