Category Archives for Home Maintenance

Planning a Loft Conversion

Loft conversions Although an empty loft can seem like an open invitation to extend your living area, loft conversions can be quite tricky. They usually involve dealing with an older, established structure and reorganising the loads it has to cope … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Maintenance of Main Services to the Home

MAIN SERVICES The smooth running of a home depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the main services and their maintenance. The main services are water, gas and electricity, which in most cases are installed when the house … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Electrical Appliances for the Home

Electric Fires: These may be used as a complete system of house heating or as occasional sources of heat to supplement other types of heating. Fires are available ranging from small single element types to electric radiators and convector heaters. … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Electrical Fuses: How to Change a Fuse

Fuses are safety devices inserted in electrical lighting, heating and power circuits. When a circuit becomes overloaded or shorted, the fuse wire, which is thinner and softer than the main circuit wires, heats and melts, automatically cutting off the electrical … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Electricity: Consumption, Supply and Distribution in the Home

Consumption: The universal system of measuring the consumption of electricity is applicable to any kind of appliance; this is measured in terms of watts and is based on a unit of 1,000 watts. The wattage of the appliance, is marked … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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How to Read a Gas Meter

Reading a Gas Meter: Every handyman should be able to read a gas meter, to be able to find the consumption of a single appliance, or for checking week-by-week usage. Quarterly-payment meters are fitted with a series of dials; the … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Heating a Room by Gas Fires and Heaters

Gas fires and heaters provide a completely labour-saving method of heating a home, provided they are carefully maintained and used, but are not always completely safe where there are young children. Many types of fires and heaters are now available. … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Gas Fires: Replacing a Broken Radiant

A gas-fire with a broken radiant is not only inefficient and fuel-wasting, but can also be dangerous. New radiants are easy to obtain; always insist on the radiants made for the particular type of fire. Turn off the gas at … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Gas Water Heaters: Storage and Geyser Heaters

Storage heaters and instantaneous or old fashioned geyser types are both good for providing hot water for a small or medium-sized house, either as supplementary heaters to a solid fuel type boiler or as the sole means of supplying hot … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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Gas Leak: What to Do If You Smell Gas

Gas Leaks: Any suspicious smell of gas in a house should be treated with concern and a search made to find a leak immediately. It may be that a tap has been knocked on accidentally, or that the flame of … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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