Cavity tray installation - these three words might not exactly fill you with excitement but, if you would like to live in a damp-free home, this article is worth a read! What are cavity trays? Cavity trays are pre-formed polypropylene trays. They are installed into the external bricks of a cavity wall and their purpose is to collect any water dripping or running down the … [Read more...]
DIY is something that I do a lot of. Mainly because I struggle to allow myself to pay someone to do something I can do myself! You'll find my DIY related content here!
Weeds growing between paving stones' can be a real pain in the derriere! This post and the associated video will show you how you can use a simple dry sand and mortar mix to point the gaps between patio stones / flagstones for a permanent solution to this problem. This really is an easy job and, looking out on your weed-free patio for years to come, you will be very grateful … [Read more...]
Brick removal is not a complicated job but the bricks themselves often get damaged during the removal process. In this post and associated short video I will demonstrate a brick removal method which keeps the bricks intact, allowing them to be reused. Bricks are cheap and it might not seem like too big a deal if a few of them get damaged during a home improvement project. … [Read more...]
Crankshaft position sensor replacement on an Opel / Vauxhall Astra is easy - this tutorial will show you how to do the job. Change your own crank sensor and save a fortune on garage fees! This post explains exactly how you can change the crankshaft position sensor on an Astra. Other names for the crankshaft position sensor include: Crank sensor Crankshaft sensor … [Read more...]
In this post and video we will find out how engine sensors work. Magnetic inductive sensors are very common and are used as crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, vehicle speed sensors etc. Let's look at exactly how they are made and how they work. The video consists of the following: Why it's important to understand how magnetic inductive sensors work Common uses for … [Read more...]