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  1. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    The inside looks brushed and outside is tyrolene finish
  2. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    Wood skewer may work, coat it with good wood glue and gently hammer in, let dry completely, sand flush and re-drill
  3. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    Judging from the above replies, it sounds like a tyrolene machine that you need. We have a similar finish on the internal walls and it was pita to match the finish. The plaster goes everywhere and you have to watch the applied thickness, etc, otherwise it runs down the wall...
  4. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    Is it scratch plaster finish? Once primed and painted it always looks more dimpled after a few coats.
  5. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    ^ what he said! Watering doesn't help at this stage...
  6. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    Would also have to check if the width opening with the 2 doors is too wide for a double sectional door. Even if the centre column is removed, the opening may be too wide and require tied-in brickwork on the sides.
  7. howardb

    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Try Mantech
  8. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    Thanks rwenzori - worked perfectly! Had 2 entries for my LG monitor, 3 for NoEdID and 3 for Simulated - changed all to the same value as the LG and sorted - no reboot needed either ;)
  9. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    Thanks! This looks like it may help; recall using similar on another machine a while back - will change some settings tomorrow and see if it works ;)
  10. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    I agree and would normally do this, but in this particular case there were a number of things I didn't want to have to reinstall - the strange thing is that everything else seems to work perfectly; it's just this window sizing issue. I have a spare SSD and will try to load W10 from fresh over...
  11. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    Upgraded W7 to W10, not a clean install. Seems the more I read about the issue the more people are complaining and there's no real solution. Will have to keep looking for a fix as it's damn frustrating...
  12. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    Exactly this, also using display port.
  13. howardb

    Windows 10 program window sizes not kept?

    Hi all, I recently gave in and upgraded my Win 7 to Win 10 OS. The monitor is an LG 34" ultrawide, correct and latest drivers loaded, res/desktop at default of 2560x1080. Win 10 seems to work well (except for the unfriendly menus and settings), however I have an issue with program window sizes...
  14. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    Great, thx!
  15. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    I have a question on the DigiDoor DigiEKey 4-button remote - any insight appreciated ;) I need to replace my current 4-button key and only ever had the main orange button programmed to open/close the DigiDoor garage motor - what are the other 3 buttons for and are they needed? They currently...
  16. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    I only see the Rocksolid Garage product listed on import sites like ubuy - may be an option to import from the US; check Amazon as well as they sometimes offer delivery to SA.
  17. howardb

    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    We used the plain white wider PVC boards on our patio, looked really good when first installed (DIY job, quality boards), but sadly the white turned to an off-white with yellow tinge after 3 months. If I was to do it again I'd go with anything but white.
  18. howardb

    Funny Pictures Thread – No. 6

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  19. howardb

    3d Printers South Africa

    I think I got mine from 3drone. Ordered so much recently, but will double check later when home. EDIT: yes, got mine from 3drone.co.za/shop/ , but see that both www.3dprintingstore.co.za and www.diyelectronics.co.za/store/ also stock the unit and nozzles. The spare nozzles are quite a bit more...
  20. howardb

    3d Printers South Africa

    Just a question for the die-hard printers out there - how often do you change your nozzles? I tend to print PLA only and find that a standard 0.4 brass nozzle lasts forever; had my current printer about 18 months, print nearly every day (sometimes 24/7 for weeks at a time) and only changed to a...
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