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Biddlybee

making knots with sticks
I've got a question before I ask for a recommendation...

If my washing machine isn't draining properly (and I've tried all I can) am I better off calling in a plumber or someone who specialises in washing machines?
 

spanglechick

High Empress of Dressing Up
A
I've got a question before I ask for a recommendation...

If my washing machine isn't draining properly (and I've tried all I can) am I better off calling in a plumber or someone who specialises in washing machines?
annoyingly that probably depends on why it isn't draining. Is your kitchen sink draining ok?
 

Lizzy Mac

Well-Known Member
I've got a question before I ask for a recommendation...

If my washing machine isn't draining properly (and I've tried all I can) am I better off calling in a plumber or someone who specialises in washing machines?
Always worth cleaning the filter first. It's easy, instructions online. You may need pliers to open and close the lid.
 

Biddlybee

making knots with sticks
Always worth cleaning the filter first. It's easy, instructions online. You may need pliers to open and close the lid.
What I tried first. There's a screw that locks the filter, it's completely stripped so I can't get to the filter. And I've tried a few ways that are meant to get stripped screws out.
 

sleaterkinney

Well-Known Member
Hi all
Just wanted to give a recommendation as I have finally found a new (good) decorator. His name is John 07578 256628.
I thought he was very reasonable and did a great job of our external windows and some brickwork, He does inside too. Great attention to detail, does the little extra things that make a difference, reliable and really nice friendly chap. He also does other general small building work.
And as an added bonus he allowed me to practice my terrible Spanish and even texted me in Spanish so I could practice!
SB
I got him to paint the whole flat and he did a bit of diy as well, great job.
 

stevebradley

Well-Known Member
Can anyone recommend a reliable builder who's reasonably priced in the area ?

My neighbours and I are looking to get a few garden walls partially rebuilt and rendered.

Thanks.
 

catriona

chickweed
I don't know if this is the right thread, but I want to recommend the knife sharpening service at Kanada in Pop Brixton (yes, a useful service in Pop). The guy transformed 2 blunt old kitchen knives for me - the tips were bent & broken from levering lids off (a knife crime) and he ground them back so they're like new, for £10 the pair. He can also fix broken handles, and he's going to renovate a friend's ancient garden saw. Nice man, too.
It's called Kanada, unit S17 Pop Brixton.
 

Casaubon

Well-Known Member
I don't know if this is the right thread, but I want to recommend the knife sharpening service at Kanada in Pop Brixton (yes, a useful service in Pop). The guy transformed 2 blunt old kitchen knives for me - the tips were bent & broken from levering lids off (a knife crime) and he ground them back so they're like new, for £10 the pair. He can also fix broken handles, and he's going to renovate a friend's ancient garden saw. Nice man, too.
It's called Kanada, unit S17 Pop Brixton.

For ages I've been looking for someone to sharpen two knives that are rather precious to me.
I don't really ever go in Pop, so I probably wouldn't have found this guy without your recommendation.

He's absolutely fantastic, not just a knife-grinder but a proper, serious craftsman (and a lovely bloke, too). He's done an absolutely beautiful job on my knives.

The shop's called Kataba. It's on the ground floor, follow the passage to the left from the entrance and it's on the left.
 

TomoT

New Member
Thanks. I did call them but before they could call back, my neighbour came round and offered to fix it for me.
Tried to provide some help, but wasn't allowed for some reason. Used -- myself the other day. Always worth having a 24 hour number in case your neighbour is asleep or not in next time! Then again, maybe you'd wait if it was always going to be free ;)
 
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Can anyone recommend a Herne Hill-ish handyman please?

Simple jobs (but complicated by needing to drill into reinforced concrete walls) a little bit of electrical, but mostly mounting shelves etc.
 

editor

hiraethified
Tried to provide some help, but wasn't allowed for some reason. Used--- myself the other day. Always worth having a 24 hour number in case your neighbour is asleep or not in next time! Then again, maybe you'd wait if it was always going to be free ;)
That's because you're just spamming your own business, which isn't even based in Brixton.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Tony - 07961 453395

He's lovely. Not the cheapest but he's very good and reliable.
I'm looking for a gardener - and as there is no access to garden except through my living room it has to be someone I can feel comfortable with going through my house eg honest, not flirty, not wanting to chat a lot or to pop out every two mins. Would you say Tony fits that description? how expensive is he?

or can anyone recommend a female gardener?
 

Maharani

Just like Heaven
I'm looking for a gardener - and as there is no access to garden except through my living room it has to be someone I can feel comfortable with going through my house eg honest, not flirty, not wanting to chat a lot or to pop out every two mins. Would you say Tony fits that description? how expensive is he?

or can anyone recommend a female gardener?
Yes. He's very trustworthy.
 

sparkybird

ask the bird...
Tony does like to chat though! Not in a bad way :)
One of my clients is a gardener (female). She's lovely. I'm not sure if she's taking on new work, but I can check
friendofdorothy roughly where are you based and what needs doing?
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Tony does like to chat though! Not in a bad way :)
One of my clients is a gardener (female). She's lovely. I'm not sure if she's taking on new work, but I can check
friendofdorothy roughly where are you based and what needs doing?
brixton end of SE24. Loads of shrubs, a climbing rose and other climbers along a 40ft border have gone all jungly and are pushing my fence into the neighbours garden. Everything that I can't compost needs bagging and bring out through the house. Thats the most urgent bit anyway - maybe more stuff on a regular basis in future, if I can afford it, to keep it under manners. This garden is getting to be too much work for me.
 
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