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Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

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THE WORLD OF DIY is a complex one, and just because you’ve successfully managed to put together a flatpack shelving unit without causing yourself personal injury, you’re most likely still a long way from ‘expert’ status.

We’ve put together a little quiz based on some home improvement basics, but beware… it’s tougher than it looks.

1. Someone asks you to hand them a Phillips screwdriver. Which of these do you reach for?

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

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Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

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Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

2. In painting terms, why would you try to maintain a ‘wet edge’ when using a roller?

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To ensure your roller lasts longer.

To avoid overlap marks from painting wet paint over partially dry paint.

 

To get the most out of bad quality paint.

I don’t know, but it sounds gross.

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

3. RCDs (Residual Current Devices) are found in most homes. They’re more commonly known as…

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Extension leads

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Trip switches

 

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Lightbulbs

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Cordless drills

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

4. Speaking of an RCD, how should you test yours to ensure that it’s working correctly?

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Look for the ‘test’ button. Press it and the trip switch should flip.

Load up your plug board with plugs and try to force the trip switch to activate.

 

Nothing. You don’t need to test RCDs.

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

5. Where in your home would you most likely find a vented hot water cylinder?

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Under your kitchen sink

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In your hot press

 

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In your front garden

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Next to your toilet

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

6. What colour is the live wire that goes inside a plug?

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Brown

Blue

 

Green and yellow striped

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

7. Your toilet is unmercifully clogged. Choose one item to help solve the problem.

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Plunger

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Screwdriver

 

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Hose

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Drill

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Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

8. Which of these items would come in handy for bleeding your radiator?

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Panel saw

Foam insulation

 

Flat head screwdriver

Radiator key

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Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

9. This is a toilet fill valve. What does it do?

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It ensures your toilet refills after each flush.

It stops build-up of limescale inside your toilet cistern.

 

It helps to stop bad odours spreading out of your toilet.

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?
Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

Can you answer these basic (but tricky) home improvement questions?

Answer all the questions to see your result!

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You scored out of !

You’re a DIY Don’t.

In your case, it’s DDIY – Don’t Do It Yourself. Make sure your next home improvement job is done properly with a personal loan from KBC. Read below for more details…

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You scored out of !

You’re an average DIY-er.

You can probably fix a leaky toilet but usually leave the rest to the experts. Make sure your next home improvement job is done properly with a personal loan from KBC. Read below for more details…

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You’re a DIY delight!

You know your circuit boards from your cordless drills. Put those home improvement skills to good use with a personal loan from KBC. Read below for more details…

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