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

Do you know your fuse discs from your flat head screwdrivers?

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?
2. In painting terms, why would you try to maintain a 'wet edge' when using a roller?
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.
3. RCDs (Residual Current Devices) are found in most homes. They're more commonly known as...
Extension leads
Trip switches

Lightbulbs
Cordless drills
4. Speaking of an RCD, how should you test yours to ensure that it's working correctly?
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.
5. Where in your home would you most likely find a vented hot water cylinder?
Under your kitchen sink
In your hot press

In your front garden
Next to your toilet
6. What colour is the live wire that goes inside a plug?
Brown
Blue

Green and yellow striped
7. Your toilet is unmercifully clogged. Choose one item to help solve the problem.
8. Which of these items would come in handy for bleeding your radiator?
Panel saw
Foam insulation

Flat head screwdriver
Radiator key
9. This is a toilet fill valve. What does it do?
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.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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