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 Fixing cornice - Source SourceFixing cornice
 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 am

Plastering Forum

Fixing cornice

I have a cornice which the previous owner cut thin sections (about 2cm wide) out of it when installing a built in wardrobe.
I'm now trying to fix it.

There are 4 cuts in total. 2 are on the chimney breast where the mitre was.

First I tried ...

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Post by Rickw
 Radiator Gloss Paint Crazing - Source SourceRadiator Gloss Paint Crazing
 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 am

Painting & Decorating Forum

Radiator Gloss Paint Crazing

I've been painting the radiator in the cloakroom. I started by rubbing down with 180 grit sandpaper and wiped down. I then primed with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3. After waiting the prescribed 16 hours to dry I applied the first coat of Hammerite Radiator Paint (Gloss ...

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Post by Distorted Vision
 Would it be necessary - Source SourceWould it be necessary
 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 am

Building Forum

Would it be necessary

A bit of an unusual question that I hope someone can give me an answer to. Our scout group is going to install an old 40ft shipping container for storage. The weight on the ground is estimated at about 60kg per square metre when the container ...

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Post by johnM20
 What type of resin - Source SourceWhat type of resin
 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 am

Building Forum

What type of resin

Not sure if this is the right forum.
What is the difference between resin with and without styrene. Are certain types suited to specific tasks.
I want to use some to hold some back boxes in the wall for electric sockets and also to to hold ...

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Post by smiffy
 Losing pressure on Combi system - Source SourceLosing pressure on Combi system
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:28 pm

Central Heating & Boilers

Losing pressure on Combi system

We have a central heating system with a combi boiler and radiators. A lot of the connections are push fit ran in wall.

However I'm having to top up the system at the boiler about every 2 weeks now as it's going down, from what ...

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Post by MrMrMr
 Wall Vent Question?. - Source SourceWall Vent Question?.
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:33 pm

Building Forum

Wall Vent Question?.

In my ex council house there is a small room at the bottom of the stairs. It was likely meant to be a coatroom originally. At present we just use it as a utility cum grand-kids toy room. In this room, near the top is an airvent. ...

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Post by bluesjunior
 New Wall Light - Source SourceNew Wall Light
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:10 pm


New Wall Light


The wife wants new wall light operated via a separate switch. I have ran:

1.5mm cable from switch to new light
1.5mm cable from ceiling rose to new light

I have uploaded a drawing of the ceiling rose wiring, can you tell me how the new ...

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Post by P&D-Apprentice
 advice for female trying to get into painting/decorating - Source Sourceadvice for female trying to get into painting/decorating
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:08 pm

Painting & Decorating Forum

advice for female trying to get into painting/decorating

Good afternoon,

I will try to be as concise as possible, since I'm sure other people have asked this before. I am looking to get into painting/decorating.
The twists are as follows:
- I am a 30 yo female with very little ...

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Post by AMHahn
 Changing One pipe system to two pipe system - Source SourceChanging One pipe system to two pipe system
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Central Heating & Boilers

Changing One pipe system to two pipe system


I wonder if anyway can help. I have an annexe in my garden and the builder install the pipe for the heating as a one pipe system. I would like to change it to a two pipe system.

My question is ...

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Post by daywalker
 Help Request - Bedroom Floorboards - Source SourceHelp Request - Bedroom Floorboards
 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:26 am

General DIY forum

Help Request - Bedroom Floorboards


So my daughter is away for a long weekend and thought i would sort out her room because we just bought a house and it is in a terrible state. I just pulled up the carpet to find the floor boards underneath are in ...

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