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 Post subject: chippies required for my uni survey
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am 
Mornin all,

I dunno if this is the right place to ask but here goes. As apart of my uni project i am sending out a survey. If you work in the construction industry and have a few spare minutes could you complete it please. I have contacted all the lads i used to work with but i've been told i need more so i have popped it online.

you can access it by copying ...

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 Post subject: Skirting Board Gap
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:13 am 
Conservatory near completion and thinking about flooring.

Now have decided on a 12mm think laminate which they recommend a 5mm foam underlay.

Now the floor is raised and build on joists and the top will be tongue and grove chipboard and once the floor is laid the plastering will be done on the dwarf walls.

Now I am thinking that it would be nice to fit laminate before the skirting boards so that it looks ...

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 Post subject: Replacement Hinge
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 pm 
Hi People

I am trying to replace pin hinges on a door with ball bearing hinges of the same size. What I have noticed after taking off the top hinge of the door is that the ball bearing hinge will not fit as it has a thicker centre. If I take off all of the hinges, and replace them with ball bearing hinge would the door still close without planing the door?

Thanks Ray

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 Post subject: Filling BOTTOMLESS round hole in wooden floor?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48 pm 
I want to paint a wooden floor but there are a few round holes that go straight through, bottomless. What is the simplest way to fill them? I have seen someone put a wooden rod in, bash it in then cut it off flush to the floor which is ok but you need the tools for this and presumably a special saw. If someone could suggest a way that doesn't include already having special tools ...

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 Post subject: Darkwood kitchen worktops. Ideas requested
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:28 pm 

I'm doing a kitchen refit and need some dark wood worktops for the kitchen.

All my internet searches arrive at, they seemed to be SEO'd to the hilt and one has to wonder if this company has spent so much money on SEO does it come with a price premium?

I wanted walnut/sapiele/iroko in the order. Price is a issue and really want to get something good value (require 2x 2m lengths).

I'm ...

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 Post subject: Dipped door panels rippled
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 pm 
I've had some doors dipped (1940s). I intend to paint them but there were so many layers of really terrible painting I thought just starting again would be easiest. Getting them back I see the panels are plywood and have rippled and cracked. Any good way to save them and get a half decent paint job on them?



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 Post subject: Which router should I choose...?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:00 pm 

I am reaching out to the forum for some advice. You guys have served me well in the past and I'm hoping you can again!

I am looking to upgrade my plunge router. I have found two models which look good on paper for my purposes:

1. Triton 1400W Duel Mode Precision Plunge Router MOF 001 ( ... ers/MOF001)

2. Bosch POF 1400 ACE Router ( ...

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 Post subject: Laying plywood under vinyl sheet floor
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:23 pm 
The existing floor has wood panels (not sure what type) over the concrete base of the house. I guess they were original with the house (30 years) and they run under the skirting boards.

However they are now a bit worn and I think the dips and uneven joins will show up under vinyl sheet flooring (already been ordered).

If I was to fit new plywood over the top of this, do I need to ...

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 Post subject: Question about roofing rafters...?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:18 pm 
Coming to the end of designing the plans for my soon to be built timber shed. I'm now on to the plans for the roof, one thing that appears in many designs is that the timbers used for the rafters are fixed on their thinner side (sort of upright) like this ... aming.html

Could anyone enlighten me as to why this is? I'm using 2" x ...

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 Post subject: How to cut 15mm scotia to 45 degrees reliably?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 pm 
Beginner DIY-er.

I am having a nightmare cutting and fitting 15mm scotia.

I have some scotia scissors which cut the scotia to 45 degrees easily on the X axis, however the profile (Y axis) is cut to some other angle.

So when I fit the two pieces together to make a 90 degree turn, they dont fit at all and I have to hack away at them with stanley knife/chisel to get the angle vaguely ...

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