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 Post subject: Advise Needed on Patio Job
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:42 am 
I have a friend who is a Gardner and he made a patio for a customer.

The customer is not happy with the end result as not all the slabs are straight and some are slightly different heights. The customer is demanding that the entire patio be removed and redone by butting all the slabs up together so there are no gaps, this is after his wife had agreed for him to fill in the ...

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 Post subject: Fitting new door handle - wood screws or bolt through?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am 
Hi

I'm replacing a bathroom door handle with lock and the existing handles have 4 screws one in each corner. The replacement I have just has 1 screw at the top and one on the bottom. It comes with woodscrews but also bolt throughs and the instructions aren't clear which I should use, are the bolt throughs just for hollow doors or should i use them regardless ie would just having 2 central wood screws ...

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 Post subject: Making a Matt well with engineered wood flooring.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:10 am 
Hi, I’m after some advice on how I would go about making an inset Matt well using engineered wood flooring? Would it be best to lay the floor completely then use a multi tool to cut out the area, then use some profiling to finish the edges ? I’ve been let down at the last minute by a floor fitter and now I’m attempting it myself


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 Post subject: Lead can I glue it
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:15 pm 
I have removed a rotted wooden exterior window sill and before I replace it, it would be a good idea and a neater job if I also replace the old lead trim beneath.

The problem is that there is another window close up and that wooden sill is sound.

The lead beneath both sills runs in one continuous length.

It is easy enough to remove the lead but to fix it securely under the sill ...

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 Post subject: Barrel Hinge Riddle
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:28 pm 
was wondering if anyone could help me with something a little confusing...

I was taking down a window at my wife's business as the barrel hinge at the top of the window had sheared off. Looking at the remaining bottom piece of the hinge I can't for the life of me figure out how it was originally screwed in or how I could unscrew it from the wood now...

I have posted a picture and ...

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 Post subject: Insulated Plasterboard fixings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:25 pm 
I have had 35mm insulated Plasterboard dot and dabbed to 100mm thermalite block.
I have to fix a 25kg radiator to the wall. The brackets are 4 single brackets around 40mm square. I have bought these fixings

https://www.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-kkr ... tid=531522

Would these be substantial or would the brackets pull into the Plasterboard ?

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 Post subject: Coarse threaded rod
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm 
Hi folks

I want to build a woodworking vice and have been looking for a coarse threaded rod so it doesn't take too many turns to open and close. The ones available at toolstation & screwfix are intended for use with standard bolts.

Is there a specific identifier/name/type for coarse threads?

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 Post subject: MPG of a large "white van" (LWB Transit 350, Sprinter etc)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:08 pm 
Hi all

I'll be moving house soon and am trying to work out the best (read cheapest) way to get my stuff from the east coast to Wales (around 300 miles each way). I'll have two van loads so will have to do the run twice. I'm looking at hiring and driving myself, but will also get some quotes from "man with van" type companies.

What I don't know is what kind of MPG I'm ...

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 Post subject: How to attach 21 mm channel to bed frame
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:20 pm 
I have an IKEA Svarta bed that looks like this:

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I'd like to mount some equipment underneath it and to do this I'd like to attach some "Unistrut" 21 mm channel to the bed frame but I'm not sure how to do this. I'd prefer something more robust than zip ties. Note that the legs of the bed frame are round tube but the horizontal tubes are a sort of squashed/elongated oval shape. Thanks. ...

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 Post subject: Is this right?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am 
From the photo you can see a small leak to the right. My guess is the lack of an expansion gap in the wooden flooring around the pipe has caused the pipe to move to the right when hot/expanded causing the leak around the radiator tail.

What say you?

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