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 Post subject: why so many chimney pots?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:39 pm 
hi folks

one fireplace, 1 chimney, is that right?

I ask because the chimney serving the 3 fireplaces to the 3 bedrooms to my flat has 10 chimney pots on it. I would expect to see 6 pots - 3 for me and 3 for the neighbour below (it's a 4 in a block flat) - but what could the other 4 be for?!


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 Post subject: Silicone flaking / peeling - shall I blame my tools?! :)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am 
Hi all - I've been trying to patch up a loose bit of silicione by my kitchen sink and have failed three times now. Each time I remove all the old silicione and apply the new stuff as normal, but no matter how smooth a finish I get it quickly unravels. As soon as a kitchen towel touches the area, the silicione starts peeling up & flaking. Pictures attached.

Here's the thing: my silicione tube ...

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 Post subject: Level an uneven floor
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm 
I am in the process of creating a downstairs toilet but unsure of how to level the floor. Half of the floor is flat smooth concrete and the other half is slightly lower and made from floorboards.

Difference in height is around half an inch and if possible I would like to raise the wooden section to the height of the concrete.

What's the best way to do this? Will be putting lino flooring ...

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 Post subject: Which product gives high gloss clear finish on wood
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:00 pm 
I need to restore wood furniture around the house, a couple of oak side tables, pine shelf and oak dining table/chairs. Previously I used Sadolin wood oil clear satin on them. Now I want to have gloss finish or even high gloss if pos. In the oil based finishes, I can only find gloss finish, which are mainly oil mixed with wax, are there high gloss oil finishes?
There are water based varnishes in ...

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 Post subject: Slate roof tiles below Velux window loose
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:28 pm 
Hi all.

I have a Velux window below which the first row of slate tiles, those covered at the top by the lower flashing piece, feel quite loose. By loose, i mean that i can get my fingers under those slates and lift them a fair bit fairly easily, much more so than any of the other slates. I’m worried that with a strong wind, they are more liable to wind uplift issues.

Would anyone ...

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 Post subject: Fireplace Removal
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 am 
Over the weekend I have taken a crowbar to what was once an old style ceramic fireplace. I have removed all of the tiles and material that was used to fill up the recess, but I am now down to concrete. This concrete still sits above the level of the floorboards and I asked a friend for a drill so that I could start to work at it, to 'make it good'. My friend says ...

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 Post subject: Window board over cavity
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:20 pm 
Hi, just a quick one.

I am replacing the window board upstairs, but I'm concerned about the cavity gap. I have relaid the bricks due to them being slightly loose but the cavity is 10cm and brick only 7cm. The only brick the window board sits on is the inner wall as their is no lip on the outer wall. Between some of the bricks are gaps which allow for vertical pieces of wood (which ...

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 Post subject: Here is a challenge- what is this?!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:04 pm 
Hi folks
In the corner of my 1930's cottage flat kitchen there is what I though was a column
However when I removed the cupboard around it a brick fell away from it and I noticed that the column has a void inside it - like a chimney

When looking in the loft it does continue up into the chimney breast from the adjacent living room

Does anyone know what this column/flue/chimney thing is? I ...

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 Post subject: Ethernet cabling installation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:05 am 
I would like to install a collection of ethernet cables throughout my house and want to check the basic principles before carrying out the work.

I'll list the steps I think are involved, and if any one would like to comment on them I'd appreciate it.

  • cut wall for socket boxes
  • chase wall for cabling conduit
  • roll-back carpet for floorboard access
  • cut floorboard for cable installation access
  • drilling joints ...

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 Post subject: Gravel driveway base best route
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:32 am 
Hi folks looking at adding some parking and drive onto the lawn in front of our house.

The ground is firm soil is fairly clay but not too bad.

What is the recommended base layout content and depth wise? It’s a reasonable area so looking to keep the cost down - approx 18m x 8m max.

Any suggestions appreciated!

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