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 Post subject: Decking footings.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:17 pm 
Hi all. I need some advice with regard to decking foundations/footings. The deck will be 9.4m wide by 3m deep. It is a ground level deck in the main apart from it rises around 200mm to the front due to a slight slope in the garden. Now do I make pad foundations to sit the decking on or shall I bury 100 X 100 posts into the ground? If I make pad foundations do I ...

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 Post subject: Using glazing tape
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:06 pm 
With external beaded uPVC windows, its usual to use double-sided glazing tape on the inside for security reasons. But if your internal frame has an angled tapered in bit (as in the image below) does the tape need to be fitted right to the edge of the frame where it meets the glass (green area in the image), or can it just be on the flat area (red below).

I'm thinking that the tape is ...

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 Post subject: Repointing under slate damp course
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:14 pm 
I would be grateful for some advice please.

My house is 1933 semi detached, with soft red brick ground floor wall front external wall, with lime mortar.

I need to re-point the area under the front door sill. it has a slate damp course layer, and the bricks below the slate damp course are mixed. Some are London brick, some are solid yellow clays, a few red brick, a bit of a cocktail tbh.

I ...

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 Post subject: How to remove broken screw from brick wall
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:27 pm 

I was putting up a new curtain pole, in our freshly plastered and painted bedroom but 3 of the fixing screw heads sheared off.

I should know better than use the provided screws but here we are.

How do I go about rectifying, removing screws and using better ones, without damaging our wall too much?

Pic for info.


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 Post subject: What size drill bit?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:35 pm 
I need to drill some holes through porcelain tiles to hang a radiator, so I need to buy a new diamond tip bit.

My bolts are 6mm wide, and there is a good plug to hold, so what size drill bit would I need?


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 Post subject: Gate post life
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:25 am 
A friend said that if I drilled holes at an angle down into the bottom of our wooden gate posts and filled with linseed oil and applying a putty stopper over the hole that the posts would last a while longer.
As the water table is quite low 2Ft I would try anything to help the posts last for many years at least 15 yrs
He said if I do it yearly they should last ...

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 Post subject: How do I fill holes in corrugated roofing sheets?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 pm 
I'm putting the corrugated sheets on my metal shed I bought recently. It was bought second hand from a retired blacksmith. I'm using 6.5mm stitchers screws and some of the old holes won't line up so I've had to make new ones.

What's the best way to cover the old holes? I thought roofing sealant but wondered if there was anything better?

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 Post subject: Dusty concrete garage floor
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm 
Anyone recommend a good dust sealer for a concrete garage floor.

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 Post subject: Easter bank holiday weekend.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:36 pm 
Don't forget that Easter Sunday all the sheds (B&Q, Homebase, Wickes) as well as all the large supermarkets will be closed.

As an aside I decided to weed my Asparagus bed today, after 10 minutes in full sun I was sweating like a sweaty thing in sweatsville...

Phew what a scorcher...

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 Post subject: What the hell is this and can it be filled?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:22 pm 
Hi there are several of these above our kitchen window and patio doors. I've just noticed bees going in and out of them so my question is, what are they and can they be filled with silicone/pollyfilla to deter the bees!? Cheers.

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