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 Post subject: Flooring Ideas
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm 
We have finally knocked through the wall between the lounge & dining to created an open space.
Now time for flooring!
Previously we had laminate & found issues with rising damp/leak somewhere & had to have the laminate ripped up.
The insurance people could not locate the leak/confirm that its definitely rising damp - so gave us some money & made us sign some indemnity that we cannot claim for leaks in the future.

The ...

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 Post subject: garage channel drain help please
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm 
Has anyone worked with storm channel drainage like this stuff? https://www.drainagepipe.co.uk/products ... c-grating/

Iv dug out a channel along the side of my garage and also along the back side of my garage, there is also a brick shed joined to the backside of the garage so iv dug out along this also, above the brick shed is a rain gutter that runs down into a drain ...

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 Post subject: Electrical mains box
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 am 
The wife asked me to post this.

The electrical mains box outside the house door is broken.
I know how it was broken.....a boot
The last owners husband handiwork is all over the house.
Internal doors walls and such like.

How do I go about replacing the plastic box outside the house ?
Do I need to get an electrican in to do the job ?

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 Post subject: Strengthening shed, with what?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm 
Hey guys, so I've just put up a 6ft x 8ft shed. I want to hang a couple of mountain bikes from the rear wall (opposite the door) of the shed, and also be able to hang some lightweight tools from the shed walls so I can tidy up the space a little.

So the obvious way to do this I guess it to cover the inside of the shed walls with some sort of ...

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 Post subject: Integrated appliances question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:21 pm 
Hi all

I appreciate our plumber should be able to answer this but this is to help us in thinking about a kitchen layout.

Is it OK to have two fully integrated appliances, a washer/dryer and dishwasher, side by side in a fitted kitchen, without anything separating them. From looking at the dimensions of these, especially the W/D, it looks like it will be impossible to have the waste pipe behind them, so is standard ...

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 Post subject: Fencing problem
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:26 pm 
Hi
I'm a general handyman and have been asked by a customer if I can put a featherboard fence along the top of a 1.4m high single skin brick wall. The fence part only needs to be a height of 500mm. I'm not too keen to do it as obviously cant bolt posts to the top of the wall and am reluctant to bolt posts down the side of wall as I think would cause ...

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 Post subject: Lost keys on Yale Lock
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:55 pm 
Hi folks.

We've lost a set of keys to our front door - possibly since Friday, and although they usually turn up, I've a feeling these ones are long gone.
We'll have another good look this evening, and overnight we can put the latch on (in case somebody had access to them and tried to enter).
At the moment, there's usually somebody in the house all day. Tad paranoid they're in the wrong hands so ...

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 Post subject: How to access wall above ground floor flat roof with ladders
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:34 pm 
Hi,

I wonder if someone can give me some advice on how to gain
access to an area of wall via a ladder.

Please see image and description below.

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The problem I have is that I have a flat roof (between ground and first floor),
that protrudes outward by 750mm (which prevents me from allowing the ladders
to slope up over the flat roof), and also extends to the side, leaving
me with a ...

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 Post subject: insulating inside garage walls, little help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:53 pm 
iv insulated my garage floor, tanked floor with KA tanking slurry, put a membrane down, built a frame and put down 50mm Celotex and covered with Weyrock flooring, I'm now wanting to insulate the walls, gonna go with 100mm Celotex, I'm also gonna make a cavity gap from wall to Celotex of about 50mm, hopefully this is right?

what I'm wanting to also know is I put up vertical lats that I put the Celotex ...

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 Post subject: OK to lay laminate over glued down lino?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:57 pm 
Hi all

I'm a fairly novice diy'er - but I've got loads of tools and stuff :lol:

Learning a lot from these forums and also the Youtube channel.

Anyway we need to update a house stuck very much in the seventies to make it more sale-able so I'm expecting to be a regular visitor here.

When we've lifted the kitchen carpet (!) we've found underlay and then ...

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