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 Post subject: A couple of small gutter leak problems...
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 pm 
Hi

I was out cleaning the gutters yesterday and there are a couple of small problems I was hoping for some advice on please...

1. Where these two pieces meet... It was leaking badly before and has obviously been a problem for a while as there were some attempts to fix with tape. So I took it apart and cleaned it up. It's better now but still leaks a bit. It leaks from both sides. ...

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 Post subject: What kind of ladder/equipment do I need to reach here?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:29 pm 
Hi

I was cleaning out my gutters yesterday and I did all of the ones I can reach. But there's some I can't because of a one storey extension. I'll also be looking to paint at some point too. What can I use to get there?

Some photos below. Would much appreciate any advice

Many thanks

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 Post subject: Sound deadening plasterboards any good?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:06 pm 
I'm planning what i need to do for my basement, and would like to soundproof a couple of walls, and the ceiling which goes to the living room above.

I found some Knauf soundsheild plus SE 12mm plaster board for £14 (2.4 x 1.2m)
Is this stuff any good? Or is it better to have 2 layers of normal plaster board? (works out the same price, but not sure of two normal boards would perform ...

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 Post subject: Tumble dryer vent
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:09 pm 
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I have a tumble dryer vented to through the wall to the outsode of my property.
I’m currently using a gravity flap.

Unfortunately people keep shoving take away leaflets and clothing collection bags into the vent cover causing me no end of stress.

I have fixed a sign informing them that my small 100mm square vent flap is not a letter box but my instructions go ignored.

Would a standard vent ...

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 Post subject: Sleepers, oak vs treated
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:15 pm 
Using sleepers for the border of artificial grass. They will be layed on pea gravel and pea gravel behind them to aid drianage.

Oak are twice as expensive as treated. Is it worth it?
What's life expectancy of both

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 Post subject: Can someone identify this battery
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:34 pm 
I need a replacement battery and charger for my nephew's model speedboat.

I found an identical battery from a Polish site but I'm reluctant to deal with them. I'd rather I sourced it in the UK.

Can anyone identify what the letters mean on the battery particularly the 'SC'. Single cell perhaps? And what kind of connector this is?

Would a 6v lead acid battery charger charge this? I have one at work.

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 Post subject: Which of these (many) things might have asbestos?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:24 pm 
Hi all

I recently moved into a new (to me) house. It’s over 200 years old, but has been extended more than once (in 70s, then again around the turn of the century). There are a few areas which I think need to be tested for asbestos. There are a few others which might need to be tested but I’m not so sure…

There are companies which will test my samples for around £20 each, ...

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 Post subject: corrigted tin garage roof- condensation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:55 pm 
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looking for ideas to kill off the garage roof dripping on my toys, i have been told to insulate but fibreglass and polystyrene sheets are only going to absorb the moisture, i was thinking of sheet but with foam infill in the hollows.

i was thinking of spray tack and thin foamed insulation.

any suggestions?

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 Post subject: safe to remove 'cross beams'?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 pm 
Hi All,

Love the youtube videos, so joined the forum - first time post.

I've just moved into a new build and am looking to board out the top of the garage.

I've settled on 11mm OSB (probably the wrong stuff!).

Question is - am I ok to remove the planks that go diagonnally along the bottom edge of the roof struts? They only seem to be nailed in and I'm looking to board over ...

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 Post subject: Most efficient / cost effective heating for yoga studio
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 pm 
I'm in the process of starting a yoga studio in a warehouse space with single brick wall to the outside.
Room dimensions 8m x 10m, luckily I have a suspended ceiling so will help a bit, ceiling height 3m.

I'm thinking gas would be cheaper but not sure if safe for a public space?

Many thanks

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