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 Post subject: Ceiling Repair
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 pm 
Gentles all, I have to do a job for a mate. I need to reinstate a small section of ceiling, after a shower screen was taken out.
The photos show the situation, I don't really have much to fix to, there is a hint of a bit of timber at one end, but the rest is just soft insulation.

At its greatest depth the void is about 40mm deep, grading down to 0mm at the ...

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 Post subject: DIY Fire sprinkler system?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:24 am 
Can you buy, in the Uk a DIY system, have looked on line they seem to want to fit their own systems and sign it off, not much good for France, a company in the USA does one but does not export, any idea where I can get the parts? Thanks Nos

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 Post subject: Laundry chutes?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:19 am 
Anyone know about laundry chutes and pros and cons, its for an attic bathroom to drop straight down into the utility room, thanks. Nos

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 Post subject: Cooker hood ducting
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:25 pm 
Hi all,

Got a new 60cm cooker hood which seems quite powerful at 558 ㎥/h max extraction rate.
Model is: Samsung.nk24m5070cs
The install instructions say ducting should be 150mm or 6" but the existing hole in the double brick kitchen wall is smaller.
The length of run is about 2 metres from top of hood to outside wall grille with one 90 degree bend.
Spoken to Samsung and got two different answers. One said it ...

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 Post subject: repair acrylic/plastic bath panel
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:23 pm 

I've had yet another minor disaster, whilst trying to fit a 'L' shaped bath panel I managed to crack it right on the external corner.

Has anyone managed to successfully repair anything like this ?

I've seen many repair kits ranging from £3 to £25 or could I used a wax stick like they do in kitchens ? Another idea would be to use some sort of corner protector, it'll be on show but ...

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 Post subject: Seal worktop sink cutout
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:51 pm 
Hi all,

Looking to seal the rough cut, open chipboard of laminate worktop.
I know that regular PVA glue isn’t waterproof but you can get a waterproof PVA.

Many suggestions like SBR and varnish but looking for quick setting stuff.

Noticed Everbuild D4 Wood Glue as in this link P23443.html

They also do an interior/exterior adhesive but would the D4 be better?

Also, Is it best practice to seal the back edge of worktop ...

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 Post subject: Window(s) do not fully UPVC Tilt and Turn style
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 pm 
Hi everyone.
I have a property 1st floor flat.
All Windows are the same they
tilt just fine.
But do not swing in to the property
fully. I expect it's a safety feature
but assume there is an override
that I can't figure out.

Any ideas

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 Post subject: Insulated PlasterBoard - Few Qs?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:27 pm 
Hi chaps and I have a bedroom that I want to use Insulated plasterboard. I need to mechanically fix to a wall that has plaster in bad condition and lining paper used.

(1) I notice these insofast fixings. Are they worth using (not cheap) or just go with frame fixings and washer?

(2) The wall is a solid brick that takes the prevailing wind so a bugger for condensation. I will use an insulation board ...

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 Post subject: What type of screw is this?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:14 pm 

I am seeking to find these. No Idea what I am actually looking for. The head diameter is 0.9mm.

If anyone can help that would be marvellous.

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 Post subject: Drilling into brick wall for Curtain Track
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:49 pm 
Hello, we live in a terrace house, the walls are pretty much large stones with plaster and I'm worried about drilling into this to add curtain tracks. My main concern is drilling into stone or damaging the wall. Any advice to make this as stress-free as possible or should it be fine to drill in (pilot hole), add a plug and then put up the curtain track?

Thanks in advance!

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