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    What adhesive to use to fix wooden batten to wall

    Bloody genius. Why didn’t I think of that, my neighbour is a welder
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    What adhesive to use to fix wooden batten to wall

    Metal, black painted steel I presume. It is heavy
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    What adhesive to use to fix wooden batten to wall

    The original gate was fitted, badly, in the 60s, I couldn’t find any new gates of the same size where the anchor points are the same. Pity really, it would save what has been quite a tricky plan.
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    What adhesive to use to fix wooden batten to wall

    Ok! Thanks for confirming what I thought would be sensible
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    What adhesive to use to fix wooden batten to wall

    Hi all I’m replacing my front path gate, see pic, with a new one, but sizing issues means it will need to be hung off differently located fixings which I plan on screwing into accoya blocks that are in turn pre-fixed to the wall with some kind of adhesive/bond. The gate is about the same size...
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    Knackered Triton Shower

    Oh right, well I shall give that a try!
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    Knackered Triton Shower

    Hi all, I've got a simple Triton 9.5kw shower, nothing fancy, and when i turn it on it runs for a minute but then makes and odd noise, water stops flowing, basically packs up. Not every time, but increasingly so. We have no other issues with the electrics or the water supply or pressure. Its...
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    Waterproof wide joint patio grout

    Hey all, I need to recondition my patio grout before the winter rains properly set in - patio is nothing special, cast concrete slabs, existing grout is shot so rainwater is seeping into the ground below and causing me slight damp problems in the room next to the patio. The google has a...
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    Replacing a glass insert panel in a UPVC front door

    I see, so if I ease out one of the beads from the inside side of the door I should see what kind of system is holding it in place? Of the two possible scenarios you describe above, I take it the second one is more bother than its worth?
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    Replacing a glass insert panel in a UPVC front door

    Hi all, I have a crappy UPVC front door (20+ years old, not composite) which has a dated decorative glass insert on the top half which I want to replace with a more contemporary frosted panel instead. I've had a cusory glance at youtube and it seems this is a diy job (once the old panel is...
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    Beko induction hob power cut malfunction

    The consumer unit/fuse box had no letters or numbers just the dedicated fuse for the hob tripped. No lights or anything else, literally just the hob as its a dedicated feed from the fuse box.
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    Beko induction hob power cut malfunction

    We had the consumer unit trip out our Beko induction hob the other day when virtually every appliance in the kitchen was on the go at the same time. Its a black 4 hob jobby with and on/off switch and up/down arrows for each hob. Not sure of the model number but at the entry level end of the...
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    Laminate underlay - baffling array

    dazlight: after much looking I must say I've gone with sonic gold 5mm over 5mm boarding due to the slight bumpiness of the substrate, and price/bulkiness. Already bought it. However, the description of what you suggest looks spot on, so I'll be using that when I redo the bathroom. Ta
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    Laminate underlay - baffling array

    I'll be laying a 10mm Kronos laminate onto perfectly dry Victorian quarry tiles on the ground floor of my hovel. Its a cold room that has a new radiator and, in time for Christmas, a log burner, so the room will be heated. What's the best type of laminate underlay to keep the warmth above the...
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    hearth depth opinions

    OK, I've laid a line of bricks to define the front edge of the and intend to screed the void at the rear to create a surface to then tile off. Slate tiles, 300mm square. May be a stupid question, but I presume I should fix the tiles with heat resistant adhesive? Is there such a thing as hearth...
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