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    No hot water in taps, but central heating working fine

    No. He was just after this 'Hot water controller'. He couldn't find it, so said that there is nothing he can do. :(
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    No hot water in taps, but central heating working fine

    Hi, I have a Glowworm Flexicom 18hx condensation boiler. I can set the central heating temperature on the device, and I have a thermostat controller (Honeywell CM907) where I set the heating schedule. I don't have any other controller to set the hot water (tap) temperature. AND this system has...
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    What tape to use for wall edges and corners

    I would say Yes. Corner Jointing tape. The thing is the corners are chipping off - due to my kids - and I can see a paper edge. So i assume there is some paper which is below the paint on the corners. The house is not plasterboard, it's an 1930s house. So i guess it's this corner jointing...
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    What tape to use for wall edges and corners

    Thanks daggermark. However, I actually was talking about the tape they use on corners, and paint over them. I don't know the technical term for the corners, but I've attached an image. What I want to do is to tape these corners and also corners which are outside-L shape (like in pillars) (sorry...
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    What tape to use for wall edges and corners

    Hi all, Could someone kindly advise what is a good tape to use for wall edges and corners, before I paint the wall. Please share name of product. Thanks.
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    Advice on new shed

    Thanks for the advice. Is there a lighter felt I can use? I wanted to nail it horizontally. 4 m at a stretch, as the shed I'm building is around 4x4m. If I can't use felt, can I leave the OSB3 wood exposed? or is there something else I can cover it with? or maybe treat it with some liquid?
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    Advice on new shed

    Hi, I'm looking to build a new shed 4.2mx4.2m. I'm not really interested in the visual appeal of the sides and the back, as it will be next to the fence and hence not visible. So, I was thinking of getting plywood boards...
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    Black paint at bottom of house

    Hi, The paint is starting to peel off, so want to repaint it. Attached image of an area at the back of the house. Kindly advise. Thanks.
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    Black paint at bottom of house

    Hi, Could someone please help me with what is the black paint I see at the bottom of houses on the exterior? I assume it’s some waterproof paint. Mine has worn off so looking to repaint this summer.... but I don’t know what to buy. Please advise. Thanks.
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    How to fix crack in ceiling plaster

    Hi @KenGMac , thanks for replying. It's plywood, from what I can see. What are your thoughts on what needs to be done. Attached an image. Thanks.
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    How to fix crack in ceiling plaster

    Hi, I've got a crack in the ceiling plaster on the first floor. The paint has detached from the ceiling wood and there is a small gap between the paint and the wood. I'm thinking of using a tape to fix get that gap fixed - which is basically taping that paint back in place. Then using some...
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    How to fix opening crack in ceiling

    Hi, On the first floor of my terraced house, the front part protrudes from the front facade and instead of tiles above, it has a flat roof. Taken this image from Google Maps. Now this part of the ceiling has been suffering from condensation leading to a light mould growth. There is also a...
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    Right additive to make cement waterproof

    When you say "sbr the area before applying cement", you mean, I first chip the dash coat off, then on the base, I first apply the sbr liquid, right? And once this dries, then apply the cement mixture, right? Also, do I need to add the sbr to the sand/cement mixture too? If yes, what proportion...
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    Right additive to make cement waterproof

    image of doors from outside. I want to put a 10cm cement border around the door. So want this cement to be waterproof.
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