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    damp under bay window.

    Whenever it rains the wall under my bay window gets very damp. First thing I did was check the sealant all around the windows. Seems to be "ok" i.e. no holes/gaps etc but I think it has never been renewed since the windows were put in 20/25 years ago. I noticed the sealant that was in the gap...
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    Quick question-new light fitting

    Yeah the L connection says next to it "no connection to light fitting" so nothing will be connected the other side of it and into the light so just wanted to double check thanks
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    Quick question-new light fitting

    Need to replace my ceiling rose and wire in my new chandelier. My ceiling rose contains the exact wires shown in the diagram attached. I know it's bad practice to tape up the 3 red wires and should go into a choc box however, the terminal block on my new light has SENL so am I right to assume...
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    adjusting old upvc door

    I have what I believe is a very old upvc door (windows are 25+ years old so I presume the doors were installed at the same time) I would like to adjust the hinges as the door doesn't shut properly without some effort and its currently whistling like mad in the wind and draughty. I have had a...
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    boiler firing up when toilet refills...

    no didn't get rid of any air theres no valve on it as yet just a pipe that has like a plastic stopper thing on there and the loo is being connected tomorrow. I did try turning the stop cock right down as I noticed the cold taps upstairs flow really fast but again - same problem....
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    boiler firing up when toilet refills...

    yep tried that - same problem persists. Even worse from the bath and sink taps upstairs.
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    boiler firing up when toilet refills...

    This problem is driving me mad if someone could help I would be eternally grateful! I don't know how much is relevant so I will list everything I have done lately. Ok so I have recently had a new sink put in the upstairs bathroom. The taps were connected to the copper pipes using a grey...
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    Fire line plaster board

    I have a chimney breast which has been blocked up and plastered over and I also have a wooden surround that sits on a hearth.. I was going to put a wooden back on the fire surround and buy a bio ethanol fire. I have since discovered I won't be able to use a wooden board as the fire has to be...
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    need some help with radiators/central heating system

    Thanks for your reply, turns out the valve needed opening more. Tried turning it a lot more and now they are all heating up properly. Thanks.
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    need some help with radiators/central heating system

    Need a bit of advice with regards to my radiators. Bit of background info - bought my house in December last year, haven't moved in yet as I've been knocking down walls/redecorating etc. Boiler was 3 years old (vaillant ecotech pro) regularly serviced, has magna clean fitted to it. As I...
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    problem with damp in upstairs bedroom.

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this but it could come under anything really! I have been using my front box bedroom as storage since I bought my house 9 months ago. It has had wardrobes up against the window and various other things. Window hasn't been opened in all that time...
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    Best paint and best painting process for new plasterboard bathroom ceiling

    sorry to hijack this post - can I just ask why you should wait 6 hours MAX between mist coat application?? is there a reason behind it? I only ask because I'm about to give 2 coats of mist on my newly plastered wall but I only have the evenings to do it so I do one coat one evening and then one...
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    having some problems with plastered wall...

    Ok so it's been repaired...The rest of the wall wasn't plastered just the bits that fell off but it doesn't look like regular plaster it's some sort of light brown/beige stuff. .any idea what it could be and do I treat it the same as plaster i.e waiting a week and then mist costing?
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    having some problems with plastered wall...

    the paint on the existing wall is shiny, im pretty sure its silk... he is coming back tomorrow to sort it so I think in preparation I will wash down the walls that are next to the plaster and including the parts where the plaster has fallen off and give it a bit of a sand....
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    having some problems with plastered wall...

    Thanks - he definitely didn't wash down the walls first and theres a thick layer of dust on the one wall right up to where its feathered out.. there were 3 separate walls in total that needed "making good" and they all have feathering. The one wall I have left now because it's just cracking and...
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