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    Trench Blocks

    I`ve got a surplus of Tarmac Toplite trench blocks. CAN i use them to build a raised garden bed and render them? I know they can be used under DPC and as trench blocks obviously, but are they okay for a raised bed and will they take render? o_O
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    Dry Stacked Block Wall

    I’d bed the 1st course in as a normal to achieve plum. Then dry stack from there correcting with mortar on the last row to achieve level. I imagine wall would be pretty stable, so hopefully avoid render cracking. I know this technique has been used to build block ponds. But has anyone done...
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    Dry Stacked Block Wall

    Evening all, looking for some advice regarding my plan for a raised garden plantar. Looking to build a garden plantar from hollow dense blocks 215mm. It’ll be approx 3 courses high and 3 metres long maximum length by 1 metre. (Bedded on footings). Question is can this by laid dry with rebar...
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    15mm flo fit pipe to 25mm MDPE pipe. HOW?

    Cheers for the replies, fastest customer service i`ve ever known. I`ll return the 25mm and get 20mm and some connectors. Keep it simple stupid! :rolleyes:
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    15mm flo fit pipe to 25mm MDPE pipe. HOW?

    Looking to tap into a 15mm cold water feed with 25mm MDPE pipe to run to out door koi pond. Read on the forums a wider pipe ie 25mm would allow better pressure hence the size difference. Its probably really obvious but what connection would i use? i`ve seen copper to MDPE tee connectors, would...
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    Building an extension- removing walls but were do start?

    I didnt think it would be so hard to find out the process of doing this. But there seems to be alot of different answers for the same question. So i thought i`d ask the people in the know. I`m looking at blocking up an internal wall to seperate my living/dinning room. remove supporting...
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    New house New problems. Cold Shower but why?

    Thanks for all the advice, i got it sorted.
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    New house New problems. Cold Shower but why?

    yea def no safety button. combi boiler is worcester c1 I`ll be able to post a pic of the shower tommorow. If it is the hw inlet filter how do i change it? Ie what is it and what were will i find it? That question makes sense to me.......
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    New house New problems. Cold Shower but why?

    I dont think so but i`ll have to look to make sure. If it does its definetly not obvious as its a fancy sleek silver squared handle.
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    New house New problems. Cold Shower but why?

    I moved into a new house 2 days ago and all seemed well untill i tried to have a shower. I have a combi boiler and apart from needing to balance radiators the central heating seems fine. ALL hot water taps are hot including the bath. But the mixer shower is luke warm despite turning to fully...
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    Cold cold room!

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Cold cold room!

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Cold cold room!

    What thickness of board am i looking at if im double boarding the garage aswell. 6 inch joists but do i need 150mm boards?
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    Cold cold room!

    I`ve just bought a house with a bedroom above the garage. Looking up at the room from the garage i can see the floorboards of the room above. There is plasterboard attached to the rafters with a few holes in and by the looks of it not much insulation. The room above is cold as you...
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    DPC failure

    House was built in the 50's. Im not sure what dpc it is suppose to have no ones mentioned that 2 me. And yes the company offered to tank the property for me.
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