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    Best way to Prep wooden floor boards for laying vinyl?

    Ive just done the same. I would scrape off the worst of the old adhesive with a big scraper (Screwfix do a decent one). Lay ply boards screwed down at 15cm intervals. I chose 6mm because the floorboards themselves were reasonably level and I didn’t want to raise the floor level any more than...
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    Tiling bathroom advice

    Ok thanks. And no… it’s karndean with the decorative trim- and I’ve laid ply, screwed down and skim coated first.
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    Tiling bathroom advice

    Hi all, I'm currently redoing our bathroom and having completed the flooring I am now in a position to start tiling- the intention being half height splashback (to where the height of the blue paint on membrane is) all around the room. The tiles I'm using are as per the photo, so 125mm square...
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    unvented cylinder advice/future proofing

    Ok thanks both that is most helpful
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    unvented cylinder advice/future proofing

    Hi all, We currently have a gravity fed system with tanks in the loft and vented cylinder in the airing cupboard. 4 bed house- family of 4. We also have the benefits of 16 solar panels on the roof on the old FITS scheme, which we inherited- therefore I must admit that my understanding of...
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    Connecting up bath taps

    All noted thanks- didn't realise you could bend copper pipe so that is useful to know. I found a couple of Hep20 flex connectors last night that were advertised as having an 18mm bore size so I've ordered those and hopefully they will work out ok. Thanks all for the assistance.
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    Connecting up bath taps

    Thanks it was whether they do a flexible copper pipe with the bath tap (3/4?) connector on one end, which I can't seem to find....
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    Connecting up bath taps

    Thanks...I did wonder if there was something like this but struggling to find it. I will keep searching.
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    Connecting up bath taps

    The bath tap connections are a slightly different width apart to the copper pipes and there isn't really much movement in them unfortunately. I did see that you can get some flexible plumbers piping which I wondered was an option. Probably a silly question but if I could use something like this...
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    Connecting up bath taps

    Right yes I did have a look at that- thanks. It does indeed get a bit narrower, or from what I can see anyway. It's just the speedfit ones they supplied seem to narrow quite a lot. I guess it may be ok then?
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    Connecting up bath taps

    Hi all, I am in the process of redoing my bathroom and a bit of a plumbing novice, it is fair to say, so learning as I go along. We have a gravity fed system so I have removed the old bath, cut the pipes and added 22mm ful bore isolation valves to the existing copper pipes (compression fit)...
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    Epoxy grout??

    Our epoxy doesn't look shiny/pasticky, and I would definitely use it again. I used Fugalite bio on our tiled hallway. Third effort at tiling (first floor), so I'm definitely no experienced tiler, and did grouting myself so had to clean it quickly afterwards. Still didn't really have any issues...
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    Best/neatest way to wire CCTV camera

    Is it possible to get some kind of substitute device that would act as the transformer that I can wire in i.e. cut the POE cable and form some kind of connection to this that I can conceal in a recessed back box (disregarding the ethernet wires as these I don't need), then chase a normal power...
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    Best/neatest way to wire CCTV camera

    That was my plan...so just was thinking of chasing the RJ45 cable into the wall, coming out near the bottom and then could just plug in injector nearer floor level.
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    Best/neatest way to wire CCTV camera

    Thanks. Only thing I forgot to mention- I'd ideally like all the cabling in the wall/internally so it really needs to come through the back of where I mount the camera...
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