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    Painting over Barrentine Protective Treatment

    Its been a couple of weeks since the Barrentine was applied, seems like the Ronseal shed paint wont stick at all, which isn't a surprise now that I realize the Barrentine is resin based and waterproof whereas the Ronseal shed paint is water based. Maybe I need to apply a primer or undercoat so...
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    Painting over Barrentine Protective Treatment

    I'm refurbishing my garden shed and since the barge boards were rotten, I decided to replace them with new pieces of timber. Since I had half a 5l tin of clear Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment left over from another project, I thought it would be a good idea to use this to protect the new...
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    Self tapping screw size for electriQ cooker hood

    Hi All, I'm trying to repair my electriQ cooker hood as the 2 plastic latch mechanisms holding the door in place are broken. My plan is to use 2 two small tower bolts, one on either end, when the bolts are retracted, the door can be opened and filter cleaned. The tower bolts will be secured...
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    Front door woodstain or coloured varnish

    Thanks for the info, I ended up using Ronseal Quick Drying Wood Stain in Deep Mahogany color, which seems to match the previous stain exactly.
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    Front door woodstain or coloured varnish

    Excellent thanks for all the info :)
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    Front door woodstain or coloured varnish

    Hi All, I want to repaint my front door which is tatty and currently painted with some kind of wood stain or colored varnish, not sure which but I suspect is colored varnish, see pics below. Does anyone have an idea whether this is colored varnish or wood stain? The next issue is establishing...
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    Installing a 10x6 workshop shed

    Shed is T&G construction and the 3 glass windows are north facing, so not much help with heating from the sun. Good idea about the tube style electric heaters to keep a low level of heat in. Hopefully one or two of these will be sufficient to keep the damp out and bikes dry.
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    Installing a 10x6 workshop shed

    Agreed, damp is the biggest problem, other than adding a couple of vents either end to help with air flow, are there any other ways of minimizing damp?
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    Installing a 10x6 workshop shed

    Good point about the gutters, I will add them to the list of work. My reasoning for adding insulation was mainly because I might do some work in there with an electric fan on to keep warm. The idea being that the shed would warm up fairly rapidly. I accept that once switched off the heat would...
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    Installing a 10x6 workshop shed

    Hi All, I've recently bought a 10x6 T&G workshop shed which needs assembling on to a new concrete base. When assembled, the shed will have the back and side close to the boundary fence, so I want to make sure its preserved as much as much as possible. The shed was sold by Tiger sheds and has...
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    Draining down Rads to fit new 3 way Motor Valve

    All sorted now, fitted new isolation valve in place of the old one, threads were the same so just screwed on. Had some issues with air locks which caused the boiler to lock out from overheating. Needed to drain water from 5 downstairs radiators using the stopcock. Despite attaching a hose to...
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    Draining down Rads to fit new 3 way Motor Valve

    The isolation valve is in the loft supplying the header tank and float valve, I undid the compression joint between the isolation valve and float valve to check the flow, and there was no flow regardless of which way I turned the 'flat', so it looks like the isolation valve is stuck closed...
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    Draining down Rads to fit new 3 way Motor Valve

    It wasn't a gate valve with the red handle, it was in-line type where a flat bladed screwdriver is needed to turn it on/off. Guess I must have broken something internally, luckily in the shut position. I was worried the new isolator wouldn't fit as the threads might be different, but I think it...
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    Draining down Rads to fit new 3 way Motor Valve

    All done, well almost done, I isolated the header tank, cleaned the tank, drained the system and then I swapped out the 3 way valve complete with wiring. The header tank was completely full of muck, luckily the exit hole was on the side so I don't think too much could get into the system. When...
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    Draining down Rads to fit new 3 way Motor Valve

    Good tip, I will clean out the header tank first, before refilling, I usually add the inhibitor to the Magnefine cylinder which I believe is OK.
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