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    Replacing floor in 1930's house

    It's a good point and a weird feature of the house . The rest is concrete already as it was built later on. The living room used to be a shop which we believe belonged to the neighbouring attached house. Then at some point lost in the history books my parents house was built around it.
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    Replacing floor in 1930's house

    Hi All I'm just after some thoughts and opinions. Last weekend we lifted the laminate floor at my parents house in the living room. We did this as the floor was giving quite badly. What we found was wood worm had turned the marine ply floor to dust. I put my foot through it without effort...
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    12v MR11 Low Voltage lighting tripping RCCB

    Just to take the thread hijack back for a second... I found an earth pushed up against a live wire, seemed a bit squashed but not making contact. Replaced earth sleeve, rerouted wires. All good :cool: Thanks for the input :D Jas
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    12v MR11 Low Voltage lighting tripping RCCB

    Hi This is what I ordered... http://www.litecraft.co.uk/2-pack-of-over-cupboard-arm-light-satin-chrome ... they were actually Wickes branded when they arrived. They come with one 'transformer' but as I'm over two separate cupboards I ordered a second transformer matching the one supplied. Both...
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    12v MR11 Low Voltage lighting tripping RCCB

    Hi. I recently purchased a couple of 12volt MR11 light fittings with electronic transformers (Live & Neutral input, no earth). I have connected them but every time I switch them on it results in half the Consumer Unit going off after tripping one of the 63A RCCBs. The individual 6A lighting...
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    Outdoor cable cover thing...

    Cool, thanks :)
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    Outdoor cable cover thing...

    Thanks for the replies. Can't seem to find anything like the picture Crystalclear showed available in the UK. The normal galvanised cable capping is an option, I even have some already, I just don't think it looks as good. Cheers.
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    Outdoor cable cover thing...

    Hi All Anyone know where I can get something similar to the picture? It's on the BT Line that goes into a lot of new builds. I need something similar to protect some low voltage garden light cables that come out of my garage and into the ground. Something I could screw into the wall over them...
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    Rail tracks on sleepers

    Both great ideas, I'll look into them this weekend. Many thanks.
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    Rail tracks on sleepers

    Cheers for the link. I did see that a few days ago but it's a bit of a trek as it's collection only, 3 Hours from Leicester where I am. I'll just keep checking eBay in case anything more local comes up. Thanks.
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    Rail tracks on sleepers

    Hi Does anyone know where I can get hold of some train track. I need a couple of lengths about 1.2m. It doesn't necessarily have to be full size track maybe something more industrial would do. They will be part of a garden feature, layed across a raised area of the garden which is bordered by...
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    New Carport

    freddymercurystwin: First of all, excellent name :lol:. I think even if do find 10'' or 12" timber at 6m lengths the cost would be astronomical but i'll look into it. noseall: also a good idea, not sure where i'd even get a scaffold bridge but i'll look into that too. cmother1: You might...
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    New Carport

    Cheers for the pointers chaps. Scaffolding poles might work but considering there only a couple of inches diameter i reckon they will still have lots of give over that distance. As for the wind catching it, i did think about that but it will be tied together pretty secure so i'm sure it will...
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    New Carport

    Evenin' We plan to make a Carport in the back garden approximately 3m by 6m. It will be just after the gates that separate the drive from the garden. The canopy itself is most likely to be polycarb or corrugated plastic sheets on a timber frame. The back 6m will sit on an existing 2m high...
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    New Garage

    Thanks for the info. Ah yeah, combustible-ness, that brings the question of what to make the roof out off. The old garage was that see-through corrugated fibreglass sheet (like a glass house in the summer). We were thinking of doing a flat roof and then felting it, is that too much timber...
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