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    Lean-to porch corrugated roof replacement

    Hi, I need to look at my rear porch roof before Winter set in, as the old corrugated roof is leaking like a sieve and is more fibreglass patches than PVC by the looks of it! Attached are some pictures, I want to move the gutter, it is a continuous length going through the porch at the moment...
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    Exposed stone wall (internal) - finishing options

    Hi all, We are renovating our property bit by bit and have come to a point where we need to think about an exposed stone wall (internal) that we discovered under some damaged plaster, we got the plaster off and have painted the wall to seal the dust. The joint between the wall and...
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    NEST install...am I going mad?

    Ok, finally got around to pulling out the old programmer again, and NEST is in and working fine, reversed the CH call for heat/satisfied I had incorrectly identified and all is well. Many thanks
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    NEST install...am I going mad?

    Apologies, wasn't meant to come across as condescending, unlike some of the replies on this thread. I am grateful for the help, every day is a school day...so sorry, life has gotten in the way of my installation. I intend to take the advice and post back results for posterity. J
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    NEST install...am I going mad?

    I suppose in plumbers parlance...Be surprised if it's a motor and not a solenoid in there though!! Refilling system soon after some rad moves so will try again after I've put it through some cycles on the old programmer Thanks all
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    NEST install...am I going mad?

    I'm sure I tried it both ways... Does the rest of the wiring look alright for replacing the programmer with NEST? Will try again soon
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    NEST install...am I going mad?

    Hi all, My plan was to replace an existing antique programmer with a new NEST heat link, and power the stat via USB. I have a Y-System with Drayton 3 way valve, and a Ideal HE18 boiler. I have a Honeywell Programmer and wiring centre. The existing programmer works the valve well, connections...
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    Raised bed against party wall/garage

    Sounds like it may be a bit of trouble, I dont mind leaving a gap between the bed and wall, last thing I want it to damage someone elses property, what would be reasonable so as to negate use of DPC? 2-4"?
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    Raised bed against party wall/garage

    Hi all. I want to place a raised bed in the corner of my garden, the problem being is that a neighbours garage forms part of the boundary. What are my options here? Can I use sleepers directly against the garage wall or should I add DPC between them? I contemplated just fencing parellel with...
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    Slate Gravel to cover front lawn

    General rule of thumb ton bags cover roughly 11 sq m @ 2" that should be deep enough, so you would have surplus even @ 3" depth. Ask if the supplier does smaller or self fill bags
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    Mounting TV to party wall

    I'll check them out. Its the wall between our house and neighbours (semi). Looks like aerolite/breeze block with dot and dab plasterboard. I think Rigifix look like the best fasteners
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    Mounting TV to party wall

    Hi, Just moved into a new build property and I want to mount my 37" LCD to the party wall in the lounge. The TV & mount weigh roughly 25KG. There is 15mm plasterboard followed by a 15mm gap and then there is the block (not brick) party wall. What would be the best way to affix my bracket and...
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