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    Commercial Door Liners and Carpets

    I have just worked it out for myself. I will buy linings designed for 2040 doors (mine are standard U.K. size) and cut them to the length required. Cheers.
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    Commercial Door Liners and Carpets

    Hi Woody, nice to see you again :-) I am not fitting a commercial Door set . I am putting in FD30 doors which are not supplied with a specific jamb. I will be fitting the relevant smoke and intumescent strips, hinge locks fittings etc to whatever liner set I install. This is not my concern, I...
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    Commercial Door Liners and Carpets

    Hello, looking for suggestions to do this job most simply. I will be fitting door liners in rooms which will eventually have carpet. Clearly door liners go to the floor, but commercially available liners are sized exactly to the door so they just skim the floor surface. So - I cannot fit...
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    How on earth do I actually fit a C100 Simulated Flashing?

    Hey Folks! I am about to fit a new fibreglass roof and i've got the whole sequence down except this one piece. I've fitted lead flashings before and understand how they go in, but I'm looking at these fibreglass replacements and i'm filled with trepidation. I'm hoping someone can put me out...
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    Warm Roof Not Possible Due to Low Windowsills -Help!

    Hi Folks, I have a peculiar issue. I have a flat roof over what is about to become a kitchen dining room. The roof is not in terrible shape - I would say in the normal state of things it had maybe 3-5 years left on its life, however, as we are renewing the kitchen we would like to put a roof...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Hello Folks, Just to let you know, i’ve Been in touch with gas safe and although the installer is no longer registered they will still come out and do an assessment and let me know if the install is acceptable or is the root cause of the issue now. They’re coming out in the middle of May - so...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Hasn’t been serviced for over a year, so that’s a good shout. The original installer said he’d come and do that too... Humm... never happened either :-s Realise of course that means the warranty is probably invalidated as well. Ah life. Old&Cold - you have a good eye, that is the very finest...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Hi Hason, It does indeed. It was also something the original installer said. So the issue may be a bit of both... Do you happen to know when the new design came in? Might help me know if it’s worth just replacing the flue at the same time as adjusting the fall...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Hey John! now that is a great comment!, and I think you may be right - I have this odd thing on my computer that renders PDF glyphs (like plus/minus) as squares, or sometimes as something else entirelly (like for example a minus - indicating 'to') I did find the range a bit odd when I was...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Unfortunately not, the loft is due to be converted and we want to put a bathroom there (don't worry though - there will be access hatches for inspection and maintenance of the flue) :-)
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    I think it might be condensate because it's done a fab job of eating through the plasterboard beneath really quickly - I'm thinking (non competent person) that's more likely to be the acid in condensate than a few drops of rain water as it's not leaking a huge amount...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Very much appreciate all your feedback folks. I’m going to measure the fall exactly and let you all know. The installation instructions for this flue (for the competent person - ha ha) I have got online tell me a fall of 1-3 degrees, which would be a minimum of 20 - 50mm per meter. (extract and...
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    Vaillant Horizontal Flue Leaking At joints

    Hey Folks! I have a thorny issue with a flue installed at the same time as a new ecotec boiler about a year ago. I noticed a couple of months ago that it was leaking from two of the connector joints connecting the extension pieces of the flue together. I called the original fitter - he came...
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    Help on building a little wall for the first time!

    Thanks very much for the input Stuart, really appreciated. I'll post a photo once I'm done. I must be missing something Ban All Sheds, I'm assuming your post is a pun?
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    Help on building a little wall for the first time!

    Thanks for the tip on posting the photo, do you have any tips on the wall building at all though?
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