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    Ideas on painting a bath / shower tray

    Simpler + purpose built = expensive I want a longer than standard tray and they are expensive This method has now cost me £25 for a second hand bath It is not particularly complicated :)
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    Ideas on painting a bath / shower tray

    Sorry i should have said, it is a ceramic glad iron bath I have changed my plans now. I couldn't convince myself of a suitable paint so i have bought a second hand white bath and will be cutting that James
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    Ideas on painting a bath / shower tray

    Hi, i have removed the top of my bath to create a shower base I need to paint it or at least change its colour I see there are kits which include every individual item you would use including sandpaper and face masks. However, i don't need to buy all those again It seems the kits uses paint...
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    Are M6 bolts right for this?

    I built this today and will be fitting coach bolts on each slat where they meet the ledges and braces, ie 50 on this one I inadvertently ordered 300 m6 bolts, nuts and washers, then thought they might be too small... The slats are 118mm wide. I think maybe m10 would have been better :/
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    Wanting a 'push bar to open' lock but not

    Yes that's it but they are designed to meet safety standards which don't necessarily apply I just want a single operated lever / handle which can open / close bolts top and bottom All it needs is a single turning point with a bolt / bar mounted on either side so as the centre is turned...
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    Wanting a 'push bar to open' lock but not

    They're made from wood, there is a wooden frame above and concrete floor below It's for the left leaf of double doors. I would like a bolt top and bottom but would rather activate them both at once rather than one at a time
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    Wanting a 'push bar to open' lock but not

    ok, something like Two Point Deadbolt Rod Lock https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Two+Point+Deadbolt+Rod+Lock+uk&biw=1280&bih=845&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9ogpVevtIoO2aY7bgMgC&ved=0CEoQsAQ#tbm=isch&q=Two+Point+Deadbolt+Rod+Lock Is this sort of thing common?
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    Wanting a 'push bar to open' lock but not

    On the left hand door to my garage i want a one-handed internal lock which releases bolts in the top and bottom I found espagnolettes but they seem expensive Then i found the emergency exit 'push bar to open' lock Is there anything like this for regular non emergency use I just want...
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    Laying conservatory base over existing patio

    What i'm visualising is something similar to a brick driveway, then apply damp coarse and tiles over that
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    Laying conservatory base over existing patio

    Yes i'm not sure about that Each brick would be mortared in place equal in height and butting up longways with its neigbour In that case there shouldn't be any dips, troughs or gaps Some of the bricks might have those circular holes (i'm not sure what they're called) so i wonder, if the...
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    Laying conservatory base over existing patio

    What about it is likely to fail?
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    Laying conservatory base over existing patio

    I have been toing and froing over this as i know it's a bodge I have a 2 x 2.5 metre conservatory to put up in my yard The plan was to remove the flags and leave the existing concrete path and put a slab over the top This would create a step under the base but the levels would be 10cm...
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    Thinking of buying this conservatory, a couple of questions

    Could the original glass go back in or would you blank them off?
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