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    Thermostatic mixer shower cold feed

    Thank you al for your replies. Yes there has been a 'normal boiler' pre combi all the old tanks etc have been left in the loft! Maybe an electric shower at one point. I'll just take the cold feed from under the bath via a service valve. Thanks again
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    Thermostatic mixer shower cold feed

    Thanks for your reply Chris. I was just guessing that the pipe circled blue was the one that went into the loft and to the cold feed of the shower as it seemed to be in the right place! I just can't understand why the shower cold supply comes all the way from the area of the boiler across the...
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    Thermostatic mixer shower cold feed

    Volunteered to fit my daughters bathroom as she doesn't have the money to pay a tradesman and as I had done similar quite a few times my name was in the frame! I have come up against something a bit confusing and I'd be grateful for some opinions please. On removing the wet wall and (apart from...
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    Smoke/heat detectors again

    Thanks for that. Yes I realised I only needed to run 3 core T&E to the first detector after I'd done it, I can still change it as the first detector is easy to access. So directly into the lighting mcb it is. Thanks for replying.
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    Smoke/heat detectors again

    Well I'm certainly not better than you but I take from all that, I won't be fitting a new mcb and so avoid the 'new circuit' malarkey. Thanks for replying
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    Smoke/heat detectors again

    I know this has been done to death but I have read so much conflicting info that I just have to ask, so I apologise for that. I have fitted 3 smoke detectors and one heat detector which I have interlinked and run the cable (1.5mm 3 core and interlink) to the consumer unit ready for connection...
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    Bitumen shingles in colder weather

    Thank you for your reply. One last question; is there an acceptable outside temperature that is generally acceptable to lay these type of shingles, at the moment we are about 14 - 16 degrees c. I may just try to see if I can get a roofer anyway as it's a lot of money to waste if I screw this up!
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    Bitumen shingles in colder weather

    No I won't be using a torch or heat gun on the underlay, just nailed down. My query is really, would a 'heat gun' help with the bitumen shingles after they are nailed; what stops the wind getting under them and ripping them off before the heat of the currently non existent sun sticks them down?
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    Bitumen shingles in colder weather

    Had a read through most of the forum and I'm still left with a question please. Log cabin with roof 12.8 deg pitch & 19mm tongue and groove roof boards. I have a bitumen underlay to go down onto the boards and my question is with regard to laying the hexagonal bitumen shingle tiles in not so...
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    damp proof on top of concrete

    That makes sense thanks, I'll stick with dpc under the floor bearers then. This whole condensation/moisture thing is doing my head in, the more I read the more confused I get!
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    damp proof on top of concrete

    Thanks for your reply. I have considered that also; my thinking with regard to covering the whole concrete slab was to eliminate any moisture from the concrete from causing problems to the wooden flooring or dampness inside the building. I'm perhaps being a bit OTT and I should stop over...
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    damp proof on top of concrete

    I had a 4cm deep 7x4 metre concrete base laid to erect a log cabin and they laid damp membrane between the type one and concrete. The log cabin floor bearers go directly onto the concrete base to support the floor boards and I am wondering if there would be some benefit to covering the whole top...
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    Can anyone tell me what these are?

    Bloody hell, that was easy. Thank you for that.
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    Can anyone tell me what these are?

    I have some posts with steel supports going into the ground where I assume they have been concreted in. I've searched the web but as I don't know the name for them, I'm hoping someone might be able to tell me what they are called please? Planning a couple of garden jobs where these or something...
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    2g dimmer to 2g switch issue

    Thanks for that Bernard. Yes the new 2g switch did have each switch the same way up but I ensured that I took account of that by connecting the cables to the identically labelled terminals as the dimmer switch. When I get home later I'll remove the wall switch and double check and take a pic of...
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