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    Glueing floorboards

    Going to paint it. Should look OK. Wife doesn’t want it too smart. I would have gone for hardwood. Maybe parquet.
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    Glueing floorboards

    No t&g and unfortunately no magnet. Might glueing lead flashing to the underside of the boards make them heavy enough to stay in place?
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    Glueing floorboards

    Hi, I want to lay strips of birch ply as a budget flooring in my hallway. I would prefer not to see any fixings. I was thinking of using parquet glue but would I have problems with expansion and contraction? Thanks for any insights.
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    Nobex?

    Hi, I want to be able to produce neat and accurate half joints in 1"x1" timber. I am thinking of using a Nobex to make the cuts. Any thoughts?
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    Fixing into double plasterboard

    That's brilliant. Thank you very much!
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    Fixing into double plasterboard

    Hi guys, thanks for the interest. I have to put up shelf brackets. The shelves need to carry a fair bit of weight. There is a void containing insulation behind the plasterboard. Metal stud frame. It's a modern university building and I have to put up shelves on three sides of the room. With...
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    Fixing into double plasterboard

    Hi, anyone got a good solution for fixing into a wall double lined with two layers of plasterboard? I tried the metal screw type fixings that I usually use fine in a single skin and they failed. Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Fixing into double plasterboard

    , anyone got a good solution for fixing into a double layer of plasterboard? I tried the metal screw type fixing that I usually use in single skin and it failed.
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    Varnishing weathered timber

    Thank you very much for your reply. I have been using this. https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/dulux-trade-ultimate-woodstain A similar product to the Sadolin?
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    Varnishing weathered timber

    I have maintained my windows with stain varnish for many years since they were fitted. Unfortunately despite my best efforts the timber has weathered. The fibers of the timber have opened up. What would be the best way to treat them? Fill before varnishing, if so with what? Or simply apply the...
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    Thinning undercoat?

    Thanks very much for the reply. I'm with you on hating brushmarks. Sadly these days I don't use enough solvent based enough to keep Owatrol but I will chuck a little white spirit into it. Thanks again.
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    Thinning undercoat?

    Hi. I am using Dulux Weathershield Trade. Solvent based. I can usually get a nice finish but this time no matter what I do I'm getting brush marks and dragging. Should I thin it down a little? I am reluctant to as the prime objective is protection. Someone once told me that Trade products are...
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    Triple or double?

    Once again a useful reply. Thank you Bosswhite.
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    Triple or double?

    Any advice as to wether I should get a triple or a double extension ladder? Storage is not an issue. Safety and manoeuvreability are.
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    Ladders

    Bosswhite. Thank you very much. Just the kind of info I was hoping for. The ladder stopper and stand off looks like the way forward.
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