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    Retrofitting roof ventilation on vaulted ceiling

    I really appreciate your advice on this. But just to check - are you saying I should put a counter batten on the plywood and then put an over facia vent on top of the plywood? Thanks
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    Retrofitting roof ventilation on vaulted ceiling

    They are Marley double Roman. Thanks.
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    Retrofitting roof ventilation on vaulted ceiling

    Many Thanks for your reply. The fascia is attached to the end of the rafters, but it is about 30cm from the end of rafters to the house wall, and sitting on top of the rafters for that distance is some marine ply. I think I need the ventilation to be added at the house wall so it can get into...
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    Retrofitting roof ventilation on vaulted ceiling

    Hi, I have a vaulted ceiling. The vaulted part is about 1.5 metres long, contains Celotex insulation with a gap between the insulation and the felt, and leads into a normal loft. The felt is breathable, and I’m hoping that this is enough, but maybe not. The roof has no fascia or soffit as the...
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    Mysterious downstairs ceiling stain

    I recently noticed a cluster of yellowish stains on my downstairs living room ceiling, starting about 30cm in from the exterior wall. They all flow out from the joist. Photos attached. I can’t figure out what’s caused them. I am not sure how long they’ve been there (could be a while), they...
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    Outside tap- broken fitting - how to replace?

    Brilliant, thanks. That’s the very thing. I didn’t know it was called and wasn’t finding it on Google.
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    Outside tap- broken fitting - how to replace?

    Hi, Attached is a photo of my outside tap (it’s usually connected to a fence but I’m changing a rotten panel). There is a small weep coming from the edge of the black plastic adaptor (if it is an adaptor) that connects the tap to the wall mount. That bit of plastic is a bit knackered- I tried...
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    Is my shower tray in need of repair?

    Thanks, that’s helpful. I was thinking I might have to do that. I’ll keep an eye on things and update the thread if I find a solution (or learn more about the problem).
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    Is my shower tray in need of repair?

    I am not sure, and am not sure how to tell them apart. I’d guess at resin.
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    Is my shower tray in need of repair?

    Thanks, I thought you might say that. I have done the movement test you suggest (I don't have the endoscope though - that sounds like a good bit of kit!), and can't see any movement at all, either between the ply and the joists or the tray and the ply. If it wasn't for the slight creak, you...
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    Is my shower tray in need of repair?

    Hi, I’d be grateful for some advice about my shower tray. I was showering a couple of days ago when there was a quite a loud sort of cracking noise, and I felt something shift under my feet, though nothing really changed. The shower tray now creaks slightly when I shift my weight on it. I’ve...
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    Drayton wiser install - hot water and wireless thermostat

    In case it helps, the instructions given to me worked perfectly, and I have a Worcester Greenstar Camray 25/32, oil fired.
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    What to use to fill in trench in concrete kitchen floor

    Thanks Dazlight. I’ll look into that further- looks like a hole of the depth I have would need some aggregate adding to the a45, not that that’s a problem. If I do use sand and cement, can anyone give me as steer as to how long would I need to leave it before it is cured and dried enough to be...
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    What to use to fill in trench in concrete kitchen floor

    Thanks to both of you for those replies. Good points. How long do you think I’d need to leave the filled hole before it can be tiled? And is a 4:1 mix about right?
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    What to use to fill in trench in concrete kitchen floor

    Hi, After a plumbing disaster with a water pipe buried under my tiled kitchen floor, I have been left with a trench about 1.1 meters long, 4cm deep and 12cm wide. As far as I can see, the floor is just a concrete slab. Photo attached. I need to fill it in before the tiler comes to do final...
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