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    Relaying old flags indoors

    Thank you FX, I will take a look at that website. Yes, external walls are pointed with lime mortar, not sure about the internal walls yet.
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    Relaying old flags indoors

    No, not saying blue membrane is acting as a DPC Yes, I understand the difference between DPC & DPM There is no DPC Yes, walls dot & dabbed, no tanking treatment, previous owner installed an electro osmosis DPC which has since rotted away Thank you for taking the time to reply bobasd
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    Relaying old flags indoors

    Thanks bobasd. I've read that using a membrane could send the damp up into the walls, which as you rightly pointed out do have a very poorly fitted membrane. Is that something to consider? I can't take the flags outside as doing this on my own, but cleaning won't be necessary as when re-layed...
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    Relaying old flags indoors

    Hi, I have uncovered a flagstone floor in my kitchen, from under various layers of concrete. I need to re-lay about 1/3 of the flags as they dip quite badly. It looks like soil and lime underneath, pretty damp too. Should I re-lay them on sand or should I be using a membrane. My concern is the...
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    Doors to small, can I decrease door frames/jams?

    Thanks, and apologies for the late response, but StephenStephen, did you mean add to the hinge side? Wouldn't it be too much strain? I do have 2 spare doors so I can match up the strips.
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    Doors to small, can I decrease door frames/jams?

    Hi, I am doing up my house on a VERY small budget. I have bought some second hand pitch pine cottage doors complete with hinges and locks. All of them are too narrow for the 8 door frames I replacing doors in. Is there an easy way to add to the frames/jams without it looking too bodged? I'm...
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    Please help identify area in old flagstone floor

    ...nah...they're under the patio :eek:
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    Please help identify area in old flagstone floor

    Thanks for the reply Pilsbury. There is the remains of a line of white paint where the flags joint the concrete, so maybe there was a wall as you suggest. Still a mystery as to why it wouldn't be flagged on the other side of the wall though. Chisel bits arrived for SDS drill today, so here...
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    Please help identify area in old flagstone floor

    Many thanks wessex10 and jasonzyx for your replies. I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of a lump hammer! I do have an SDS drill with roto stop, so I will give that a go with a chisel bit. I don't want to get the whole lot out (if there are not flags underneath) just enough to make fake...
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    Please help identify area in old flagstone floor

    Hello, thanks for the reply. Yes, the flags will be the finished floor. The rest of the screeds came up with hammer and chisel, various thicknesses across the floor, but this is solid, I can't get anything off it with the chisel and didn't want to drill before getting another opinion. The...
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    Please help identify area in old flagstone floor

    Hello, I've uncovered a flagstone floor (2nd one) and I've come across an area that appears to be aggregate/concrete. I've removed the old floor screeds but this area is slightly higher than the flags and I can't make any impression on it at all. There is some kind of paint on top layer, and...
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    Rust removal from flagstones

    Hello and thanks for reading. Does anyone know a product which will remove the rust from a very old old internal flagstone. It's from where an earth rod rotted away? Pic attached. Many thanks for any help. Pat
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    Flagstone floor milling/grinding

    Hi, after uncovering a flagstone floor, which I want to keep, it needs milling/grinding, as quite uneven and damaged in places. It's had some repairs done in the past with what I'm assuming is resin as it's harder than the sandstone flags and is really hard like flint? It's almost impossible to...
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    what's this in a flag stone floor?

    whatever it was, it's a ex one! as it just lifted away from the drilled hole in the floor, completely corroded!
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    what's this in a flag stone floor?

    Oh, sorry, I thought 'delamination' referred to the top layer of the flagstone coming away...which has happened on a lot of the flagstones, leaving them porous and gritty/crumbly. The earth rod leads to an osmosis damp proof plug!
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