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    Bath Panel Tiling Help

    Hi Sang. I've had absolutely no problems with the T-nuts using Type 2 Button-fix on the Hardie-Backer, they work great; they really spread the load and don't pull out at all. I'm not quite sure what the skin is on the Abacus, but the Wedi certainly will be fine as they have a fibrous cementious...
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    'At risk' due to proximity of gas pipes and electrics: Who's responsibility?

    Thanks guys, that's really helpful. I'll copy your replies to my friend who I'm sure will feel relieved that it's not such a big deal. I might pop over armed with some PVC tape and have a look myself.
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    'At risk' due to proximity of gas pipes and electrics: Who's responsibility?

    Hi; not quite sure which forum to post this, so Admin please move if deemed necessary. Anyway a friend is in a panic as she's just had this 'Danger Do Not Use' notice slapped on her by an engineer at her flat, where I believe he was due to install a smart meter: She doesn't know what to do next...
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    A question for roofers: Aluminium nails on slate roof?

    Catlad do you think the slate quality is that bad? The original spec. was to re-use any useable old slate on the front elevation, and use entirely new reconstituted slate on the rear elavations, which no one can see anyway. Next thing he apparently turns up and does the job entirely in this...
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    A question for roofers: Aluminium nails on slate roof?

    Thanks for replying Datarebel; I was actually there today, and took some snaps.. The slate in the gutter is intact, and I can see the two fixing holes which don't particularly look 'blown out' or oversize; difficult to tell. What also worries me is there is obviously mastic or adhesive on the...
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    A question for roofers: Aluminium nails on slate roof?

    My partner had a roofing job done on a joint freehold flat in 2016; a late victorian mid-terrace in London, to replace the original slate. At the time, they were using aluminium nails, although the spec. asked for copper. A few years down the line, and a tile has detached and is sitting in the...
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    Help Identifying a built in early 1990’s shower: ANS: Mira 723

    Thanks John; I've found an overhaul kit online for £20 or so, so that's what I'll do.
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    Help Identifying a built in early 1990’s shower: ANS: Mira 723

    Hold the front page! My Dad’s just found the cover plate which had gone AWOL; It’s a Mira 723 Having found that out, next question is: what causes the thermostat to lock solid? I understand it got progressively stiffer, so i’m hoping a service/seal kit, clean and grease up will sort it out..
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    Help Identifying a built in early 1990’s shower: ANS: Mira 723

    My parent’s 30 year old shower has a seized thermostat; I’d like to have go at repairing it, but I can’t find any distinguishing labels or logos. My Dad has an idea it is a Mira model.. that’s all I have to go on. I’ll try and attach a few images.. Thanks in advance!
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    Intergas installer around Manchester/Stockport

    Any Intergas/Atmos installers available for quoting on a job in Didsbury/Stockport? My mother in law's back-boiler is finally, after fifty years, giving up the ghost.. so not a straightforward replacement job, but a new boiler install. Thanks!
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    Tiles barely overlapping gutter: Shoddy work?

    We're trying to find the paperwork/quotes at the moment.. but if there is a basic good practice or building regs. requirement, applicable at the time, are a reputable company not obliged to make good the work? It's not as if the tiles have eroded or moved! I' (think) I've managed to attach a few...
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    Tiles barely overlapping gutter: Shoddy work?

    Brilliant, thanks Oldbutnotdead, that's exactly what I need to know. First I'll try and track down this pesky roofer...
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    Tiles barely overlapping gutter: Shoddy work?

    Thanks guys, that looks like the way to go. However all the guides I've seen so far show the trays going on before the tiles, and nailing to the top of the soffit, which would've been so easy if done at the time. Is it not possible to slip them under the edge of the front tiles without removing...
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    Tiles barely overlapping gutter: Shoddy work?

    My partner had her C.1895 roof retiled about three years ago; (retiled with real slate) on the face of it it all looks good: but yesterday I got up close as I was clearing the gutters, and I was shocked to see that the lower run of tiles barely makes it over the lip of the gutter: probably 10mm...
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    What is the point of the low pressure cut-out in an electric shower?

    OK, maybe I should've worded the post differently. Or maybe just not bothered. My point is that using a pressure switch as a 'safety feature' (rather than, say a flow sensor, or quick-acting thermostat or thermal trip) is crude and prone to nuisance tripping; it trips when the flow is at it's...
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