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    Carpet not gripping

    A final update, and thanks for all the help and advice. I took the grippers back up, cut back the underlay and fitted a double bank of regular grippers on top of 5mm strips of wood (run off with my circular saw) which brought the grippers flush with the underlay. I went with the 8mm gap with...
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    Carpet not gripping

    Great, thanks. If I did manage to get some, would you still double bank them?
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    Carpet not gripping

    Thanks, That’s really helpful. Are you suggesting that with a 12mm underlay and the fusion backing I should use the different grippers, or double bank regular grippers, or double bank the different grippers? Also, any links as to where to get a smaller quantity of either of those grippers you...
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    Carpet not gripping

    Hi everyone, I’m attempting to fit a new carpet into a bedroom. First time I’ve tackled a full room, but it’s 2.8x3.6 box so should be as easy as they come. However... I can’t get the carpet to grip to the grippers! Some info: I’ve put grippers round the skirting with a 6mm gap (seemed to be...
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    Connecting 40mm waste to concealed cistern soil

    Hi all, I have a Bauhaus concealed cistern and frame, and need to connect a 40mm waste pipe from 2 basins. Here's the setup: The WC pan will connect to a 110mm soil pipe coming straight up from the floor. The cistern comes with a 90 deg fitting that goes from 110mm plain end at the bottom, to...
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    Attaching rafters to ledger board and wall plate

    So should I ask them to re lay the mortar? Not sure how they could even do that without taking it all off...
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    Attaching rafters to ledger board and wall plate

    Thanks for the reply. I guess the hangers can be added now in addition to the screws? Not sure what can be done about the mortar bed...? It's about 5.5m from ledger to wall plate, but there's a UB been put in about halfway, so the max clear span's approx 2.5-3m.
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    Earth cable mystery

    Thanks guys, I'm on good terms with my neighbour who is elderly, so don't really want to cut her cable then say "you sort it out" or "it's nothing to do with me" so I'll do what I can to help her get it sorted and put right if necessary. I assume that the correct way to earth bond the swa is...
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    Attaching rafters to ledger board and wall plate

    Hi there, I'm having our garage roof replaced (flat roof ~5 degrees), and it's a lean to against nextdoor's house. The roofer has fixed a 147x47 timber against the lean to wall as a ledger board, and a treated 97x47 timber on top of the opposite wall as a wall plate. First question: They have...
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    Earth cable mystery

    It's just their outbuilding, and it's just this earthing cable that runs along the top of our boundary wall, and it was tacked onto the side of the wall plate of my old garage roof. My garage backs onto their main building, so it's possible that the earth cable used to go in there somewhere. But...
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    Earth cable mystery

    Hi, I've just had an old garage roof taken off, and i've just been running some new armoured cable to replace the old standard twin and earth that used to feed that building (surprisingly wasn't in very good shape!). The roofers cut off the old twin and earth when they removing the old roof...
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    Bad taste in cold water - unvented system

    Thanks Tony, Is that to say then that the kitchen tap should have been teed off before the valve, and not after it with the hot water cylinder? Thanks
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    Bad taste in cold water - unvented system

    The expansion vessel is white.
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    Bad taste in cold water - unvented system

    Hi all, We have a very similar problem to that described in this post: http://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/rubber-taste-in-cold-water-unvented-cylinder-system.355821/ Our cold water supply runs in our loft space. It goes into a valve of some sort. I was under the impression that it was some...
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    Insulating 10mm plastic pipe to radiators

    Hi all, I'm running a new central heating loop in the loft space of our bungalow, to replace the old loop that runs round the inside of the walls. The plan is to have a 22mm loop that T's off to 10mm down each wall in a chase to each radiator. Apart from in the lounge, all the down...
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