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    Gluing to insulated plasterboard

    What's adhesives can be used to glue to the insulation foam used in insulated plasterboard? I've insulated a small wall which has a small window in, however the insulation board has thus created a small window ledge which i need to cover with something. I was going to just stick a wooden panel...
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    Cutting lead mains pipeI have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lea

    But the stopcock wont fit directly onto that big nut, as stopcocks have a compression fitting which is incompatable with the nut. I very much doubt there will be stopcocks which will fit directly onto that nut anymore! I'm assuming that what is going to be needed is a threaded fitting adapter...
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    Cutting lead mains pipeI have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lea

    I'm happy to get a spanner, i just have no idea what ball valve will fit that fitting if it's really old. The steel pipe is around 25mm (i guess 3/4 inch), would a new valve be the perfect match?
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    Cutting lead mains pipeI have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lea

    The problem is that it does not have a gland nut where modern stopcocks do. It is leaking at the point the tap stem goes into the stopcock however this part has no nut as it's just round (see below numbered #1), the only nut nearby is a lot further back (marked #2)
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    Cutting lead mains pipeI have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lea

    It could well be actually. I'd scraped away the grime and it's a silvery colour but not anywhere near as soft as another bit of scrap lead i have. If this is steel, how does one connect to it? Same fitting?
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    Cutting lead mains pipeI have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lea

    I have a leaking stopcock which I need to replace. It's attached to 25mm lead mains pipe which come up vertically. I have a lead to copper compression fitting to connect it up. I was about to remove the old fitting, but dont have a spanner big enough for the nut, so I almost took my angle...
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    Soil pipe too far from wall

    Hello, I've sorted it out now. The main soil pipe is actually lead which I found out when I took an angle grinder to it! I went to attach a pipe connector but found that it was too wide for the 4 inch lead pipe, so had to get another fitting which was more of a compression coupler designed for...
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    Soil pipe too far from wall

    Yes I was thinking this, rather than buy a toilet which may or may not be correct. I was thinking of cutting out the first 2 feet of pipe and replace it with pvc section connected with a coupling, then offset the Pvc section so that it gradually meets the wall. This way there are no additional...
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    Soil pipe too far from wall

    Does it matter if it's horizontal or bottom? Presumably if it's horizontal I can just add a 90 degree pipe connector?
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    Soil pipe too far from wall

    27cm. I'd be happy to get a different toilet as I can use this elsewhere but even new u bends aren't that distance! The attached is with the new toilet in position, as you can see the toilet would be absurdly far from the wall even with a box built behind. The soil pipe goes down the...
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    Soil pipe too far from wall

    I have just removed my old toilet to replace with a new one. The toilet was a u bend one and connected to the cast iron soil pipe which pops up above the floorboards, then goes vertically down 6 inches under th floorboards where it bends 90 degrees and travels horizontally for 2 feet before...
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    How to remove old toilet

    I took in all your suggestions, but in the end took and angle grinder to it. It's basically a clay encasement with a steel outer.
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    How to remove old toilet

    Hello, I need to replace this toilet which appears to be attached to cast iron soil down pipe and encased in some sort of cast iron enclosure where it's connected. Is there a specific way to do this? Should it just be hacked off? See pic
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    Angle grinder to cut taps off?

    So in the end I took an angle grinder to it, cutting incisions across the tap base plate in various places then chiselling until the pieces fell off, then when there was no base plate left I just knocked it through the hole.
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