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    Prefab garage + new flat roof = mould

    Ah okay - so that stopped condensation dripping back into the garage? Could still be wet on the metal, but that matters less in your case. In my case, the ply is still at risk (though out-of-sight, out-of-mind!)
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    Prefab garage + new flat roof = mould

    How did you fix the sheets to the ply deck, avoiding any air voids? From what I've read, condensation could form in any unventilated air void and the sheet may hide it.
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    Prefab garage + new flat roof = mould

    Storage only at the moment, but was intending to move some gym stuff in. That'd increase moisture (though the up-and-over door would be open), but I don't fancy that if there are a lot of mould spores. Anyway, even just for storage I'm worried the deck is going to rapidly decay...
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    Prefab garage + new flat roof = mould

    I think dry when installed, and for the autumn months no problems seen. Pretty sure it has kicked off in December due condensation. I need to do something about it pronto?!
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    Prefab garage + new flat roof = mould

    Concrete prefab garage has had a new flat roof, replacing corrugated cement board. That used to suffer badly from internal condensation in winter and I'd hoped the recent replacement ply decking+EPDM would fix it. In the recent few months it has started to get black mould and feels damp to...
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    Identifying kitchen cupboard door/panel

    Trying all ways to find a matching replacement kitchen cupboard door/panel. At least 15 years old, no labels etc. Colour match, sheen and grain are more important that exact style (piece is needed as a filler). Door: Side panel: Thanks!
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    Right - no rush. Failing wall = bad. Found some longer nozzles + extensions at 10mm. Read some data-sheets - for M8 resin anchors, 10mm hole is needed. I assume the same is the case for bog standard threaded rod.
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    Thanks - sounds like a good plan. Now looking for long/thin resin nozzles - not sure how much stud I need in the wall - maybe 100mm?
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    Yup - I can cut the bracing timber to the length required. Might need to shim if it compresses a little. That is fine, and I can jack using different timber if won't move far enough to slot in the brace. My concern is ensuring big enough domed nut not to strip its threads (big enough and not...
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    Ah yes - the stud between post and wall would not be visible as the post would end up being next to it. Hadn't thought of using a nut then wood as a temporary way of get the post into exact position. Was just going to use a nut then cut off the remaining stud. Domed nut would be much better...
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    I was worried about the post rusting through water ingress, rather than the new hardware. Hadn't thought of eye-bolt - yeah there is not enough room to bring in the top hinge by 20mm. Seems like bodging with resin/rod is a goer - need to pick the right spot into a reasonable size/sound...
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    Tidying up garage floor on the cheap

    Thanks - I'll give that a go on a small patch. Shouldn't be too much of a disaster if it goes pear shaped as will be covered anyhow.
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    Tidying up garage floor on the cheap

    Hi, Our garage floor is concrete, presumably set in separate pieces as has always been split into three bits that have moved apart over time. ~10mm gap between the pieces and one is ~10mm higher than the others. Seems stable though - been like this for > 10 years. I'd like to remedy slow...
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    Sagged gate on metal posts

    Hi, Our front gate has sagged such that it no longer closes - top is ~20mm closer than bottom, and spirit level suggests the movement is on the hinged post (not surprising due to the weight of the gate, though the latch post is bang up against a drystone wall). I think I'm gonna have to dig it...
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