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    Adding a light switch

    Ok, I sorted it.... thanks fir the replies.... if anyone is interested, I had wired the live and common from the switch and the light together in the new switch... so I had two brown cables and two blue cables going into the new switch instead of having a brown in and a brown out and then...
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    Adding a light switch

    My understanding of electrics is basic but I thought the original switch would need to be permanently on to keep the circuit closed? I then use the new pull cord switch to turn the light on and off?
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    Adding a light switch

    2 core and earth
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    Adding a light switch

    I’ll take a pic tomorrow and post it... it looked complex to me as it didn’t look like any switch wiring id seen before... from what I can make out it seems a three core power feed goes to the switch, even though the switch only has two gangs it seems that from that switch 4 three core wires...
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    Adding a light switch

    I havnt done anything with the original switch... that is exactly as it was.... In the loft, I cut the wire that went from the switch to the light I then added a pull cord switch using two junction boxes with the pull cord switch in the middle (if that makes sense)... the pull cord switch was...
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    Adding a light switch

    Help....!!! Not long bought a new house, the switches are all at funny heights and I don’t have much space to put a wardrobe.... I have a light switch in between the en-suite and built in cupboard, it has two switches on it... one controls a light in the cupboard and one controls the en-suite...
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    Threshold with underfloor heating

    Hi, We are about to move into a new house.... it has underfloor heating downstairs, water pipes with concrete screed.... I’m planning on tiling most of the floor downstairs and two rooms will have carpet... can anyone tell me if I need a special kind of door threshold between the tile and carpet...
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    Floor joists

    Guys, thanks so much.... really appreciate the advice... you guys are much better then the screwfix forum!!! Cheers
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    Floor joists

    Thanks everyone..... really been helpful
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    Floor joists

    Ok, thanks for all the answers and help... stupid question, if I was to build pillars out of block, how would I get the rsj “tight” underneath the existing joists? The idea of the acrow props was so I could tighten the props to get a snug fit so the rsj actually supported the joists....
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    Floor joists

    Yeah, the garage won’t be used for cars in any event..... in relation to the support pillars for the rsj, could I just use acrow props (meaning I get a tight fit) or should I use block pillars? The acrow props would save time and hassle....
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    Floor joists

    I was going to put a staircase on one of the walls, having it reach the first floor around the middle of the room, the roof is an apex type roof, it is attached to next doors garage on one side and an open gable end on the other... ive attached more photos.... I was hoping that I could put up an...
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    Floor joists

    If I were to put in an rsj across the centre of the garage and support this with brick/block columns, would this effectively half then length of the joist span therefore reducing the need to increase joust sizes?
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    Floor joists

    Thanks for the reply.... it’s not what I was hoping to hear though!!!... what you’re saying is logical, but much more expensive and time consuming!! I was really hoping it could be done without taking up the existing floor... I may have to consult an SE... does anyone know how much they would...
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    Floor joists

    hi, we are about to buy a new house, the house has a detached double garage with large roof space and window.... my plan is to convert it into a games room with pool table... while it won’t have constant use, when it is used there may be several people up there along with a 6” pool table...
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