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    Garage to house wall. Very cold in house rooms

    Hi all, We have lived in this house for coming on 4 years and have never understood why the extension to the house is always a lot colder than the rest of the house. The extension consists of a garage that backs onto a office room and partly above the office and garage is the master bed room...
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    Boiler removed - patch up needed

    Oh ok. Thanks for the clarification. No chance of me getting that remedied so will just have to hope that any future owners have an electric cable detector! With the plasterboard. I am guessing I just cut a big square out of it to cover all the damaged areas and then just dob and dab a new bit...
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    Boiler removed - patch up needed

    Hi, sorry I am not sure what you mean. Those red raw plugs are nothing to do with the boiler. Not sure what was there originally but wasn't boiler related. Those cables that come down are for the kitchen lights. Not sure what you mean by safe zone? Are you saying the cables should be directly...
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    Boiler removed - patch up needed

    Hi all, We have recently removed a boiler from our kitchen wall and it has revealed some damaged plasterboard underneath where it was. There is quite a draught coming through the holes and so I would like to fill these somehow before we mount some mdf over it which we are planning to paint with...
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    Bathroom plumbing And pressure pumps.

    Thanks. I will search check a trade for a good reputation plumber.
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    Bathroom plumbing And pressure pumps.

    Hi all, I am trying to work out the best way to introduce a mixer shower with pump to replace an awful electric shower that is currently installed that feeds from the mains water. I have cut away part of the ceiling and have found the original 22mm hot and cold feed that come down from the...
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    Bathroom renovation & shower advice

    Hi all, I am quickly learning how to become a competent DIY'er and the next challenge is re-doing our downstairs shower room. I have learnt about the central heating system in our house but not about the general water supply. I am planning on doing the whole bathroom, ripping everything...
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    Serious help needed. Most frustrating walls ever!!

    Hi all, I am at my wits end with our "about to be born" sons bedroom. The walls had a really thick paint on them that when we removed any screws or hooks just peeled away. As a result we just started peeling it off but then encountered patches that just would not come off. We purchased...
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    Advice please - access currently sealed off extension attic

    Ok so that may be a better solution. Any idea on what the end result would be? Would it end up being a usable door almost or would it be a squeeze through job?
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    Advice please - access currently sealed off extension attic

    Thanks for the replies. I am not entirely sure what the roof structure is or what the workmanship is like on the other side. If it is based on the rest of the extension then it will be propped up with twiglets and be of the standard my 3 year old could better. As I am unsure, I think I...
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    Advice please - access currently sealed off extension attic

    Hi, I currently need access to the attic above the extension built on my property for 2 reasons: 1) we can hear scuttling and so either have rats or a bird may have got in 2) the room has spotlights which I tried to modernise by using LEDs but the wiring is stapled to the joists and so I...
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    Leaking drain washing away my drive - how to seal joint?

    I thought that might be an issue. When you say a hardener? Can you link me to a sample product? They are fully cemented in and if I can get away with not lifting it, that would be my preference. The section is only 1 meter ish so I could attempt a replacement but I thought a product must exist...
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    Leaking drain washing away my drive - how to seal joint?

    Hey, Thanks for the replies. The gully you see is not the gully exit. The gully exit is further down and is perfectly fine and flows freely. The gully you see there is blocked off as it was from the factory and is not used/needed. It does look blocked though but is just where a little grime...
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    Leaking drain washing away my drive - how to seal joint?

    Hi, I have requested this to be moved. I believe it is FloPlast - bought from Screwfix by the previous owners. I think it should just clip together but it is misalligned creating a gap and hence the water is flowing out of it. The outlet is further up but drops down into the ground. The...
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    Leaking drain washing away my drive - how to seal joint?

    Hi, I have finally got around to looking into why the corner of my drive has slowly been sinking and it has become apparent that this is because the floor drainage channel (sorry, not entirely sure what this is called) isn't fitted correctly and is leaking at one of the joints. The...
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    Unsightly waste pipes into drain but I have no idea how to..

    Hi, It is indeed telephone wire. I actually had a very quick attempt at tidying this up earlier but I can't for the life of me get the clips into the brick grout. It is just so hard and they just keep bending. Any recommendations on this? With the horizontal soil, it did seem odd that this...
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    Unsightly waste pipes into drain but I have no idea how to..

    Ok thank you, that sounds like the best solution then. Just so I am 100% on the way to do it. Can you check out this picture and then my conclusion below? I will replace everything that you can see in white on the vertical white pipe. I will start with a black 90 degree corner that...
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    Unsightly waste pipes into drain but I have no idea how to..

    Ok thanks, I will research how to go about joining that white pipe into the main black one. A full view is here:
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    Unsightly waste pipes into drain but I have no idea how to..

    make them look nicer. We bought this place a few months ago and I am getting around to tidying up some bits. On the survey, they commented on the unsightly drain on the side of our house as below: Having looked at this, it seems that one of the joints is also leaking but I...
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