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    Box gutter, leaking or condensation??

    I never thought of doing that, I'm gonna fill it up when I pop over today and see what happens. Thanks Below is the wall, you can just make out the box at the top of the picture. The mitre is where it leaks from. It was a very slow leak originally until I stripped it back of its foam...
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    Box gutter, leaking or condensation??

    i have a small job on that is giving me a little headache now. 20m square conservatory used as kids play room. customer has moved furniture around and notice large damp patch on wall and rotted window board and skirting. the wall in question is what used to be and outside wall but now dot and...
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    Why does my render always crack??

    Thanks roughcaster. Yes scratch coat was well water before top coat, again just water rather than pva. Am I correct using just water? The porch dried quite quickly and may have been to problem but both fireplaces dried a lot slower. To me the crack looks more like shrinkage rather than...
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    Why does my render always crack??

    All have been onto blockwork. Plastering sand from travis perkins. From reading different forum I get the impression most like to just soak the blockwork rather than pva so that's what I have been doing. Mix scratch coat and lay on wit my mt stainless trowe, rule off, re-trowel and then...
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    Why does my render always crack??

    Hi all. I'm a plasterer by trade and lately have tryed some small rendering jobs 3 fireplaces ready for wood burners and a small porch. All done 5:1:1 scratch coat and 6:1:1 top coat. Prob between 7 and 9mm thick for each coat. Finish up the jobs and they look great and I'm very happy with...
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    would this cause condensation?

    The room will be boarded with duplex, a foil backed plasterboard. This will be the vapour barrier.
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    would this cause condensation?

    Let overlook BC for the purpose of this question :) Both are bedrooms but spare/insisted apart from relative at Christmas birthdays etc. Walls in question are external but unsure of facing direction. They do both have unused but open fireplaces tho that from my point of view will Help...
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    would this cause condensation?

    evening all. currently reboarding a entire house. the house is a Victorian terrace with solid brick walls. under the guidance of kingspan, 3 of the main rooms have been studded out, then boarded with K18 and skimmed. the customer is on a budget and wants 2 of the rooms that are unused...
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    need new feed!

    thanks for that. i presume that means drilling a hole in the tank. can you get kits for making a new feed in the tank, like seals etc thanks for your time ian
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    need new feed!

    evening all. looking for a littel advice please. coming to connect the shower up in our extension i have done. got a mixer pump feeding the shower. already have the hot feed into the pump. now just need the cold. do i just 'T' into a existing copper feed in the loft coming from the loft...
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    Quick Q, what does the 'T' stand for on my extractor fan?

    i thought it may be that but wasnt sure. the fan that i have removed has, live neutral and earth. the new one has live neutral and timed :?: ian
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    Quick Q, what does the 'T' stand for on my extractor fan?

    as above really folks. whats does the T conection stand for? thanks for your time ian
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    no holes in cisternt to attach to pan!

    perfect thanks very much for the quick reply :D ian
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    no holes in cisternt to attach to pan!

    just took delivery of my new travistock cloakroom suite. only problem is there are no holes in the bottom of the cistern to fix it to the pan. there are holes in the pan and fixing wing nuts but no holes in the cistern. is this common? i imagine them being a royal pain in the arse to drill...
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    5mm speed fit too 1/2" hose/tap

    ok then i stand corrected. is there something about then that can fit this size? thanks ian
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    5mm speed fit too 1/2" hose/tap

    evening all. was wondering if there is such a thing. ive got a reverse osmosis filter system that uses all 5mm speedfit piping and conections. for the feed to the system at the mo ment i only have one of those self piercing type connectors that taps into a hose. problem is it a bit naff...
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    is there a such trim/bead

    can i get just a plain right angled bead? i dont want anything that the tile slots into, i just want a plaint startigh forward angled pvc bead that can be silconed down the corner to mask cuts thanks ian Http:/www.Mbuildwarwickshire.co.uk Http:www.mbsurfacecleaning.co.uk
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    wall prep for rendering a few pointers please.

    thanks. is soaking the waa down with water good enough, no need for pva or sbr? is it ok the fuly fill the holes in one hit as some are really deep or should i build them up slowly tahnks ian
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    wall prep for rendering a few pointers please.

    hi all. i have a a section of house wall that needs rendering. roughly 2M X 8M the house is fully render except for the gable side where it is only rendered on the ground floor. the render was in a real state so it was removed. the render came off well but revealed the brickwork beneath to...
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    fitting pre glazzed timber windows

    thats great thanks. i was hoping someone was going to suggest somthing like that. as i can get some SS made up for free :D thanks ian
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