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    Advice on how to drill 4" hole!!

    Cheers Eddie.
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    Advice on how to drill 4" hole!!

    Sorry for the spelling - in a rush!!
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    Advice on how to drill 4" hole!!

    I need to drill a hole for an extractr fan in an upstairs bathroom. Can I deill from inside through the iner block and exterior brick skins? Will this casue excessive breakout damage to the external brick skin? Ta
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    email accounts

    Not really up on computers, so need some advice please. I currently have BT Yahoo broadband, and have been using a BT email like this ( My wife's job means that she needs to access her work stuff from home, so her employer is going to set up a new broadband connection...
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    Laying floor tiles

    I'm about to start laying some 200mm quarry tiles in my conservatory. Because there will be a lot of them (room 16ft by 9ft), what is the best way to keep them dead square - spacers or by eye? Done quite a bit of tiling, but a bit rusty at floors. Thank you
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    Kitchen hob isolator

    andrew2022, I employ a spark for his technical abilities, not his design... baldelectician, thanks for the suggestion. It's an electric hob, and I'll check the MK option in the morning. Cheers guys
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    Kitchen hob isolator

    Designing a new kitchen, and would like to have only sockets above worktop - nice and clean. Do I have to have a hob isolator switch on the wall, or can this go in the cupboard below / alongside. Got my spark coming in next week, and would like to have design sorted asap.. Thanks
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    window to door conversion

    Thanks for this really great info'.
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    window to door conversion

    Looking for some guidance here chaps... I have a door width window that the wife wants making into a door (to the outside). 1. Does this require to be done under building control? 2. What should I be looking for in terms of existing lintels? Does each skin have it's own lintel? 3. I plan...
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    Connecting basin and shower wastes

    I intend to install a standalone shower in my bathroom and move the basin from its current position to another wall. Is it possible to connect the waste and shower together with 40mm, or will I get problems with the shower trap gurgling when emptying the basin? The sequence would be: waste...
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    Painting Skirting Boards

    There is normally a slight gap between skirting and the floor boards. Try slipping sheets of a glossy magazine (thicker than newspaper) in this gap, and tape together. Remember to remove the paper before the paint hardens, or any overpaint will act as a glue and you'll be left with bits of...
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    Polished Porcelain Tiles

    Cutting holes in porcerlain requires a water cooled drilling rig.... very expensive. Even putting up a loo roll holder will be difficult.
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    Positioning electric shower

    I'm trying to work out a design for my new bathroom which will be using an electric shower (10.5kW). I won't be fitting it (electrically), but will be sorting the plumbing to it. Can the unit go above the bath itself, or does it have to on one side, sort of on the other side of the shower...
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    "Modesty" wall

    I need to build a "modesty" wall between a bath and a WC, something that screens the WC from the bath. It needs to be about 4 foot high, and the width of the bath (3 foot?). I planned to use a frame made out of 4x2, then cover it with tile backer board. However, although I can anchor the frame...
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    Sizing water tanks

    Hi All I'm planning to fit a shower pump (probably a Stuart Turner Monsoon 2.0) to my bathroom. On their website, they recommend the minimum size of hot and cold water tanks (136 litre and 225 respectively). How can I work out the capacity of the tanks in the airing cupboarb and loft? Thanks
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    Sticking plasterboard

    Thanks guys.
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    Sticking plasterboard

    Can I use Pinkgrip adhesive to stick 9.5mm plasterboard over old ceramic wall tiles? I would intend to skim and paint the plasterboard. Thanks
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    Replacing T&G with ply ready for tiling

    Can somebody confirm I'm OK with this? 1. Rip up bathroom flooring to rework plumbing 2. Replace with 18mm wpb ply straight onto joists ( should they butt, or do I need expansion gaps?) 3. Secure with 2" screws every 300mm Floor should be ready for ceramic tiling..... I was going to talk...
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    removing a steel bath!!!

    Yep! Cover bath with dust sheets, and fill with old blankets (will help subduing the noise). WEAR GOGGLES