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    Urgent Question about Lintel

    Hello all, I am currently gutting out my kitchen for a full refit. I have come across a potentially serious problem with regards to the lintel above my kitchen window. While removing plasterboard, the bricks that were supporting the right hand side of the lintel came out with it. I did not...
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    Kitchen Sink and Washing Machine Waste into outside drain pipe?

    I am currently in the process of planning my kitchen refit, and I'm looking to see if I can change my current drainage setup. The kitchen sink and washing machine waste pipes currently go through the wall and into what was an outside trapped drain (how the house was built), although its not an...
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    2 identical trees, 1 looks dead

    Hello all, I have got two small conifer type trees that have been kept outside in pots at the front of the house. They are identical, I bought them at the same time and from the same place, and I have looked after them both exactly the same. ie watered together and given plant feed...
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    BMW E91 318i - key fob problems

    I've had an issue with my key fob for my car for over a year now. I've just been too tight to get it sorted. I cannot remotely lock or unluck my car with any of the buttons on my key fob, or even my spare key fob for that matter. I am having to unluck the car the old fashioned way with the...
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    Capping off/removing old soil pipe vent on roof

    Apologies if this is in the wrong section, I was torn between this one and the plumbing section. I've recently re-fiited my bathroom, and moved the 110mm soil pipe which used to go straight up through the loft and roof to vent, to now go outside. I removed what I can of the pipe in the loft...
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    Fitting Shower

    I am about the fit the shower for my bathroom overhaul. The hot/cold pipes come straight from my combi boiler and through the wall. They are 150mm apart and are solid, the area is tanked and also tiled. Am I right in thinking that the cranked connectors are OK to fit to the pipes using an olive...
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    Crack on outer lip of new bath

    Installation of bath has gone to plan, all except a silly mistake of my own by putting a bit too much of my own weight on the edge of the bath when moving things around etc... Heard a loud crack sound, followed by a few swear words. The crack is on the outer rim of the bath, about an inch long...
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    Upstairs Internal Doors question

    I am currently planning the renovation of my bathroom and I am replacing the door frame and door. The old frame has the horrible glass panel above it and it is not true at all so would rather replace altogether than try and correct it. I will eventually be replacing all door frames and doors...
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    hardiebacker board - skimming and tiling question

    Hi there. I'm wondering how to go about tiling the shower area around my bath. I want to tile around the bath and shower, and then stop tiling after the shower screen and finish with tile edging strip, so I can then paint the remaining wall up to the door frame. I am planning on using hardie...
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    Bathroom Refit - soil pipe and other plumbing questions

    Hello all, new member to the forum but have been on several times when browsing and researching etc... I'm currently in the planning stage of doing a complete refit of my bathroom. I'm an engineer by trade so am pretty handy with most things but this is still all very new to me, I'm a complete...
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