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    Garage power

    Last week the garage power blow. Nothing was tripped, so assuming the circuit breaker needs replacing. This is the box. Mem no longer exist. Eaton seems to be the right ones, but the box is type 1 and Eaton only have type a, B, c etc Is the 32a ear on type a from screw fix the right one...
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    Damaged Door Metal Thing

    Hi, I have no idea what you would call this bit of metal (strike plate maybe)? It is the bit that the latch goes into. Anyway, it has been replaced twice by the window company. The part must be faulty and now they are refusing to come and replace again. So I guess I will need to buy and fit a...
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    Plug socket

    Just had a wall plastered and he has put plaster board on. Done a great job but went to put the plug socket back into the wall and it won't fit. The plug socket is flush to the new wall but the pins/screws are not long enough to go back to screw into the metal back plate. Please tell me what...
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    Garage floor angle

    Hi. I am after the cheapest way of making my garage floor usable for a pool table. Currently the garage is part of an old extension. The walls etc are double thick and insulated. However, the floor is the old driveway so has a drop of about the thickness of a brick from left to right. I...
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    Best way to do floor of garage/games room

    Hi I have decided to turn my garage into a pool/games room. The garage is part on an extension that was built 20 years ago. However, the garage was built over the old driveway and no floor was put in (it is still the tarmac driveway. I am not planning to make this habitable, so not concerned...
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    DPM and DPC

    Following on from my previous post. How do I attach the DPM to the DPC? DPC is quite high (pic 1). The sketch is what I plan to do. DPM, insulation, then screed but unclear on how to attach the DPM to the wall Does it go to the DPC (if so how do you join them), does it go above the...
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    Garage Floor

    Hi, I have a garage attached to my house, It was built 10 years ago as part of a 2 floor extension (2 bedrooms above). A few months ago I posted on here to ask for advice on turning it into a part garage part pool room by adding a stud wall. The general view was that if I was leaving the...
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    Building Inspector

    Hi, Planning to convert my attached garage into a games room. The garage already has insulation etc. The main issue is with the floor. The garage was built over the old driveway and the drive is the floor. Clearly this won't be to the necessary spec. A new floor will be needed. If I...
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    Flooring

    Hi, Place we bought has had a 2 floor extension built over the old driveway. The bottom floor is the garage. Walls have double thick walls and is insulated. The floor however has been left as it was. I want to plaster the walls and put a false walll in to make a games room. However...
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    Repairing wall chases

    Hi Had the re-wire done and had to have a few of the walls chased. Started to fill the holes with Filler (ICE Polyfill). We had a decorator round to do some other work and he said it would all fall out. He then filled one of the chases with what he called ready mix fill. It set like a...
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    Old wiring

    Having bought a 4 bed house last year it has now come to light that the wiring was botched by the last owner. Had a sparky out to look. He says the board is pre 1960 (House was built in 59). He says that none of the light fittings/switches are earthed. No bonding on gas or water (no idea...
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    Loft Internal Wall

    My internal walls (mid terrace) in the loft are not in the best shape. I have chiselled out and replaced the most damaged bricks, but it still looks pretty shabby. I also painted over it all with a PVA/water solution. In view of selling the place in the future, I want to make the loft more...
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    Glow Worm Timer

    My Glow Worm compact boiler needs a new mechanical timer. I had a plumber round to look, and he said to buy the part and fit it myself, really easy. I looked online and concluded that the part I needed was S202916. I ordered the part, but the one that arrived looks different than the...
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    Indemnity Insurance - Building regs

    When I purchased my house, the previous owner had done a lot of renovation work. Due to this, my solicitor took out an indemnity policy on my behalf. Recently the roof has been leaking. The builder that just came to look at it says that the leak has damaged the brickwork in the attic and that...
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    Crumbling bricks

    I have read other posts on here where people have found crumbling bricks in the gable end/party wall in the loft. I have that too. I have repointed the lower bricks as the mortar was rotted but bricks fine. Above, a few bricks are in a bad way and will be replaced. However, on the...
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    Boarding or conversion

    Hi, My recent post in here has been moved to roofing and guttering, so still hoping for some help on that. Not sure why it was moved as mainly asking about the damage to the party walls. Anyway, next question. Having decked out the loft, what more can I do before I need building regs...
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    Loft Issue (leaks caused rot and perished bricks)

    Hi all, Just had the loft decked out at the cost of £1000. I moved into the house last year, the previous owner having done a refurb. Part of this was a new roof. Now that I can access the loft, I was shocked to find a slight leak at eaither end of the roof (mid terrace) where it meets...
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