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    180 degree bend from toilet outflow

    Hi Ok understood, So I need this one http://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-back-inlet-bottle-gully/12051. But if you look at my pic you see the level by the drain is too high because it goes over the DPC. Now I aim to lower and not put back the crazy paving but just put shingle down. Problem is I...
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    180 degree bend from toilet outflow

    Basically after digging today I have realised I can connect straight into my soil outside with a Y once I make a hole in the external brick wall. (see the first pic). But there are some issues. The existing vertical soil needs a new connection as they put some kind of rubber webbing webbing...
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    180 degree bend from toilet outflow

    Hi , thanks for your contributions everyone. HaHa, Yes Hugh I am connecting to drain in the garden :) .. But let me do some digging this weekend to expose the invert then I can post a drawing. ! Rgds. Steve.
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    180 degree bend from toilet outflow

    Hi , I just wanted to ask for peoples experience/advice. I am installing a toilet under the ground floor stairs. The 6 metre 110mm soil pipe will go from here to the back garden under the floor hanging from the joists. Only issue is the direction the toilet will face(towards the garden) means...
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    flat roof extension - about to insulate after alterations.

    Hi , Thanks for the link. The closest match for my roof would be the warm deck but this link explains solid insulation going over the top of the existing roof in effect making a new roof. What I simply want to know is can I just fill my existing void with space blanket leaving no air gap...
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    flat roof extension - about to insulate after alterations.

    Let me add to this that there are no ventilation grills a round the flat roof. So I gather from reading some other posts I have an option of making it all one . ie no air gap but if i do this i need to install a membrane. What are traditional ways to install a membrane? Are we talking about...
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    flat roof extension - about to insulate after alterations.

    I have a flat roof extension done around 1975. The ceiling joists are close to 7 inches. There is rockwool between the joists. and normal plasterboard which I want to just repair. I have removed an internal wall under the flat roof which divided the kitchen and living area where there were...
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    Engineered oak flooring in kitchen / open plan living- Q's

    I have an open plan living room kitchen and have purchased pre-oiled engineered oak plus a container of oil. I have previously taken down a wall so i have 2 different coverings. 1 side is half floorboards and half concrete. other side is half floorboards with mahogany parquet and half...
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    Lighting problem. load and connection

    Apologies let me explain. I have a fluorescent light connected to a choc box (small plastic connector) then a cable that disappears into the ceiling. Then I made a small hole in the ceiling where it meets the partition to find the same cable but it disappears into a joist (but i was hoping to...
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    Lighting problem. load and connection

    Tks for your reply. Yes, All I have is a chock block and just cable going back into the ceiling void.
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    Lighting problem. load and connection

    OK thanks a lot Taylortwocities and prenticeboy. :) Yes, I have made small hole in the ceiling to hopefully find a junction but all I find is both cables disappear into a joist hole. So I am prepared to lay a new cable from the new switch position to the light fitting but the problem is...
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    Lighting problem. load and connection

    I have 2 MCB's at 6A one for upstairs and one for downstairs. I am adding some lighting for under the kitchen wall cabinets although am not sure whether to go for small fluorescent or ELV spots. I just want to check how to do a calculation to make sure the load is permitted.? is it purely...
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    double socket- 2 cables or 1 ?

    Hi , apologies I made a mistake posting this.
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    small load bearing wall

    Hi again, The wall is made of blocks that are 130mm thick. The span of the existing wall is 2680mm width and I want to open up as much of it as possible. The wall supports ceiling joists that are 140mm X 33 mm (5" X 1 and 1/4") The joists support some kind of blockboard for a flat roof...
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    small load bearing wall

    Thanks for your replies so far. You will have to bear with me, when you say "get some UB's " i don't get that abbreviation. With regard to the actual wall I can investigate if its cavity and update this post also to the size of the structural opening once i get home (its going to be around...
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    small load bearing wall

    I have purchased a house with an old extension to the living room and kitchen. The extension is 1 storey at ground level and has a flat roof. Dividing the kitchen and living room is a brick wall which I wish to knock through. So, this brick wall purely supports the flat roof. I have made some...
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