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    Fresh paint cracking at ceiling/wall joint

    Hi all, Would anyone have any ideas as to why the paint at my ceiling/wall joint is cracking? I had the room plastered years ago which was done with scrim tape and the paint cracked then. I’ve scraped off/sanded back the old paint and applied a fresh coat and it’s cracked again whilst drying...
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    Is 15mm Sufficient for Flow and Return

    Hi, I'm in the process of having my house totally re-plumbed and with the exception of the first 1 -2 meters of pipe from the boiler, the plumber has used 15mm pipe for the entire flow and return. The plumber tells me the size is irrelevant now the systems are pressurized. Is this true or...
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    Levelling a Bath

    I’m installing a new bath but having great difficulty in getting it perfectly level. I am getting the side that runs along the wall perfectly level and then try to adjust the others but one side is always out. I can get 3 sides good but one is always quite out. Any ideas what I could be...
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    Vapour Barrier/Control Layer

    The picture below is an external cavity wall within my kitchen that I have timber framed on the inside. The voids are now filled with rigid insulation and will be covered with OSB and then plasterboard. From memory I need some sort of vapour barrier/control layer between the studwork and...
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    Dry Lining and Electrical Cables and Pipes

    I'm planning on dry a wall or two and going to first fix some studs to the wall. I would then like to run some cables and pipe work between the studs. I would also like to insulate between the studs with a product like Jablite or Cellotex etc before covering with plasterboard. So my...
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    Help with basic drainage

    I had to replace the downpipe from my garage roof but the original ran below the patio. Wanting a tidy job, I decided to remove a patio slab and join below the ground but have ran into difficulty! I followed the pipe to the bottom where it went into this: I noticed the side was...
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    Good BTU calculation

    I'm just calculating the BTU's for some radiator replacement but noticing massive differences between different formulas. I first used one from the heatandplumb website which seems a very reputable site but noticed their calculations come in some what lower than others?!?! I obviously...
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    Calculating BTU’s for hallways?

    I’m aware of how to calculate BTU’s but what measurements do I use for a hallway? In my house the down stairs hallway is heated but the upstairs landing is not which I believe is standard practise. So does this mean the radiator downstairs heats upstairs too or do all the radiators...
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    Depth of damp proof membranes in concrete floor?

    I’ve recently bought a new house and my next task is to tidy up the heating pipe work. My house has solid concrete floors and I plan on burying the pipe using Hep2o pipe in pipe and their conduit junction boxes where necessary. My only concern is the junction boxes are 75mm deep and I am...
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    Where to buy UPVC back doors

    I'm looking to replace the back door to my garage with a cheap UPVC door similar to the one in the link below. I tried ringing the company several times but get no reply and it diverts to an orange answer phone - slightly strange for an 0800 number?!?! Does anybody know of any cheap...
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