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    New patio time - plate compactor - how much depth?

    Hi folks. We're after a bit of advice on how when using a plate compactor, how much it does compress aggregate? Info: We are laying a new patio at the side of sleeper raised beds, and are currently digging down ready to install a sub-base of about 3 inch. We will be using a mortar bed of 2...
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    CH pump remains on

    Hi. Wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction please, even though we know roughly what the problem is. We have a Baxi Solo 3 PFL poiler, controlled by a Danfoss CP 715. In normal use after the boiler goes off (timer stops on the 715) you can hear the CH pump working for 5...
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    ways of locking a sliding door?

    We have a sliding door between the kitchen and hallway, which we are replacing with a better looking door. I do have another question however, with regards to the way of keeping the door shut. At present we have a "bolt" that is attached to the door frame (not where opening is) and this is...
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    Tiles above or behind splashback?

    Hi. We're fitting a new kitchen and we're going to fit 70mm x 3000mm splashbacks (the same colour as the worktop). Can anyone advise, should we put the splashback onto the wall first, then the tile above this, or the other way around, put the tile on first and then put he splashback on top...
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    Worktop lighting (under wall units)

    Can anyone advise on ways to run wiring for worktop (under wall unit) lights? We're gonna install a new kitchen soon and have 20w (12v) worktop lights than come with a small transformer (2 lights per tranny). I guess i could either plug these into a normal socket which i think would look...
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    replacing sliding door with a glass paned sliding door

    Hi folks, We currently have a normal door (not solid wood) separating the kitchen and hall and would like to replace this with something to let in more light into the kitchen (when door is closed) and looks more stylish than this 1980's thing we have now. As we are putting a new kitchen in...
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    immersion heater mandatory with new combi-boiler?

    Does anyone know if its a legal requirement to have the immersion heater in the hot water tank wired up when you still use the tank with a new combi boiler? I have to remove some wiring as its non compliant which will mean the immersion heater switch not being supplied, which is no problem as...
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    routed cables underneath windowsill!

    I wonder if someone can shed any light on this for me? We recently moved into a 1950s house and have redecorated most rooms and have now come to the downstairs loo, which i think used to be a pantry many years ago, underneath the stairs. They\\\'ve put a small corner sink underneath the...
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