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    Nice toona gate motors

    Hi We have the Toona 4024 arms installed to the gates to our estate and they are working fine. However, due to the number of properties on the estate, we have issues form time to time whereby one resident is exiting as one is arriving. They both press the fob (on2e) to open the gate but it just...
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    Retrofit UFH

    We are currently looking at carry out some improvements in our 7year old new build semi detached home, namely new flooring (Kardean or similar), remodeling the kitchen and a few other bits and pieces. One thing I always wished was that we installed UFH to the ground floor when the house was...
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    Metal shed flooring

    I have an 8x10' metal shed in the garden on a concrete base, with the shed bolted down to a wooden floor. Been in for about 3years now. The constant issue I have the edges inside the shed getting very wet and the moisture sub sequentially travelling along the wooden floor further in to the shed...
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    Garden power and lighting

    I have just had the garden re-landscaped and ran in some SWA's for garden power and lighting (separate cables/circuits). As the lights have a bulkier plug transformer, a standard outdoor socket isn't going to work, therefore my plan was to accommodate two metal clad sockets (one for each...
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    Seal black limestone patio?

    Just had a new path and patio area laid using black (Charcoal) limestone pavers. I have seen recommendations to seal it to stop it getting algae, etc. However we like the black look from when its wet and I have seen a coupe of companies advertising colour enhancing sealer or a satin wet look...
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    Existing utility room changes

    I have an existing utility room that I am doing some work in to make it more usable. Currently I have 40mm waste pipe work servicing the washing machine. The washer has a U bend at the end of the pipework. What do I need to do here to be able to extend the pipe work around the room bay about...
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    New build toilet flushing issues

    Hi Moved in to a new build property about 8 months ago but noticed the downstairs toilet hasn't been flushing correctly for the last couple of months, i.e. the water doesn't go at once and often tissue is still left in the bowl. The toilet cistern butts up to a boxed out section which contains...
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    Need a WRAS approved plumber, Oldham

    Hi We are currently on a shared water feed and want to go on a dedicated feed. This has been approved by UU but we need the internal works carrying out ASAP. The front garden is barely 4' to the boundary wall from the house and is currently soil, etc., so minimal trenching. However need a...
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    Low pressure, fit a storage tank?

    Hi Our terraced house is on a shared water main with 5 other properties, which up until the last 12 months has been acceptable, just. However since then the pressure seems to have dropped around 25%. The main issue this causes is that we have our condensing boiler in the loft as this was...
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    Side bath panels

    Not sure if this would be the best place to put this, apologies if not! Had a bath installed a little while ago and wasn't happy with the progress of the plumber in other aspects and as such it wasn't completed with a side panel. Isue being tha bath is higher than normal due to conflicts...
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    Can't increase boiler pressure

    Hi We had a Sime Ecomfort HE 35 condensing boiler fitted about 18months ago and noticed in the last few months that the HW was quite slow, and more importantly causing the thermostatic shower to fluctuate!!! I have checked the pressure on the front gauge and noticed that the needle is...
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    Sliding loft storage doors

    Hi Just had the loft strengthened and boarded out and want to make it look a bit tidy and also use the eves for smaller storage. Been looking around for sliding track sets at around 3.2m to go from side to side, but they seem really expensive at around £40 per set for a two way! Is this...
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    Downrating a 6mm cable?

    Hi We have an onsuite electric haower being serviced by a 6mm from a 32A breaker. However the shower is just about to be changed to a thermostatic shower, with light and fan fed the lighting circuit via a siwtch height isolator in the bedroom. Three things; The cable is routed up the side...
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    Wall lights

    Hi We have some wall lights already installed, but want to change them. We have found some new lights that we want but they have a flex and a plug on them. Are these suitable to have the tails cut off and be wired directly in to the existing wiring and be controlled via light switch...
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    What Amp rating for the kitchen?

    Hi Recevntly had the CU upgraded from a 2way wired box to a split load RCB box. The sparky has speperated the rings/radials as you would expect, but has put the kitchen on a 16A breaker, with the ceramic hob on a seperate breaker. The problem comes when we have the around 4 applicances on at...
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    Roof vents

    Hi Recently strengthened my loft floor and starting to use it as a causal study area/retreat. I have an openable loft window fitted, but usually close it at night. With all the warm weather and lack of breeze, it has been somewhat warm up there. Therefore can I fit a couple of roof vents to...
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    What is this called?

    I have seen a metal finishing strip fixed in between two wall plasterboards in an office environment when the boards arent skimmed, just papered. For some reason I cant seem to find out what it is called or where to get. Any takers? CP
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    Glass cabinet/cupboard doors

    Been looking around an finding either limited sizes, or limited costs! I am putting a cupboard in to the chimney breast in the bathroom and want to dor it with frosted glass doors, rather wooden doors. Something around 700mm high and 500mm wide or doubling up on 250mm's. Can anyone recomend...
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    cupboard in chimney breast

    Hi I am having an new bathroom suite ftted, and to creat some storage I am looking at 'building' in to the chimney breast. The chimney isnt in use and the cupboard I want will be around 1Mx0.6M, which I will put in a concrete lintel boarded out inside, then put some doors on. What I need...
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    Boarding out the loft

    Hi all I am looking at boarding out the loft for some storage and possibly a bean bag/futon so I have somewhere to go and study a couple of times a week out of the way. I am also routing some new cables and pipework through the loft, along with increasing the insulation, so am considering...
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