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    Advice on cast-iron fireplace installation

    Thanks both of you. Yes I am weighing up the hassle factor and if the missus didn't have such as strong desire for an open fire I would have the fireplace built over. One other solution is to go for a self contained stove instead, with no requirement for a flue, and get a professional...
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    Advice on cast-iron fireplace installation

    Hi, We have pulled down the old brick fireplace in our dining room in order to install an older bedroom style cast-iron fireplace that we just had sandblasted. We hope to use this for small fires in the winter and I have some questions that I would appreciate any comments on- - is there a...
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    Simple garage partition

    Thanks again. I guess I would need to go to Jewsons during the week for MR pasterboard rather than the usual domestic outlets?
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    Simple garage partition

    thanks. no I simply want to build a partition to keep all the usual garage things seperate from ceramics storage
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    Simple garage partition

    Hi, We have a detached flat roofed garage in our back garden that has 2 x entrances (double doors at the front and side door at the back) We would like to put a partiton in it so that my wife can use the back of the garage as a storage space for her ceramics, couple of questions:- _ I...
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    Double post in error

    Double post in error
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    Building a step edge onto an existing concrete path

    Thanks for that. I had seem some videos for step repair where the repairer drilled bolts into the step so that if will provide extra strength http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1smrLU7bgOY
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    Building a step edge onto an existing concrete path

    Well I am going to try this tonight. Any thoughts peeps? Looking for tips on the following - concrete mix i.e sharp sand to mortar ratio? - is there a bonding agent I should apply the existing path concrete surface? thanks
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    Building a step edge onto an existing concrete path

    Hi, Recently we dug up the old patio in order to drop the level of it so that it is 6 inches below the damp proof course. We put back the original stones and now the adjoining garden path is higher than the patio and has an uneven edge. The path is made of concrete / pebble mix and I am...
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    Patio cock up

    Hi, Last weekend I finished laying my patio and had followed various online tips & tricks. This week I have reviewed the 45 large paving stones to find that 9 of them are slighly wobbly. I think I may have been 2 x stingy with the cement as I started at 6 to 1 sharp sand to cement but then...
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    Some questions on Laying a patio

    thanks for the tips guys
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    Some questions on Laying a patio

    Hi, Recently dug up our old patios as it was above the damp proof course -previous owner :( Anyway I have some questions I hope some one could help me on 1) I have a bunch of existing paving stones that are in good condition but it looks likely I will have to cut some of them and they...
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    Ideal Isar boiler - CH not working

    Had the same symptom with a d on the boiler and HW was fine but no CH. Read your comment and looked round the house and spotted that my todler daughter must have been in downstairs toilet and left a tap trickling. Excellent thread - thanks gasman28.
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    Drainage at bottom of downpipe is blocked

    Thanks. I got a pressure washer on the job last night. The stuff that came out didn't half honk! anyway we shall see. BTW what do you mean by "one shot"? Do you mean like a shot of whisky :lol:
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    Drainage at bottom of downpipe is blocked

    Hi, We have 1930s semi with a bay window that suffering penetrating damp on the internal plaster. Today I noticed that the gutter was completely overflowing and found that the whole downpipe was full of water causing it to overflow onto the wall :( Anway I have traced the plastic...
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    Where to buy silica sand

    Hi thanks for the reply I live in Newbury, Berks. I had a brianwave and realised that silica sand is also sold at aquarium shops. I am wonder if admixture like this will do the job http://www.screwfix.com/prods/74335/Building/Building-Chemicals/Cementone-Freeflo-Admixture-Orange-5Ltr...
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    Where to buy silica sand

    Hi, Back in Jan I posted about a sandstone repair I was going to make and PBoyofderry replied that I should mix up- "mixture of 3 x silica sand to 1 x cement add a water proofing admixture" http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=212088&highlight= Just wondered where I would get...
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    Fixing Bathroom mirror to wall

    thanks you so you mean something like this:- http://www.tapes-direct.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=722&zenid=a4sqp4hh22aaij5i7i9f8ij7k5
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    Fixing Bathroom mirror to wall

    Hi, So I purchased a flat bathroom mirror and have found that I will be unable to drill it into the tiled wall at the position I want (to close to edge of tile means I might split tile). Anway I am wondering if I could use an adhesive instead and if so what would be the best glue /agent to...
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    Re-fitting/soldering copper tee joint

    I have a solder ring 15:22:22 tee I fitted that is leaking after I turned the water back on so I drained down the system and removed it using my butane torch.. I am wondering if I could resolder another tee onto the the same pipework after I have rubbed them down with emery? (they still have...
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