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    Stair wall question

    Thanks Vinn I would really like to remove it and have both walls the same. Plasterer is doing walls and ceiling anyway. Just wanted to ensure there are no other risks involved if I remove it. It seems to be just cosmetic. Jim
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    Stair wall question

    Thanks for your quick reply.
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    Stair wall question

    Hi I want to re-do my stair walls to have a handrail either side. At present, the left hand wall has this timber extrusion - see pics. what is it's purpose? Could it be load-bearing? Can I saw it off level with plasterboard to have the whole wall plastered flush? The house is a Wimpey timber...
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    Thank you crank39 the northwesthardware one looks identical. Got a local locksmith calling in tomorrow - I'll show him this one. Jim PS will let you know outcome.
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    I've managed to post a pic! Hope it's not too big. Here is the mechanism with the loose latch crank39 I think it would be called an aluminium door. Jim
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    Update Hi Cancel below message I have now removed the lock. However, I can't access the latch return spring. The lock is held together with three tabs and I feel if I open them things may fly around. Any advice appreciated to open and fix latch return. Thanks Jim I'm really still stuck with...
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    Thank you crank39 I think you are right that the brass rods unscrew, but I can't get at them. I looked at the top and the shootbolt guide is a fairly thick aluminium plate and it seems to be held by rivets. Hence the difficulty getting at them. Might have to consider drilling out the rivets...
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    OOPS! Pics not showing. Any advice please - I clicked image and inserted the photobucket url.
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    How to remove old union upvc door lock with shootbolts.

    Hi The latch on my back door is not returning fully so I suspect a broken spring. I'd like to try a repair but do not know how to disconnect the top and bottom shootbolts which seem controlled by long screwed rods attached to the gearbox. They seem inaccessible. See pics. Any suggestions, please?
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    Securit 700L - repair or replace?

    Engineer arrived and repaired the keypad. It all seemed fine then keypad opened again - little securing tab broken. Wife decided for peace of mind to go for upgrade. Replaced panel and keypad with Scantronic 9651PD. reasonable price and peace of mind restored. Thanks for help and advice. Jim
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    Securit 700L - repair or replace?

    Sparkymarka you are right! My mistake - my keypad has 6 zones. Do you think the ebay one will be OK? Thank you Jim
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    Securit 700L - repair or replace?

    Thanks for the replies. There is a replacement keypad listed on ebay - slightly different as it has 8 zones and mine has just 4. I think the retaining pin has come out of the keypad. Perhaps the engineer can clean and repair it. The system has been very reliable so this could be worth a try. Jim
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    Securit 700L - repair or replace?

    Hi, I have a hard wired Alarm system - Securit 700L installed in 1996. It has 4 PIRs, ie 4 zones. The other day my wife went to set it and the keypad sort of fell apart. I have booked a service call for Wednesday but I am wondering whether to cancel and book an estimate for replacing the...
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    Can anyone ID this bathroom tap logo please?

    Thank you for your replies. I just thought knowing the maker might help in search for cartridge. I'll do as you suggest, newboy. Cheers Jim
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    Can anyone ID this bathroom tap logo please?

    Hello again I have a dripping tap in the bathroom basin and I want to replace the cartridge. There is a capital letter B engraved on the lever. Does anyone know the maker, please? Many thanks Jim
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    carpet gripper to concrete floor with edge problems?

    That too is my worry. I did consider the Ucan flexible filler which goes from 20mm to feather edge but I felt the 25Kg was more than I needed. Perhaps I'll change it. There are a very few deeper areas but most of it is only a tile depth. I googled microcoat and found it, but it's rather...
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    carpet gripper to concrete floor with edge problems?

    Thanks for your replies. My main concern is to have a substrate that will take & hold the new grippers. I won't be playing snooker but I do need a level surface for the reason above. I'm not sure what a microcoat is (I'll google it) but I have primed the surface with 1:4 pva solution...
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    carpet gripper to concrete floor with edge problems?

    Hi, our lounge has a concrete floor covered with thermoplastic tiles. When the carpet was laid the gripper nails broke the brittle tiles at the edges of the floor and a little damage to concrete surface. I am now completely redecorating and have lifted all the carpet gripper leaving an...
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    LED driver?

    OK not sure on number of transformers - going into loft shortly to check. Markings on lamps are: 12V ~ 50Hz - 5W, 3000k, 620mA IAN 01149 - model no Z31540A I'll let you know what I find. Thanks Jim
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    LED driver?

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, the originals are 12v. Must be in parallel as one has been out and other 3 still light. I just tried all 4 in place and one stays lit the others come on then instantly off - not blown as I can repeat this. If I replace the existing transformer with this it...
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