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    Heating won't turn off

    I think it's more like the boiler is ignoring input from the thermostat or even the heating control next to the boiler and just heating and heating and heating. Setting the heating control to off, seems to be being ignored. If the valve was sticking that would cause the pump to run, but...
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    Heating won't turn off

    Hi - woke up today to a house at 26 degrees. Thermostat not clicking when turned up and down. Set heating and hot water both to off on the panel under the boiler, and went and bought a replacement thermostat from B&Q. However when I got home the house was still boiling even though I had turned...
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    Laying solid wood around stairs

    Hi, any advice on this would be really appreciated. Laying solid wood flooring in the hallway where the stairs lead up. Stairs have a curve to the edges, so wont be able to continue the beading around them, so do I need to cut under the stairs and continue the floor underneath? If so, is there...
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    Dip in chipboard subfloor - Laying Oak T&G On Top

    There doesn't seem to be an easy/damage free way to get the chipboard up. It's T&G. I assume the only way to inspect under it would be to cut holes in it. The sag/dip isn't noticeable until you put a long board down and then you can see it 'bridging'
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    Dip in chipboard subfloor - Laying Oak T&G On Top

    I have read some of the other threads re: screeds/leveling compounds, etc. However, covering the floor (big room) in ply followed by the self leveling compounds seems pretty epic, and I want to check if it's nessesary. So in the room I am laying, there is a portion where the chip board has...
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    Underlay - Sub floor chip board except around fire place

    I'm not sure to be honest. Don't know how to get it up. No sign of screw, etc.
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    Underlay - Sub floor chip board except around fire place

    No I think it was built like that. I assume to give some distance between the fires heat and the chipboard. No idea how far it goes down. Do you think it would be sensible to paint it with some kind of damp sealant before hand? Or just don't worry about it.
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    Underlay - Sub floor chip board except around fire place

    OK I'm on to my third room - the biggy. Laying solid oak T&G. I have been using standard foam underlay as recomended by 'Wood You Like'. However, pulled up carpet in the lounge and around the fire place is a foot of concrete (rest of room is chip board like the other rooms). Do I just...
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    Doorway Dividers Between Oak Floored Rooms

    Do you have any samples (and for you flat bead)? And are they not available finished? Thanks
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    Doorway Dividers Between Oak Floored Rooms

    Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes that's exactly what I mean. What is the best 'walk-in' store for this kind of thing (as opposed to internet only). Looked in Homebase - they seem to only have the laminate variety. I want to see the stuff in the flesh against my boards, etc. Thanks.
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    Doorway Dividers Between Oak Floored Rooms

    What are the options for door dividers (sorry not sure what the correct word is for them) between two rooms both with solid oak flooring. I've seen the laminate wood effect ones in homebase, is there a wood alternative? Thanks for all help.
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    Expansion Gap On The Tongue Side

    Great help. Thanks very much. The divider thing has been niggling me as I felt I was doing the 'poor mans job' of it, so good to know that the professional approach. Will look at the flat beeding - sounds good. Right - I've put it off long enough....better get started. Thanks again. I'm...
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    Expansion Gap On The Tongue Side

    I'm doing a few rooms. The widest being 3.73. I'm not going to do the rooms contiguous as it's quite a lot of flloor space, and will add up expansion gap wise. So will but dividers at the doors. I've deliberated about this a lot as it would look much better if it flows between the rooms, but...
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    Expansion Gap On The Tongue Side

    I'm sure I'm being thick here, but, just about to lay my floor (solid oak tongue and groove). Instructions say leave expansion gap of 12mm to 14mm. If I leave 12 mm between the tongue and the skirting, then the quarant/beading doesn't quite reach the board surface leaving a bit of a gap. I...
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    Underlay between chip board and solid oak flooring

    Cool - thanks for the help.
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    Underlay between chip board and solid oak flooring

    Hi, I'm sure this has been asked a million times - I have had a scan though. So apologies in advance. I'm laying solid oak boards on top of a chip board floor. I've bought the silver lined foam underlay with vapour barrier (see homebase link below), but I have a nagging doubt that I've bought...
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