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  1. Lieutenant Columbo

    Can I fit an air conditioning unit above a curtain rail?

    I just checked my measurements again. I only have a 10cm clearance between the top of the unit andvthe ceiling instead of the recommended 15. Nuts. It does day “recommended” though, so perhaps the 10 is permissible?
  2. Lieutenant Columbo

    Can I fit an air conditioning unit above a curtain rail?

    So I have an air conditioning unit i intend to fit. https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/iqool9/electriq-iqool9-air-conditioner The instructions specify very clearly the distances from the adjacent walls and a 15cm clearance from the top of the unit to the ceiling. It also says that the unit...
  3. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    It’s a cream coloured acrylic splashback. If i use a clear silicone on the corner the gap would show through.
  4. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    Ok, thanks very much.
  5. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    Ok, and that would be acceptable? It wouldn’t be a bodge or anything to seal the internal corner?
  6. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    So it’s quite normal to seal the internal corner with mastic? I just want to be absolutely sure since the YouTube videos I’ve watched always end with when they have stuck the panels to the walls. You never see them sealing with mastic, and in the one instance they did the guy used a clear mastic...
  7. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    I’m really not sure which forum to place this question, hope I’ve picked correctly... I’m installing a splashback for the first time, two panels. Where the panels meet there is a gap where the wall is not square. What should i do? Should i run mastic up the corner edge? Are splashbacks meant...
  8. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    I’m really not sure which forum to place this question, hope I’ve picked correctly... I’m installing a splashback for the first time, two panels. Where the panels meet there is a gap where the wall is not square. What should i do? Should i run mastic up the corner edge? Are splashbacks meant...
  9. Lieutenant Columbo

    Splashback

    I’m really not sure which forum to place this question, hope I’ve picked correctly... I’m installing a splashback for the first time, two panels. Where the panels meet there is a gap where the wall is not square. What should i do? Should i run mastic up the corner edge? Are splashbacks meant...
  10. Lieutenant Columbo

    Plastering onto plywood

    Cool, thanks.
  11. Lieutenant Columbo

    Painting plywood

    It’s a different job. No cupboards involved here.
  12. Lieutenant Columbo

    Plastering onto plywood

    Putting plasterboard over the ply isn’t really an option. The plasterboard would jut out from the wall. Obviously i need a flush finish. The rail system sounds like a good idea, I just hope It lines up with the studwork on either end. I intend to hang cupboards right across the wall, so there...
  13. Lieutenant Columbo

    Hanging kitchen cupboards on plasterboard walls

    Guys, thank you so much! I can’t believe the cowboys moany I'm buying my units from didn’t tell me about these.
  14. Lieutenant Columbo

    Painting plywood

    I intend to replace some plasterboard with the same thickness plywood. I want the finish to be indistinguishable from the existing painted plasterboard. Is there a paint or woodfiller or some other product that I can apply to get the desired result?
  15. Lieutenant Columbo

    Hanging kitchen cupboards on plasterboard walls

    What is the best way to hang kitchen cupboards on plasterboard walls? I’ve been told that the gold standard is to cut away a 10” strip of plasterboard where the fixing hooks will go and replace with plywood. Many people that I’ve spoken with don’t trust plasterboard fixing screws. Is there an...
  16. Lieutenant Columbo

    Fixing a shower chair to a plasterboard wall

    My mother is disabled and has a wetroom but no shower chair to sit on. The plasterboard walls are all tiled. Frankly I don’t trust any of the fixing options available. My plan is to remove the tiles on the desired wall and but away the plasterboard and replace with plywood, then retile. Is...
  17. Lieutenant Columbo

    Plastering onto plywood

    I intend to put up some new cupboards in my kitchen. It has been suggested to me that since my walls are plasterboard I should cut away the plasterboard and replace with playwood for a good fixingproble. With that is the finish. There will be about 3-4”around the top and sides of the cupboards...
  18. Lieutenant Columbo

    Adding another light switch and lamp holder

    Ah yes. Just as a suspected. I should get into the loft and somehow get a cable (L/N/E) from the existing light fitting (cdilng rose) and bring it to the new hall light I have installed. Then I need to drop another cable from the new light to the new switch. What I've done is take a cable from...
  19. Lieutenant Columbo

    Adding another light switch and lamp holder

    Yes... with difficulty.
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