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    Salts on the wall.

    Before we started decorating the stairs we saw nothing wrong with the walls just that there weren't as smooth as could be. We then were advised to use skim on top to save taking all the paint off to set a smooth as possible with no skills. Once paint was applied we started getting the salt...
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    Toilet overflowed

    I have a toilet with 2 buttons in one on the cistern, and yesterday it was blocked. Not a issue normally, brush is right next to it and problem solved. It doesn't normally have a over flow problem. Yesterday whilst everything is out of bathroom it's blocked and I'm trying to get the brush it's...
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    My non friends made a hole

    Anyone think this is where a pipe has been ordered do u think Mr rat made it? The painter only just took away the carpet here
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    Kitchen drain

    I have to concrete around the current drain as you will see from the photo. At the same time I'd like to raise it up a little is it fairly easy or should I be cutting and putting elbows on the pipes to aim? Or what would you do? Cheers
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    My non friends made a hole

    Had the pest guy round. Really knowledgeable guy, gave me a few pointers, from sealing around the drains to a couple of holes to fill in the wall. The rat had a lovely meal since last night some rice, noodles, beanfeast, some other bits and my poison. Well at least he has taken it and hopefully...
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    My non friends made a hole

    I saw a length of tail around 4 inch long. Whilst that hole isn't I've already had one rat death in my shed last year, blocked it with metal on bottom of door, have rat or rats on my bin area. Rat broke the new trap. We have kept the back door shut since last summer but he has been around
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    My non friends made a hole

    Ok it's rats. I saw a tail go up that hole that had only a few before been filled with wool. Tail I saw was around 4 inch long. Now.gone to rat trap with peanut butter and a bait bag. Should I call in pest control?
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    My non friends made a hole

    Cheers guys as a temp fit I filled the holes with stones wire wool and sealant. As it a cavity wall I suspect if they are already in the walls it's gonna be tough. Haven't been able to seal cracks outside yet as it's been chucking it down. Can anyone tell me what they think of these marks in...
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    My non friends made a hole

    What mix should I do? Also from the next photo do u think they pulled it from inside? I don't remember that being out yesterday. Traps going down today. Not sure how to use poison in the house incase they drag the poison bags out
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    My non friends made a hole

    The hole is 50p size. The area by the step does collect water but also slowly drains away through gravel over concrete. The plastic cover does lift in the middle so I will sort that out No bird table for that reason. Inside of the door is a kitchen with obvious food and pet bowls. We have...
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    My non friends made a hole

    I'm gonna assume.my friends are mice and not the big foot long rat I stopped from getting my my shed. State of home is currently being decorated, with kitchen not on my to do list this year. The plastic step cover is loose, I've covered the hole with metal and gorilla tape and filled the holes...
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    Growth on wall after bubbling

    External and I wouldn't have a clue on the brown colour plaster
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    Growth on wall after bubbling

    Would 50/50 white vinegar help temporarily or even take the wall around the area back to brick plaster then skim? With a baby on the way and other rooms to decorate, this is not what I wanted.
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    Growth on wall after bubbling

    Hi, can anyone help? I put skim on about 3 weeks ago it bubbled in few places. 48-72 hours ago I took a bubble off and just noticed this growth. Any ideas? Cheers
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    Bubbling on fresh skim

    Any one?
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    Bubbling on fresh skim

    Hey guys, I've skimmed patches on a outside wall by my stairs a couple of times. First couple of times there was like a day between first coat then sand, then white wash then top coat pretty much a day between. That was only just over a week ago. I then sanded back the areas a little bit...
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    Caulk or plaster on stair string?

    One bit I nearer 10mm. Still caulk? It's a gap that run for about 10cm from 5-10mm
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    Fresh paint bubbling

    The paint is B and Q tough and durable paint. Just remembered it did have a 80 paint /20 mix and left just a day. The bubble part yes the area around it I have sanded back to plaster to help.it dry out
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    Caulk or plaster on stair string?

    I have plaster missing from the stair string. Gap varies from couple of mill to 5-6 mill. What's best to close this gap caulk or plaster then skim that plaster? It runs the length of the stairs.
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    Fresh paint bubbling

    No to vinyl. Possibly damp but there were several places that I did and it's all around halfway up the stairs. Top and bottom of stairs are good
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