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    Advice on trowel notch size for bathroom floor mosaics please

    Thanks for the reply! In the end I'd already gone ahead and followed my gut (which has tiling experience of one other bathroom ever, lol) and used the 8mm. I thought I wanted a good thick bed and it would help take out any unevenness on my manually shaped fall to the drain in the sunken shower...
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    Advice on trowel notch size for bathroom floor mosaics please

    Hello, Would appreciate a bit of sense check on the advice I've been given by the tile shop on trowel sizes. I'm doing a bathroom where the floor will be mostly 60x60cm tiles but with a 5x5cm mosaic version of the same tile in the shower area. This shower area I have also sunk down 12.5mm when...
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    Wallpapering over existing vinyl bathroom wallpaper

    Thanks for the reply. I couldn't ignore yet another person saying don't do it, so took a deep breath and started pulling the existing off the plasterboard. Has made a bit of a mess of the plasterboard paper, but with some sanding and some repair in places it will be OK to line then go over...
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    Wallpapering over existing vinyl bathroom wallpaper

    Hi, The existing wallpaper in my basement apartment bathroom I am renovating is stuck like **** directly to plasterboard and there seems no way I can get it off without destroying the plasterboard itself. I'd appreciate some advice on papering over the existing bathroom paper. I've read...
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    Biltong box - need to power a 100W bulb and a 12V fan

    I dunno - soggy biltong? If you make your biltong thinner sliced so it works in a jerky machine, but otherwise the same recipe as biltong, is it still biltong? Bilky? Questions like these need answers.
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    Biltong box - need to power a 100W bulb and a 12V fan

    I thought BAS was joking, but then... it's BAS :) I'd wager that a controllable food dehydrator that can produce beef jerky would have a pretty good stab at biltong
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    Biltong box - need to power a 100W bulb and a 12V fan

    Seems like OP's scheme isn't too far away from the 'real thing'... http://www.yuppiechef.com/mellerware.htm?id=7611&name=Mellerware-Biltong-King-and-Food-Dehydrator Sadly likely not available over here. But why not just get something like this and stop messing around...
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    Please help me understand my new house electrics

    OK now i'm more confused :(. I popped off a cover to investigate further and I measure 225 V between all phases as if it's a delta connected system. All the twin pole MCBs are just wired up between two phases. So how the heck is my cooker hob 380 V?? Maybe it isn't - need to get another cover...
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    Please help me understand my new house electrics

    I found this interesting reading on the subject... http://www2.schneider-electric.com/documents/technical-publications/en/shared/electrical-engineering/dependability-availability-safety/low-voltage-minus-1kv/ect173.pdf It even mentions Norway being IT a few times. Still doesn't mean I have...
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    Please help me understand my new house electrics

    Hmmm good point RF - thanks. I ought to be able to find a metal spike somewhere. It's a shame I don't have the nice MFT I used in the UK over here, though.
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    Please help me understand my new house electrics

    Woo a reply :). Thanks! Man I thought everybody would be up for stimulating discussion on the intricacies of different network types. No??? :) I'm really not sure to be honest. It's a couple of sources I read they are strange and use IT over here. Probably Wikipedia quality of sources though...
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    Attractive consumer unit?

    I've been away a few years - nice to know nothing has changed :). Wouldn't be DIYNot without Ban being controversial :). Always right of course. So what did we miss?
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    Please help me understand my new house electrics

    Hello, Not been on here for a few years. This place was a great help during my renovation including full DIY rewire. That all went fine in the end - notified, did all work myself including inspection and testing, submitted EIC and got my completion cert (and added to some council approved...
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    ffs

    If you look at the far end there are fixings going in diagonally through the noggin into the vertical. Maybe same arrangement on bottom RH? Gonna be fun cutting the plasterboard for that lot.
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    GU10 vs Low Voltage?

    60 degrees? Meh. I got some 120 degree beam angle LED GU10s. Very happy with their 'evenly spread room illumination'.
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    Future proofing for LED

    Why transformers at all? Why not just use 230V fittings/lamps? EDIT: Doh - necro-post
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    Smoke Alarm conflict of regs ?

    Mine are on their own RCBO. They are battery backup ones and indicate if the mains power is off. I'd be suprised if any battery backup ones dont indicate mains failure??? They'll at least warn you when the backup batteries start running out, surely?
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    Self wire

    DIY wiring can be done, even a full rewire - myself and others here have done it. I got by with John Whitfield's Electrician's Guide and the OSG, but far more imoprtant than that was a lot of time on here with the search function (and the handy related threads links at the bottom of pages). You...
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    Self wire

    No real need for you to have a tester. If you notify this work, BC will be responsible for inspection and testing. They can now charge for doing this. Unless you can do what I managed to do, and convince your LABC you have the competence to conduct your own testing and submit the full EIC...
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    Wylex or MK split load CU

    Why not ask the electrician what he'd prefer you to supply? Or is your next thread going to describe a misunderstanding between yourself and the electrician regarding who is going to install the CU? ;)
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