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    Squeaky Stairs

    Would it be worth adding a supporting timber the width of the step on the underside? couple more photos
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    Squeaky Stairs

    Hi I’ve had a look at the stairs and looking for more advice. from the underside the issue seems to be movement between the step and riser, someone has previously attempted to glue and screw but it’s failed, I’ve been able to tap a wedge between the two. I’ve attached a photo, does anyone...
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    Squeaky Stairs

    Thanks, I’ll order some timber wedges from Amazon and get them in first, apply some glue and then fit some blocks to brace it
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    Squeaky Stairs

    Hi I’m attempting to fix the squeaky stair issue from underneath the stairs, the house was built in the 80’s and over the last couple of years they have got worse. I’ve seen a could of bits online but wondered what’s the best way, I was thinking glue round the joins and screw a 2x2 to the...
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    Door lining internal dimension

    Hi for a 610mm door what would the internal dimension of the door lining need to be, looking at a 762mm lining it measures 770mm so I’m assuming it needs to be 618mm but want to double check thanks
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    Cutting Roof Trusses

    Ok thanks, I’ll cut an inspection hole and find a structural engineer thanks
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    Cutting Roof Trusses

    Hi not sure if this would be better in the carpentry forum or not... I purchased my house with and extension already built in 2008, I want to remove the ceiling a vault it which would mean cutting away the ceiling joists. Would I need a roofer to look at it to determine if additional supports...
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    Radiator balancing

    Hi I’ve been trying to balance my radiators and after the hearings been on for a 10 mins and settled most of the radiators are reaching around 50 degrees while 3 are just 26 degrees. question is do I restrict some of the ones reaching 50 degrees on the lock shield or open it to allow the water...
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    Drainage in existing driveway

    Mmm, yes reading into it I believe the soak away must by 5m from the house. fitting an Aco and running a drain off down the side of the house isn’t the worst idea to be honest, but if work but doable thanks
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    Drainage in existing driveway

    Hi I have a detached house and the drive slopes down towards the garage with no drainage in front of the garage, the water runs down the drive into the path to the side of the garage. so I want to put a Aco drain in front of the garage but not sure where I can run the water to, there isn’t any...
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    Raised bed lining

    Thanks I’ll get some ordered, had I realised I would have fitted it as I built it! There is a gap between the soil and the timber at the moment so if I were to drop it down the gap I could fix the top and the bottom would have to be held with the soil
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    Raised bed lining

    Hi I’ve built a raised bed which is a retaining wall as well, i was talking to a friend who said I should line the inside of the sleepers, just looking for advice, picture below. I was initially thinking of putting gravel between the soil and the sleeper so it just drains but now I’m not so...
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    Green star i24

    Thanks, had someone out in the end, apparently it’s the gas valve, makes sense, yes the blue light is flashing as well, it tries to fire up but just cuts out again
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    Green star i24

    Hi I have a Greenstar i24 boiler which I noticed had the reset light flashing, the pressure was on 0 - it’s in the loft so I hadn’t noticed it. I filled it back up and pressed reset for 3 seconds, it tries to fire up but it locks out again Any ideas or do I need someone out? thanks
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    What kind of base

    What should I lay sleepers onto, I can’t imagine straight onto soil is ideal so I was thinking of concrete square pads at the end of each sleep so they have some support is the best way or lay a try mix under the sleepers so it goes off over time Thanks
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    Sleepers used for steps

    Ok thanks, would you lay them straight on the ground or on a bed of gravel? Thanks
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    Sleepers used for steps

    Hi I'm looking at rebuilding a retaining wall from railway sleepers laid flat so they are 200mm wide and 100mm high, it will be 2 x U shaped sections 5m long x 300mm deep (small flower bed) but I have some questions. The steps between the two levels has been built using a pre made step...
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    Real wood floor

    They were fixed with a wood adhesive in the end Thanks
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    Real wood floor

    Basically yes, there’s nothing I can do about the gap opening up I guess it’s just bloody annoying as your eye is drawn to it
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    Real wood floor

    Yes I used a multi tool to cut the door stop and door liner. It seems to have settled down a bit now but at it settled it’s moved / expanded which I guess it would do as it’s wood! is there anything I could try to do to resolve this piece of flooring - see picture 1 Thanks
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