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  1. J

    Very quick question :-)

    Hi, I am just about to decorate my living room which requires a fair bit of work doing to it: So I planned on taking the rad off the wall. I would obviously like to keep the rad off but still heat the rest of the house whilst I'm plastering etc. Is this possible? Thanks
  2. J

    Fire Surround and Grate

    Crikey, sounds more expensive than a new fire!
  3. J

    Fire Surround and Grate

    Hello there, I have a living flame gas fire with a brass surround and brass front-grill/grate thing. I can't afford a new fire but I can't stand the brass. Is it possible to sand it down/key the surface and then paint it with black fire-proof paint? Thank you
  4. J

    Shower Tray

    Thanks for that gcol, I'll take a trip to my local builder's merchants to see what they've got. Also, while I'm here, one more question :) This is a picture of the underside of my shower tray. I've fitted concrete trays before which were easy, but this one is on metal adjustable legs...
  5. J

    Shower Tray

    Thanks gcol. I was well-prepared for tanking the walls before tiling.... then I got my adhesive, which is this stuff: And the directions were to PVA 5:1 with water before tiling. It doesn't mention tanking per-se. The stuff says it's water repellent and is especially for tiling...
  6. J

    Shower Tray

    Hi, I'm about to fit a quadrant shower tray in the corner of my newly-plastered bathroom. I've just offered the tray up to the wall and it seems on of the walls bows out near the corner so there is around a 1cm gap between the tray and the wall. I want to tile the enclosure, what's the...
  7. J

    What are these tiles?

    HTH
  8. J

    Cutting hole for extractor fan

    I need to cut a hole in my bathroom ceiling which has been freshly boarded and plastered. What's the best way to cut a 100mm circular hole in the ceiling?
  9. J

    Poly Pipes and Service valves

    Excellent, thanks. I would feel better having poly-service valves though. Do these exist?
  10. J

    Poly Pipes and Service valves

    Can I use these service valves with polypipe? The pipes have pipe-stiffener inserts in and they don't seem to leek under pressure. Thanks,
  11. J

    Skirting

    Dulux, any tips on fitting with gripfill, the walls aren't quite straight so I assume I'll have to screw/nail to boards in places too?
  12. J

    Skirting

    Hi, What would you recommend the best way is to secure skirting to walls which aren't very true. The walls are brick. Thanks.
  13. J

    Simple question

    Thanks for that, so when I've tested the circuit between the switch and the bunch of reds and I find that it opens/closes when the lightswitch is on/off...... what do I do then!?
  14. J

    Simple question

    Thanks for that. I didn't keep a note of how they were connected up and I can't seem to make sense of the wiki pictures. Maybe I shouldn't look at them when I've just got up from nights. Anyway, here's picture: From left to right..... The switch? Earths, Lives, Neutrals. Which one...
  15. J

    Simple question

    I've tried searching but I can't quite find what I need... ... I am going to be fitting spotlights once the ceilings have been plastered. The existing wiring for the light has 4 wires, live, neutral, earth and a second live (which I presume is the switch). I obviously only need a live...
  16. J

    Really simple question....

    .... I need to take a couple of rads off for the plasterer to skim the walls and to paint behind them... The combi boiler is turned off, am I right that I just need to bleed to air out of the rads by opening those valves at the top (technical name) and then turn the nobs at the bottom to...
  17. J

    12v or 240v lights

    And also, what brands of transformers would you recommend as being reliable and cost-effective (cheap) :)
  18. J

    12v or 240v lights

    sorry to drag up an old topic but I have a question I wanted to ask and did a search first.... .... I have the same initial question but the decider is: Do 12v use less electricity than 240v? Cheers!
  19. J

    Quick bit of help

    Excellent. Cheers.
  20. J

    Quick bit of help

    Hi, I've done a search but couldn't find exactly what I wnated... ... I'm adding a socket to my wall, I've cut it into the plaster and got the box in place. My question is, I want to run the single socket from the ring main in the dining room, it's going to be for an LCD tv mounted on...
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