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  1. MrsRenovator

    PVC flexible skirting - In a domestic setting?

    Has anyone seen this kind of stuff in a bathroom? It's usually seen in hospitals etc but I'd like to know if it looks tacky in a domestic setting. The reason is that I want something behind a back to wall toilet on a non tiled wall to protect the bottom of the painted wall from the mop and...
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    Pale French Oak - Experienced Person Please!

    I know the fashion is for pale/nude oak, but I love the golden brown of British character oak! So, I need the voice of experience please... I have two new sanded french oak boards. I usually use tung oil. The test result is very pale and light, a touch greyish, not really bringing the wood to...
  3. MrsRenovator

    LVT window sill front trim

    I have very deep window sills in the bathroom, (450mm deep) and I want to put LVT golden oak on them. The walls and reveals are painted, and there is no bullnose or overhang at all. So it's just the depth of the lvt on the front flush edge that will need disguising. Unless I cut a 25mm strip and...
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    Wallpaper: Centre seam or Centre Panel?

    I haven't wallpapered since the early 90's but I'm going to hang some wallpaper on the wall that faces you as you go down to the bottom off the stairs. The wall is 960mm wide. And it has a wall light fitting centrallly, and a light switch towards the left. Should I put a panel up in the...
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    'Low furniture' insulated cistern

    The description 'Concealed cistern' now refers to actually being built into the wall. So it seems that Geberit have concentrated on developing thinner and thinner cisterns and in consequence they are much taller than they used to be. The shorter UP200 states 820mm. So now they call the typical...
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    Replacement for unsuitable plug-in PSU

    I have just bought a Varta universal charger+ This one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Charger-devices-detection-defective/dp/B084RTW66R/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=varta+universal+charger%2B&qid=1625215477&s=electronics&sr=1-4 But it has an EU 2 pin plug on it and no adapter. How...
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    Multipro board and PB mist coat?

    Hello I've used easyfill on 2 dry lined walls, with plasterboard on the walls and multipro in the window reveals. I'm using Leyland hard-wearing Matt for the finish. Can I use this watered down as a mist coat do you think? Multipro advice is to prime the edges with acrylic primer, but I think...
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    Plasterboard Vs MgO board U values

    Just wondering if anyone knows how the U value of PB compares with MgO board? Let's say: 9.5mm PB vs 9mm MgO board I'm really limited for space on the top of a window reveal and want to know if using MgO would make any difference to the insulation level. What do you think? Thanks
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    Can I fill a metal window lintel with expanding foam?

    I've just chipped some of the plaster from the top of a cold window reveal. Above the 10mm of plaster there is a perforated metal window lintel. Icy cold. Also blowing Icy wind though it. No wonder there's so much condensation! Fitted in the early 80's. When I do the internal insulation is...
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    Which of these don't need skimming?

    I can't find the answer from Google. I need to ask a real person please... I'm short of space for covering retrofit internal insulation on window reveals that are attracting condensation. So I'm looking for something slimmer than PB and skim. I've read about 6mm MgO. Also Magnox. (Even after...
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    Earth for steampunky Coughtrie metal lamp

    I had an old Coughtrie outside lamp replaced with a floodlight, so i thought i would make an indoor task light with the old fitting, a sort of steampunk style but without me having to wear victorian clothes. It still has the original ceramic lampholder, which is fine, but no eath lug. I suppose...
  12. MrsRenovator

    Raising outside toilet floor with floor mounted boiler.

    What do you think is the best idea please.... My parents outside toilet (1.6m x 2m) has an oil boiler in the corner of the room. The concrete floor was evidently intended to be tiled, because the floor is about 2cm lower than the concrete threshold. I am not about to have the boiler removed to...
  13. MrsRenovator

    G4 bulb ideas please

    I'm doing a bit of neglected diy/tidy up work at my aging mam and dad's house. Changed kitchen tap, new sealant everywhere, pressure wash path, mend broken catches...all that kind of thing. So I thought it would be a simple 5 minute to replace 2 of the 4 G4 halogen lamps in the bathroom under...
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    Can I fit a P trap outside?

    I've just had a new boiler and am having to rejig my white goods. Ideally I would like to move the tumble dryer 5" to the right, but there is a compression P trap in the way which is too deep. If I fitted a longer drain hose on the washing machine, could I take that through the wall and fit...
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    Paving slabs as coping?

    Hello. I need coping for a metre high brick wall that is approx 30cm depth...and 18.5 m long! I want it flat and concrete coloured. I really like the look of this https://www.roofingsuperstore.co.uk/product/eurodec-50mm-flat-concrete-coping-stone-600mm-x-350mm-grey.html But its nearly £400. The...
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    What does this symbol mean?

    Hello What does this symbol mean on this swan neck light fitting please? The symbol that looks like an F after the 0.5? Can't find it with Google. I'm hoping its an obscure symbol for double insulated. I have 5 x 20w swan neck halogens on a 30-105va transformer. I'd like more lumens this time...
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    Could I learn to use an electric tester?

    Hello, as a general housewife diyer, I can do basic household electrics like replacing sockets, light fittings, tumble dryer elements etc. And I have used a simple little multimeter to find faults in vacuum cleaners, lamps and other small electrical items. But I've just put up an outside light...
  18. MrsRenovator

    Will I need to change all the taps?

    My 1982 Ideal Mexico boiler has died. It lived a happy and contented life. RIP So since I'm already having to shell out a considerable amount for a new boiler, oil tank, replace and reposition a few old radiators etc, I have been contemplating changing to an unvented cylinder. Larger size, and...
  19. MrsRenovator

    Cable to outdoor lamp too short

    Hello. Hope you can help. I fitted a Lap LED floodlight about a month ago. Hurray! We have light! Or, we had light. Whoever the numpty was that had fitted the old light, they had cut the 3 core cable to within 3" of the wall. I managed to connect the new light with difficulty. But no room to...
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    Brick terminology help please

    Hello I want to have a 1m high wall built around my garden. My idea is to have a block centre and face it with bricks both sides. In order to keep the cost down I was wondering if I could have the bricks laid on their long edge. But googling this seems problematic because I don't understand...
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