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    Stair threshhold

    Agreed. Thanks. I will go to the timber shop and get some stair nosing. Would you just nail it to the subfloor or glue it?
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    Stair threshhold

    Hi I need to add a stair threshhold to bridge the height difference of the floor and stairs. The floor is engineered and I bought a thresh when I bought the floor but wasn't sure what to get so took a punt. So can I / should I use the purchased threshold strip of get something more suitable...
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    Immersion heater tripping water in plastic thermostat cap

    No. Not frequently below room temperature. I just thought the water might have dripped down but watched it for 30 min with immersion on and the water tap on and it was dry.It had a good teaspoonful of water I poured out the cap on first inspection. It is old and yeah. I'll get the immersion swapped.
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    Immersion heater tripping water in plastic thermostat cap

    Hi Immersion is tripping and I found water , looked like condensation in cap. I can't see any obvious leaking but there is oxidisation. The top connection looks a bit ropey! Is more than likely trickling down from that top connection? Thanks
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    That's what I thought but it looked like but thought it might catch the bearing. Maybe leave it out!
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    Got bearings changed no bother other than a mystery spring washer!? Where does that go?
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    Great info John. So I need to disconnect the fan using the allen key access hole and it will be in that area? I haven't taken that bit apart yet. Wife and kids are in now so It will have to be a stealth swap out when time is right. I bought two bearings though so that's a good start.
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    Ah it's my house Mike so I'm paying the bills!
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    No. Just the one I could see when I undid the back of the motor housing. Where is the other one!?
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    Noisy bearings on Oil Burner

    Hi I have a noisy boiler on my Greenstar Utility 18/25 boiler. I took the motor off the back and replaced the bearing (6202zz- Thank you burnerman john ) on the fan as there was a little movement on it I also had to replace the drive cog pipe that connects fan to pump as this had snapped. It is...
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    Filling out plaster around window

    I did the other three sides tonight but only got one coat on as ran out of time had to take kids to light show. Some bits ok and some bits rougher than tarzans feet. I tried to fix a bit with a brush and just made a mess. Picture attached. I found it difficult to get in the swing with such...
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    Filling out plaster around window

    Just read about the easyfill. That was plan B actually. I had a go at the two coat method. Just a small area but trying to fill that gap was tricky for a rookie. Once second coat was on I left it for 15 mins then tried to flat it out but it was picking up a bit so guessing I should have tried to...
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    Filling out plaster around window

    Still not great photo.
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    Filling out plaster around window

    Hi. Got a small area to plaster around a window and was wondering if it was best to fill this gap so it blended better or just follow the contour of the board? I'm thinking fill the gap as it will look better?
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    Velux window beading

    I have tweaked the beading so I dropped the right hand bead down so that it lines up now and I think I can feather in the edges around the base.
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    Vicrorian wall corner repair

    It's only going to take a few minutes to knock the filler out and get back to brick so I'm not too worried. I could post some pictures but I feel like I'm doing the painter a dis-service when he just patched it up to try and help and everyone starts laughing! It's not pretty and probably won't...
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    Velux window beading

    Hi, Velux window boarded and dodgy gaps filled with board adhesive. The ceiling is lath and plaster and bit bumpy so I have added some plaster board to level the walls out with a view to filling the gap. The problem is that when I offer up the corner beading the front and sides line up but the...
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    Vicrorian wall corner repair

    Hi. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the comments. Cancel the painter!? Are you going to tell her?! The painter has been. Bless him he chucked a bag of easyfill into that wall and painted it! never had the conversation about repairing it as I was keeping out of it so this repair will have...
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    Vicrorian wall corner repair

    The other side is fine. The failing plaster i am pretty sure is due to a poor repair job from an electrical cable that was almost buried in the plaster . The cable has been removed causing the gaps. No evidence of contamination or anything. I'll have a think. I have some board and dab already so...
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    Vicrorian wall corner repair

    Thanks. It's ground floor and yes it's corner of a chimney stack. I hadn't thought about adding plasterboard but that will be much easier to get a level finish i imagine. I might well do that. I have a couple of levels I was going use. I don't have anything to drop a plumb line from or would you...
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