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    Carpet not gripping

    Hi everyone, I’m attempting to fit a new carpet into a bedroom. First time I’ve tackled a full room, but it’s 2.8x3.6 box so should be as easy as they come. However... I can’t get the carpet to grip to the grippers! Some info: I’ve put grippers round the skirting with a 6mm gap (seemed to be...
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    Connecting 40mm waste to concealed cistern soil

    Hi all, I have a Bauhaus concealed cistern and frame, and need to connect a 40mm waste pipe from 2 basins. Here's the setup: The WC pan will connect to a 110mm soil pipe coming straight up from the floor. The cistern comes with a 90 deg fitting that goes from 110mm plain end at the bottom, to...
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    Attaching rafters to ledger board and wall plate

    Hi there, I'm having our garage roof replaced (flat roof ~5 degrees), and it's a lean to against nextdoor's house. The roofer has fixed a 147x47 timber against the lean to wall as a ledger board, and a treated 97x47 timber on top of the opposite wall as a wall plate. First question: They have...
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    Earth cable mystery

    Hi, I've just had an old garage roof taken off, and i've just been running some new armoured cable to replace the old standard twin and earth that used to feed that building (surprisingly wasn't in very good shape!). The roofers cut off the old twin and earth when they removing the old roof...
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    Bad taste in cold water - unvented system

    Hi all, We have a very similar problem to that described in this post: http://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/rubber-taste-in-cold-water-unvented-cylinder-system.355821/ Our cold water supply runs in our loft space. It goes into a valve of some sort. I was under the impression that it was some...
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    Insulating 10mm plastic pipe to radiators

    Hi all, I'm running a new central heating loop in the loft space of our bungalow, to replace the old loop that runs round the inside of the walls. The plan is to have a 22mm loop that T's off to 10mm down each wall in a chase to each radiator. Apart from in the lounge, all the down...
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    Damp problem possible multiple causes - please help!

    Hi all, I hope someone here can help me sort this problem once and for all. I'll try and explain the problem in as much detail as I can... I have the ground floor of a 1900 semi and have a damp problem on the outside walls of the two front bedrooms. The construction is solid random stone...
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    Hardwall and waterproofing

    Hi, I'm renovating a 1900 house with stone walls. There was a problem with penetrating damp and on the affected walls I stripped away most of the old render and plaster, except in a couple of places at the bottom where the render was very hard s&c which stopped the damp. I have had a...
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