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  1. AndersonC

    House refurbishment project. Plenty of pictures.

    Totally impressed with what you have achieved here in such a relatively short time. I have been on the "hell and back" journey of renovating an old, not done up for years, bodged about house and it took getting on for 8 years to sort it from top to bottom. Some of the jobs were significantly...
  2. AndersonC

    Cracks appearing - any advice?

    OK, thanks woody. I guess it'll be a repair and see how it goes job.
  3. AndersonC

    Cracks appearing - any advice?

    I am planning to start sorting out one of the worst affected rooms this weekend so will take some photographs. Is it possible that movement of the property could be responsible, even given that it's some 90 years old? Any advice appreciated, thanks.
  4. AndersonC

    Should I have cavity wall insulation?

    You really should consider the purpose of the cavity before having it filled. If the cavity provides ventilation to e.g. the roofspace, then filling it with insulation will prevent it from providing this ventilation, therefore you would have to consider soffit vents or similar if your eaves...
  5. AndersonC

    Cracks appearing - any advice?

    Hello, it's been a while since I posted on here! Sorry - this is a longish post. After ten+ years of renovation I proudly declared our 1920's build terraced house "finished" in summer last year. However, having had a good look around, it would seem that my satisfaction will be short lived, due...
  6. AndersonC

    Best sealant - brick to uPVC frame

    Thanks gents, I will prepare meticulously.
  7. AndersonC

    Best sealant - brick to uPVC frame

    Afternoon. Noted the post below about replacing sealant, this is slightly different. Recently fitted uPVC window and door into brick wall. "Everbuild" silicone sealant was used which I have noted is peeling away by itself (probably due to some sort of shrinkage in the sun). I need to get this...
  8. AndersonC

    Racist suicide Islamic 'snackbar' attacks have started in UK

    If a dog is born in a stable it doesn't make it a horse does it??
  9. AndersonC

    Racist suicide Islamic 'snackbar' attacks have started in UK

    This is the sort of crime that public hanging is a commensurate punishment for. Regardless of the colour of these bastards they deserve not one bit of sympathy and should be strung up then fed to pigs just to rub it in. What the hell is this country doing having such nutters in it? They...
  10. AndersonC

    Central heating and boiler question

    Thanks for the replies, very helpful as ever on this site :D Bolshy - The stop start cycle was occurring over several minutes, with only a few seconds elapsing between each stop/start. I got sick of hearing it so went and turned the room stat in the landing which then stopped it...
  11. AndersonC

    Central heating and boiler question

    Good afternoon all. We have a Vokera Syntesi 35 combi that has been installed for about 6 years. Over that time it has been rather reliable but there have been a couple of niggles that I have never got to the bottom of despite visits from a couple of heating engineers. I thought I'd see if I...
  12. AndersonC

    Two nights a week abstaining...

    What if you drink Newcastle brown which is something like 2.6 units in a bottle? Do you get halfway through the second and throw the rest away? This government is full of stupid ideas.
  13. AndersonC

    Bowsaw blade lengths

    Hi When a length is quoted for a bowsaw blade is this the end to end length, the distance between the fitting pins, or the length of the toothed section of the blade? I need a new one and am a bit confused. Thanks for any advice
  14. AndersonC

    how do i work out how much render i need for a wall

    A good start might be to post in the "Plastering and Rendering" section? :?
  15. AndersonC

    Best way to store doors

    Thanks Richard, and also for the rapid response! Cheers
  16. AndersonC

    Best way to store doors

    I recently got some doors in a sale but am not ready to hang them. Do I need to store them flat or will they be OK leaned against the wall for a couple of months? Thanks
  17. AndersonC

    Dust in smoke alarm

    OK cheers I'll get the vacuum on it and see what happens. You can guarantee that if it doesn't fix it, the alarm WILL go off at about 4am to remind me!!!!
  18. AndersonC

    Dust in smoke alarm

    Hi I posted in the alarms thread regarding a smoke alarm which had decided to go off by itself early one morning, but am still none the wiser. The alarm, which is an ioniser type, has spent many years in a dusty environment; my question is would vacuuming this be effective (of course...
  19. AndersonC

    Smoke alarm dilemma

    Do most of you go to bed at the same time as me? :wink: Anyway, thanks for the comment about dust, I will see if I can vacuum the thing, alternatively I will consider replacing it if vacuuming is deemed to be ineffective.
  20. AndersonC

    Smoke alarm dilemma

    Good Morning We were awoken today at 0500 by one of the smoke alarms going off. Jumped out of bed and it stopped. Checked the house, no problem. 20 minutes later it does the same. So I have killed the power via the RCD, took the alarm off and removed the battery. But can't go back to...
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