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  1. Eddm87

    Plaster over fresh plaster

    Thanks for reply’s. Pva’d it with a 1:4 mix, then with a 1:3 mix. Went on like a dream. Thanks perky, got a proper paddle mixer after I mucked it up the first couple of times! Here’s a novice question though… why 2 coat it? My process is to get a skim coat on, flatten it once, wait 10 mins...
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    Plaster over fresh plaster

    Hi all, just a quickie ;) trying my hand at plastering, starting with a small utility room, all pb, then I’m 1coat skimming it. 3 walls went well, with a touch of easifill in some patches. The last wall I have now redone twice as I wasn’t happy with it. It seems different to me though, it’s...
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    22mm/15mm pipe central heating

    Thanks guys. More than a good overview! Knew it was something along those lines but wanted a clearer understanding. Where I plan to tee off from is about 3 metres from the boiler so I will see if I can upgrade those 3m to 22mm otherwise, as you all insinuate, there are likely to be issues...
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    22mm/15mm pipe central heating

    Hi all. I’m putting in a total of 4 new rads in an extension. They will emit close to 10000btu. Problem I have is that the old side of the house is run in 15mm the whole way. I don’t want to replace all these pipes to 22mm obviously. Should I run the new rads in 22, dropping to 15 down the walls...
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    Waste through studs?

    Hi, just a quick one. Looking at running a basin waste through a non structural stud wall. Can I bore out a 40mm hole in 89mm stud work? Length is about 1.5m so will go through 3 studs. The build is obviously being checked over by building regs and I don't want to do anything wrong, cant find...
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    How to run first fix with steel beam in way?

    I like that idea, Pin the insulation To keep it up. Yeah went quite deep in the end as it will allow a good pipe run through (also there are nuts on the beams that would otherwise be boxed in!) thanks.
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    How to run first fix with steel beam in way?

    Thanks Eric, I didn’t really narrow it down as they haven’t been chosen as of yet. I see what you mean about the driver issue, it’s Gota go somewhere!?! Mrs is adamant they must be the ‘smaller type’ Was thinking something along these lines But not sure of the heat they will give off, I could...
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    How to run first fix with steel beam in way?

    Thanks for the replies. The designer and I have had run ins before, basically, they are not very helpful at all! I can go down that road if I have to but rather not. Yeah I’m with you sparkwright, rather not go drilling through structural beams even if it permissible. Is it legal to run...
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    How to run first fix with steel beam in way?

    Hi, I am close to running the first fix plumbing and electrics into new extension, wondered how people would do it. Not the actual clipping, running etc, I mean the path they would take. See pictures attatched. Run will start at the rendered wall (with the terrible soil pipe) and will need a...
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    GRP open valley, too high for guttering

    Update. Thanks for your replies, appreciate it. I did originally look into fibreglassing in situ but got complicated and expensive. Today I took several tiles off, cut the valley and put a lead saddle underneath it. Because of the slope of the roof it only goes 150ish under which isn’t right for...
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    GRP open valley, too high for guttering

    Hi all, openening myself up to much ridicule here I’m sure. I have slated my roof and used a grp open valley, it’s now come to installing the guttering but having an issue (which I should have planned for). When putting it in I cut the fascia to allow for the valley to go in, however I now see...
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    Battening for slates, not matching ridge

    Plenty of cutting!
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    Battening for slates, not matching ridge

    Just a follow up. Finished the battening yesterday. Battens by the top are about 15mm difference which is good. problem was the wall, our new wall bows in slightly and as we measured from end of fascias, the battens on that side are slightly ****ed. So I have got more exposed slates at the top...
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    Battening for slates, not matching ridge

    Hi. I am felt and battening roof at the moment. It goes from meeting the old roof, to going round 2 hips and ending in a grp valley. I only have a few pictures at the moment but will get more on the weekend as now covered up. I have Layed first batten in line with the old one at the bottom. Then...
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    16mm wide roof batten?

    Cheers. Will head to a roof merchant, Mabee a reclamation yard and get some 19x50. Knew I could count on the Diynot contributers. Edd
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    16mm wide roof batten?

    Ahha. It’s 50 on the rafter, 15/16mm “sticking up”. Sorry that was Saturday in the Sun writing, it’s a full 20”x10” slate all over, not tiles. I expect it to be 19mm then, possibly bad measurement but am sure I can work 19mm rather than 25mm! I’ve checked buildbase, wickes and roofingsuperstore...
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    16mm wide roof batten?

    Hi all, Trying to get bits ready to felt, batten and slate roof extension but just measured up the battens on existing roof and they are 15/16mm wide by 50mm as opposed to the 25x50 I need to use. The house is old and build pretty badly built but obviously will be difficult sourcing these(16x50)...
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    Ridge tile alternative

    Leila be slaying my roof in a few weeks time, it’s a new section attached to the old, about two thirds up from the hip in the picture, new ridge comes out at 90 degrees. the slates are 10 x20” and I can pick up from a reclamation yard. The ridge tiles though are old concrete ones which are hard...
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    Extension on a budget

    Also, if you are going to do parts of the actual building work yourself pay extra to get good plans drawn up, ones which you can understand and follow.
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    Extension on a budget

    we are halfway through an extension similar to yours. We went single story 7x5.5m, with a second story on top of 5.5x2.5m I am a maintenance engineer with (what I would say are) good diy skills, live in Kent. these are the bits we have done ourselves after lots of stress and research!! Did...
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