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    L-Boxx, Tstak, Systainer or other?

    I generally use L-boxx stuff and its taken some serious punishment over the years. I generally use Bosch tools too, just always liked them.
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    Warm Flat Roof Construction

    I've searched the internet quite a bit and have a few questions about the detail of the roof. I've also looked at Steve Roofer on youtube, which is an excellent resource. So from my research I'm going to make up the deck with 18mm OSB, VCL, 120mm PIR insulation, 9mm OSB, wateproof layer. I'm...
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    Concrete Floor Makeup Detail

    I have services to go in the floor, mainly gas pipe and heating pipes, and work to do in the existing part of the house to expose the true level of the existing floor. I'll be removing the back of the house and installing steels so I'll want both floors to match perfectly.
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    Concrete Floor Makeup Detail

    I'm back! Having searched and read the forum the last couple of days, I have a couple of questions with regards the floor for my extension. 1 : The DPM at the corners, do I fold it neatly or can I cut it and tape it in some way to make it nice and neat? Will it matter if its folded up? 2 ...
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    Extension vs underground services

    @Steve - The only issue I can see is that you've mentioned the extension is going to be full width. Does that mean you have space at the side of your property that is your land to relocate the services as you've suggested? I've just embarked on something similar at my house and have moved the...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    Inspection chamber was finished this afternoon. Here is a picture. My first inspection chamber so might not be perfect but hopefully it'll do. I laid the lateral in plastic as it's much cheaper and easier. I have the original inspection chamber still operational but that'll be coming out...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    All lateral pipes are mine, my understanding was the inspection chamber had to be clay pipe and cast concrete/brick chamber. After that I'll be running my own stuff in plastic. My concern with cutting the top half is that the salt glaze pipe is 600mm long, the way my walls have worked out means...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    One last question, I hope. The salt glaze is currently situated in a fashion that will mean a joint will be in the inspection chamber. Would it be advisable to renew the pipe and work with the new stuff? That would allow me get rocker pipes in place a lot easier too. A couple of people I've...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    I'm going to hire a pipe cutter for the new pipe cuts but the older salt glaze stuff I'm concerned any small hard to see fractures could end up in it shattering and me chasing the pipe into the next properties garden! I think a couple of new grinder blades and a slow and steady approach for the...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    I'm considering doing this at the weekend weather permitting. The socketed channels, do they allow the rocker pipes to be seated nicely to ensure the invert isnt misaligned? The plain ends of the channel just butt up to each other then? So I'll have 2 x straight and 1 x oblique double junction...
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    I haven't noticed too much running through it to be honest, I spent my entire weekend last week digging around it and didn't really hear/see too much going through it.
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    Forming a new inspection chamber

    Following on from my salt glazed pipe thread this one should be interesting. My negotiation with the water company didn't go very well. They are happy with the size of the inspection chamber being 600 x 450 as opposed to the monster specified needlessly on my design drawings. My problem is they...
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    Salt Glazed Sewer Pipes

    JD and Wavin produce 600mm plastic chambers that are suitable for adoptable sewers to give a wider opening. I'm open to using a suitable plastic base and concrete sections if required. The installation of the base will be an order of magnitude easier then trying to form my own chamber whilst...
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    Salt Glazed Sewer Pipes

    1.1m to invert. The designer has screwed up I think. I've emailed the water company to discuss the situation. Hoping to get them to agree to a change, even if I have to pay extra to get it amended. The building regs specify that plastic is good enough. I understand I need one that will comply...
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    Salt Glazed Sewer Pipes

    Glad you mentioned that. The build over was only agreed to after I accepted using brick or concrete. That could have been because the designer who submitted the drawings specced a 1200 x 750 monster for some reason. The existing IC is around 650 x 450. I was going to seek advice about doing...
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    Salt Glazed Sewer Pipes

    It's shared. edit : Was in a rush so here is some more info. I got consent a while back for build over and moving the inspection chamber about 1m from its current position, in line with the existing main shared run. The pipe is 200mm or so OD and is salt glaze clay. I need to add a new piece...
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    Salt Glazed Sewer Pipes

    I've just excavated around the existing manhole, which is to eventually be moved, in my garden and have found it to be salt glazed socketed pipe work. I have measured the outer diameter of the pipes, which is difficult enough to get accurate, and have measured it to 200mm or so. My question is...
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    Party Wall Notice Served In Error

    Thought I'd conclude the thread as it I like to follow other's discussions through to completion. The HA have agreed that a PWA is not required and they will be monitoring the works as they progress to ensure no damage has been caused to the property. In my letter I stated no reports of damage...
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    Party Wall Notice Served In Error

    Not really, my neighbour phoned to inform him I was filling the trench, as agreed with him previously. He stated he thought I'd already filled it, when I pointed out he had seen the unfilled trench himself on his visit to my neighbour he paused a moment.
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    Party Wall Notice Served In Error

    Correct, the notice I served was under section 6, for the excavations and nothing else. My actual wall will be at the very least 200mm from the boundary. The flat roof with have a parapet on that side to ensure I do not encroach onto their property. The HA employee phoned again this evening...
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