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    Electrical interference with microwave

    That sounds like worst case scenario being fire? Also sounds like it's time to break in to the Nectar points i've saved up over the years. I think i've just over £200 left now so i'll see what 'free' microwave i can get at Sainsbury's.
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    Electrical interference with microwave

    It started acting up yesterday so i got it recorded....
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    Electrical interference with microwave

    The Mrs keeps putting stuff up against the vent on the side :cautious: but even after i've cleared it it still does it. I call it a vent, it might not be one but there's slits on the side for something. IIRC it was £80 down from £100 something at Currys. That's the model. The inside looks...
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    Electrical interference with microwave

    The angle i was really coming from with this was really a should it be replaced even though it still cooks and doesn't crackle all the time kind of angle. My fault for being vague :D So .... what would YOU do? Would you replace it?
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    Electrical interference with microwave

    Just wondering what this could be really. Randomly our microwave will just sound like it's receiving a signal from space or something that i can only describe as electrical interference. It's not all the time but it happens. It's been going on for most of this year and the microwave i'd say...
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    Bathroom QUIET ventilation?

    Thanks. I think what i'll need to do is jump on YouTube to see if there's an audio of the iCon in use. Unless i could somehow hear it in person i think this will be my best bet. I know the extraction rate on the 30 is better than the 15 but is it worthwhile? I don't mean compared to the 15 i...
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    Bathroom QUIET ventilation?

    We do. Still plenty of condensation in there though. Just wondering whether a vent system would be advised. Or is it like when your A/C goes on the car & people just say "open the window" - not nearly the same is it?
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    Bathroom QUIET ventilation?

    Looking at a bathroom install. We currently have no ventilation system and I wonder whether this has caused/contributed to our ceiling (like a vinyl wallpaper) staining a strange colour. Also in the hallway outside the ceiling paper was getting black spots of mould until we put bathroom paint on...
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    Stainless steel towel rad or powdercoated?

    Had a look today and i think at the end of the day it's going to come down to price since i like the look of both. To select a preference would probably be stainless steel but not really a lot in it as i'd just as happily go for powder coated as far as looks go. Saw a stainless towel rad with a...
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    Bringing it back on the topic of tiles for a second as i think that's probably what we're going to go with. We went to Topps Tiles today again to try and whittle the job down and i left wondering what on earth is the difference between a £20m2 tile and a £60m2 tile aside from £40m2? What does...
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    better, much better :) I can't do the roll backwards against the tiles. It's just wrong :D
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    Stainless steel towel rad or powdercoated?

    Depends on how much they cost. I never go in to these things with a budget really. I just get a price and see if i accept it or not. I know that's not how most do it but that's how i do it. And i'm looking at this more from an anti-rust point of view than a looks. I like the look of both...
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    Stainless steel towel rad or powdercoated?

    Looking at a new bathroom install and a stainless steel towel rad (or rad of some description) was something i'd mentioned to the potential installer - he agreed. The existing rad was probably a chrome thing and whatever it was looks like it's been painted 100 times and i can see rust spots over...
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    Well i had the guy out & went over a few things ... He said he'd advise only sheeting the 2 walls in and about the shower and one of them he'd only advise part doing. Basically the wettest sections of the room. That's IF we go with sheets. He did mention those corner beads as right now we have...
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    Rendering inside chimney breast for multi fuel stove use - advice?

    Regards your point 2: I spoke with the guy who installs fires and he says he uses lime and rendering sand. I have a small knowledge of the materials so asked him whether he uses building sand, plastering sand or sharp/grit sand. I didn't even finish the question & he said rendering sand & that...
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    Rendering inside chimney breast for multi fuel stove use - advice?

    Looking to see that we don't end up making another howler. Currently we have a multi fuel stove installed in to a fairly shallow recess in the chimney breast. We've had damp issues and as such everything has been tanked using Sovereign Chemicals products and IIRC the finish at that point was...
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    I've had a look under the bath and it appears sound. However the state of play behind the tiles i can't comment on.
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    Well as said the bathroom is quite small so we can afford to go with something decent. Even if the replies to this thread are on the lines of "don't use....." then that's at least something we can use (as in we can use that info). I don't really know how they'll prep the walls. Would you...
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    Bathroom install - sheeting for walls ... or tiles?

    We're going to have someone come out and look at doing our bathroom (total rip out and start afresh job) and i want to have some sort of a clue before they get here and not just swallow what may be a load of garbage because it might be something the installer would rather not do. Currently we...
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    'Tinted' windows?

    Yeah i know he had the whole thing installed from scratch but i was thinking he had new glass in new frames, i want new glass in existing frames & was simply looking in to this as a possibility, trying to find out more info about it so that we can come to a decision, that's all really. I did...
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