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    Why is my render so grainy?

    I just tried sanding it and it just turns to dust. What is best to use on this? I just want a smooth surface to paint onto.
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    Why is my render so grainy?

    Hi woody. Unfortunately not. I used the sponge to hopefully change the appearance but made no difference whatsoever
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    Why is my render so grainy?

    Some areas had extremely deep holes, I’d say at least 50mm and still the same consistency. Yes I used a sponge afterwards. Didn’t change a thing. Is there anything finer than render to help smooth the masonry feature on the exterior?
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    Why is my render so grainy?

    Hi all, New house owner here which also means complete DIY novice! Obviously with the new coronavirus lockdown it means there’s some time to do DIY. Above our bay windows is a border which needs filling in due to neglect and some (fixed) water leak. I bought some one coat render from B&Q...
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    I've ordered a new MT10 timer. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    How to cover this concrete slab?

    Hi Phil. I presume the plasterboard adhesive will stick once supported over night? I'm not handy in the plastering department so what's the easiest way of 'tidying' it up once adhered? Thanks
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    To be honest I think what is occurring is what Eric mentioned below. This takes the timer completely out of the equation. With Eco mode turned on the boiler will stay off when the toggle is switched to off and will not come on at all. When the toggle is switched to on it will stay completely...
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    Is it worth buying a brand new MT10 timer?
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    I disconnect the ribbon of the timer. Think it was a T10. Timer below
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    How to cover this concrete slab?

    I think this is the window lintel for the cavity wall. I could be wrong. However, I’m having a brain-block on how to cover it. Any recommendations on what to cover it with and how to secure it? Many thanks
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    Ah okay I’ll have a look at the FAQs. Thanks for prodding me in the right direction. Any thoughts on the timer aspect of the boiler being unresponsive?
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    All pressure was out of the system.
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    Yes when the boiler wasn't on eco it would heat up the radiators unprompted. Switching to eco has seemed to solve this intermittent problem and it is purely on or off now with the switch on the timer. However, the boiler doesn't ignite when on timer mode. Purely, on or off. Do you think Nest...
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    Yes. It is firing up intermittently with no obvious demand and heating up the radiator circuit yes. Hi ericmark, I think you may be onto something. Yes it does have an eco button. It's a new property so still learning about the boiler. As you say I put it into eco and it was much more...
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    Boiler Coming On Unprompted

    Hi all, Boiler: Worcester Greenstar 28i Junior Been having some issues with the boiler coming on unprompted. It has no thermostat hooked up so I know it’s not that. It works off a timer which it seems to just ignore. I unhooked and disconnected the timer front panel and it still came on...
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    Best way to fill this?

    Open to people’s ideas here!
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    Damp Down Wall Join

    Do you think some expanding foam will solve it?
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    Damp Down Wall Join

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    Damp Down Wall Join

    Here is the full length view of downstairs (nothing on ceiling) Here is the bedroom directly above where I’ve drawn the line for a hairline crack Here is the conservatory where I can’t find any obvious issues
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    Damp Down Wall Join

    My wife and I are in the process of stripping wall paper and we've come across a wall join that is wet. I've searched but can't find anything that is similar. Where two walls join in the ground floor living room, down the crease/seam is dirty and wet. Outside of this area is dry, it is purely...
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