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    New concealed mixer shower problems...

    ok guys. I fitted a Quartz option 2 shower from the Alan T Carr bathroom brochure. Which is basically Eastbrook products. I have not fitted an eastbrook shower before (and never ever will again..) anyway it was the customers choice so here is the issue. All plumbed in, set the dial and put the...
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    Think I've dropped a planning booboo.!need advice!

    Ok, so I bought this house 6 years ago and it has always had a horrible half brick lean to porch on the side. So I decided to see if the neighbour minded if I demolished it and built something smarter and smaller. She didn't not surprisingly. The old porch was concrete base, very poorly built...
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    Fuhr in Vent 901 KS slide and tilt patio door problems...

    ok guys, Im wondering if anyone can help me. Ive finally got around to looking at this problem patio door after 4 years of living in my house... It does open, and close but takes some major lifting and tweaking to close it (you have to tweak the left side up so its flush at the bottom, and...
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    9448+ alarm issues - help appreciated!

    ok guys My alarm is really starting to hack me off now :lol: Its in a house I recently bought and I didnt get the code for it as it was a reposession :/ So I did the factory reset, all seemed ok, but I am getting a tamper light which wont let me set the alarm. (ive got a tamper fault...
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    Insulating with kingspan under floor joists in basement?

    ok guys Got a query here! My sister has recently bought a largte terraced house and it has a basement under the first floor. This did have a damp problem however she called a specialist in who did a new DPC and stripped all the manky white lath and plaster off the cellar ceiling, exposing...
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    Pipe layout in bathroom - advice please!

    ok guys, following on from a recent thread about my current home renovation (bathroom) project I wanted to get some advice on laying the pipes safely. I need to cross the room and was going to n otch the joists (3 of them) in order to get the 2 pipes across to where I need them to be.. It...
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    Whats size can it be??? 15mm copper pipe, but not 15mm!!

    ok guys. Im redoing my bathroom at present and have although Ive done quite a bit of plumbing on my past houses (bathroom), this one has never had any work done really. (1920s house) So I removed the basin and bath (water supply off of course) and went to cap off the pipework to enable de...
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    Is this legal? or not!!!

    Ok guys, this is in my Mums house and as I am not a qualified sparky who knows the regs etc I am seeking advice as to whether its legal, or not! Basically, the property has until recently been rented out as a holiday cottage for over 10 years, with no issues, however now it is being...
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    Replacing flat porch roof - tips and info!

    ok guys, just sounding out a few experienced folks on this one. I have a small porch (1 metre by 1metre) and then that steps down into another section of flat porch roof about the same size. (these give the porch some extra length basically and were there from eons ago. They are leaking...
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    CCTV - Whats the rules on where I can put it?!

    ok guys. A couple of questions if I may. Ive got a garage in a private block of 4. Layout/ ////1///\\\\2\\\\////3////\\\\4\\\\ l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l...
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    Fixing newel post and spindles to Landing - hardware?

    ok guys. Im shortly going to be removing some boarding out from the side and top of these stairs (in the picture is the stud wall on the landing at the top of the stairs... - end terrace property) The idea is to open the top of the stairs up and I will be installing a newel post and some...
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    Advice on the fitting of unvented cylinders please?

    ok guys, my Dads currently having a fair bit of work done to his house and as the plumber has added a new shower he says that the current tank is not sufficient and the showers are not mixing properly. At present there is a cold water tank in the loft, feeding a cylinder on the 2nd floor...
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    New Window opening. Best way to bridge reveal

    ok guys. I am in the process of installing a small double glazed unit in a new ensuite in an existing bedroom. It didnt require planning permission (I did ask our local planning dept). The window install will be inspected and 'signed off' by my friend who is Fensa registered and runs a...
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    Hilti TE22 SDS drill

    ok guys. I recently got given a used Hilti TE22 SDS drill by a mate who had a few of them spare at his company. I also got given a second one that has a fault (it doesnt work currently) I stripped the broken one down to see if I could source the fault. Switch is fine. Brushes are like...
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    Evolution Rage 3 Mitre Saw

    Has anyone got one or got any reviews on them? Im about to invest in a decentish (hopefully) mitre saw as Ive got sick of cutting loads of timber and am going to need one for some extensive skirting boards and architraves that Ive got to do shortly. My budget is £150~ and unfortunately Im...
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    Advice needed on insulating and reinforcing shed please!

    ok chaps. I need some input from you on how you would go about insulating this shed please :) It is to be used as a small workshop/engine building den and as a result I need it to be pretty dry and warm would be a bonus. The base is treated 2x3s wrapped in a DPM and outside that is a wrap of...
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    What to use on corner where two plasterboards meet?

    ok guys. I'm currently in the process of building a new stud partition to create an en suite bathroom in the corner of a very large double bedroom. I would like to you know what is best to use at the external corner 'joint' where the two end pieces of plasterboard meet please? Basically I...
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    22mm Chipboard flooring - Anyone know weightbearing ability?

    ok guys. Ive recently built up a smallish workshop/shed from a 'Waltons' kit and as the floor was so atrocious I made my own. 9ft by6ft 4x2 timber bearers at about 15" centres, with noggins every 3 feet or less! Im using 22mm tongue and groove chipboard flooring as opposed to 18mm and...
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    Custom hardware door frame advice needed please!

    ok guys. Ive got to replace the door and rotten frame (still the original one) on this OLD cottage in the Peak District. Now Ive done lots of internal door replacements and a few UPVC external doors, but not an external wooden door frame and door of this nature... Wall thickness for...
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    Is planning permisison required for en suite shower room?

    ok guys. My Dad wants to use maybe 1/6th of the size of a large double bedroom and partition it off as a seperate en suite with its own door etc (think travel lodge room layout if youve been unlucky enough to stay there!...and its pretty much the same!!) As I will be doing the work for him I...
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