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    mix for garden wall footings

    Hi all Im sure this is a quick question for you. What mix of ballast and cement should I use for the footings of a garden wall? From looking around on the net I seem to be getting a 4 to 1 ratio. would you say this is correct?
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    Laminate flooring

    I do. Other people have said this to me as well so in my paranoia I took for the skirting boards and checked again.
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    Laminate flooring

    Hello everybody I recently laid a laminate flooring all throughout my lounge kitchen and hallway. However I separated all three rooms. What I'm finding is my laminate flooring is Starting to lift at some of the joints. I've taken the skirting boards back up to confirm that I still have my...
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    notched trowel size and type

    thank you.
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    notched trowel size and type

    I did. It says 6mm is standard for wall tiling however it makes no mention of wet areas. I've since found the bal manual which says use 10mm. Thanks for your reply.
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    notched trowel size and type

    I'm tiling my shower with 200 x 100 tiles. Read lots of documentation and info on websites and I've now firmly confused myself. I'm thinking that a 10mm notched trowel is the way to go but what do you guys think? Something like this...
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    grout or silicone around shower copper pipes?

    Hi All I am fitting a mixer shower so I now have two copper pipes pertruding my plasterboard. When I have tiled around them should I be using silicone or grout around them?
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    Removing emulsion from wall before tiling

    really appreciate all the replys. I will indeed tile over - you've saved me a load of work and hassle. :D
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    Removing emulsion from wall before tiling

    I thought tile adhesive pulls paint off though?
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    Removing emulsion from wall before tiling

    Hello All I have a recently plastered wall which has a couple of coats of dulux matt on it. This wall now has a bath on it and so I will be tiling parts of this wall. My question - is there another way of removing emulsion paint from the wall without having to sand it off. I could sand...
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    door no longer closes

    do you think it will return to its normal size? then I could paint?
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    door no longer closes

    Hi all I fitted a door in my bathroom about 3 months ago. I've not got round to priming or painting this door yet so its still a natural pine door. It has closed really nice (really good fit and was very proud) however a could of days ago I noticed it was starting slighly catch and today...
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    What's the tool called

    So it is. Thank you so much!
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    What's the tool called

    What's the tool called that can mould around shapes and angles for use when cutting carpet and laminate floor? ExamPle would be when need to cut laminate around the door frame. This tool kind of pushes upto the frame and moulds around the angle. You then transfer this to the flooring and...
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    architrave not flat against wall

    This is what im thinking... I plaster the walls myself and they arent hollow and the plaster isnt proud of the liner.
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    architrave not flat against wall

    hi all I've put in all new door liners in my house along with new skirting and architrave. My problem is when i've come to fit my architrave, its nailed to the liner but its not sitting flat again the wall. I always seem to have somewhere between 5 - 10mm gap. The first couple I thought...
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    Laying my patio

    Hi All I will soon be embarking on my first patio but have been given conflicting advice. Could I hear your opinons please so I can make a good decision and a long lasting patio. It wong have too much traffic ist only gong to have the table and chairs on it and its not like we get too much...
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    hanging a door - door is proud of liner

    Just realised, the door is bent. Dropped a 6 foot level against it and it shows its bowd in the middle. School boy error as they say. Thanks guys
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