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    Fuse board questions after dodgy builder

    So, all new circuits require a RCD but if an RCD won’t fit, I could have RCBO to avoid getting a new bigger board? Thank You,
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    Fuse board questions after dodgy builder

    Short version…. I was having a kitchen/diner extension and my builder was using a sub contractor for the electrics. For financial reasons, my builder packed up and left (about 8weeks ago). At the point he left, the room was first fixed electrically. Trying to find another builder who was...
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    Bad builder, advice needed.

    The gap between the beam and above wall is just over 200mm!
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    Bad builder, advice needed.

    An approved inspector
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    Bad builder, advice needed.

    Hi, looking for a little bit of advice regarding my situation. I’ve previously had a 2 story extension to the side of my house. Recently On the ground floor, part of the old external wall has been removed to create a kitchen/diner. 2beams we’re installed side by side, one for each skin of...
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    Will I need a cill for my alu bifold?

    The doors will be facing SW. I was thinking… Part of my extension will mean I will be removing a down pipe. I’d like to install a drain against the back of the house, including under the bifold. This drain will run to the down pipe. As the frame will be set back approx 30mm from the brick...
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    Will I need a cill for my alu bifold?

    Sorry, I’m not the best explainer. Hopefully this makes more sense. I can achieve a flush threshold by fitted frame and cill below the current DPC or Not use a cill and fit the frame onto the DPC. are either of these options acceptable and what is preferred?
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    Will I need a cill for my alu bifold?

    Hi, I’m having a few alterations done done to my house and this includes adding 3.6m aluminium bifold doors . I’m trying to get the threshold as flush with internal floor as possible. To achieve a completely flush threshold, I would need to take the brick level 20mm below the DPC. I’m not...
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    Gulley between house and raised patio.

    Hey, just considering our options and wanted to check a few things. We are having some internal alterations/extension which will include a low threshold bi-fold door onto the garden. Currently the drop from kitchen floor to garden is about 220mm. My wife would like a raised patio, level with...
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    Paramount partition plasterboard damaged

    Hi all, After removing my bath and the tiles above it. I’m left with damaged and muck covered plaster. The wall is a paramount stud that backs onto the main bedroom. once the new bath is fitted, it will be re tiled. To prepare for tiling, Im thinking remove the bathroom side plaster and the...
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    Prep pipes for shower advice, please

    I’m DIY replacing my bathroom and want some advice as to what I should do regarding the shower, which will be over the bath. Since moving in 3 years ago, we have only used the shower downstairs as the main bathroom mixer shower is pressure less. It may be down to the setup or a old faulty mixer...
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    Artificial grass base, max height of sand layer?

    Hi, so in preparation for an artificial lawn, I’ve dug up my lawn, levelled it as much as possible and added 50mm of compacted type 1. This weekend I have laid a slab path through the centre of the lawn. Next step is to lay the binding sharp sand layer. I would like the artificial grass base...
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    Retaining wall. To DIY or not?

    Yes, it will be a single skin, largest face of the block downwards. The foundation will be done by my brother (ex ground worker). I intend on installing weep holes and a gravel back fill. My main concern is that as a novice on a wall of that length it will be like a leaning banana. But...
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    Retaining wall. To DIY or not?

    Hi all, I want a retaining wall in my front garden and want a little advice before I decide if I’ll be the one tackle the task. I’d normally give this sort of thing a go but because of the length of it I’m questioning it. So, my garden is almost flat and then all the way along 1 edge it banks...
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    Central heating problems

    Ballpark figure?
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    Central heating problems

    Excellent, thank you. I’m happy to get a pro out to replace it if need be, however is there a quick/temp fix I can do myself? I assume this re work would reqiure soldering? Don’t want to spend too much as I’m planning a small extension with a new repositioned CH system for May 2019 (my boiler...
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    Central heating problems

    I’ve drained the system, and rodded where the magnet was sticking. It was a little dirty. Re filled the system ect and problem still remains. As suggested above, I think it’s blocked in or next to the cylinder thingy
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    Central heating problems

    There’s the tank pouring. The little black spot is the magnet. It’s sticks for about 6 inches (3 above, 3 below) I take it that’s a blockage and most likely the cause?
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    Central heating problems

    hi guys, thanks for helping. Just to answer some replies. I have tried all speeds, even the lowest causes the problem. I’ve kept it on the lowest speed but have been wondering if it’s too slow and pressure is building up between boiler and circ pump, forcing water up the vent?? Although the...
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    Central heating problems

    Hi, So I’m looking for a little advice/guidance please. I have a F&E system which is dumping hot water into the F&E tank via the vent pipe. I moved into the house 18months ago, last winter being my first in the house. The downstairs rads were like warm while the upstairs were ok. Eventually...
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