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    Mock Tudor beams paint

    With the number of mock Tudor houses in the UK I thought I would be inundated with opinions, but clearly not. Weather has turned wet so will have to postpone for a few days anyway, but Bendec looks like my fav at present, but feel free to tell me different.
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    Mock Tudor beams paint

    Outside of the house is mock Tudor and needing decorating. It’s in direct sunlight for most of the day (when we get some in England). The old paint has pretty much gone I have removed what was left of the old paint but like some advice which is better to paint the fake beams. Bedec Barn Paint...
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    Attaching downpipe to UPVC conservatory

    This is probably the most stupid question I have asked on here, but anyway. I need to support a gutter downpipe which will run down the UPVC structure and want to know if I can simple screw into the UPVC? It's not part of a window frame so no glass to worry about, but is there any issues for the...
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    Syphonic close couple washer

    Thanks Hugh I wondered if it was shaped by design or just squashed. I’ll have a look at the ones you linked Bottom sealing washer has already been replaced. This was the photo when I took it out and had to bodge the donut to get a working toilet before guests arrive. Now need to take apart...
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    Syphonic close couple washer

    Yes the washer is very old and knackered. Thanks, but I already have a Toolstation donut. It’s what I originally bought and didn’t really fit properly.
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    Syphonic close couple washer

    A little while ago I had to replace the plumb or bomb washer In our Armitage Shanks syphonic toilet. The close couple washer was shot as well, but a standard donut just didn’t fit properly and with guests arriving I bodged it in the short term. I want to fix it properly now, but the washer...
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    Silicon washer or plumbers mait on basin click-clack waste

    Thanks for the reply. Never convinced about the silicone washers. Not used a basin mate before - will have a look, but it's a small vanity unit and waste thread is limited below basin so not sure it will fit
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    Silicon washer or plumbers mait on basin click-clack waste

    I am replacing the downstairs toilet and basin and bought a slotted click-clack waste for the basin as it seemed a good idea at the time. It comes with a silicon washer at top and one at the bottom for sealing when fitting. Are these any good or would I be better ditching them and using plumbers...
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    Tiles flush with plaster - adhesive bed depth

    I am updating the downstairs toilet and have discovered the original 1920's floor tiles below the carpet are in not bad condition and we want to keep them. The need a little tlc and I will ask about that in another thread. Bit, to keep the theme I have bought some matt black/white chequer mosaic...
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    Upstairs radiators hot, downstairs not

    mcmoby69 - system is pretty basic and quite old. single thermostat, no TRVs, copper pipes. Cant remember what boiler rad valves are old, but it would be a bit odd that all the downstairs valves failed simultaneously
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    Upstairs radiators hot, downstairs not

    gasmanstu72 - I'll give that a go DH6 - I think the pump is on its way out (dad wont listen) but the flow does seem to be quite strong.
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    Upstairs radiators hot, downstairs not

    A couple of upstairs radiators at my aged parents house were very cold and suspect needed bleeding. Having bled them they are now red hot - excellent. However, the downstairs radiators are now mostly cold. Tried bleeding them and they are fine. All the flow valves are fully open (and not...
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    Skim or Patch plaster repair

    Roy c Thanks for your reply. Yes I know there are too many screws - my engineering background showing through. Obviously it was too late to cut back and patch as you suggested, so I went ahead and did a full skim. Glad I took your advice on the two coasts and whilst it's far from perfect it's...
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    Skim or Patch plaster repair

    Oops forgot the photos
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    Skim or Patch plaster repair

    We a number of rooms including our spare room brilliantly plastered by some great plasterers, but then had a leak and had to cut through the pitched ceiling to fix it. As they are a distance away, getting them back for a relatively small repair is really not practical, so I may be mad, but am...
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    No cold water from tank after running empty

    Managed to clear the air lock with the hose technique from a different tap. Thanks for looking anyway
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    No cold water from tank after running empty

    We had a new mains water feed from the road installed yesterday and it all seemed fine, but an airlock stopped the mains to the loft storage tank and it ran dry. I cleared the airlock and tank is filling correctly. However, Hot feed works fine with water flowing freely, but we have no cold feed...
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    Syphonic close coupled toilet leak

    Thanks for the replies. I took it apart and put it back together and it all seems to work. I guess something wasn't quite sitting right.
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    Syphonic close coupled toilet leak

    Ok, so I've fitted the airex donut, fixed all the leaks, but now appear to have lost the siphon effect. Any ideas?
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