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    DMP under ground level

    Hi. Need some advice please re dampcourse found 3.5 courses below ground. This is the back of my Victorian terrace. Previous owners had taken out back window and inserted a door and laid a concrete path to the door. The floor joists inside this door were rotting which led me to investigate an...
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    Expanding foam between wall and skirting?

    Hi. I have an old house built with lime mortar and render. Inside, the lime plaster has been painted and papered over the years, before my ownership. The internal plaster has crumbled and come off the brick across the whole front bay leaving a gap behind the skirting of over an inch, allowing...
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    Toilet plumbing issue

    Hi. I have this toilet that does not clear very well when flushed. I think the issue is the sewage pipe is higher than the back of the toilet outlet. I was thinking to cut the cast iron pipe with an angle grinder somewhere near the red line and attach a collar so the outlet is level, if not...
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    Advice on Drayton MA1 valve

    Hi. I need some advice please. I have a Drayton MA1 3-way valve unit. Ive had it in the garage for a couple of years but now thinking its time to fit it. Thing is, when I look inside at the rubber valve gate, I see that it touches the pipe ends on the hinge side but leaves a gap on the far side...
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    How to damp proof prefab garage to make office

    Hi. Im after some advice and options please. I have acquired a sectional Marley prefab garage, not yet erected, which I want to place on a hard standing next to my current garage. I want to use it as a studio for painting/storing canvases and upcycling furniture so needs to be damp proof to...
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    Softwood cladding on face of frontdoor - question

    Hi. I have a hardwood front door in which the previous owner had a poorly installed catflap which I want to remove. I was thinking of covering the lower half of the door with 6mm softwood cladding with a softwood beading around the edge. Possibly mounted on a 3mm ply though I would rather keep...
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    British Gas man say....

    Hi. I having my boiler and tank system switched to a combi. For a laugh I got BG to quote me. Boy did I laugh! But, the man said I would need to change all the rad stats because of the change in system pressure. I really dont know much about CH systems (am reading this forum and learning) but...
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    boiler in bedroom

    thanks for all the advice you guys have given me so far. much appreciated. Few more questions.... I live in a 2 bed terrace where the only cupboard in the whole house is in the second bedroom, currently with a tank in it and the boiler in the kitchen. I want to move over to a combi and free...
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    Best place to buy a Magnaclean

    Hi. Through advice on this forum Im thinking of getting a Magnaclean. anyone know where is the cheapest place to get them? cheers.
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    Biasi boiler

    Hi. Having read through this forum it seams that a competent and correct installation of a new boiler is perhaps more important than the make of the boiler for problem free operation. With that in mind, and not having a large budget, whilst the worcester cdi range is recommended a lot in this...
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    Central heating pipes inside stud wall

    Hi. I need some advice about running my central heating pipes through a wall. I currently have two pipes running from the ceiling down my kitchen wall then through the wall to a radiator hanging on the other side of the wall in the living room. the wall is wood frame with plasterboard on...
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