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    meter board / fuse board broken and accessible by babies, how to have it repaired / replaced?

    Yes you are right, I can but I dont want to, as that then it would mean changing car and that surely is more expensive that having tnis thing replaced. Thanks.
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    meter board / fuse board broken and accessible by babies, how to have it repaired / replaced?

    Why do we live in a world where everything is always doubted and where customer care is not existing unless money is involved ? That thing has been broken like that since the day we moved in 5 years ago. Regardless of the broken bits, to me it looks like this an unsafe installation, which would...
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    meter board / fuse board broken and accessible by babies, how to have it repaired / replaced?

    Thanks both. I believe my DNO IS Western Power Distribution, which we called two years ago to move the fuse board and we would have been charged for it. My question now is that, seeing as it is a safety hazard, is there anything we can do to have it at least fixed or changed ( not necessarily...
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    meter board / fuse board broken and accessible by babies, how to have it repaired / replaced?

    Hi all, a couple of years back we had someone around from Western Power Distribution (or perhaps one of their contractors) to quote for moving as close to the ceiling as possible our meter board which is currently in an awkward place at legs height in the hallway (is meter board a good term to...
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    how to achieve smooth plaster finish over timber board + how to bond board to brick wall

    That is a very interesting suggestion, I just googled and there is out there some corner bead with very wide mesh, you can literally find anything online nowadays! Do you mean we will regret it as in not fitting an architrave around the opening? or particularly about the solution of using that...
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    how to achieve smooth plaster finish over timber board + how to bond board to brick wall

    yeah totally understand @big-all, that is why I left this job hanging for ages! Thanks for your suggestions!
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    how to achieve smooth plaster finish over timber board + how to bond board to brick wall

    Understood @big-all , how do you suggest covering it, with plasterboard? Attached to the timber how, with some (wood?) glue? EDIT: sorry, tired brain. If plasterboard is a good choice for covering the timber, I can obviously use plasterboard screws to fix it!
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    how to achieve smooth plaster finish over timber board + how to bond board to brick wall

    Thanks @noseall , should have made it is explicit though, requirement is to have plaster up to the corner and round covering the jamb and no architrave to be installed.
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    how to achieve smooth plaster finish over timber board + how to bond board to brick wall

    Hi all, been humming and harring for months and months on how to finish this simple job at home, but I feel really uncertain on how to go about it, hence am here seeking some advice. In our kitchen doorway we used a timber board as the door jamb; we used timber as opposed to plasterboard as...
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    joists for decking are warped, how to rectify them?

    Thanks all for your replies; sorry I hadn't replied earlier but was busy down on the deck, all completed now! @JobAndKnock very good tips on how to store timbers for next time, appreciated! Indeed I was able to use the most twisted/warped joists as noggins; the more straight ones have been...
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    joists for decking are warped, how to rectify them?

    Hi all, been busy building a decking and I received all the materials for the frame four weeks ago. The joists have been stored outside on their sides on some brick footers. Made some progress at the beginning then had to stand still for a while; thus out of the ten 4.8metres 120*47 joists I...
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    New deck: grey coloured final finish, do we need to apply decking oil? What about Cut End Preserver?

    Hello all, DIY-ers here and tomorrow we are embarking in our first deck build project. Two questions that have been going through my head on the deck end finish and also protecting the cut timber ends. I understand that a great (the best?) way to protect a finished decking is to use decking...
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    Decking and potential for future cables: conduit yes or no?

    Scrap that. The conduit is useless in terms of protection,.as the SWA is protecting the actual cable from vermin. This if I were to lay a nylon cord through 40mm clips, surely that is good enough? We're starting with the deck Wednesday and I would need to get the 50mm twinwall ordered; and on...
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    Decking and potential for future cables: conduit yes or no?

    Was already thinking about the rope thanks. 40mm, sounds like a job for a solvent weld pipe.. o_O
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    Decking and potential for future cables: conduit yes or no?

    With the internal diameter of the 20mm corrugated being 15mm, I guess I will purchase the 25mm and it will be a push! Thanks about the minimum bend radius info, luckily I love sweepy bends
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    Decking and potential for future cables: conduit yes or no?

    That goes to show my utter inexperience for all things decking! Thanks for that guys! Do you think a 4mm SWA will pas through easily a 20mm corrugated or will I need the 25mm one?
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    Decking and potential for future cables: conduit yes or no?

    Hi all we are starting to build some decking in our property; at the bottom of the property we could potentially build one day a garden room - but perhaps not. Would you lay some corrugated conduit when building the deck, so cables can be easily slid under the deck when/if the day comes that...
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    Bamboo worktop: how to seal appropriately, which oil is best to use?

    Thanks for the inputs. We tried a sample of the Osmo Top Oil (two coats as instructed), which seems to be a bit more sealing than Danish Oil, however if the water/wine is left for some minutes, it still seems to leave a mark. In the instructions it says that with the Osmo the worktop will be...
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    Bamboo worktop: how to seal appropriately, which oil is best to use?

    Awesome, thanks! Do you reckon Osmo Top Oil (of which rI ordered some samples already) will enable us to leave water standing for some minutes and not mark the top? Of course we aim to wipe dry asap, but I am sure accidents will happen. Separately, for where the worktop has had these blemishes...
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