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  1. HugeWesty

    Loft Boarding Questions

    Hi, I'm a fairly competent DIY'er and looking to board my loft myself. However havent done it before and had a couple of questions. 1. (See photo) When investigating some of the rolled insulation, I found some loose fill material - upon Googling, it seems this is additional loose fill...
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    Holes Too Big For Bolts? Do I use Anchor Resin Too?

    So I'm fixing an awning to the side of the wall, it required 14mm size holes - however due to difficulity getting leverage drilling up high, my arm wobbled a bit - end result is when I go to put the bolts in the holes, they aren't tight enough to need a hammer - I can push 4/6 of them straight...
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    Extend Dishwasher Compression Join

    My dishwasher compression joint, doesn't allow the hose to be fully tightened because the thread is kinda short I guess and then the plastic on the hose gets in the way of flicking the blue switch up vertically. I planned to get around this by extending the compression joint - which I know is a...
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    What To Do With This Gap After Concrete Base Poured

    Evening, so I had a concrete pad recently done. When I dug the original site out - I went a bit wider as I wanted to get some 'good' tree roots out. Now the pad has been done, there are 2 sides where there are sizeable dips around the concrete pad (see images) I was just planning on filling in...
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    Monkey Bars

    Evening, I am looking to make some monkey bars for my daughter who is 11. I am going for a low key pair of monkey bars like the ones in picture 1, however I intend to use extra support as in picture 2. I had 2 questions I'd like to ask: 1. I assume for attaching the vertical run to the...
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    Spirit Level For Garden Shed Base

    I'm doing a base for a shed and want to make sure it's perfect. Its a 10ft x 8ft shed base. I've done the framing and checked its square - it has the same measurement from the corners. When putting the spirit level down on the middle of each side, the spirit level sets perfectly in the middle...
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    Mixer/Plate Compactor Hire - Protect Theft

    Any tips/guidance for protecting against theft when hiring a mixer and compactor? The tools will be in my back garden with a 6ft gate which has a simple padlock on it. Council estate, very public and well lit, so prob very very low risk.... However just now looked at some prices of plate...
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    Quick fire concrete mixing questions:

    I’m a mixing newbie and doing a shed base (10x8) all by myself. I’m a fit and strong guy, but still know I’m in for some body aches after. I had some quick fire questions it would be good if someone could answer pls: · For mixing order. I understand best solution is to add ½ water, ½...
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    Is 150mm Depth Enough For This Soil?

    Doing a shed base myself, using patio slabs. Intent is for a 10x8 shed, which will house bike, some weight equipment, approx. 150kg worth of stuff plus me when I train in there. Was going for 150mm deep, filled 100mm sub base Then mix builders sand and cement (with a paddle mixer and builders...
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    Is My Understanding And Diagram Correct

    Hi, Going from ceiling rose to modern light fitting. Ceiling rose is pic 1, light fitting connection pic 2. How I intend to connect is pic 3. I intend to make use of connector lever boxes and a piece of wire from the light fitting into the connector boxes. Am I right? If I need to amend, can...
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    Which 3 Wires Out Of These 6

    Looking for some help wiring a wall light socket. The Dunelm light fitting assumes 1 earth, 1 neutral and 1 live. Please see pic. My existing wall unit has multiple wires – please see picture: 1 sleeve (bottom – red) 1 sleeve (middle – earth red and black) 1 sleeve (top – earth and black…...
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    Bathroom Tiles - Old Render - How To Prep & Stuff

    Hi, I'm having a row of bathroom tiles installed (haven't got enough for full refurb). I will scrape the old adhesive before the tiler comes. I have 3 questions that I'd appreciate thoughts on. 1. Should I apply Mapei G primer the day before the tiler? (I have some left over from floor work)...
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    Washing Machine Connection - What Are These??

    I'm looking to connect this washing machine tomorrow and never done one before. At the back, there are 3 very similar looking round holes with plastic covers (one top central, and one bottom left and one bottom right). You can see the one on the left is open. What are these/does it matter if...
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    Help - Air Admittance - Where?

    Hi, I was told to use air admittance valve to stop sink from gurgling in doing out my new house. Also I understand this can help prevent unwanted smell. The sink meets a run which the dishwasher and washing machine join before tunelling outside the house. Please see below image, is the current...
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    Kitchen Waste Run - A or B

    Hi guys, I am a DIY'er and looking for advice on a kitchen waste run. Which run is preferable A or B? For A, from the washing machine/dishwasher waste, I get the runs to join the main flow asap. For B, I have slightly longer runs from the appliances (with slight drop in each) before returning...
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    Self Leveller - Should I Chisel All Stains/Old Paint

    I need to level some of my kitchen floor - it has some fresh paint spills which I can of course get up, also some fresh sticky tile type primer which is quite hard to get up. There is some pretty strong embedded duct tape/previous adhesive from lino. As you can see from the pics, its a bit of a...
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    Connecting Gas Cooker To Electrics - Am I Being Thick??

    So I had a lot of my kitchen re-done which meant a lot more electrical points etc. When I had the electrics done, I asked for specific sockets to connect the hood extractor and gas cooker. Please see pictures below, picture 1 shows spur fuse which I understand is to offer added protection from...
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    Vinyl LVT OK On This Floor?

    Got a floor that is mostly level and flat for my kitchen that I want to put LVT tile on (floating floor kind). Most of the kitchen is old marley type tile and perfectly level (see picture 1). However there is then a transition (see picture 2) which is a very slight slope, then the floor is...
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    Painting B&Q Style Cabinet Doors

    Hi, so I've got B&Q kitchen cabinet doors. They are 'normal' so material is noted as MDF/chipboard, however in construction type it says 'PP wrapped' I understand this to be some sort of very fine plastic covering - I assume to help with wiping down stains. I want to paint the doors, so assume...
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    UPVC French Door Frame Loose - Long Screws Or Grab Adhesive/Other?

    Please see image below, I have a UPVC french door frame which is loose at the top and the whole frame moves when you pull the handles when locked. Screws are within the sides of the frame and are fine. There isn't much lintel above the door frame. So what is the best option? Long drill bit...
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