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    Dangerous electrical installation

    P of d, this is obviously too much for you to handle so just leave it to the big boys. Do you belong to any associations? Just curious. With a name like that I hope you're not a sparky. Again, only a complete tw*t would run to the defence of someone that leaves live cables in a house where...
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    K. Lss is mor Rbgrs. That's y sheds got 666 thx.
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    :lol: I hear you Robger. Problem is Handykat's not from Meerkovo, or anywhere remotely near. He's local.
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    I don't have to prove a thing to any of you so you can... Anyway, I've got some good advice. Thanks guys! The real pros know who they are! Meerkat1
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    By the way, that smell's coming from the open drain they call your mouth! I'll explain why Hobbles. Because these are the tw*ts that worked in my house!
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    Sherlock and Johnny. Why are you p****d? Facts are facts! Why not put up your real names??
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    Johnny G - no, none of them were isolated ...and Prince of Darkness, please keep up... that's why I stopped him with a large chunk of money remaining 8) The other side of the story is: he's NOT a builder, he falsified his references, he had some good workers (bricklayer, carpenters, labourers...
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    Thanks Sherlock. I certainly don't underestimate the power of the law in my case. Therefore, I do have a solicitor involved already, and the whole reason the electrics were called into question is because of a very long list of defects (not snags) that have developed over the course of the...
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    Prince of Darkness, you sound just like my builder... :wink: Hope my builders case is as strong as yours.. No seriously though.. just to enlighten you, the 'builder' himself made a catalogue of errors from the ground floor to the roof (literally), has had every opportunity to make good...
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    Dangerous electrical installation

    My cowboy builder subcontracted the sparky from hell. The electrician, barely out of his teens (Part P qual. and 17th ed) has made a catalogue of errors in the wiring of my extension (2 storey side and single storey rear.) The NICEIC electrician I called out to inspect the property found live...
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    Rotten joist in bathroom under showerbath.

    Reaction of the Building Inspector whom I called back to the property following various concerns: :? :o :shock: !! Got to be replaced!!
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    Repairing rotten joist in bathroom

    Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to reply and share your knowledge and expertise. I just wanted to update you on the current situation. It looks like legal proceedings will be taking place (surprise, surprise!!) and all works are at a stand still. Without your advice, the...
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    10mm or 15mm fan / centrifugal or axial

    Alright smart Alec! :oops: Do know my metric I can assure you! Errrrrrhem...anyway... More to the point then. What do I need?
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    10mm or 15mm fan / centrifugal or axial

    I am fitting a new bathroom, with a bath, thermostatic shower and toilet. Can anyone help me make sense of bathroom fan specs? :? What is best 10mm hole has already been drilled, but will a 10mm fan be adequate? None of them seem to match up to the specs as recommended by that calculation...
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    Help! I'm losing my curves (in the ceiling)!!

    Thanks for the feedback guys. In response to your question Richard C, it's definitely a lath ceiling. [Really sorry but had to remove for legal reasons, but I've left enough for you to get the gist....]
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    Help! I'm losing my curves (in the ceiling)!!

    Really sorry but had to remove for legal reasons. (I can almost hear those of you following the thread before saying 'now there's a surprise!') Thanks so much for all your help everyone...I'll keep you posted.
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    25mm plywood floor or hardibacker overboarding in bathroom?

    This is soooo frustrating! :( The whole reason for lifting the floorboards was to put down a more suitable substrate and now it still seems like the wrong one!! Is WBP more expensive or what? Can't understand why he didn't just get the right stuff in the first place! I am seriously miffed...
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    Repairing rotten joist in bathroom

    Yeh okay, thanks for that mointainwalker! :wink: Now back to serious business!! I am worried, but the joists I have seen him fit in other parts of the house are far more secure and nothing like that frankenstein thing the carpenter bodged up in the bathroom. Hence why alarm bells started to...
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    Cuprinol on plywood before tiling??!

    Thanks so much guys. I'm no expert, but the whole idea sounded very strange to me. One thing I do need to check is the plywood, but I just don't know how to tell difference between WBP and other plywood. Any suggestions? If I have missed anything else I'd love to know. Thanks again!
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    Cuprinol on plywood before tiling??!

    My builder has suggested putting Cuprinol on a new plywood floor before tiling. Never heard of this before. Asked him if it would interfere with tile adhesive. He then suggested using pva to coat the wood afterwards. Doesn't sound quite right to me (why not just get the right plywood in first...
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