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    Does my chimney need rebuilding? (lots of photos)

    Hey, So today I had some scaffold erected around my chimney with the intention of repointing it then applying Stormdry masonry sealant. I suspected the chimney had become porus because there is a damp patch in the bedroom upstairs where the ceiling meets the chimney breast. However, when I got...
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    Will a concrete plinth for tandoor oven crack with the heat?

    Hi all, I'm building a tandoor oven in the garden. The basic design will look something like this crude diagram: The part I'm not sure about is the 'concrete stand'. I need to create a plinth or stand on which the clay pot can sit. The stand will be hollow and inside I'll put...
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    Lime Render for Inside Of Chimney Breast

    Hi all, I want to apply a lime render to the inside walls of my fireplace, into which I am installing a wood burner. I'm only going to render the sides and leave the back wall brick exposed. The photo shows the situation: My question is the metal bead put in place for...
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    Creating a shelf for a wood burning stove...

    Hi all, As the thread title suggests, I'm looking to support a wood burning stove which weighs around 95KG. I have removed the open fire in the lounge and we are left with the open chimney breast which is around 96cm wide and 50cm deep. I intend to install a wood burner. Rather than place...
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    DIY Internal Door - Should I buy a Triton 2000 or saw table?

    Hi all, For some reason the door frames in my house are only around 73" high. Finding doors to fit is nigh on impossible - unless I have them made to order - but the cost is too high. I therefore am going to build my own doors. I own basic tools (saws, chisels, drills etc) but to build...
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    Removing Victorian Fireplace - Where is the lintel? see pic

    Hey all, glad I found this forum! I'm just in the process of removing the open fire from our living room. I've remove the fire surround etc and I'm trying to establish if/where the original lintel is. Here is a photo: So far, as hopefully is clear from the photo, there is just a...
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