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    2 Core - 10mm2 PVC XLPE SWA - armour as CPC in an exported PME supply?

    Hi all, After some advice. I'm xporting a PME supply to a timber shed/workshop with no extraneous-conductive parts. The supply will come from an aditional CU in the house with a 40amp MCB and the outbuildings will have the following circuits fed from a CU in the shed/workshop: 4mm2 radial...
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    Newly laid turf (October 2017)in a sorry state...

    Hi all, I'm after some advice. Last year I completely overhauled our garden, removing lots of hedge, a dead willow tree, old patio, levelling out a 2 tier garden, building a sleeper retaining wall, fencing and various other bits, I did most of the work myself but got a landscaper in to do the...
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    Need advice on a re-roofing job currently underway at my home....

    Hi all, thanks for taking the time to read this. A couple of years ago we bought an ex-council end terrace 50's house, we've had some problems with the old slate roof and a roofing/roughcasting firm were out canvassing in the area and quoted us to have the roof replaced with tile, the price was...
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    Seeking advice on supplying two outbuildings

    Hi all, I'm after some advice and clarification on a few points for a proposed supply to two outbuildings in my garden, a shed/workshop I've just built and a small BBQ cabin further down the garden, neither of these have any water/gas supplies into them and are of timber construction. Firstly...
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    Supply type identification and opinion on earth loop reading

    Hi all, Thanks for taking the time. I'm looking to supply power to a shed/workshop I've just built a few metres from the house, and from there down a 25m run to a small BBQ cabin. So I've had an electrician out to quote for the job this morning left concerned that the supply was not earthed...
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    Timber frame window and door openings, waterproofing advice...

    Hello, I'm building a decent size timber workshop/shed at home. I'm effectively building it like a common US timber frame house, lined inside, 4x2 framework, insulated, breather membrane then cladding the outside with T&G tanalised shiplap cladding. The windows and door are double glazed...
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    Shed base / floor - insulation and damp proofing?

    Hello, I'm building a 9ft x 14ft shed/workshop and i'm after a little advice as it's the first time I've done anything like this. I've excavated and prepared a base consisting of, weed control/driveway membrane, 5 inches of compacted type 1 then a screeded 50mm sharp sand/cement 6/1 dry mortar...
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    URGENT - Dimmer switch wiring help!

    Hi all, sorry about the urgency here but im currently in darkness in my kitchen. I've just fitted 2 x dimmable spot bar (4 x halogen bulbs on each) lights in my kitchen. There's just one switch, it worked fine with the old switch. When I removed the switch the only points on the back is...
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    Bath size confusion!?

    I'm looking to replace my bath with a deeper one. The bath needs to be the same size as my existing bath as there's walls at both ends... here in lies the problem! My current bath is 1695mm in length.... every bath I've seen is 1700mm, seems it's a standard size but obviously this...
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    Possible big bathroom adjustment - advice required!

    I've been thinking about how to make the bathroom in my new attic flat bigger. All the rooms as you can see are large and I feel that the bathroom is the only letdown in the flat.... it's so small! I've removed the bath as I was planning fitting a deeper one and also I damaged some...
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    Questions for WoodYouLike or others "in the know"

    Hi there, you are the authority when it comes to solid/engineered flooring and I would appreciate your opinion on some engineered boards I've just bought. I've bought the following flooring, It's only 10mm thick with a 2.5mm real wood layer and is single plank with a satin laquered finish...
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    Fitting oak treads to my stairs?

    Hello, I've recently bought an attic flat. I have a small hall just in the front door, then a staircase up to the flat with a larger hall at the top that all the rooms come off. Everything is currently carpeted and I've bought engineered wood boards that I'd like to lay in both halls to...
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    Need additional shower, is a mixer tap/shower suitable?

    Hi all, Just looking for some advice. I'm looking to rent out my spare room in my new flat. Unfortunately the only shower is in my en-suite. The flat is electric only and I have an immersion tank hot water system that heats up overnight. I'd presume the cold water ccomes directly from the...
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    Metal socket boxes protruding from the wall!!

    Hi all, looking for some adivce. I'm tiling my splashback in the kitchen of my new build flat this weekend, I've removed all the socket facings to I can tile and also as I'm replacing them for metal ones. The thing is.. every one of the metal cages that sit in the wall are protruding...
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    Bending 10mm alu pipe ... need some help!

    Hi folks ... Firstly, this is not strictly a plumbing question however I'm guessing there are loads of people on here who will be ablt to help with my question? I have a alu tube with ID of 10mm that I need to bend slightly, I have seen internal bending springs on ebay and other sites...
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