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    Installing Windows from the inside.

    Morning all, Can anyone tell me if all windows can be fitted from the inside please? We want to replace out single-pane wooden windows but live on the third floor and want to avoid paying for scaffolding if at all possible. If it helps, we live in a victorian conversion and the external...
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    Another MDF painting question...

    Hi all, I need some help please. I am making a bath panel from MR MDF and want it finished in acrylic paint to match the existing paint scheme. Which of the following methods will give me the most waterproof result? 1) Acrylic primer, acrylic undercoat, acrylic top-coat. 2) Oil...
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    Plane advice please.

    Good morning, I am making a bath panel out of MR MDF, but due to a level bath and a sloping bathroom floor I need to 'shave' of about 5-20mm from one of the long edges. I would appreciate some advice on the following please - 1) Is 20mm too much to plane off (I don't have a circular saw)...
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    Free Bond-it and other stuff. Anyone?

    Hi everybody, I am having a clear out and have the following stuff going free (collection only from Twickenham): - 3/4 of a 10l tub of Thistle Bond-It - 1/2 bottle of ADP (probably 1ltr left) - 3 x felt pipe sleeves - 3 reels of board joinging tape (the glass mesh stuff) If no...
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    Which do I centre - Riser rail or shower head?!

    Afternoon all, A quick one please! I am currently fitting a new shower over the bath (tap-fed). Should I centre the riser rail or the shower head? gw
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    BAL APD peeling from new plaster.

    Good evening all, I am trying to tile a newly skimmed wall, but am having issues with the BAL APD primer peeling off after application. I would really appreciate our advice please. Below is a summary of what has happened to date - - I applied 2 neat coats (as per instructions) is came...
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    Tiling on a skim - devil float it?

    Evening all, I need to pick you brains please. When skimming a bathroom wall in preparation for tiling, I over-polished it and the primer (BAL APD neat) peeled off in sheets. I now intend to peel it all off and re-prime with a 1:1 dilute. Should I then give it a second coat, neat...
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    Skimming new (still damp) plaster

    Evenin' all, I have been trying my hand at plastering recently and am pretty happy with the results. I am find walls and ceilings "easy" but struggling with the smaller/fiddly areas. Today I plastered a window recess but, due to running out of plaster, I need to go back over it. How do...
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    Nervous about boxing in joints - advice please.

    Good morning all, I have refit my bathroom but have ended up with a compression joint in a really tricky position. Should it fail in the future there is no real chance of getting tool access. Is there anything I can do to limit the risk of this failing? Is it worth breaking the joint to...
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    Bottle Trap extension length question.

    An easy one for you :wink: I am installing a wall hung basin, and am looking for a chrome bottle trap. The distance of the plug-hole to the wall is 225mm, but it is proving difficult to find a trap with an extension of this length. So my question is; Can you simply cut a bottle trap...
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    How to wall hang a basin with no mounting holes...

    Morning, I have a bauhaus elite 50 basin (can't get the to upload) which I intended to wall mount using the appropriate vanity unit. The vanity unit is now no longer wanted so I need to find a way of hanging a basin which does not have the usual holes on the rear face for bolts. Any idea...
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    Dot & Dab depth (say that quickly...)

    Evening, What is the maximum depth you can D&D? I need to build an uneven wall out ~50mm; is this possible? I will be using moisture resistant board and tiling (bathroom). Many thanks in advance. GW
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    Skimming Aquapanel - Big mistake....?

    Hi All, I have installed Aquapanel on walls an ceiling of our small bathroom, believing this to be the most 'belt and braces' option. I have now understood that plastering it is not advised, unless using specific Knauf products (skim with a mesh). :cry: Can you please offer some guidance...
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    Replacing L&P - but laths pass behind the wall....

    I am replacing a Lath & Plaster wall with PB. I have stripped off the plaster to find that the laths in the corner of the room pass through to the next room. If I cut/remove these laths I imagine the plaster in the next room will be wrecked. Other than going back in time and not starting...
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    Soil Pipe Cutter - How short can?should I cut?

    I need to cut back a horizontal soil pipe in order to fit a new toilet. It is 3.5" ID cast-iron and still has it's collar. There is about 2.5" between the back of the collar and the wall - Will this be enough for a chain cutter to fit around it? :?: I intend to hire a cutter from HSS...
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    McAlpine WC Connector with Vent Boss - OK for basin waste?

    Does anyone have any experience with one of these: Would it be suitable to use as a basin waste? I am concerned that boss appears to pinch; but then it is just basin waste (washing hands/shaving). I cannot find any alternatives :| Thanks in advance.
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    Rescue / Replace / Remove Victorian Airbrick

    Hi All, I am renovating my bathroom but am stuck with what to do with a airbrick/vent. As you can tell, the thing has been painted over many times and is a mess. I deally I would tile this wall but I can't imagine it would look nice. Any ideas?! Ta GP
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    Chasing basin waste pipe

    Can someone kindly advise on whether the following chase for a bathroom waste is possible/sensible please? For informstion, the building is 1880's redbrick "mansion" split into flats (we are the 3rd of 4 floors). I had been considering connecting the waste to the toilet pan connector...
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    Basin Waste pipe connection.

    I need some advice please with regards to different pipe connection methods. I am installing a new basin and intend to have the 32mm waste running to a WC/soil pipe boss. This piping will then be boxed in. My questions are: a) What pipe joining method is most reliable – solvent...
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    Temporary toilet installation during bathroom refit.

    Hi all, I need some advice concerning the fitting of a new bathroom which I hope you can help with. I should mention that this is our only bathroom/WC….! I am concealing the toilet cistern behind a PB/Aquapanel wall which will be plastered prior to being tiled (not the whole wall will be...
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