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  1. S

    Bath Leak

    Hi all Leak appeared in kitchen ceiling. Pulled back bath cover upstairs and looks like water been getting in for some time. Haven't long lived in property. Floorboards and plaster knackered. Removed all existing sealant and resealed with clear and white sealant to get a thick finish. Still no...
  2. L

    Toilet fill valve replacement

    I need to replace a bottom-entry fill valve but there are a few things I'm not sure about. Firstly... the existing (original) valve is a Roca one, and I'm having trouble identifying exactly which part it is because there seem to be at least a couple of different variants out there that look...
  3. R

    woodburner flashing leak easy fix?

    Hi - woodburner - stainless pipe through roof via lead flashing - has storm collar - ok for several years now (after some external sealing with grey lead sealant) though now leaking a bit in intense rain between the double wall pipe and the lead tube. (suspect through rain bouncing off roof...
  4. AlecDIYMAN

    All new Flashing... Opinions please I'm not happy

    My Mums house has a little lean-to with a Poly-carbonate roof which had a Flashing Tape seal. We hired a roofer to fit Lead flashing, this is the result, it's obviously messy, but I'm not sure it's even chased into the wall properly, the pitched part isn't stepped in, and there's a hole at one...
  5. T

    Window frame gap fillers

    We’ve been painting the walls around our windows and to do so we have removed the sealant - the idea was to paint and use a mould resistant sealant (we’ve had condensation and water build up issues before) however the gap is very large. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should use...
  6. D

    Door frame not weatherproof

    I had this door put in but it was all a bit ad hoc so the door reveal was too wide and some add-on pieces were put on (I don't know what the correct term for them is). The interior emulsion is starting to spot with mold along the inside of the frame so obviously it isn't sealed. I think the...
  7. DrWho

    White sealant along non tiled kitchen walls

    The white sealant is neat along the plasterboard walls, I've noticed a 2 to 3 mm kind of line mark along the top of the sealant, like as if there's been a further clear sealant along the top of the white sealant, nothing can be felt apart from the white sealant, what could this be? Is it due to...
  8. DrWho

    New Bath Panel fitted

    Had a new side bath panel fitted, the room has lino laid, the builder customer care guy who fitted the new long side and short end side looks to have used the same white sealant on the wall end as he has along the bottom of the bath panel, should he not have used painters caulk for the end...
  9. S

    Do I need to fix the sealant on this window?

    I've realised that the paint on one of my exterior windowsills is flaky and loose. Some of it has already come away, and I'm planing to scrape the rest off to repaint. The window has obviously been sealed when it was put in, but the sealant is on top of the paint, so where the paint has flaked...
  10. C

    Sealant round tiling in a very hot conservatory?

    Simple question. Sealant round our tiled floor to brickwork in our conservatory has gone. I guess with the extreme heat and cold winters its cracked and disappeared. Now we have literally thousands of ants coming through...bloody pests even with ant powder they still return. See picture...
  11. H

    New shower enclosure

    I'm hoping to get a new shower enclosure but will be keeping existing tray. There will be some damage to the tray/tile seal when the old enclosure is removed can I just repair with extra sealant or would the advice be to replace the old seal completely before going ahead and fitting new...
  12. MeldrewsMate

    Damp 9" solid wall - will Thompson's waterseal help?

    I got a call from the gf yesterday, a large damp patch had appeared high up on her bedroom wall, and I can't confess to being the culprit...it's been a long time since that was possible. Her flat is the ground floor of a converted 1910 (ish) semi house with solid 9" walls. The bedroom affected...
  13. A

    Original Masonry window frame - protection advice?

    Moved in to an old house that has been done up through the years. Original rough hewn masonry of window frames is still bare but is showing signs of wear with a fine crumble/dust coming off it. I'm looking in to putting a protective sealant on it before hard weather of winter comes along but...
  14. M

    Moths - get rid of carpet/close gap between built-in dresser and concrete floor

    We live in a rented flat and have recently started having problems with carpet moths in one of the rooms. There is 100% fitted wool carpet everywhere, so perfect for them. When trying to find the nest we noticed what looked like rice grains near the fitted/built-in cupboard/dresser and pulled up...
  15. A

    What type of sealant to use for exterior windows and door frames

    Hi, Can someone please advise what type of sealant I should use to seal an exterior window and door frame, acrlyic or silicone. Can someone recommend a decent not too expensive brand please as there seems to be quite a few on the market. Many thanks.
  16. S

    Silicone Sealant Saviour

    Dear all, Does anyone know an alternative to silicone sealant (to run around the sides of a bath)? I have now applied on several occasions silicone sealant of varying brands and seemingly none last very long. Either black mould appears, despite being applied very smoothly and neatly, or small...
  17. M

    Sealing on top of sealed tile ? Help.

    Hi guys, My Tiler has laid some newly chipped edge travertine tiling in my kitchen very beautiful with an ivory grout. before grout, we sealed the tile with a solvent impregnated sealer using "DRY TREAT " Stain-proof. Solvent-based sealer, before grout and again after the grout. This...
  18. D

    Sealing round new double glazed windows

    Hi, We've just had some new double glazing windows fitted and they look great. They have sealed the left, top and right of the windows with brown sealant but, under the upvc window sill, if you get your head down there and look up, there's a bout a 2-3 mm gap between the bottom of the sill and...
  19. N

    Replacing seal around steel garage door frame

    Apologies for the long post... I gather that using expanding foam to fill the gap between the frame and the masonry, then caulking with silicone, is the way to go. I'm wary of putting in too much foam, in case it expands to the point of separating the frame further from the masonry. Does...
  20. E

    Lead paint? on walls

    A DIY frenzy over the BH weekend uncovered a layer of paint (rubberised by the steamer) underneath the paper. I peeled this all off and disposed of it, leaving another layer of yellowish paint with a powdery finish on the wall and a few cracked areas revealing another layer of green paint...
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