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by Beckface
Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:15 am
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Sash windows and secondary glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Sash windows and secondary glazing

Thanks for replying. Sorry, bit confused, do you mean get a single piece that fits the window casing, rather than the two sliding pieces? I haven't seen any like that but will have a look. I think two separate pieces that fit each of the sliding panel would look nicer, but as I said in the post I ha...
by Beckface
Sat Sep 30, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Change tap or fix it?
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Change tap or fix it?

We have an upstairs toilet and the hot tap is loose, causing annoying loud vibrations through the pipework. It's worse when water runs elsewhere in the house (e.g. toilets flushed, shower used), but does it sometimes as well when nothing else is in use. It is also leaking inconsistently, allowing a ...
by Beckface
Fri Sep 29, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Sash windows and secondary glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Sash windows and secondary glazing

Can anyone recommend a type of secondary glazing that is suitable for vertical sash windows? I've looked at the type of glazing that sticks to the window frame, but if we attach that to the top sash the window will no longer be able to slide open. Has anyone had success with another type of secondar...
by Beckface
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How to hang bathroom wall cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 954

How to hang bathroom wall cabinet

Looking for advice on how to hang a Lewis and Cooke double mirrored bathroom wall cabinet. I got it secondhand with no installation instructions and I can't figure out how best to hang it. 1. It's going on a tiled wall so I want to get it right. I thought we could just screw it to the wall (through ...
by Beckface
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Cover hole in ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Cover hole in ceiling

Thank you! I'll try that
by Beckface
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Cover hole in ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Cover hole in ceiling

JPEG_20220730_141452_resize_91.jpg DIY novice here. I have a gas pipe coming down from the sealing above into our kitchen. I was going to box it in but have decided against this and will settle for repainting it. However, I want to cover the hole in the ceiling that has been left around the pipe as...
by Beckface
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Bendy bathroom beading
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Bendy bathroom beading

We tiled our bathroom walls a few weeks ago and the ceiling/floor has been sealed with silicone, but unfortunately the line along the ceiling looks really messy due to the ceiling not being flat. Rather than removing the silicone and redoing it, I'd prefer to attach beading over the top. However, pa...
by Beckface
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: How to remove fence panels
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

How to remove fence panels

The top of our fence panel came off and it needs replacing. Unfortunately it's not clear to me how we remove the panel as it doesn't seem to be one we can just slide up and out. I've attached photos of the fixings. Each panel is attached to a central wooden post with a metal fixing halfway up, but t...
by Beckface
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Edging tiles in bathroom after installation
Replies: 1
Views: 2248

Edging tiles in bathroom after installation

We moved into our house a few years ago. The previous owners had a new bathroom and toilet room installed, and the installers left the tiling unedged in both. The bathroom we're having redone, but I want to know how best to edge the small amount of tiling behind the sink in the toilet room. I've att...
by Beckface
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp penetrating into rooms from external wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

Re: Damp penetrating into rooms from external wall

Hi Thank you, that was really helpful. We did as suggested and noticed that there was a slight overpour. We got someone out to replace the guttering and also redo the pointing in places, and fingers crossed the issue seems resolved. Thanks as well for the advice about fixing the wallpaper. Once the ...
by Beckface
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp penetrating into rooms from external wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

Damp penetrating into rooms from external wall

I live in a solid brick terraced house, 2 up 2 down. This month I've noticed the wallpaper is lifting badly in the same place of both the upstairs bedroom (bottom corner) and the dining room (top corner) - one is above the other, both where the external wall is. This has never happened before and is...
by Beckface
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Drill bit sizes when replacing broken drill bit
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Drill bit sizes when replacing broken drill bit

I have a Bosch drill bit set which I've had for years. https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-straight-hex-shank-mixed-drill-screwdriver-bit-set-50-pieces/38076 It comes with six TC masonry drill bits, but my size 6 broke. I purchased a replacement drill bit here https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-straigh...
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