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by toaster
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Replacing BASTA fasteners on windows
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

Replacing BASTA fasteners on windows

We've just moved into a house which has these fasteners and stays and they're a bit tired. I would replace like for like but Basta are no more. What i dread is getting a replacement that is not going to line up and we'll just end up with casement frames full of holes and lose furniture - am i likely...
by toaster
Thu May 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet and Shower Waste Issues and Possible Blockage?
Replies: 0
Views: 1764

Toilet and Shower Waste Issues and Possible Blockage?

We have an ensuite from which the waste from the shower tray, wash basin merge (I assume) with the toilet. Recently when we flush the toilet it doesn't quite run away like it should, the water following the flush settles maybe 2-3 cms above normal and then subsides to normal in 15 seconds or so, whi...
by toaster
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: pathetic guttering fix needed :(
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

standoff/stay

I have one - a white enamelled on which is fine for some stuff - but it doesn't get me far enough out to get past and over the gutter - do they come in different sizes or is there a way of fixing it to get more distance?

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by toaster
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: pathetic guttering fix needed :(
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

pathetic guttering fix needed :(

We have two pieces of guttering that have popped out of their clips and are causing problems when it rains (problems of damp and problems of SWMBO telling me I haven't fixed it for 3 years!). Problem is there is quite an overhang on the roof and when I tried to get the ladders up to problem #1 I fou...
by toaster
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Painting the outside of a half rendered house
Replies: 3
Views: 18643

Painting the outside of a half rendered house

Our house is 1930s detached and the first floor is painted render. It's looking in need of repainting (though it would last another couple of years). a) how often should one expect to have to repaint the exterior rendering? b) It's all fairly accessible apart from one area where we abut the neighbou...
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