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by the2ems
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Issue With UPVC Door Hinge Pin
Replies: 1
Views: 6306

Issue With UPVC Door Hinge Pin

Can anyone help me with this UPVC door hinge. You can see from the pic that the pin is sticking up, and it won't just push down. Is it simply a matter of loosening the screw on the side then pushing it down? I am reluctant to mess with it until I get advice, because I don't know if the screws are th...
by the2ems
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: How do I Stop a Toilet Seat Gradually Moving Over Time
Replies: 3
Views: 5498

How do I Stop a Toilet Seat Gradually Moving Over Time

As the title suggests, how do I stop a toilet seat from gradually moving over time? No matter how tight I do up the fittings, the seat will twist clockwise over time. This happens at my daughters house too, on a seat that I have fitted. So what am I doing wrong? Or is it a natural phenomenon? The se...
by the2ems
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Patchy Emulsion After Covering Light Green Emulsion on Lining Paper
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Re: Patchy Emulsion After Covering Light Green Emulsion on Lining Paper

As it has been a month since I posted this question, I have now completed the job. I finished up with 4 coats of emulsion. It is possible that you are correct about the drying. There is a radiator on that wall.
by the2ems
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Patchy Emulsion After Covering Light Green Emulsion on Lining Paper
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Patchy Emulsion After Covering Light Green Emulsion on Lining Paper

I am trying to redecorate my daughters lounge, but am having problems with patchy emulsion. When she moved in 4 years ago we stripped the old anaglypta off, and after lots of filling and sanding, the walls were lined with a good quality lining paper. Two coats of light green Dulux emulsion was fine....
by the2ems
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Screwing into Floor Joists from Below to Construct Shelving in Basement
Replies: 1
Views: 2077

Screwing into Floor Joists from Below to Construct Shelving in Basement

Not sure if I am in the right place for this. If not can someone please direct me to the correct section. I live in a Victorian terrace with a basement below the kitchen and dining room, and I want to install some storage shelves below the dining room. I suspect that this was once a coal cellar, as ...
by the2ems
Tue May 13, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Cleaning Paint Brushes so That They Stay Soft?
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Re: Cleaning Paint Brushes so That They Stay Soft?

I don't soak them. Just a good up and down in the spirit till it looks clean. Then soapy water.
by the2ems
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Cleaning Paint Brushes so That They Stay Soft?
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Cleaning Paint Brushes so That They Stay Soft?

Seems a simple thing, but I have started having problems cleaning paint brushes after using oil/solvent based paint. In the past I have always used white spirit, followed by warm running water and washing up liquid. But lately the bristles never seem to come clean. They always feel a bit "greas...
by the2ems
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Mixing Adhesive - What Does 3 Parts By Volume Mean?
Replies: 1
Views: 3233

Mixing Adhesive - What Does 3 Parts By Volume Mean?

When the instructions say mix 3 parts by volume, does that mean 3 of powder to 1 of water, or 2 powder to one water?
If it's the first, how do you lay tiles with bread dough? :(
by the2ems
Fri May 10, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Paint recommendation please
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

Paint recommendation please

I have to do some emulsioning, and the colour chosen by my wife is made by Leyland. Anyone used their paints, are they ok?
by the2ems
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Outside drainage: New manhole covers are smaller than the one I have
Replies: 0
Views: 3995

Outside drainage: New manhole covers are smaller than the one I have

Hi, not sure if I am in the right part of the forum, but I couldn't find a section on outside drainage. I want to buy a new manhole cover, but the dimensions shown on the ones at Wickes are smaller than the one I have. The house where I need the cover is probably from around the 50's so the cover is...
by the2ems
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Drill chuck removal
Replies: 2
Views: 6216

Drill chuck removal

The keyless chuck on my Wickes cordless drill has jammed in the fully open position after using it with a paddle mixer attachment. It's out of warranty so no point trying to return it. I bought a replacement chuck from the same store, which it says fits their drills. The problem I have is removing t...
by the2ems
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Using cement tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 2457

Using cement tiles

Hi, I have to fix some cement wall tiles that my Daughter got from Morocco. The instructions say to use regular thinset mortar, but this means nothing to me. Could someone please explain what this is, or maybe tell me a brand name to use. Preferably available from the normal outlets, eg Wickes, Topp...
by the2ems
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Renewing cable to security and courtesy lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Renewing cable to security and courtesy lights

Hi, I have a 100 watt security light and a courtesy light which were fitted by a previous owner. They have separate cables going to the supply. The wiring is a little untidy and conspicuous, so I want to renew it and re route it. Do I need to keep it as two cables, or could I run just one, first to ...
by the2ems
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Renewing cable to security and courtesy lights
Replies: 0
Views: 1813

Renewing cable to security and courtesy lights

Hi, I have a 100 watt security light and a courtesy light which were fitted by a previous owner. They have separate cables going to the supply. The wiring is a little untidy and conspicuous, so I want to renew it and re route it. Do I need to keep it as two cables, or could I run just one, first to ...
by the2ems
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Grout or point
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

Grout or point

Riven slate tiles, what should I do? I will be sealing first
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