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by Scoie
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Overflow for ceramic sink...
Replies: 1
Views: 3511

Overflow for ceramic sink...

Hi, i recently purchased a plain ceramic sink with no attatchments. It has a standard 90mm waste outlet which i bought locally but i cannot find an overflow to fit it as the previous s/s sink had a grill which a screw passed into the pipe assembly - no such luck on the ceramic one! Any ideas chaps??...
by Scoie
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Compression fit - ptfe tape or paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Compression fit - ptfe tape or paste?

Hi, being a total novice in the plumbing arena, i was wonderering when making a standard compression fit joint what to use around the thread / olive etc to ensure a water tight fit?

Thanks in advance
by Scoie
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Thinner worktop clamps?
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Many thanks for your reply!!
by Scoie
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Thinner worktop clamps?
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Thinner worktop clamps?

Hi, im saving money by buying a 28mm worktop and was wondering if the standard worktop clamps still fit the thinner worktop or do they do thinner ones?
Cheers
by Scoie
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Building up concrete floor
Replies: 1
Views: 3464

Building up concrete floor

Hi all, Im looking to build up an existing concrete floor with more concrete to a hight of 12mm (the height of the plywood next to it) do i need to treat the existing concrete with anything before i lay this thin layer? Cheers in advance.
by Scoie
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Plywood Sheet Size
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

Plywood Sheet Size

Hi there, im about to tile over my floorboards after securing 12mm ply over the top, but i refuse to pay the extortionate price that the local hardware shop want to deliver the 8' x 4' sheets. They do offer a cheap cutting service and i can get the 4' x 4' sheets in my car. Can i use this on my floo...
by Scoie
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Bonding plywood to concrete floor
Replies: 2
Views: 6777

Bonding plywood to concrete floor

Hi, im going to tile my kitchen floor and half of it is floorboards while the other half is solid concrete. Obviously i will have to put down plywood first and screw it to the floorboards but what can i use to bond the plywood to the concrete? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
by Scoie
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Cutting slate rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 3519

Cutting slate rocks

Hi, im thinking of making a garden water feature out of slate rocks approx 1" to 2" thick and was wondering what i need to cut a hole (approx 3/4") in them. Any help would be appreciated.
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by Scoie
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixings required for external frame
Replies: 2
Views: 4209

Fixings required for external frame

Hi, im looking at replacing a couple of rotten door frame uprights on an external porch door and was wondering what size screws and associated plugs i need that will take the weight of the door.
Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Scoie
by Scoie
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Rotten door frame
Replies: 3
Views: 7824

Hi David, i would love to know what you decide to do as i have the same problem with my porch door - the bottom 1 1/2 feet of either frame is rotten! Ive heard terms like scarfing which is splicing in new section of frame but now ive read the above comment by the diydoctor i might replace the whole ...
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