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by russellfl
Wed May 27, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Removing Tiles on Outside Gable Wall so that the Whole Wall can be Rendered
Replies: 0
Views: 2332

Removing Tiles on Outside Gable Wall so that the Whole Wall can be Rendered

Hi can anyone advise please? I have a 1970s bungalow that has a gable that has been half tiled, the other half has been rendered. it is above a large window in a bungalow. I want to remove the tiles and have the whole gable rendered. I have just removed a few tiles to see what was underneath, expect...
by russellfl
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Kitchen Hot Tap Tripping RCD When Turned on?
Replies: 2
Views: 5632

Kitchen Hot Tap Tripping RCD When Turned on?

Hi, can anyone help? I have a combi boiler which works fine on heating but when the kitchen hot tap is turned on it trips the main fuse. The kitchen sink is metal. The boiler is in the kitchen also. The en suite and bathroom taps don't trip though

Has anyone any ideas what could be doing it?
by russellfl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Waste Outlet Pipes - How to Combine 4 into one?
Replies: 1
Views: 2028

Waste Outlet Pipes - How to Combine 4 into one?

Hi does anyone know if there's a product that combines up to four waste pipes (washing machine dishwasher etc) into a single pipe?

I have four pipes at ground level going to one drain hopper which makes it look unsightly.

Cheers
by russellfl
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: What size shed framing timber for roof apex and walls?
Replies: 1
Views: 8097

What size shed framing timber for roof apex and walls?

Hi, I'm about to replace an old wooden shed with a new larger one, (old 10ft x 8ft) new (16ft x 10 ft). I will be making a floor on skids and am ok with what I need for that, but what size timber will i need for the walls/apex roof framing? i will be finishing the exterior with shiplap cladding.
by russellfl
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Replacing an External Shed - Planning Permission Needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 2752

Replacing an External Shed - Planning Permission Needed?

Hi, I have an old wooden 10feet x 8feet shed thats falling to bits. It runs alongside my bungalow and doesn't extend past the building line. i would like to replace it with a metal shed 17feet x 10feet. It would sit on slabs and though larger it still wouldn't extend past the building line. Do you t...
by russellfl
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Sticking Shower Switch - What Keeps Causing This?
Replies: 6
Views: 9416

Sticking Shower Switch - What Keeps Causing This?

Hi, can anyone advise? I have had problems with my shower ceiling 45a switch. Sometimes I can pull it on/off though I have to give it a very strong pull but other times it sticks until I give it a good whack with an hair brush, though now it's given up the goat completely. This is the second one I'v...
by russellfl
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Water Leaking From Combi Boiler Overflow After Replacing Expansion Tank and Pressure Release Valve
Replies: 0
Views: 3440

Water Leaking From Combi Boiler Overflow After Replacing Expansion Tank and Pressure Release Valve

Hi, I have some water coming out of the combi overflow. I have had the expansion tank and the pressure relief valve replaced but i still get some water in a bag I taped onto the pipe. Is it normal to get some water coming out of the overflow? Before I had the items changed I was topping up the boile...
by russellfl
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Possible Leaking Oil Fed Combi System With Water Pressure Drop
Replies: 0
Views: 2049

Possible Leaking Oil Fed Combi System With Water Pressure Drop

Hi, can anyone help? I have a combi boiler system running off oil. Most of the pipework is under floor and difficult to get at so I can't tell where theres a leek if any. I have to top up the water pressure about every two weeks and judging by how long it takes i think it is taking about a mug full ...
by russellfl
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: cooker hood
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Re: cooker hood

Thanks for the info, It looks like my village will be getting gas soon so I have gone ahead and bought a visor CH as I prefer to cook with gas. The only thing that confuses me is that t bearing in mind the casing is metalhe mains flex comes without an earth wire, is this normal?
by russellfl
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: cooker hood
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

cooker hood

Hi, can anyone advise?

I have an electric oven & hob but no cooker hood. There is a socket installed already and a CH just needs plugging into it. The kitchen has a 600mm bridging unit above the hob. can anyone suggest what type of cooker hood I would need to slot under the bridging unit?

Cheers
by russellfl
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Main switch tripping
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

Main switch tripping

Hi, can anyone advise? I live in an area that has a lot of power cuts, usually only for a few minutes at a time. What quite often happens is the main trip switch on my RCD consumer unit trips at the same time, which is ok if i'm at home, but causes problems if i'm away for a few days as my freezer t...
by russellfl
Sat May 19, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: finishing off a tiled shower room
Replies: 1
Views: 2533

finishing off a tiled shower room

Hi, can anyone advise? I have retiled my shower area in my en suite, It is a just three walls, a shower door and shower basin. i think i've done it right by tanking the walls and using waterproof adhesive and grout. is there anything else I should do? someone mentioned i should seal the tiles and gr...
by russellfl
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Fungus in shower area
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Re: Fungus in shower area

Thanks for the info, it seems the safest answer then is to strip out the shower area. Do you know what I should use to seal the plasterboard before re tiling?

Cheers
by russellfl
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Fungus in shower area
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Fungus in shower area

Hi, can anyone help? Hi have recently moved into a 70's bungalow which has an en-suite shower off one of the bedrooms. I have noticed fungi mushrooms coming out of the tiles which back on to a stud wall. The shower area is just a door and the tiled walls complete the cubicle. Short of stripping out ...
by russellfl
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Loose socket outlet in plasterboard
Replies: 1
Views: 4387

Loose socket outlet in plasterboard

Hi,
I have a double plastic backbox in a plastered stud wall, but the plasterboard has has broken around the back box and the box comes out of the wall. Any ideas how I can mend it short of cutting a new hole?
Cheers
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