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by Joiner_Mike
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Price to fit skirting?
Replies: 2
Views: 19275

Price to fit skirting?

Hi all. A question for fellow joiners. Normally I would estimate how long it will take me to fit skirting boards and charge accordingly. I've just been to price up a job and there are several hundred metres of skirking to be fitted and I was wondering what the average price was per metre. Easier tha...
by Joiner_Mike
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Partition Wall Squeaks
Replies: 10
Views: 26378

Hi again I might have been misunderstood a little. When the floor expanded on a job I worked on, the noise didn't come from the floor but from the wall itself. Due to the floor expanding it was pushed against the wall tight. Since the floor has expanded to its full potential after it has pushed the ...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Hingeward Bound.. By The Doors
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

door not closing

Hi Sounds like to me like the door in binding against the door casing as you close the door. Take the door off and put a square on the hinge side and on the top of the door to see its square. When I shave a door I will angle it slightly so the side of the door that closes into the casing is slightly...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fitting door catch to french doors
Replies: 1
Views: 6651

french door locks

These are more complicated to fit than a normal door lock. Normaly the locks do come with instructions. I have sat here for a while trying to explain in text how its done but im finding it hard. Can you look at someone elses french doors to see how it looks when it's fitted so you have an image in y...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: fire doors
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

Doors

All doors will expand and extract when no paint/varnsh finish is on. The paint/varnish prevents the wood from drawing in moisture from the air which in turn makes the door expand. Shave the door so it opens with ease and has a gap big enough for a couple of coats of varnish/paint and able to still o...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Partition Wall Squeaks
Replies: 10
Views: 26378

squeeky wall

Just a quick note. Has the wall always made this noise? I have in the past had the same problem in a house and it was caused by the laminate flooring having expanded its full potential and cos it was tight against the wall was putting pressure on the wall. When I took 10mm off the laminate to give i...
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Looking for karndean flooring course, Lancashire
Replies: 1
Views: 4644

Looking for karndean flooring course, Lancashire

Hi all I currently fit laminate, solid and enginereed flooring for a flooring company, but they also sell karndean flooring. With the other floors there are 3 of us who get the work passed on, but they don't currently know anyone who fits karndean flooring. I would like to do a course in fitting it ...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fixing Plasma TV onto stud partition wall
Replies: 4
Views: 9558

Fixing Plasma TV onto stud partition wall

Hi all. A question for my fellow joiners. I have recently being asked by a customer to fix a bracket to a stud partition wall for a plasma which is a monstrous 5ft wide 35 inch high and 70kg's in weight. The only way I can think is to strip the plasterboard off one side of the wall. Fix more 4"...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Adding a stair handrail
Replies: 2
Views: 4655

Handrail

Hi You can buy small square wooden blocks from your local timer yard. You can fix these to the wall first by using long screws which will go though the plasterboard and into the brick. Then attach the handrail brackets to the blocks with the normal small screws. If when you say a plasterboard wall y...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Do I neen to prime plasterboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 4752

Do I neen to prime plasterboard?

Hi all Probably a simple answer for you tilers. I want to tile a fireplace (just the wall surrounding a gas fire.) It's an old house and the wall is very uneven. Was thinking of fixing some pink plasterboard and then tiling onto that. Do I prime the pink plasterboard with something or can i tile str...
by Joiner_Mike
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cracking noises in solid oak flooring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

cheers for your reply. Hope so i havent been back to the house for a while, next time i go i'll let you know how it is. Cheers again for your reply
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cracking noises in solid oak flooring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Cracking noises in solid oak flooring?

Hi I have recently fitted a solid russian oak flooring grade A&B onto a sleeper system. Visqueen then 3"x2" framework at 200mm centres then the solid wood running perpendicular fixed with tongue tite screws. The next day when i went back to do another room the floor was making cracking...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: any advise for laying solid wood onto concrete?
Replies: 0
Views: 3864

any advise for laying solid wood onto concrete?

Hi all Hope you are all well. Im just after some advise and helpful tips. I am going to be laying a solid wood flooring onto a concrete slab. I am doing around 100sqm running into 4 rooms. I have decided to do this using the sleeper method using 2"x1" batons. I was thinking of doing it in ...
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Any tips for complete novice plasterer
Replies: 3
Views: 4807

Cheers, looked at them...great amount of info. Thank you again
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Any tips for complete novice plasterer
Replies: 3
Views: 4807

Any tips for complete novice plasterer

Hi all :D Was hoping for some good advise off all you plastering experts. I am a joiner and recently had a go at plastering a wall, which was pretty good. even shocked myself. But was wondering if you girls/guys could give me more help to make me better. The steps i did was as follows:- sorry don't ...
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