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by rappo
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Building a bath box!
Replies: 0
Views: 2742

Building a bath box!

Hi there,

Anyone know what I need to do to build a box for my bath to fit into? I will be tiling up the sides of the box but where do I seal it?
by rappo
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet Overflow Pipe!
Replies: 2
Views: 13605

Toilet Overflow Pipe!

Hi all, I am in the process of putting in a new en-suite at my house and the question I have is: I am going to replace the toilet, but have noticed that there is a white plastic overflow pipe coming from the back of the cistern which goes through the wall outside. Whilst this is not a problem, I hav...
by rappo
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Knocking pipes!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2842

Knocking pipes!!

Hi, When I empty my bath there is a loud knocking sound coming from the pipes which are covered by a boxed section. What is happening here? I can understand pipes knocking when they expand with heat etc... but cannot for the life of me understand why they knock when the bath is emptying. HELP!! :sho...
by rappo
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Loose and wobbly stairs!!
Replies: 0
Views: 2935

Loose and wobbly stairs!!

Hi,

The problem I have in my 15 year (Bovis) home is that the stair case, in particular the bannister has a fair amount of play and wobbles when you hold on to it.

How do I fix this? Thanks. :roll:
by rappo
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plasterboard to tile Jointing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Thanks again KB. :)
by rappo
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plasterboard to tile Jointing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Plasterboard to tile Jointing?

Hi all, I think I am right in saying that when I dryline my en-suite bathroom I do not need to put any form of edging (metal or plastic) on the window resess/toilet framework etc.. where the plasterboard butts together if the whole room is going to be tiled from floor to ceiling? Any one disagree? :...
by rappo
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plasterboard Paper Ripped!
Replies: 3
Views: 5439

Many thanks KB,

Brilliant advice.

rappo
by rappo
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plasterboard Paper Ripped!
Replies: 3
Views: 5439

Plasterboard Paper Ripped!

Hi all, I have removed a glued on dado rail and a rather horrid stuck on 8 inch paper border from my son's new bedroom. Unfortunately the removal has ripped the top paper of the plasterboard in some areas, the board is fine and undamaged apart from this, my question is: can I sand down the plasterbo...
by rappo
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Breeze block interior walls?
Replies: 2
Views: 5924

Breeze block interior walls?

Hi all, Don't know if this topic belongs in here but here goes, I have an internal utility room in my kitchen which I want to remove to open up the full capacity of the kitchen. Trouble is I have punched through both plaster borad walls to find out what is behind and it is breeze block. Bearing in m...
by rappo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Floorboards in bedrooms!
Replies: 1
Views: 2768

Floorboards in bedrooms!

Hi all, I have recently removed the skanky carpets, underlay and paper dust sheets from all the bedrooms in my new house to reveal the floorboards. My house is only 15 years old and as you will know is fitted with the standard hard board flooring screwed into place. My question is: before I re-carpe...
by rappo
Mon May 26, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Removing an internal stud wall
Replies: 1
Views: 4737

Removing an internal stud wall

Hi all, I wish to remove an internal timber stud & plasterboard constructed utility room from my kitchen to enable the kitchen area to be opened up. Any tips as to how to remove the said walls without damage? after removing the door and frame do I punch through the plaster board and pull it away...
by rappo
Mon May 26, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: How do I remove tiles from plasterboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 11064

How do I remove tiles from plasterboard?

Hi all,

I want to remove all the existing tiles from my bathroom walls with a view to re-tiling from the floor to the ceiling.

How do I remove the existing tiles without damaging the plasterboard walls underneath and how do I prepare the walls for re-tiling?

Many thanks.

Dave :roll:
by rappo
Mon May 26, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How do I prepare plasterboard walls for painting
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

Many thanks Rosebery,

I will make sure further topics of this nature are in the correct place. Cheers for advice.

Dave. :roll:
by rappo
Sun May 25, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How do I prepare plasterboard walls for painting
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

How do I prepare plasterboard walls for painting

Hi all, I have just removed a grotty dado rail and a rather large kids sticker which was placed all round the room of my son's new bedroom. The problem is the top paper of the plasterboard has ripped in places and where the dado rail was also stuck on it has left streaks of glue. How do I get the wa...
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