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by LES EATON
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: anchoring wood panels to wall
Replies: 1
Views: 4022

anchoring wood panels to wall

I have designed the interior of fitted wardrobes that I am planning to build. The interior includes 3 'side panels' fitted at right angles to the wall which are to be used to break the full width of the space into sections. To anchor these 3 panels to the wall, I am hoping to get three 7 to 8 foot m...
by LES EATON
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Fuse boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 18850

Fuse boxes

I've been told that the old-fashioned fuse boxes are now illegal, and should have been replaced with the 'trip-switch' unit.

Is this true, and if so who is supposed to foot the bill.
by LES EATON
Fri May 28, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: House bricks in garden
Replies: 1
Views: 4043

House bricks in garden

My garden contains a significant number of standard house bricks, which over time have proved that they are not waterproof / frostproof, as most have now crumbled to varying degrees, and I would like to replace them all as they are not particularly friendly on the eye. I can easily replace those tha...
by LES EATON
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: tiling on wood
Replies: 0
Views: 2914

tiling on wood

I'm attempting to fix some ceramic tiles onto wood - not a good idea I know, but I have some pipework in the bathroom that has been 'hidden' by a wooden surround and I want to tile that surround to match the rest of the room. I have primed the wood with PVA (1 part to 5 parts water), but the ceramic...
by LES EATON
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: attaching ceramic tiles to a wooden surface
Replies: 2
Views: 16083

attaching ceramic tiles to a wooden surface

I am having problems fixing ceramic tiles to a wooden surface - not a good idea I know, but I have some piping in the bathroom that has been 'hidden' by a wooden surround and I'm trying to tile it to match the rest of the room. I have given the wood a coat of PVA primer (1 part to 5 parts water) to ...
by LES EATON
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Hanging kitchen cupboard doors
Replies: 1
Views: 3502

Hanging kitchen cupboard doors

I have found the project on hanging kitchen cupboard doors very useful, but there is something I would like to ask which I don't think is covered by the project - I'm pretty sure what the answer is going to be, but I'll ask it anyway. ie. Is there a way of adjusting one corner of the door closer to ...
by LES EATON
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Shed base not flat
Replies: 0
Views: 4825

Shed base not flat

I have recently erected a shed in my garden. For the base I used an area of concrete that had previously (before I lived there) been used as a shed base. Unfortunately, the recent heavy rain has highlighted the fact that the base is not level as the water does not all run away and a large pool build...
by LES EATON
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Hammerite on brickwork
Replies: 4
Views: 17351

Arn't all paints microporous to some extent.
by LES EATON
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Hammerite on brickwork
Replies: 4
Views: 17351

Hammerite on brickwork

I want to paint a couple of rows of bricks at the base of the outside walls of my house. Several people have suggested I use Hammerite, but the tin states that it is for metal only. Would I be OK using it on brickwork, or is there a better alternative.
by LES EATON
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: decorating
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

decorating

How late in the year is in feasible to paint outdoor surfaces (eg window frames) :?: [color=red][/color]
by LES EATON
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: stripping paint from metal
Replies: 1
Views: 2978

stripping paint from metal

I have some metal windows that have gloss paint on. The previous owner was less than careful when painting the hardwood frames, and there is a lot of paint on the metal. If I was to use a paint stripper (eg Nitromors) on them, presumeably this would strip down to the bare metal, which is not what I ...
by LES EATON
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: rremoving paint from metal
Replies: 0
Views: 2584

rremoving paint from metal

What is the best way to remove old paint from a metal surface without damaging the metal
ie. I have a set of patio doors which the previous owner decided to paint :!: - I want to remove the paint to see what the doors are like without causing them any damage
by LES EATON
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cold water pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 2361

Cold water pressure

I have just installed an outside tap, and I am amazed how much this has affected the cold water pressure around the house, even with the tap turned off. It must have reduced the pressure by about 50% everywhere (kitchen, downstairs WC, bathroom). Is there anything I can do to restore it to something...
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