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by saki
Mon Feb 19, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Stains, Marks and Remedies Forum
Topic: Removing acrylic render stains from monoblock
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Removing acrylic render stains from monoblock

I had a wall in my garden rendered with white acrylic topcoat. Despite my comments prior to the job the company have left whire acrylic stains on my monoblock at foot of wall. Any ideas on what I could use to remove them. TIA
by saki
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock

I got a company to render a wall in our garden with a final coat of white acrylic render. Despite warning them prior to starting they have left a few white stains on the monoblock at base of wall. Any ideas on the best way to remove them?
by saki
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Best Paint for Radiators
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Best Paint for Radiators

Some of my radiators have yellowed after twenty years of use. I want to freshen them up with a coat of white paint. Should I use special radiator paint available in DIY stores or is an ordinary oil-based satinwood better? I have spoken to several friends and they give differing advice.
by saki
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Pairing Salus Controller with Vokera Compact 29A Boiler
Replies: 1
Views: 1300

Pairing Salus Controller with Vokera Compact 29A Boiler

I have a Salus RT305TX controller and a RXRT505 receiver connected to my Vokera 29A boiler. Having been away from home for a few weeks I cannot get the controller/receiver to pair. There are only 3 jumpers in the controller so two are always open. I am assuming the open jumpers should correlate with...
by saki
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Smoke/Heat/CO RF Interlinked alarms
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Smoke/Heat/CO RF Interlinked alarms

Thanks Mr White. I have read regs again and you are correct the CO does not have to interlink to smoke alarms. That changes the issue. I will get a quote for a new mains one in the living room and to replace the two existing ones from an electrician before considering the RF route.
by saki
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Smoke/Heat/CO RF Interlinked alarms
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Smoke/Heat/CO RF Interlinked alarms

I currently have two mains wired smoke alarms in the hall and 1 mains wired heat alarm in the kitchen. All alarms are cabled together and are therefore interlinked. I live in Scotland and to comply with new legislation I will need to add a smoke alarm in the main living area and a CO alarm in the ut...
by saki
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Repair/Replace switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Repair/Replace switch

Okay. Got it. Didn't know about them. Hopefully be able to replace the single dimmer control. Thanks for your help.
by saki
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Repair/Replace switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Repair/Replace switch

I have a chrome switch plate that has 2 dimmer switches and two light switches. The plastic button on one dimmer is split and does not work. I would like to buy a new plastic button but cannot find any on the net. Could someone point me to a supplier or are they not available as a part. Failing that...
by saki
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Painting KRend
Replies: 0
Views: 2029

Painting KRend

Hi,

I want to paint external KRend walls. I have been told to use Krend sealer before painting. Only Krend sealer I can find appears to be a water repelling product. Should I use it before painting or is there some other KRend sealant that I should use.

Thanks
by saki
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: PIR Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: PIR Replacement

I typed PIR into screwfix search and assumed that it would list PIRs. They are listed as motion sensors. Screwfix by default lists user ratings from high to low so unless you change the sort order or go to last page you don't see the full story. There are no PIRs on screwfix site below £15 that have...
by saki
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: PIR Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: PIR Replacement

Thanks for your reply. Sensor at back switches on for two minutes then goes off but switches on when movement is detected even during daylight. I will check tonight though in case sensor at front is dusk only. It might make sense as that is entry path to house. I have done several electrical project...
by saki
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: PIR Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

PIR Replacement

Hi, I have replaced 6 external lights - four at back garden and two at front. There are two Steinel PIRs - one at front and one at rear. The two front lights work for two minutes then switch off but do not switch on again when movement occurs. The four rear lights work as expected. I am assuming tha...
by saki
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Rewire E27 Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: Rewire E27 Fitting

Thanks for your reply. I did try inserting a screwdriver there before I posted. I saw the clips that the lamp screws onto to make a connection at the back of those holes and didn't want to push too hard. I will give it another shot tomorrow.
by saki
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Rewire E27 Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Rewire E27 Fitting

I need to rewire an E27 fitting in an outside light as the existing wire is not long enough. I have taken the fitment apart without a problem but cannot figure out how to detach the wires. Previous fittings I have used all had the usual screw holders for wires. Am I missing an obvious way to detach/...
by saki
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Lifespan of Rendering Breezeblock Garden Wall
Replies: 0
Views: 2252

Lifespan of Rendering Breezeblock Garden Wall

I have several long garden walls composed of painted breezeblock which are pretty ugly. I was planning to get them rendered and then painted. However I am concerned the render might have a short life because they are retaining soil and pretty exposed to weather. Am I right to be concerned and if so ...
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