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by thedoctor2
Thu May 31, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Closed coupled toilet and cistern problems
Replies: 1
Views: 3603

Hi
This may sound a silly answer , but have u tightened the wing nuts up .
2. The cistern must sit at 90 degree's to the pan ,you could look for distortions on the pan /cistern to
If your still having problems check with the supplier
Hope this has helped a little
by thedoctor2
Wed May 30, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Repairing wood damaged by sap from knots
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

Hi a simple answer is yes , a few thin coats is best , and don't sand it as this will break the surface of the knotting and you'll be back to square one
Hope this has been of help .
by thedoctor2
Wed May 30, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: woodchip
Replies: 2
Views: 3850

Hi yes it can be a bugger to get off , try wetting it before u use the steamer on it that will help and after its been soaking for a bit there is a tool that will put holes in it , hell i don't know whats called but its magic then use the steamer .
Hope this is of help
by thedoctor2
Mon May 21, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: painting
Replies: 1
Views: 3671

Hi 1 Wash the walls down make sure there no wee bits stuck and all old paste is removed , if the walls are in good condition fill a light sand and repaint 2/3 coats of emulsion. 2 If the walls are in poor condition fill light sand then line with lining paper, then allow to dry and emulsion. NB. lini...
by thedoctor2
Sat May 12, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Sanding Emulsioned Plasterboard
Replies: 2
Views: 3612

Hi Yes i can see your problem there , you could skim it over with a fine surface using a wide knife [you will need a degree of skill to do this ] a light sand , then line with Wallrock depending on the extent of the brush marks you just might away with Wallrock on its own , then redecorate as u wish...
by thedoctor2
Fri May 11, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Water tanks inf the attic
Replies: 1
Views: 3109

Hi Your tank seems to me to be a header tank , used to top up a heating system either now or at some time in the past , take care not to remove it untill you have checked that its not connected to any thing , or you just might be in a to say . a bit of bother there Hope this has helped you
by thedoctor2
Fri May 11, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fitting an electric shower
Replies: 4
Views: 3539

Hi

Most electric showers like to be fed from the main
unless your is very high use the main
Hope this has been of help to you
by thedoctor2
Fri May 11, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Hot Neutral pin on Plug
Replies: 2
Views: 4871

Hi
Wood suggest that you get your sparks to change your socket there to or better still install a fused spur outlet .heat can build up due to poor contacts or over loading
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: emusion paint stains on porcelain tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 3824

Hi
If the staining is on the edges as i suspect it is try bleach, if in the grout then rake out and re grout
Hope this is of help to u there
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Cutting Curves in Marble & Travertine
Replies: 3
Views: 6110

Hi
Think the best you could use is a diamond blade on a grinder say 4'' will do the job , then polish with
carbrundum paper to a smooth finish .
Hope this has been of help to you
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Re-painting Outside
Replies: 1
Views: 3576

Hi
You could use spray brush , but i would forgett the spray and use a long nap roller and a brush.
Hope this has been of help to you
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plastering onto plywood
Replies: 1
Views: 4561

HI
You can use metal lathing or chicken wire nailed to the ply bond it "pva" and skim , wood expands at a diffrent rate from plaster so you may get slight cracking .
Hope this is of some help to you
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: preparing before plastering or bonding (pva)
Replies: 3
Views: 6943

Hi
New plaster will not need pva prior to skimmimg
And as for your artex might be a good idea to bond that, just to stablise any loose or defective areas .
Hope this has been of help to you
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: external plaster
Replies: 3
Views: 3950

Hi
Dont see why not , but in saying that bonding will soak up any water thats around ,
by thedoctor2
Thu May 10, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: toilet doesnt fill then over flows
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Hi
Think the easest answer to that is replace it , they only cost pennys and saves a lot of bother to from the wife
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