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by texteditor
Sun Mar 19, 2023 10:31 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plastic piping for hot water vertical runs
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Plastic piping for hot water vertical runs

I have been told not to use plastic piping for vertical hot water piping runs. Is this sound advice?
If so why?
I have never seen this advice in manufacturers catalogues.
Thanks texteditor
by texteditor
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Plaster skim
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

Plaster skim

I am removing a door in my kitchen and intend to cover the opening with plasterboard how much do I have to set it back for skimming?
Thanks in anticipation.
by texteditor
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Dot and dab plasterboard on solid brick wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

Dot and dab plasterboard on solid brick wall

Hi, the outside wall of my bathroom (solid brick) needs replastering i am thinking of plasterboard dab and dot is this ok on a solid brick wall? Also would it be advisable to treat the wall with a brush on damp proof membrane beforehand?
Thanks in anticipation, texteditor.
by texteditor
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: steel studding not long enough
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

steel studding not long enough

My local builders merchant only stocks steel studding in 2700mm lengths, my ceiling is 2800mm high, will it be alright to use 47x47 sawn timber top and bottom to make it fit?
Thanks, textediter
by texteditor
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: 1200x800 shower enclosure door in 800 end
Replies: 0
Views: 1780

1200x800 shower enclosure door in 800 end

I have room to fit a 1200x800 shower tray in my bathroom but the door must go on the 800 end (see Picture attached)
Does anyone know of a supplier for such an enclosure?
Thanks texteditor.
by texteditor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: shower drains below kitchen ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: shower drains below kitchen ceiling

Thanks Stoneboy, but ceiling is already goosed due to toilet failure and needs repair, what I propose will "repair" most of ceiling and give access to plumbing in case of future failure.
Regards, Texteditor.
by texteditor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: shower drains below kitchen ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

shower drains below kitchen ceiling

I have limited space under the bathroom floor for shower and basin drains so I propose removing the kitchen ceiling in the area (one corner of the kitchen) and running the drains under the joists and then boxing it all in with a screwed hatch which would allow access to the drains should I need it. ...
by texteditor
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: make good quarry tiles after dropping chimney breast
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

make good quarry tiles after dropping chimney breast

I am planning on taking up quarry tiles from around the side walls of my kitchen to make good where I have dropped the chimney breast. Any advice on lifting quarry tiles and what to bed them in in their new position? Will I need a damproof membrane? Is there a paint on membrane? Thanks in advance fo...
by texteditor
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Can I Tee off an Electric Shower for Hot Water to Bathroom Basin?
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

Can I Tee off an Electric Shower for Hot Water to Bathroom Basin?

This is just for the basin in the bathroom.
Thanks, texteditor.
by texteditor
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Home Insurance Forum
Topic: Shimming Chipboard Flooring to Level After Replacing Floorboards
Replies: 1
Views: 3793

Shimming Chipboard Flooring to Level After Replacing Floorboards

I am replacing floorboards (nominally 22 mm thick) with chipboard (nominally 18 mm thick) I was expecting a 4 mm height difference which I was going to compensate for with 3 mm harboard (1 mm difference to be absorbed by underlay) in fact the height difference varies from 1 mm to 3 mm so I am lookin...
by texteditor
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Joining new WC to Cast Iron Soil Pipe - Is This the Right One?
Replies: 1
Views: 2110

Joining new WC to Cast Iron Soil Pipe - Is This the Right One?

Will the following fitting from B&Q fit a cast iron soil pipe or is it soley for plastic soil pipes?
Opella BQ0012 Plastic Toilet Fitting Connector (Dia)110 mm
Regards, texteditor.
by texteditor
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting

I have a Door
I also have a window

They are going in totally separate openings- there is about 500mm between them.

I fit them with door and opening light in place (thanks for that)
Can you outline the rest of the process please.
Thanks, texteditor.
by texteditor
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting

Sorry, they are totally separate, Question- Do I install the frames with the opening light and the door attached or do I remove the door and opening light and then fit the frames and then put the door and opening light back in the frames and fit the glass?
Thanks, texteditor.
by texteditor
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

UPVC back door and Kitchen window fitting

Have just taken delivery of the above, do I install them complete with door and opening light in position?
or remove them and refit later?
Thanks, texteditor.
by texteditor
Sat May 11, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: wood versus steel stud walling
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

wood versus steel stud walling

I am just about to build my first stud wall and was wondering which method would be best.
texteditor
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