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by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Help! Door handle stuck on spindle
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Help! Door handle stuck on spindle

Hi bert152,
Have you looked under the handle to see if there are grub screws clamping the spindle.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: ADVICE REQUIRED ON FLOOR TILES
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: ADVICE REQUIRED ON FLOOR

Hi geek84,
Small tiles will make the area appear bigger and if the area outside your front door is enclosed, they will be easier to lay. If you are tiling an external area go for pavers which will have an unglazed finish so will be safer in the wet than a glazed floor tile.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Mon Mar 18, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: 2 showers on same feed won't run simultaneously
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: 2 showers on same feed won't run simultaneously

Hi lukej, Yes you can fit the pump so all hot water is pump fed, the problem may be that one pump may not be able to maintain sufficient pressure if both showers are running at the same time. To explain, generally a 2 bar pump will give 2 bar if there is no flow, if the flow is 10 litres per minute ...
by stoneyboy
Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:12 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Deformed shower strip due to silicone reaction?
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Deformed shower strip due to silicone reaction?

Hi jduke,
The data sheet for the silicone does not recommend its use with polyethylene or polypropylene materials so it may be there has been a reaction to the acetic acid released during curing. You could try again and use a neutral curing silicone.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Earthy Mould Odour in the Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Earthy Mould Odour in the Extension

Hi fjb,
If you have a suspended floor, this is the most likely source of the smell.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cannot remove this toilet seat
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Cannot remove this toilet seat

Hi shumboom, I seem to recall that when fitting this type of seat the brackets with their fixing bolts (which fit in sliding channels on the bottom of the brackets) are fitted on the seat and cover and the complete assembly is then dropped into the holes on the pan and nuts fitted from underneath. S...
by stoneyboy
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Decking
Topic: Decking questions for new project please help
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Decking questions for new project please help

Hi nursesarah38,
If you go with using concrete blocks soak the ends of the posts which sit on the blocks in timber preservative. Tip preservative into a container and stand the posts in this for a while.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: Decking
Topic: Decking questions for new project please help
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Decking questions for new project please help

Hi nursesarah38, Firstly I would recommend you set your posts on solid concrete blocks set into the ground, if you bury them so the tops are 50mm below the ground surface you will be able to disguise them. Secondly if you run the joists at right angles to the fence the decking will be supported figh...
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp problems - unsure of which advice to take
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Damp problems - unsure of which advice to take

Hi Janice, Since you have not posted images of the outside of the gable wall it is more difficult to advise you. However from your description the gable wall is probably solid 9” and I suggest you investigate whether the whole wall can be tile or slate hung. This would solve rainwater penetration pe...
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Driveway posts instillation near water cut off tap
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Driveway posts instillation near water cut off tap

Hi wanna72.
Given the location of the mains stopcock it is very likely that the post will be on top of the water pipe. Suggest you go for a single gate hung on a post on the right in your photo and stick with a post bolted to the building on the other side.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: building waste removal from house
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: building waste removal from house

Hi wilkinson,
If it’s one builder bag of waste then no. If it’s a skip load of waste then yes but it all depends on what their quote/estimate says.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Correct Process for primer on new plaster
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Correct Process for primer on new plaster

Hi jcksqrd,
Accepting that you are going to use a primer this needs to be thin enough so the the paint and it’s bonding agents are carried into the surface of the plaster. Not all primers are of the same thickness so more water will be needed in a thick primer paint.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Recommendations for WC
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Recommendations for WC

Hi mysteryman, It is difficult to give a simple answer to your question but here it is - buy one from an established company. If they are U.K. based they should make allowances for potential build up of limescale in the internal chambers. Undoubtedly a high level cistern will give a much more powerf...
by stoneyboy
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Rainwater Ingress Under Floors?
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Rainwater Ingress Under Floors?

Hi b0ng0, Thank you for the update, as you say the solution is to remove the floor layers back to the concrete floor slab. Since you are in a modern build and have not mentioned damp up internal walls, it is very likely internal wall are of stud construction, so these will also have to be removed of...
by stoneyboy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock

Hi saki,
If you upload images of the problem it would be easier to understand the problem.
Regards S
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