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by stoneyboy
Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Am I able to cover up a cracked internal window sill?
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Am I able to cover up a cracked internal window sill?

Hi jonlondone17,
You could buy a length of upvc capping board and fit this on top of the existing cill. You will have to do some careful cutting and the front edge will have a corner rather than a rounded edge. Use silicone mastic to hide the join and to stick the cover board down.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Can I strap 40mm waste direct to wall?
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Can I strap 40mm waste direct to wall?

Hi mattdownsouth,
Sorry I should have called them zip cable ties - if you can find them use ones that are about 7mm wide.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Can I strap 40mm waste direct to wall?
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Can I strap 40mm waste direct to wall?

Hi mattdownsouth,
Fix tight to the wall using large zip clips - screw the clip onto the wall and zip!
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Stuck 55mm nut in Mira shower
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Stuck 55mm nut in Mira shower

Hi stronach, From experience your chances of getting the cartridge undone are slim - it’s probably naturally welded with limescale in the housing. If you have a centre punch you could try driving it round using the punch at an oblique angle - use the punch on flats on the opposite sides. The danger ...
by stoneyboy
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Help! How to install fence toppers
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Help! How to install fence toppers

Hi helengolds, The first question is “ is the fence yours” - if the posts are on your side of the fence it may be owned by you but if they are behind the fence panels it may be owned by your neighbour. Second question “are the posts at 6 foot centres” if yes you could face fix some lengths of 100x25...
by stoneyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:08 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How do I fill gaps between Plasterboard and Ceiling?
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: How do I fill gaps between Plasterboard and Ceiling?

Hi wull691c,
It looks like scrim has not been used when the plastering was done, probably the easiest solution would be to fit coving.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Matt on skirting error
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Matt on skirting error

Hi swharton,
Sand and then try a water based primer/undercoat on a small area, then apply a water based top coat and see if it all adheres.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Oiled wood mistake.
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Oiled wood mistake.

Hi sydh,
Probably best to stick with oiling in the spring, if you try a different coating it may not adhere.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Hinges for wardrobe to replace sliding door
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Hinges for wardrobe to replace sliding door

Hi johnseers,
If you search for spring loaded hinges for top hinged doors you should find what you want.
https://images.nexusapp.co/assets/5e/26 ... 543564.jpg.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:44 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Which type of wet sealer for these slabs ?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Which type of wet sealer for these slabs ?

Hi monty246,
I suggest you use a water based clear sealer, this will bond into the slabs much better than a solvent based one. You may need to apply two coats and it will need redoing every year.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Water Damaged Joists Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Water Damaged Joists Repair

Hi oppa,
Provided the joists are not spanning more than 4 metres or thereabouts you will only need to get plates fitted either side of the joists to support the new floorboards.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Help! Door handle stuck on spindle
Replies: 1
Views: 12

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: 12

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: 13

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: 13

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
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