Search found 6467 matches

by stoneyboy
Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.

Hi theteaboy, I don’t know of any insulation that comes in 350mm widths If you are going to use REA45 best to cut this into 350mm strips across the slabs leaving a narrow piece of waste. I find a sharp carving knife very effective at cutting the slabs. The nail heads will be inconvenient for fitting...
by stoneyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Stud wall / insulating around box
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Stud wall / insulating around box

Hi tinc93,
From your question I assume the pipe in the right top of your photo is a flue pipe. It’s most likely to be a twin walled flue but you need to check with whoever services your boiler that it’s ok to box it in. If you get the ok use plasterboard not plywood.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Stud wall / insulating around box
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Stud wall / insulating around box

Hi Timc93,
Add a piece of you 4x2 on top of the two vertical studs either side of the proposed window, then add further vertical studs on this and up to a horizontal ceiling stud. The short vertical studs will be inset to allow for the consumer unit and the soil pipe.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Insulating Eaves of a loft conversion - Have I messed up? :(
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Insulating Eaves of a loft conversion - Have I messed up? :(

Hi shock999,
Since you have breathable felt fitted both under the tiles and under the rafters with ventilation between the two you should not have any issues with condensation.
.Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Inspection chamber tissue too side
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Inspection chamber tissue too side

Hi Pepsiandcoke,
You could try the bend but I doubt it will fit in the space available. You could chisel out the haunching around the side pipe so you can fit the bend onto the pipe but you risk breaking the clay pipe.
Try it and see.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Inspection chamber tissue too side
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Inspection chamber tissue too side

Hi pepsiandcoke,
I've added the outline of a piece of gutter - it bottom edge sits in the half round clay. You will need to brace it in place and I suggest you use rapid setting sand/cement mix which will set in about 1 hour.
Regards, S.
by stoneyboy
Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Inspection chamber tissue too side
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Inspection chamber tissue too side

Hi pepsiandcoke, I've added a cross section of the chamber and modifications - hope this is clear. If you could find a suitable bent pipe to insert in the side pipe then that would work but your chances of finding the right size and shape are remote. You would also have to find a way of fixing it pe...
by stoneyboy
Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Inspection chamber tissue too side
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Inspection chamber tissue too side

Hi pepsiandcoke, Hopefully you will be able to view the image I have attached. The red outline is the area you will need to chisel to give a rough clean surface, the blue are on the section is the area you should form to add to the haunching. Use half a soil pipe or a piece of gutter to create the s...
by stoneyboy
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Grout immediately darkened after regrout
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Grout immediately darkened after regrout

Hi scg1889, It certainly looks like there is water rising up into the grout lines. This could be that it is residual water under the tiles from previous usage. Suggest you mark the extent of the darker areas on strips of masking tape adjacent to the grout lines and see what happens over the course o...
by stoneyboy
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Repurposing shed doors into garden gate
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Repurposing shed doors into garden gate

Hi rosiekay,
You will need structural support for the frame sides - either a wall or fence posts, so best to cut off the sill.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:46 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Repairing/Replacing my Pitched Ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Repairing/Replacing my Pitched Ceiling

Hi diy_luke,
The kingspan should have an integral vapour barrier so seal the joins so this becomes a continuous barrier.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:57 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Help with plastering and internal wall insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Help with plastering and internal wall insulation

Hi girlie26, Party wall - very unlikely to be down to bad plastering or application, you have eliminated the shower room theory, it’s most likely to be the higher floor levels and no vertical DPM on your neighbours side. Get the wall below your neighbours floor level injected with silicone fluid the...
by stoneyboy
Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.

Hi theteaboy,
Assuming you will be fitting RWA46 this should be stiff enough to push in place but the slabs vary in stiffness so it may be a trial and error process.
Assuming the pipes are laid above the joists, take your loft insulation strips over the pipes - do not insulate under them.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Jun 08, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Help with plastering and internal wall insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Help with plastering and internal wall insulation

Hi girlie26, You have my sympathy trying to sort out this problem of condensation. Unfortunately, if you have tenants who have a lifestyle like your previous tenant, you will always have condensation problems. Ventilation is one solution but generally tenants don't like it and will make moves to sea...
by stoneyboy
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Repairing/Replacing my Pitched Ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Repairing/Replacing my Pitched Ceiling

Hi diy_luke, Thanks for the reply and further information. If you have continuous soffit vents then the easiest way to provide high level vents is by fitting vent tiles into the loft area. The gap you have between the under-slaters felt and the insulation should be OK. I doubt it's worth swapping Ki...
It is currently Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:04 pm