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by stoneyboy
Sat Jul 20, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Adding a DPM for log cabin floor insulation, after the battens have already been laid
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Adding a DPM for log cabin floor insulation, after the battens have already been laid

Hi b4con, Since you already have a DPM in the concrete base there would be no advantage in adding another one. Ideally you need the PIR boards to be level with the top of your floor joists, if the boards when fitted are below the top of the floor joists fit strips of timber fixed to the sides of the...
by stoneyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: SBR with floor adhesive
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: SBR with floor adhesive

Hi gavski1,
I don’t think it’s a good idea to stick down your wood floor, probably better to use an underlay designed for this purpose.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2024 11:01 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Wall height
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Wall height

Hi jintynut,
Sorry to hear you have health issues and will have to employ a contractor.
I suspect that if you try drilling a 14mm hole in the centre concrete core, that you may split it. How about drilling 6.5mm holes, screwing in 100x6mm stainless screws and casting around them.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Wall height
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Wall height

Hi jintynut, Thanks for the reply - I can now envisage what you propose but I think you are making it over complicated and expensive. Try hiring a Hilti drill and bit for just one day and see how easy it is, or not as the case may be. I hope you don’t mind me asking but why do you need to reinforce ...
by stoneyboy
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Tyvek or similar on external blockwork
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Tyvek or similar on external blockwork

Hi whydidistartthis ,
Provided your external cladding is weatherproof the is little to be gained by including a layer of breathable felt.
Inevitably in cold weather damp will condense on the inside of the cold exterior cladding, a breathable membrane will not prevent this.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Wall height
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Wall height

Hi jintynut,
I don’t think your proposal will work because the drill stand action will just lift the whole assembly as you try to drill a hole.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing Bike Rack to Shed Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Fixing Bike Rack to Shed Wall

Hi greek, You have what is called through bolts, they work well in brick type walls where you can drill a clean hole the same size as the sleeve. The sleeve expands at the end when the bolt is tightened so they are not very good in aerated concrete walls or similar soft walls . Check to ensure the e...
by stoneyboy
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Wall height
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Wall height

Hi jintynut,
You will have to use a good quality drill and drill bit.. I’d suggest Hilti but there may be others so try hiring one..
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: “Very concealed” toilet cistern problem
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: “Very concealed” toilet cistern problem

Hi Craigslist,
The most likely problem will be the push button, try replacing this first.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Wall aside staircase
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Wall aside staircase

Hi tomov,
Either use handrail brackets to hold the handrail off the wall or fit a pigs ear handrail.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Using an AAV for washing machine waste trap
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Using an AAV for washing machine waste trap

Hi benawhile, I’m assuming that you will retain the existing standpipe arragement ie a vertical pipe with 150mm water seal on the bottom and open end at the top. You will need to add two bends to connect into the pipe through the wall and there is no point in adding an AAV because the standpipe has ...
by stoneyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:57 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Gap under skirting in conservatory
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Gap under skirting in conservatory

Hi jemima123, It looks.ike you have gaps both above and below the skirting. Your first move is to spray creepy crawly killer in both gaps all along the boards. Stick masking tape on the floor and on the front of the skirting so only the gap is showing and then apply brown silicone sealant, smooth is...
by stoneyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:47 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp patches on top floor - no idea who to call
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Damp patches on top floor - no idea who to call

Hi soufhlondoner17, It must be very frustrating for you to have bought a reasonable looking property only to discover there are inherent issues. If you paid for a full survey then you must approach them with your issues. If it was a homebuyers survey you are unlikely to get helpful response. Because...
by stoneyboy
Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 189

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: 99

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
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