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by stoneyboy
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Tyvek or similar on external blockwork
Replies: 1
Views: 36

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: 4
Views: 61

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: 41

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: 4
Views: 61

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: 69

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: 39

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: 53

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: 80

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: 93

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: 175

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: 87

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: 87

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: 71

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: 822

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: 822

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.
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