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by stoneyboy
Sat May 25, 2024 10:58 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.

Hi theteaboy, To increase the depth of the existing joists you could fit bits of 125x50 on top of them or you could use a number of short pieces (packers), the advantage of the short pieces is that you can work round existing services on top of the joists. Even if you could remove the glass fibre in...
by stoneyboy
Thu May 23, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.

Hi theteaboy, As you are finding it is difficult to upgrade the insulation in a chalet bungalow without a complete roof strip and upgrade. Point 1 It looks like you have 150/175 deep joists in the purple crawl areas, lift the boarding you already have in place, add 100/125 packers, fill the gaps bet...
by stoneyboy
Tue May 21, 2024 12:15 am
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Parent's chalet bungalow - insulation plan.

Hi theteaboy, Thank you for such a detailed post. The easiest and most effective solution would be: 1. Increase the depth of the insulation in the purple crawl areas to the recommended 270mm if you wish to retain these areas for storage you may have to use 100mm PIR insulation and overboard this. 2....
by stoneyboy
Sat May 18, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Fence on a retaining wall
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Fence on a retaining wall

Hi stansfanclub,
What you describe would appear to be inadequate support for 6 ft panels, suggest you fit concrete spurs next to the wood ones.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed May 15, 2024 10:47 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Erecting a clothes line post into existing concrete
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Erecting a clothes line post into existing concrete

Hi danz01,
Given what you are trying to achieve you may be best hiring a diamond core bit and drill so you can set a sleeve in the concrete of a suitable size for your pole. Rotary airers usually come with a suitable sleeve.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue May 14, 2024 11:37 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Loft Conversion-Brick on Wall Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Loft Conversion-Brick on Wall Plate

Hi granto1986,
It’s difficult to imagine that the bricks are anything more than you suggest - a means of isolating the loft space from the facia area, Suggest you knock a couple off and see if there is anything structural involved.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue May 07, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Repairing cast iron guttering parts
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Repairing cast iron guttering parts

Hi nubidiyer,
You have cast iron hoppers feeding into plastic downpipe. Scrape the loose paint off the hoppers, wire brush them then apply a couple of coats of Hammerite. Alternatively replace the hoppers with plastic ones - especially the one with three waste pipes feeding into it.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue May 07, 2024 10:57 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Worcester heatslave 18/25 combi boiler too hot
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Worcester heatslave 18/25 combi boiler too hot

Hi dandies,
Failure of the thermostat is the most likely problem. If you didn’t last time can only suggest that you use an approved Worcester Bosch engineer to identify the problem and fix it this time round.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon May 06, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: AIR IN RADIATORS
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: AIR IN RADIATORS

Hi epax,
I suspect he is proposing extending the vent pipe into the water level - yes this may create further problems with the system continuously pumping hot water through the cold feed tank. You could try his proposal but check the tank regularly - they are not designed for hot water.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Mon May 06, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: How to Fix Plastic Track to Brick Wall for Heavy Curtains
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: How to Fix Plastic Track to Brick Wall for Heavy Curtains

Hi autistic trying, Yes you will need wall plugs and a masonry drill probably both 6mm. Drill into the wall, the first bit will be easy so this will be the depth of the plaster, you will then need to drill a further 25-30mm into the bricks. When you remove the drill you will then be able to size the...
by stoneyboy
Mon May 06, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Washer/dryer in bathroom
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Washer/dryer in bathroom

Hi apprentice, If the manufacturer of the washer/dryer states it is suitable for installation in a bathroom and once fitted it will be beyond zone 2 ie more than 600mm away from a shower, bath or basin you should be ok. If there is no manufacturers bathroom ok the machine will then have to be more t...
by stoneyboy
Sun May 05, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Double skinned door repainting.
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Double skinned door repainting.

Hi funkydad, If the door was painted by the Barret tradesmen then you should be able to repaint it with one of the metal paints but do use a fine wire wool on the door so as to give a key. Since it is a metal door it’s more likely to be a factory applied finish and in this case you may have to use c...
by stoneyboy
Sun May 05, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Repair advice needed for mould build up on timber beading window frame
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Repair advice needed for mould build up on timber beading window frame

Hi casualdiy, Yes it would be best to leave any repairs until the summer, sand the surface then apply wet rot wood hardener. Once this has set you can then repaint. Once the paint has dried/cured I would suggest you apply a small bead of silicone mastic to the wood-glass join so that if you get cond...
by stoneyboy
Sat May 04, 2024 10:44 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Ceramic tiling on a woodblock floor
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Ceramic tiling on a woodblock floor

Hi vaultsman,
It would be best to use a decoupling membrane but it is essential to check whether there is an effective DPM below the wood block floor. If there are any defects damp will build up below the membrane and the wood blocks will swell.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Concrete shed base - ok to leave tree stump?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Concrete shed base - ok to leave tree stump?

Hi jnix,
You would do better digging it out but you could encase it in concrete but expect cracks in the stump area.
Regards S
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