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by acsimpson
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Oak veneer doors.
Replies: 2
Views: 19955

Re: Oak veneer doors.

I'm afraid I don't know about wax or oil. However I do have oak veneer doors in my house which we varnished, we used 2 coats (3 in damp areas) of ronseal's non gloss floor varnish, sanding before and between coats and the result is great, I prefer it to a gloss finish. We varnished the doors flat wh...
by acsimpson
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic:
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Re: The point of the felt

Yeah, that's what I thought it might be. The tiles should keep the water out and probably did for the first 20-25 years of their life but that now seems to be coming to an end. I'm trying to postpone a new roof but it's looking more and more like that is the only option.
by acsimpson
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic:
Replies: -1
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The point of the felt

I have what I suspect is an unusual roof construction. There is a layer of felt which would not take any water outside the house, then a layer of polystyrene insulation followed by an air gap and then concrete tiles. Can anyone tell me what the purpose of the felt is as it only seems to channel the ...
by acsimpson
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mira Miniduo shower mixer.
Replies: 13
Views: 13848

Hi whtan, I'm a little late to be replying now but hopefully you'll still get this and it might be of use. We have to release the pressure using the hot tap. I don't know why this is but I guess the supply pressure varies and is high at quiet times with the non return valve in the hot system stoppin...
by acsimpson
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Attaching Brass to PVC
Replies: 0
Views: 3561

Attaching Brass to PVC

Hi,

I've got a PVC front door and a metal house number which I'd like to attach to it. The number is certainly brass in appearance but may be some other alloy.

Can anybody recommend a type of glue which would attach the number to the door.

Thanks

acsimpson
by acsimpson
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Cellar Conversion *gulp*
Replies: 2
Views: 5930

Hiring a structural engineer would probably be advisable before digging around the foundations of the building. Particularly as the rock in question may be what the building is built on!
by acsimpson
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: cost of fully replacing roof pantiles
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

I don't think anyone is going to advise you to blow the change on a car before you've even got a quote. I'd suggest the best course of action would be to get some quotes from local roofing companies, then keep the change in the bank until the job is done just incase there is a problem with anything ...
by acsimpson
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: couple of querys re next doors new oil tank
Replies: 1
Views: 2777

I don't know about the lagality of positioning the tank there, however you're title deed should show who own the land or if it is shared. Assuming it's legally shared ground then they can't put the tank there without you're permission. (Or at least you have as much right to remove it as they have to...
by acsimpson
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mira Miniduo shower mixer.
Replies: 13
Views: 13848

We purchased out's about 18 months ago so unlikely to be the same batch.

I'll be interested to hear how you get on. When I tried Mira said they would send an engineer out but if they didn't think it was faulty I would have to pay. I decided that the problem wasn't great enough to take the risk.
by acsimpson
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mira Miniduo shower mixer.
Replies: 13
Views: 13848

We have a mini duo which does a similar thing, although not all the time. When our hot water has been idle for a while it runs at high pressure for a few seconds (A phenomenom no one has been able to fully explain). If this pressure isn't released through the bath taps prior to turning on the shower...
by acsimpson
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: how to remove white mastic between glass showersides & t
Replies: 1
Views: 2957

The large DIY sheds sell a product which softens silicone mastic allowing it to be removed much easier. I'm sure you can get it elsewhere too.

It does sometimes need a second applicaiton and you must clean with white spirit before applying new sealant.
by acsimpson
Thu May 13, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: repair cut clothes line
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

You'll probably need to tie the ends together. Clothes line is designed not to stick to much so you're unlikley to be able to glue it and even if you did you risk the glue coming off onto clothes. I'm no expert on the material but you could try a figure of eight or bowline, both a fairly tough. If y...
by acsimpson
Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Cork solid wall insulation in smallish areas (8'x8' say)
Replies: 2
Views: 3159

It may be thin but I'm guessing that it's u value is not good enough to compare to other forms of insulation.
by acsimpson
Mon May 10, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: HIGH WINDS>>>>>>>>BEST FENCING??????
Replies: 2
Views: 5517

You don't say what you want the fencing for so I'll assume it's just to mark out the boundary. If wind proof is your main objective then something open such as wire or cast iron railings would be best.
by acsimpson
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: removing a bathroom subfloor
Replies: 2
Views: 3444

With great difficulty. Assuming that you are planning to replace it and leave the wall in place the best place to start might be by getting a structural engineer involved.

The process is likley to involve accuprops to hold the wall in place while the floor is removed.
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