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by thedoctor
Fri Oct 13, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Door handle replacement and can't get old handle off
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Door handle replacement and can't get old handle off

Have a check all around each handle for any tiny grub screws. There will be a tiny hole possibly that you need to undo using a suitably sized Allen key, that's normally how such ahndles are secured
by thedoctor
Sat Apr 22, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Log Storage Build Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Log Storage Build Help Needed

Hi There are many different ways to build a log store using many different techniques. One easy straight forward method is to use the Simpsons Strongtie work bench kit as it includes all the brackets and all you need to add is the timber. An example of using the kit to build a workbench can be seen ...
by thedoctor
Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Search for hinges and help needed to identify what I need
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Search for hinges and help needed to identify what I need

Hi

Apologies, this should have been stated in the project. Traditionally it's known as a wrap around, offset and cabinet hinge but more recently it's now referred to as a cranked hinge

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Joist cut for new hatch
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: Joist cut for new hatch

Hi

We have a project that deals with exactly how to do this here: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/e ... _hatch.htm

Hope this helps

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Is there aspestos in this artex?
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Is there aspestos in this artex?

Hi The best way to find out for sure is to get some of it tested for asbestos, see our project here for more information: m We also have a project here on how to remove asbestos safely: m In the mean time until you have teh results back it's best to not use the room space any further, seal it up and...
by thedoctor
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Weird Problem With Draining Basin
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Re: Weird Problem With Draining Basin

Hi It sounds like the basin is connected to the bath or shower before the trap. So when the water runs out of the basin it then sits in the pipe, slowly pushing the bath water out of its trap until its all gone. Remember the bath or shower waste will always have water in it so will slow down any wat...
by thedoctor
Tue May 31, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting over new(ISH) plaster repair
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Painting over new(ISH) plaster repair

Hi

Did you apply a mist coat to the plaster first? If not then this is probably why the paint is cracking and flaking off.

We have a full project on painting new plaster here for more details: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/p ... laster.htm

Hope this helps

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by thedoctor
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Accounts Bookkeeping and Financial Forum
Topic: Information on third party payment providers
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Information on third party payment providers

Hi Unfortunately we can't recommend any individual companies within the information, but it looks like we've neglected to mention what you should be looking for, apologies for that. The particular services you are looking for are called "Escrow services", if you run an online search for th...
by thedoctor
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: How long for new fresh plaster to dry before decorating?
Replies: 1
Views: 1904

Re: How long for new fresh plaster to dry before decorating?

Hi

We have a project here that should answer all of your questions: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/p ... laster.htm

Hope this helps!
by thedoctor
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Lead paint question for redecorating window sills with lead paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Re: Lead paint question for redecorating window sills with lead paint

Hi

We do have a project page that deals with how to safely strip paint that can be seen here that should help you: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/s ... -paint.htm

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Help With Rough Price for Side Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 1855

Re: Help With Rough Price for Side Extension

Hi

We do have our very own software dedicated to this sort of request. You can signup for a demo account and get a rough price for your plans, see our Price Doctor software here: https://pricedoctor.co.uk

Hope this helps

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: TV mounting on plasterboard stud and brick
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: TV mounting on plasterboard stud and brick

Hi Ah yes good point, unfortunately not in this case then as the gap between the brick and plasterboard face will be too large. In this instance you will be best of using some 10mm threaded bar and resin fixing (similar to this one: m). Drill out hole through plasterboard and in to brick, pump in so...
by thedoctor
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: TV mounting on plasterboard stud and brick
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: TV mounting on plasterboard stud and brick

Hi

The Corefix fixing is designed specifically with this job in mind, we have a review on it here if you would like to find out more: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/product-re ... fixing.htm

Hope this helps
by thedoctor
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Has anyone used my builder contract before?
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Has anyone used my builder contract before?

Hi We have our own contract here on DIY Doctor and a substantial quantity of notes and help to support it and best of all it's free! Our contract has been downloaded thousands of times and has been produced with the assisatnce of numerous builders and legal professionals, it can be downloaded here: ...
by thedoctor
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fitting a 25kg bathroom cabinet to plasterboard wall
Replies: 5
Views: 11933

Re: Fitting a 25kg bathroom cabinet to plasterboard wall

Hi The very best and most secure fixing will be to fix to the existing studs behind the wall. Do you know if it is indeed a stud wall or could the plasterboard have been dot and dab fixed to a more secure brick or block wall behind? If so then Corefix fixings are teh way to go: m If you are indeed d...
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