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by Buzzard73
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Ring main wiring.
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Ring main wiring.

I'm installing a new ring main in the downstairs part of the house at the moment as all the current sockets are spurs taken from the current ring which is entirely upstairs. I'm aware of the regulations and that all the work needs to be PAT tested and signed off by a qualified electrician and I'm pu...
by Buzzard73
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fitting Skirting Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 7053

I scraped the ridge off as suggested and the result is good. Thanks. As the new boards are taller by 50mm, it gave me plenty of room to play with and I have a real good smooth edge now - so the boards fit flush to the wall. I looked at NMN in B&Q etc and it is expensive - luckily Poundland had a...
by Buzzard73
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Stripping ornate cast iron bannister supports
Replies: 2
Views: 2965

I've seen two products that will do exactly what you need: Peelaway and Readystrip Plus. Never used Peelaway but it is said to do the same as ready strip (just seems alot more expensive). I've used ready strip on both door frames and cast iron and you will be amazed at how well it works. The only pl...
by Buzzard73
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fitting Skirting Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 7053

Fitting Skirting Boards

All very simple in principle - done my research (much of it on here) and decided what to use, wow to fix it, how to deal with warping and uneven walls etc.... However.... I have bought 95mm high boards to replace the 45mm. The problem is that they won't go anywhere near flush to the walls and will l...
by Buzzard73
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Odd ring main??
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

When I say wires I mean the the live,earth and neutral contained within the grey sleeve. It sounds like an FCU is the way to go in the interim as this will allow me the two spurs I'd need In the area I need them. As I want the old fuse box replaced with a consumer unit, I'll get the ring main split ...
by Buzzard73
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: NO OPERATING SYSTEM
Replies: 15
Views: 9635

The only issue with OEM is that if you change your motherboard, XP assumes you are installing it on another PC and you usually have to phone Microsoft to activate. I think you can do this 3 times and then they cancel the licence for it. If you buy a retail version (google it and find it for around £...
by Buzzard73
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Odd ring main??
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Thanks for your response. All the downstairs sockets in the dining and living room appear to be spurs taken from the ring main which appears to be entirely upstairs. There are 3x 2.5mm wires running from the fuse box straight upstairs, 2 thinner ones (probably lighting) and another 2.5mm wire that h...
by Buzzard73
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Odd ring main??
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Odd ring main??

I'm completely renovating the downstairs of my house at the moment and started replacing some of the sockets with a view to either extending the ring main or adding a couple of spurs. The house was built in 1974 and is a 3 bed semi. The kitchen has been done with a new consumer unit fitted but the r...
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