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by gwb
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Double joist joining
Replies: 3
Views: 42359

use M8 110mm coach bolts,measure down 30mm from the top and bottom of the joists and drill through both the timbers and bolt together space the bolts out 600mm all the way along from one end to the other,should be strong enough for a tap dancing elephant.
by gwb
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fitting a Door to metel frame
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

yes that would be fine,just make sure you drill apilot hole through the metal just slightly smaller than the screw diameter then screw in the self taping screw,you can also buy self drilling screws that dont need apilot hole they can be used in softer metals like mild steel and alliminium.
by gwb
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: REPLACING CONCEALED HINGE
Replies: 1
Views: 3399

you will have to remove the plinth board at the bottom off the unit.then adjust the feet down on the fridge and slide out this will give you access to the hinge.
by gwb
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Painting over hardwood?
Replies: 4
Views: 4450

make sure you give the timber a light sand to allow the paint to get a key.try using a grey primer first at least two coats once dry lightly sand and then apply two to three coats of white u can also apply a clear sealing coat to it to help protect the paint.
by gwb
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Hanging kitchen cupboard doors
Replies: 1
Views: 3502

yes you can there is a small adjusting screw on the hinge to move it in and out and on the unit side u can slacken off the screws and this will allow the full door to be adjusted up and down. have a play around with one and you will see how it works.
by gwb
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Cutting & Trimming Moulded Doors
Replies: 1
Views: 6521

you should be ok to cut them down most doors will have a cetain amount that you can safely cut off from top bottom and sides normally about 10mm from each side.
by gwb
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: circular saw for 45% joints on skirting
Replies: 1
Views: 8881

yes u can use a circular saw for 45 cuts but they can be inacurate.u can buy a true cut saw guide from screwfix that will steady the saw.if youre not that experianced with a circular saw best to just buy a mitre saw they can be cheaper and easier to use
by gwb
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Removable Banister
Replies: 3
Views: 9216

modern ballistrades can be fitted and easily removed,the top handrail can be fitted to your nevel posts with brackets fitted under the handrail the spindles can just be placed in and there is packers in between each spindle to give you a regulation 100mm,just pin the packers in to place.to remove si...
by gwb
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: correct installation of entry double doors
Replies: 2
Views: 3192

if your left side door is your main opening door then the timber should be fitted on the outside of the right hand door or vise versa,the bottom timber is called a weather bar or drip bar fitted to shed water off the doors with the doors closed measure and mark the bar from the door frame to the edg...
by gwb
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: facia board wooden
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

hi am graham i,m a qualified joiner,sorry to be honest if they are rotten then they must be replaced as these are vital coverings for the roof space if water gets in to your roof space you could get a whole lot of problems
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