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by cicero
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: How to Kill a Tree Next to Party Fence and Near House Wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 2736

How to Kill a Tree Next to Party Fence and Near House Wall?

Hi, everyone My next door neighbour has planted a tree (ash) right next to our party fence and about 12 feet from the house wall. I have asked him to remove it before it gets any larger it's small about four feet at the moment but he refuses to remove so how can I kill it as I haven't access to his ...
by cicero
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: WC Close Coupling Kit -Are Backplates Standard Sizes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5361

Re: WC Close Coupling Kit -Are Backplates Standard Sizes?

Hi cicero This very day, I've spent a good few hours with exactly that problem. Mine was not standard, I'm not happy ! The parts available from DIY outlets and plumbers merchants are all about the same. It's just that there are a few toilets that just don't comply. In those cases the best you can d...
by cicero
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: WC Close Coupling Kit -Are Backplates Standard Sizes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5361

WC Close Coupling Kit -Are Backplates Standard Sizes?

Hi, everyone

I need to replace the syphon on my close coupled WC and want to also replace the washer backplate etc.

As I can't measure anything unless I take it all apart first can anyone tell me if the backplates and so on are all a standard size please?

Many thanks.
by cicero
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Low odour paint and painting on to a new plastered wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Low odour paint and painting on to a new plastered wall

Hi, We have just had a small extension done and the walls and ceiling are of course new plaster are there any special preparations I need to do to the plaster or can I simply put on new emulsion straight away? Also does anyone have experience of low odour paints (gloss and emulsion) as I suffer from...
by cicero
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Burglar Alarm Advice Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

Re: Burglar Alarm Advice Needed

Hi, ericmark Thanks for the response. I've been looking at a number of diy alarms but having had a quote from a professional installer the difference in cost isn't that great and the company is SSAIB registered so the not very large additional cost is in this instance worthwhile I think. Incidentall...
by cicero
Sun May 26, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Burglar Alarm Advice Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

Burglar Alarm Advice Needed

Having just had someone attempt to force open two bedroom windows, but fortunately failing to do so, I have decided, after years of "thinking about it", to fit a burglar alarm. Having no knowledge of them can anyone suggest a reasonably priced and hopefully reliable product wired or wirele...
by cicero
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Waterproof sealant.
Replies: 2
Views: 3027

Thanks, mate

Appreciate your response I'll give it a go. :)
by cicero
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Waterproof sealant.
Replies: 2
Views: 3027

Waterproof sealant.

I have a piece of hardwood across the front of my garage to prevent water getting in under the door but the sealant, which was put down when the garage was erected, is not doing the job and water is still getting in. Can anyone suggest what is the best sealant to use under the timber or indeed any o...
by cicero
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: New concrete on to old concrete
Replies: 3
Views: 3629

Re: concreting

welsh brickie wrote:you will need to use a screed for that thickness,So just a mix of coarse sand and cement,prepair the surface by mixing a pva solution on the floor first.


Thank you for your advice it's appreciated.

many thanks.
by cicero
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: New concrete on to old concrete
Replies: 3
Views: 3629

New concrete on to old concrete

Hi, guys I have a problem with water getting into my garage either coming up through the floor or getting in a round the edges. The garage was a new one erected last year on the existing concrete base and although it was OK is probably not especially level hence I want to lay a 1" to 2" de...
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