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by DUDE DIY
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: how to paint new plaster/skimmed walls
Replies: 2
Views: 5653

In my opinion, no. Never heard of PVA added like that before. Personally id be concerned if PVA was applied to newly plastered walls. Best to start with a mist coat then a very light sand then a second mist coat.
by DUDE DIY
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Restoring doors
Replies: 1
Views: 3128

restoring any type of woodwork has to be a labour of love as its very time consuming and can be a long process as theres no quick fix. Also the end result / finish is effect by the effort you put in. Lots of filling and sanding priming painting etc then more sanding....are the doors paneled doors? a...
by DUDE DIY
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: internal and internal overflow pipe for toilets
Replies: 1
Views: 3838

the internal overflow is kinda built in and difficult to explain on a forum. If you dont have a exit hole for an external overflow and its a modern toilet then i think its safe to assume its built in. Any overflowing water basically goes through the same hole into the pan as it would when flushed. H...
by DUDE DIY
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: bathroom accessories problem
Replies: 1
Views: 3263

Just fill the holes with filler and and when dry. If the walls soft and flaky sounds like the whole wall could do with a look at. If its in a bathroom has it been subject to a lot of moisture like shower or steam from a bath? Hope this helps
by DUDE DIY
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Chipped Porcelain Tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 3241

the chipping is caused when they have been cut to size. What did your builder use to cut the tiles? is he used an electric tile cutter? the chips can be avoided in most cases by cutting the tile face down....if i tile is cut face up the chips do happen. If the chips are only minor ones then these ca...
by DUDE DIY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: PROBLEM WITH DOOR SIZE
Replies: 2
Views: 3529

try this web site....spaceslide.co.uk
by DUDE DIY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: easyplumb shower tray waste
Replies: 2
Views: 3004

I personally stay clean of the flexy waste pipes as over time they can collect muck inside and block up, which is the last thing you want on your shower tray which will have limited acess after installation. If you want to connect 32mil pipe to 40 mil pipe then you can buy reducers from any DIY shed...
by DUDE DIY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Removing a built in wardrobe?
Replies: 2
Views: 15808

Its simply a case of deconstructing it. Removing all screws and fixings etc.
by DUDE DIY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: CRACKED CEILINGS
Replies: 1
Views: 3630

Usually the ceilings crack due to movement from above or movement of the house joists etc. Try adding a few extra dry wall screws along the joints in the plasterboard and across the main panels being sure you hit a joist and not pipes or electrics to help secure it and keep it in position then re-fi...
by DUDE DIY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiling a new floor - fit skirting first or after tiling?
Replies: 4
Views: 21598

IMO definaley tile first and skirting last. It will hide any rough tile edges which hit the wall and give a much neater overall finish. Thanks.
by DUDE DIY
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Internal Soil Pipe (30+ yrs old), new bathroom worries
Replies: 1
Views: 4779

Always get 3 different quotes for any job and choose who you feel most confident dealing with and who offer what you consider to be a fair price and have the confidence who will do a good job. Best to keep your budget of 2k under your hat until you get a quote first. Boxing in of pipes I would think...
by DUDE DIY
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Sunken floor in the middle
Replies: 1
Views: 3390

What flooring are you putting down? is it to be carpeted or laminate or other?...or where you planning on the bear floorboards? if its going to be covered with another flooring and you wont see any repair work then why lift all the boards, (which is a hassle and can cause other problems ) simply add...
by DUDE DIY
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: extensions
Replies: 1
Views: 3341

Hi! theres a lot to consider with extensions and only your local building and planning department can best advise on whats allowed in your area. Have a look at nieghbours houses, have they done what you would like to do?...thats fair indication on if you will be allowed. If your planning an adding a...
by DUDE DIY
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Travertine edging & sealing plasterboard
Replies: 2
Views: 6168

Hi Nigel, its fine to tile directly onto plasterboard. The use of a diluted pva first is to stop the plasterboard drawing all the moisture out of the tile adhesive. It can just be painted on the walls your tiling. Id suggest you do this for the sake of a little time and effort, you don't want odd ti...
by DUDE DIY
Sat May 31, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Girl with fallen down curtain rail!!! Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 5874

Try putting a smaller wall plug inside the exsiting one in the wall then re screw it, as a quick fix. Also try filling the hole slightly with some ready mixed filler, leave it for 2o mins or so then try re fixing the curtain rail up. Or even try a slightly bigger screw. All these are quick fixes. Be...
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