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by johnh
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Brick is porous
Replies: 2
Views: 4420

Brick is porous

I have a brick-built garage. It has a concrete floor. There are 4 brick courses from the garage floor up to the damp-proof course. A brick on the ground level, which butts up to the ground level of the concrete, is letting water through onto the garage concrete floor. There is heavy damp and white d...
by johnh
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: External Bulkhead light needs PIR connection
Replies: 2
Views: 4171

External Bulkhead light needs PIR connection

I have a B&Q bulkhead light at the back of the garage. The 60w light illuminates the back garden when I need to get anything in poor light. The bulkhead light is on an external wall. The light receives power from a separate switch at the side of the house. It works perfectly. I have an unused PI...
by johnh
Thu May 17, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Drainpipe connection to water butt
Replies: 1
Views: 4229

Drainpipe connection to water butt

I have a metal drainpipe and a large plastic water butt. Is it possible to connect the two so that my gutters' rainwater can be fed into the water butt? I know that plastic downspouts and plastic water butts can be connected, but the search for a connector to feed from the metal downspout to a plast...
by johnh
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Which nails to use to fix trellis to fence panels?
Replies: 2
Views: 23570

Thank you doc. I have trawled my Screwfix catalogue and found Timber Decking Screws, which would seem to be the answer to my quandary. :)
by johnh
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Which nails to use to fix trellis to fence panels?
Replies: 2
Views: 23570

Which nails to use to fix trellis to fence panels?

I have 11 fence panels that are about to have trellis fixed to each one. I am going to fit each trellis to the horizontal boards of each fence panel. The fence panels are made up of several vertical feathered boards held in place by 3 horizontal thick brace boards. I shall fit 3 vertical batons to t...
by johnh
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Laminate floor beading angles
Replies: 1
Views: 6828

Laminate floor beading angles

How can I cut the correct angle on curved lengths of beading to fit into the corners, (inside or outside) because no matter how I try, the two edges of curved beading do not match up? Is there a simple tip or do I need to use a specific tool? The two concave edges do not meet exactly when pushed int...
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