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by chris_on_tour2002
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: door lining/casing
Replies: 7
Views: 20210

Re: door lining/casing

Well it's been a while that this thread has been running! I think that I was justified in my original comment that even professional chippies and joiners don't seem to be able to agree on which is which! Go into one shop and ask for a lining, you'll get a lining. Go into another and ask for a frame,...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Can floating shelves be secure over 268cm gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

i wouldn't just use plasterboard fixings on the plasterboard wall, your shelf is likely to come down - try and pick up a stud or put in a noggin.

it is quite a wide span so no, the shelves will not be as solid as the would be if supported by brackets beneath.
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Dot and Dab or simply screw
Replies: 2
Views: 4626

dob & dab would be my preferred choice. the polystyrene backed board will give plenty of thermal insulation given it's intended purpose, you'll lose a heck of a lot more heat through the patio doors, even if they are double glazed.
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Power to Wall Mounted TV
Replies: 3
Views: 3294

what do you mean by wall plate? in building terms it has a very different meaning to the context that you are currently using.
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Need advice on filling hole in ceilin
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

could you box in the pipe?
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Best White Gloss??
Replies: 5
Views: 5917

doesn't sound like you used a gloss last time if it had a satin finish - and if you could wash the brushes in water it must've been a water based satinwood perhaps? anyway, crucial to the longevity of the whiteness is the prepwork. sand down well then clean up and use a decent quality primer (on any...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Can floating shelves be secure over 268cm gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

it could be possible, but you'd need some wide battens to give the necessary rigidity and strength. what type of wall are you fixing into and what type of fixings do you intent to use? and presumably MDF for the shelving? I'd use a cladded batten along the front of the shelves as well (recessed a li...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Which type of hinge on a home-made wardrobe
Replies: 2
Views: 5002

forstner bits are quite cheap and easily obtained, so why not use concealed hinges? many advantages include that fact that they are, er, concealed and they are also very adjustable so you can fine tune the fit. for a diy job using any other type of hinge is a bit of a one shot deal, little or no cha...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Tripping an MCB to isolate a circuit.
Replies: 1
Views: 2823

Tripping an MCB to isolate a circuit.

Hi, I am trying to isolate a circuit to move a socket in a floorbox. The MCBs at the consumer unit are labelled up but there are I have a choice of four to choose from for the circuit I need to isolate. Now of course one could ordinarily just flick all switches one by one until I hit the right one a...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Crack in ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 2600

that's a lot of movement in such a short space of time - can u post pics?
by chris_on_tour2002
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painted wooden kitchen units with emulsion undercoat
Replies: 1
Views: 3412

the paint should come off the cupboards quite easily with some warm water and a gentle scrub. i'm assuming that your cupboards are finished in melamine? in which case you will need to give them all a good sand prior to priming. you can buy paints designed for this purpose but in my experience you ar...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting Sprayed Doors
Replies: 1
Views: 2805

you say " The doors don't need priming as i'm painting them with satinwood..." - does not mean that they shouldn't be primed. i'd at least sand the doors and give them a good solvent-based undercoat first. then knock back the undercoat with some fine finish sandpaper. some pointers to give...
by chris_on_tour2002
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Aqualisa Aquastream - loud pump noise
Replies: 7
Views: 44717

almost certainly is the pump - try bleeding it first and see if this does the trick. if you no longer have the manual for your pump then see if you can find it online, some manufacturers have downloadable manuals. if it's been running for a while with air in it then you may have burnt it out - might...
by chris_on_tour2002
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Kickboard draws in kitchen.
Replies: 2
Views: 2843

No. I can only think of building a box and putting castors on it.
by chris_on_tour2002
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: using heavy tiles on a partition wall
Replies: 4
Views: 10276

given the weight and size of the area to be tiled i'd be inclined to replace with fresh plasterboard. you don't necessarily have to remove the existing plasterboard, you could locate the joists and overboard. just make sure that you use drywall screws of sufficient length to hit the joists. at least...
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