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by dalai
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Door Height Not Enough to get Settee in?
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Door Height Not Enough to get Settee in?

My wife bought a settee 221cm long. We we live in a 1st floor flat, goes up the stairs ok but won't go through the door. If we had another 6" of room above the door it would.

What sort of job would this be?

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by dalai
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Fireplace Fuse for Electric Fire in Living Room
Replies: 0
Views: 8822

Fireplace Fuse for Electric Fire in Living Room

I'm fitting a fireplace with an electric fire to my living room wall. On the wall is a 240 volt power point which I'd normally plug my device into and the plug would have a 13 amp fuse. I'd prefer the fuse to be on front side of the fireplace so I won't have to remove the fireplace to replace the fu...
by dalai
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Accreditations and Advice on SSIP
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

Accreditations and Advice on SSIP

Can someone advise me on SSIP. On some web sites I see logos for "Worksafe Contractor", "Chas", "Constructionline" - I'd like to do the same but does this mean I need to pay 3 lots of fees?
by dalai
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Replacing Wooden Posts with Concrete Posts and Which Direction to Start in?
Replies: 0
Views: 2868

Replacing Wooden Posts with Concrete Posts and Which Direction to Start in?

My garden has panel fencing with concrete posts and gravel boards but also has 4 wooden posts (and no gravel board) at the top end. My garden slopes down towards the house and I'd like to replace the wooden posts with concrete posts and gravel boards. I'm told that it's easier to work from top to bo...
by dalai
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Decking
Topic: Decking Support Advice Needed for Deck Spanning Gap Between Boundary and Hedge
Replies: 1
Views: 2109

Re: Decking Support Advice Needed for Deck Spanning Gap Between Boundary and Hedge

check Planning Permission first but to be safe I would have concrete footing at both ends, depends on use. With a span of 1.8m use 2x6 joists with max 24" OC.
by dalai
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: Advice on Types of Decking Frames and When Each Should be Used
Replies: 0
Views: 2286

Advice on Types of Decking Frames and When Each Should be Used

I'm a retired engineer and on my 3rd decking project which I'm really enjoying. However I feel I should put in the effort to learn more about decking frames and how to decide what the best approach is for a given situation. Any advise appreciated. e.g when to use joist hangers, joists strung out ove...
by dalai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Refinishing Bed - What to Use and How to Match Colour?
Replies: 1
Views: 2224

Refinishing Bed - What to Use and How to Match Colour?

I'd like to remove a few scratches on my bed and refinish (if that's the coirrect word)
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but unsure what to use and how to match with current colour?
by dalai
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Shelf With Limited Access - Cannot get Drill in to Drill Holes, Suggestions Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2258

Shelf With Limited Access - Cannot get Drill in to Drill Holes, Suggestions Needed

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trying to fit 2 shelves in bathroom (see black lines). The lower one is easy because it rests on the tiles but I'd like to add another 18" higher but not enough room to get a drill in (also the left side is probably not thick enough to screw into). Any suggestions?
by dalai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Boxing in pipework - what are the best methods?
Replies: 1
Views: 1978

Boxing in pipework - what are the best methods?

how do I go about hiding ugly pipework?
by dalai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: No Shower in new flat - what are the best options?
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

No Shower in new flat - what are the best options?

I've moved into a flat with a bath and no shower, advise appreciated on shower fitting options?
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