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by Wind Gatherer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Brickie Cost Of Doing 16ft x 14ft Kitchen Extension
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

Brickie Cost Of Doing 16ft x 14ft Kitchen Extension

I have a kichen extension 16 ft x 14 ft. I'd like to get an idea of what a brickie would charge to do the brickwork for a 1st floor about 36 courses tall, to go on top of the kitchen? I know the foundations are solid for a 2nd storey.
Cheers.
by Wind Gatherer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank

OK.
by Wind Gatherer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank

Turn water off at mains. Undo nut connecting valve to water pipe (outside of tank) undo nuts either side of tank wall to free the vale. replace with new ball valve in reverse order. See this page m OK thank you for replying I'm unemployed and on a very low income and need all the help I can get. I ...
by Wind Gatherer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Fitting A Replacement Valve In Mains Storage Water Tank

I was wondering how I go about fitting a replacement float valve in my mains water tank?
See attached photos.
Cheers.
by Wind Gatherer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting Lintel With Masonry Paint and Filling Pock Mark Holes
Replies: 0
Views: 5216

Painting Lintel With Masonry Paint and Filling Pock Mark Holes

I bought some green masonry paint for doing the concrete lintels above my windows. They were painted white before and I got almost all off using a wallpaper scraper. On one lintel are a lot of pock marks see photos. I'm wondering, would I be OK to fill them in with cement scrape any excess off with ...
by Wind Gatherer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Lining Up Drilling Holes In Wall For Heavy Duty Shelving Brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Lining Up Drilling Holes In Wall For Heavy Duty Shelving Brackets

I have a pair of heavy duty shelf brackets to fix into a plastered brick wall. I'd like to know the best way to drill the holes.So they don't go out of alignment and the shelf ends up being skewiff. I have a quite heavy quite powerful variable speed drill and a lighter one. I'm using 10mm wall bolts...
by Wind Gatherer
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert and Space for Riving Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 2177

Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert and Space for Riving Knife

Hi all,
I'm making a zero clearance table saw insert, see attached. I'll bring the blade up from under to cut the slot. Though to do this I'll need to remove the riving knife. What I'd like to know is, how do I make a continuation of the slot for the riving knife to rise?
Cheers,
Peter.
by Wind Gatherer
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Choosing A Morticer for Making Hardwood Windows and Doors
Replies: 1
Views: 1947

Choosing A Morticer for Making Hardwood Windows and Doors

Seasons Greetings.

I want to make replacement hardwood doors and windows for my house.
What type of morticer should I be looking at? Bench mounted, floor standing, specification?
2nd hand worth a look? If buying 2nd hand any faults to look out for?
Also any advice on chisels?
Thanks.
Peter.
by Wind Gatherer
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Choice Of Joints For Making Flush Casement Windows?
Replies: 0
Views: 2060

Choice Of Joints For Making Flush Casement Windows?

What choice of joints do I have for making flush casement windows?
Are there pros and cons of each type of joint?
Thanks,
Peter.
by Wind Gatherer
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Releasing Guttering Clips to Replace Guttering with new Section?
Replies: 1
Views: 2789

Releasing Guttering Clips to Replace Guttering with new Section?

Their is a guttering connector joining the two properties together.See attached photos How do I get the clip undone on my side so I can put a new guttering section up, if I replace the seal on my side will that effectively seal it or should should I put silicon sealant on the seal??
Thanks.
by Wind Gatherer
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Safe Level Surface For Erecting Scaffold Tower for Painting Soffits and Facias
Replies: 1
Views: 4143

Safe Level Surface For Erecting Scaffold Tower for Painting Soffits and Facias

I'm painting the guttering soffits and fascia. I've done the rear and down the side of the house. Both were straightforard, the back was on top of the extension roof, tower was supported and moved along scaffold boards to spread the load. Down the side had concrete already laid there. The scaffold t...
by Wind Gatherer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Plastic Guttering And Replacing Seals?
Replies: 0
Views: 2148

Plastic Guttering And Replacing Seals?

I'm repainting the fascia and soffits on my house. Taken the guttering down, has be up for at least 30 years.
Should I replace the gutter joining bits with the seals in?
Cheers.
by Wind Gatherer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Steel Framed Buildings Forum
Topic: Metal Shed Lifted Up In Storm - How To Sort Out?
Replies: 0
Views: 2891

Metal Shed Lifted Up In Storm - How To Sort Out?

Couldn't find what I thought would be a suitable forum for this one. As a metal garden shed thought I'd post here. This is a storm damaged shed didn't have doors fitted and it lifted up off its base. I can empty shed out so clear to work on. I have an engine hoist and several load straps thought I m...
by Wind Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Securing Radiator To Plasterboard Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Re: Securing Radiator To Plasterboard Wall

welsh brickie wrote:no, you need metal self drive plasterboard fixings you can find them on screwfix


You mean like these? Ebay item 281615601273
by Wind Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Securing Radiator To Plasterboard Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Securing Radiator To Plasterboard Wall

I have a 5 foot double radiator I need to fix on a plasterboard wall. The plasterboard has been attached to the breeze blocks behind by dot and dab method. The radiator floor pipes were set into the concrete extension floor quite some while back. Will these fixings be suitable to secure the radiator...
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