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by katoosh525
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: How to Avoid Rot in Floor Joists Sitting on a Radon-Impermeable Plastic Membrane
Replies: 1
Views: 3139

Re: How to Avoid Rot in Floor Joists Sitting on a Radon-Impermeable Plastic Membrane

You appear to be in luck. There is a 'small' difference in the thickness of your polystyrene and the depth of your joists. You can get some air moving through that gap, end to end across the joists, which will dry everything out. You may well have to arrange for an in and an out hole through the flo...
by katoosh525
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Boat Insulation and Moisture Ingress in Narrowboat
Replies: 2
Views: 2567

Re: Boat Insulation and Moisture Ingress in Narrowboat

Ventilation will be the key here. Hopefully you have some space between the hull and the insulation, and you need to get air moving through that. Holes through the insulation into the void at opposite ends of the hull, and a fan or similar to encourage enough airflow. I had somethign very similar ha...
by katoosh525
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: New Shower Door Installation Also Leaking
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: New Shower Door Installation Also Leaking

Looks like a right mess. Shower door instructions NORMALLY have the sealant applied to the outside for a few cm up from the base. This allows water to run down inside the not sealed parts of the fitting, and then leak into the inside of the shower at the bottom as the outside is sealed. Yours is cle...
by katoosh525
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Leaking Towel Rail Where Weld has Broken
Replies: 1
Views: 3481

Re: Leaking Towel Rail Where Weld has Broken

That 'looks' like stainless, so yes - it can be fixed by specialist welding. How on earth did you manage to tear that? To get you through till spring when you can have it removed and repaired properly - you may well get away with a high tech marine pu adhesive, such as 3M 5200 ( https://www.makewood...
by katoosh525
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: House Built into a Hill Damp Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 6608

Re: House Built into a Hill Damp Issues

A few photos may help. I would initially check that you ahve a damp proof course, and that it hasn't been breached in any way. People do silly things, like build gardens up to breach tehm etc. You MUST do something. I had a similar problem with black mould - caused by some cracks in external render,...
by katoosh525
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Requirements to Strengthen loft Floor to Lay Flooring for Train Setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 15063

Re: Requirements to Strengthen loft Floor to Lay Flooring for Train Setup?

Which is the whole point of stiffening the joists; to make them capable of holding people and stuff, rather than just a ceiling. You can turn an attic into a useable room, and relatively easily, but yes, on a modern house, you WILL have to add timber, because they won't have used 8 * 2's, just the m...
by katoosh525
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Timber Restoration and Painting on a Listed Entrance
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

Re: Timber Restoration and Painting on a Listed Entrance

Hi Chris Zinc Borate (the chemical in the tablets) is in a different league to the CPES, which will restore significant strength to your timbers as well as stopping the advance of any further rot. Used as directed you will end up with timbers which are fully saturated with epoxy resin, and effective...
by katoosh525
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Nailing Solid Oak Flooring to 18mm Plyboard Securly
Replies: 1
Views: 1981

Re: Nailing Solid Oak Flooring to 18mm Plyboard Securly

You can use a nail gun if you are careful, however I am falling out of favour with secret nailing solid floors to plywood or chipboard, as they can squeak. You can buy small headed screws now that allow you to screw tongue and groove flooring down through the tongues, this may be a far better soluti...
by katoosh525
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Using Victoria Plumb to Purchase new Bathrooms - Any Thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Re: Using Victoria Plumb to Purchase new Bathrooms - Any Thoughts?

They are a supplier not a manufacturer, buy the quality you want from them. They are very good internet suppliers, and use massive amounts of packaging to allow them to use normal couriers to deliver unbroken ceramics.
by katoosh525
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Changing TRV Valve as Conflicting with Room Thermostat
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

Re: Changing TRV Valve as Conflicting with Room Thermostat

Turn TRV to maximum (5 or the highest setting on it), and you have effectively turned it off (giving complete control to the room thermostat). i would recommend this for the simplicity that it offers, and you still have the TRV if you decide to relocate the room thermostat.
by katoosh525
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Unable to Remove Picture Rail that has been Screwed and Glued to Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 4297

Re: Unable to Remove Picture Rail that has been Screwed and Glued to Wall

Pry bars and crowbars is the best I can do sadly. As the thing is glued and screwed on you are going to have to repair the plaster where it was, so I do not think there is much benefit to trying to be subtle with it, save your time for the repair. You will get to know where the screws are by where t...
by katoosh525
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Timber Restoration and Painting on a Listed Entrance
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

Re: Timber Restoration and Painting on a Listed Entrance

Hi Chris I had a very similar problem on my thankfully not listed 1880 house. The structural timbers supporting a bedroom over the front door had been allowed to rot through lack of gutter maintenance by the previous owner. I repaired them nearly ten years ago using Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Se...
by katoosh525
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Summer House Directly on top of old Concrete Shed Base?
Replies: 1
Views: 6159

Re: Summer House Directly on top of old Concrete Shed Base?

Cheapest way is to lay bricks (loose, you do not need to cement them together), then a damp proof course (DPC, heavy plastic sheet you buy on rolls) on top of the course of bricks, then put the shed on top of this. You have to lay the bricks where the shed timbers will be of course, and I suggest yo...
by katoosh525
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Water to Shower Supplied by Pump Starts Hot then Quickly Cools
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: Water to Shower Supplied by Pump Starts Hot then Quickly Cools

Have you changed anything recently? Put a thermostatic mixer in (backwards perhaps) or any other change to your plumbing?

Do you have a thermostatic mixer if no other changes?
by katoosh525
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Self Builder Looking for Trade Window Supplier
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: Self Builder Looking for Trade Window Supplier

Have you tried K2? I had a conservatory from them, albeit through a supplier, but the supplier had little knowledge, and k2 provided most of the tech expertise. the conservatory was fabulous, and very cheap for it's quality.
http://www.k2conservatories.co.uk/
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