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by rhino.fog
Tue Jul 25, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: surge protection socket
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: surge protection socket

Thank you for the responses, they have been very useful.
I have found another option which has a more palatable price tag M2 Surge protection socket (https://www.videk.co.uk/section.php/1437/) but I am now considering having surge protection added to the consumer panel.
by rhino.fog
Mon Jul 17, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: surge protection socket
Replies: 6
Views: 537

surge protection socket

Hi, I am having a new fibre line installed and want to provide a power socket for the OTP and Router with surge protection. While I can find many examples of trailing extension sockets with surge protection, there seem to be very few options with it built into the wall socket itself. As I am tight o...
by rhino.fog
Thu May 05, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Self Build Problems Forum
Topic: Drilling holes through brick walls
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Drilling holes through brick walls

Thank you, I will post the job under general builders and see what responses I get.
I have found companies advertising Diamond core drilling but perhaps my job is a litle small for them.
by rhino.fog
Mon May 02, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Self Build Problems Forum
Topic: Drilling holes through brick walls
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Drilling holes through brick walls

As part of my extension, I now need to drill out 2 x holes for the toilet waste, 3 x holes for shower and bath water, 3 x holes for 75mm MVHR ducting and 2 x 150mm holes for the MVHR outside connections. Most of these are through the old outside brick cavity wall. Are there companies that I can get ...
by rhino.fog
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Self Build Problems Forum
Topic: Alarm system - Smoke, Heat, Carbon Monoxide
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

Alarm system - Smoke, Heat, Carbon Monoxide

Hi, Looking for recomendations for an alarm system to put into my extension (and retro fit) into the house to cover Smoke alarms, Heat Alarm (I think that is needed in the Kitchen) and a Carbon monoxide alarm. Are these best just endependent devices or is there an integrated system on that market th...
by rhino.fog
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Why are elbow joints 87.5 degrees instead of 90.
Replies: 1
Views: 3909

Why are elbow joints 87.5 degrees instead of 90.

Hi
I have been installing some drainage and noticed that with the 110mm pipe the elbow joins are quoted as 87.5 degrees and not 90 degrees.

Does anyone know why?

The 45 degree junctions are quoted at 45 and the ones half that 22.5 so that makes sense but was wondering where the 87.5 came from.
by rhino.fog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Decomissioning and Removing a Lateral Drain
Replies: 0
Views: 1530

Decomissioning and Removing a Lateral Drain

I am about to build an extension which would build over an existing lateral drain. To avoid that I propose to redirect the lateral drain around the extension. This connects an adjoining property to the sewer on the other boundary across the back of the house. However, I am aware that this drain is n...
by rhino.fog
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?
Replies: 4
Views: 6422

Re: Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?

Thank you to Fred c and welch brickie for your posts. Doing some further research myself I came across this site - which had a specific page on metal sheds and condensation. https://www.secrets-of-shed-building.com/condensation-in-metal-sheds.html Perhaps this will help someone else. I can't say tha...
by rhino.fog
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?
Replies: 4
Views: 6422

Re: Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?

Shed needs to be lined with membrane and perhaps insulated and lined with timber. Thank you for the advice. If I were to insulate, what would be suitable for a metal shed? I haven't seen anything advertised. Also, would there not be a risk of the condensation forming between the insulation layer an...
by rhino.fog
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?
Replies: 4
Views: 6422

Metal Shed on a Concrete Base has Condensation is This due to no Damp Proof Course?

I have a metal shed sitting on a concrete base but there is a large amount of condensation inside. The concrete base forms the floor of the shed and the base extends beyond the walls of the shed. The base is flat and solid. Am I correct in assuming that the reason for the amount of condensation insi...
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