Search found 43 matches

by Skid Sprocket
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Wallpapering Problems With Gaps Between Old and New Paper
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

Re: Wallpapering Problems With Gaps Between Old and New Paper

Did you let the pasted paper soak/stretch for a few minutes before hanging?
by Skid Sprocket
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Water Pouring From Thermostatic Valve on Radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Re: Water Pouring From Thermostatic Valve on Radiator

You should never rely on a TRV to shut the water off. There should have been some kind of cap supplied with the valve to replace the TRV head to isolate the rad. The other "er" valve is a lockshield valve used to balance the flow to all the rads, when shutting this valve you should count t...
by Skid Sprocket
Mon May 28, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: New Windows Fitted Back to Front?
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Re: New Windows Fitted Back to Front?

Not 100% sure but I think the labels are referring to a coating on the glass units and they are meant to be fitted the correct way round. Unless the glass units came already fitted then it will be the responsibility of the fitter to fit them correctly.
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Grey wire connection for led bathroom cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Re: Grey wire connection for led bathroom cabinet

Does the fan have a timer (to run a few mins after fan is switched off)? The usual setup in a 3 core + earth cable is the brown is the switched live, the grey permanent live (to allow the fan to run on) and the blue neutral. But if the grey is not connected it is an odd setup.
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Should Closeboard Fence Rails be Flush or Mounted onto Post?
Replies: 1
Views: 2465

Re: Should Closeboard Fence Rails be Flush or Mounted onto Post?

It is much stronger, and easier, to fix the rails to the face of the posts. If you have 3 rails cut the top and bottom rails to span three posts and the centre rail to span two posts which means that there is not a rail joint on all rails on any one post. It is even stronger if you use the same stag...
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 15320

Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

I would use silicone spray not WD40.
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Can You Get Upward Lifting Door Handles?
Replies: 1
Views: 3017

Re: Can You Get Upward Lifting Door Handles?

If you fit the handles upside down (on wrong side of door) they will work upwards, unless of course they are locking handles which are not symmetrical top to bottom. Question is why you would want to?
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: How to Secure Door Handle to Door That Keeps Coming off
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Re: How to Secure Door Handle to Door That Keeps Coming off

Is the door a light hollow core door? It looks as though the handles have been fitted where there is no lock block in the door or the door has been hung the wrong way round with the lock block at the hinge side. Not an easy fix but one way would be to cut a section of the door edge out leaving the p...
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Does This Look Like Rising Damp or Efflorescence?
Replies: 1
Views: 1950

Re: Does This Look Like Rising Damp or Efflorescence?

As the stain does not start at the bottom, at a guess I would say it could be some contamination in or on the plaster surface staining the emulsion paint. Any staining will come through water based paints however many coats you apply. A simple fix could be a coat or two of OIL based undercoat to sea...
by Skid Sprocket
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Remove hot Water Feed From Washing Machine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

Re: Remove hot Water Feed From Washing Machine?

Assuming that your washing machine is cold fill only and the fill is hot means that the rinse cycle will be hot and will, as you say, use all your hot water. The existing tap to the washing machine needs removing and capping with a compression cap using the olive and nut already on the pipe (no need...
by Skid Sprocket
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Converting Dimmer to Standard Switch Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: Converting Dimmer to Standard Switch Problem

With a 3 core & earth 2 way switch wiring the yellow should go to the C (common) on both switches with red and blue/black (from the same 3 core cable as yellow) to L1 & L2 and the other 2 wires (from the twin cable) into L1 & L2. This twin cable goes to the light fitting and will not sho...
by Skid Sprocket
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Ran out of Concrete Laying Slab for Summer House but What to do now?
Replies: 1
Views: 2930

Re: Ran out of Concrete Laying Slab for Summer House but What to do now?

! 1/2 ins is a bit thick for self leveling compound and a bit thin for a screed. One option would be to add a 1/2 ins strip of wood on top of the shuttering and then you might get away with a concrete screed (2 ins) of 3 sharp sand to 1 cement.
by Skid Sprocket
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Terrible Gravel Decision and now Wondering how to Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 2403

Re: Terrible Gravel Decision and now Wondering how to Fix

40 mm seems a bit large 20mm or even 12mm pea gravel would have been more suitable and easier to bed in. There is a system of resin gravel paths and drives but i think they use i2 or 20mm gravel. When you say 8 bags do you mean 8 x 1ton bags? i would have a word with a local builder and see if you c...
by Skid Sprocket
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Help With Two-Way Two-Gang Light Switch for Upstairs and Downstairs
Replies: 2
Views: 3942

Re: Help With Two-Way Two-Gang Light Switch for Upstairs and Downstairs

Just to clarify, are the two switches (on both switch plates) both working two separate two way circuits or is one a two way and the other a one way?
by Skid Sprocket
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Needing to add new Sockets but 2 sets of Cables in Existing Socket
Replies: 2
Views: 4619

Re: Needing to add new Sockets but 2 sets of Cables in Existing Socket

As Mr White says DONT separate the two cables. You can add a double socket called a spur with a single 2.5mm twin and earth to the new position you just have to add the new wires into the terminals so that in total each terminal in the old socket will now have three wires.
It is currently Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:19 pm