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by Tall bloke
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Fix sleepers to ground
Replies: 2
Views: 7236

Re: Fix sleepers to ground

Hopefully you have finished the job by now but I built a tiered veg garden this year using 36 sleepers. I used 12mm re-bar to pin the sleepers to the ground. I used a long 12mm wood drill to drill through the sleepers first then cut the re-bar into lengths 18 inches longer than the height of the sle...
by Tall bloke
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: P-Shaped Conservatory Roof Woes
Replies: 0
Views: 2049

P-Shaped Conservatory Roof Woes

We have a P shaped conservatory on our house that was originally a 3 bell shape but was extended 5 years ago to a P shape. Last year we had a new end frame with double doors fitted in place of the old set that were not locking correctly. Last week a glass roof panel dropped out of its frame on one s...
by Tall bloke
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Cracked Grouting Issue in Newly Fitted Bathroom
Replies: 1
Views: 1950

Re: Cracked Grouting Issue in Newly Fitted Bathroom

Is the floor a suspended one if on the ground floor? It sounds like the floor is moving too much for the flexible grout to cope with. It might be that the only real solution is to lift the tiles and put a good thick ply floor on top of the current wooden flooring. If that is too much you could alway...
by Tall bloke
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plumbing a Radiator and Identifying Feed and Return Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Plumbing a Radiator and Identifying Feed and Return Pipes

It doesn’t matter which is the Heating Flow and Heating return at a radiator as the water will flow through the radiator anyway it can.
by Tall bloke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Upgrade Gravity Fed Thermostatic Bar Shower Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 2036

Re: Upgrade Gravity Fed Thermostatic Bar Shower Valve

Th shower should run just fine with 15m piping. Sounds like the problem is elsewhere.
by Tall bloke
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

Re: New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?

Thanks Eric mark.
by Tall bloke
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy Forum
Topic: Solar Thermal Panels but are Evacuated Tubes or Panels Best?
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Re: Solar Thermal Panels but are Evacuated Tubes or Panels Best?

Did you get a system yet? We recently had panels fitted to our roof and opted for an I. Erosion switch as part of the package. By having the switch power is diverted to heat water when there is spare/available solar power. So far in the first 2 weeks we have been watching it closely and all seems to...
by Tall bloke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

Re: New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?

Thanks for the reply. I feel a bit better now knowing their is no real risk.
by Tall bloke
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

New LED Lights Residual Current and Still Glowing After Turned off?

I fitted new lights to both downstairs and upstairs last Tue. The downstairs light is fine, but the upstairs lights glow at night when switched off. We have a 3 way switch downstairs and a single switch upstairs. As luck would have it we had solar panels fitted last Wed and one of the team was an el...
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