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by stevenc1603
Wed May 21, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Stainless steele chimney/cooker hood question
Replies: 3
Views: 4169

The ducting will need to connect to the chimney hood its self so as long as you can get that connected it will function OK. Asthetically, the chimney should be from the top of the wall at ceiling height all the way down. You can push it up and connect it to the wall below the pipes but there will be...
by stevenc1603
Tue May 20, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: New wall switch keeps fusing!
Replies: 2
Views: 2928

You aren't wiring to an earth terminal or something like that are you? I imagine if its a normal plastic switch plate you will have 6 holes into which you can place the wires. 1x COM 1x L1 1x L2 for each switch. Make sure that all the wires go into the correct holes but even then, if the switch itse...
by stevenc1603
Mon May 19, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting Metal Columns
Replies: 2
Views: 3014

I would recommend using a good quality exterior gloss for metal. You should be able to get a colour that you like for them.
by stevenc1603
Mon May 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: How do I safely emulsion abspestos walls
Replies: 5
Views: 5232

Whatever you do get yourself a high quality breathing mask to prevent the inhalation of any dust.
by stevenc1603
Mon May 19, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Can i use air compressor with masonry paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 16869

I would agree with video man. The thickness of the paint is such that you would need to thin it down so much you would require loads of coats to get it covering properly and I don't know what effect thinning the paint would have on the durability of the finish. I remember a friend trying to spray a ...
by stevenc1603
Mon May 19, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Concrete base for under a trapmoline
Replies: 2
Views: 4236

I'd be tempted to lay a slab at each point where the trampoline base requires support as it will take less time, involve less digging and will require less effort to remove when you're kids have gotten bored with the trampoline. Obviously you'll need to make sure that all the slabs are level with ea...
by stevenc1603
Mon May 19, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: alcove shelving
Replies: 3
Views: 4013

I would be wanting to support the shelf with a simple frame at either end that takes the load down to the floor and not directly into the wall as you will need substantial fixings to get it to stay in the wall otherwise.
by stevenc1603
Thu May 15, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: ceramic tiles on decking
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

I think you're biggest problem would be the flex in the decking boards. This would cause the tiles to come loose after a while.
by stevenc1603
Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Moving UPVC windows
Replies: 3
Views: 4516

Gazing bars are the beads that hold the glass units in place.

See you're other post for how to remove and replace them.
by stevenc1603
Thu May 15, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: wbp plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 7685

Let me guess, your builders sheeted the wall in ply and then use PVA glue to "seal" it? If they did then there's basically a thin layer of glue that will barley be holding the tiles to the wall as PVA forms a skin. It doesn't penetrate the ply to form a proper bond. That coupled with the f...
by stevenc1603
Tue May 13, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: tank
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

You also get tanking systems for shower/wet rooms.

These are paint on systems that provide a waterproof layer between the plaster and the tile adhesive.
by stevenc1603
Tue May 13, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: Basics of gas and electric suppliers
Replies: 12
Views: 6613

The tarrif is the charge in £ for each unit of energy you consume. You will probably also have services charges to take into consideration.
by stevenc1603
Tue May 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Hardcore, what can I use
Replies: 3
Views: 7572

If you go to your local builders merchant or quarry and ask for type1 then you should find what you are after.
by stevenc1603
Thu May 08, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: can not get the angles rite for cornice in kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 22343

Have you measured the angles accurately or are you just guessing that they are 90 degs? If you haven't measured them, there's a chance they will not be perfect right angles so your mitres will never meet properly. Also you need to use a good mitre saw. The cheapo nasties aren't worth it as they don'...
by stevenc1603
Thu May 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Marble Fireplace
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

You certainly could cement it down but if you ever wanted to remove it again it would be a bit of a mare.

The hearth is a good 30kg's and once its down it would have the back panel and surround also on top of it holding it down.

Unless you have a sloping floor you shouldn't have a problem.
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