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by thedoctor
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp Along Edges of Concrete Shed Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Re: Damp Along Edges of Concrete Shed Floor

Hi The water is getting in between the top of the slab and the underside of the first course of blocks. The DPC stops water moving vertically, not horizontally. The bed joint soaks up water that lands on the external section of the slab and it is transferred through the mortar, inside. This doesn’t ...
by thedoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Moving and Getting rid of an old Washing Machine Alone
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

Re: Moving and Getting rid of an old Washing Machine Alone

Hi Rob In terms of dismantling the machine, yes you can do this and move it bit by bit, but please make sure it has been disconnected from etc electric supply first before you start pulling it apart. In respect to the electrical supply for the new machine, once the old one has been disconnected, it ...
by thedoctor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Flashing Leak in Conservatory on Rear of Property When Raining
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Re: Flashing Leak in Conservatory on Rear of Property When Raining

Hi

The flashing, unless there is some “unseen” water barrier, should be on top of the slate with soakers under and over every course.

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Hope this helps
by thedoctor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: What is Best Wall Covering in a Shower Room
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Re: What is Best Wall Covering in a Shower Room

It’s really a case of horses for courses - some prefer to be as safe as possible and insure in the unlikely event of a leak that damage will be limited by using marine ply. Using standard ply should also be fine and will ensure rigidity across the frame and the ova will provide a waterproof seal and...
by thedoctor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Newly Rendered Wall Letting in Water
Replies: 6
Views: 4463

Re: Newly Rendered Wall Letting in Water

Hi No worries - In terms of Tyrollean, essentially this is really just a form of render and often used to cover poor quality existing render or brickwork (more on this here: m) It may be the case that a good couple of coats of paint will resolve the issue, but unfortunately this won’t be known until...
by thedoctor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Newly Rendered Wall Letting in Water
Replies: 6
Views: 4463

Re: Newly Rendered Wall Letting in Water

Hi On looking, it looks like possibly a roof leak so probably worth giving the roof area a really good going over just to check and make sure there's nothing causing the leak anywhere. Also, check over the render very carefully for any cracks, no matter how small they may be. If you do find any, you...
by thedoctor
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Gravity Feed Pump Pulsating for First Couple of Minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Gravity Feed Pump Pulsating for First Couple of Minutes

Hi

Without being able to lok at the setup it's a bit hard to diagnose. A few possible causes could be an air lock in the pump or even the pump itself is faulty.

Unfortunately your best bet is to get a plumber in to take a look

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Advice on Correct Mixture of Concrete for Front Drive Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 1919

Re: Advice on Correct Mixture of Concrete for Front Drive Repair

Hi It looks like a kind of pebble dash effect on the original concrete e.g. concrete mixed with a multi mix gravel (there are many different types - barley corn gravel, buff quartz, golden gravel etc….) you would need to find a match for the original that was used. You would then need to mixup your ...
by thedoctor
Tue May 01, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly

There may now be too much pressure in the system overall or to one of the feeds e.g. too much hot pressure, too much cold pressure, worth checking how much there is in the system and also the operating pressures for the mixer itself
by thedoctor
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly

Yes, it could be, you do occasionally get a duff one from the factory, but also worth looking at the pressure
by thedoctor
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Shower Pump Problems and Getting Hot and Cold to Mix Correctly

Hi It sounds like there is a faulty mixer valve involved or the pressure is not correctly balanced We have a couple of projects that can be found here that may be useful to you in respect to pressure balancing: m m The only real way to test for a faulty mixer is to replace it and see if you get the ...
by thedoctor
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: New Plaster Board Fixing System Demonstration
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: New Plaster Board Fixing System Demonstration

Hi

Do you remember if this was the Corefix fixing system? This is mainly for dot and dab plasterboard. The review of the fixings can be found here: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/product-rev ... fixing.htm

Hope this helps

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Condensation on Toilet Cistern and Cold Water Pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Re: Condensation on Toilet Cistern and Cold Water Pipe

Hi

We have a project on how to prevent condensation on toilet cisterns, hope this helps: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/co ... sterns.htm

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Making my Own Alcove Bookshelves
Replies: 1
Views: 1768

Re: Making my Own Alcove Bookshelves

Hi

We have a project on how to make a set of shelves in an alcove, hope this helps: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/makingshelves.htm

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Dripping in Toilet Tank and can’t Seem to Affect it
Replies: 1
Views: 1823

Re: Dripping in Toilet Tank and can’t Seem to Affect it

Hi

There should be no water inlet near the flush buttons so it shouldn't be them. You will have to take the lid off and watch the inside of the cistern to see to see where the drips are coming from

Hope this helps

Kind Regards
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