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by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painted over wallpaper has now cracked - what should I do?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Painted over wallpaper has now cracked - what should I do?

Hi ivy-diy,
If you patch the wall you will never be able to disguise the repairs - bite the bullet and re paper the wall.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Loud rasping sound through double glazing in wind
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Loud rasping sound through double glazing in wind

Hi fair21comic,
Most likely source is the rubber seal at the back of the window - the one fitted to the frame. Adjustment of the hinges may solve the problem. You can check by pulling the window inwards to see if this stops the noise but you will need some sort of sucker to carry this out.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet seat help
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Toilet seat help

Hi daveoakley,
It looks like you have the right shaped seat but you may need to make adjustments to the mounting brackets - they normally have different screw-in positions on the bottom.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: 'Modern' double glazing UPVC thicker?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: 'Modern' double glazing UPVC thicker?

Hi jorainbow, I suspect that the cheapest possible windows have been fitted, these tend to have much wider section plastic extrusions for all components. Apart from the effects of the reduced glass area, solar reflective glazing units may have been used - you should be able to tell from the outside ...
by stoneyboy
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Loft insulation boards
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Loft insulation boards

Hi mayhem147, You should be fine with your proposal provided you maintain an air gap above the boards for ventilation. This assumes the roof construction is as per your diagram with roof rafters and secondary roof rafters inside them.with a gap between them to slide the boards in. This would be unus...
by stoneyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:44 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Fill this hole in a bathroom floor
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Fill this hole in a bathroom floor

Hi boveedoo,
If both pipes are dead buy a small bag of ballast + cement, mix the two so it’s a firm mix, fill the hole to within 2 cm of the surrounding surface. Once it’s set fill with some sharp sand + cement mix and level it off.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue Jan 23, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards

Hi fox gemini, Fill the deeper areas with the browning (buy from one of the sheds where it’s stored in a heated building), the areas which will be behind the new skirting you can fill flush, above this use one of the powdered fillers (poly fills, tetrion etc) these can be easily sanded. Use a small ...
by stoneyboy
Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Roof void too small for woodworm treatment.
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Roof void too small for woodworm treatment.

Hi saljia,
You should not live in your house during the treatment (whichever you select) and for a while afterwards. Probably best to sell as is and let someone else sort the problem.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plumber won’t come to fix tap - need to do it myself!
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Plumber won’t come to fix tap - need to do it myself!

Hi vanderlust,
You will need a short length is studding to fit in the tap base, it may be 6 or 8mm, a nut to fit (preferably a long brass one) and a C washer plate. Fit the studding in the tap and ask an assistant to hold the tap in place while you fit the rest.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:32 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Installing gas CH into a 2 bedroom flat
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Installing gas CH into a 2 bedroom flat

Hi rider1000, Accepting your time estimate because you know what is involved eg location of radiators, pipe runs, wiring etc, I would doubt you will find a gas engineer and his gopher for less than £100 per hour. Add to this the aggravation if anything you supply doesn’t work right or you’ve got the...
by stoneyboy
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards

Hi fox gemini, If you put the plaster in a sound heavy duty plastic bag and keep it in the dry is will remain useable for a year or more. You could use PVA but you would need a continuous film which if you are working on a broken breeze block face would mean spraying a dilute PVA solution on it. The...
by stoneyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Filling and plastering over holes after removing skirting boards

Hi fox gemini, You probably had skirting boards nailed into the breeze block wall using square cut nails. These nails are difficult to pull out without damaging the plaster, I doubt different tools would have led to any less damage. Dampen the holes, fill the deeper ones with hard wall or bonding pl...
by stoneyboy
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Insulation missing near eaves of house?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Insulation missing near eaves of house?

Hi scg1889,
Fill in the bare areas and take the insulation to between the rafters but do fit some of the concertina type ventilation strip above the insulation so you maintain a ventilation path.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Poor water pressure pumps don’t work
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Poor water pressure pumps don’t work

Hi aligl,
Please supply more information.
Is the tank downstairs a mains fed hot water cylinder?
Are all your taps mains fed?
What make and model of pumps have you fitted?
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Tue Jan 16, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: What is this?

Hi christine_j1,
It looks like the wall has been repaired using standard finishing plaster, if it feels dry just size the wall and allow it to dry before you fit lining paper.
Regards S
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