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by stoneyboy
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Double Glazed Door - not sealing correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 7308

dawks,
If its a timber door and frame you need to remove the lock plate, recut the recess and move the plate nearer the sealing strip. If its and aluminium or upvc door there is generally enough slack in the lock plate to make the adjustment - undo the screws and move it.
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by stoneyboy
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Loft condensation
Replies: 5
Views: 10895

armitageshanks, A temporary solution would be to put a de-humidifier in the loft, preferably one with a permenant drain. A permanent solution is to ventilated the loft area with eaves vents and tile vents or a combination of both depending on your roof configuration. It would be wise to fully lag yo...
by stoneyboy
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Is an air release valve a pressure release valve?
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

The only problem which may occur is that the water in the pipes in the area of the expansion tank freeze and then there is no safety device for expansion. Because the woodchip boiler does not have any inherent means of instant shutdown in an over-temperature situation a pressure relief valve should ...
by stoneyboy
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Gravity fed shower has low pressure how can I increase it?
Replies: 4
Views: 26429

Leo,
You could try replacing the shower valve and head with one designed for low pressure, you need something which is claimed to work at 0.1bar or thereabouts.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Neighbour's works has triggered Building Regs on my flat
Replies: 4
Views: 4748

samiad, My understanding of the BRegs is that anything over 2 storeys must have a fire protected escape route to the ground floor. I assume the 3 flats (without the loft conversion) have been in existence for many years - all the flats should already have fire doors fitted on the entrance to the com...
by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: ctp Pointing Gun
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

macw,
It's a regular problem with these guns, you need to buy some good quality building sand (even fine grains), cement and some hydraulic lime. All these components need to be fresh (so they are free from any lumps) aim for a 6:1:1 mix but you may need to add more lime to make the mix useable.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Can I burn wood in chimney flue?
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Roclive, If you wished to comply with current BRegs the flue liner would need to be 200mm diameter for an open fire. If you are going to burn wood the fire will need a lot more air therefore a larger flue. Assuming the lining material is SS I suggest you try burning wood and if the flue is not big e...
by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Load Bearing Wall ? Supporting the Ceiling Joist of Truss
Replies: 2
Views: 4046

scoup,
Do the bracing rafters of the trusses come down to meet above the wall you are intending to remove. If yes you need to get a structural engineer to pronounce. It may be worth doing this anyway.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fitting shower door
Replies: 1
Views: 2122

marked,
If you are lucky you may be able to find a shower door with frame which will fit the opening. These generally have adjustable sides to fit a range of openings.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Side annex room very cold.
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

mod1916,
sounds like the exterior walls are not insulated, get hold of a contactless thermometer and go round the room to determine where it is coldest.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Shrinkage in Vinyl Tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

MaryEJM,
Can't really give you much hope for a solution, did you have the tiles unpacked in the room for 24 hours before laying them? Are they laid on a floor which has bituminous adhesive in it? If yes to either of these there is no solution - sorry.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: 19th century house with uneven ground floor
Replies: 2
Views: 6786

IonEsh,
Get some sharp sand (plastering type which has finer grains) and some cement and re-float the floor to level. Don't forget to wet the floor with a cement slurry before topping it or you will not get a proper bond.
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: WC Pan to Cast-Iron Spigot
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

banquo, You can either: Cut off the spigot and use a rubber sleeve adaptor which will fit over the CI pipe and onto 100mm plastic pipe. Then use a pan adaptor to connect from the pan and into the plastic pipe - you will probably need one with an offset outlet. Or if you can find one there are rubber...
by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: penetrating dampthrough solid brick wall
Replies: 2
Views: 4908

pistonbroke,
Are the external walls sandtexed or are they brick?
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by stoneyboy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: condensation in attic
Replies: 3
Views: 7054

suzanne hughes, It is quite normal to get condensation forming on the underside of the felt just as it is normal to get condensation on windows in very cold weather. If you get substantial deposits of condensed water collecting on the floor of your attic then you do not have enough vents installed. ...
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