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by stoneyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Can I replace my WC wax seal without removing the wall behind it?
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Can I replace my WC wax seal without removing the wall behind it?

Hi hashi101, It’s quit likely that removing the pan will expose an inverted U hole behind the pan. It may be possible for your plumber to work through this hole and make repairs to the local pipe work. If the problem is further along, the wall will have to be cut open - using mirrors torches and an ...
by stoneyboy
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:17 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Replacing floor joists; can you mix grades?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Replacing floor joists; can you mix grades?

Hi founditlikethat, Given that you have woodworm in the joists it is unlikely that they are metric sized joists. They are probably the old 7”x2” imperial size. The nearest metric size joists are 170x47mm and you would need to use C24 given the span you describe but this would only meet regulation fo...
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:06 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Twisting myself in knots - Double oven cabinet to single oven conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Twisting myself in knots - Double oven cabinet to single oven conversion

Hi themetaldad,
Buy a shallow cupboard unit slightly less deep than the gap you have, modify the width so it will fit in above the oven.fit rails to the oven housing so the unit can be slid out for access. Fit a door, the same width as the oven housing on the unit with horizontal hinges.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Damp around window, opioions and causes needed
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Damp around window, opioions and causes needed

Hi daveoakley, If you look carefully at the gap around the frame you can see the inner brick wall, a vertical DPC and the the bricks of the outer wall. If nothing is done to isolate the outer brickwork and the gap is plastered, the plaster will draw moisture in from the outer bricks. You will have t...
by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem

Hi sandy283, From your description it sounds like you have disassembled an existing shower enclosure. If this is the case the screen should fit back into the channel - I usually have to push in the bottom corner in then slide the rest in place. Possibly the holes in the floor channel have burrs on t...
by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Water pooling around bath
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Water pooling around bath

Hi heidiy, Whatever you do it’s going to be a compromise but I would suggest you partly fill the well around the bath with a cement based tile adhesive and allow this to set. Then fit tiles in the gap between the wall and the bath sides so the tiles have a slight slope towards the bath and the sides...
by stoneyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Twisted joist
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Twisted joist

Hi wilson01214, Unless the twisted joist is giving problem with the floor levels above it there is nothing to worry about, I would however suggest you drive a few stainless screws through the plasterboard under the joint to secure it in place, it looks like the existing nails are pulling through the...
by stoneyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:34 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Loft help
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Loft help

Hi gordydee, I’m not sure what the reason was for fitting fibre board but it looks like condensation has dampened the boards hence they have sagged. You proposal to fit bracing pieces is fine and you can buy new fibre board from companies like Wickes. Don’t forget you must maintain cross ventilation...
by stoneyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Garage subsidence and garden work
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Garage subsidence and garden work

Hi awesometurtle,
It is unlikely that removing the concrete patch will have any effect on the garage - provided the garage slab and your concrete patch are not one piece.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Loft boiler safety regulations
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Loft boiler safety regulations

Hi davidmw, It is worth constructing a simple uprights and a couple of rails around the loft hatch on the three sides closest to the boiler. If the ladder was fixed one you would certainly need to meet building regulations. If you provide nothing and an engineer falls through you loft hatch you may ...
by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet seat replacement - help needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Toilet seat replacement - help needed!

Hi robinl99,
Some fixings are like cavity wall toggle fixings, once they have been in place for a while they rust. You could try levering upwards under the collar and unscrewing at the same time. If this is unsuccessful cutting the fixings may be the only solution.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Stair wall stringer fault
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Stair wall stringer fault

Hi hauxy,
The stringer will be the same thickness all the way along its length. It may be that one end is buried deeper in the wall. Get the wall replastered so the stringer is buried evenly then fit you panelling.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Cupboard ABOVE stairs, wondering about weight restrictions and limitations
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Cupboard ABOVE stairs, wondering about weight restrictions and limitations

Hi diybeginnerjourney,
If the floor of the cupboard is the same as the room floor you might be ok however even if you got a structural surveyor in I doubt you would be given the all clear. If the floor of the cupboard is higher than the room floor level I would advise against fitting a wm/c.
Regards S
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: 79

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: 73

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
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