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by Hugh Schkok
Sat May 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Advice on Building Shelf for Fish Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: Advice on Building Shelf for Fish Tank

159Kg = 331 lbs. A lot of weight. Assuming it the weight of the filled weight then you not only have structural factors but also the integrity of the wall('s) you intend to fix it and whether it is a single wall fixing's or I may suggest a 100x50 PAR softwood timber although a 150x50 PAR would be a ...
by Hugh Schkok
Sat May 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Dulux Paint over Powder Filler all Peeling off in Huge Quantities
Replies: 5
Views: 13440

Re: Dulux Paint over Powder Filler all Peeling off in Huge Quantities

"What i noticed is dulux dried and flacked almost instantly over filler. Crown is still drying out on filled areas and NO cracking or signs of peeling! " The answer is clear from your question part shown above. Your wall is extremely porous and when you paint on emulsion it suck all of the...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri May 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: Having Some Problems Buying Tools From the US
Replies: 2
Views: 6840

Re: Having Some Problems Buying Tools From the US

I hated buying from the US; You have to contact HM Customs and Excise who will require a payment before the are released from the port of entry and into the hands of the organisation of your choosing. At this juncture any insurance fails to exist. I left behind close to $20,000 worth of kit as the i...
by Hugh Schkok
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Avoid Builders Selling Blue Badge
Replies: 1
Views: 2043

Re: Avoid Builders Selling Blue Badge

I have a Blue Badge and it is because I am registered disabled. The law has tightened up considerably for those that abuse the privileges that such a badge affords and highlights very quickly those able bodied people abusing disabled parking spaces. These are not for preferential or titled people no...
by Hugh Schkok
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Have I Been Ripped off With Soffits, Fascias and Guttering?
Replies: 2
Views: 3249

Re: Have I Been Ripped off With Soffits, Fascias and Guttering?

All you can do is get up there & have a look. On an older house, you may not have this, but the roofing felt under the tiles should come out & into the gutter. Also, & naturally the tiles should be over the gutter by a 1/4. But you can only see this buy getting up there. You are exactly...
by Hugh Schkok
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Brick Work up to Roof Line? for Rear Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 2519

Re: Brick Work up to Roof Line? for Rear Extension

Oooooh! I love these people. Monkeys, rescued apes or whatever category they fall into. When bricks are 'stepped' that is known as corbelling and can be easily seen on Georgian, Edwardian homes and of that ilk. It is intended to be there because street space was at a premium and the upper floor need...
by Hugh Schkok
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Pier Foundation and Using Slate Tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

Re: Pier Foundation and Using Slate Tiles

The p[pleasure was all mine. Happy to help and I hope we can do it again
Hugh
by Hugh Schkok
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Pier Foundation and Using Slate Tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

Re: Pier Foundation and Using Slate Tiles

What you have here my friend is an old form of DPC. It's mot used im construction today instead they use a manufactured dpc. Maily because it breaks down from soil acids and stuff like that. Look closely to see if indeed there is a Ruberoid dpc on top of it. The bricklayer looks like a tgood one but...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: Buying a small holding in France
Replies: 7
Views: 11662

Re: Buying a small holding in France

I bought two renoves around 25-30 years ago in an amazing part of southern France in the district of Provence-Alpes Cotes D'Azur around 150K from Avignon. One of the houses was too far gone and so I intentionally bought it for the oak and stone materials and of course the hardcore it provided. Some ...
by Hugh Schkok
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: What Insurance Should Structural Engineers Have?
Replies: 2
Views: 5834

Re: What Insurance Should Structural Engineers Have?

Hello I can see why a personal indemnity insurance and a PK insurance however you would hard pushed to get any cover if you are not a registered SE. As in university educated and a member of a professional body. The exposure could be at an unsustainable level and in turn force a client and an SE int...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Advice on SDS Drill and How Much Power Should I be Looking for?
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: Advice on SDS Drill and How Much Power Should I be Looking for?

At this particular juncture I would like to thank all of you that were asleep when the power max site tool voltage allowance was set. Hire shops were left with cart fulls of 240v power tools waiting in-line for me and any other that were awake. The game plan would not permit any corded 240v tools on...
by Hugh Schkok
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Any Advice on What new Miter saw to go for?
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

Re: Any Advice on What new Miter saw to go for?

Hello Firs off the bat. I am not physically involved in construction . However my Man Cave/workshop is a holy shrine and I have built mine for use by a disabled person (me). I have used a plethora of tools and accessories and wherever possible I will make my own jigs and so far have made far better ...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Building plan and design software.
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

Re: Building plan and design software.

IMSI TurboCAD is a great package and in my opinion better than Auto Cad who will squeeze and squeeze more and more cash out of you if you let them. ACad is border limited so If I did take your ACad designs to the USA and you still have 2 years to run. That stops. They wanted from me $6000 to reregis...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Pillar Wall for RSJ has Bowed After Removing Brickwork
Replies: 1
Views: 3050

Re: Pillar Wall for RSJ has Bowed After Removing Brickwork

Who undertook the required maths here? You need to identify the shear forces, buckling moments and loadings at the very least. Was the peope that arrived to install arrive on horses and wearing dusty s Stetson and have an unusual dialect in their voices? Did the offer "Howdy pardner" as a ...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Router advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

Re: Router advice

I am trying to get hold of a router - entry level thats all, about £100, but I want one with a power on lock facility. Any advice. thanks, cresser. WTF is a power on lock facility? Look at it this way. Standing in front of a mirror and hold up your outspread hands and count up the number of fingers ...
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