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by collectors
Sun May 05, 2019 9:44 am
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

With that sort of weight i personally would only build off the floor, and this is assuming its concrete. If its wood? i would check the brick joist supports are in good condition. My tank is around 200kg & i built a corner cupboard made out of 5 4x3 treated timber uprights with a 18mm ply top co...
by collectors
Sun May 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Replacing 3 Phase Cooker With Induction hob
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: Replacing 3 Phase Cooker With Induction hob

I am 99% sure you will need a separate supply for the oven. You would need to post more info from the spec tags on each unit. IE: wattage. Would also need to know the size of cable there at the moment. 20amp is only the switch size/capacity. If its only fed by 2.5mm 3 phase cable then no to running ...
by collectors
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 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?

The power/wattage is irrelevant & a very flimsy guide. I used to have a few early Wickes drills that were made by by a well-known company that i cant remember the name of now. But if we was drilling through walls with brick ties in & using a 12mmx 600mm bit, god help you if the drill caught ...
by collectors
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Kitchen Installation and Tiling Price? Have I Been Ripped off?
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Kitchen Installation and Tiling Price? Have I Been Ripped off?

If it was 15 days at £1500.00 i would say you're very lucky. Many self employed would want twice that price. Thats only £100 a day plus his loss on petrol & wear on tools. He is the one that lost out.
by collectors
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Constructing a Fireplace Hearth for Wood Burner
Replies: 1
Views: 3602

Re: Constructing a Fireplace Hearth for Wood Burner

Ok, my log burner is in the open, but the rules for me was to have at least 15" in front of your log burner of none flammable floor material. Link here to have a read. https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/woodburner.htm
by collectors
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Help With Fuse box Safety in Rented Property
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Help With Fuse box Safety in Rented Property

Personaly i would slightly loosen the bath waste/trap & say you have had a leak & a shock to your son. No one should be getting shocks for the sake of £75 & a few hours' labour to get a RCD fuse board fitted. But note, a shock will quiet likely happen, but only for a fraction of a second...
by collectors
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: False Ceiling Tile Replacement With Someting More Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Re: False Ceiling Tile Replacement With Someting More Modern

Chances are it would be best to take it down & fit a 2x2" frame & plasterboard it. Might be an opportunity to add insulation.
by collectors
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: False Ceiling Tile Replacement With Someting More Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Re: False Ceiling Tile Replacement With Someting More Modern

Chances are it would be best to take it down & fit a 2x2" frame & plasterboard it. Might be an opportunity to add insulation.
by collectors
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Choice of Kitchen Retailer for new Kitchen in new House?
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Choice of Kitchen Retailer for new Kitchen in new House?

Got my one from Ikea, even though my one was 80 miles away. But most is all done on line, you will just need to see what it looks like. You have to make the units up yourself. They also do lots of add on's at good prices. Very happy with my one.
by collectors
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Best Sound Blocking Material and Product That can be Affixed to Back of Fitted Units
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

Re: Best Sound Blocking Material and Product That can be Affixed to Back of Fitted Units

There is only one way to stop sound travelling through walls, is to have an air gap. Anything joined/screw to a neighbours wall will transmit the sound. Yes, some insulation will help a little, but won’t solve it.
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Lack of Chimney Breast Ventilation Causing Mouldy Smell?
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: Lack of Chimney Breast Ventilation Causing Mouldy Smell?

Could be. I had this in an old house & noticed a damp patch halfway up the chimney. We ended up opening the fireplace only to find loads of bird's nest twigs & moss halfway up where the chimney doglegs. So have a look for any damp patches 1st.,
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Is This Bespoke Built Staircase Acceptable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Re: Is This Bespoke Built Staircase Acceptable?

That is one of the worst i have seen. If a staircase is to be waxed of varnished, you should not have one single screw or nail showing, all should be hidden using screw bolts & dowels. You would also use a hard wood & not cheap pine as being used hear. Those knots are a weakness & danger...
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Building Invoicing for Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Building Invoicing for Tools

Never heard of this before unless it was for an extra that was asked for by yourself. But otherwise this should all be within the price. It's like going to a car wash & them saying, Oh the soap & polish is extra.
He is trying it on.
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Installing Toilet Downstairs but no Route for Extractor fan
Replies: 1
Views: 2674

Re: Installing Toilet Downstairs but no Route for Extractor fan

Personaly i would board up the window & run some 4" soil pipe from the back of the board to the outside of the garage & put a decent inline fan in the garage. It will also be a lot more quiter on the fan front when reading the paper. lol
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum

Assuming you have the hight. Have a look at block & beam floors with a 100mm celotex & possibly an external cladding for insulation. . With an external cladding, you can go thicker & you won’t lose any internal space you will also cover anything unsightly & get a fresh start. If it i...
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