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by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: laminate round existing kitchen cupboards
Replies: 8
Views: 21854

Similar problem

Laminates are pretty safe, they don't ever expand like the makers like to make you believe. Your plan sounds good to me. I would again seal bottom of plinths just to prevent water getting though and under the flooring. Good luck let us all know how you get on
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: laminate round existing kitchen cupboards
Replies: 8
Views: 21854

Good Luck

Of you have to tilt it then you have the better locking system. You don't normaly need glue for this locking method just some silicone for the edges and some seal which you put in the groove of the laminate...not glue as suck suck a sealant to prevent water getting in though the joints where they lo...
by Joiner_Mike
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Fire Doors with self closers
Replies: 5
Views: 7442

Door clousers

Your right doesn't need them. But had building inspector once who insisted he had part p electrical cert off sparky, even though it wasn't required at the time. So instead he made me take plasterboards off so he could check insulation to be arkward. I didn't mind as i screwed them in. When he seen a...
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring in a new light
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Thank You

Ok no problem ill extend my wire with a junction box so it can continue to the ceiling rose. Good point so ill do it the way you have suggested. Thank you again for your advise
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring in a new light
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

cheers ericmark

Thank you for your advise I Believe that on the old wiring system there is a circuit that runs from ceiling rose to ceiling rose. This wire only has 3 wires like the new wiring system. So if i cut into it there and connect it back up with my wire via a junction box then i should have no problems if ...
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: laminate round existing kitchen cupboards
Replies: 8
Views: 21854

Your floor

Hi It will say leave a 10-12mm gap around the primeter of this flooring to allow for expansion but i work it out have an expansion of approx 1mm per 10 sqm so thats nothing. Laminating 2mm off the plinths will be no problem then fill the 2mm with silicone to seal in the outer edges and stop water ge...
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring in a new light
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Wiring in a new light

Hi im a joiner and have recently split a bedroom into a bedroom with a studded wall/door etc. I want to put a light in for the customer which is no problem as its easiely done. I have mounted a light to the wall (customers request) wired that to a light switch and from the light switch fed a cable t...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: laminate round existing kitchen cupboards
Replies: 8
Views: 21854

Laminate flooring in kitchen

Hi mate
How many square metres is the kitchen? Why will you have to buy new plinths? Can they not be removed without damaging? What is the make of laminate floor e.g. quickstep and what type of lockng system does it have?
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Fire Doors with self closers
Replies: 5
Views: 7442

Door Closures

Just to keep people informed. I have done 2 jobs this week 4 doors apart from each other both have had loft conversions and both required fire doors fitting. One house i didn't have to fir door closures and the other i did. 2 different building inspectors from the same local office. If you are havin...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: mending cut floorboards
Replies: 3
Views: 6899

Floor

I would just do what chris suggested. To stop squeeking once supports are in screws boards down instead of nailing. Nails tend to make squeekying noise when walked on. This is due to the wood moving down the smooth nail which makes a squeeking noise. Screws stop this as the thread of the crew preven...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: quietest saw
Replies: 1
Views: 3549

Mitre Saw

They are all noisey mate. I surpose the quieter ones are probably 110v mitre saws but your talking far too much money for what u need it for. (But still noisey) I suggest you buy a hand saw and if he complains pass him the hand saw if the noise bothers him that much he won't mind cutting it my hand ...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Strengthening Stair Handrail
Replies: 3
Views: 4386

Hand Rail

Alright mate Im taking it is a solid wall and not a timber wall and you have got lucky with a few screws by locating the studs. You can still use normal plugs. Drill straight though both using a 6mm for red plug or 7mm for brown plug. Push plug in hole as far a you can. Tap plug with hammer until it...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: jambs on door liner not straight...
Replies: 4
Views: 5549

door lining

Again take it back. You will probably be better going to a timber merchants as they specialise in timber they have more knoweldge in storing materials correctly. But some have a tendacy of trying to get rid of the bent ones. So go in and pick your own. Sight the wood before you pay for it. If it loo...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Replace Garage door with French doors
Replies: 2
Views: 8195

French doors

That sounds good to me mate. As perviously reply states as long as its sealed in, you won't have any problems.
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Bath Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 7447

Bath Panel

You can make a small frame out of 1"x1" or 2"x1" this will normaly just fit under the outer lip of the bath. Just 4 sides for outer frame and one vertical piece in middle then attach a 4mm sheet of mdf cut to size. Can also use 4mm plywood but paint finish on mdf is much better. ...
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