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by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Unusual door hinge for inmternal door in Bloor home
Replies: 1
Views: 4260

Hinge

Hi
This has baffled me lol. Never heard of the firm bloor. Can you take a picture of one of the hinges and post a link or upload it some how. Cos im interedted into what these are. If i can see one i can print it off and i'll ask all tradesmen i know and supplies i visit.
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Ikea Wall Unit
Replies: 1
Views: 3316

ikea wall unit

Hi
Can't seem to get a picture in my mind to what u mean. Can u attach a pic or give me link to where i can see a picture of it on the internet. Then ill try my best to help
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Sloping floor
Replies: 1
Views: 4539

Your floor

Hi Im finding it hard to build up a picture in my head. Is the kitchen open plan or a room? Why screed floorboards? Lifting all the floorboads and packing out joists accordingly sounds allot of work. Hard to say without seeing the space to visualise what way it could be done to give a finish that lo...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Removing spindles, hand rail and newel post for stripping
Replies: 1
Views: 4429

Stairs

Hi
I know its not the answer you want to hear, but i wouldn't even consider stripping them to be dipped. It will take just as long to strip it and rebuild it as it would be to strip if not longer. Also you run the risk of damaging the wood.
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cutting a section of FloorBoard!
Replies: 1
Views: 3775

Cutting your floor

Hi If i wanted to cut just a section out instead or removing a whole plank/board i would use a rip saw/circular saw. boards come in 2 thickness's normally 18mm and 22mm You can set the depth on a circular saw. To be extra safe you could set it at 17mm for a 18mm board and just break the last mm gent...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Chipboard flooring
Replies: 3
Views: 6225

Your floor

Not sure by the way you describe the cracking noise. The floor joists will be the correct size....No way will anyone be able to build new houses without a building inspector checking this. They have to, to pass the building so it can be sold. If its a creaking noise like the stairs it may be the fac...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: YALE LOCK - TOO TIGHT!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 25479

Stiff yale lock

Sorry i forgot to mention that the keeper that the yale latch fits into may also be incorrectly positioned. When you say the door is stiff is it hard to turn the handle when the door is open? If its fine when door is open then it will be the keeper. To check this do following test 1) open door put t...
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: YALE LOCK - TOO TIGHT!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 25479

Yale Lock

If you unscrew your yale lock you will see its attched from the key hole side to the opening side of the door by a flat metal bar which has notched lines in. I have found from fitting them if the metal bar is slightly too long when the lock is screwed up it closes the space slightly between the lock...
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Outside door step/sill??
Replies: 2
Views: 5101

£80/£100 per hour????

ALDA where do u live mate? Any chance of a job? No chance where i live of getting £80 per hour off a customer. Id charge about £30 plus materials (approx £20) top to sort that door out.
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Installing Laminate flooring at bottom of the stairs
Replies: 2
Views: 32584

Expansion

Hi I can imagine u will get people saying my advise is wrong. But I have fitted hundreds of laminate floors with all types of subfloors. Personally i don't like beading so i suggest fitting/re-fitting skirting boards when fitting solid wood flooring but laminates i give a 2mm gap around all the way ...
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: jambs on door liner not straight...
Replies: 4
Views: 5550

Door Lining

Hi The door can be shaved to any shape (within reason) but i will still recommend u take it back and get it replaced with str8 wood. No point in making the job harder for yourself. Don't forget if you don't get it right now everytime you wanna change your door you will have to go to the extra troubl...
by Joiner_Mike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Laying Solid Wood
Replies: 1
Views: 3832

Laying Solid Wood

Im thinking of laying around 100 square metres of solid oak grade A&B to a concrete sub floor. The mostiure content has been checked and is fine to lay on. What would be the best method? Using Sika T54 glue or by using battons and secret nailing? Does it sound hollow on battons? Please don't sug...
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Tongue & Groove
Replies: 1
Views: 2887

Tounge and groove

You will be able to get this from most timber merchants in your local area. Look in your thompson local or yellow pages for your local timber merchants.
by Joiner_Mike
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Cleaning decking
Replies: 2
Views: 5289

cleaning decking

Just use a power washer. If this doesn't work you can buy a decking restorer which removes any varnish etc and restores it back to its original state. I have seen restorers by firms like cupinol etc probably be able to get them at stores like b&q
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: Connecting laptop to internet with wireless card
Replies: 3
Views: 5377

Connecting laptop to internet with wireless card

Hi Ive just bought an oldish laptop for my daughter to use. It has a built in wireless card. I want to connect to my sky broadband though my netgear hub. When i search wireless devices it appears but i cannot put in my network key as it says there are an incoorect amount of charaters. My network key...
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