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by proptech
Sun May 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: How to Repair Damaged Area of 1938 Ceiling Plasterboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Re: How to Repair Damaged Area of 1938 Ceiling Plasterboard

Hi David

Hear's one little idea that may just avoid replacement, but you need access to the top surface of the board. So if you can lift a floorboard or two over the area.
Obtain a section of new board bigger than the area, and with the sag supported, clean off, and PVA the new board over the top.
by proptech
Sun May 03, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Painting Over old Plasterwork that used to be Wallpapered - Should we Re-Skim to?
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

Re: Painting Over old Plasterwork that used to be Wallpapered - Should we Re-Skim to?

Hi seb963 The main problem with papered plaster is residue of paste. The surface must be very thoroughly washed, even scrubbed in order to remove it. The reason being that when wetted again by the paint, it can reactivate, swelling and taking the paint with it. One answer is to seal the surface with...
by proptech
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Saniflo no Longer Working - Buy a new one or Change to a Shower Room?
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Re: Saniflo no Longer Working - Buy a new one or Change to a Shower Room?

Hi Kevin

All I can say is - The choice is yours. I might have a better idea if I was on site, but not so easy from this side of the Internet.
by proptech
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Wallpaper over Textured Wallpaper With new Rough Brick Effect Paper?
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

Re: Wallpaper over Textured Wallpaper With new Rough Brick Effect Paper?

Hi Stu1975

No, please don't attempt this, you'll have all sorts of problems. Strip off the old, prepare the walls, and hang the new. Do the job properly !
by proptech
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mains and Gravity Fed Shower Advice Needed for Installing Power Shower
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: Mains and Gravity Fed Shower Advice Needed for Installing Power Shower

Where exactly is this pump going to go ? and how is it going to provide equal pressure ?
Would it be possible to use a tank supply for the cold, and then go for a shower pump. At least that way the pressures would be equal.
by proptech
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Advice Needed on Installing a Steel Handrail in the Garden
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Re: Advice Needed on Installing a Steel Handrail in the Garden

Hi Peter-J

The steel is galvanized. That means it has a zinc coating, and will not rust. It will not need painting, or any other treatment.
by proptech
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mains and Gravity Fed Shower Advice Needed for Installing Power Shower
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: Mains and Gravity Fed Shower Advice Needed for Installing Power Shower

Hi Ade H
Yes, they must be of equal pressure. One answer may be to change the electric shower for one of a higher rating. that would provide a higher flow rate.
You would of course have to ensure that the electric supply, wiring, and protective devices are suitable for the load.
by proptech
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cold Water Flowing into Loft Central Heating F and E Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Re: Cold Water Flowing into Loft Central Heating F and E Tank

Hi davekc64 Providing that you can be 100% sure that water is not entering via the ball valve, then the only place it can come from is the cylinder. But firstly 6 inches of water in the tank seems a bit high. Remember that water will expand when heated, and raise the level. So, lower the level a bit...
by proptech
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Blue Coating on Walls in Bedroom and Bathroom After Stripping Wallpaper
Replies: 1
Views: 6016

Re: Blue Coating on Walls in Bedroom and Bathroom After Stripping Wallpaper

Hi HeyHoHill

Short answer, it's paint. If you're intending to paint over, you've got a lot of work on your hands. I'd suggest lining paper first.
by proptech
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Can't Remove Thick Steel Rods From Wall With Basic Tools - Any Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Re: Can't Remove Thick Steel Rods From Wall With Basic Tools - Any Ideas?

Hi 2120bruce

Any chance of a photo. There's always a way, but I'd like to get a better idea of what's there.
by proptech
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 4705

Re: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking

I was only saying what I would do if it were mine. In my opinion, the only way to provide a lasting result. I didn't mention lowering the bath though.
by proptech
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?

Yes, all you need is the hot supply. You wouldn't get much water through a shower rated as low as 3-4 kw, in fact, just a dribble.
by proptech
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?

Thanks for the feedback. I think you are looking at the wrong type of shower. You do not need a power shower with a combi. All you need is a straight forward thermostatic mixer. Hot supply from the combi, and cold from the mains. Forget the electrics, you don't need any.
by proptech
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?

Hi Scottyboy99

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but a thermostatic shower off a combi shouldn't need any electrical supply at all. Exactly what type of shower have you been looking at ?
by proptech
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 4705

Re: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking

Hi JohnE It's always going to be a problem fitted like that. If it were mine, I'd have it out and re-fix properly. Although an awkward job, I'd fix a batten to the wall at the exact hight of the rim in order to fully support and prevent movement. Silicone the bath to the wall before making good the ...
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