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by thedoctor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Inspection chamber issues - advice required please.
Replies: 2
Views: 4186

Re: Inspection chamber issues - advice required please.

Hi. Yes most often unused inlets are blocked off but the only way to block the inlet properly is with a pipe cap which should be placed over the inlet, on the outside of the chamber. This has probably been done. I am assuming that the channel and the inlets are a pre-formed plastic base. If this is ...
by thedoctor
Sun May 24, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Advice on Materials and tools for Raised bed/planters
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: Advice on Materials and tools for Raised bed/planters

Hi

We have a coupe of project pages on raised planting beds that should cover most of your questions, they can be found here:
https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/s ... d-beds.htm
and:
https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/r ... ng-bed.htm

Hope this helps

Kind regards
by thedoctor
Sun May 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Lead paint issues after sanding door frame?
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Re: Lead paint issues after sanding door frame?

Hi

In light of this it may be a good idea to speak to your GP as they should be able to advise or put you in touch with the relevant specialist.

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Sat May 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Lead paint issues after sanding door frame?
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Re: Lead paint issues after sanding door frame?

Hi

Your test kit, when it arrives, should be able to confirm if the paint is lead based.

In the mean time we have a project page that covers the dangers and how to dela with it, if it is lead-based: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/s ... -paint.htm

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: What size is a roll of loft insulation?
Replies: 1
Views: 3416

Re: What size is a roll of loft insulation?

Hi

Very very roughly, they are normally around 1.4-1.5m tall and around 45-50cm in diameter, but it will depend on thickness of the actual insulation and being the 200mm version, it will probably be larger in diameter

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Garage brickwork - how might I improve this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Garage brickwork - how might I improve this?

Hi

Cool, good option to go for - we have a project page on repointing that might also help you: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/P ... ckwork.htm

Hope this helps
by thedoctor
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: What to do Before Painting Bare Plasterboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: What to do Before Painting Bare Plasterboard

Hi

Cool ok, in that case I would consider getting it plastered, it will give you the best finish, but if that is not an option you could try filling and sanding, jusy careful when sanding or go with eth lining paper option

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: What to do Before Painting Bare Plasterboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: What to do Before Painting Bare Plasterboard

Hi Can you confirm if the wall is plastered or plasterboarded? If it's bare plaster then we have a project covering everything you need to do to prepare bare plaster for painting: m If it is indeed actual plasterboard this is a little trickier but again we have a project on m When painting plasterbo...
by thedoctor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Self Build Problems Forum
Topic: VAT Reclaim Spreadsheet Link Broken
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

Re: VAT Reclaim Spreadsheet Link Broken

Hi

Apologies for the delay - all should now be working correctly in terms of downloading the template

KInd Regards
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Gardens and Gardening Forum
Topic: Survey for Design Technology project
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Survey for Design Technology project

Hi

No problems at all, if you could share teh results of your survey afterwards that woudl be very interesting

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Options on Replacing Flat Roof After Poor Work
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Options on Replacing Flat Roof After Poor Work

Hi On looking, both options are pretty much the same. I would rip it all off and start again with a minimum fall of ½ an inch per 12 inches of run. IE 1 in 24. The minimum recommended by Building Regulations is 1 in 40. I would use 3mm rubber rather than GRP as it’s guaranteed for 40 years and will ...
by thedoctor
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: How to Seal Plaster Before Using the Anti Mould Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 5297

Re: How to Seal Plaster Before Using the Anti Mould Paint

Hi Yes this is true, in light of that, it's best to remove the remaining paste residue. To do this wash the walls down with a hot water and sugar soap solution to soften the adhesive. Give it a good scrub to loosen any remaining residue and then once all loosened, wipe off with some clean warm water...
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: How to Seal Plaster Before Using the Anti Mould Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 5297

Re: How to Seal Plaster Before Using the Anti Mould Paint

Hi

We have a project that covers everything you need to know here: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/p ... laster.htm

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: Fuel Effect Fires Ltd 16 NV Fire Manual Wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 14955

Re: Fuel Effect Fires Ltd 16 NV Fire Manual Wanted

Hi Here follows a download of the Fuel Effect Fires manual that has been very kindly scanned in DougMxxx so huge thanks for your time and attension on this Doug, it's very much appreciated - Click on the below links to download each manual: Full Manual: m Trimmed Down Manual With Coal Placement Info...
by thedoctor
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Hanging a Frameless Picture Safely
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Hanging a Frameless Picture Safely

Hi Hanging heavy objects on plasterboard and getting it to stay there is a tricky job. Ideally, when fixing to plasterboard, the best method is to fix through the plasterboard into the stud work behind it. We have a project here on using a stud detector that may help you: m If you can't get all fixi...
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