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Lancastrian ex-pat, living in Haworth, West Yorkshire.


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comment What is the best way to retrofit an underfloor heating system in a concrete slab?
It's not so much about trimming the doors down, but more that the top of the door opening would be restrictively low. You could consider lifting the lintels over the door to give a standard door opening height above the new floor level. If you are doing sufficient refurbishment to need Building Regulation approval, you might also need to raise the paving outside to give you a level access.
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answered What is the best way to retrofit an underfloor heating system in a concrete slab?
Jul
18
comment Running power to an external building
It's far more usual for UK sockets to be on a 30A circuit, which gives more spare capacity.
Jul
18
answered Running power to an external building
Jul
17
answered Planning for a Covered Deck in the UK
Jul
15
answered How do I fix my clogged bathtub drain?
Jul
12
answered How to mix concrete cement
Jul
2
answered How to clean portland cement off bricks?
Jun
26
answered How long should it take concrete to fully cure?
Jun
19
comment Rope in computer case safe?
If the computer gets hot enough to set fire to the rope, you'll have bigger issues to worry about anyway!
Jun
17
comment What can be used to fill holes on top of a lamp fixture?
Some kind of sticky tape? Silicone sealant? It's hard to say though without seeing a photo of the fittings. Don't block the holes if they are there for ventilation.
Jun
6
comment What could have caused these cracks, and how can I repair them?
As Tester101 says, it's hard to say without photos or an indication of the size of the crack. The upstairs crack could just be a bit of movement in the roof, it's not uncommon, but hard to say from your description alone.
Jun
4
answered What prevents mortar from being compressed with the weight of courses of brick?
May
30
answered Can I operate a 120v 60 hz sewing machine with a 220v 50hz power supply?
May
30
comment Can I operate a 120v 60 hz sewing machine with a 220v 50hz power supply?
A transformer will only change the voltage. It won't alter the frequency, ie it will step the voltage down to 110V, but it will still be at 50Hz.
May
30
answered What problems could be caused by putting mains water in to the pipe from a shared water tank?
May
28
revised Why do adjacent kitchen outlets need to be on separate circuits?
Changed 'W' (Watts) to Amps for the breaker sizing.
May
28
suggested suggested edit on Why do adjacent kitchen outlets need to be on separate circuits?
May
26
answered How should I prepare this compression fit copper tube for use again?
May
25
comment Problem with GU10 LED bulbs tripping out power
LEDs won't draw anything like the surge current at switch on that a halogen lamp draws; a cold halogen lamp is pretty close to a short circuit until the filament warms up.