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


Aug
23
answered In the UK, what type of flexible conduit should I use for electrics in shed that run underground and emerge through the concrete base?
Aug
23
comment Help on Vinyl floors
A photo might help people advise what can / can't be done.
Aug
19
comment Should a heavy duty transformer (used predominantly for LED lights) be on the mains ring or the lighting circuit?
In the UK, although "ring" is can be used to refer to circuits generically, especially power circuits (which are often wired as a ring circuit), a lighting circuit is usually wired as a radial circuit, not a ring.
Aug
19
answered Should a heavy duty transformer (used predominantly for LED lights) be on the mains ring or the lighting circuit?
Aug
15
answered Seamless construction joints on concrete floor
Aug
14
comment What are the must-have features for a Hackspace/Makerspace bandsaw?
The fence is the guide that you can run whatever you are cutting along to give a consistent thickness of cut - an example might be cutting a piece of wood into thin strips for laminating.
Aug
12
answered Can I remove parquet flooring adhesive by using a heat gun?
Aug
4
comment There are bare copper wires in the light box?
Very true. The UK uses brown for live (hot), blue for neutral, and green / yellow for earth (ground) - assuming single phase supply. (Old colours were red for live, black for neutral, and green / yellow for earth).
Jul
31
answered There are bare copper wires in the light box?
Jul
29
answered Corrosion on copper pipe: Is this a concern?
Jul
29
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.
Jul
29
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!