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


Jan
6
comment What can I do about a house with internal concrete floor with no DPM?
Sorry, OPC is Ordinary Portland Cement - just the bags of cement you can get from DIY stores and builders merchants (some has plasticiser already in for mortar - you don't need that). I wouldn't bother digging under as it won't really help any with bonding. If you really wanted to bond, you could drill into the slabs and use a piece of reinforcement, but I'd not bother. That product sounds like it could do what you want it to do.
Jan
6
answered What can I do about a house with internal concrete floor with no DPM?
Jan
2
revised How to paint / decorate both sides of a plasterboard?
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Jan
2
comment How to paint / decorate both sides of a plasterboard?
It should be fine on both sides for paint. If you were plastering it, you'd use the white face (see point 8 on the link I've added). For paint, I'd hazard a guess that the brown side might be a little more absorbent, so you might need an extra coat of paint on that side - which will help smooth some of the texture out too.
Dec
31
answered How to paint / decorate both sides of a plasterboard?
Dec
23
revised Is it okay that the earth wire is exposed when installing an outdoor security light?
Tidied up.
Dec
22
answered Is it okay that the earth wire is exposed when installing an outdoor security light?
Dec
19
answered Light fixture emits a high pitch sound with no bulb
Dec
16
answered Do wires need covering when plastering?
Dec
11
comment What would cause a chainsaw to only start when trigger is pulled?
Some chainsaws have a "lock" on the trigger so you have it hold itself on full throttle to start it.
Dec
8
comment Electric water boiler .. how is the system supposed to work? (UK)
Have you bought the flat or are you renting?
Dec
8
answered Electric water boiler .. how is the system supposed to work? (UK)
Nov
24
answered Is it OK to Pressure Wash Brick
Oct
31
comment Can you re-shape an internal brick wall feature?
A photo might help people give a more detailed answer. Perhaps also add at least your country to your profile, so people will have an idea of typical construction methods that might have been used.
Oct
23
comment How do I wire a pull cord ceiling switch?
No. The 45A switch will only be 2 pole. You need to replace it with a 3 pole switch. You should be able to get one from the likes of B&Q, TLC, Screwfix, etc.
Oct
23
answered How do I wire a pull cord ceiling switch?
Oct
23
comment What is the black adhesive being applied between the veneer bricks?
@Gunner You should make that the answer.
Oct
22
answered How can I totally smooth a wall surface without replastering?
Oct
21
answered Does mirror like wallpaper suitable for a mini dance studio at home exist?
Oct
20
answered Could you explain this ceiling light wiring?