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Over the last 25 years or so I've owned four houses which were in various states of disrepair and (with my wife) have renovated them all. As well as general painting and decorating I've fitted underfloor heating, renovated sash windows, fitted a wet zone shower, fitted two kitchens and three bathrooms as well as building cupboards, laying patios, insulating and boarding a loft and other jobs too numerous to mention.


Oct
16
revised What's the best/easiest way to install and wire a wall light?
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Oct
16
revised Desk still tacky 2 weeks after finishing it with a polyurethane clear coat
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Oct
16
revised White solid drain pipe vs black flexible corrugated pipe for a french drain
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Oct
16
revised How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
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Oct
15
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Oct
15
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Oct
15
revised What projects should never be DIY?
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Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I make our toilet flush less vigorously?
Oct
14
comment How do I anchor an acrylic claw foot tub?
Not what I was expecting ;) We have a similar tub and the feet on that have a hole for a screw. It's not a very big screw, but just enough to keep the tub from moving.
Oct
14
comment How do I anchor an acrylic claw foot tub?
There should be holes or notches for screws in the feet - can you post a photo of the bottom of the inside of the leg?
Oct
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I cut grooves in self-leveling concrete to incorporate an existing drain?
Oct
13
answered What size drill bit do I need for a 3/16" plastic anchor in tile?
Oct
13
revised Is it better to waterproof a basement from the outside or the inside?
corrected spelling in title
Oct
13
comment Should central heating pipes through internal brickwork have insulation?
Yeah - I assumed that the wall was a single skin of brick/breeze block.
Oct
13
comment Should central heating pipes through internal brickwork have insulation?
I'm aware that brick isn't a very good insulator ;) I was just pointing out that for the effort involved it probably isn't worth insulating that short section of pipe.
Oct
13
comment Should central heating pipes through internal brickwork have insulation?
I wouldn't worry about the heat loss through a 4 inch section of pipe as it passes through the wall as long as you have all your "open" sections of pipe insulated.
Oct
13
revised Should central heating pipes through internal brickwork have insulation?
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Oct
12
comment How can I remove a plank from the middle of the field?
I would help if you said what "one of these babies" actually was :)
Oct
12
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Oct
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on water-circulating-heating tag wiki