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x3jA | Alex


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comment Small stud wall to sloping ceiling under stairs
Thanks for the pointers. I think we're going to avoid making a stud wall because it sounds way too complicated. Think we're going to just do some get a box unit to enclose the toilet cistern and bridge the gap to the old wall... should make things a lot simpler.
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comment Small stud wall to sloping ceiling under stairs
I don't know what's standard elsewhere in the world... but cisterns tend to hang on the wall in the UK, with the actual toilet (the bit you sit on) sitting on the floor. The cistern I took off the wall in this room had metal brackets holding it up and it was only joined to the toilet by a pipe, nothing structural. Is that odd?
Aug
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comment Small stud wall to sloping ceiling under stairs
Beneath the ceiling plaster are the wooden stairs. The drain is in the floor about 20cm from the existing wall. Modern toilets sit with their cistern directly above the drain, so the wall needs to but up to the drain. That means we need a wall there - or at least something to attach the cistern to.
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comment Small stud wall to sloping ceiling under stairs
The cistern needs to be hung on something, so it needs a wall there. I guess it could be a boxed in section with a shelf on top. That would save having to attach to a sloping ceiling...
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comment What is the best way to strip woodchip wallpaper?
Followed this approach last weekend and got through 3 rooms in a day! Admittedly that was with 3 people and 3 steamers on the go, but it all went pretty smoothly!
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comment How can I connect a timer to my bathroom exhaust fan?
Thanks for your help. Found a more basic one on ebay that meets my needs.
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answered How can I connect a timer to my bathroom exhaust fan?
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comment How can I connect a timer to my bathroom exhaust fan?
Yes, that's right about them both going into the switch at the moment. I was more interested in what timers were out there - I was struggling to locate a product like that.
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comment How can I connect a timer to my bathroom exhaust fan?
Bit expensive for what I'm looking for - £80 or something.