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Wow, those are pretty spiffy! You get bridal joints at the header and mortise & tenons at the threshold. Here in the US, we just get simple butt joints, often just stapled together. If you're willing to put some elbow grease into it, making a new mortise for the tenons isn't too difficult. There are a ton of videos on the tube of you (Paul Sellers is a ...


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If you cannot find an adequate door to cut down your only option is to build out the frame to accommodate a smaller door. Once you select the door that works for you build out the framing on top and sides using whatever sized material that will get you to the proper dimensions. 1x4 or 1x6 or even 2x. The casing can be installed over it and trimmed out ...


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I already accepted an answer for this, but I thought I'd post back because what I've learned since may be of help or interest to others. After cleaning up the damaged coving and chipping off the wall plaster, it seemed more apparent (as some commenters suggested) that this coving was made in situ. In fact, it seems as though the plaster of the coving was the ...


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My grandfather taught us to use talcum powder for the mold release. We both made latex molds that the original pieces were dusted then put in the compound until set, and then we dusted the mold and filled. With the really intricate roses and angle wings we misted the mold and then dusted, dad tried the silicon spray but it did not work with the originals the ...


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You may find more (quantity) of plaster casting/release advice looking at ceramics sites on the web - plaster is frequently used for ceramics molds, while "house plaster" is (now) uncommon and may tend towards "hire us to come do this arcane art" more than "here's how you do it" advice (possibly including bad "here's how ...


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Do I need another fused spur switch between the end socket and the wall lamps? If so why? Yes, you should use another fused spur (although it doesn't have to be switched) with a 3A fuse. This will allow you to use thinner cable (1mm) to the wall lights. Most modern lights would be rated for a 20A power circuit (as that's what's used in Europe) but it's ...


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You can only spur off a ring once but by installing a fused connection unit (FCU) as you have there, you can extend to the lamps under BS7671. The FCU will have a maximum 13A fuse so this would be your design current for the spur.


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You could cover them with panels secured with toggle bolts. If you decide to uncover them in the future you'll lose the toggles in the wall, but that shouldn't be a problem. The panels can be as simple or complex as you care for. Thin plywood would suffice to block most airflow. Opaque Perspex with an EPDM gasket around the edge would be moisture resistant ...


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You can install a standalone tempering valve on the line to the sink, or (probably a larger one) on the line to "everything but the shower" which would protect the kitchen sink as well, for instance.


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