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  1. diyterry

    Cables and cavity walls

    If I want to run a cable up a cavity wall is it best to run it through the cavity or chase the wall out and run it through a conduit.
  2. 123

    Forget screws, this is the new way to secure back boxes to walls

    Silicone! And lots of it. Not a screw in sight.
  3. S

    Solid plaster partition walls with straw inside:fixing boxes?

    Came across these yesterday and wondered if anyone on here has seen them.Solid plaster with horizontal strands of straw inside.I finished up cutting the holes with a multisaw then driving 75mm screws thro the sides of the twin metal boxes,since plastic plugs were useless.Never seen these walls...
  4. Colin188

    Cables in cavity of walls

    Is it permitted to run twin and earth in a domestic cavity wall?
  5. Dan

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2012 - best tile adhesive for floor and walls

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2012 - best tile adhesive for floor and walls advice reviews and feedback 2017 Which Tile Adhesive Did You Use Most During 2012? Please vote on the Poll. All answers can be seen by the members. If you used a brand not showing then please respond with the... Tile Adhesive...
  6. Dan

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2008 - Best Tile Adhesive For Walls And Floors?

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2008 - Best Tile Adhesive For Walls And Floors? advice reviews and feedback 2017 What Tile Adhesive Did You Use Most During 2008? I thought it's about time we had some new up to date figures in for 2008 tile adhesive usage. ALL TILE ADHESIVE POLLS -... Tile Adhesive Poll...
  7. Dan

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2007 - Best Tile Adhesive For Floors And Walls?

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2007 - Best Tile Adhesive For Floors And Walls? advice reviews and feedback 2017 Just thought i'd get a poll on the go :) What adhesive brand do you trust and use most? ALL TILE ADHESIVE POLLS -... Tile Adhesive Poll 2007 - Best Tile Adhesive For Floors And Walls? Are you...
  8. Leesparkykent

    Stupid builders........

    Been doing a barn conversion/extension at a builders house I do work for. All the ceilings are vaulted/exposed oak beams....The builder boarded, insulated and tiled the roof from the outside leaving the beams exposed. Instead of getting me in to put the switch drops in from the chandelier...
  9. Dan

    old cottage walls

    old cottage walls advice reviews and feedback 2017 im hoping someone has a idea i haven't thought of for this one, tomorrow i night i have to go and price up a bathroom in an old cottage, i did the floor earlier this year, ended up having to put... old cottage walls Are you a DIYer? find a...
  10. Dan

    Overboarding walls for tiling

    Overboarding walls for tiling advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hiya. In a few months we plan to rip the bathroom out and redo the lot. As I need the practice and want to get everything right, I am going to reboard all the walls with Marmox, tile it and get a... Overboarding walls for tiling...
  11. Dan

    What to use ? Walls not straight ?? advice, reviews and feedback

    What to use ? Walls not straight ?? advice reviews and feedback 2017 What's best to use to straighten out a wall I was thinking a cement coat what do you use ? Are you a DIYer? find a free diy advice websitehere. Plumber in the making? find a plumbing advice website for the UK including...
  12. robd

    Crabtree 50a pullswitch...chrome

    Afternoon all, I'm after a 50a pullswitch, crabtree in chrome. I know they used to make them but not sure if they still do or if there are any kicking around anywhere. Actually want one for my bathroom, don't suppose anyone on here has seen any lately?
  13. R

    Thick plasterboard wall?

    Not stricly an electrical question so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask... Has anyone ever come accross a dividing wall which appears to be solid/thick plasterboard? Drilling in for fixing trying to feel for the cavity and drill bit emerged in room next door. Wall seems to be...
  14. N

    installing socket in shed

    Hi, I'm currently on a level 2 C&G course at college with a bit of experience. I have to install a socket outside in the shed in my own house. I have a few questions i'm not too sure about: 1. is SWA cable the only one to use for taking power to shed or can I use T&E run in conduit? Is...
  15. J

    Alarm Wiring

    I know this isn't in the security category, I can't post in it. Ive never installed a security system in a domestic property. Will I have to chase walls like normal a electricial circuit? Haven't seen anything about how to run alarm cables to PIRs and I don't want to go to a future client...
  16. Dave OCD

    Supply for Combi Boiler - RCD required ?

    Allright chaps I have to connect a new Combi this Saturday morning, intending to fit a 3 amp fused switched FCU and take the supply off a handy socket [about 2 feet away and on a RFC not a spur] The consumer unit is an old MEM with cartridge fuses and there's no RCD, [TNCS system with Ze of...
  17. I

    Installing sockets in a thin block wall.

    Hi guys, I have been asked to install some additional sockets for a family friend. However when I have been to look at the house (1950's built) I have found that the upstairs walls are really thin. They look like breeze but are much softer (I can pratically scrape them away with a screwdriver)...
  18. M

    Difficult customers...

    In a chatty mood.... So just wondered if anyone had had any really difficult customers...Or the customer that calls you up to do the work and then they know better once you've arrived. Had one recently, Customer wants a downflow heater put in 2 of their bathrooms. Had a look around the property...
  19. D

    Domestic sockets on external wall

    Hi everyone. Can a domestic socket be located in for example a bedroom on the external wall. My father was a spark back in the 60's and 70's and taught me his trade and I can distinctly remember him saying you never put a socket on the external wall. Now I'm planning a rewire of my house on...
  20. brizospark

    No consideration for other trades

    My latest annoyance is this joiner I am doing work for, he is throwing a fair bit of work my way so can't complain on that score but I am getting really annoyed at his lack of consideration for my part of the job. Went up to start wiring an extension last week and, not for the first time all...
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