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Sam_w

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Oct 2020

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    Well we don't tend to lick it...

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    Yes, the best thing to coat it with on the outside could well be old engine oil, it is what we throw round our old tractor trailers to keep the rust at bay.

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    I bought a much worse looking one than that 3 years ago, gave £50 for it, has been kept outside for most of that time, covered with a tarp and dumpy bag, has never missed a beat. If the drum is round and not rusted through, and the engine spins it, you are good for a few years yet.

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    Phew, bought it pre-vote and it was manufactured 20 years ago, although it would be fun to smash up the local wetherspoons.

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    See I'm conflicted, I don't go to Wetherspoons, won't buy Dyson (personal experience of him being a twat), but I do own a JCB...

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    Having just ordered 4 tyres of that size, you will definetly get something decent for £100 a corner, I always research on somewhere like blackcircles then work out if it is cheaper to get them to fit or order direct and find a local garage, normally works well if you are due a service etc.

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    We had lots of inspections done on our house when we were refurbing around under pinning, as the gable end was in effect falling off, in the end we (in consultation with structural engineer of course) decided not to underpin, instead tied the house together with lots of steel in resin. one of the reasons the SE recommended this approach is because some houses move a lot due to lack of proper foundations and clay soils (we have 4m deep of clay then greensand here), and if you were to underpin one end of the house, you stop this end moving, and run the risk of making an even bigger problem, and potentially splitting the house in 2.

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    Yes, in effect you want the carpet and underlay to do the opposite of what they normally do. I'm sure I read an article at some point about all this when we were installing ours. Anecdotally our plumber told us to be really careful what we choose, he had recently installed a system under thick reclaimed wood, and it was apparently costing them the earth to get heat into the house. We went with LVT for this reason.

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    Does underpinning require BC sign off? If so could you ask the council if they have any record of when it was done?

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    I thought carpet was bad for UFH? When we had ours installed, we were told roughly the order for best results was Tiles>Vinyl>Wood>Carpet, although there are some specialist carpets designed for UFH, and apparently the thinner the wood the better.

    We have UFH but only on the ground floor, and buried under 6 inches of screed, so probably not an option, it is great though and would never go back, added bonus is that the cats and dogs love it, will spend the whole of winter lying on the floor rather than in their beds.

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