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dbr

Member since May 2010 • Last active Dec 2018

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    London Gases if you’re in London. I don’t have my spreadsheet to hand but they came out top if you get an argon ultra bottle. It’s filled at 300 bar, most others are 200 or less - gotta look at the m³ of gas per £. They deliver free next day too I think.

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    We have 50mm insulated PB (so only about 35mm of actual foam) on the three external walls of our bedroom and it’s toasty. Didn’t live in it before the insulation but anecdotally it was freezing compared to the main house.

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    Google dot-and-dab internal solid wall insulation. We had our external walls lined with insulated plasterboard. I doubt it would be that hard to do DIY, though I’m sure there a tricks that’d make it easier.

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    Nah, £200-£300 for a decent set I’d say, but I’ve not looked around in ages.

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    Actually yeah, budget allowing, a separate impact driver is great.

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    Any good brand* lithium-ion 18v hammer drill. Should be loads of deals around just now. Go for one with two high amp-hour batteries.

    *makita, Bosch blue, dewalt etc. If you want the secret one that tradesmen will be puzzled by then jealous of, Panasonic.

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    My radiators are very vocal, the tall ones especially. Tricking and dripping away. I’ve bled them all, which fixed the issue, but after a week or so they tickle again. Bleeding the tall ones fixes it for a while but it’s come back. Isn’t it a sealed system? Where does the air come from? Is my boiler farting into the pipes?

    It’s a Vaillant Green iQ btw. So no one knows how it works or what the common issues are yet.

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    Depending on timescale and how different the skirting is now to how it will be, leave it until after the floor sanding is done. We had to sand and repaint our skirting after the guys we got in threw a load of Omso around.

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