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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Mar 2021

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    Thanks. What varnish and what glue did you use? Also what's the purpose behind the rebate?

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    Window board fastening question. I am milling up some one piece oak boards to replace all the internal cills in our house. I'd like to attach them without any visible fasteners. The deepest board will be about 200 and 30mm thick so perhaps will be some wood movement to contend with. I'll be Osmoing both sides of the boards. It's going onto a solid brick wall (no cavity).

    Can I get away with adhesive alone? I have a tub of sumogrip in front of me which is a polymer adhesive, will it work? Or how about some polyurethane foam adhesive?

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    That's no tape measure, it's a TALMETER.

    (have the same one, love it)

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    Ha. Nice one, just finished going through that video. I fancy those Tower pin plugs as the right solutions, no where local stocks them though and my access to the really tall ladder expires when the window guys finish up today. Mildly annoying.

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    Thanks. I had a go - nails just bent over. Render 1, Clips 0. I wish 2mm masonary bits existed so I could pre drill.

    Thanks for the link for the trunking, that's spot on for another job I need to sort, but for this TV aerial I'd like to avoid trunking if possible so need to figure out a way to get these clips on.

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    Can I hammer cable clips into a rendered wall / is there a risk of it dislodging large chunks and falling off? I need to secure a flappy TV aerial able.

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    Ok, it was quite fun actually.

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    I'm sure you've done a better job of vetting/knowing your shit than I did, but just want to say you can't have too many stakes to support the shuttering. Not fun cutting bulged concrete to be straight straight.

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    Any tips on removing a window board / cill without devastating the plaster around it? My current thinking is to get oscillating tool bits like this and just go around all the edges to try and loosen it from the plaster, but if anyone has a better idea I'm all ears. The edges of the cill are notched around the sides of window reveals, and I know at least one layer of plaster has been slapped on with it in place so it's pretty buried in there.

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    Charlie diyte

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