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andos

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Dec 2019
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    Sand it a little > mix up some tourpret filler > apply said filler thinly > sand back with fine-ish grit sand paper when dry > paint

    Or a tub of no-nonsense ready mixed plaster from Screwfix and apply with a trowel

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    Anyone have experience with thin insulation such as Aerogel or anything similar?

    I have a very cold solid wall constructed porch and I want to try and insulate internally loosing as little space as possible. I’d ideally like to use something minimal and lay drywall on top.

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    ^ this.

    In Scotland you usually always pay well over the listed price.

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    @aggi I have always found carbide blade tile saws pretty good. Cheap and it you take your time you can get it straight.

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    Yeah something like the latter @Dammit posted would do, a few folk seem to rate the conti repair kit as well.

    @Sam_w I called my insurance company and they couldn’t have cared less. Just left a note on the system to say what I had done but they didn’t regard it as a change/mod.

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    Replaced all four run flats on my 320 with “go flats” earlier this week. Just did Glasgow to Wales and the difference was significant. Much less road noise and so much less harsh on country roads. Wish I’d done it sooner!

    Just need to figure out what I can get in the boot for emergency puncture fixings as a last resort.

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    Assuming it's getting repointed it will mean the joints are wider, would that be terrible? I can't see how it affects the integrity of the brick if its repointed to a good standard.

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    @Spxtz for a second floor tenement you're going to have a pretty hefty set of ladders. Storing those is quite an undertaking.

    I was in a second floor tenement for a few years in the West End and felt some sense of ease after I got a key to get roof access - in most of Glasgow you can walk from tenement to tenement on the roofs in a gully in the centre which is why seagulls love them so much. So if you couldn't get down the stairs you can always get on the roof and move a safe distance away.

    Its a lot more costly but some tenements have also had metal stairs installed which might be a move some factors push for given the last few fires that have sadly happened in the city.

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    Compressor type (EcoAir DC14) and the room isn't that cold. Its not the warmest house but with a small person living in the house (my 1 year old daughter) we have to keep it liveable.

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    Is this the tread where we discuss dehumidifiers? I feel like it is, maybe.

    I have an EcoAir dehumidifier that I use every night because 18th Century house in Scotland. The last two nights its been on and the fan is running but no water is coming through. Not at all possible that there is no moisture as the condensation on the windows has been there from cooking. Anyone got any ideas?

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