• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

39 Neutral

About Delicatedave

  • Rank
    Regular Member

Personal Information

  • Location
    Wiltshire - Warminster< >Salisbury

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Did you notice the window hits the roof board so won't open more than a few inches 🙂 In fact the floor under that window had almost rotten though from a leaking water tank.
  2. I think what you think are wormworm holes is a wood fibre board that's been plastered over. Above is the loft, the window is only about 600mm wide and the walls either side are about 2ft thick stone. Realisticly it's supporting nothing as nothing would fall down. I suspect it's been there for 15 years as is. What I've now done is water proof the external wall with some flashing roll I had then back filled the whole with the stones and mortar after creating a sort of cage out of wood, then put some more flashing tape accross and screwed some plasterboard over the lot. The inside of that wall and another is being battened, insulated, boarded and skimmed.
  3. So I'm current renovating out bedroom, we moved in a few months ago. I noticed on one of the window recess top had been nailed hardboard. Well that has to go I thought, I didn't think the would be a big gapping hole behind it! Put my hand up and about ten stones came out about the size of ya hand.
  4. It's a case of preparing wood for the surrounding it's going to be used in. I had MDF board in my old house for years with no issues and we had tiled floors. We didn't use a mope, we used one of the squeegy mope things and sprayed cleaner on the tiles and wiped it that way. If we were going to drench the floor in water with an old fashion mop I certainly would have protected the MDF better than I did.
  5. YES H = HIGH & M = Medium What I meant by sealing the boards was once they are down using sealant along the bottom to stop water seeping under them and resting in any dips. If you are mopining the floor it's bound to get under the board if you don't seal them. MDF & water result the same as bread & water. Another thing you could do it give them a coat of yacyt varnish, if they are unprimed do that first 50/50 solution so it penetrates deeper.
  6. How does the MDF get blow with water, do you not seal the bottom with waterproof sealant? I do that just to get the bugs out. Suspect HDF would just take a little longer if put down the same way. The is always plastic.
  7. As a french polisher I would suggest clean them as you like - you can see them I can - but the option are chemical, sanding/blasting or scraping. As for finish that depends on the look you want, a weak water based stain like Van Dyke is nice. Then wax if you want them to age or a 50-50 clear varnish or button polish then a wax. Whatever you do don't pledge them. If you want a deeper texture think about wire brushing them along the grain. Another option if you do that is lime wax. All very nice finishes imo.
  8. Actually it's The Very Vulnerable Dave for the next 3 months at least. 🙂
  9. Yes, as I said silly question but I've seen so many with use twin lighting cable. Just I have one handy but I shell resist the temptation and use an old PC power cable and plug it in.
  10. Do I need to use an earth in this or can I use the old supply from the lighting for the 240v input? Sorry it's one of the question you feel you know the answer.
  11. Funny enough I'm having a similar problem, not rads just old pipes I need to remove. Been my carry on plumbing here what with first the stop value locked up so could cut of the water in the house, then finding the one outside and discovering the tap was more than an arms length down, then more or less guessing which 2 of 3 pipes I could remove, tapping the end of the other. Then then I could find either of the 2 pipe cutters I have and the hack saw broke. Ended up using a the jig saw but only had a worn out wood blade - very very churky if you are interested. Did 3 cuts with that before it snapped so still need to cut the pipes the loft before I can remove them. Order in for more jigsaw blades from Amazon but even then 6 out the last 8 orders from them have gone elsewhere 🙂 Fun & games, good luck mate.
  12. We moved in in Oct, cleared the loft Nov, it's March and if I open the loft hatch for a few hours the bedroom window sill will have flies tried to get out. Don't have clue where they are in the loft, it's be vacuumed to to bottom. Don't want to use chemicals so hoping it'll fade away.
  13. I tell what is a great supply of decent timber, the second hand furniture market. Even old kitchen doors as long as they are solid. I've just cut a strip of oak from a kitchen door to use as trim for our new stable door. The edge where the top and bottom door joins lets in rain if you don't put an edge on the top door. This was ideal, it even had a nice routed edge 🙂 I was thinking the rounding frame of an oak kitchen door is idea for what you want.
  14. Didn't have much option of putting boards up. The rafters wouldn't hold boards so it was boards and new rafters or fix it that way. This ended up being very cheap too as DIY goes.
  15. To get to where we could start that we had to remove a emersion heater and all the tanks inc the one in the loft 🙂 We don't intend moving again and I'm very traditional with lots of time I didn't think I would have 5 years ago. Enjoying it but not rushing helps.