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  1. cherryfountain

    Basement - ICF vs Shuttered Reinforced Concrete

    Here is some information about Stepoc. Stepoc Installation Details (rev9).pdf
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    Basement - ICF vs Shuttered Reinforced Concrete

    Has anyone on here used Stepoc blocks for basement walls? What are the pros and cons for this system?
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    Sink quality

    It looks good value and comes with basket strainers as well !! Extra cost on lots of sinks. Just make sure that the base unit is big enough for an Undermount sink to drop in. #
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    Sink quality

    Here is what to look for when buying a stainless sink. You will find that most of the cheap sinks are magnetic which means poor quality stainless.The mirror finishes should be avoided as they scratch easily. The better quality sinks only have one tap hole and need to be ordered either LH or RH drainer. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/5-tips-shopping-stainless-steel-sink
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    Hole for undermounted sink

    Undermount sinks are no good for laminate worktops.If they are wood worktops you will need a jig and heavy duty router as edge is on show. The raw edge deteriorates over time .Undermount sinks are best with granite and quartz worktops, they are far more difficult than sit on sinks to fit.
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    Plumbing dishwasher

    You can just extend the existing hose with a kit like this.There is no water pressure in this hose so a leak is unlikely, just run the machine and check the hose before you put the plinth back. If the hose connects to the sink trap just make sure to use the u shape form making the hose position higher than the connection to the trap as it stops dirty water running back down the pipe when you pull the plug on a bowl full of water. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018K9UO7Q/ref=asc_df_B018K9UO7Q57342624/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B018K9UO7Q&linkCode=df0&hvadid=255708777834&hvpos=1o24&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2617950745367274315&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045104&hvtargid=pla-529609684701
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    Why are laminate worktops 600mm?

    Forgot to mention Howdens 616mm
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    Why are laminate worktops 600mm?

    There is no problem getting deeper worktops from a specialist Worktop suppliers.Makes such as Durapal,Axium,Resopal all make laminate worktops 665 and 900 double post formed Just cut the back off to the depth you need .They come in much longer lengths 3.6 and 4.1 metres .Plenty of suppliers on the internet , Laminate edging is usually a separate item to order.
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    *rant* pre-application timescales *rant*

    Our experience of pre-ap advice has been fantastic. Our chosen site is outside the village boundary and in an AONB. We first applied about 30 years ago, together with more recent attempts to get planning, but thought we’d try just one more time. The pre-ap was not free. We had two meetings costing about £300. At the first meeting the planner walked around the site and said that although we are outside, we are in fact ‘adjacent to’ the village boundary. This made the difference. The idea is that we would trade the erection of one house against the boundary in exchange for replacing old pigsties with a copse. We drew up a proposal and at the second meeting there were further constructive suggestions. A couple of weeks ago we got permission. This would not have happened without excellent pre-ap advice.
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    Quartz worktop joint, is this acceptable?

    This looks a totally unprofessional job and I would refuse to pay any more money until it is sorted out. Quartz worktop blanks are up to 3050x900to1400 deep why so many joints? Was the job properly templated as all details of tap position, drainer grooves,cutouts,sink position,polished edges, joint positions are all clearly written on the templates all to be confirmed by the customer before being fabricated. Where there are joints they should be barely visible when bonded with the proper matching epoxy adhesive .If you look on YouTube there are videos on how a joint should look.
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    5mm expansion gap / upstand end cap help

    You could return mitre the upstand . The gap between the W/T and wall use matching mastic as suggested.
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    5mm expansion gap and upstand fitting

    I assume you have the instructions for fitting oak worktops as you also need a couple of coats of oil on all raw edges and underneath before fitting and fit a vapour barrier above appliances like dishwasher and washing machines .The screws holding the worktop to the units also need to be able to move to stop splitting.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    You are lucky ,Franke sinks are a good make and basket strainer sets are readily available . Have a look on EBay you can proberbly just replace the plug.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    The basic hole in the sink is 3.5 inches (89mm) designed to take a waste disposal unit.The problem comes when you need to replace the existing assembly as you need to know the name of the sink manufacture as they are all different designs,some have overflow connections and are all different depths under the sink for the trap connection.There is not a universal plug either as these as these vary in shape also.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    The basic hole in the sink is 3.5 inches (89mm) designed to take a waste disposal unit.The problem comes when you need to replace the existing assembly as you need to know the name of the sink manufacture as they are all different designs,some have overflow connections and are all different depths under the sink for the trap connection.There is not a universal plug either as these as these vary in shape .All the basket strainer sets will fit the sink hole,it’s just finding the right one for your setup.