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 Post subject: DIY? GTFO!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 14:55 
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This here thread is for showing off your impressive (or not so impressive) DIY stuffs.

For example, I discovered that the bath was leaking when I went into the pantry and was faced with this:

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Luckily, no major damage was done, just some soggy plaster.


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And some missing plaster, it would appear.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 14:59 
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I helped build this extension when I worked for a builder.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:00 
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Craster wrote:
And some missing plaster, it would appear.

Ah, no, that was me. I chipped off anything that was damp. There's a air vent in the back corner there, too.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY? GTFO!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:01 
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We've had to do so much since buying this house. The guy who owned it before was a complete tool and every room we embarked on revealed more of his bodging which was why I was dreading doing the kitchen and why, when it came to it, we pretty much just took off and nuked the site from orbit. He worked for a building company too but as some sort of project manager 8) Still at least his work is always easy to dismantle (apart from that he seemed to enjoy using as many different types of screw as possible to hold one thing up).


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Grim... wrote:
I helped build this extension when I worked for a builder.

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Does that count?

Nope. Think bigger.
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Grim... wrote:
I helped build this extension when I worked for a builder.

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Does that count?

As DIY? No. It's kind of the opposite.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:05 
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Huh. I can't find any pictures of my dad's shed, but I helped build that for free (even if I did ruin the drive while digging the foundations).

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 16:00 
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Old kitchen:
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Dismantled:
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Last night:
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Still a fair bit to do mind.


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Looking great though!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 16:20 
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Yes it's looking nice and clean and modern. Good work.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 16:25 
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The bits that still look shit will stay looking shit but they're under the counter so it doesn't matter. I've also got five meters of LEDs for under-cabinet lighting* and I'm going to overclock the microwave to fuck.

*I actually do have this, I got it from dealextreme for cheaps.


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markg wrote:
We've had to do so much since buying this house. The guy who owned it before was a complete tool and every room we embarked on revealed more of his bodging which was why I was dreading doing the kitchen and why, when it came to it, we pretty much just took off and nuked the site from orbit. He worked for a building company too but as some sort of project manager 8) Still at least his work is always easy to dismantle (apart from that he seemed to enjoy using as many different types of screw as possible to hold one thing up).


Very much :this: :!: :!: :!:

Two old ladies lived in this house before us and they must have had a son or something that enjoyed using filler and as many different sized screws as he could lay his hands on.

Also, when we moved in... all the interior doors were sliding doors. Who on earth thought that would be a good idea?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 16:29 
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:D

Is that a serving hatch or a hole into a hall area?


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Did I tell you about my 'original' fireplace?

My house has had 2 owners since it was built, the old lady who died there and us. The old lady's son told us the wood burning fireplace and tiled surround was original. The lying fuck. When I came to take it out (it took up a Lady-Gaga-boob of the room) I discovered that not only was it not original (no more than 25 years old) but it was pretty much balanced on a piece of 4x2 and some rubble from the *orignal* coal-burning fire. It was an absolute cunt to get out as well, necessitating the removal of an alarming amount of chimney breast and a very worrying moment where the wall 'settled' as me and my dad hauled the hulking lump of steel out of the hole.

Still, when the chimney sweep came to sign off the flue, he gave us £40 for the scrap metal.


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Nice lighting, have you tried cropping them square?

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My kitchen floor has been the bane of my life since I moved in, there was this cheap shitty landlord carpet down which got ruined in days, lino was put over the top, then we had the flood and the carpet underneath has gone mouldy. Have had to order new lino and will have to rip up everything/move the fridge freezer/a load of storage boxes/table and bench set. It can go in the hall and knocked through (already separately linoed) utility room. First major problem I can see is that I won't be able to get the old lino/carpet out of the back door with everything in the way.

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My kitchen floor has a lake underneath it. At some point I expect Jason Vorhees to burst through the floor.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 17:09 
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kalmar wrote:
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Is that a serving hatch or a hole into a hall area?

Neither, it is art.

It's actually what was a window before there was an extension built so it just goes into our back room.


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Did you plaster it yourself?

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No we got a plasterer in.


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My kitchen floor has been the bane of my life since I moved in, there was this cheap shitty landlord carpet down which got ruined in days, lino was put over the top

WTFF?

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Yeah, carpet in the kitchen is bad enough, but putting lino over the top sounds bonkers. Wouldn't it be all smooshy?


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I'm assuming vinyl rather than lino. It might actually be OK if the carpet was particularly thin and nasty. But I wouldn't :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 18:48 
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I'm off to the DIY sheds now to look for a float valve (used to be called a "ballcock", puerile humour fans) as ours seems to have fallen to pieces last night if the torrent of water pouring out of a pipe above the door was anything to go by. Yes, I switched it off.


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Can lino/vinyl be put over the top of floor tiles? Not carpet tiles, like hard, cold (ceramic?) tiles.


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Ange wrote:
Can lino/vinyl be put over the top of floor tiles? Not carpet tiles, like hard, cold (ceramic?) tiles.

Yep. We have that in our kitchen


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DavPaz wrote:
Ange wrote:
Can lino/vinyl be put over the top of floor tiles? Not carpet tiles, like hard, cold (ceramic?) tiles.

Yep. We have that in our kitchen


Cool, ta. Our kitchen is being delivered on Saturday, installation begins on Monday and it's just occurred to me that I've not given a thought to the flooring. Well, I have. I want something like this http://www.carpetright.co.uk/vinyl/piazza-limestone-anthracite-3.html but I really need to get around to ordering it.

I can't wait to have our kitchen done, it'll be so nice to have a decent amount of storage space :) I'm well aware the actual fitting process is going to be hellish and I'm not looking forward to it at all!


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Ange wrote:
Can lino/vinyl be put over the top of floor tiles? Not carpet tiles, like hard, cold (ceramic?) tiles.


Quarry tiles perhaps? If you use Amtico tiles or laminate it may be ok as is, otherwise you can put some self levelling compound down first to make it smooth enough for vinyl.


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1/2" ball valve repair kit GET (from Focus of all places) and it matched the 40 year old valve, what were the chances...


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