Other Trades Talk Other Trades Talk Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:05 +0000 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:05 +0000 Screwfix Community Forum /forums/other-trades-talk.2013/ Fitting Ring Doorbell to a UPVC Frame Sat, 02 Jan 2021 17:53:40 +0000 /threads/fitting-ring-doorbell-to-a-upvc-frame.233529/ /threads/fitting-ring-doorbell-to-a-upvc-frame.233529/ invalid@example.com (Urban Bumpkin) Urban Bumpkin
I've had a quick look on the screwfix website and have seen the below. Would these be OK or are there better ones to use


Old DG windows - failed without misting? Sat, 02 Jan 2021 17:47:38 +0000 /threads/old-dg-windows-failed-without-misting.233457/ /threads/old-dg-windows-failed-without-misting.233457/ invalid@example.com (Bargain Bucket) Bargain Bucket
I've been replacing most of the 21 year old double glazed windows in our house with new frames/glass. I have about 3 windows left to do and they are getting masses of condensation on them this winter. I'm wondering why these particular windows are getting so wet inside compared to all the other windows.

Our house has good extraction in each bathroom and reasonable extraction in the kitchen. We tumble dry in the winter. The room in question is as far away from any...

Old DG windows - failed without misting?]]>
Is this Artex, Wallpaper or Textured Paint? Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:32:23 +0000 /threads/is-this-artex-wallpaper-or-textured-paint.233506/ /threads/is-this-artex-wallpaper-or-textured-paint.233506/ invalid@example.com (James2122) James2122
In addition, please see the last two photos from a cupboard under the stairs (which appears to have the same finish as the previous ceiling).

Is this Artex, Wallpaper or Textured Paint?


Sealant around double glazed windows Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:33:11 +0000 /threads/sealant-around-double-glazed-windows.233440/ /threads/sealant-around-double-glazed-windows.233440/ invalid@example.com (battenburg) battenburg
I need to get some roof work done which is likely to include eave trays some I'm hoping that if any of the damp is coming from above then this will help to stop it. The plaster above the window does have some hairline cracks and...

Sealant around double glazed windows]]>
Garage door problem Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:10 +0000 /threads/garage-door-problem.233348/ /threads/garage-door-problem.233348/ invalid@example.com (IanCol) IanCol I'm going to get a new door fitted, as it's quite old.
In the meantime, if I cut the cable, will I be able to close the door ?
And will I be able to open it again after ?]]>
Georgian style interior doors Sun, 27 Dec 2020 22:57:20 +0000 /threads/georgian-style-interior-doors.233288/ /threads/georgian-style-interior-doors.233288/ invalid@example.com (AndyJ123) AndyJ123
they want new doors in white but not the cheap moulded doors

any thoughts ???

Carpet grippers! Sun, 27 Dec 2020 15:26:25 +0000 /threads/carpet-grippers.233195/ /threads/carpet-grippers.233195/ invalid@example.com (Seb Gray) Seb Gray
I’ve had new carpet installed in my lounge stairs and bedroom. After installation I can feel all the grippers pins coming through the carpet. Before anyone mentions it it was not cheap carpet. I’ve had the company back but all they tried to do was flattern them all down (missed over half). They said they use expensive gripper rods and that it’s normal and if they used the short pin grippers the carpet wouldn’t grip.

Am I just being picky or have they done something...

Carpet grippers!]]>
Is this plaster still drying out, or rust? Sat, 26 Dec 2020 14:10:45 +0000 /threads/is-this-plaster-still-drying-out-or-rust.233182/ /threads/is-this-plaster-still-drying-out-or-rust.233182/ invalid@example.com (Andrew Wall) Andrew Wall There was very little airflow to the kitchen initially because the house is empty, but I've been opening the doors and windows and the majority appears dry. However where the angle beads are you can see dark brown outlines. Will this just be down to still drying out, or is there an issue? It's been like this for around a week now with no change.
There are...

Is this plaster still drying out, or rust?]]>
You learn from your mistakes Tue, 22 Dec 2020 21:53:40 +0000 /threads/you-learn-from-your-mistakes.233142/ /threads/you-learn-from-your-mistakes.233142/ invalid@example.com (aten) aten
You learn from your mistakes]]>
Damp spots on new plaster read please Tue, 22 Dec 2020 21:06:29 +0000 /threads/damp-spots-on-new-plaster-read-please.233073/ /threads/damp-spots-on-new-plaster-read-please.233073/ invalid@example.com (Sam9696) Sam9696
all the plaster has dried but there is a big wet part that won’t go away and a small dark spot that keeps coming and going sometimes small sometimes bigger?

i contacted them as I think it maybe due to a leak? The previous roof leaked in the EXACT same place? They said they sealed it and as it now has a new roof they say it can’t be that. They also say that it was raining when they put the roof on which...

Damp spots on new plaster read please]]>
Fitting New Oven Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:39:39 +0000 /threads/fitting-new-oven.233147/ /threads/fitting-new-oven.233147/ invalid@example.com (StewartR) StewartR
Ive capped off the old electric wiring with wire nuts and tape and power too lead has been switched off at mains. Think its a 32A cooker point but prefer to leave any eventual "wiring in" to an electrician at a later date if necessary.

Any advice...

Fitting New Oven]]>
LG American Fridge Dispenser Tue, 22 Dec 2020 12:22:07 +0000 /threads/lg-american-fridge-dispenser.233130/ /threads/lg-american-fridge-dispenser.233130/ invalid@example.com (Cacker) Cacker
I have an LG American fridge GSL545NSQV and whilst the ice dispenser still uses the mains water line to fill.and make ice cubes, the front dispenser will not dispense water, cubes or crushed ice. Can hear the micro switch clicking but it does nothing.

Inside door is all one piece cant see how to get to mechanism ... guessing screws are under seal. Any advice, or can help, or know an LG engineer ?

Carpet fitting on stairs? Sun, 20 Dec 2020 21:14:38 +0000 /threads/carpet-fitting-on-stairs.233045/ /threads/carpet-fitting-on-stairs.233045/ invalid@example.com (Sparks.) Sparks. ]]> 5 Newbie here. Need some advice mounting my 14kg monitor to my wall! Fri, 18 Dec 2020 16:17:06 +0000 /threads/newbie-here-need-some-advice-mounting-my-14kg-monitor-to-my-wall.232977/ /threads/newbie-here-need-some-advice-mounting-my-14kg-monitor-to-my-wall.232977/ invalid@example.com (aaahhh) aaahhh
I would like to mount my 49" curved monitor which weighs around 14kg to my wall. I've recently purchased a TV wall mount which holds up to a maximum of 60kg which is more than enough - I intend to use it flat against the wall. However, the wall I'd...

Newbie here. Need some advice mounting my 14kg monitor to my wall!]]>
Best stuff to fill a hole with which can then be drilled out for a smaller hole Thu, 17 Dec 2020 22:46:07 +0000 /threads/best-stuff-to-fill-a-hole-with-which-can-then-be-drilled-out-for-a-smaller-hole.232928/ /threads/best-stuff-to-fill-a-hole-with-which-can-then-be-drilled-out-for-a-smaller-hole.232928/ invalid@example.com (Fowler1808) Fowler1808
What happened was that I had drilled out my 10mm hole for a wall plug which I duly inserted followed by screwing in a floating shelf rod which you turn in with a spanner. As I was nipping it up on last turns, the screw end of the rod sheared off and was stuck in the wall. I had to use a 20mm hole saw to cut round and free it and thus now...

Best stuff to fill a hole with which can then be drilled out for a smaller hole]]>
Table top from flooring Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:32:34 +0000 /threads/table-top-from-flooring.232709/ /threads/table-top-from-flooring.232709/ invalid@example.com (IanCol) IanCol Would 3mm hardboard, shiny side down, work ?
Or would it need to be ply or mdf ?]]>
UPVC Flag hinge replacement caps Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:50:51 +0000 /threads/upvc-flag-hinge-replacement-caps.164803/ /threads/upvc-flag-hinge-replacement-caps.164803/ invalid@example.com (Russ1988) Russ1988
Im trying to source some replacement caps for my upvc door hinges that seem to be missing (the caps the cover the adjustable Allan key inserts) but cannot for the life of me find any of them anywhere (without buying an entire new hinge!).

Does anybody know of any sites that provide replacement cover caps for upvc doors hinges?

Silly Little Window Question Wed, 16 Dec 2020 07:03:58 +0000 /threads/silly-little-window-question.232875/ /threads/silly-little-window-question.232875/ invalid@example.com (Martin.Stone) Martin.Stone Plastic strips in the middle of my Windows, they don’t appear to be actually joined to anything, do they serve a purpose? Are they just stuck on with tape/adhesive? Any disadvantage in removing them for looks only purposes?]]> 5 What is the problem with my UPVC front door lock? Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:17:12 +0000 /threads/what-is-the-problem-with-my-upvc-front-door-lock.228725/ /threads/what-is-the-problem-with-my-upvc-front-door-lock.228725/ invalid@example.com (Sam17393) Sam17393
I wondered if anyone could kindly help me with an issue I am having with my front door.

It is a UPVC multi lock door. With a key entry on the exterior and a thumb turn on the interior.

A few months ago, we suddenly found ourselves unable to remove our keys when the door was unlocked. Now when we come into the house, we have to unlock the door from the outside, then pull the handle up and turn the thumb turn to lock the door from the inside (whilst the door is open), we then...

What is the problem with my UPVC front door lock?]]>
Recessed Window Blinds + Steel Lintel Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:49:18 +0000 /threads/recessed-window-blinds-steel-lintel.232856/ /threads/recessed-window-blinds-steel-lintel.232856/ invalid@example.com (Neil Sutcliffe) Neil Sutcliffe
As I understand it, the best policy is to drill a pilot hole with a decent hss drill then use a self tapper in place of the screws provided by the manufacturer.

Any links to the right drill bit and screws would be an amazing help right now.]]>