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DIY thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:31:43 PM »
Doesn’t appear to be a thread where we can get help from each other for DIY around the house. So I thought I’d start this one off as im sure most of us would have some interest .........
My question is in relation to the following. I have an outdoor water tap and I wish to run a 20 mm blue water pipe from it to run underground. Is there an adapter that I can use so that I can continue to use a garden hose from the tap as well. Been searching online but no luck

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
Doesn’t appear to be a thread where we can get help from each other for DIY around the house. So I thought I’d start this one off as im sure most of us would have some interest .........
My question is in relation to the following. I have an outdoor water tap and I wish to run a 20 mm blue water pipe from it to run underground. Is there an adapter that I can use so that I can continue to use a garden hose from the tap as well. Been searching online but no luck

Like this?




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018Q3AQ4W/ref=asc_df_B018Q3AQ4W5383559/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B018Q3AQ4W&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193139379506&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4366730405838371258&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004402&hvtargid=pla-311013955890

If so, you should be able to get one at your local hardware shop or DIY place.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 07:03:38 PM »
No. That is for 2 garden hoses. The 20mm water pipe is a different size from the garden hose.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 07:20:36 PM »
Can you see or access  the feed pipe going to the tap? If so then something like this would work.
Just cut existing pipe and join it with that and you have an outlet for your new pipe.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 11:42:52 PM »
Not sure this is ideal for the DIY thread.

Anyway, need to replace door posts on a garden shed. It's an old tin shed and its leaning slightly to one side, meaning the current door and posts are leaning too (well, pretty much the whole shed is).

Should I fit the new posts perfectly upright and hang the door straight, or just go with the lean? Thought maybe if upright it may put pressure on the new posts. Any thoughts?
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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 08:53:24 AM »
After reading BennyCakes's post,  a garden shed picture thread might have some interesting entries.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 10:50:09 AM »
Not sure this is ideal for the DIY thread.

Anyway, need to replace door posts on a garden shed. It's an old tin shed and its leaning slightly to one side, meaning the current door and posts are leaning too (well, pretty much the whole shed is).

Should I fit the new posts perfectly upright and hang the door straight, or just go with the lean? Thought maybe if upright it may put pressure on the new posts. Any thoughts?

Put posts in and plumb up your shed by propping up the corners that need it, then you'll have a nice straight door and shed
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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
Not sure this is ideal for the DIY thread.

Anyway, need to replace door posts on a garden shed. It's an old tin shed and its leaning slightly to one side, meaning the current door and posts are leaning too (well, pretty much the whole shed is).

Should I fit the new posts perfectly upright and hang the door straight, or just go with the lean? Thought maybe if upright it may put pressure on the new posts. Any thoughts?

Put posts in and plumb up your shed by propping up the corners that need it, then you'll have a nice straight door and shed

I see. Best way to prop up these posts?

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 08:26:09 PM »
When you say a 'tin shed' what do you mean?

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 09:48:09 PM »
When you say a 'tin shed' what do you mean?

Corrugated, roof and sides.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2018, 10:37:53 PM »
I would say you should attempt to square up the shed before replace the door posts. You could do this with a rachet strap and then brace each end to hold the shed back on being plumb.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 10:09:05 AM »
I have a gap in a set of french doors near the bottom where there is a draft comes in on Windy nights. See pics of the gap and any places i think it can be adjusted.
Can it be easily sorted or something i would need to contact the manufacturer about.







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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 11:45:54 AM »
Probably could be adjusted but I would check with the manfacturers first; as a small adjustment the wrong way could make it worse

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
Looks like someone tried to break in !
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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 02:05:08 PM »
Check the warranty and see if you can have them sorted through that, I've a set of French doors that have warped over the years, my neighbour fits these doors and windows and he has adjusted my doors to their max and i still have that twist on the doors (the only way i can fix it is to replace them)
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