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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Toss » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:08 pm

Dancer wrote:I don't think I'm going to get a cert Toss because the house will be signed off first , then the attic door will be replaced.
It's an A3 energy rated house so I am effectively interfering with the rating but everyone is doing the same . I'm having the attic floored as well . It's not going to interfere with my home bond guarantee is it???


I was referring to your new build, maybe have a read as it may or may not apply to you:

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Construction/Clients_in_Construction_Best_Practice_Guidance.pdf

Like everything...... nothing interferes with a guarantee until you call upon a guarantee ;)
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby grammer » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Just curious ?????
what's a "thermo insulated folding attic stairs"??
Surely the folding stairs are made from wood or metal-
is it the the trap door that's thermo sealed with a thick block of insulation. .?????
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The gataux :lol: :lol: :lol: that did the rating a couple of years ago on my house -after we got the insulation in -
outside walls and attic-etc.(after getting the grant that was available at the time)
He 'fffed around with his laser yokey
Checked the radiators -back gas boiler-(only 2 years old at the time) said he never heard of it-I told him to look it up on his fancy laptop--His reply "its only 85% efficient"-
"Theres a draught from the chimney"-I told him there had to be cos that was where the gas outlet flue is.

=I had to pay him 200 lids -and then claim 100 back after his report went in.
A Rollix of the highest order

His report contained the following
not enough -energy saving bulbs
no thermostats on the radiators -forgot to mention they radiators were fairly new as well.
more lagging required on the hot press water cylinder
The gas back boiler not efficient

The rating --------a 'fffing E-
A Rollix of the highest order.
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:06 am

Dancer wrote: . . . . removing the attic door and replacing it with a stairs . . . .


€50 wouldn't even cover the cost of the materials (not to mention the annual heat loss)

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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Dancer » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:32 am

Micheál wrote:
Dancer wrote: . . . . removing the attic door and replacing it with a stairs . . . .


€50 wouldn't even cover the cost of the materials (not to mention the annual heat loss)

M.


Ah Micheál ye didn't read my post correctly . Any materials that are required (and there aren't any) are freely available
on site . There's no heat loss because it's a thermo insulated folding attic stairs :D

Grammar, I got a tip off prior to getting the BER and I made sure that all my light bulbs were energy saving ones
except for the dimmable bulbs , I didn't bother replacing those. I would have gotten a C3 but I didn't have a thermostat
control thingy on the wall in the hallway even though there is one on the boiler itself . It's all a load of crap as far as
I'm concerned BangHead
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby grammer » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:24 pm

Dancer wrote
It's all a load of crap as far as
I'm concerned BangHead


I agree with you Dancer.--it's all makey up stuff-a load of--sxxxxittttt.
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Navanman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:31 pm

Don't use yer man off "Room to improve". He seems to get something wrong every week.



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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby grammer » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:32 am

I'm making plans on what to do with my 3 quid every week :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
I might buy ........................................... dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Rocker » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:12 am

Just getting back to the energy saving lightbulbs. It sounds a daft thing that they could save money but, in 1994 I had to review my living expenses. Income had been cut to the bone and outgoings were sky high. I got a great deal on energy saving lightbulbs and changed every light in the house. Where I had had big centre light fittings with six or eight 60 watt bulbs I put a single pendant with the energy bulb. The next electricity bill was half the usual. I never looked back. Would you believe some of those 1994 bulbs are still going strong.
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Postby Dancer » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Micheál, you mentioned a new shop opening in your neck of the woods a few months back. I think it was a food store (?)
I can't find the post about it anywhere. Do you recall it? hellllo
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Zirco » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:40 pm

Rocker wrote:Just getting back to the energy saving lightbulbs. It sounds a daft thing that they could save money but, in 1994 I had to review my living expenses. Income had been cut to the bone and outgoings were sky high. I got a great deal on energy saving lightbulbs and changed every light in the house. Where I had had big centre light fittings with six or eight 60 watt bulbs I put a single pendant with the energy bulb. The next electricity bill was half the usual. I never looked back. Would you believe some of those 1994 bulbs are still going strong.



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Sounds like a win win.....saving cash and saving energy :D :D :D
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Re: Micheál

Postby Micheál » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:41 pm

Dancer wrote:Micheál, you mentioned a new shop opening in your neck of the woods a few months back. I think it was a food store (?)
I can't find the post about it anywhere. Do you recall it? hellllo


Ummmmm ??? :roll:
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Having a senior moment here.
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Re: Micheál

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:35 pm

Micheál wrote:Sorry Dancer,
Having a senior moment here.
M.



Glasthule maybe, or was it the place beside the Christian Institute?
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Dancer » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:40 pm

I think it was a french shop ??? Maybe I'm having a senior moment myself Micheál :lol:
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Re: Micheál

Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:22 am

Dancer wrote:Micheál, you mentioned a new shop opening in your neck of the woods a few months back. I think it was a food store (?)
I can't find the post about it anywhere. Do you recall it? hellllo


Found this posting on Eating out in D/L


by Micheál » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:01 am

Sputnik is right about that place opposite Axa Insurance, where Anne's Hot Bread Shop used to be - the Gourmet Cafe.
Nice coffee and cake pit stop.

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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Micheál » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:37 pm

Thats it Rocker

Dancer, I wouldnt call in a "food store" though; just a nice coffee shop.

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PS Not to be confused with the Gourmet Food Parlour, recently branched out from (moved?) Cumberland Street to beside Milanos opposite the Dart Station.
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Dancer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:39 am

No guys, it was a proper store Micheál . I remember looking it up briefly at the time and
thought it would be interesting to pay a visit . I'm nearly sure it had a French connection dontknow

I popped in to the Nordic Design Store today and it was empty except for me and the guy behind the counter :(
Pretty dismal really. There were some nice pieces on display but way overpriced . Somehow I don't think it will
survive for long . The crockery was totally impractical as it would chip and crack so useless in any kitchen but
the colours were lovely. €149 for a paper light fitting :shock:
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:07 pm

Dancer wrote: I'm nearly sure it had a French connection



It does. It's called "The GOURMET Café" :D
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:42 pm

Any suggestions folks. I'm painting a white ceiling where the bathroom above it flooded last year so you can imagine the brown water stains on it. It is completely dry and I gave it a coat of PVA a few weeks ago, then two layers of emulsion, almost no change so I gave it a brushed on layer of PVA again and followed that with a brushed on layer of paint but still no joy. It's a bit better but I'd be weeks painting over it at this stage because big patches of brown are still showing through AAARRRGGGHHH! :twisted: :D
Any ideas what to coat it with to prevent this? Cheers. ;)
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Dancer » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:58 pm

Strum wrote:Any suggestions folks. I'm painting a white ceiling where the bathroom above it flooded last year so you can imagine the brown water stains on it. It is completely dry and I gave it a coat of PVA a few weeks ago, then two layers of emulsion, almost no change so I gave it a brushed on layer of PVA again and followed that with a brushed on layer of paint but still no joy. It's a bit better but I'd be weeks painting over it at this stage because big patches of brown are still showing through AAARRRGGGHHH! :twisted: :D
Any ideas what to coat it with to prevent this? Cheers. ;)


Hi Strum,
I had a similar problem but I didn't want to have to paint the entire ceiling as it was only a small
area. I bought a stain block in either B&Q or woodies . It's a spray and it costs about €12 . You just spray it
on the area and allow to dry. You might have to do it a couple of times depending on the stain. Then when it's dry
you just go ahead and paint or in my case it just blends in . hellllo

This is it!

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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:11 pm

Dancer wrote: I bought a stain block in either B&Q or woodies .





I had just checked it out Dancer, looks promising. Thanks for that. ;)
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:58 pm

Strum

You (especially) should consider exploiting the existing "pattern" on the ceiling and paint something sympathetic that'll incorporate the stain . .

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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:04 pm

Now that's a damn good idea Michael! ;) :D
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Sinead » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:58 pm

Strum:

You could put ceiling paper up and then paint over it.

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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby bugrock » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:30 pm

Strum, you've got to paint the whole thing with a sealer, similar to what you would use on a smoker's ceiling. Messy stuff, but the best way.
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Re: Off Topic posts.

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:52 am

Sinead wrote:You could put ceiling paper up and then paint over it.
Sinéad



Paper a ceiling? :shock: :lol: Sinead, sorry but that idea never even entered my head, ta for the suggestion but definitely not. I'm in bits already, the spray sounds good and recommended by a highly respected Member in these matters. ;) :D
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