The SharkBite System: is a range of pipe fittings that are quick and easy to install, making it the most time efficient plumbing system available. To make a quick non-leaking join cut the pipe with a tube cutter to make sure the ends are smooth. Simply push the pipe into the fitting, making sure that the right pipe goes into the right part of the joiner. Once the pipe has been inserted fully the join is completed! Can’t be easier than that! You require less tools than you do for a traditional flared plumbing system and can complete it in a fraction of the time.
Plastic wall plugs, such as Ramset Star plugs for use in masonry applications have been around for a long time and for good reason: they work! Yet they can fail if simple instructions are not followed. Always use the right drill size suggested with the right screw, as this is a very common mistake that often leads to failure. However, to make things easier, all manufacturers colour code Wall Plugs to particular size drill bits to helping to eliminate possible mistakes.
Hinges always seem to be an afterthought when buying a door. There are many things to take into account when choosing the right hinge. Will they take the weight of the door? Will they need a bigger leaf to throw past a wide architrave or brickwork? Will they need to be a fixed pin if the door is to open out, reducing the risk of break-ins? Do I need stainless steel hinges if I fit them in a coastal area? Asking questions such as these should go a long way to helping you avoid any trouble when it comes to installing a door.
When using silicone be careful to use the correct type for roofing, if you use an acetic acid silicone it may damage the coating on roofing by starting to rust. How can you tell? Easy … if it is acetic acid or neutral is to smell at the base of the cartridge. Acetic has a vinegar smell, neutral silicone has no smell.
Many tiles are hard to drill, by using a core drill that is a drill that cuts the outside of the hole that is tipped with diamond will make it easier. These must be used with water so require a water well which will provide water to the cutting tip or a person standing beside you using a spray bottle to apply water to the drilling area. Hole sizes are available in 6, 8, 10mm sizes
The red primer that is used for plastic pipes is essential for a strong waterproof bond. The primer etches the pipe and fittings giving the blue glue the best chance of making a strong waterproof joint.
Rollers are great to use on broad areas like walls and ceilings. The most popular size is 230mm but 180mm and 270mm are also popular. There are specialty rollers for paint rough exterior timber and others for gloss paints. Painting with rollers is an efficient way of getting the paint on quickly and evenly to get a great finish.
Occasionally locks become difficult to use as keys need more force to make them work. What is wrong with the lock? Does it need replacing? No! A squirt with graphite powder will do wonders. Graphite is a dry lubricant and will not attract dust (which is the enemy of locks).
16 colours are available when try to match tiles in your bathroom or kitchen, available in cartridges to use with calking gun.