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  1. Thank you for your reply, we live in Port Erin so its natural gas as far as a I am aware down here, where do you get this LPG? cheaper?
  2. Hello interesting what everyone has said seems that oil still seems to be the favourite with most and cheaper for now and the next few years yes disconnect the stove from the pipework, and just use to heat the actual room if at all no plumbers seem to be interested in the job at the moment, had quite a few around say they will quote and dont quote so for now it looks like i am stuck with the current boiler and its problems there is i think air in the system, as you hear loads of gurling noises every now and then through the pipework one person said to me that this
  3. I have oil heating installed end of 1998 the plastic oil tank is single skinned, and wondered how long these last before you need to replace them? if they split can you claim on your house insurance for the clean up costs (we are not near a stream to polute but the ground would be contaminated with oil) our oil pump is leaking and we were considering either 1. putting in a new oil boiler or 2. changing to gas combi boiler but thought that gas was dearer to run than oil is gas dearer to run than oil for hot water and heating? we have a four bedroom detached house a
  4. I have oil heating installed end of 1998 the plastic oil tank is single skinned, and wondered how long these last before you need to replace them? if they split can you claim on your house insurance for the clean up costs (we are not near a stream to polute but the ground would be contaminated with oil) our oil pump is leaking and we were considering either 1. putting in a new oil boiler or 2. changing to gas combi boiler but thought that gas was dearer to run than oil is gas dearer to run than oil for hot water and heating? we have a four bedroom detached house a
  5. So how do people find gas v oil now that we have natural gas? do they think one is cheaper than the other? how much is say a 4 bed house with 12 radiators for instance costing on GAS? and costing on OIL? interesting for price comparisions and views the other thing is if you have a single skinned plastic oil tank how long do these last? all costs
  6. Well I have got into finding out about VOC's they are in lots of things and can be harmful to us and the environment. What lead me into finding out about VOC's is that i have a problem with my sons bedroom that i painted nearly 2 weeks ago. did the walls and woodwork, so totally painted. Threw away the tin for the walls, white emulision type paint, dulux, but still have lots of the gloss paint, DULUX WOOD AND METAL BRILLIANT WHITE GLOSS and it has high VOC’s 25% to 50%. only looked at tin when paint smell did not start to go after two days and just found this today. have ju
  7. RE DULUX non drip wood and metal white paint Thank you for everyone trying to help with this paint smell problem. Thanks to Bastards help above. UPDATE - it will be two weeks tomorrow since the last bit of gloss work was done on the room, and still the smell is quite strong. Yesterday afternoon for the first time i shut the windows in the room just to see how strong the smell would be, and to me its still quite strong. so dont know how long this smell is going to take to go. Have not put my son into the room yet, dont want to incase it is bad to inhale this smell, so he is having
  8. Thanks for all the advice going to try the onion one and also buckets of water to see if they absorb the smell. I shall update with results as this may help others if they find a similar problem. Yes did see watchdog programme about white gloss going yellow in a very short period of time. I actually think that the gloss i have in my house, which the painter did about 4 years ago suffered the same problem, as it is now cream. so maybe not just the new tins of paints, maybe the older ones do this too. Have never thought much about the colour before, but now when I think back I am sure it
  9. Hello I painted my sons bedroom 10 days ago now, its now the 31st March and he has not been able to sleep in his bedroom s since due to the STRONG SMELL. I painted the walls with white emulsion and painted the window, door, skirting boards and picture rail with DULUX non drip wood and metal white paint, I was trying to think how old this tin was used it once before but its got to be 3 years or more. I did not think that gloss paint went off, but why is my sons bedroom still smelling, i dont want to put him in there in case the smell or fumes damage him. What is this smell why does i
  10. After reading the above threads I wondered if this would help others and myself. I have two parts to my house the first part 1930s solid walls, no damp course and the other part added cavity walls 1985, insulated and filled with silver beads. I am trying to overcome condensation, damp, high moisture levels that lead to black mould, instead of using dehumidifers all winter. i came across this Villavent heat recovery system and thought it good idea so trying to look into it. there is then no need to have tricklevents or open windows, to lose heat in the winter. I do not have
  11. After reading the above threads I wondered if this would help others and myself. I have two parts to my house the first part 1930s solid walls, no damp course and the other part added cavity walls 1985, insulated and filled with silver beads. I am trying to overcome condensation, damp, high moisture levels that lead to black mould, instead of using dehumidifers all winter. i came across this Villavent heat recovery system and thought it good idea so trying to look into it. there is then no need to have tricklevents or open windows, to lose heat in the winter. I do
  12. can anyone recommend a good but reasonably priced architect?
  13. sorry i dont understand this. i have a sky hd box but dont pay for the sky hd channels i do not have multiroom as dont want the extra cost we have every package from sky except the sports and find this is enough outlay each month can you get extra channels in other rooms off your sky hd box for free is this what people are saying? sorry to sound ignorant its just that i dont understand this sort of thing and how to do it. our skyhd box is in the lounge room, like some have said, it does not have the phone line connected to it thank you
  14. Hello I am having a house extension the pitch of the dormers are 12 degrees, and need special light weight tiles, i have been looking at Decra but my builder says why not fibre glass but not keen on this would rather a tile has anyone one 1. fibre glass on their dormers or roof (not flat roof), concerned about the look of it as you would be able to see it and it might look more like an office, warehouse, not a house 2. lightweight tiles, like decra for instance http://www.decra.co.uk/Products/Decra%20Classic%20Tile.aspx or there are other lightweight tiles so dont know what to
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