Can any one confirm the clearance needed from a gas fire vent box which extends horizontally from the outer wall of our next door neighbours property. Whilst I have not found anything specific about the matter, most indications about other flue/venting clearances are that there should be a min. of 600 mms into “free space” or to the boundary between the properties – if correct neither is observed, even if makes the application from the wall exit point and not from the furthest extent of the vent box itself which is c200 mms in length – my concern is that gaseous emissions will continue to directly hit our brickwork and potentially be absorbed by same.
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DIY Doctor would like to thank the huge crowds of people who turned up at the How To Theatre yesterday to listen to our presentations on Tiling a bathroom, Avoiding Cowboy Builders and How to Skim Plaster.
Between the audience of all three shows we managed to raise a total of £468.40. A great result we think you’ll agree, and a big thanks to the presenters, Mike Edwards (DIY Doctor) and Martin Hemmingway (Tile Tracker) for sporting red noses during the presentations.
Our presentations have been getting larger and larger audiences every day as the word gets round. Many hundreds are expected for our two shows tomorrow. We show you how to skim plaster in the morning and (after the DIY Dad of the year competition) how to Tile a bathroom.
Make sure you get there early to get a seat !
DIY Doctor has been up all night preparing the multiple choice questions for this years DIY Dad of the year competition at The Ideal Home Show at Earls Court.
The press are constantly telling us ( and the statistics unfortunately support them) that DIY Skills are no longer being handed down from Father to Son or Daughter.
We are sure this is not true of everyone and we intend to prove it at the DIY Dad of the year competition at Earls Court’s Ideal Home show this weekend.
At 14.30 on Sunday 20th March Celebrity Architect George Clarke and DIY Doctor’s Mike Edwards will take to the stage to offer simple quiz papers to all would-be contestants. The owners of the top three quiz papers will be invited onto the stage to perform three manual DIY jobs.
George and Mike will be overseeing these tasks with words of encouragement, advice and (almost innevitably) a few jokes.
There are many prizes available which have been kindly donated by B&Q, Dulux and Black & Decker. There are also Test Match Tickets up for grabs and expensive tool kits to be won.
Join us on stage on sunday and help decide the DIY Dad of the year for 2011.
We look forward to seeing you there.
More interesting facts about the Ideal Home Show!
1) In 1923 the Exhibition gardens were personally designed by six reigning European monarchs
2) The vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, iron, washing machine, refrigerator, split level cooker, dishwasher, electric mower, microwave, and the largest commercial plasma screen are among the products introduced at the Show over the century.
3) In 2009 James May (of TV’s Top Gear fame) set up a Plasticine boot camp for a day asking Show visitors to make flowers for his unusual entry of an entirely Plasticine garden to that year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – the effort turned out to be worth the effort as he walked away with a special Plasticine Gold Award.
John Burton Race is on the Celebrity Chefs Theatre today at 12.00 and 2.30pm.
DIY Doctor is on at the ‘How To’ theatre at 10.30am and 4.30pm for How To Avoid Cowboy Builders, 12.30pm How To Skim Plaster and Tiletracker presents How to Tile a Bathroom at 6.45pm.
Tonight is late night opening at the show which means it is open until 9 pm, plenty of time to pop in after work!