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Postby Souljim » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:34 pm

Hi all,

I’m taking down an old conservatory and extending it out to create a larger single storey extension. I’ve got some 25mm x 600mm steel bar to tie the new footings into the existing foundations and had a few questions. What size drill bit do I need? Is 26mm okay or do I need it to be slightly bigger (say 28mm) for the epoxy resin. I don’t want to buy an expensive resin gun to use it once either and I know you can buy some epoxy resins in a syringe that pre-mixes it. Any idea on which one’s best? Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:47 pm

Hi souljim
Probably better to go for the 28 to give a good surround of resin. Go for pure epoxy type.
It is unlikely that conservatory foundations will be adequate for a SS extension so you may have to replace them anyway.
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