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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    What are they, a tenner a pack now?

    Bargain.
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    To be honest, if it was me the walls would be stripped back to plaster and redone, carpet replaced, curtains thrown away and all painted surfaces sanded and repainted. What about the toxic chemicals absorbed that DON'T produce a smell?

    I know you will say cost is the reason, it is always the sticking point, but the bulk of the cost of doing it right is labour. If you can reduce that with your diy skills, the material cost can be manageable.
     
  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    You have to get a new carpet and clean then paint the room.

    We tried all sorts in our old place to remove the smell of dog but that was the only way in the end.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, we're going to repaint with an oil-based paint after the sugar-soap cleaning and ozone treatment. Hoping that a shampoo will fix the carpet, as it's pretty new - but if not we'll get that replaced too.

    I'll have no choice but to pay someone to do it, though - I'm working near-20-hour days at the moment.
     
  5. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Don't forget the radiators. In our place we stripped the walls and carpet of every room, repainted/replastered etc and that would eliminate the smoke smell except for the first day the radiators come on in autumn. The dust / nicotine sticks to the fins and is a bugger to resolve. We resorted to doing a direct replacement (as the old radiators were a bit knackered anyway) but I'm sure you could wash them down somehow. Look up on youtube how to remove radiators because its fairly easy (if you can use a spanner) so no need for a plumber.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    There are signs that several of the (ancient) radiators have leaked in the past and may or may not leak when the heating's on again, so we'll probably just replace the thing. What's one more expense on the pile, eh?
     
  7. mrlongbeard

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    I'm sure @Byron C , our resident plumbing master, will chip in with a hand
     
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  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    All this is sounding very familiar.

    "Just this, because.." and then it's all 'ah crap the house isn't liveable'.

    Tbfh, replacing radiators is a doddle, I'd not even be remotely concerned about doing it.

    If the detailers I watch are to be believed, the ozone generator should do most of the legwork, I'd expect the carpet shampooing and radiator replacement should do the rest.

    Bloody smokers.
     
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  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I've nothing against smoking, but what madman smokes in their house or car?
     
  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    See the top review on that page, the one about a Nan who was a heavy smoker.
     
  11. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Nope.

    Nah.

    No thanks.
     
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  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Right, sorted: we need the heating looking at anyway and an unknown number of radiators replacing, so job one is getting a plumbist to service the boiler and rip the radiator off the wall. Then we've found a guy, sadly not available until early August, who'll do the job proper-like: sand all the surfaces down, even the ceiling, seal 'em, paint 'em. Then get the plumbist back in to replace the radiator with a new one that doesn't stink of fags and however many other radiators need replacing before the heating system can be trusted, plus a flush and inhibit. Then we're going to replace the carpet in there and in our bedroom, which doesn't stink of fags but has a massive sticky brown never-going-to-come-out stain where (I hope) the radiator leaked. Oh, and might as well get the dog-smelling threadbare carpet in the conservatory replaced as well while they're doing it.

    In related news... anyone wanna buy a kidney?
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    What, a kidney that stinks of fags and dog - no thanks mate :happy:
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

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    It's just the one swan dog, actually.

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    EDIT:
    Bah, misread it as "dogs" instead of "dog." Ah, well, any excuse to remember Hot Fuzz. Yarp.
     
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  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Good grief, you're finding body parts now?
     
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  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Misreading is a more than valid reason to remember Hot Fuzz, now I remember Hot Fuzz and this pleases me.
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    More like £15. So glad I quit out of choice rather than forced to because of poverty. :hehe:

    We bought a new kitchen! Or at least the design is finalised and deposit paid.
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    A little undecided on the handles still. Ordered a sample of one of each, so can stick them on the existing cupboards to get a feel for them before deciding.
    I think these ones are my favourite :baby:
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    But these are half the price :hehe:
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  18. David

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    Option 1, Monty.
     
  19. yuusou

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  20. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I already have the Lego set.
     
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