Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QOUR new loo has a cistern within a unit in the bathroom and now there's dampness on the ceiling and wall of the kitchen below. What can we do? E.Jones, by email AAS THE weather warms the mains water warms up too so you need to insulate the cistern or buy an insulated cistern so the warm, moist air in the bathroom does not condensate on the sides of the cold cistern. Or have an attic water tank to supply the cistern instead of mains feed water which is very cold in the winter.

QI HAVE a curved marble hearth and there are a couple of chips round the edge, can you recommend anything to repair it? Dorothy Leyland, by email ATHIS is a very difficult and specialised job. You can get two-part fillers which will fill the chips and simply sand that down so it's flush with the marble. You might have to do a couple of coats. The colour match will be difficult, but that might be better than looking at the chipped edge. …

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