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Old 28th June 2017, 10:26   #556
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One of the bathrooms in my new rental house comes with a gap in the bathroom door through which water spills out and onto the dining room floor, and has caused my aged parents to slip multiple times

What can i fit to prevent this leakage? the bathroom is small, and the water from the shower and the bathing area hit the door directly forcing water out of even tiny gaps

I tried a rubber D section seal, but the whole thing came out the first time it got soaked properly
The only remedy if the bathroom is small is to install a barrier strip - 25mm wide and 50mm high at the door line. Outside the bathroom if the door opens inside and inside if the door opens outside.

If the door opens outside then you may have to add a rubber flap on it so that the water that hits the door falls across the barrier, similar to what one fixes to car window top to prevent rain.

This was a standard fixtures in all older bathrooms, but is some how missing in modern construction.
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This was a standard fixtures in all older bathrooms, but is some how missing in modern construction.
True. And even in the new homes where it's there, it's really too short. I had to increase the height with baroda green marble (cheaper than granite and also looks good) in one place I lived in.
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Any idea how to repair wooden flooring? We are experiencing some issues of the wood swelling up due to rain and some chipped off pieces as well.
Is this Parquet or something similar? Usually the installer will leave an expansion gap for this purpose. If it is parquet call the installer as these are interlocked. The whole floor will be need to be removed till the nearest wall and the butt end at the wall will be shaved to allow for more expansion. Typically the installer would/should have left 6mm spacers along the wall during the install.

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One of the bathrooms in my new rental house comes with a gap in the bathroom door through which water spills out and onto the dining room floor, and has caused my aged parents to slip multiple times

What can i fit to prevent this leakage? the bathroom is small, and the water from the shower and the bathing area hit the door directly forcing water out of even tiny gaps

I tried a rubber D section seal, but the whole thing came out the first time it got soaked properly
Can you see if this helps? This needs to be screwed to the bottom of the door and will not come out easily.

http://www.amazon.in/106-68-fitting-...c-7a5209fdb38e

Alternatively, you can also look at fixing a 1 inch tall granite/ marble/ kadappa strip at the floor of the entrance to the bathroom so that the water has to reach a higher level to come out. The strip will act as a barricade.

Edit: Aroy has already given both these solutions. :-)

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Please recommend a good kitchen chimney for my new flat.
Our interior designer has left the space to install a 60 cm chimney. He recommended to purchase a chimney with required power of 1250 units, and piping of 12 ft.

Which brand is good to go with? I checked the price online of auto-clean units, and they are cost around 25k. Are the manual clean units good?
My budget is 10k, but can extend to 15k.
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I am looking for square / rectangular water tanks. Any links ?

TIA !
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I am looking for square / rectangular water tanks. Any links ?
I think Sintex makes them, they are usually rectangular with low height typically used in lofts. I know there is a 500L size but not sure about other sizes. This is available on Amazon.in.
There are many other manufacturers like Kaveri, etc who have tanks designed very similar to Sintex so those are options as well.
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I think Sintex makes them, ... know there is a 500L size but not sure about other sizes. This is available on Amazon.in.
Have already checked online. Amazon / snapdeal / others dont have them
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I am looking for square / rectangular water tanks. Any links ?

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It seems that rectangular water tanks are either made for indoor use (150L - 1000L), or very large sizes for industrial use (> 5000L) where round plastic tanks are not economical.

By the way, why do you want a rectangular water tank?
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By the way, why do you want a rectangular water tank?
The place where I want to place it is narrow and little long. Cannot fit a cylindrical tank.
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The place where I want to place it is narrow and little long. Cannot fit a cylindrical tank.
What capacity are you looking for ? I guess if you look around at nearby stores you will find it.
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The place where I want to place it is narrow and little long. Cannot fit a cylindrical tank.
So it is an internal tank. In that case just search for Sintex dealers in your city and order one.

http://www.svmarketing.in/water_storage_tanks.html#

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One of my bedroom doors has too much play. Meaning when shut, but not latched, it doesn't stay shut - if there is even mild wind (say from the opening or closing of another door in the home), then door opens. The other doors stay shut even when not latched.

I am planning to have a magnet door catcher installed by a carpenter - something like this - https://www.snapdeal.com/product/har...c002/819037588

However, I was wondering if someone knows any easier way to fix this without calling a carpenter. Or even if I call a carpenter - is there some other solution other than a magnetic door catcher?

I want it so that it can be opened from both sides.

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I am planning to have a magnet door catcher installed by a carpenter -
Doesnt look like this one will be able to hold back the door. Check in the hardware shops If you can find something more sturdy. For something like this, you should not really need a carpenter, but for the tools.

Alternates: Not able to suggest since we dont have any idea about the door / gaps.

However, IF this is due to extra gap between door and door frame, then One option MAY be to add beading to the door frame, and then re-mount the socket for the latch after getting the beading fixed. But this definitely needs a carpenter, and may also need painting.
Beading = a 5mm thick strip of wood, in the gap, but fixed on to the frame.
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One of my bedroom doors has too much play. Meaning when shut, but not latched, it doesn't stay shut - if there is even mild wind (say from the opening or closing of another door in the home), then door opens. The other doors stay shut even when not latched.

I am planning to have a magnet door catcher installed by a carpenter - something like this - https://www.snapdeal.com/product/har...c002/819037588

However, I was wondering if someone knows any easier way to fix this without calling a carpenter. Or even if I call a carpenter - is there some other solution other than a magnetic door catcher?

I want it so that it can be opened from both sides.
Your door has to be realigned so that it closes naturally, just like refrigerator door.

A good carpenter can do that, but it is quite some wok as the hinges have to be relocated.
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