Woof2's Plasma over wood burning stove

iamnotbanksy

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Hi

We bought a house in December. Unfortunately the house has a number of structural cracks caused by expansion of the concrete slab. This form of sulphate attack means that the entire ground floor needs breaking up and digging out. The house also hasn't been touched in over 50 years so it all needs gutting and re doing. New kitchen, bathroom etc

The Mrs in her infinite wisdom has decided that we should buy a wood burning stove and mount a plasma above this.

This in its self creates a few problems as the stove kicks out 6Kw of heat and it needs deflecting in some way so it doesn't damage the plasma. Gas fires tend to kick out between 3Kw and 5Kw so its not as much of an issue for other projects.

The new plasma will be mounted into a recessed opening with a centre speaker below it. Cables will be run in for surround sound etc. New loftbox with distribution to all rooms and a complete rewire of the top floor.

The whole project is a big job as i have to do it on my own with hardly any money and time. I work 55 hours a week so the rest of my time is at the house. Progress will be slower than other posters on here, but please bear with me!!

Let me know your thoughts and tell me if you see anything i should be doing
 

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iamnotbanksy

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Pictures 1 - 6 shows the house as we bought it. Picture 2 shows the crack in the outside wall
 

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iamnotbanksy

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Pictures 10, 11 and 12 shows the sulpahte attack and how the floor expanded
 

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iamnotbanksy

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The start of work, i had to keep costs down so i was the only one digging it out!!

Picture 13 was a check to make sure we had some footings..
 

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iamnotbanksy

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Pictures 22 to 28 show how much movement has occured with the walls, the pictures dont really show the true horror but the structral surveyor says that its all ok!!
 

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iamnotbanksy

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Picture 29 shows the fireplace when the plasma and stove will go. Its needs building out so that the stove sits inside and then the plasma can be recessed so that it does get any heat.

We are just about dug out and ready for the new hardcore...I have ordered 32 tonnes to be delivered today, so i have a busy weekend ahead!
 

iamnotbanksy

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Picture 35...The stairs just seemed to rest on a concrete pad with no real footings or brick work!!

Started to rip out the rest of the house and fit new windows. I will fit a new door once i have laid the new concrete floor
 

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scw

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Will follow this renovation with interest Woof2 and look forward to seeing the results.

I don’t envy your neighbours or weekends.:D
 

iamnotbanksy

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The bloke next door is deaf so i was ok with the Jack Hammer.

For some strange reason i am not looking forward to my weekend either
 

Beaker

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Ah Woof2 the joys of rennovation, I had to live in my house while I rennovated and I still haven't finished, four years in April. the biggest delays have been caused by waiting for tradesmen that have to do jobs I can't like plastering & structual work. I've done everything I can do such as fitting kitchens, bathrooms, zoned central heating, and wiring. Now finaly getting to do the last room; the cinema :clap:. Have a deneon 4308, DVD 2930, and a 7:1 Kef IQ set up. All waiting for a chuffin plasterer, who is now 12 weeks late :mad:.
 

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