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Hi, Installing 2 new bathrooms, property only had 1 bathroom and the waste went into a cast iron soil stack which has now been replaced. I...
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Hi, I'm really struggling to find out what part I need to use deck valves like this with a overflow bath filler. Most bath fillers seem to...
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ChrisB1982
ChrisB1982
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Hi, I am looking to install a standpipe to drain the water from the washer. I took a picture of the current set up and my plan. I was wondering if...
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ShaunCorbs
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we had a grant condensing boiler fitted last year, the lad works for a heating company and said would fit it. when he did he put the pipes all...
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I'm trying to replace the intake pipe for a toilet. The current one is ridget pvc piping. I'm trying to swap it with a flexible hose to install a...
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I'm trying to access the inside of this tap but can't see any 'button' at the back, or similar. It's likely we'll be replacing this and the sink...
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Hello, just joined with a question: I’ve two self cutting taps that need removing as they’re stopping a relocated dishwasher from getting back...
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I recently installed weather compensation on my Ideal Vogue Max and I'm very confused by the settings menu item called "outside sensor slope"...
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Hi folks my partner has a Greenstar 30Si boiler, the pressure is just below 3 bar but for the past year or so water has been slowly dripping out...
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ShaunCorbs
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I have a gas boiler heating radiators and also heating an unvented cylinder. I have a Honeywell programmer which has the water heating up 1.5...
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ShaunCorbs
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I wonder if someone can recommend me a new thermostat. Something cheap that I can just order online? I have a new wells mclain ultra indirect...
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Kingerna1
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I am plumbing in my washing machine and the copper pipe with blue tap/switch on it has no water from it when you open it. The hot version works...
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KateTa
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Hi There, I want to swap out my old valves for TRVs but the threads are different sizes, and I'm unsure how to resolve it. My current existing...
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Daley power
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Hi there. I’ve installed a new towel radiator and I’m trying to fit the valves but I’ve come unstuck and need some help. I’ve bought new angled...
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MDDIY2022
Hi everyone, I have an outdoor open drain which runs along the side of our house and then into an underground 5" pipe which takes the water away...
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gmartine
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Fitted a towel radiator today, I ptfe taped the radiator tails, and after installation noticed the tails were leaking a tiny amount. So de-fitted...
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kristianB
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Hi, can anyone explain why my toilet does not flush the contents away now that I have had a new cistern fitted. The plumber came back and adjusted...
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plumberservices
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I have an Moretti Aria monobloc kitchen tap with solid tap heads and no grub screws on the tap body. How do I gain access to change the cartridges...
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ChrisB1982
ChrisB1982
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I have an LG air source heat pump which is controlled by an Optimum Duostat controller This has developed a mind of its own where it ignores the...
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Grinzola
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About to install a new Mira Platinum on a gravity fed system. The Installation Manual shows the pipework from top of hot water tank coming off at...
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Mike_M
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Got a streak of ice on the brickwork outside underneath the upstairs toilet cisterns overflow outlet which I only noticed as it's sub zero. Seems...
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Ben-gee
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This is a follow-up to my earlier post Fitting a cistern (with frame) into a stud wall (100mm) (follow-up) and also to this post Can i connect...
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Bogart
After being woken up a few times by clicking pipework when heating not on looked at setup in boilerhouse. Trying to figure out why there are 2...
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Bogart
Bogart
Desktop987456
I have a 320 sqft double storey house with 6 bedrooms. The house is serviced by two heat only boilers (non condensing); a 120k btu (35kw) and a...
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Desktop987456
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I checked where to fit my essex flanges for the recirc pump after looking into the water tank. The hole cutter I have is in the pic. Are the teeth...
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I have an Insinkerator 3 in 1 boiling tap that leaks where the rotating spout meets the tap. Have tried to see if there is a key way to pull the...
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Biltrad01
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Hi all, I'm in the process of fitting my freestanding bath. The supplied waste chrome pipe that runs into the floor is an unusual diameter -...
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Crossfingers
Hi What are the regulations around installing a second hand oil combi boiler, am I right in saying they have to follow manufacturers instructions...
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exedon2
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Hello everyone! I purchased this steam vent valve: Hoffman Steam Air Vent 40, 1/8" Angle Steam Radiator Air Valve 401440. Installed it and the...
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Is it possible to isolate upstairs and down stairs showers from each other? When both shower are on one loses hot water how can this be addressed...
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Ben-gee
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Hello, as is common with most newbies I've arrived with a problem. Our water softener is about 18 months old, a BWT WS355 in an insulated outside...
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HPsauce
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I have tenants who 'bucket bathe' in the bath causing the silicone to fail every few months and causing leak damage - is fitting no more leak tape...
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ChrisB1982
ChrisB1982
tecnam2011
Hey guys, sorry if this is a daft question but ever since we've had our hotpoint washing machine the compartment on the far left (softener...
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Hi all, new here, I have a Myson Hi-line RC 7-4 that doesnt seem to have any water flow. It hasn't been used since last winter and when I tried to...
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planetf1
I have an inlet valve that is allowing some water in even when the float is raised. I wanted to check the washer - presumably diaphragm, but...
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planetf1
planetf1
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Hello, I'm a fairly adept DIYer but I have an issue with my plumbing and not entirely sure what's left to check. I have an unvented indirect...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
Robjolla
Hi new to the forum here and after some advise please. I have done a garage extension and need heating in the room. I am in a town house with no...
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Desktop987456
Desktop987456
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I found this main gas shutoff valve (or regulator) when traveling in colombia - any idea what make and model, or how to shut it off? I just...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows the brand of this push fit? I've tried several different searches on google but I cant find anything...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Ah, the joys of older home ownership (1974). We thought our major plumbing issues were dealt with when we got rid of our orangeburg sewer line and...
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