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Wellss
Morning All After some advise on repairing a sink waste that goes into the toilet pan, which goes straight into soil stack. Had bathroom done 2...
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Wellss
Bogart
Yes I know is a bit basic the header but have been milling this over for ages. Needs doing now as autumn approaching. I need to take a feed off a...
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Bogart
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Hi all The valve on this pipe (blue) is broken. We are moving out soon and I need the right cap to stop the pipe once we remove our washing...
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ShaunCorbs
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9-21-22 Hi All: I have always appreciated your comments and troubleshooting recommendations. If I may ask for your thoughts on the following...
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crained
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Hi, I have a dry blue plastic water pipe emerging in my detached garage. I have no idea where it originates from. I’m guessing it must be...
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snowhead
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Hi all, I have a mechanical timer (5 wire not including ground) by the boiler for heating & water and a thermostat in the living room. The...
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Harvest Fields
Harvest Fields
thedoomguy6312
Hi all, Would value your input. I have recently replaced a boiler with an airsource heat pump. The heat pump feeds ground floor and 1st floor...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Hi I’ve got a very slow filling toilet which upon opening the cistern is due to the water coming very slowly out of the pipe and into the...
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Scoocs
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brendawest
How can you fix a clogged pipe that is half way inside the wall? Should i call the plumber?
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William Norman
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Tinribs
Hi all, trying to replace a Victorian mixer tap head for bath as old one getting stiff. I've got cap off and taken screw out however can't remove...
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William Norman
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Just replaced taps on bath so kids can get a shower in bath as well ,worked fine to started with then water wasn't hot so took them back and...
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William Norman
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I have a gas boiler in the kitchen which heats the water to the upstairs immersion heater/tank. Last night, my girlfriend and I had a bath each...
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I have an oil heating system, and also I have an open coal fire , the coal fire also heats the water through a back boiler and a neutralising tank...
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SimonG
SimonG
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Help. This is the second time the fibre washer on the ball valve inlet has split and flooded the house. It's a recent tank. First time tit...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Hi, I'm at a loss and need your help. I have the attached mixer. Water is leaking from the seal (yellow arrow) I figured this is a washer...
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Undertrained
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Just looking for some advice, I have just fitted a new kitchen sink and both water pressures are the same in hot and cold on the mixer tap, both...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
Bronwyn04
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I have just had a new kitchen sink installed, and the plumber filled it to the top and told me not to use it for 48 hours to ensure the sealant...
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adomas
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Fortic tank is overflowing,plumber replaced ballcock, no change. Came back and says immersion heater thermostat needs replacing? Water appears to...
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Pipeandthings
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I have some Draton TRV4 thermo valves and one of them is failing. I wont buy another so can anyone recommend a quality radiator thermostat from...
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Collinsp82
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Hi sorry bit of an odd query here. With the increases in energy costs now and in the future we are trying to find any way to reduce our exposure...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Hi. Would be really grateful for some help with this. I am trying to replace the fill unit in my toilet and the only way I can see that this would...
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Julie Street
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Hello, I have a question that is essentially how best do I join a washer waste onto an existing horizontal waste? I have attached a drawing which...
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exedon2
exedon2
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Is there such a thing as a 45mm waste water pipe diverter please? Looking to split a 45mm waste PVC external pipe to pass water to a container for...
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rpm
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This basin tap needs a washer change. How do I get in it?
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Ben-gee
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Hi, once I've taken the screw out, how do I get at the O ring on these taps?
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rpm
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Hi everybody, what's the best way of replacing this leaking & corroded yorkshire T under the floorboards ?? Along with many other things in this...
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fourtytwo
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Hello! I'm Canadian so you may wonder what I'm doing on a UK plumbing forum. I'm basically just here to learn the British term for a tool that...
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Knappers
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Hi all, Hope you're well. Anyone any ideas... randomly 2 of our toilets started backing up when flushed (2 on same stack 1st floor and ground...
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OddJobRob
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Novice here - Looking to switch out the arm and head on an existing over-bath shower. The old head seems to have been a push fit however the new...
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Jon123
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I have three cold water tanks (2*cw + ch header) on a platform roughly 1M above the loft floor, I have not encountered this arrangement before and...
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fourtytwo
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Hi, When running 50mm waste to the stack, how do I get it so the 50mm does not have to be so far from the wall? As the offset at the stack...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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I have a CH system where the downstairs is divided in two connected by pipes upstairs. One half has a drain valve downstairs that allows me to...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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Fitted these new bathroom taps yesterday. Hooked them up to 15mm pipe work which is on a gravity fed system. Upon first use it was obvious the...
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fourtytwo
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philw67
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This is a picture of the heating setup in our loft. It's all relatively new and I was wondering why we have two enormous cylinders? One is for hot...
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philw67
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Hi, I've noticed a slight weeping from the hot feed to my cloakroom tap. Does anyone know how this seals? Is it a rubber gasket between the...
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Ben-gee
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So bit of an odd one right. I have 2 pipes, to the rad a flow/return. I cut the flow/return and capped the flow. I went to fill up the...
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mgrover
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background: I have 15 radiators 20+ years old with no thermostatic valves and Bosch instructions depend on replacing the actuator part only of old...
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snowhead
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About twenty years ago, we had an extension built with a utility room for washing machine and tumble dryer. We've been through four or five...
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Timmy D
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I'm struggling to post any words here. Apologies for the brevity - can anything be done with the attached to save me having to replace the full...
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ShaunCorbs
ShaunCorbs
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I'm working on a Quooker Flex tap with an unreliable tap-and-twist steam control. I think its the little PCB in the tap head. I've got a...
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