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Recent content by Frelon

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    Help with microbore connections!

    Thanks for all the help fellas! With your reassurances I went ahead and tackled the job and, yes it was Speedfit - easy peasy! Shortened the tails and was able to finish the project. With this sort of unit there is limited space under the work surface for a traditional "U" bend (because of the...
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    Help with microbore connections!

    Thanks for the replies and detailed instructions. Am waiting for delivery of work surface before tackling the plumbing, but will report back here with the results. I get very frustrated with posters who are offered advice and who never visit the forum again to tell of the outcome. Watch this...
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    Help with microbore connections!

    Thanks steadyon, the pipe is exactly 10mm, so likely to be plastic only, makes for cleaner cutting!
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    Help with microbore connections!

    Hi all I am in the process of replacing the boring sink and pedestal in my cloakroom with a free standing cabinet (with drawers underneath) and a basin on top of the work surface. The house is 6 years old and all plumbing (apart from airing cupboard) appears to be 10mm microbore plastic. I...
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    Recommendations to stop limescale

    Another vote for a salt based water softener, nothing else will sort it for you. However, there are lots to choose from and the danger is that, being a noobie, you might go for one of the cheaper ones. Buy cheap and you buy twice! Do some research, buy the best that you can afford, and with...
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    Harveys softener question

    My brother was a Permutit engineer 50 years ago, so the knowledge rubbed off over the years with my 4-5 different softeners (Harvey's now). Be careful with the salt when cleaning it can be quite corrosive, especially on exposed copper work😱
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    Harveys softener question

    Yes, this is called Efflorescence and occurs naturally when water, with the salt (brine) now held in solution, migrates to the surface, then evaporates, leaving a coating of the salt. You just need to clean the salt from around the salt block access. If it is possible (easy access) leave this...
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    Water softener query

    For the brine regeneration you can use a self cutting waste kit. as the outflow is under pressure. However you need some sort of visual check for a problem with the brine level in your softener overflowing and going out to waste. This rarely happens but is usually an indication that a valve or...