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  1. J

    Indirect Drainage Problem (without getting thru the floor)

    Hello all! glad to be here.. gonna be doing quite some plumbing work with a handyman of mine to lower cost of my new business so I hope this is the right place to get some good pro info! So with my new biz, they are requiring a 3 basin sink like a restaurant kitchen, and with this they...
  2. M

    Need help with a garage floor drain cover

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a replacement cast iron garage floor drain cover. Mine is severely rusted through. The diameter of the opening is 13 inches and the depth for the legs is 3 inches. I have attached some pictures of the old cover. I have tried home depot and...
  3. G

    leaky pipe under floor

    Hi, Ive hot a lot of standing water under my floorboards. I cant get access right underneath, but can guess at it being a certain speedfit pipe as I can hear dripping from a certain area. its not protected in anything, Im wondering if theres an easy way of attaching a new pipe and pulling ot...
  4. S

    Hair line crack in soil pipe under floor.

    Hey. So I’m after the best way too repair this. So here’s the set up. soil pipe internal drops down a boxing into a black connector at ground level right at floor boards which then drops into this orange pipe.The void under the floor is maybe enough I could lay down in there then this drop is...
  5. S

    Black Specks in Water (only on 2nd floor)

    I'm getting black specks in my water when running hot water, but it is only on my second floor. We have well water with a salt water softener. The specks are more oil-like and smear if I press my finger on them. The specks come out when I run the hot water (hotter the water = more specks). It...
  6. R

    4" soil workable falls

    Hi All. I am currrently installing a toilet on ground floor. I have cango'ed a channel in concrete floor to back yard and pick up existing waste. I have got a number of different opinions including google regarding fall. It is about a 12 Metre run with no bends. The following falls I was given...
  7. B

    Pipes to radiators in suspended timber floor new build

    Advice please. Building a home with suspended timber floor. 300mm Ijoists at ground level with sheeps wool insulation. Wondering whether to use copper or plastic pipes for radiators/hot water and where to locate them in the ground foor. Within the joists inbetween the insulation? OR Underfloor -.
  8. P

    New unvented system - ground floor losing pressure

    Hi there, wondering if anyone has any pointers, in the middle of a stressful refurbishment that was meant to finish a week ago! I am completely in the dark about boilers, but we agreed to the recommendation of a new pressurised unvented system that would feed direct off the mains (Vaillant...
  9. R

    Intermittent Discharges of gallons of water onto the basement floor but no leak?

    Hi, Homeowner not a plumber but I am having a problem I am hoping to get some advice on. House is 25 years old, we have been here for 11 years and replaced the boiler 3 years ago. Forced hot water system with three zones. Since I have no idea what I am talking about I will try to avoid...
  10. R

    Options for shower tray on concrete floor?

    Hi, I've just had a new single storey extension built, on a concrete base. I'm designing the ensuite but I'm struggling to come to a decision on the shower tray. As the concrete floor is 44mm lower than the current floor of the house I've had to build a subfloor with 20mm battens and 22mm...
  11. M

    Advice for bathroom floor and fitting shower Tray

    Hi, Im fitting a new bathroom and am after some advice. As you can see in the pictures the current floor is a mixture of 18mm chipboard and OSB board. Im installing underfloor heating and then tiles on top. What should I put on the floor as ive read lots of conflicting advice? Does it need...
  12. J

    Need advice on how to turn off cold water value to washing machine

    Hello, I need to disconnect my washing machine for several days however i am confused on how to turn off the cold water flow to the washing machine. I have taken a photo. There is no lever from what i can see. Do anyone know what i need to do with this?
  13. M

    Leak from toilet waste pipe from floor

    I’d be grateful for some guidance on the best way to fix a leak from my toilet. The leak doesn’t come from the toilet so presuming it’s the seal next to the floor and involves the 4inch waste pipe. I am replacing the toilet anyway and presume I need to replace some kind of flange at the base...
  14. N

    Shower Tray on sloping floor

    Hi, need some advice please. Getting new bathroom fitted. Plumber has fitted my new stone resin shower tray. Floor sloping quite badly so he has levelled it using whatever white coloured adhesive or tile cement or something (not sure) in big dollops. It just looks like it will not be solid once...
  15. R

    Ufh in timber ground floor

    Hi all I'm building a single story rear extension and would like to use UFH It's going to be a timber joist for with 22mm chipboard flooring running from a combination boiler What is the most effective way of installing the UFH? 1) spreader plates. 2) celotex between joist with a biscuit mix...
  16. P

    Bathroom Floor Tile Problem

    Hello, I'm thinking of buying a house constructed around 2006. The bathroom is about 9ft square with a corner jacuzi bath. The tiled floor has a lot of lateral cracks in it, in at least 3 separate areas (see pics). My initial thought was that the floor was probably not done correctly and is...
  17. Jock Spanners

    Suspected leaking pipe in concrete floor

    Dear All, I need a second opinion. I have a customer with an engineered oak floor which keeps discolouring apparently from damp below. The floor is in the corner of a cloakroom and near to central heating pipes. When the floor is lifted it does not appear to be soaking wet. I suspect a pinhole...
  18. J

    floor standing boiler

    need to replace a floor standing boiler 30kw or above only boiler i can see is a Worcester and its over 2k to buy im gas safe etc just wondering if any of you know of any boilers ???? thanks folks
  19. A

    Pipes in Concrete Floor

    Hello. Looking for a little guidance. Basically had a plumber install new ch system and radiators. He ran pvc pipes (2 22mm, 2 15mm and 1 copper gas main) with angle bends under the concrete floor. We’re now replacing the floor as it has no dpm or insulation and have found none of the pipes...
  20. K

    Waste pipe connection to soil pipe in concrete floor.

    Hi All, First of all apologies....I am an electrician! Now that that’s out of the way can I ask for some advice please? I am building an extension and reconfiguring the internal layout of my property, it is a bungalow with concrete floors and when done there will be 1 bathroom and 1 en suite...

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