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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by andykinsey, 24 Jul 2004.

This topic originated from the How to page called Repairing a burst pipe.

  1. bripl

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    cool kev keep em coming better not stray too far off subject or the mod may feel the need to smack our wrists :rolleyes:
     
  2. BoxBasher

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    The Water regs are NOT retrospective, therefore lead pipe which was installed legally at the time is not a contravention and therefore repairs to an existing lead pipe, using fittings/solder that are regulatory compliant do not breach the regulations. The only breach of regs would be using lead solder or replacing a piece of lead with another (which is highly unlikely unless somebody re-uses some salvaged stuff)

    There is no regulation or legislation that insists that lead pipes be replaced, only guidelines that recommend the replacement of lead supply pipes if the opportunity arises. Water Companies have a duty to replace their pipework (from main in road to property boundary) if the lead level in a sample taken from the first tap fed direct from incoming supply exceeds the current PCV (prescribed concentration value) of 25ug/l. Same goes for landlords renting out property having to replace private pipework.
     
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    err check the date on the post :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: it's 3 month old

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  4. BoxBasher

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    Yup, didn't look at that 'til after I'd posted. Was trawling web for info on Lead replacement grant schemes and this thread came up. Just thought I'd chuck my 2p's worth...


    Dave
     
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    Yeah I have had to solder lead to copper cos the leadlocs are crap nobody knows what size lead you have got so get the job done advize to renew the main from main stop stap (outside) and keep the water on

    How many lead mains are in this country?
     
  6. BoxBasher

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    Mains-None. There are still plenty of lead supply pipes and what is locally known as lead "majors" (2" feeds supplying numerous houses), different to a common supply in that the "major" is usually in the public highway or rear alley, as opposed to within the house/property boundaries.

    Interesting fact I found out the other day. Certain PVC pipe contains lead, including stuff used by water boards from 1970 onwards...
     
  7. voiceofthemysteron

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    I have my molecloth,plumbers black and stick solder at the ready but why not just buy a leadlock ?
     
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    sheesh the last time i wiped a joint maggie was still in charge (ahhhh mags how i miss you)

    as VOTM says lead lock it
     
  9. voiceofthemysteron

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    You must have bossed lead slates as well then ???????
    Those were the days :cool:

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  10. corgiman

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    Ahh they were

    when plumbers didnt become plumbers until they had served 80 yrs making the tea and could grow a beard you could trap b52's in

    And yes indeed i did boss slates

    Thank **** we dont have to do that shyte anymore

    YAY for push fit

    :)
     
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    My old man was a gas fitter and when i was getting ready to start my course at collage 17 years ago he had me in the shed wiping lead joints in the vice horizontal vertical was interesting at time.Never done it iN collage never done it in my working life since.
     
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    Either you spelled it wrong, or maybe your course was NVQ plumbing?

    Hang on a minute - having checked the definiton, it looks MORE USEFUL than NVQ plumbing:

    collage: 
    –noun 1. a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another
    :LOL:
     
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    lol was so well misspelled i did it twice :)
     

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