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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    That one looks perfect. I was just about to shell out on a big box of wago connectors that I might never use again. Thanks so much for your help guys!
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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    Thank you for your suggestions everyone. That screwfix box is exactly what I was looking at before I got looking into wagoboxes. But I must admit I don't understand how it works - I think it has a permanent live rail, operated by one switched line? In which case EFLImpudence is correct, it...
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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    Totally agreed I'd rather do it properly while they're accessible. I'm quite happy to solder them, but can just imagine it wouldn't be any neater, especially the joints between 4 or 5 cables... and I'd still need some way of clamping the cables for restraint right? Earth wires are currently all...
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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    Thanks for the response. Yes I can, but hadn't thought this would require it. I've been recommended the wagobox system which looks like it fits the bill.
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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    I'm not sure I get your point... just that it's a mess? If so, that why I'm here , looking for advice...
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    Adding smoke alarms to lighting, replacing junction box

    Hi Everyone I'm a first time poster and completely amateur diy-er. I am intending to add smoke alarms to my upstairs lighting circuit. There is an old junction box with permanent live under the floorboards, which I am planning to carpet over. Picture here. (I have already replaced the really...
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    Belmont valve? Leaky radiator question

    Thanks for the help! A
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    Belmont valve? Leaky radiator question

    Thank you both for the replies. Very helpful indeed. I have tried the ptfe wrapping idea to repack the spindle, but no luck. I guess the next step is to bite the bullet and whip the spindle out, and hope these fancy valves do their job. Perhaps bunging the header tank would be worthwhile...
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    Belmont valve? Leaky radiator question

    Here's a view with the cap on... If there was ever any branding on the top it is now illegible.
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    Belmont valve? Leaky radiator question

    I have a couple of these old radiator valves which are leaking. From what I have read, I believe they are Belmont valves, in which case they can be serviced in situ and are well worth servicing rather than replacing. Two questions: 1. Could anyone confirm from the photos whether they are in...
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