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    Help finding a click clack bath waste washer

    It's been years since I used this site and I can't for the life of me figure out how to upload a picture. I can see my old albums but how do I add to them via my mobile? I know you have to enter the url but can pics still be uploaded here or do we have to use a third party site?
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    Help finding a click clack bath waste washer

    Ah bugger I hope you're wrong. Would be nuts to have to install a whole new waste for the sake of a rubber washer worth a quid. I may have to do some trial and error and hope I find one that fits.
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    Help finding a click clack bath waste washer

    Hi folks, I've tried searching ebay for a click clack bath waste washer/seal but can't find one to match my bath! They all seem to be a flat type but the one on my waste is a bit like an o ring on one side but flip it over and its got a lip/groove in it where it seats in the metal waste. It's...
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    Thermostat behaviour when target reached

    I've just moved into a place with a Danfoss TP5000 programmable thermostat and an Ideal combi. Everything works fine, but I can't figure out the behaviour when the target temp is reached. In order to maintain the temp, the programmer often calls for heat to the boiler for 30 seconds, before...
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    Low water pressure but not everywhere

    You're right, I am. So assuming one tap had decent pressure and flow rate we can assume pressure to the house is ok. Any idea why the flow rate of all other taps could be poor?
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    Low water pressure but not everywhere

    Bit of a strange one this. Went to view a house today (with a view to renting it) and did a cursory check of the water pressure whilst there (not the kitchen tap though as the spigot under the trap for the washer was left open so didn't want to splash water everywhere). Pressure was pretty poor...
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    Recommend me a good monobloc kitchen tap

    Dripping. I know the valves can be replaced but might as well go for new. It's never been a great tap anyway. I also find the Franke necks stiffen very quickly, and again although you can remove and regrease the o rings periodically, you shouldn't have to. As for the Bristans, those grub screws...
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    Recommend me a good monobloc kitchen tap

    Looking for a good quality tap to replace my dripping Franke Zurich. May have gone for another Franke but the problem with them is that they're so damn heavy, and although they do a tap brace I don't think it would fit in my arrangement. Are there any good manufacturers of taps that don't...
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    Osma pipe query

    Following on from another thread I started about replacing some external waste... what I thought would be an easy job, isn't. Basically I need to replace some waste pipework coming from the kitchen sink to the soil stack, due to leaks. It's never been fitted right in the first place, as it's...
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    Replacing some external waste pipes

    Well I bought the adjustable waste as mentioned above plus a 90 degree bend, both in 40mm, however they don't fit!! What's in situ at the moment is Osma, and although it's stamped as 40mm/1 1/2 inch its too big for the parts I bought (which were Floplast). Is Osma 40mm just not compatible with...
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    Replacing some external waste pipes

    Pics below show the waste pipe from a kitchen sink leading into the vertical soil stack. The problem is that the 90 degree elbow keeps popping off the pipe where it immediately exits the wall. The problem is due to the whole abomination being 'sprung' into place so it's constantly wanting to...
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    What paint for bargeboards?

    I need to get some paint for my bargeboards as the paint has started to peel in places so will need a sand down and re-paint. I’ve attached pictures below of where the paint is in good condition (I won’t be re-painting this side, just the south facing side where the paint has peeled, so...
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    Baxi 105 hot water problem

    Tony, if you haven't seen it, it probably doesn't exist! So are we still none the wiser to this particular boilers symptoms? Could the diverter valve not be only partially kaputt?! Whatever it is, turning the control knob does make a difference. The problem is only apparent when it's on CH/HW...
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    Baxi 105 hot water problem

    Maybe what I wrote wasn't clear so I'll try and clarify. NB. at no point is any heating being demanded. Control knob set to CH/HW - when hot tap is opened, radiators start to warm up and hot water takes ages to come through (approx 4 minutes). Control knob set to HW only - when hot tap is...
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