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    Bricks Crumbling on Chimney Breast. - Pics included!

    :D Hi, thanks for the reply. Ended up getting the Chimney rebuilt in the end and have have no further problems so far. Cheers, Andy
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    Gas boiler cycling on and off with underfloor heating

    Thanks Tony, The boiler seems to be delivering hot water as normal with showers etc. The only issue seems to be the endless cycling of the burner with the UFH. I contacted Baxi for the service and used their 'approved' service company. The boiler was running fine up to this. I'd like to...
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    Gas boiler cycling on and off with underfloor heating

    Hi Everyone I have a Baxi Duo Tech Combi and a wet underfloor system downstairs and radiators upstairs. I'm coming into my 2nd winter with this installation. I have noticed that when the Underfloor zones are demanding heat from the boiler, the burner light goes on for about 5 seconds, then...
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    Modifying MDPE supply to house

    Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated. Cheers, Andy :)
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    Modifying MDPE supply to house

    Hi I have exposed the drains and 25mm MDPE supply pipe at the side of my house to track down a source of damp. The MDPE has been run under the plastic inspection chamber which has been set on concrete. There is a join in the pipe which looks like may well be under the inspection chamber...
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    Recommendation for Chimney rebuild in Belfast area?

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone has had a chimney rebuilt in the Belfast area and was happy with the work? My 1920's red brick semi has badly spalled bricks on the chimney breast and after flashing repairs etc, it now looks like the problem is to do with a badly installed lead tray...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Hi Matty The installer did not add a vapour barrier. Just the underlay. If there was an effective vapour barrier and the screed had a high moisture reading, would the screed eventually dry out and where would the moisture escape to? When screed is drying, I take it then that the...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Thanks, all good info there on the damp readings and the screed. I should be able to get hold of a thermometer to check the temp of the flooring. I pushed the prongs of the damp meter into the surface of the affected wood and it is giving me a high reading right on the discoloured wood. The...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Hi The concrete screed is about 4 inches deep. Don't know what the moisture reading of the concrete slab below the screed was before laying, if that's what you mean. There was no measurement taken that I am aware of, other than the 2 pronged meter maybe. The builder deemed it to be dry...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    That's a fair point ref the pressure. There is a pressure gauge on the UFH manifiold, but there seems to be quite a bit of variation depending on how many zones are active and if the Radiator side of the system is on. Not sure how 'sealed' the UFH side is either in terms of pressure, as the...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Thanks for the heads up on that! I'll do some research on that as well. Cheers, Andy
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Thanks for the reply. Just for info, the same thing is happening in the kitchen adjacent to this room where the plastic strips lie beneath the boards longways. Although not as bad. There is always about 4 to 5 good boards between the affected ones. The other 2 rooms and hall where the...
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    Underfloor heating and Engineered wood floor problem

    Hi Everyone :D I've got a problem with some of my Engineered flooring planks swelling and turning dark brown. It looks like it's affecting planks that run lengthways above the plastic clip strips for my underfloor heating pipes. I've added some pics in of the problem. As part of a new...
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    Washing machine has drained into concrete floor!

    Thanks John Would a de-humidifier be of any use for this sort of thing? Cheers, Andy
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    Washing machine has drained into concrete floor!

    Hi, hope this is in the right section :) The waste for my washing machine was left unconnected to the drain for a couple of days. There was about 5 washes done at about 40 litres a wash. The water has all seeped away into the concrete screed floor in the downstairs cupboard where the...
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