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    Water seeping through bath shower mixer tap to under the bath

    I have had a similar problem with Bristan Quest bath fillers in shower-bath setup. The washer 8 at the bottom stops water entering from the side but is not tight to the tap thread so water falling on the top of the tap finds its way down between the two part design down the thread. To fix this I...
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    Single Skin porch - possible insulation, plastering

    I don't have the exact calc' I used for the single brick width but those below are roughly the same as those in the chart. For the insulation I used the celotex PL4000 data and just changed the insulation entry for each thickness. It's crude as there's no allowances for heat loss through the...
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    Single Skin porch - possible insulation, plastering

    Yeah I should probably start a new thread as I'm confusing things! I did do the calcs (although I need to check them as not sure I included the roof heat loss) and yeah around 40mm. I was thinking if I did the work to cover the crack I'd use 52mm U channel, 50mm C stud galvanized steel and...
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    Coupling toilet float valve

    Cheers. It looks like a solder ring tap connector. Should I renew any washers? (I just reassembled and put some ptfe in there)
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    Single Skin porch - possible insulation, plastering

    Noticed a few cracks in this single skin porch. This is renderred cement internally. After getting the windows and door replaced the cracks are probably a bit wider just smaller than 10p thickness in stepped pattern from the window. The previous wooden door (opened inward left hung) and window...
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    Coupling toilet float valve

    Hi, My really old downstairs toilet (mains water pressure) was constantly overflowing so much so it over-whelmed the overflow. After turning the water off (no isolators) I opened it up and the float valve was the old part 1, ball float in poor condition and appeared the valve leaked. As the...
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    Poor water flow upstairs - bathroom taps

    The cold bath feed has all of a sudden returned to full flow / pressure. It does appear a possible limescale build up. Presumably the cold main blasted it out? The hot bath feed is still pretty poor almost half the cold. It could be a similar problem. However, our combi is on the small side a...
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    Poor water flow upstairs - bathroom taps

    Hi, We had the kitchen done about 6months ago and boiler replaced standard gravity with a combi so I thought everything cold was on mains. I recognise the hot water flow would be not great. However, cold flow and pressure upstairs is poor almost half of downstairs but only I think from the bath...
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    Single Skin porch - possible insulation, plastering

    Appologies, the wall has a circular window (appox 60cm). Question was whether it would be worth insulating or not worth it for the loss of space.
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    Single Skin porch - possible insulation, plastering

    1970's house. My house and all houses in street originally prior to redevelopments had single (half-brick porch). Looking at mine the original parquet floor (I understand they laid the wood into bitumen over concrete) matches rest of house floor under carpets so assumed original porch. The...
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