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    extractor fan wiring problem

    Many thanks everyone, especially John, Adam and EFLImpudence, and well done for working out what I had done wrong - ie mix up the black and grey wires. Feeling stupid now! Why was I so convinced that the grey was the switched live? I was perhaps thrown a little by the visible internal wires...
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    extractor fan wiring problem

    Many thanks oldbutnotdead and Adam for your suggestions. No the second pole of the switch has not been used at all, and the wire into the switch is brown. The cable to the fan is 3-core and earth, and the correct colours. With the light switch on I do have voltage between black and grey, but...
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    extractor fan wiring problem

    Thanks, yes I'll do that. Actually I physically broke the old fan - it had started vibrating noisily so I tried to check the visible screws were tight and in the process the fan mountings broke! So I don't think an electrical reason.
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    extractor fan wiring problem

    No can't be that Chris
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    extractor fan wiring problem

    Any suggestions anyone please?............ I had an extractor fan installed 4 years ago in a new downstairs loo. It was a timer fan which came on with the light switch. It worked fine for 4 years then broke, so I bought a new timer fan which I assumed would be a straight swop - I installed it...
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    How is this shower wall outlet removed?

    Many thanks for that Random Grinch. With that info I have found some fitting and disassembly instructions which is just what I needed. In case it helps anyone else, its on pages 16-18 of this document Mira Response Power Shower Fittings Installation & User Guide 2.1605.181 (plumbworld.co.uk)
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    How is this shower wall outlet removed?

    Hi, this is the wall outlet of an old Mira Excel mixer shower. I need to remove it, so I can re-tile the shower. Can anyone advise me how the plastic elbow is removed? It will rotate freely, but not unscrew. It seems very resistant to simply being pulled straight off. I want to re-use it -...
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Many thanks for your advice Bob, much appreciated
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    This one seems to be in UK so would come quicker, however it is described as carbon rather than HSS so may not be as good? I've asked the seller which would be best. 1/2 X 14 BSP CARBON TAPER TAP-THREADING TOOL FROM CHRONOS ENGINEERING SUPPLIES | eBay
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Nice one, thanks Jeff. It's coming from China so it should fit the rad OK!
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Thanks for these comments. I agree it's expensive - it's a 2-piece set with a "plug" and a "taper". Doesn't mean a lot to me so I'll investigate further before buying anything. 'oldbutnotdead', that has also been my previous experience - I have modern tails with compression fittings for the...
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Thanks guys, I do like the idea of running a tap through it. Is this the right one? RS PRO HSS 1/2 in BSPF Straight Flute Tap Tap Set | RS Components (rs-online.com) - not sure what the F is in BSPF. Do you just turn it in with a spanner?
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Thanks Terry, much appreciated
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    Threads cut incorrectly on new radiator?

    Mottie, thanks for the reassurance, I probably will give it a go. I won't be ready to install it for a few weeks, so I just wanted to identify whether I had a problem or not. Terry, the tail has a thread approx 13mm long, and as best as I can measure the thread in the radiator is around 12mm...
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