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    F&E tank in the loft

    The zoning is fine and means the extension now keeps well controlled at an even temp. I'll check for any obvious restrictions in the pipe work and then start saving for a bit of a system overhaul in the summer months. ( not by me) It may be time for a boiler change anyway.
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    F&E tank in the loft

    To be honest the whole heating system is approaching melt down! I used to do the plumbing stuff myself and understood the system fairly well, then we had an extension built and the plumbing that was put in didn't work well. So I got plumbers in to fix it.....oh dear! They put the...
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    F&E tank in the loft

    From this I think you mean the 'restriction' is in the circulating pipework, forcing water up the vent pipe?
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    F&E tank in the loft

    The system was power flushed about 5 years ago. The distance between pump inlet and and tank water level is about 4m
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    F&E tank in the loft

    ok forgive my ignorance......... I was up in the loft the other day and noticed when the boiler and pump sprang into life......so did the feed and expansion tank in the loft! Is it supposed to do this? What I mean is that will the boiler/pump running water was merrily coming out the...
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    air in my boiler

    It's that time of year again! I've got a central heating system with two heating zones, and a hot water circuit. The rads rarely need bleeing and the expansion tank is full, but the boiler seems prone to getting air in it. ( thumping banging- happens mainly when the pump shuts off )...
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    What sort of wire for a thermosat?

    I'm hoping to directly replace the current 'wireless receiver' that is there at the moment. It is either wired from the heating junction box or the CH controller used for that heating zone. I guess I'll find out when i get the wiring diagrams out and the back plates off!
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    What sort of wire for a thermosat?

    I'm about to change a rather flakey wireless room thermostat for a wired version. I will need to run a cable from the CH-controller to the stat which is about 10m a way. I'm using a Drayton digistat+ thermostat tech details here:- http://www.uk-plumbing.com/brochure/drayton/PlusDigi.pdf ...
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    water still trickles in to pan after flush?

    I think it's a pacific push button flush valve. I've looked on the lunns site and they don't show a replacement flash valve washer. I'll have a google and see if I can find someone who does spares. Is there a more 'reliable' make I could replace it for ( If I have to! as they are quite...
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    water still trickles in to pan after flush?

    Sorry my question is: how can I stop it from happening ( washer replacement? is it a faulty unit? adjustments I can make? ), or am I destined to pull my toilet apart every few months to fix it?
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    water still trickles in to pan after flush?

    A few years ago I replaced two toilets in my house. Both are fitted with push button flushes. The flush is not a traditional syphon, but one with a spring-loaded plunger type affair. After flushing the large washer on the flush mechanism doesn't seem to seal well against the cistern...
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    problem with toilet flush

    Hi all i fitted two toilets about 4 years ago, the flush mechanism is a pacific push flush. The dificulty is when a small amount of lime scale builds up on the washer that seals off the water outlet from the cistern, it doesn't seat properly. This caused water to run down the back of the...
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    which finish for new kitchen door?

    My mum ( bless er!) has has a new pine/ glazed internal door fitted. She is convinced that it should be finished with 'wood oil' as that is what her friend told her. :? What are my options with oil or varnish. If I used oil ( what sort?) and will it need further sanding down/re-coats...
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    s it the controller or 2 port valve thats failed?- UPDATED

    Thanks for your help since i posted the heating 'sprang back in to life' once more and now has stopped again ( it does knock the valve off manual) ( it is a Drayton zone valve with ZA5 actuator) I think it is the actuator but I've got a plumber comming tommorow!
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    s it the controller or 2 port valve thats failed?- UPDATED

    Updated: after a couple of days waiting for the plummers to call, the heating seemed to 'spring, back into life' It has been fine, up until last night ( 10pm)! then it decided not to work again. ( temp fix was to manually lock valve open, turn on other circuit)...
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