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    Backfilling a disused chimney

    No advise? :(
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    Backfilling a disused chimney

    Hello I need advice on what best medium to backfill a chimney? Leca? Because the chimney stack is in poor condition and will be removed and tiled over so obviously the chimney would need to be filled with a medium to avoid condensation problems because there won't be any ventillation...
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    Inglenook fireplace stone lintel

    Have just opened up the fireplace... I had a look at the chimney... errr it definitely needs lining! anyway I am not sure if the lintel is able to support the weight of the chimney above it and I can see a iron bar running across just behind the lintel from the end to the other end which is...
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    wood pellet boilers

    Combining the pellet boiler with solar thermal should reduce the boiler start ups also far cheaper than oil also they are like a gas combi meaning I can get mains pressure DHW. Using UFH meaning lower return temperature. My house is being renovated and will be super insulated so wont need high...
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    wood pellet boilers

    Thanks for replies I do have space to store about 2 tons of pellets... I'll have a look at baxi pellet boiler as mentioned in here. I'll still need some1 who knows about pellet boilers who can advise which is best and why.
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    wood pellet boilers

    Hello all, I am considering installing a wood pellet boiler to work alongside with a solar water heating (3 panels & thermal store) to feed ground floor UFH (4 zones) and 5 CHs upstairs and mains pressure DHW. I am considering either MCZ Compact 24 or Extraflame LP20 (due to space...
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    Stupid customer your opinions please

    I know there's nothing says it is illegal to fit an socket to lighting circuit but it is not good practice for many reasons! You shouldn't be relaying on an over current device protect you from the poor practice. And I would take photographs my work then customer wouldn't be able to deny any...
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    What caused this?

    Carbon soot can build up inside of the isolator if it is operated under load due to arcing when the contacts opens and closes, some of the carbon soot may have provided a path between the L and N to allow arcing during the inrush of current when switching on? Just a thought :)
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    Stupid customer your opinions please

    A socket on lighting circuit? You'll have to assume that other appliances can be used with this DIY socket then it can overload the wiring on the lighting circuit regardless if it is protected by a over current device! I would insist this is to be put right before I even test and certificate!
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    GU10 mini review!

    I've been using LED GU10 lights in the kitchen for 5 years... cheap LEDs tend to burn out after about 12 months despise their claims! Expensive branded ones tend to last much longer and gives much more warmer light they are still working after 2 years and still going strong. The technology has...
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    Inglenook fireplace stone lintel

    Hi guys, I have just bought a 360 year old stone built house in peak district in need a lot of restoration work. It does have two inglenook fireplaces but it is covered up with disgusting 60's surrounds so I have removed the wallpaper and plastering above it to find the original lintels and...
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    Ravenheat CSI85 problems!

    mmm i'll have a look at CH sensor tomorrow... hopefully it'll be faulty as it's easy to replace and that's the end of this fracas with that bloody boiler!
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    Ravenheat CSI85 problems!

    One of the problems of the main burner not lighting had been sorted, the gas nozzle for the pilot light was partly blocked (one of the holes was blocked) now the pilot light burns better so the sensor heated up suffcently to cause the gas valve to open and main burner lights up. But the...
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    Ravenheat CSI85 problems!

    Is it could be one of sensors that are faulty? because it seems that when it fires up it will contuine doing for a while perhaps 5 mins before it just shuts down then attempts to relight again but it will not fire up the main burner. I had to turn it off and let it cool for a while then it will...
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    Ravenheat CSI85 problems!

    I know it's one of worst boilers you can get but I was unfortuante to inherit it from previous owners of my house. It had been behaving weird lately as I have noticed there's two different problems that keeps changing back and forwards... the first problem is, if I leave the boiler...
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