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    Do i have to move the control unit?!

    hello all I am replacing my kitchen, i just bought a nice brand new single electric oven. I have a control unit with an a socket built into the wall. ideally i would like my new oven to live up against a different wall. the oven only has about 1m of cable with it, is it ok to...
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    can a waste pipe be connected after a U bend?

    yeah i thought i had probably messed that up! fairly disastrous : ( better fix that then, thanks!
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    can a waste pipe be connected after a U bend?

    Hello all! To drain the water from the WM, I have connected a self cutting waste pipe to the drain under the bath. I noticed the overflow from the bath is connected before the u bend. it just occurred to me that I have connected the self cutting waste pipe after the u bend. will that...
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    Cut into pipe, making a hissing sound

    yeah it stopped after a moment! doh... will check for leaks tho thanks!
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    Cut into pipe, making a hissing sound

    Hi all, i want to install a tap for a WM. i just turned off the stopcock from my water tank, drained that water left in the pipes using the bath tap. as i cut into the pipe i heard a hissing sound, it seems to be sucking air in. it's followed by the sound of trickling water, i...
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    Water Supply

    yeah the thought crossed my mind too! but the combi is definitely connected to the mains. I just put in a new mixer tap in the kitchen no probs. I shut off the stop cock under the sink. i need to find that water tank,. thanks for your help!
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    Water Supply

    cheers for you help! I figured that the boiler water is mains, but the pressure on the hot tap in the bath seems so low, i can stop it with my hand just like the cold. that made me think if the cold was connected to the mains, and was as powerful as the cold tap in the kitchen, it...
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    Water Supply

    thanks for your input on this : ) i see your point , it would be better that way, but please bare with me as i have not attempted this before. for now what is the best way to shut off that cold bath water? also just out of interest, if i did convert the bathroom to mains, would it...
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    Water Supply

    Ah! ok so the water pressure upstairs in the kitchen tap must be mains , it's very powerful! the taps in the bath and sink in the bathroom must be tank fed because it is easy to stop the water coming out with my hand. that would also explain why the stopcock in the kitchen doesn't shut...
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    Water Supply

    Hi Chris thanks for your swift reply. The hot water comes from my combi boiler in the kitchen. The combi boiler get it's cold water from a pipe that appears from the wall under the sink. this pipe does have a stop-cock on it. if I turn the stop-cock it very quickly shuts of the water to...
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    Water Supply

    Hi all, I am on the ground floor of a house divided into three flats. Need to turn off the water to replace the bath tap. Can't find a stopcock in the house to turn off the water in the bathroom. The only one i have found (under the kitchen sink) cuts the water to the combi boiler...
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    New W/M only one input!

    I heard that it's best to let the DW fill with cold water. this is because of egg yolk. the cold water will wash off the yolk before it heats up too much and cooks onto the dishes!
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    New Bath Taps - Can't Shut Off Water

    Hi thanks for your swift reply! I don't know if there is a cold water tank in the loft, it's a council house in Islington, The house is split into flats, I am on the ground (kitchen) and basement (bathroom) there are two flats above me. the top flat is in the loft.. any suggestions...
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    New Bath Taps - Can't Shut Off Water

    hi there! this is my first post after a weekend of being baffled! I bought a new bath tap with a combined shower head, I want to replace the existing taps on the bath. upstairs under the sink there is a water shut off tap, it shuts off the water upstairs but downstairs in the bathroom...
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