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    Timber fascia repair - suitable paint

    Nice - thanks, and it's available in a huge variety of colours in a Brewers just down the road from me...
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    Timber fascia repair - suitable paint

    Thanks, don't have any thinners to-hand but thanks for the tip! Some photos.. This barge board is in the worst condition of the lot: Here's a bit of fascia that's still solid: Cheers
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    Timber fascia repair - suitable paint

    Afternoon folks, I have the usual neglected timber soffits, fascias and barge boards on my house needing some serious cheering up. Can’t afford replacement so looking for any advice I can get on paint choice . I had a look around the forum already but not found anything within the last decade...
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    Baxi Solo HE24 Overheat Thermostat

    Correct - it was a very toasted combustion chamber door seal
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    Baxi Solo HE24 Overheat Thermostat

    Thankyou - so to be clear you think it sounds like the thermostat is opening as it should, at the temperature it should, so it's a genuine overheating issue? Thanks for the heads up it could be the combustion door too. That would make sense. And, yes, putting the screwdrivers down and picking...
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    Baxi Solo HE24 Overheat Thermostat

    Morning all, I have a Solo HE24 with an intermittent overheat lockout problem. This morning appears to have got a bit worse so managed a bit of debugging and found that the Safety Thermostat (the one screwed to the fan) appears to be opening up. I'm not sure if the thermostat is faulty or...
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    Drayton MA1 Microswitch?

    Old thread but relevant info here as I almost replaced my MA1 head at £70 but instead found a simple fix that's potentially a root cause for lots of these failed units: I had the same symptoms and indeed the microswitch wasn't correctly closing and putting live on the orange wire. Microswitch...
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    Metal lamp holder not earthed - pendant pedant

    Hi folks Sorry for going quiet. Work’s going mental. I appreciate the helpful discussion so far. I have spoken to the store in the meantime and the team I needed to speak to were, predictably, “not picking up”. I’ve got another week or two to return them so I’ll try again next week. They...
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    Metal lamp holder not earthed - pendant pedant

    The issue is there are only class 1 markings, so AFAIK all exposed metal parts have to be earthed - explicitly, which they are not. I think this is the most likely by the sounds of it, which would be perfectly safe of course, but no way of knowing I'll see if I can get some info out of them...
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    Metal lamp holder not earthed - pendant pedant

    So, pendants from big UK DIY chain - they seem to sell a few of them and have done for at least a year or so (have had my eye on them). Finally bought, fitted, tested earth continuity and…****…the metal lamp holders aren’t earthed. Obvious now I look again – I didn’t think to even look for...
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    2 Ring Circuits combined in series

    Thanks for the assistance on this one. Just to tie it off. Yeah I think this will be the case in a few years. Since I'm fiddling around with it now and it's a trivial replacement I'll sort it now Thanks, no they weren't There was not - still a couple of mystery cables in there still but...
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    2 Ring Circuits combined in series

    Yup, just the screenshots, so I can't quote it, but: Thanks for confirming the MCB is obsolete and the magnetic trip levels - they're in the crosshairs. Why not just switch it for a B32? Well, it's just aesthetically nasty to have it looping around the house twice when everything could be much...
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    2 Ring Circuits combined in series

    I did "report" my own post last night, so could have inadvertently caused hell that way. will reply better in a bit cheers!
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    2 Ring Circuits combined in series

    Hi @chivers67 Two - one end of the upstairs ring, and one end of the downstairs ring None directly, into the MCB is the other end of the upstairs ring and the other end of the downstairs ring
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    2 Ring Circuits combined in series

    Hi all, At some point in the past my two ring final circuits in my house (up/down) have been combined in to one, in series, so it’s effectively one ring doing two laps of the house and the R1+R2 reading is rather high – 0.519 ohms 32A Type 2 breaker TN/C/S earth This ties up with a...
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