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    Tile ID

    Thanks, bobasd. My daughter's place. Little or no external maintenance in at the very least, 5 years. The roof tiles seem in good nick, but felting is very old and in a poor state. Think you are right about soffits and gutters. Will get a roofer to install the vent, and maybe give the place a...
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    Tile ID

    Thanks, it's the Klober I am looking at.
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    Tile ID

    Just a quick check, can anyone please confirm is these are 'ludlow major' tiles? (pic attached) I need a vent tile for a fan, there seem to be a few concrete tiles of this type. Thanks
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    Tiling onto Plywood

    Sorry if this is going over old ground.. I have boxed in some pipework to provide a panel behind a 'back-to-wall' toilet and bidet. The panel is 13mm structural ply which I intend to tile with 600x300 ceramic wall tiles, tiled area roughly 1600x850mm. It's in a traditional bathroom (not wet...
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    Fixing shower tray with riser kit

    Great. Thanks guys. The riser kit is only about 25 quid too. No brainer it seems. Cheers
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    Fixing shower tray with riser kit

    Hi folks, just after some clarification, hope you can help.. I am installing a 1200x800 shower tray, into a corner, which will then have a small partition erected and a sliding door to complete the enclosure. I intended to mortar the tray to a waterproofed ply floor (as per MI's), but...
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    Filling loop for Solar HW circuit

    Does it matter which side of a (swing type) check valve to tee in a filling loop?
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    TRV upgrade on air source system. Drayton TRV4?

    Thanks folks for the replies, really useful info. Very valid point on the TRV flow rate. I have a 300l heat store, only problem is its further from the bathrooms than the original airing cupboard, and takes ages for HW to flow from the tap (Kitchen's great though). Maybe I should use some new...
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    TRV upgrade on air source system. Drayton TRV4?

    Hi, I am replacing a couple of radiators with (bigger) Stelrad K2s, to compensate for lower temp Air Source heat pumps (55deg). The originals were fitted with Drayton/Invensys RT212 valves in 2004. Remaining rads will be replaced next Summer, but these need to be done now. The air source...
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    22mm drop for rad on air source heat pump

    Thanks. The heat pumps are Mitsubishi, 2 x 8.5KW. Ok so far, but have not done a winter yet. What makes you think they are so poor? Reliability, efficiency or cost? I have no gas so these are the alternative to spending £1500 on oil. Solar PV has been a big help in the summer, though I am now...
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    22mm drop for rad on air source heat pump

    I am replacing rads after an air source heat pump conversion earlier this year. With the drop in system temp I am using bigger rads and fitting a 1600 x 600 stelrad K3 in the dining room. The 22mm feed from above will tee to feed a pair of rads in two rooms on the 1st floor and this one...
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    Maintenance mode for Accenta 6 alarm

    Ok. Worth a try, thanks. If anyone has service manual or similar, I'd appreciate a pm
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    Maintenance mode for Accenta 6 alarm

    Apologies if my question is covered on an old post or sticky.. I have looked but not found. Just moved in to a house with this alarm, seller has not been particularly generous with keys, paperwork or admin in general. Thankfully I do have the alarm code for an Accenta 6, with 3 PIR zones, 2...
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    looking for a recommended system/installer in Bath

    Just bought a victorian terrace in Bath. Will be renting to my son and other students. Existing back boiler for CH and DHW, gas fire in one room, with capped supplies to at least two others. I would like to bin the lot (keep existing rads though) and install a combi in either kitchen or...
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    Drilling clay tiles

    Thanks, hadn't really given proper consideration to tile movement. The panels are old style hot water solar collectors. 15mm copper circuit enlarges to 22mm and drops through the roof to feed a secondary coil in the hot tank. The panels were elsewhere on the roof and have been re-installed...
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