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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    Finished. It all seems fine, now. Dodgy TRV. Thanks all :)
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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    Thanks. Yeah, it's all already fully bolted back together, just awaiting the water, which I'll do in daylight...
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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    Hi There are now strong indications it is a broken/stuck TRV. I ended up draining-down the whole system. (I was planning-on just draining down the affected rad, per#2, but forgot to close the valves first(!)). The flow/lockshield valve flows OK. I took off the TRV entirely and it...
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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    Nope Yep Only because the calcium carbonate/limescale etc has already been 'boiled' out of it already. I would let the sludge settle-out first (or coffee-filter it out). I wouldn't pour the sludge back in!
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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    ...I just took the cosmetic-top/dial off the TRV and bounced the brass needle up and down a few times. It was nice and springy and didn't appear to be stuck down...
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    Draining down coz non-working CH rad. Re-use the same water?

    Hi Householder here. Non-expert. Central heating circulation. One of my (total three) radiators doesn't get hot. It is full of water (no air). There is a regular lockshield value at one end and a TRV at the other. They are both open. I have checked the spindle in the TRV (FAQ6). The...
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    Filling/repainting basics for a much-slammed front door

    I'm a bit new to DIY exterior painting, so I'd appreciate some advice. I'm repainting a timber exterior door and frame. 1) The door gets slammed a lot, so I want a filler/paint system that will withstand the vibrations as much as possible. 2) I say 'exterior', but it is under an open awning...
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    Recirculating extractor hood over gas hob - permitted?

    why not? I have tenants, who love to shallow-fry food. Every surface in the entire kitchen is coated with a layer of grease. I'm thinking that using the (above linked) unit to suck the vapourised oil from the hob into a grease filter (which can later be washed) can only help. Why would it not?
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    Recirculating extractor hood over gas hob - permitted?

    Thanks for the reply. It's just for the (washable) grease filter, really.
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    Recirculating extractor hood over gas hob - permitted?

    Hi not sure if this is gas regs, electricity regs or building regs, so... I want to install a recirculating extractor hood in a cabinet over a gas hob. I am aware of the requirement for 750mm height clearance, but one article I found also said that you aren't allowed to use the RECIRCULATING...
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    How do you stretch and reattach springs on Everest sliding sash windows?

    Thanks for the responses. I have got this done now. There was no magic technique - just wiggling, fernagling and some brute force. I managed to get the spring out of the frame and get some leverage on it. Now possible to stretch the spring. It was happy to relax in a 'somewhat extended'...
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    How do you stretch and reattach springs on Everest sliding sash windows?

    Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/9CWqCUq Hi I have an Everest PVCu sliding sash window with springs. One of the springs on the lower sash has become detached. The bottom end of the spring (picture 1) has come out of the bush (picture 6) that it usually slots into. I couldn't stretch the bottom...
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    Drain down or not for the Winter? Scope of frost stat.

    Well, D-Day is imminent and I had convinced myself just to rely on the frost stat, when a final read over the manual revealed: B*gger ! So now I think I will have to drain it after all :( The "no drain cock" problem persists. Down at my local boiler shop, they directed me towards...
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    Drain down or not for the Winter? Scope of frost stat.

    Thanks for the replies (although I'm still a little confused, since 3 & 4 do seem to be at odds with each other!) There's a timer on it so you can have it either on or off for each 15 minute block of the day. Or there's an option to leave it on 'constantly'. Room temperature is controlled...
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    Drain down or not for the Winter? Scope of frost stat.

    Evenin' all. I have a Pottertons Combi 80 (Combi 80 G.C. No. 47-393-03) in a single level flat. 4 rads with trvs. No room stat. I am going away for the winter and am trying to decide how to avoid it all freezing while I'm away (without paying a fortune on gas). Specifically, whether to...
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