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    Installed Tado Smart valves - now our tower rail is leaking...

    Quite right - i had to buy the older version of the extension kit to get my OpenTherm support. So I do have OpenTherm.
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    Installed Tado Smart valves - now our tower rail is leaking...

    Hi folks, I spent some time over last week installing our Tado kit onto our central heating. We have a Baxi 830 boiler with 11 standard radiators and one towel radiator in the bathroom. All had TRVs when installed except the towel rad. The whole system - boiler, pipework and rads are new and...
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    Tado extension kit - wiring into Baxi 830 combi.

    Thank you! Sorted. Wish I'd posted here rather than contacting Tado hours ago now.
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    Tado extension kit - wiring into Baxi 830 combi.

    Thanks @CBW Just been back through the setup instructions in the Tado app and it doesn't mention touching this block of wiring so it could be the issue. Just power off an remove that yellow link cable? Cheers, Steve
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    Tado extension kit - wiring into Baxi 830 combi.

    Hi @cross thread - thanks for replying. The Tado app advised me I needed to buy a separate power cable so I have a plug to two core cable providing the power to the extension kit. (it is powering up correctly from a socket). The blue and brown cables are capped with insulation caps at both...
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    Fixings advice please

    Thanks everybody :)
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    Tado extension kit - wiring into Baxi 830 combi.

    Any Tado experts lurking here? I had a go at connecting a Tado Wired Extension Kit (wired so it supports OpenTherm) to our Baxi 830 boiler earlier. All seemed to go well according to the app - but changing the thermostats right down to zero doesn't seem to do anything to the heating and the...
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    Fixings advice please

    Hello, Hoping for some advice on fixings. We've had our bathroom redone. As well as the new suite, the walls have had a new skim of plaster and then been clad with 'Eazipanel' plastic sheets in a mock-tile effect. (8mm plastic cladding). I now need to put up a bathroom cabinet, toilet roll...
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    Joining laminate kitchen to tiled hallway floor. 2cm level change.

    Thanks everyone - found an oak 20mm threshold reducer. Now just need it to arrive - it's being held hostage by Evri thanks to the Christmas rush.
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    Joining laminate kitchen to tiled hallway floor. 2cm level change.

    Hi all, Hoping someone can help. We've restored a lovely old minton floor in our hallway - but have been struggling with handling the threshold between this and our kitchen laminate flooring. The kitchen floor is 2cm higher than the hall tiles (kitchen extension floor was always higher but less...
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    Crown trade paints - best finish for freshly plastered & misted walls?

    All sorted - went with extreme scrubbable matt :)
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    Victorian Rim locks - best screws?

    Thanks so much - 'Black Japanned' seemed to be the magic search term I needed. Found some ideal screws now.
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    Crown trade paints - best finish for freshly plastered & misted walls?

    Hi everyone, We've been renovating an old 1900s terraced how and finally have plaster on all the walls. I have a decorator coming in on Wednesday to spray a mist coat onto all the dry plaster (he's using Leyland Trade emulsion watered down for the mist coats...). I have a 30% discount with...
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    Victorian Rim locks - best screws?

    Hi all, We've had our original rim locks restored (new springs, paint stripped, refinished) and they've come back looking lovely (photo below). Sadly the original dome-top screws were beyond saving. Any suggestions of a sympathetic modern screw type for mounting these back onto the doors...
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    Does anyone recognise this spindle style?

    Thanks everyone - I've had a chat with the chap who runs a local woodworking club who is putting me in touch with someone who specialises in woodturning. Appreciate all the suggestions (and especially the confirming this won't necessarily be a common style).
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    Does anyone recognise this spindle style?

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of renovating an old (1904) house in South Wales. We found under lots of boxing in the original stair case was mostly intact - but it is missing a couple of spindles. I'm struggling to find this exact style - lots of similar ones on the various stair part sites...
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    Extension not tied into house...

    Hello, We are currently renovating a early 1900s house in South Wales for us to move into. The house came with a tiny kitchen extension and we'd asked our builder to remove the dividing wall (which previously just had a wide door opening) between this and the dining room to allow us to create...
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    Best smoke alarms when renovating including a rewire/replaster.

    Thanks everyone. I've ordered a couple of Aico EI3016 now. Really appreciate the suggestions. Steve
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    Brita filter taps

    We're considering buying a Brita filter tap for our new kitchen - but wondered if anyone has used one/knows if they're reliable (as they're quite pricey)? Or if anyone knows of any Brita P1000 compatible taps from other brands? Thanks in advance, Steve
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    Best smoke alarms when renovating including a rewire/replaster.

    Help... I've been reading reviews of smoke alarms and getting nowhere. We have a 1900s terraced house in Wales that we're renovating. We're having to re-wire, plaster and decorate throughout so now is the time to install mains smoke alarms if we are going to have them... This is where my...
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