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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    "Running the pipe like this Neutralises the acidic water" - do you mean it mixes with the sink water above the sink trap and therefore neutralises the acid as it runs off? or meaning something else ... As the condensate pipe currently runs it may not be possible to lift the pipe up as it runs...
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    That's a great solution. That's what we will do. I'm guessing the valved tundish will allow the end of the condensate pipe to breathe so that there is not a potential air lock between the tundish and the condensate trap in the boiler, ie works just like an open tundish but stops waste...
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    Yup. Odd indeed, as described previously. The condensate was left open to destroy the under sink cabinet until it was capped because it was thought, somehow, to be part of the sink overflow. Was capped mid October. We got half a bucket of water out of it when I removed the cap earlier...
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    The installation and service manual shows a trap, on page 42, under heading "Checking the condensate drain and cleaning the siphon" It appears they call the trap a siphon. The shape is clear.
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    I think that is why it was not connected, because the connection was upwards, and there were not enough remaining waste ports on the side of the sink waste u-bend. Don't think it will be an issue to connect upwards, if I can find a way to connect in there, because the amount of distance upwards...
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    details are correct. Cap has been removed. contents flowed into bucket until empty and cap replaced. Boiler now apparently fine. This pipe was open under the sink and dripping down ruining the under sink cabinet because it was wet all the time. When capped it was not understood to be the...
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    Condensdate from boiler, can it go in after the trap?

    Boiler stopped working and found condensate drain from a combi boiler capped as shown in the picture. Can I simply join this in to the sink waste after the u-bend / trap in the indicated location?
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    Old velux window won't close the last 1cm or so

    This old window just about closes but will not close the last 1cm or so, meaning rain comes in during a rain storm. It hasn't "clunked" closed, as they do when they are working properly, for a long time, but this is the first time that water has come in. The old closing mechanism was replaced...
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    Kitchen sink drain assembly keeps coming loose causing leak

    I'm going to later it up with PTFE tape and get it as tight as I can, without undue pressure/ tightening. I know it's a fine balance..
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    Large waste ring nut under kitchen sink drain keeps coming loose

    I will just layer it up with PTFE tape then
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    Large waste ring nut under kitchen sink drain keeps coming loose

    Thanks Rob, thats exactly the information I was looking for. It's a new Kitchen. It's been a struggle to get in there because it is tenanted. I will take PTFE tape, Loctite thread cord, thread lock fluid with me. These all sound like they will fix it, thanks
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    Large waste ring nut under kitchen sink drain keeps coming loose

    Seal is fine when ring nut is tight but it keeps coming loose. Is there a "loctite" or other means of creating more friction between the ring nut and the steel it tightens on to, so it won't come loose again. How would you do this?
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    Kitchen sink drain assembly keeps coming loose causing leak

    Have a sink and periodically the kitchen sink drain assembly unscrews, underneath the sink, causing a leak. It's all help together underneath by a 2 inch nut, or a nut approximately that size. What kind of glue can I use to cause enough friction so that it will come off when need be, but will...
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    Glue old PVC

    Seems to have created a strong bond overnight. Will allow to set for full 24 hrs. Time will tell.
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    Glue old PVC

    4" half round PVC gutter came down during recent storm. End corner broke off as it hit ground with single clean break. Gutter is old but solid, not brittle. Will poly cement put it back together with decent structural bond ?
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    Waste pipe chart, OD diameter by name

    found this seemingly comprehensive and useful chart. What a jungle! www.hendersons.co.uk/pipework2/page2.html
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    Waste pipe chart, OD diameter by name

    Hi, We are replacing our bathroom and have found waste pipe of various diameters, including stuff marked in inches. All the different sizes are confusing and the OD's don't seem to match the name. Is there a Waste pipe chart somewhere with, OD diameter by known name
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    Acrow prop smaller than size 0, where to get or how to implement?

    We have to excavate a hole in a stone wall which is approx 60cm thick so we can put a soil pipe through it. Having removed plasterboard we see a pre-existing hole in the wall which is 1.4 m wide by 23 cm to 67 cm in height. It's a deep hole that goes through most of the wall but not all the way...
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    How to connect to clay sewage pipe

    Upstream of the pipe is a buchan trap. We are thinking to dig that out and put a modern rodding point which will allow us to go into the wall further upstream (to the right in the picture) which would be much better for us, as it will give us a much better run to the new position for the toilet...
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    How to connect to clay sewage pipe

    The clay pipe and Y junction that rises steeply using up all the run off gradient that we need to move the toilet further from the wall
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