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    How to release this copper push-fit?

    He's self-isolating with his missus (who's much older than him and in her 70s, as he kept reminding us). No dremel so multitool instead, but jobs a good-un.
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    How to release this copper push-fit?

    My builder's plumber accidentally removed the wrong radiator. We were due to have a new one anyway (at the time undecided) so I let him just cap it. Problem is I don't know how to get these off without cutting them. What's the method? Thanks Mike
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    Charging sealed lead acid batteries for more than 24 hours

    I'm going with cheap charger with a manufacturer trying to make sure it lasts the warranty. And something to argue the warranty on for both charger and battery. So nothing to do with functionality.
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    Remote flow switch for Bathroom extractor

    I forgot Bernard's solution - yes we have that in the other bathroom, just a pipe stat (this one in fact: https://www.screwfix.com/p/drayton-pts1-pipe-thermostat/2395r) set slightly higher at 35 deg to protect against hot weather. I didn't use it in the en suite as the primary driver is...
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    Remote flow switch for Bathroom extractor

    https://www.rapidonline.com/measurement-specialities-fs-10-meas-copper-bodied-flow-switch-61-1358 I’ve bought it but yet to use it (just doing an en suite). Why do you think you need SELV? Is this going to be exposed in the bathroom?
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    Repairing cable

    It sounds like we need to discuss this as a separate topic :LOL:
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    In line extractor for hob

    He was referring to gas/building regulations I assume? https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/media/2194/tb-005-a-gas-cookers-in-internal-kitchens-eng-wales-iom-and-guernsey-vent-requirements.pdf
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    Wiring colours.

    You shouldn't mix different colours like that in my opinion, the person who told you to do so hasn't got a clue about safety and consistency.
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    Is thia earth cable necessary?

    Well, if you have a house with a load of CH pipes direct buried in screed (it happens) then it could be an issue. But it would be a very dry earth, and you'd find out when the floor got wet due to the concrete attacking the copper.
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    Is thia earth cable necessary?

    They all do!
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    Is thia earth cable necessary?

    I've pondered this in my own property, and although testing it as you would an earth rod would confirm whether a 50V touch potential were likely, with the amount of intended and accidental bonding in bathrooms, boilers and kitchens, I think it would be virtually impossible to confirm that the...
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    Is thia earth cable necessary?

    I think it’s too thin to be alkathene, unless it’s got a really small bore.
  13. M

    As in the panel under the bonnet that leaks water into the driver footwell?

    As in the panel under the bonnet that leaks water into the driver footwell?
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    unlock electric cupboard

    Scrape off some of those layers of paint from the top with a Stanley knife blade and the pins will reach further.
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    Extension doorway from kitchen - is this needed?

    What makes an 1100mm high window harder to get out of with a 900mm high flat surface in front of it? And what regulation disallows such practise?
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    Extension doorway from kitchen - is this needed?

    I was suggesting that a kitchen worktop in front of an escape window is far more compliant than people placing dressers with fixed mirrors in upstairs windows, which is/was a common sight. Quite how did my comment come across as meaning I thought such dressers were a good idea?
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    Extension doorway from kitchen - is this needed?

    Well I’ve measured the existing one and yes it is, it just needs to be a bit lower (currently at 1200mm) for the new one. I’m not sure what you mean by the kitchen units reference. Yes there will be units but they’re lower than the window. Certainly not as bad as an upstairs dresser with...
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    Foundation design - drain crossing at corner

    That's good to know. I know I only build for a hobby but I think if I weren't I'd try and avoid the concrete manhole if possible and the buried bend that goes to next door. I guess an oblique junction mightthe a way around it? Untitled by mfarrow posted 15 Apr 2012 at 4:27 PMUntitled by...
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    Extension doorway from kitchen - is this needed?

    That's what I thought @^woody^ until I started reading the regs and documents like this which implied the window would be OK: https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/media/1809/building-control-guidance-notes-means_of_escape.pdf @wgt52: we get on without the kitchen door today, so I think we'll be...
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