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    (tricky one)Mitering concrete kerbs around a curved driveway

    Need advice on how they get around a curved driveway. It's on a slope and curve's on both sides to the parking area right outside the house. It's the bullnose concrete thin curbs getting installed as edging beside 60mm paving blocks. I want to come around the 2 curves with nice mitred cuts...
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    Any caulk for this skirting haha

    Put my digital angle finder on this corner and it's reading 89.1 degrees. Set my DeWalt saw to 44.5cut then used the other side 44.5. went to set in place but still have this gap. I squared of my saw before use so the saw isn't off.
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    triton t90 sr dripping

    I have installed a new triton t90sr into my bathroom however its taking quite long to stop dripping from the showerhead. Ive only noticed this a few days after installing it and this morning when i woke up, there was no drips from the shower head at all. Took a shower halfhour ago and the...
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    Cold feed pipe blocked with fibre glass

    Would blowing an air line through it work. I've a.small air compressor
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    Cold feed pipe blocked with fibre glass

    Was in the attic earlier attending to a separate issue and noticed the thin ply cover was resting on the water top of the water in my main tank. It was covered with the ply and a black bag type fibre glass insulation over this. The timber was starting to rot so I removed it hoping to get a new...
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    Heater tank expanding

    What should I look out for for it being plumbed in wrong. Everything seems ok with rads all heating up when fire blazing. One thing I have noticed thou that the oil burner heats up also when the fire is lite plus when the oil is on, the stove would heat up. Is this normal or is there valves...
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    Heater tank expanding

    See above post.i was actually going to remove the arm bend it however I did what i mention above. It's not leaking, that's just a drip from me moving it about and filling back up abit.
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    Heater tank expanding

    This is one thing I noticed when I went back up. I've reduced the water in tank and put a temporary piece of 6mm ply under the inlet on the outside so it doesn't drop down and lifts the ballcock.
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    Heater tank expanding

    Dropped the water in the tank, will check later when fire roaring to see if it's expanding out of the bent pipe. Stuck my finger up it and it was damp/wet. I can extend it another 12-15 inch's higher. If it's expanding, will this help..
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    Heater tank expanding

    John, it's a nightmare to get to. Will do tomorrow. Just sitting down to a cuppa tea after long day. Definitely tomorrow some pics
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    Heater tank expanding

    It's a ball valve, the large ball on the end. No sludge on bottom of the tank.
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    Heater tank expanding

    Just 4 inch in the tank, mines is near the top. How can I keep just 4 inch in it if the ball cock is connected to the top of the header tank. There's nothing coming out if the expansion pipe that bends into the header tank. My pump is at its max thou.
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    Heater tank expanding

    My overflow has been dripping out water when the heating us on. It's a duel system, oil burner plus multi fuel stove. I was wanting to know if I bend the ball cock in the tank so when the water expands, it isn't going to overflow. Or will this cause the system to have to much pressure in it as...
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    I never knew those in the UK can't gasp the idea of heat lose through sockets, switches and light pendants! People mentioning about badly built homes! Every single house built before these new regs came into force would have heat lose through what I've mentioned above. Even places such as...
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    John, can I ask do you know what your talking about or is it just guess work? Why do you think they seal up all air gaps in air tight houses. All sockets, light fittings, joints in floors ceilings etc.. are taped up with air tight tape. It's to stop heat escaping through drafhts. An example...
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    I know I can get the house air tested however I was hoping to do all this work then get it tested.
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    Subconsciously I can feel it. As soon as I turn the heating off of it's been on for a few hours, the house becomes cold very quickly. That's enough to tell me there's heat losses. I've researched it for over a year and also been in similar houses that where upgraded with better insulation plus...
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    Yes, inside where the cable comes down the conduit. There's a serious amount of heat loss throughout a house through sockets, light fittings and switches. Also all around the base of the room one looses heat through air gaps under and above skirting boards. I have a large house and when the...
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    Sealing air leaks around sockets/switches

    I have purchased 5 tubes of silicone for sealing all air gaps in my home around light fittings, socket's and switches. Is it just a case of filling all small gaps with silicone making sure to keep well away from the actual connection points of Earth,live and nutral.
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