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    Constant Toilet Leak

    Hey TT & Squeaky ! As not an expert, when I did lift the top lid I did check to see whether water from tank was going into long pipe but no overflow. I have taken some piccies if you wouldn't mind taking a look please Thanks Red
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    Constant Toilet Leak

    Hi All, I have very little plumbing knowledge so would like to apologise in advance for my ignorance !! Our main bathroom toilet has a constant flow (albeit little) of water from the tank at the top to the pan. It flows through the general channel i.e. under the upper rim where there are...
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    Toilet blocked with kitchen tissue's

    Ok, I dissolved some soda crystals in tap hot water and put into toilet and then flushed with hot water too, but still filling up to the top before slowly decreasing water level.................. Are there any chemical agents/liquid unblockers that are known to break down kitchen tissue that...
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    Toilet blocked with kitchen tissue's

    Thanks both for your prompt responses, and I fully expected the mockery too !! Yep tried wires, plunger, gloves etc etc. Funny thing is that the first available manhole is at the front of the house and the external pipe for this toilet is at the back. But as other toilets and drains are fine...
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    Toilet blocked with kitchen tissue's

    Hi all, Our downstairs WC is blocked with kitchen tissue. I know this as (a) we only use the downstairs toilet for number ones and (b) I am the culprit who threw the kitchen tissues (brand = Plenty) into the toilet, silly me ! It has been blocked since Saturday. Upon flushing (using either...
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    Kitchen Drawer Runner Replacement for Soft Close

    Thanks all, now that I have guidance I will go away and investigate the specifics. Thanks again Red
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    Kitchen Drawer Runner Replacement for Soft Close

    Oh cr*p, I was hoping that this wasn't the case. Ok, so once I have found the correct item to provide soft-close, generally speaking would there be much adaptation involved i.e. simple replace or a replace involving my toolkit? (Sorry for being so basic and a complete novice) !! Red
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    Kitchen Drawer Runner Replacement for Soft Close

    Hi All, My mother-in-law would like to have a soft close on her kitchen drawers. I have already fitted dampers for her kitchen cabinets but am not sure what to look for, nor where to start with regards to the drawer runners. She currently has the standard runners (house was built circa 2005...
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Yes BaS, you clever-cloggs. Thanks again Red
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Hi All, I managed to sort his over the weekend. Unfortunately the bulb had go stuck in the fitting so I had to remove the whole fitting via the loft and gently tap the bulb out from behind using a hammer. The bulbs are indeed GU10's but also require a short turn to remove. Thanks very...
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Thanks guys, as an Accountant with basic DIY skills I really appreciate all your professional responses :oops: Red
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Thanks BaS, I'll give it a go on the weekend and let you know of results Red
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Hey Phats, Just gave it a go by removing clip and using the thinest tool from a Precision Screwdriver set, but there is absolutely no room between the recess fitting and the side of the bulb. However, I have just done an image search of the two bulbs which you think they might be and now...
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Hi Pal, Yes, there is a ring which pops out but the bulb remains tightly in place. Not sure if the bulb is bayonet or screw so am a little reluctant to add a lot of pressure when trying to remove it in case it cracks.... Red
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Thanks in advance Red
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    Downlight bulb replacement

    Hi All, I require help/advice on how to replace spot/downlights in our landing. We have just moved in to a new house, which was built in 2006 and the light fittings are flush within the ceiling, but the actual bulbs are not (i.e. further lower than fitting). The bulbs themselves are in a very...
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    Sludge in Central Heating System

    All, Many thanks for you comments so far. Happyplumber - The make of my current boiler is Ideal, but I couldn't tell you the model just yet (I'm at work), and it was installed when the house was built in 2000. Alfredo - The pump is on speedy 2 (of 3). This has also been replaced by a...
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    Sludge in Central Heating System

    The system has been flushed with chemicals, 3 times in 2 years. Each system flush (with valves open and also shut) were 2 hours a piece. After that the rads have been taken off and flushed through individually. Twice the chemicals have gone into rads, and on one occassion into the tank in the...
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    Sludge in Central Heating System

    Bump Anyone please, before I potentially waste more cash (which is very tight at the moment)? Thanks again in advance Red
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    Sludge in Central Heating System

    Thanks for your replies so far: sam - All rads are off at the moment, but they have been high during the winter (though this had no effect as rads remained fairly cold anyway) mystery - Its not a red rust colour, but a brown/black colour with lumps of sludge pablo - They are those grey...
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