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    Rotten Joist End

    Thanks JobAndKnock!
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    Rotten Joist End

    Thanks foxhole!
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    Rotten Joist End

    Morning All! I had a rotted floorboard or two where a tumble dryer used to reside so I decided to remove it. However, when I removed the floorboards I found that the bottom of the joist had rotted where it met the wall and for about a foot inwards. I have removed the rotted wood and the top...
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    Name The UPVC Sash Window Part!

    Thanks Pinenot! Sorry about the quality of the photo - it was taken on my mobile! Thanks also to Gazman16 because I have repeatedly asked the fitter who made the windows and where he bought them from but he won't tell me! I wondered where I could find the info from!
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    Name The UPVC Sash Window Part!

    Erm, I have taken a photo - it's not up to much though! Can you see it? I have never posted a photo on here before!![/img]
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    Name The UPVC Sash Window Part!

    A few months ago, I realised that my sash windows were rotten beyond repair and decided to have them replaced with UPVC ones. I borrowed some money on my mortgage and got some quotes from several companies. I chose a man who worked for himself and was local. He said the work would take 4...
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    UPVC Sashs - Is this A Decent Price?

    Great! Thanks for your help everyone! I haven't signed anything yet thank God. Luckily I had a bad feeling about the bloke who wanted me to sign straight away so I said I would have to discuss it with my other half first!
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    UPVC Sashs - Is this A Decent Price?

    Thanks Gazman16. I have had 2 more quotes. One was about £5000 and the other was £2000 but only if I signed up immediately or rang him on his mobile before 10pm that night!! The prices seem very varied and I have asked another firm for a quote but haven't received a reply yet. I will...
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    UPVC Sashs - Is this A Decent Price?

    Could anybody out there give me their expert advice on a window quote I have received for some UPVC sash windows? The are VEKA windows, which means nothing to me and they tilt and turn so I can clean them easily. I have a bay windows sized 7ft 4in x 3ft 10in and 2 side windows that are 7ft...
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    Overheating Boiler!

    Well, I had a brilliant weekend! My boiler is all fixed, easy as pie thanks to the advice on here and the help of a £3 foot pump from Tesco (other supermarkets are available)! I was on a roll so I even got round to removing a radiator that wasn't heating up properly and cleaning out all the...
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    Overheating Boiler!

    Haha! Cheeky bugger! I think you're right though! :lol:
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    Overheating Boiler!

    Ahhh, so the temperature and the pressure have nothing to do with each other? God I am really stupid - it's no wonder I get confused.... :? Thanks for your help - I knew somebody would help me work it out!! Fingers crossed for the Euromillions tonight!!
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    Overheating Boiler!

    My central heating isn't broken - or at least I don't think it is but my boiler overheats and the needle goes into the red, so I am thinking there is a problem. The boiler is a Vaillant Turbomax. It has got 2 dials on the front, one with a radiator on it and one with a tap on it. It...
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    I have Tony and I will do but I always think I can fix things myself - until I get fed up and admit defeat!!
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    The saga continues........ I unplugged the pump from the pcb and put in a newly bought fuse but it still blew. I plugged the pump back in and put another fuse in and it blew again. I rang Vaillant (my boiler is a Turbomax not an Ecomax as I said originally - Doh!) who told me that they...
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    Well, I managed to check the impeller and it was surprisingly easy to move about (thanks for the advice about using a screwdriver!). Unfortunately the 2a fuse still blew and then the fuse in the switch for the timer blew too! I think I am going to have to admit defeat - which I hate doing...
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    You were right, it had blown one of the fuses! First of all I changed it, and the boiler started to fire up but then died again. When I looked it had blown the new fuse. I tried the thing with the pump and took the silver screw out but I couldn't turn the middle with a screwdriver because it...
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    Wow thanks everybody! Sorry it's taken so long for me to reply - I've been offline for a while. I have now come to realise that I am going through an "everything breaking at once" phase so I am hoping your advice will work! I will muster up the nerve to have another look at my boiler. I...
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    Vaillant Boiler - expert advice needed!!

    Here's the thing - with the onset of summer, I switched my boiler off to save energy or rather to save money. This weekend I have got visitors so thought I had better not look like such a skinflint and I should let them have hot water!! Anyway, when I switched the boiler on - nothing. No...
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    How do I fill a Vaillant boiler

    Wow thanks everyone! That was much easier than I thought! All those pipes threw me a bit but everything seems OK now. Thanks for all your help! Clare
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