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    Double Glazing - Glass replacement/Sealed unit?

    I took a punt on the local glazier, who came around measured the window and gave me a quote. He came back a day later and installed the new unit - took him less than 15 minutes - a real professional! I have to admit I was quite impressed at the service - no cock-ups and the price was £155. I...
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    Double Glazing - Glass replacement/Sealed unit?

    Thanks for your replies. Thanks - that sounds reasonable enough. The crack is from the inside and the flat is on the 3rd floor - I would assume that the unit can be changed from the inside. I remember when the windows were installed 6yrs approx. ago they put the frame in by deploying a...
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    Double Glazing - Glass replacement/Sealed unit?

    One of the double glazed windows in my flat, has 'popped'...I was away during summer for couple of weeks, when I returned one of the windows had a massive cracks from the inside; which really confused me as at first I thought someone had broken in! However, having gathered my senses and...
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    How do I fix a wood plasterboard/chipboard ceiling?

    ;---)) yep got it in one! I will report back when I have completed the job, at present resealing the bathroom, to find out where the f'ing leak is coming from!
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    How do I fix a wood plasterboard/chipboard ceiling?

    masona, I really do appreciate your help. I will pursue your advice and will make the hole bigger and also taking out some of the weaker parts on the plasterboard in the process. I can feel the surrounding area is still quite damp, as the water probably collected in the part which gave...
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    How do I fix a wood plasterboard/chipboard ceiling?

    masona, Thanks - from your description it is definitely plasterboard! John
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    How do I fix a wood plasterboard/chipboard ceiling?

    Please accept my apologies for not giving an accurate description. I have a wooden ceiling - I don't know if it is plasterboard or chipboard or something else. Anyways, the ceiling is in the lounge and had a blister and felt damp to the touch, just where the taps for the bathtub are located...
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    Hot Water Cylinder - Overflow?

    If I read you correctly - If I get a titanium sheathed element which would last considerably longer (4-5yrs?) Presumably, lifetime of the thermostat should be same?
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    Hot Water Cylinder - Overflow?

    Thank you, Thank you! At present, I could not possibly handle changing the element as the nut on top of the cylinder is a b*stard to open. Out of curiosity - Are these cylinders pressurised? I ask because this is the second time in 4yrs that something has gone wrong with the...
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    Hot Water Cylinder - Overflow?

    Gasguru - Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to just change the thermostat or do I have to replace the entire heating element? The marking on it says 'PULLIN' and I bought it from B&Q. Thanks
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    Hot Water Cylinder - Overflow?

    Recently, the Hot Water Cylinder has been overflowing into the Cold Water Storage tank via a return pipe - which does not stop until I turn the power off to the cylinder. I changed the heating element nearly 2yrs ago, when the old one died. It has a built in thermostat, and slots in from the...
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