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  1. Bloggsyboy

    Drained battery after power cut - can't now stop alarm sound

    No other option in the circumstances without knowledge of how to stop the alarm mate so "making things worse" is not correct - the alarm is now off - job done. There was no power on so the fuse will not have blown. The only damage is carefully cut wires that need reconnecting once I have the...
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    Drained battery after power cut - can't now stop alarm sound

    The power was off on the alarm circuit for over 24hrs - then the alarm went off. I typed in the code several times but it would not stop and went on for over an hour (I thought it would stop after 20 mins). So I opened the indoor keypad box and removed the battery. The outside alarm stayed...
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    Gas regulations regarding hob to kitchen wall unit spacing

    Thanks for all the useful replies on this one :) :)
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    Gas regulations regarding hob to kitchen wall unit spacing

    Next question: if the cooker hood instructions say it can be installed 650mm above a gas hob, would a gas hob installer be correct to refuse to fit the hob saying that the hood should be installed at 760mm?
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    Gas regulations regarding hob to kitchen wall unit spacing

    Just drew this up to show what seems to be perfectly OK after all. Hob aligns with hood which is 760mm above hob. Wall units are 460mm off the worktop but in line with the hob. I would only need to space items 50mm sideways away from the hob if they are less than 460mm above the hob.
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    Gas regulations regarding hob to kitchen wall unit spacing

    So according to this bulletin the 50mm either side of the hob does not apply to wall units above 460mm but rather it applies to cabinetry alongside the hob. You need to have anything directly above the gas hob at least 760mm off the worktop but wall units inline with the edge of the hob but...
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    Gas regulations regarding hob to kitchen wall unit spacing

    If asked to replace kitchen wall units over a hob, I am told that you need to observe new regulations regarding gas installations. (Does anyone know what year these came into effect?) These seem to be that the hood should be 760mm above a gas hob and there should not be combustable materials...
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    Second hand heat exchanger - is it worth trying?

    9 yrs ago there were two adults and two children here but the children grew up so we now have 4 adults. The problem has been everyone wanting a shower at the same time.
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    Second hand heat exchanger - is it worth trying?

    We did have a conventional boiler when we moved in here but when it broke a friend of the family fitted us a combi as he said it would save us money (the cold tank in the loft was removed). However we have a 4 bed semi with four adults and the combi caused us problems with the shower but we...
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    Second hand heat exchanger - is it worth trying?

    I am assuming the heat exchanger itself leaked, my wife said the engineer said it was "broken". Where can we buy a replacement then and are there different types to get mixed up?
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    Second hand heat exchanger - is it worth trying?

    British Gas say we need a whole new boiler as you can't buy a heat exchanger for a Potterton Combi 80 any more. They said there are none in the country. However I have found second hand ones and whole second hand boilers for sale. Is it worth getting a plumber to fit a second hand one? We...
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    Dips and cracks in asphalt roof

    Been putting this off and putting this off but one day I need to fix our flat roof. Water comes in through the cracks but I just fill them with black bitumen from a DIY shop and they stop. I'd like to get it redone - it's approx 20yrs old but money will not allow this at present. Questions: 1...
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    Potterton combi 80 boiler hot water flow

    Thanks for the advice. I'll do just that. :)
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    Potterton combi 80 boiler hot water flow

    Hi, thanks for the advice, yep the new tap hoses are smaller. We have a British Gas service contract, they may come and adjust this thing for us as I'm afraid of messing things up, we could get then to check the diaphram too (whatever that is). :D By the way, where is the bhw diverter and what...
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    Solid wood worktops - advice on cutting please

    Hi, you need someone with a large router and a long straight router cutter with a following bearing which would run around a jig. They will probably make a jig from MDF if they don't already have one. This may help you to describe the job to someone but you are too far away from me to get me to...
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    Potterton combi 80 boiler hot water flow

    Hi again, (long time away), I recently fitted a new monobloc kitchen tap. I have found that when you fully turn on the monobloc hot tap the boiler does not register that it needs to turn on. If you then go and turn the utility room hot tap on and off again with the kitchen one still on, this...
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    Combination storage boiler - good idea?

    Are we being asked these days to have combi boilers to reduce emissions and is this leading to large houses having inappropriate boilers for their needs? I may be way off the mark here but thought I'd ask. Or is it condensing boilers they are pushing for everyone to have? Are all condensing...
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    Combination storage boiler - good idea?

    Thanks for all the comments. I shall look into these things and get quotes.
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    Combination storage boiler - good idea?

    Thanks Corgigrouch, are we saying that instead of digging up the drive and running a new water supply, we can adda supply tank to our combi?
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