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    Unvented direct cylinder

    Hi I have recently had an unvented direct cylinder fitted by a g3 qualified person - however there seems to be an issue that is hard to get to the bottom of. when the lower immersion is on for about 1 hour - the discharge pipe starts to drip cold/cool water. the installer identified this as...
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    Mixer tap flexi tails question

    Hello Apologies if this question is very basic - however i have a very limited plumbing background. I have a plumber I will use but would like to get a level of knowledge myself I have purchased a gustavsberg nautic mixer tap and have a question regarding the flexi tails that come with it...
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    PVC window not closing properly

    Hello One of the 600x1000mm windows in my new property isn't closing properly. The handle fully closes/ locks on the inside, however the window has to the be pushed from the outside to close fully into the frame? Maybe has to be pushed quarter of an inch. Does anyone know if this is...
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    How to stop draught at door seal........

    Hi, I have noticed recently that the rear UPVC door into my kitchen it letting in draughts. On closer inspection, when the door is closed and locked, there is a section of the seal that you can see isnt closed completely. I am thinking of trying to tighted the door in the frame so to...
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    Timber supports for bath

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experience of installing timbers under a bath to stop creaking? My bath 'creaks' when you stand in it to shower, I was thinking maybe the most effective way to help this would be to have timber supports under the bath ontop of the chipboard flooring and...
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    Internal door handle problem

    Hi, A door handle at home has become problematic and I hope someone can help me with a solution. When the handle is fully in the downwards position, the part of the door that sits in the keeper when closed, does not retract fully, and therefore the door does not open properly. Is there...
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    TV Aerial problems

    Hi, I have an issue with my tv aerial i hope someone can help me with. The property we have moved into has an aerial on the roof which is cabled down to a splitter box (supposedly under the floor somewhere - I have no idea why) The property is a bungalow. For some reason all the tv...
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    PVC Windows creaking/cracking noise

    Hi, Is it common for PVC windows to make a quite loud creaking/cracking noise when they have been exposed to direct warm sunlight? I am sure that it is either the PVC windows or eaves that are making this noise, usually early morning and later at night. Could this be due to expansion /...
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    Window drip capping

    Hi, I have a timber bearer (38x18mm) approx, which runs along the head of the window/side door on the gable wall of my property. There is dry dash render beneath the timber bearer and timber cladding above it. I am wondering does anyone know of a product that I could use to cover the timber...
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    Central heating pipes 'banging/knocking'

    Hi, I have recently moved into a property and the central heating was working fine (quietly), then suddenly a couple of days ago, when I put it on, and when it goes off, there are banging/knocking noises coming from I think the hall/spare bedroom (hard to tell exactly) Its an Alpha combi...
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    Mains water / combi boiler

    Hi, my question follows on from another thread, but I have a question relating to this section: If a new combi boiler / radiator system is installed, would the installer have to switch off the mains water at the internal stop cock in order to install the system?
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    Removing a single tile from a tiled wall

    Hi, I have recently purchased a property which I believe the previous owner has believe it or not tiled over the mains internal stop cock. I am basing this thought on the fact that we cannot see a stop cock anywhere, and when asked neighbours either side of our property and across the...
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    hotpoint aquarius 454 1400 spin prewash light

    Hi, My hotpoint aquarius 454 1400 spin washing machine just in the middle of a wash started spewing a vast amount of water out from the detergent drawer, and the pre wash light keeps continually flashing. I put the machine off and then back on, and tried a quick wash, the machine just...
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    Electric Redring Shower not working

    Hi, I have just purchased a new house but unfortunately the electric shower has stopped working. I have used this once since we moved in and it seemed to be fine. Now the switch in the cupboard opposite the bathroom, when turned on, does not light up and therefore no power to the shower...
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    Storage heaters v Gas central heating

    Hi, I am looking at a property at the moment which has storage heaters (on Economy 7) in lounge and hall and convector heaters in bedrooms and bathroom. I have been told that this kind of heating is very expensive and inconvenient with regards to timing of the release of heat if you are...
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    Tiled roof eaves question.........

    Hi all, I am currently looking at a property with a view to purchase, however I have notice something I would be interested to hear other peoples opinions on. When viewing the house, on the first floor front external wall, there was about a 2 inch wide dark strip where the wall meets the...
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