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    Solar hot water to cylinder hot water

    I appreciate that, however, I am reversing the way that the pressure is put in the ball (the arm in the valve) in the valve. I wondered if that would damage the actuator if there is a lot of pressure on the arm the wrong way. Am I making sense? Thanks again
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    Solar hot water to cylinder hot water

    Thank you. So apart from the fact that the warranty may be invalid, from what you can tell, there will be no major damage done to the valve by reversing the flow. Ie two in and one out as opposed to the other way round (if it makes a difference, the two inlets are pushing at exactly the same...
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    Solar hot water to cylinder hot water

    potable water??? Please read my posts again and if I'm not making sense I apologise . I have two sources of hot water, I want to channel them into the house, I want to put "A" as the primary source and "B" as the secondary to cut in with the valve when the thermostat says it is up to...
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    Solar hot water to cylinder hot water

    Thank you, this seemed to make sense to me. But my question really was if it's possible to use a standard diverter valve as I will be reversing the conventional use of it. Does this make sense to anyone? Thanks for all your input
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    Solar hot water to cylinder hot water

    Hi, have an unvented hot water system (no central heating) and a solar panel on the roof with its own storage cylinder. I want to put the solar water straight into the houses hot water feed on a motorised valve operated from the thermostat in the solar panels cylinders thermostat. Is...
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    I've got to do one tomorrow so I'll try out the planing from outer edges technique. Thanks for the video link. It's just like you said but it helps to actually see it. Thank you
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    You think the setting is too high? You suggesting I pass over more times on a lower setting rather than less set at 1.5mm for example? Surely your not saying alter the setting midway through planing the edge?
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    Thanks very much, I'll give them all a go to see which one I get on best with.
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    How deep for the knife line? 2mm? You think this will help when using electric plane?T
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    I found that with the power plane when I got to the end of the length that the timber split and if I tried to start from each outer edge and meet in the middle that it wasnt meeting flush. The saw I'm using is an irwin 880 Any one recommend another?
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    So what your saying is that a throw away saw is just as good as the old fashion wooden handle saws for this job? Point taken on the circular saw blades! I've started to do a lot of doors. I started out using a jigsaw but I couldn't get a straight, clean line. Then I went onto the throw away...
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    Best saw for cutting hardwood doors

    Hi, can anyone tell me what would be the best saw to use to trim down hardwood doors (and other items) to get the best finish. Ie would it be one of the use and throw type saws or an older fashioned saw that you sharpen the teeth of or an electric type? Basically I want the finest cut without...
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    Radiator pipe extension = cold Rad

    Jst out of interest, whas the maximum distance that you shoud have a rad from the main pipework if using 20mm-15mm or does it all depend on pump, size of house, no. f rads etc? Any rough ideas for a normal 3 bed house with 8 rads and a 20 year old vented system? Thank you
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    Radiator pipe extension = cold Rad

    Thanks for your replies guys, the rad is miraculously red hot now. God knows why? do you thnk it could have been a sticky trv? it is brand new or something in the return pipe from when i extended it. i remember putting some blue roll in the pipe to stop excess water coming out. i cant...
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    Radiator pipe extension = cold Rad

    Thanks for the reply, all 15mm copper Trv & Locksheild fully open, Rad bled I will take the rad off today and see if there is water coming from f & R I didnt think that there would be water from the return too but thinking about it, it makes sense. I thought maybe there was access...
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    Radiator pipe extension = cold Rad

    Hi I extanded the pipes from the main flow and return to my radiator (the pipes that branch off to the rads- lets call them mini F & R for tihs post) by about a meter and added an elbow on both mini f & R and now the mini flow gets hot all the way up to the rad but rad doesnt get hot &...
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    Laminate on 2nd floor concrete floor

    I asked if there was any other reason that you cant lay it and would have thought as you are the "Co-Author of Wooden Floor Instalation Manual" that you would have been able to justify why you say that you shouldnt do it. not just "DONT DO IT!!! IT CRUMBLES!!" - If i went through my life doing...
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    Laminate on 2nd floor concrete floor

    ahoy!! I see! that is a shame cos it would have saved me about £50 Is that the only reason that you cant lay it? Cheers Tris
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    What direction to lay laminate

    it isnt quickstep, its a cheaper version of that that seems to lay well. what do you think the joins will look like in the doors of the rooms that join? do you think that running the floor all the sameway will be a better option? do you mean expansion strips in the corner of the doorways...
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