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    Does this water shock arrestor install look right?

    Hello My neighbour has plumber in today to fix water hammer and sent me a picture showing results. Plumber fitted a water shock arrestor to main supply, but it looks as if it's just been clamped on instead of actually integrated with the pipe... Does this look right? From installations...
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    Correct immersion heater size for 1050x450 cylinder?

    Hello I've had a new hot water cylinder installed along with new immersion heater. Not sure what size the immersion heater is, but I suspect it's far too small (perhaps 11") because regardless how long it's operating for, I only get quarter bath full of hot water before runs cold. What's the...
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    Council contractor wants to replace conventional boiler with combi

    Hello I live in a 3 bed/1 bathroom mansionette and I've always had a conventional boiler, so when the boiler is working ok it's something I'm happy with and I don't give it a second thought. After on going issues with my current boiler (Baxi Solo 3 PFL 50), the time has come for a replacement...
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    Does expansion vessel need mounting or can pipes support it?

    Hello I've had a new 8L expansion vessel fitted but noticed that the new one hasn't been attached to the wall, as was the case with the old one. The bracket is there, but it's just not attached to the wall. As a result it's being supported by two pipes above vessel, and boiler case below which...
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    Leaking window - what is this part called please?

    Hello I have a leaking UPVC double glazed bathroom window. The gasket has been changed on frame plus window, and all adjustments made so it's closing as tight as possible at present, but not tight enough. It originally had a flipper gasket, but this was changed for bubble, so wondering if...
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    Thief stole roof flashing-repairs next week but rain due w/e

    Hello On Monday after catching idiot on my flat roof (three level block) at 9:30pm with him telling me 'I was looking for my ball mate', I was left puzzled as to what the hell he was doing up there (I didn't even know what 'flashing was at that point). This 'master criminal' returned at...
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    Kitchen downlights have no earth - double insulated or not?

    Hello all Council is here for the last day of full re-wire but there is one small problem with my kitchen eyeball downlights. There are five downlights (roughly 20 years old) in the kitchen which I'm told are not earthed and therefore will have to be disconnected, pendant or strip light...
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    Product to protect workbench chipboard top please?

    Hello I purchased a workbench recently that resides in my home office, but it's already pretty marked (pen, grease etc) up so would like to protect it in some way so as I can wipe away marks, spills etc. I'll like it keep the nature look so paint not required but as a total DIY noob, not...
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    Green goo plug sockets - re-wiring property questions.

    Hello I've had green goo oozing from various plug sockets around my 3 bed room maisonette (built late 60's) for quite a while now and its recently got increasingly worst. It looks like the whole place will need rewiring but I'm wondering how long that would take and how does it work...
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    1.5 Bar QUIET negative shower pump recommendations please.

    Hello Due to the size of my storage tank I've been advised the most I can have is up to 1.5 bar. I've been searching online for Stuart Turner 1.5 but found that they only come in either 1.0 or 2.0 bar, plus are also very expensive and heard they are quite noisy. I'm quite keen on the...
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    Mixer Shower - Which make/model/shop do you recommend?

    Hello I will soon be purchasing a mixer shower (along with a negative head pump) so interested to hear what makes/model you would recommend please? Interested in showers with independent spray force and temperature selections controls and would prefer consealed design but happy to consider...
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    Which type of shower can I have? Identifing system - help!

    Hello I would like to have a power shower installed but as I understand it only certain showers work with certain water systems so my first port of call is to identify what system I have. Downstairs I have a combi boiler and upstairs in the airing cupboard I have a green what I believe to...
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    Removing Artex - Job I can DIY or one for the Pros?

    Hello Ok, my house is covered in artex (many designs), which is not something I really gave much thought until an ex-girlfriend one day asked why I had a shinny rainbow ceiling! Its currently in my living room, kitchen, hall ways, stairwell and a bedroom. The rest of the house I have...
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