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    Toilet with integrated hand wash basin

    I bought one of these from B&Q last year on half price offer of £300, was a 20% off day as well so got it for £240. Works very well, but as someone previously said, the water is perishingly cold!
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    Did Jewson Shaft me?

    Thanx for the replies guys, guess I was asking too much. Annoying thing is I ordered the boards (10 of) for delivery and the guy asked if I needed any fixings etc, so on spur of moment ordered the 2 bags so I had some in if I unexpectedly got some unplanned spare time to get the project going...
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    Did Jewson Shaft me?

    Hi All, Just wandering what the expected minimum shelf life of a powdered product should have remaining when purchased from a merchant. I ask as on December 22nd I ordered some Thermaline plasterboard and Gyprock adhesive (2bags) for a job at home that I would be doing in the new year. As...
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    Barking up the wrong Gravity Coil?!

    Thanx Guys, just out of interest, would the sitting water within the coil and flow and return pipes heat when the cylinder is heated by the immersion? guess the immersion would have to be on for a longer time than the hour a day I was reckoning on. Was just thinking about a towel rail being...
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    Barking up the wrong Gravity Coil?!

    Hi Mysteryman, many thanx for your reply. I think the case of what my old type cylinder is or isnt is now getting in the way of what components I'm now left with after advice from Plumb centre and Gledhill. Like anything to do with old kit, I appreciate the real need to able to see it first...
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    Barking up the wrong Gravity Coil?!

    Thank you all for your replies so far, and apologies for not replying sooner, couldn't find lead for my camera and wanted to post more pics. Nige F, you kindly replied to my last thread about this tank, and to recap, there is no heating from this setup at all, although you did advise on...
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    Barking up the wrong Gravity Coil?!

    Hi All, In a previous post I asked if anyone could help to identify a combination tank that is connected to the solid fuel Rayburn No.2 in a property I just purchased. The consensus was that it was a Direct Fortic, possibly Primatic. There is no F&E tank anywhere so not sure whether it is...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    ooh no, am told it's deep mined welsh stuff. He warned me not to buy cheap import ****e!!! The previous owners nephew used to work for our town based coal merchant years ago. He used to carry hessian bags of coal on his back that were as big as he was almost, doing so well into his 50's. Am...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Hmmm, that's interesting hearing your fuel requirements. I had a 25kg bag of Taybrite left by the previous owner, and once the flue had been cleaned and the Rayburn serviced, the Sweep showed me how to light it and filled the furnace to the level which took approx 1/4 of a bag. It was said...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Wow, was just doing the math on your solid fuel outlay. A ton (1000kg) would be 40x25kg bags at £8 a throw.....£320 a month!!!! Blimey, not for the faint hearted, or the stoney broke!!! That's got to be more than an all electric set up!
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    The Rayburn as it turns out is actually quite rare. It's a 1946 No.2 but the original No.2 with the ovens on the right. They only made a few hundred before changing the design and having the ovens on the left and a joining plate between the ash door and fire box so they had to be opened...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Indeed, has been an end of an era for our street. Everyone for miles around knew 'Aunt Lil'. She was the same for water etc only had a Rayburn which I've just had serviced when the chimneys were swept, the day before she died ironically! Have just priced up the running costs for said...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Have done that!! Got all excited when I found a hole cut in the concrete inside the cupboard, but when I poked my hand down there was only a 10mm-ish hole and a corresponding one in the skirting board in the living room. Think it's where they had run a tv aerial cable in the past. DOH! The...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    LOL! I had considered the 'bung' tactic but didn't know how it would be received. Am more than willing to raise a few boards. Would fifty quid swing it or nearer a oner?
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Many thanx for the reply, someone else burning the midnight oil! The outside of the property is on the main street (see below) so the only options offered were internal termination or a semi flush box, but as there is no cavity in these houses the box was ruled out. I thought the ECV cover...
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    Gas Meter Install - Siting Issues.

    Hi, am hoping that someone can help me with a dilemma! Am just concluding the purchase of a 3 storey Victorian terrace built 1890. It is next door to my parents house and we have known the previous owner more than 40 years, a very house proud lady. There has never been a gas connection to...
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    Hot Water from Rayburn

    Thank you all for your replies. It would seem that my initial thoughts of his being a pipe extension job is far more complicated. I would not be adversed to a pump if it would solve the situation as I really need to free up the space that the airing cupboard is taking in the kitchen. Is the...
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    Hot Water from Rayburn

    Thank you twgas. As far as i can tell there is no F&E located anywhere else. As far as an electric shower is concerned, it was my original plan, but getting a 10mm cable from the front of the house to the rear would be a real nightmare, plus the consumer unit would need replacing sooner rather...
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    Hot Water from Rayburn

    Hi, I'm hoping someone could please help with a few questions I have about the current DHW setup that is in situ in a property I'm in the process of buying. To summarise, there is a Rayburn No.2 (pre 'New Pattern', right hand oven) which is heating water in a hot water cylinder currently...
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    Switched Neutral?

    Not sure about another JB as only 2 floorboards up, but the 2 nearest switches less than a metre away are both wired in a loop config as far as I can tell. No joins made in con block etc and only one cable in the switch. Gonna be one of them mysteries I guess. Am just amazed as to why one of the...
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