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    Chimney breast flue direction

    Cheers. Appreciate the reply.
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    Chimney breast flue direction

    Hi folks, Looking to have a multi fuel stove installed in the New Year but when I look up my chimney breast, I notice that it is not a straight path to the roof but that it zig zags at the beginning. Is this normal? Would I need to have this removed to fit a 5” liner? Any other things I should...
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    Removing paint from exterior brick

    Thank you. Think it might be worth hiring someone who is competent dealing with the chemicals to do it properly. Saw a house locally that was being blasted with a DOFF. Not sure if that’s worth a hire? Cheers
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    Removing paint from exterior brick

    Hi folks, Can anyone give me some advice on how I should go about removing the paint from the bricks on my house's exterior? Theres only 20 or so to do. It's peeling at the edges already. https://imgur.com/a/roYjeIn Cheers Richard
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    Door panel replacement

    Thanks a lot for getting back to me. Yeah it looks like you are right. There is a plastic sleeve on the edge of the door that slides up. I can't slide it all the way up to expose the screw just now as it hits the ceiling. Is there a way for me to measure the thickness of the panel accurately...
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    Door panel replacement

    Hi folks, I’m trying to replace the lower panel in my pvc door for a solid one into which I can place a cat flap. The door has no manufacturer or model sticker and I’m having real issues trying to remove the rubber strips that hold the panel in. Can anyone advise what make and model the door...
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    Fixing a slipped slate

    I live in a bungalow and a roof slate, from near the ridge, has slipped completely off the roof. I called a few roofers, one didn't return my call and the other, understandably, wouldn't just return the slate to its rightful place. They would also have to check the roof for any other issues and...
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    BSP inconsistency

    Hi folks, I’m trying to understand why 2 items advertised as 5/8 bsp are not the same size? So I have a draft beer system at home and bought a beer keg coupler with threads advertised as male 5/8 bsp(p). In order to attach the beer line to the coupler, I bought an adapter which was advertised...
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    Partially blocked garden drain

    Ah. That'll be it then. Cheers
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    Partially blocked garden drain

    I have a drain underneath my patio that rises to the surface at two points. There are two square drain vents covering the 100mm pipe. One of the pipes has a 90 degree elbow at the bottom and connects to the other on its way to the sewer. The pipe with the elbow is about a third full of water...
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Ok, so removed part of the vanity and found another isolating valve. Took it off and inspected it. It looked like it wasn't fully open so reinstalled it fully open. Still the same problem
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Flow rate at the bathroom sink hot tap is 2.5 litres/min. Flow rate at the kitchen sink hot tap is 7.5 litres/min. I don't know if there are any more isolating valves. I guess I'm going to have to rip it all out to investigate as the pipes go down behind the vanity and under the floor
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Yeah, exactly. Must be some restriction in the pipe. Could there have been some water saving restrictor added to this pipe? Can i adjust the minimum flow rate on the boiler? Am i going to have to go under the floor to have a look at the supply pipe to the bathroom sink?
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Sorry to keep this thread going but I've discovered something pretty weird. It turns out that increasing the bore on the pipe hasn't fixed the problem. The tap, when moved to the hot position is still cold. However, if i turn the shower on, the sink tap gets hot. I've no idea what the hell is...
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    The shower is fed by the combi. When we moved in we had pipes installed under the floor for the shower. The pipes used to come through the ceiling but still came from the combi. We live in a bungalow so have no water in the loft. The full bore valve seems to have improved the flow just enough to...
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    The only other hot tap we have is in the kitchen and it is fine.
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Ok, so I removed the pipe coming from the iso valve to the tap and tested the flow. It was still slow. I then replaced the iso valve with a full bore one. Still the flow is the same. I’m guessing I must have a blockage or a kink in the pipe or something else ‍♂️
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Cheers, no it's def a combi. Its an old Worcester Bosch 28CDi. I've done some of this before, I just wanted to check best practice
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Ok, we moved in and the tap didn't work correctly. Hopefully its the valve. It's a combi boiler. Is that a low pressure system? If it was to be the valve, I simply turn off the boiler, to stop the flow of hot water and replace, right?
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    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Cheers If it's an issue with upstream of the valve, i.e in the pipe, is there anything i can do to try and unblock it without ripping the bathroom to bits and replacing it?
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