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    Single Cold Downstairs Radiator

    Your system sounds like mine was in a previous house (Ideal Classic boiler, hot water cylinder in upstairs cupboard, house built in year 2000). Ours also had a small water tank in the loft to supply the heating - is this what you mean by your conventional system? I had some similar sounding...
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    Fiesta Leak

    Check behind the boot side panels to see if there are vents, ie behind the sides of the bumper. I've had failed seals around these vents on a 2006 Focus giving a wet boot. I did this thread about it at the time.
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    Removing very tight stripped screws

    It looks like there's enough of the head protruding on one that vise grips would probably grip it. Or you could try using a hack saw to cut a slot on the head to use a flat screwdriver. Often the metal is too flimsy once you've slotted it tho so tread carefully if you try it.
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    Roof leak

    Normally the flat roof coverings would go up the wall a bit where it joins the main wall. Then there's a groove cut horizontally into the wall along the whole length of the roof (using a stihl saw), and a lead flashing is held into this groove with lead wedges and dressed down to cover/protect...
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    Suggestions For Brighter Reversing Bulbs

    I replaced the standard reversing bulbs on a new shape Ford Puma with led. It made them whiter and nicer looking but not any brighter.
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    Lockshield and TRVs

    Not a plumber but learned a lot on my old system diagnosing similar problems. Close both valves on the faulty rad. Open bleed valve only long enough to let the pressure out. Open one valve and open bleed valve again - if decent water flow comes out it's flowing ok from that valve/end. Do same...
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    Air Source Heat Pumps any good?

    Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I take all your points on board, and agree getting it all for free sounds suspicious. The funding would be from the Scottish Government's ECO4 scheme. "Claim up to £50k in govt funding towards free home energy efficient upgrades". Apparently our...
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    Air Source Heat Pumps any good?

    That’s the type of feedback I’m looking for, positive or negative. It seems they’ve been used in Scandinavian countries for decades tho (unless they’re ground source?).
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    Air Source Heat Pumps any good?

    It looks like we could maybe get it all free. It’s a company that called round recently.
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    Air Source Heat Pumps any good?

    Hi guys, It's been suggested we could be eligible for some energy efficiency improvements, including an air source heat pump heating/water system. We live in an old draughty house and they're suggesting to also internally insulate the solid stone walls, increase the loft insulation and fit solar...
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    The first DNO guy said that they'd recently been told not to fit 100A fuses. I sort-of doubted it based on my sparky's info (and most of yours it seems) and tried persuading him, but he was firm. When the further 2 DNO guys arrived they confirmed it and said if I was fitting a car charger it'd...
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    My sparky also said it would be a 100A fuse they’d fit. Who knows
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    I thought I'd post an update now I've had the work done. The sparky installed a 14 way FuseBox CU with surge protection, 8 compact RCBOs and 6 blanks. He said he's been using FuseBox kit for a while and hasn't had any problems. I also had a new meter installed and the incoming fuse and...
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    The green wire does indeed enter the two. No labels about earthing anywhere.
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    Yes I live in a semi-rural area. Are these pics what you guys need? Cable comes from underneath the floor, not overhead (at the property anyway).
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    Thank you all for your replies, it really is appreciated . It seems the rules say I need all rcbo, but why are there so many dual rcd boards available if they don’t comply with the current regs? Also, I have an earth spike under the floor near the fusebox - is this system ok or does it need...
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    What type of Consumer Unit for a house?

    Hi, I'm having an electrician quote to upgrade my old fusebox to a modern CU. I understand he'll advise/design what's best for my particular situation but I'd like to generally be a bit informed. My questions if I may: Which type of board is generally installed in a house - single rcd, dual...
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    Is there a built in bypass in Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28cdi Compact ErP?

    Thanks for all your help guys, it seems I'd be best with an external bypass fitted. For now I'll probably fit TRVs to all except one rad, and get a bypass fitted when we upgrade/add radiators. Many thanks again :)
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    Is there a built in bypass in Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28cdi Compact ErP?

    Thanks for your reply :) I think my end game is somewhere along the same lines as you. We currently have Hive and I'm considering their smart TRVs so there would be less walking around the house turning this rad off and that one on every morning/evening.
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    Is there a built in bypass in Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28cdi Compact ErP?

    Thanks for your reply mate. I've had a read of the instructions per your recommendation, they state: "The boiler is equipped with an internal by-pass. The internal bypass is not intended to be a substitute for an external system bypass. An external automatic bypass should be used if the system...
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