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    NU Heat LoPro Max UFH

    Hi Been considering options for a new heating system in a bungalow renovation project. Bungalow has approx 10 rooms (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining, utility room & entrance hall with long corridor down middle with all the rooms coming off the corridor. Total floor size is...
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    Splitting supply to 2 underfloor heat zones

    We're in a remote location, so no mains gas. It's a big house, but outside space is a premium so don't want oil or LPG tanks. We've only just moved in but I've seen previous readings of what the solar generated and it's quite good, and as I said it's a well insulated property (400mm rockwool in...
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    Splitting supply to 2 underfloor heat zones

    On economy 7 around 15p night, 30p day. The place is all electric and we prefer to keep it that way (has oil fired boiler which has died), so electric heating is only option, having rads with electric combi would be same running cost surely? Place is very well insulated though, so although it'll...
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    Splitting supply to 2 underfloor heat zones

    Why wouldn't it be a good idea?
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    Splitting supply to 2 underfloor heat zones

    Thanks for the answer, so as long as I'm under 13a for each one then that's a yes, as long as it's via an FCU? Sorry, I forgot to mention, I'll be doing the work but an electrician will check and make final connections before signing off, I was led to believe that's allowed? I'll run all this...
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    Splitting supply to 2 underfloor heat zones

    Hi, Installing some electric underfloor heating in 2 rooms, both will total approx 3kw each (20m² with 150w/m² mats), each on a 16a thermostat with 2.5mm² running to CU on 16a breaker each. However as there is limited space available in CU can they be connected to a single 32a breaker, then...
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    Best option for hot water supply

    Electric is pretty much only option, yes, we're in a rural area, no mains gas etc. Don't really want oil or LPG so prefer to stick with electric only. We have sola panels on the roof currently not doing much, so was looking at the solar ready 300l Megaflo...
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    Best option for hot water supply

    Hi, What's currently the best option to supply a bungalow (2 bed, 1 bathroom with shower) with hot water? The place has electric underfloor heating and some panel rads for heating so only need a hot water supply. Ideally on demand and something strong enough to run a decent thermostatic...
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    Is granite dust ok for potholes?

    I read it sets rock hard when dampened and run over with whacker plate. I'll add a little cement in to for good measure and some waterproof to help orivest frost getting in. I tried type 2, but the bag was more like type 1... had stones 40-50mm in size which were too big. This is a farmer's...
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    What's this and how does it work?

    We will look at alternatives yes. Another alternative is unvented hot water cylinder, isn't it? It doesn't solve the cost of electricity problem but as I say happy to suck that up for convenience, will be on economy 7 too. There's 6 solar panels installed already, but fitted wrong place...
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    What's this and how does it work?

    We only need the boiler for hot water for kitchen tap and bathroom taps & shower. Heating will be underfloor heating throughout (ideally). House is fairly well insulated, 350mm in loft, 50mm kingspan in walls (not done yet, may go 100mm).
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    What's this and how does it work?

    Our only option is oil or electric, don't want hassle of oil tank & deliveries so will put up with electric prices.
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    What's this and how does it work?

    Thanks for replies. No, nothing is lagged here at all. I've just moved into the place, a large bungalow. Furthest bathroom is approx 16m away. Kitchen is 5m. Hot water for taps is through this cylinder, both showers are electric and heating is oil boiler. It'll all be coming out within the...
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    What's this and how does it work?

    Hi Just moving into a property with a hit water cylinder/immersion heater and it has this fitted, can I ask what it does please? There's a timer unit wired into it too. Cheers,
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    Best timber for DIY hinged garage doors

    Hi, Going to be making some hinged doors for a double garage. Looked at buying off the shelf but was getting quotes for £900+ just to supply. What would be best timber to use, I was thinking 18mm exterior grade ply and decking timber for frame, thoroughly treated with wood preserver before hanging.
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    Mixing cement with type 1

    Will type 2 go hard enough without cement added then?
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    Mixing cement with type 1

    Cheers. Don't need it to be super hard, just to withstand occasional vehicle traffic without breaking up any time soon.
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    Mixing cement with type 1

    Evening, Got a load of pothole repairs to do along a track, was going to fill slightly proud with type 1 then whack down with a plate. If I wet it first (just slightly, not soak it) will it compact and go hard like concrete, or should I mix a little cement in first? Was thinking of doing a 1 to...
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    Quick question on pressure valves

    Thanks, yes it's JG pipe.. I'll check with local BSS inspector first, but pretty confident plastic is ok.
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    Quick question on pressure valves

    Thanks for reply Madrab. It's a private recreational boat (cabin cruiser), not residential in any way, so I believe it's only governed by Boat Safety Scheme, rather than building regs (but obviously want it done safely regardless). I don't think plastic pipe & fittings are an issue. I've hired...
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