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    Anyone know about party walls?

    Thanks. That's very helpful. My house was there first so hopefully not an issue.
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    Anyone know about party walls?

    Ha yes there is that. I don't have a great understanding of party walls. Isnt the issue if they object later on or when you come to sell there can be issues?
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    Anyone know about party walls?

    Hello, Hoping someone can help with a party wall question. Essentially is it a party wall if the neighbors building is below where the beam meets the wall. Were looking to remove a fireplace and knock through two rooms and need a beam as shown in red on the picture. Where the beam for the...
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    De-conversion/Amalgamation of Flats to a House

    Hi, Thanks, I was aware of the need for new central heating/gas etc.. It was the planning application that I hadn't given enough thought to and has thrown me a bit. I had numbers for the other bits in the budget but I don't really have any idea about the time frame or costs of the planning...
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    De-conversion/Amalgamation of Flats to a House

    Hello, We're in the process of buying a house that is currently split into three flats, this was done sometime in the 60s. We want to turn it back into a single home and the local planning office have confirmed this will require planning permission. I had a look on the planning portal and it...
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    Hot Water Temperature on Alpha E-Tec 28

    Hello, I have an Alpha E-Tec 28 combi boiler with a Nest thermostat. There was an article in the paper about reducing bills by turning down the central heating hot water temperature and the direct hot water temperature. Is it right that the central heating temperature can be left alone as its...
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    Connecting Nest E to Alpha E-Tec

    ianmcd thanks very much. I'll give it a try.
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    Connecting Nest E to Alpha E-Tec

    Thanks Chris_W. The company are sending an electrician Friday now but I'll try myself as its so straightforward ianmcd why shouldn't I use OT? I don't know much about it but it sounds useful, apparently saves a few pennies on gas and stops the boiler turning on and off so often.
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    Connecting Nest E to Alpha E-Tec

    Hello, I would like to attach a Nest E thermostat to an Alpha E-Tec boiler. Currently doesn't have a thermostat, hadn't arrived when boiler was installed. Advice from the engineer doesn't match with what's on the Nest Heat Link, he may have been talking about an older model. Engineer suggested...
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    Painting Steel Cabinet

    Hi thanks for all the advice. Hoping to get it looking good enough for inside, it will go in the garage if not. Planning on spray painting it. The previous attempt at repainting was brushed on and it looks terrible.
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    Painting Steel Cabinet

    Thanks for that. With rust should I just aim to remove any loose bits before painting then?
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    Painting Steel Cabinet

    Hi, I've been given a steel cabinet and was going to have a go at painting it. Its been repainted once quite badly already by the looks of it, also some surface rust and a few spots of more serious rust. Wanted to ask for advice about preparing and repainting. Started sanding as you can see in...
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    Help New Boiler

    Thanks for your replies. Pleased to have someone say the Alpha is alright. I had a look at their warranty it doesn't look much different to Worcester's so hopefully won't cause huge problems if I have to use it. Razor do you know how much difference it makes to have a more efficient thermostat...
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    Help New Boiler

    Hi, 17 year old boiler is becoming very temperamental. I'd like a new one and opted for one of the online retailers - BOXT/boiler central/heatable as the plumbers I've spoken to locally are busy or not available for weeks. After some sensible advice about a combi boiler for a two bed/one bath/6...
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    Indesit DIS 04 Dishwasher

    Thanks. That's a shame you can't buy it separately. The first picture is the one I took out. I was hoping the second one had the same part in it. The whole dispenser is about £60 so might not be worth it.
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    Indesit DIS 04 Dishwasher

    Hello, The detergent drawer has stopped opening on the dishwasher and rinse aid isn't going in. After some googling I found it might be something called a solenoid that controls the drawer opening. I've taken it out and the circuit tester says it's broken. I wanted to ask about the correct...
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    Relaying Quarry Tiles

    Hello, I'm hoping for advice about relaying some Victorian quarry tiles in my kitchen. I've removed an internal wall and the DPM and concrete the rest of the floor is on doesn't cover that area - see photos. I'd like to patch this area with some of the same tiles. What's the best way the do...
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    Sebo Automatic X4 - Burning Smell

    Hello, My 10 year old Sebo X4 made a few rattling noises and now makes a burning smell when turned on. I took it apart and there was a part that had come off. I've tried to show where it came from in the photos. From googling it its a capcitor and they can be bought on ebay for about £10. I...
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    Space Above Gas Hobs

    Hi, thanks yes I'd misunderstood the regulation. You can have wall units either side of the hob provided they're more than 460mm above the bench top.
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    Space Above Gas Hobs

    Hi, Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I'm having a kitchen put in and I'm confused by the regulations about space above a gas hob. The kitchen designer tells me that there should be 50mm either side of the hob without wall units for fire safety reasons. The hob is 590mm wide, then 50mm either...
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