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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    many thanks for the info.
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    Many thanks for the very comprehensive info. Mine will only be charged inside the garage and a new smoke alarm fitted also. Thanks again.
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    That’s all great. Many thanks.
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    thanks I will bear that in mind. It’s all because of British Gas fitting an EV charger in my garage. Hopefully they won’t think it’s an issue. many thanks for your help.
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    Thanks, that’s a good idea. Would I just try and follow the pipes to see if the hallway pipe is the same as the kitchen one or is there some way of using a electric meter on the hallway and seeing if it’s shows on the kitchen pipe ?
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    Hi. It’s about 10 feet away. The gas meter is in the hall near the front door. I don’t know if it’s the same pipe as the stop cock. It’s nearer the front door where the water supply probably enters the house, I can’t see it though. I have wood floors everywhere on top of the existing floor...
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    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    Hi I have metal gas and water pipes with an Earth bonding cable going from my consumer unit to my copper gas pipe near the gas meter. The same Earth wire comes off the gas pipe to my copper water pipe. My water stop cock in the kitchen does not have any earth bonding cable. It looks difficult...
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    Rules around burying a cable under an extension?

    I’m doing the same for a car EV charger, bought all my stuff from Connectec for £26 Duct, warning tape etc (tape cost was £1.24) from https://connectec.uk/installation/cabling-accessories/yellow-and-black-underground-cable-or-ducting-hazzard-warning-tape. Good luck.
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    Burying EV cable underground

    I’m making preparations for burying an electric vehicle charger cable to be installed by British Gas. I’m digging the hole 450mm deep and have been told to put 150mm of sand covering the ducting. I’m preparing it as per BG instructions and taking photos. my question is what type of sand to...
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    Burying cable

    I’m making preparations for burying an electric vehicle charger cable to be installed by British Gas. I’m digging the hole 450mm deep and have been told to put 150mm of sand covering the ducting. I’m preparing it as per BG instructions and taking photos. my question is what type of sand to...
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    Solidor composite front door

    Thanks everyone for all the info. I just got the quote from a local company for a Solidor which is going to cost me £3,200 I nearly fell over! I wouldn't mind paying that price if it's a good product with a good warranty included, so it's decided it for me. I'm going to order a door via a...
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    Solidor composite front door

    I tend to judge companies by their reviews as it matters to me if they do not provide a good service with good products. Looking at some of the postings I may look at Door Stop, although I now see their reviews are just as bad, it seems a nightmare trying to find a reliable company.
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    Solidor composite front door

    Hi, I'm looking to have a local company purchase and install a composite front door and they use Solidor and Door-Stop. They recommend Solidor over Door-Stop but the Google reviews look atrocious for Solidor with so many complaints (114 reviews and around sixty of them giving 1 star very bad...
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    Hot water from storage cylinder leeching into radiators ?

    Hi, I think I have the answer from another user so am reassured about replacing the zone valves so I think I am all sorted now: Yeah, it'll be the one going to the heating circuit to blame, those heads come off quite easily, you can check that the valve operates easily enough by taking the head...
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    Hot water from storage cylinder leeching into radiators ?

    Hi, I have one pump by the boiler downstairs and two pumps upstairs due to the water underfloor heating. I have normal radiators throughout the house but just underfloor heating in the lounge downstairs. The house has 4 bedrooms and I have had no work done recently.
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    Hot water from storage cylinder leeching into radiators ?

    Hot water coming out of the hot water storage cylinder into upstairs radiators after heating/HW turns off and running out of hot water in the mornings. I have a Glow Worm 24HX Condensing boiler on the ground floor with a pump in the same cupboard, a hot water storage cylinder in the airing...
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    hot water temperature problem

    Hi, I have tried just the HW on and both CH and HW and it seems to be working fine now. I will change the actuator head as it's probably indicating that it will stop working again soon. Many thanks for your help.
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    hot water temperature problem

    Hi Ianmcd, thanks for the info. With your suggestion: "with it locked in position you need to switch the CH on and turn up the room thermostat and see if the HW pipe now gets hot" Did that operation prove that it was the HW ZA5 valve? I understand I can just snap off the actuator and replace...
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    hot water temperature problem

    Now I've started the CH and HW everything seems fine, the boiler is on and there is HW going through the zone valve to the HW cylinder, not sure if is temporary or may have fixed things. Did the above operation prove or do anything ?
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    hot water temperature problem

    Hi, Thanks I've done as you said, turned CH and HW off then locked the HW ZA5 to the open position, turned up the room thermostat and put the CH on and waited half an hour. All the pipes to the ZA5 valves seem to be cooling down, so no the pipe to the HW cylinder is cooling also. I checked the...
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