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    Reduce liner size for fire doors?

    No, they just don’t warrant that they meet FD30 standards if you trim too much off.
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    Reduce liner size for fire doors?

    Hi all, We’re doing a project that requires us to replace existing doors with FD30 doors. We have some nice glazed Worcester style doors downstairs but they have been trimmed down to 754mm. Apparently all the off the shelf FD30 equivalents have tiny trim allowances (4mm per door) so a 762mm...
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    Smart Wi-Fi Light Switches that require N

    Hi @MarkMann, The Shelly units can use any physical switch, including existing rocker ones. As the switch is connected to the Shelly unit not the power feed it is separated from what the light actually does, so they can be configured quite extensively so that they either take actions based on...
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    Smart Wi-Fi Light Switches that require N

    You could try Shelly gear for this, which has two relevant products that can be installed without a neutral and connects to your wifi. Simple switch: https://shelly.cloud/products/shelly-1l-single-wire-smart-home-automation-relay/ Dimmer...
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    What size supply do I have to my meter?

    The original house is 1930s, but has been extended a few times. The main is lead coming into the house, which I'd like to get rid of, but not sure what's under the road.
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    What size supply do I have to my meter?

    Okay, genuinely appreciate the feedback. I'm certainly not claiming to know what I'm talking about, but I do know when I get conflicting information that something isn't right. If anything it reassures me that no-one I've spoken to so far is making much sense. To make sure I wasn't being an...
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    What size supply do I have to my meter?

    Sorry, should have been clearer, I was trying to give a bit of context. The supply was measured at 24li/min with nothing else running. I measured it myself from the same outside tap with all the taps inside turned on and had about 4.3 bar with everything running and about 5 with nothing...
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    What size supply do I have to my meter?

    Hi all, I'm in the process of needing to upgrade the hot water system in my house. I have a 15mm feed rising in the house, about 24l/min of flow and about 4.5 bar of pressure with the taps running inside. There's currently a small vented cylinder to feed three bathrooms so there's about 10...
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    Ancient Startrite bandsaw - can it be fixed?

    Thanks so much for the info - looks like it's a classic that may still be worth saving! That bottom wheel does look like it may have had a tyre on it at some point, which would also explain why the tensioner gets to the highest position without really getting the blade under much tension, which...
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    Ancient Startrite bandsaw - can it be fixed?

    Hi all, I moved into a new house earlier this year and the old owner left a couple of his workshop tools behind. I don't think he'd used them for years, but one of the things he left is a Startrite bandsaw. Judging by the plug that's on it, the serial number A344 and the fact that there...
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    Drains blocked under road by previous owner

    I'm sure they would if it were our drains and we were requesting the work, but because the blockage has been pushed down into the part of the drain that's owned by them, once they know it's blocked I believe they can do what they like (even though it's only the drain from our house that's...
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    Drains blocked under road by previous owner

    Thanks for all your feedback, it's been very useful. I spoke to Thames Water on a theoretical basis, and they confirmed that they reserve the right to pursue the current homeowner for a blockage even if it was caused by the previous owner, and that this is decided on a case by case basis. I...
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    Drains blocked under road by previous owner

    big-all: No, the blocked drain goes directly from my house to the main drain, no others join it. Sadly this means it is highly unambiguous as to where the blockage came from.
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    Drains blocked under road by previous owner

    Hey all, Thanks for the replies. Just to clarify on a few points left here: The broken rods and test plug were in the drain already. The previous owner was a bit of a DIY fanatic (and not a very good one) so it may have been him, another drain company or even the water board at the time. The...
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    Drains blocked under road by previous owner

    Hi all, Looking to see if anyone has any advice. I recently bought a new house, and the drains were not clearing so I ordered a CCTV survey. The survey discovered a drain test plug (big metal thing with a rubber gasket on) had been dropped down the drain during some previous building works...
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    Have I got the wrong pump on my shower?

    Okay, I appreciate that, I'm just wondering if there are some steps I can take to determine whether the pump is simply not powerful enough, faulty or maybe even that there is a fault elsewhere. If anyone has the movario head and a 1.5 bar pump I would be interested to know whether they find...
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    Have I got the wrong pump on my shower?

    Hi, I'm been reading these forums for a while and looking for some advice as I have my first proper dilemma as a home owner. I just had a new shower (and heating system) installed, and am disappointed with the power of the new shower, but would like to check my facts before attempting to...
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