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    Vertical Blind Broken

    Thanks foxhole for the link.
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    Vertical Blind Broken

    I have worked around the problem by using a slim nylon cord to link the the top of the blade which does move along when closing the blind to the top of the adjacent blade which doesn't move. Hence the blade which moves pulls all the none moving blades. I rang the sellers of this particular...
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    Vertical Blind Broken

    There is no sign of a broken cord.
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    Vertical Blind Broken

    I have a vertical blind over one window. It is in two halves but cords at one side operate both halves. It has been working fine for a number of years but now, when I try to draw the blades across to cover the window the first blade on one of the halves moves but it leaves behind all the other...
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    Boilermate 2000 DHW

    I may be mistaken but my understanding is that the hand adjusted mixing valve you refer to is fitted to the modern Gledhill Thermal Store but not to the older Boilermate 2000. This has, I believe, a thermostatic sensor which operates electrically. So, thanks for your responses, but I would...
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    Boilermate 2000 DHW

    My daughter has a Boilermate 2000. She complains that the hot water is far too hot. I would appreciate advice as to what are the most likely causes? She lives some 200 miles from me so it is not often that I make the trip. I do have a saved copy of the Boilermate 2000 Installation & Service...
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    DHW from Boilermate 2000

    Perfectly true about the blending but I am only going from what I am being told by persons who have previously used both electric hot water tanks and combi boilers for their sources of DHW. So they are probably experienced enough to know if the present system, which was already installed when...
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    DHW from Boilermate 2000

    Truth is I don't know, but another daughter and recent visitors were saying the hot water was exceedingly hot. . I hope the repairing plumber will measure the water temperature. From what I have read about the workings of Boilermates, I understand that the store temperature is somewhere around...
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    DHW from Boilermate 2000

    My daughter is complaining that the hot water, which is supplied from a Boilermate 2000, is too hot. Is the problem most likely to be a faulty temperature sensor and, if so, is this component a straightforward job to replace? Might the problem lie elsewhere and, if so, how can the faulty...
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    Loft Hatch Catches

    Thanks John. If I get no further with the twist or spring loaded locks I will probably go for a fanlight catch as you suggest.
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    Loft Hatch Catches

    I am replacing a heavy lift off type loft hatch cover and have made one to be fitted as a drop down cover. I wanted to use a twist type lock but, having made the cover 35mm thick, I now find that twist type locks seem only to be suitable for covers with a maximum thickness of 20mm. The only...
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    Loft hatch catch

    I am making a timber drop-down loft access and am wondering what type of catch to fit. I find that the type of catch that you turn with a pole are very expensive, upwards of £15 with postage, though probably very reliable. Another type one can buy, and they are quite cheap, are those that...
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    Crown Water Softener

    Crown (and Kinetico) water softeners are not electrically operated and do not have a timer as such to regulate the washing of the resin beads. What happens is that when you run softened water, as in my case and for most people, from the cold water storage tank in the loft, the water softener...
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    Crown Water Softener

    I have a Crown water softener in a cupboard under the kitchen sink. It is about 4 years old. Just recently it has started to behave oddly in that, when a smallish quantity of softened water is run, say for example a toilet is flushed, the softener kicks into action as if re-generating. However...
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    Toilet Bowls not emptying

    This is just some information that most plumbers will be aware of but maybe not many DIYers. I live in a bungalow and this morning I found that the bowls of both toilets stayed half full after being flushed. Thinking both toilet waste pipes combined before entering the external manhole and that...
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    Youngman Easiway Loft Ladder

    I have just installed a Youngman's Easiway 3 section loft ladder. However, I have found no way, in normal use, to get the ladder to rest on the loft floor when fully stowed in the loft. When moving the ladder into the loft the gliders, upon which the ladder slides in and out of the loft, hit the...
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    Fixing to plaserboard covered walls

    Thanks footprints for your suggestions which I will endeavour to follow.
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    Fixing to plaserboard covered walls

    I would be grateful for some practical advice on the following DIY job. My daughter's house is about 25 years old. The walls are covered internally with plasterboard and I want to fix curtain rails above french doors. There is,however, a gap of about 20mm between the rear of the...
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    Crown water softener overflow

    Further to my previous messages regarding my overflowing Crown Water Softener I left it by-passed for a couple of weeks over the new year. I then took the bull by the horns and after uncoupling the connecting flexibles I pulled it out from the under sink cupboard and re-connected it when it...
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    Crown water softener overflow

    Thanks JohnD and bathjobby for your comments. The overflow pipe did once terminate outside the house but we had a conservatory added. Hence water dripping onto the conservatory floor. The drain pipe is connected to the kitchen sink trap. If I get the softener working again I will extend the...
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