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    How long can I leave a CH system empty of water?

    Hello everyone, I have one main question. And I have extra details below if anyone wants more information. Is a drained down, empty CH system more corrosive to the insides of the pipes, rads, boiler, etc, than a system that's full of water? I haven't been able to as yet get a new boiler...
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    What causes condensation IN double glazing that has NO SEALS

    Hello everyone, I would be grateful if anyone would answer the question: what actually causes the condensation inside double glazing where there are no seals present? I have read that it's the seals that go that produces the moisture. However, with my windows there are no seals, the...
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    Parts for a Maxol MicroTurbo 40H Boiler MDF?

    Hello, I recently had a fault with my Maxol MicroTurbo 40H MDF boiler; got a British Gas engineer round to fix it. After fixing he said that this make of boiler was not common any more and that there would only be the bear minimum of parts still available for it. I'd be grateful for...
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    Conservatory Radiator and Pipe Work Issue!

      Hello Everyone, I am now beginning my second winter at my present house, and I would very much appreciate some advice about a radiator - Gas Central Heating - and the attached pipe work that is in the Conservatory. The pipe work in the Conservatory runs along an external wall in white...
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    2 ROTTEN PORCH POSTS/COLUMNS?

    Hi, I have also put this into the Building section of the Forum. I have an issue with the bottom part of 2 rotten porch posts/columns. In the left hand picture the rotten areas of the 2 posts have on them small pieces of red tape identifying the parts to be replaced. The posts/columns are...
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    2 ROTTEN PORCH POSTS/COLUMNS?

    Hi, I'm hoping 2 Porch pictures are present below this message. The below description is written in case the pictures don't appear. I have also put this into the Wood/Woodwork/Carpentry section of the Forum. I have an issue with the bottom part of 2 rotten porch posts/columns. In the...
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    Boiler Every Now and Then Won't Fire Up/Ignite!

    Hi, I have a Maxol Microturbo 40H Boiler. Most of the time what occurs is this: when the boiler starts a 'motor' in the boiler begins to whirl away, then after about 5 - 10 seconds the boiler will 'woof' once or twice and then ignite. An orange 'ignite' light is on to confirm correct...
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    Will Central Heating Pipes Freeze in a Modern House?

    Hello, I have recently moved into a house which was built in 1995. The internal walls are plaster board and they are 5.5 inches thick. I have found this out by taking the BT faceplate off the wall and measured the depth of the hole that's there for the incoming phone cable. After the 5.5 inch...
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    Washing machine full of water but is now stuck with a fault!

    I have been given a second hand Zanussi Aquacycle 1400 FR1450W “914517 242”. (I do not possess a manual). Put clothes in set on Cottons, 40C, 900 spin and half load. The machine filled with water, but that has been it!! Now all I get is the machine bleeping 7 times, then a gap of a couple...
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    Issues with unscrewing 3/4" imperial pipework!

    Hi, I am hoping for some advice from you good fellows! I have tried to add a picture, hopefully it has come out below. It will probably be helpful if I add that I do not have a blow torch! I am wanting to replace my upstairs toilet. Ideally I would like to connect to the right of the...
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    BOILER INCONSTSENTLY TURNING OFF AND ON!

    The boiler I have is a gas fired Stelrad Ideal Classic NF 60. The instruction manual with it is dated 1991. A possible important point to add is that I only use the boiler for the central heating, this means during the summer months I fire up the boiler once a month just to give the system a...
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