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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    Thank you all for the replies I suppose I'm more used to my previous Victorian house where the walls might let in all the cold and out all the heat but things like the old cisterns etc just never broke. I almost purchased 3 of the Fluidmaster fill valves @gas112 mentioned above until I saw the...
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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    I can't imagine it being limescale as we've had a water softener from fairly early on and being a new build, we've seen it being built brick by brick so no previous owners. Sure there was some minor use before the softener got installed but I would have thought it would take months of use with...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    I am a little embarrassed replying back to this almost a year on - I can only apologise for the delay and try and use a new born not too long after the last reply on here as an excuse ! If I could ask a few more questions and apologise again for vanishing - it would be much...
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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    Hi all, Just wanted to update - I was advised by a handyman to spray with WD40...and to my surprise it worked. Never once thought it was fix it especially as that part gets wet but for over a month now, no getting stuck. Unsure how long it will last but sometimes the simplest solutions are...
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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    Apologies for the poor quality - I assume this is what you mean in terms of braided @terryplumb how does a brass tail differ?
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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    80% sure its braided - happened to see this when I was changing the seat where the hinge bolts were under but will check tonight for sure
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    This red / black thing keeps getting stuck after a flush

    Hi all We have 3 Ideal Standard toilet/cisterns in the house as part of the new build house several years ago (2015) and over-time, this issue is getting worse to the point its just annoying now. After flushing, every 2-3 flushes will result in this red lever with the black float getting stuck...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Apologies for the late reply - I did not see the question mark reply. So in a bit more detail - the comments regarding water pooling is what he mentioned too (without me mentioning anything) and that it then drips off the sides hitting the bricks. Still not resolved...as expected, that roofer...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    **Update** following a roofer who has just been to check the roof He agrees with all of you - it has got to be the flat raised area where the water pools and that is running down the Parapet wall and down the wall. Solution 1: Expensive. Would be a case of adding a lead surround to block any...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Thanks all - for some reason no notification by email so I missed the last few responses @foxhole You should have seen it when we had that constant rain a few months ago! Whats worse is that single point of exit gets blocked very easily as there is a dip just before the drain and so leaves...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Thanks all for your advice Still not in a position to be able to test - freezing fog yesterday, cold again I think overnight which will no doubt cause some condensation on the roof making it difficult to test. I have noticed a board up of a roofer down the road who also deals with brick...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Thank you @GoodDIYjob Out of interest, do you work with roofing and bookable/hireable ? As for warranty - the excess is £1000 and a lot of the delay initially was due to them as they need 3 quotes. I contacted around 20 roofers via checkatrade and only one person attended and he quoted the...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Thank you all So I think if the general consensus is the roof, I'll get a roofer in I did contact a number of roofers with only one actually turning up quoting the following Supply and install UPVC roof drips to the rear flat roof edge. Materials £240.00/ Labour £225.00 I suppose at this...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Thanks all @jeds I did take a video so I will try and hunt this down. When you say wide steel coping, do you mean they grey bit above the gap pointed out in the image by @pcaouolte ? No idea what is under it but what you see is not steel. Its the same material the rest of the roof is lined...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    There is a single drain on the other end however that will only drain what falls onto the recessed part of the roof. Its a bug bear of mine because it can hold some water but does eventually drain. The ridge however as you can see from this picture does hold water and that usually only goes...
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    What is happening to my wall?

    Hi all, I'm struggling to resolve this issue because I am unsure who to call in the first instance. This is a 7-8 year old house so still has NHCB warranty however with a £1000 excess hence the reason I am trying to get some steer. As you can see by the picture, the right side of the exterior...
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    Vaillant ecotec 837 Plus losing pressure

    I know there were no replies but hate not updating if there is a solution of sorts. I ended up not using our usual local boiler service company on the basis their £114 charge was too much when compared to others at around £80-£90 and in the end, it was actually cheaper to get Vaillant out to do...
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    Vaillant ecotec 837 Plus losing pressure

    Should note, I am planning on getting either the company that usually look after it for servicing or go via Vaillant to service the boiler. I think the purpose of this thread is whether this sounds like a boiler issue or a plumber issue due to a leak in the system as opposed to boiler if that...
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    Vaillant ecotec 837 Plus losing pressure

    Hi all, I suspect the end result here will be...get someone in ! But I would like to maybe use this to check the basics first so a. I'm not missing anything obvious but b. Unfortunately I don't have much luck with any of the trade around us so I prefer being armed with as much information as I...
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    How does Yale Home Omit work?

    Hi all, I've had a Yale EF-Kit2 installed for well over a year and it's worked well however about a month ago, I found a silly offer on more PIR's - 6 to be exact for less than £30 for all 6 so I snapped them all up and finally got round to installing them yesterday along with an additional...
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