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    Rcd tripping

    Thanks again for your help
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    Rcd tripping

    Hi, many thanks for your reply and advice. In your first sentence are you saying this is the order they should be switched on or off? However I had gone round and unplugged everything previously but foolishly had assumed nothing was plugged in under a rarely used desk!! It seems the redundant...
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    Rcd tripping

    Hi, thanks for that. Tried it. MCB's off RCD on. Individual MCB's on RCD does not trip until consumer unit isolator switch is flicked then RCD trips
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    Rcd tripping

    My RCD has been tripping intermittently over the past few weeks. Everything seemed normal the tcd would trip and was easily reset. Last night it tripped and won't reset. I have tried disconnecting all appliances but no success. If mains isolator is switched off along with all MCB's the RCD can...
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    Installing Minerva Woksurfaces

    Thanks for your advice. I had contacted Minerva seeking the worktop weight. I was astounded. Almost a tonne as I recall
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    Installing Minerva Woksurfaces

    Thanks, that's what I reckoned. I've got all the gear for 'standard' worktop installation but was surprised when Homebase said that only one of their kitchen fitters was willing to fit Minerva tops.
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    Installing Minerva Woksurfaces

    Hi, I'm currently refitting my kitchen and have ordered Carysil Minerva worksurfaces. There are very informative videos on line produced by Minerva and the process looks pretty standard. However, yesterday, I was advised by a Homebase kitchen planner that Minerva installation is not a DIY...
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    Vertical radiator ID

    Hi, Can anyone help me identify the make and model of this radiator and possible the colour. It was fitted in my kitchen before I moved in and would like to fit another identical rad. Many thanks
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    inserting 5m lengths of hollow soffit board into j trim

    Many thanks for your responses so I'll certainly give the timber wedges etc a try. I should clarify that I am using the hollow soffit board on a ' ceiling' area which is above a large window box that I have clad with shiplap cladding, mounted horizontally, hence the reason for the direction of...
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    inserting 5m lengths of hollow soffit board into j trim

    Hi,:thanks for the reply. I found that out yesterday. I'm looking for an intelligent octopus now!! I think I made the mistake of fixing the J trim too tightly to the batten which.folloeing the line of the rafter meant is wasn't exactly straight over the full length
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    Inserting hollow board soffit into J trim

    Hi, I'm intending covering a ' porch' area of approx 5m x 0.8m with hollow soffit board fixed lengthways to suitably spaced battens on top of the existing cement board. Because of the soffit board length and it's flexibility I would appreciate any hints on how to insert the soffit board ...
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    inserting 5m lengths of hollow soffit board into j trim

    Hi, I'm intending covering a ' porch' area of approx 5m x 0.8m with hollow soffit board fixed lengthways to suitably spaced battens on top of the existing cement board. Because of the soffit board length and it's flexibility I would appreciate any hints on how to insert the soffit board ...
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    Soffit vent strip installation

    Hi, I am intending installing hollow soffit board along with 5m lengths of soffit vent strips. (I would have preferred over fascia vents but that is not possible because of the roof construction) The soffits are about 230mm wide. I would appreciate advice on where the vent strip should be...
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    Connecting plastic downpipe to 3 inch cast

    Many thanks for that info
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    Connecting plastic downpipe to 3 inch cast

    Hi, I'm intending removing all the cast gutters and downpipes with plastic. I have a rainwater downpipe at the bottom of which is a branch taking waste bath water. I originally was looking at just removing the whole unit but would have difficulty accessing the waste pipe from the bath to the...
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    Cistern connection

    Hi, my tenant reported a leak from the cistern ( highlighted). I reckoned all that was needed was a new fibre washer and some pipe tape. I couldn't attend to the job so asked a local plumber to have a look. The attached pictures show his solution and the difficulty he encountered due the the...
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    Hob igniter shock

    Don't think he's doing that, just seems to be when he presses the button, and I'm not sure that it happens every the time
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    Hob igniter shock

    Hi, my partner's son has told me he occasionally gets a shock from the igniter on his gas hob. Apparently, a couple of years back there was a water leak from the flat above onto the hob. Not sure if that has any connection and unfortunately I dont know the make or model. Thanks
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    Consumer unit isolator burnt out

    Many thanks, pretty much what I had reckoned. Neat wiring, eh.
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    Consumer unit isolator burnt out

    Hi, well what did today uncover? Someone at some point appears to have added a second ring main wired in 1.5mm cable and for some reason has lead a spur from one of the sockets into the bathroom ceiling space. This was the wire which had shorted out the sockets mcb. The downlighter wiring is...
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