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    Shower waste help

    Hello... When i bought my house 8 months ago i ripped out the original bathroom and fitted a new bath with a power shower (2 bar pumped) which i must say is awesome! However...ive always had issues with my drainage. Basically i replaced all the old waste pipes but did not alter the route...
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    Air conditioning

    Not sure this is the right forum for this topic but here it goes... Has anyone put air conditioning in their house? How complicated is it? How expensive is it? What's the easiest way to install etc? Thanks
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    Crabtree starbreaker rcbo

    Just a quick question, I've just installed a crabtree starbreaker consumer unit and populated it with rcbo's. Anyway outgoing side says load 1 and load 2. Just need to check that the live and neutral from my circuits both terminate in the rcbo? Just the consumer unit shows only the 'live'...
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    Damp

    This afternoon I noticed some mould on the bottom corner of my bedroom in our bungalow. We decorated in November and all Was fine then. It's only around the skirting board going about 6" up in the very corner. Our exterior Walls are double bricked, cavity filled. I'm just not sure what to...
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    Horizontal cracks on internal walls

    I recently bought a bungalow which has a double brick skin for the outside Walls. When we moved in there were cracks about 12" from the ceiling in the lounge, bedroom and kitchen. They were around 1mm in width and went along most of the wall and round into the window. The windows has recently...
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    Honeywell room stat change

    Hello, I've just bought a digital dt90e digital tpi room stat to replace my dial t6360. Looking at the wiring I've noticed that my t6360 is wired via 3 cores using an anticipator to prevent overshoot and undershoot. Because my new dt90e is tpi control, can I simply remove this cable for...
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    Lagging boiler pipework

    Hi, Is it standard to put foam lagging around boiler feed and return pipework if they are routed in the loft? My boiler is in the kitchen and hot water cylinder in a bedroom over the otherside of the bungalow. It's routed via the loft. Just curious as to whether foam lagging is of any help...
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    Fitting immersion heater to hot water tank

    Hi, Just got a few questions about fitting an immersion heater to my hot water tank (as currently its just heated via my boiler). I have a 900 x 600 96 ltr vented indirect cylinder and would like to know the following... 1) what size immersion heater should be fitted? (the physical size...
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    Boiler temperature

    Just a quick one, Is it fair to say that if I had my thermostat on my boiler set fairly low, but had the thermostat on my hot water cylinder set to say 80 degc, the hot water in my cylinder would only reach the temp my boiler is set to? The boiler would cut out on lower temp and never get to...
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    Only half of the radiator is hot

    Hello, I have a newish radiator fitted in my lounge. It's acting strangely. It's a single skin with a honeywell thermostatic valve on the left pipe. Anyway turning my heating on only half of the radiator is getting hot. It's hot from top to bottom, but not the full length. The strange thing...
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    Chasing brick walls for plastic conduit

    Hello, Not sure this is the right forum, but I'm wanting to know some info on channeling into a wall to run conduit... Basically I want to put 2 25mm plastic conduit tubes in a wall so I can run cables from my lounge into the loft. I have already installed the back box. Is it ok to cut a...
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    Chasing conduit into brick wall

    Hello, Not sure this is the right forum, but I'm wanting to know some info on channeling into a wall to run conduit... Basically I want to put 2 20mm plastic conduit tubes in a wall so I can run cables from my lounge into the loft. I have already installed the back box. Is it ok to cut a...
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    Surrey Flange advice

    Hey, After installing a pump to supply my hot water around my house and the shower i ordered a Surrey Flange which ive just read and would like some advice. I bought this... http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/421901 Basically i have a vented gravity fed system, so my hot water feed comes...
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    Hot water cylinder too small?

    Hi, Right I've got a question that I thought was obvious but after doing a search on here and a bit of reading I'm now not too sure. I have a gravity fed system with a 96 ltr indirect hot water tank. When we moved into our house I fitted a bath and pumped shower. Whenever we fill a...
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    Boiler & pipework gurgling

    Hello, Ive recently moved into a new house and have had the whole water system drained down (as ive had to do a few repairs, change radiators...etc). Anyway ive refilled the system and bled where possible...so all radiators, all bleed valves (both in the cupboard next to the hot water...
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    High flow wastes for bath shower

    Hi. Just installed a bath with a shower mixer tap which ive pumped as our hot and cold feeds to the shower originally were poor. Anyway I've installed a standard bath 50mm waste and is plumbed using 40mm tube into the drain. I've noticed that due to the shower flow the drain is struggling...
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    new mixer shower

    hi all, im wanting to replace my mixer shower as my bathroom is getting renovated and am after a mixer shower that has the following... 1) can handle 2 bar pressure from pumped gravity fed system without leaking 2) has to be thermostatic 3) have pipe inlets around 150mm apart what...
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    polyplumb plastic fittings

    Hi, Need to do some modifications to some polyplumb pipework that has been 'bodged' in my bathroom. What i would like to know is once the polyplumb pipework has been modified, would it be ok to concrete in under the floor? Basically i have a hot an cold feed coming into the bathroom in...
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    Plumbing a bath - gravit fed system

    Hi, Just removed a shower tray from my bathroom to fit a bath. Currently the bathroom toilet and sink cold feeds are mains fed. Both hot and cold feeds for the shower are gravity fed via the cold water tank in the loft and the hot water tank. I believe this to be correct. What i want to know...
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    pumped mixer shower advice

    i installed a 2 bar gravity fed pump a couple of nights ago. All is well, the shower now has much better pressure and flow, however i still have 1 issue... When the pump is running the mixer valve on the shower leaks slightly. I stipped it down, cleaned the O rings, re-greased and rebuilt the...
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