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    Slightly confused about floor standing bath filler...

    Hi all, I have purchased a cross water Kai floor standing bath filler. A flexi pipe runs through the legs with a 3/4" female at the top and a 1/2" female at the bottom. My question is, if you were to install without the legs, then you would have a 22mm feed to the tap, but if you install using...
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    Paragon Plus problem since power cut.....

    Hi all, I have a Pyronix Paragon Plus alarm which has worked well since it was installed about 17 years ago. Last night we suffered a power cut and when the power came back on the alarm sounded. Entering the normal code had no effect and as it was 3am I switched off the power to the control...
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    Suprima 80 only works with cover open...

    Hi all, I have been looking into why my rads and hot water are warm rather than hot and noticed that the boiler was only lit for a few seconds at most. However, when I opened the cover the boiler stayed lit until it reached temp. Presumably then this is something to do with air flow? The...
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    Integrated appliance door guide? slider?......

    Hi all, I have inherited an integrated freezer but it is missing the plastic parts that connect the appliance door to the cupboard door. Struggling to find any anywhere, partly because I don't know what they called. Does anyone know what the correct name of these parts is, and more...
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    Mixer tap error, is this fix ok?

    Hi all, Ok, hands up I have messed up installing a shower mixer tap. I have replaced a 'telephone' style bath/shower tap with separate taps and a wall mounted shower mixer and naively thought that teeing off the taps wouldn't be much different to how it was with the old mixer tap. So I now...
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    Strange mcb trip scenario..

    Morning all, A colleague of mine has just asked me to consider a problem she is apparently experiencing. I will have a proper look later but for now will give the brief facts as they were given to me in case anyone can suggest the cause. My colleague found this morning that her fridge /...
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    Bath / shower mixer flow probelm..

    Hi all, A friend of mine has a bath / mixer tap, the sort where the shower hose sits on a built in cradle and you switch between bath or shower by moving a lever. Problem is that the hot flow out of the shower head is barely more than a trickle and has apparently got worse over time which. I...
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    Cupboard door out of sheet...

    Hi all, I want to cut an access door out of the middle of a sheet of 12mm mdf. What is the best way of achieving this? Jigsaw would obviously give a narrow cut but not sure I could keep the blade straight enough, would anyone suggest using a router with something like a 2mm cutter? Many...
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    Simple worktop join...

    Hi all, I need to join two worktops with a simple straight joint using bolts routed into slots underneath. My question - is it usual practice to mate the two 'prefinished' ends or the two sawn ends? I'm guessing the prefinished ends would be a better fit but not sure if you end up with a...
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    Tardy Plasterer.....

    Without doubt my plasterer is doing a superb job in terms of flat, blemish free finishes. What he is less good at is turning up and getting on with the job. He came to me through recommendation from people who had small 1 or 2 day jobs where his plastering skills were on show but his poor...
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    Boiler flue position..

    Hi all, Can someone please advise the rules and regs regarding the position of a boiler flue relative to external doors and opening windows. If possible I want to position a boiler in the kitchen but the flue would exit between the back door and the window. Many thanks.
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    Boiler supply

    Hi all, Is it a requirement of any regs for the supply to a central heating boiler to be on a separate circuit? My plumber has suggested a better position for the boiler than originally intended, though the best I could do for a supply would be to include it as part of the kitchen ring.
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    Extending a lead water pipe.....

    Hi all, What is the best way of extending a lead water pipe ? :? The first plumber I spoke to mentioned a 'leadlock' fitting, the second said he would push a copper pipe inside the lead and lead solder the joint. Personally I would prefer the extension piece to be blue plastic but...
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    Fitting a concrete fireback...

    Hi All, The concrete fireback in my renovation project is about 4" proud of the surrounding brickwork. Is there any reason I can't dig it all out and rebuild so the front of the fireback is flush with brickwork? Many thanks.
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    Scantronics 9448

    Hi all, Have any of you kind chaps got a wiring diagram for a Scantronics 9448 alarm panel. My colleague requires one but the manufacturers won't give him a copy because he's not a bona fide alarm installer. Many thanks.
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    Studwork corners...

    Hi all, I have constructed some studwork which includes a 90 deg corner. It has now dawned on me, however, that plasterboarding the internal corner will be a problem since there are no vertical studs to fix to. I have one vertical stud on the corner but have made this flush with the external...
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    Fixing the end of joists to a wall....

    HI all, I want to make a cupboard in the void above the stair well, accessed from from a bedroom. The access side will be studwork, whereas the back of the cupboard will be a brick load bearing wall - the other bedroom. How do I fix the ends of the joists that will form the cupboard floor...
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    New waste connection to an existing soil pipe...

    Hi all, I am converting the old outside toilet into an internal cloakroom. At the moment there is an elbow out the back of the toilet down into the sewer pipe. I now need to route the kitchen waste and cloakroom sink into this pipe. How can I best acheive this? Are such fittings /...
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    Timber for studwork

    Hi all, I ordered some 4" * 2" timber for some studwork. The wood they delivered was planed smooth with round edges - perfectly ok for the job - though I just wondered whether I have ordered the right stuff so I know for next time. The studwork I have seen elsewhere was much rougher with...
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    Which block?

    I want to block up an existing doorway in a load bearing wall. Would I be ok to use thermalite blocks as I have enough of these available without buying something different. What, generally, are the rules on when you would use a concrete block as opposed to a thermalite block? Many thanks.
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