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    No pressure - Worcester Bosch combi boiler

    engineer been - it needs a new expansion vessel, which he is coming to fit tomorrow. In the mean time the boiler is limping along so we have some heat thankfully.
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    buying small car - ka or cinquecento?

    I've had both, and the Ka was 100 times better. Try to get a Ka if you possibly can, the Cinquecento was just so small I felt really vulnerable in it and it was mega slow. The Ka on the other hand was fun to drive, pretty nippy and good on the motorway too which a lot of small cars aren't.
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    No pressure - Worcester Bosch combi boiler

    Is this something they will be able to fix asap?
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    No pressure - Worcester Bosch combi boiler

    My combi boiler keeps losing pressure. On sunday it dropped to zero, but prior to that it kept dropping despite topping up to 1 bar with the filling loop, and then when heating was on it went right up to 2.5 or even 3 bar. So on sunday engineer came out and said expansion tank had no air in...
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    Blocking up wall vents in Edwardian house

    We used the open/shut mesh covers but it was still way to drafty and very cold even with them slid closed.
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    Blocking up wall vents in Edwardian house

    Thanks for the replies. There is no gas appliance in the room, it is just a normal bedroom. I didn't mean the vents were to let the smoke out, but that in the old days with no central heating there would have been more moisture in the air as no central heating to drive the moisture out...
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    Blocking up wall vents in Edwardian house

    Thanks for your very detailed and helpful answer. I realise that they were originally put there for a reason - 100 years ago they had no central heating etc. But we live in a different age now and I could do without two gaping holes in the wall. What problems is it likely to cause if we...
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    Blocking up wall vents in Edwardian house

    Hi, I have an Edwardian terraced house, and in the back bedroom there are two cast iron vents at eye level, in the outside wall. We have put plastic covers over them (the ones that slide open/closed), but there is such a draft coming through. Can we block the vents up with some gap filler, or...
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    Indesit washing machine spin problem

    My indesit machine is about 7 years old now, and recently it has developed a spin problem. It spins, but tries to spin faster but then can't so spins slow, then it tries to spin fast again but can't and so it goes on. So it kind of goes fast/slow/fast/slow it sounds like it is knackered...
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    Indesit washing machine on the blink

    Thanks for your replies. No, it doesn't have an economy wash cycle unfortunately. Glad to hear it is fixable, the last thing I need right now is to have to buy a new washing machine!
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    Indesit washing machine on the blink

    My washing machine as of this morning has decided to fill up as usual, twirl the drum a bit, then just sit there doing nothing. When I move the dial manually to the next stage it carries on then. Is it the heating element do you think? As heating the water is what it does after filling up and...
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    Estimated cost to clean out & repair guttering

    I live in a 3 bed mid-terraced Edwardian house and I've just had the guttering front and back replaced - it cost £445.
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    Terracotta tiles

    Thanks for your reply, I've since found out they are 'encaustic' tiles, if that means anything?
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    Terracotta tiles

    Hi, We live in an Edwardian terrace and have the original terracotta tiles on the hall floor. How do we bring them up like new again? What is best to use for cleaning them, and what sort of polish do you recommend? The tiles are in a pattern, with browns, cream and blue, so can't really...
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    underpinned houses

    My house has been underpinned before we bought it. It is an Edwardian terraced house, and the subsidence was caused by a leaking drain. The rear wing of the house was underpinned in 1992. We kept the same insurance policy that the previous owners had, as it can be difficult to get insurance...
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    scary heating noises!

    Thanks for your replies. The boiler is a Worcester Bosch 24LE, and is situated in the kitchen, which is directly under the bathroom. The noise only starts after the heating has been on for a couple of hours, and seems to be coming from the bathroom/above the bathroom. The heating was...
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    scary heating noises!

    Hi, I have a Worcester combi boiler of about 4 years old. Since a radiator was removed from the system (new one now put on), the system has made a really loud sort of pounding noise, it seems to be coming from the loft above the bathroom ,but I don't think we have any pipes in the loft! They...
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