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    22mm pipe to 3/4 compression fitting

    Hi I need to connect a 22mm pipe into a 3/4 compression 'T'. I haven't disconnected it yet but I am suspicious that the 22mm pipe won't go through the end nut on the compression fitting. Can I use the end nut off a 22mm compression fitting a. Will a 22mm pipe go into the 3/4 fitting and...
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    Cast iron panel radiator output

    I need to replace my central heating system and currently, the radiators are flat panel cast iron radiators, 60 cm high, some three section (120cm), some four section (160cm). I need to decide whether to keep these or replace with steel ones but I need to know what the heat output of the...
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    Connecting bathroom heated towel rail

    I have an electric towel rail in the bathroom (zone 2) but it needs connecting. There is an FCU outside the bathroom ready, directly behind where the towel rail is situated but the flex from the rail needs to run to the FCU. Is it permissable to run flex just through the wall or is a flex...
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    Flat roof dormer

    I am having a dormer window installed and this has a flat roof. The plans specify code 5 lead but I am considering zinc as I have two existing dormers which are covered with zinc and seem perfectly fine. I have checked with the local building control and they are happy with that. The flat...
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    Bathroom extractor fan - is fuse necessary?

    I am having a new bathroom installed and an extractor fan is required. The supply to the bathroom is on the upstairs lighting circuit from an RCD protected 5A MCB in the consumer unit and the fan will be fed from this circuit. There is a 3 pole fan isolator switch outside the bathroom but the...
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    Smoke detectors - notifiable work?

    I need to install two linked mains powered smoke detectors. There are no spare ways in the consumer unit so they will have to be fed from a lighting circuit. The question is - is this notifiable work because it is not a new circuit back to the CU but neither is it an additional lighting point...
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    Painting a previously papered ceiling

    I have had a problem with the paper on the ceiling of a bedroom which after 3 or 4 years has decided to fall off. As fast as I re-stick it, another bit falls down. It doesn't seem to be damp so the only thing I can think of is this - it is actually wallpaper (my daughter chose it, it does...
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    Two lighting circuits at one dual gang light switch

    Is it permitted to have two lighting circuits present at one two gang light switch? One gang is for downstairs hall lights and the other gang is the downstairs swich for the upstairs lights (two way). Because the upstairs and downstairs lights are on different circuits, there are two separate...
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    HW cylinder location

    I am planning to develop the first floor of my chalet bungalow to include a bathroom. I intend to relocate the cw storage cistern into the loft, it is currently in the first floor eaves. The question is that the hw cylinder is currently on the ground floor, will this need to be relocated to a...
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    Hinges for chipboard cupboard

    I am making a floor to ceiling cupboard in my bathroom and am looking for concealed hinges to attach the door. In this case, the hinge will need to attach the door to the front face of the cupboard, not the side like most cabinet concealed hinges, in other words, the front of the cupboard and...
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    Copper pipes with expanding foam filler

    I have installed a towel radiator and the copper CH supply pipes run inside a brick wall. I have chopped out a reasonable amount for the pipes to run but now the wall needs to be made good. I know I can't use cement or plaster round the pipes and it will be tricky wrapping anything round the...
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    Plumbing joints for under the floor

    I am refitting my bathroom (ground floor) which will include a tiled wooden floor - the floorboards are being replaced by ply. I am replacing the old floor mounted towel rail for a new wall mounted one. I will be connecting to the existing central heating pipes under the floor and running the...
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    Replacing doorstep/cill

    I need to replace the door cill of an outside door which is in poor condition. The rest of the frame is fine but as the whole frame was presumably originally installed together as an assembly, can I cut out the cill and replace it? The snag is how to fix it because to screw it down into the...
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