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    Shower room Fan Ducting - Change from Soffit to roof tile exhaust?

    Hi. Finally getting around to looking at upgrading the fan over the shower from a basic (25l/s)( in line 4inch duct extractor mounted in the loft space, venting 3.5 meters away venting in the soffit, via flexipipe (uninsulated) with a 225L unit with timed run on & humidstat monitor and &...
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    Identifying and fixing bypass in concealed shower

    Hi. I've got a concealed thermostatic shower unit that has started to suffer from cold water not turning off when it's turned off at the wall. Confirmed its the cold water that is bypassing by turning off the water at the cold water inline isolator and the water stopped leaking from the head...
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    Pir for long corridor between houses

    I'm trying to find thea suitable PIR for a 10m long, open topped orridor where I can really only wire at the end of the corridor due to cosmetic reasons. I've had a good look around, but all the pirs I've seen are for crossing beams and provide a wide angle of view, so not sensitive enough for...
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    Hotpoint sdl510p dishwasher 3h 9h flashing help?

    Hi. I've got an about 4 year old hotpoint sdl510p dishwasher that has given up the ghost. When turned on, it is OK for a few minutes, then do flashes the wash (3h) and end (9h) lights, and a pump continues to run. This error code isn't in the manual, hoping someone might be able to shed some...
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    Walking/Access weight on redland 49 roof?

    Hi. I've got a leaking box gutter between my roof and conservatory that I want to have a good look at. Unfortunately, the only access to the gutter area is either over the conservatory or over the roof, so I need to walk over the roof to take a look. What is the safe walking weight on a...
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    Accessing boxed gutter in conservatory from underneath

    We've recently had a number of what appear to be leaks from a box gutter in our conservatory that I'm trying to solve, So want to understand where it is actually coming from by looking underneath the guttering ( I recently had the gutter cleaned due to it overflowing due to blocked downpipe...
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    Euro cylinder in door with screw in from glazed size

    Hi. I've just gone to replace what I thought was a standard ferloc 528 and eurolock cylinder on a door (should have been a 20 min task) and found that the euro cylinder will not come out of the door. It appears to totter around the retaining machine screw point though, even though that has...
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    YANAT - Wired GSM Alarm system with Wireless capability?

    Sorry for Yet another New Alarm Thread! I'm looking for a wired alarm system to cover a bungalow, attached garage, and 3 distant sheds. I want one, centralised control panel to cover all sensors. Getting wires to the sheds is a long term plan, but not currently possible. Part of the bungalow is...
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    Lack of insulation on a brick course on cavity wall of Cold roof.

    Hi. Sorry if this should be in walls, rather than roofing! Last winter I had a massive condensation problem in the house, which we were sold was caused by the loft insulation touching the felt, and a lack of airflow problem in the roof, so we cleared the edges, and fitted tile vents. However...
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    Condensation in Bungalow Corner - Felt touching Brickwork

    Hi. Following a mould/condensation heavy winter, i've spend the last few months trying to improve the ventilation in the loft through pulling back the loft insulation and installing loft vent trays, and installing tile vents. However, i've not come across a suitable way to address 2 corners...
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    unable to remove handle from upvc espag window - jammed in?

    Hi I've just r realised that a window in my house doesn't have a lockable handle on it so want to replace it. Unfortunately, as much as I can get the two 'standard' restraining screws out, the handle itself can't be pulled free. The mounting block does then spin from freely. Ive tried...
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    best insulation for tight spaces in eaves, need to leave gap

    Hi. Following some work I'm the loft this weekend, id noticed that the eaves were all blocked up, so there was no air flow at all. I've pulled it all back to give 10cm of clearance, but this means I've got approx 4 inches of plasterboard that has no insulation on it at all. Therefore...
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    steps to identify and fix Damp\Condensation and a cold room

    Hi. As the weather has got colder, we've started to suffer some significant condensation issues on the walls of our 1960s cavity walled house that we have moved into this year which appear significantly colder than I would ever expect them to be given that they do have insulation (beads)...
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    Space filler under windows blowing a gale

    Hi, Not sure if here or the window subforum is better, but here goes. I've got a mostly cavity wall house where the area under the 2 windows to the front appear to have been laid to a single brick course, which has been pvc covered to the exterior, and left alone or plywooded on the...
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    upvc window mushroom preventing window opening or closing

    Hi I have 2 top guided window that has a central mushroom that's hitting the frame, one significantly worse than the other. What can I do to stop this happening? Pictures of the the better of the two windows shown, i curently have a sleeping child in the room with the worse window.
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    upvc window seal not filling the gap at corner

    Hi. Just moved into a house with old ish DG windows and I can feel a small breeze coming through the windows and I can hear birds clearly. Pulling the vertically hinged window CV closed stops this. The window mech on this window seems free moving. The seal looks new, so looks like its been...
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    Shed 10cm in front of Flue exhaust - Options?

    Hi. I've just moved into a house where there is a a Baxi boiler ( not a combi) installed into a garage that is directly exhausting onto a shed, and the shed has signs of heat damage on it. My original plan was to move the shed, but that's not as easy as I had hoped as they placed it down on...
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    Pumped shower needs hot tap run (Hot water Tank)

    Morning. I've moved to a new house where to get the shower running i have to turn the tap in the bathroom on enough for the pump to detect the drop in pressure and start up, then i can use the shower happily ( about 3 seconds) Even the cold water doesn't run with much pressure until the...
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    Trying to find a Female Dishwasher Waste Extension Coupler

    Hi. I recently moved house, and disconnected the dishwasher waste pipe at the wrong part of the extension joint, meaning that I have now got 2 male waste unions - one from the dishwasher pipe, one from the undersink trapwork. All i seem to be able to find is the male unions...
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    Cutting a door in 35mm Stud Paritioning

    Hi. My house has a number of partition walls that are made using what i think is 35mm stud's and noggins ( probably in the form of a pre-built partitions) in this 1970's terrace house. I'm looking to cut a door in one of these walls, but don't know what to use as a door liner? Looking at...
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