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    Ferroli HE26C- Connecting external OpenTherm thermostat?

    I'm looking to connect an OpenTherm Honeywell T6R stat to a Ferroli HE26C. I'm aware this hasn't got the best reputation in the world, but it's managed 10 years with nothing more than a couple of O-ring replacements, and still seems quite happy. The manual (...
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    Leak after service

    Had the boiler (Ferroli HE26C) serviced under contract this morning. Engineer had the case off & did some stuff inside, plus topped up the pressure very slightly (IIRC .9bar cold to 1.5bar) I haven't touched the boiler in the last 6 months minimum. Have now discovered a drip coming from the...
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    Toilet inlet leak

    First, apologies for the horrid picture, but I'm sure you've seen these before... I've got a leak coming up through the threads of the white plastic bit, from the nut at the bottom (Fill valve shank??) This has been OK for nearly 8 years, and I think the bathroom is older than that. Not...
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    Fault, state of install and possible CU replacement

    OK, so apologies in advance for what's going to be a long-ish post. FWIW I'm a reasonably competant DIY-er, but I don't have any decent test gear, just a standard meter :) Things started on Thursday afternoon, when the RCD tripped out. After a lot of chasing, it was determined that the...
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    Pipe Lagging...

    OK, so from a search and a chase, this appears to be a somewhat controversial topic :shock: Anyway, I'm looking at lagging various central heating pipes. These are your pretty standard central heating pipes, and mostly drop from the ceiling to feed rads. There's somewhere in the region of...
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    Peeling and associated issues

    I'm trying to fix up my kitchen for repainting, and have run into *another* problem :lol: As you can hopefully see (Not the best of images), I've got a patch of peeling paint around the bottom of this doorframe. I've pulled everything off that will come off easily with fingers/ rolling on...
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    Faulty cable?

    Would like a second opinion please :) Three days ago, I did a small amount of socket moving. Basically: * Blank faceplate, where the original socket position was blocked by the old boiler. * Cables running through chocblocks in this faceplate, and down to a surface mounted backbox. I...
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    Painting behind gas cooker

    OK, so looking for a little advice about what I can & can't do here. I have a pretty old Parkison Cowan Acclaim gas cooker (C. 30 years)- I want to repaint in the kitchen, which will involve doing down the side and behind the cooker. Looking behind the cooker, I have a copper pipe going...
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    Brushed Chrome fittings- Reccomend a brand?

    OK, so I'm looking for some brushed chrome (or steel) sockets and associated fittings. I'm after black inserts with decorative metal-effect switches. The last few sockets I've fitted around the house have been an assortment of brands (MK- Decent, didn't like the small switch, Screwfix Cheap-...
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    Surface mounted cabling, regs please

    OK, so small regulations question please gents. Getting a slightly conflicting answer to this from a search- I want to install another socket in my lounge. The wiring in this house is typical 70s, and the two other sockets in the room are on opposite walls, but I have a socket on the same...
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    Timber delivered...

    OK, so looking to pick a couple of brains please. I need ~20m of 2"x2" tannelised (Or equivilant, some people have 47mmx47mm etc.) at the moment, and there's no real way I can transport something of this size. Trying to chase local timber merchants for delivery etc, and the best figure I...
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    Siemens RDJ10RF- Failed?

    Unit is about 10 months, old, & I've got no lights at all on the reciever. Multimeter tells me there's 240v on the inputs, but as I'm using the volt free contacts I can't tell anything else. (At the mo it thinks there's a connection between the two, but I'm reasonably certain it's reading...
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    No BT Master socket

    OK, so I'd appreciate an opinion from someone else here, just to be on the safe side :) I'm moving to BT from VM (Long story, but totally oversubscribed area, and internet is worse than useless), and I've got no BT master socket whatsoever. To the best of my knowledge, there has been no BT...
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    Cooker battery

    Finally getting round to fixing the spark on my cooker :) It's an ancient Parkinson Cowan Acclaim, and the spark is powered by a battery. Sadly I've got no instructions for it, but I've pulled out the existing battery which appears to be a standard Rayovac D-Cell from under the flap at the...
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    Lead valley replacement

    It never rains, but it pours :? Replaced the boiler this spring, and now I've got a leaking lead valley :( From the inside, you can see the bottom foot or so of board is visibly rotten (~12ft- 13ft length), and there is a small amount of water ingress. Outside, the lead has been gone over...
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    Adding fused 'spur' to radial sockets

    I've got a radial socket circut upstairs. Best I can tell, this goes from the CU to a junction box somewhere under the stairs, and then in a star shape to the 4 sockets connected to this circuit. I've only got one cable from the CU & each socket has a single cable, hence the radial & shape...
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    Eaves gap, or not....

    OK, possibly a slightly stupid question (My speciality!) I'm in the middle of redoing my loft to give me a basic floor and stuff sufficient for model railway use, nothing fancy. I've now been insulating right up to the eaves over the last couple of days, and I've discovered there is *no* air...
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    Best way to deal with multiple issues (Ariston A23MFFI)

    Looking for thoughts or advice on this one please :) I've got an Ariston Eurocombi A23MFFI. Heap of junk basically, and I know it :P It's currently got a small multitude of issues, and is getting worse, although it's always passed the safety/ servicing. The current list of issues: 1. The...
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    2 lights in same junction box

    Very quick one really- I'm currently boarding the loft and sorting things out up there :) I've got a junction box on the current lighting circuit which needs replacing. Can anyone see anything wrong with using a junction box with a larger number of connectors, and simply wiring the new light...
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    Shower problems

    Hiya, I've got an ancient Triton T50 electric shower in the ensuite (Very old design, plastic is even yellowing now) To the best of my knowledge, this has never actually been used while I've been in the house (Hose was missing initially, added a hose but never got round to using this one). Two...
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