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    Connecting to mains electricity costs

    I've driven around the area to have a look at the poles and cables. Mostly there's a pole every 40m or so along the roads here, each pole serves 1 or 2 houses each, criss-crossing the road whenever it's needed. Sometimes the poles carry the broadband cable too. I'm guessing that if SSE are going...
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    Connecting to mains electricity costs

    Sorry, did I write blackmail? I meant to write bargain not blackmail.....
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    Connecting to mains electricity costs

    This is a long shot but during my research I read about someone who had Power company hardware on land they owned and had never thought about wayleaves. During negotiations over their excessive quote they told the company that if they didn't reduce the quote considerably then they wanted the...
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    Connecting to mains electricity costs

    Hi there. I'm in the final stages of purchasing a building plot. I've sent off the online application to get my estimate from SSE regarding the cost of connection to the electricity grid and it can take 2 weeks. I can't wait that long thinking about the potentially horrific cost. Could anyone...
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    Tilt and turn mechanism failure.

    Hi there, after some rough treatment the tilt and turn mechanism on a kitchen window has buckled and now can only be tilted and then it has to be slammed shut. I've tried to bend it back with no luck and had a wee look online but can't find a similar type of mechanism. Any suggestions or...
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    Too much hot water

    @Madrab. Thanks for taking the time to give advice. I've decided to have the back boiler removed altogether. I imagine that to completely update the system and add a radiator or two would be pricey. I'll maybe start another thread for that. Over the 10yrs or so I've been bothered by the excess...
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    Too much hot water

    @oldbutnotdead. You're probably spot on. The guy was well liked in the area but I reckon this was probably because he was prepared to do the jobs quickly for cash and keep building standards out of it rather than the quality of his work.
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    Too much hot water

    @JohnD. Thanks, I do recognise all those warning signs. I am going to disconnect and remove the retrofitted back boiler. It looks like whoever installed the original electric immersion system did so properly, the cold tank is on a suitable base and it and the cylinder are above a hallway...
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    Too much hot water

    @Madrab. Thanks again. It seems that the guy who installed the boiler hasn't taken into account the output of the stove and the amount of hot water it would produce. So has ran pipework straight to the cylinder and back with no way of limiting the temperature of the water. The stove is the...
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    Too much hot water

    Thanks Hugh jaleak, a horrific situation no doubt. No doubt you're right about the plastic tank too but there's been no DIY adaptation. The aluminium bars are integrated into the plastic sides of the tank and it looks very robust at the moment.
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    Too much hot water

    Thanks Dilalio, I'm trying my man, that's why I'm on here.;)
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    Too much hot water

    @ JIM CROW. I'm sure it's a stainless steel boiler. As far as I remember I was told it should be stainless as it's a multi fuel stove. I can't remember the reason for this. I was told that there wouldn't be problems with corrosion because of the fittings used. Does this sound plausible?
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    Too much hot water

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    Too much hot water

    Sorry I'm probably not describing the system accurately. It was probably designed on the back of a fag packet. This pipe goes from the top of the cylinder through the top lid if the cold tank and sits above the surface of the water. In time when the hot water builds up in the system the back...
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    Too much hot water

    With regards to the system being dangerous. What sounds so dodgy about it? Is it the potential for the cold tank to collapse due to the hot water? The tank is very robust with aluminium bars around the sides. The hot cylinder has an open pipe coming from the top which vents steam and hot water...
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    Too much hot water

    Yep, the stove was initially for heating only and I had an immersion heater heating the water then I got the back boiler fitted to heat the water. I'll post some pics. Thanks.
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    Too much hot water

    Thanks Madrab. It's been like this since the day it was fitted around 10yrs ago. I've tolerated the excessively hot water but I'm converting part of the loft and thought it would be a good time to put a radiator in. A plumber actually told me at one point that installing a radiator might cool...
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    Too much hot water

    Thanks for the responses I'm posting this reply from the garden ;). Is the danger that the hot water causes the cold water tank to collapse? If I can give a more detailed description hopefully the situation might not seem so dire. So the boiler (I think they're called 50/50 boilers)was...
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    Too much hot water

    Hi there, I'm hoping someone can give me advice on the following. I'm an experienced diy'er but please excuse my ignorance of the correct terminology. I have a multi-fuel stove with a boiler in it heating my hot water. There's a hot water cylinder and a large cold water tank in the loft. My...
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    Under sink water heater installation problem (a right pain in the Ariston)

    Ha ha! Brilliant. You spend ages threatening an inanimate object with extreme violence, cursing the manufacturer and getting ready to march down to Screwfix for a replacement and then you realise you're an idiot. Many thanks, Elkato531
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