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    no hot water from taps..

    Iv no hot water from any taps in a flat, not even any flowing water.. Cold is perfect and cylinder is hot as is the vent pipe hot.. just no flowing water. Tried connecting mains cold to hot and im getting flowing water from all hot taps. once i disconnect the hose i get nothing again...
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    Flu liner costs??

    Iv just had my living flame gas fire condemned by british gas, stating i need a new flu liner from ground level to chimney. its a normal 3bed terrace so my question is whats a rough price to supply and fit... i know prices vary obviously but even a ball park figure... Plus does it need any...
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    removal of load bearing wall

    Hi whats the normal procedure for removing a load bearing wall.. ie. does building control need notice or will the structual engineer calculate everything and inform certificates etc just want it done right and legal so plenty of info much appreciated, thanks
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    underfloor heating advice...

    Advice needed on connecting up underfloor heating.. Floor space is 18m2 in a conservatory and polypipe has been laid in 12mm. Builder has advised just to literally feed the 2 pipes into the flow and return on worcester combi using normal rad valves, as if it was a normal radiator! Any...
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    regulations regarding new window install..

    We live in a conservation area and are getting quotes for a new window to be fitted. Theres no opening at the minute so brickwork removal needed. Im not to sure about the builder who came around.. getting other quotes but would like to know correct procedures myself. 1. Do we need building...
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    drain off cock at rads...

    Just a quickie.... noticed on a job today that drain off had been fitted on the trv flow side and not the lockshield return side. is this right???? Always assumed on the return side. cheers
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    Advice regarding timber floor in living room

    Advice needed, we have a timber floor in lounge and has become bouncy in the alcove. a joiner came round to assess it and says once joists are replaced he will replace my floorboards with green moisture chipboard.... is this allowed to be used downstairs as i know newbuilds have chipboard...
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    scratch on new acrylic bath... repair kit?

    Anyone got any tips on products to make a 2" scratch less visible. any tried and tested products?? Bath is acrylic. Thanks
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    block wall requirements...

    Hi, we have a terraced house and the party wall to the neighbour in the outside yard is beyond repair. im wondering can we have a single skin block wall, the length is approx 24ft and height is 5ft. if we can do we need piers etc and at what spacings. Thanks for any help contributed
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    Lath & Plaster ceiling repair (opinions appreciated)

    Whats the best way to repair a lath & plaster ceiling, area damaged is approx 1.5m2 on a ceiling area approx 25m2 so pulling whole ceiling down is not an option. Once i remove the damaged area what are the best options, 1. remove laths and reboard then use bonding to bring level then skim...
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    skimming over fireboard..

    Just a quickie, is skimming over fireboard the same as normal board or are bonding agents preferred like moisture boards... cheers boys
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    Removing load bearing wall....

    Hi to remove a load bearing wall do we need any form of planning permission. I'm not doing this myself i was just curious before we weigh up all the costs etc to do this. Its to make the lounge/dining room into one through room. thanks
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    speedfit pipe with no inserts....

    Fitted a new bathroom suite suite today and swapped the plastic pipe over for copper. NO INSERTS USED but its been there for years the customer told me and never had leaks... Any opinions on this as i was under the assumption they would leak with no inserts. thanks
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    Stopcock issues...

    As the title says weve got a 30 yr old stopcock and the main pipe is plastic coloured black and im assuming 20mm??? Its got a slight weep from the bottom nut and weve tried wrapping tape around both olives top and bottom and still the same problem. So im thinking time for a new stopcock...
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    Thermostatic mixer shower...

    When fitting a thermostatic shower off a combi system are the hot/cold feeds just branched of the bath hot/cold pipes?? And if fed off a gravity system can you just tee off the bath pipes again?? (making sure the mixer is suitable 1st that is) Just heard contradicting advice today on them...
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    recommended gap between worktop and bottom af wall units???

    Im in the process of fitting my B&Q kitchen and the base units are 870mm high without the worktop. Once the worktop is fitted is there an recommended space between worktop and bottom af wall unit or is it much of a preference thing, ie. person height, ceiling height etc thanks
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    central heating inhibitor (what brand do you use)

    As the tiltle shows im interested to see what type of inhibitor is best, i know opinions vary but is there much difference in the no nonsense brand or the sentinel or fernox brands as the prices are not much difference anyway. Id rather get the best one for the job. Plus how much would you...
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    1 radiator not working......

    The System is a combi boiler and holds 8 rads of it, 7 work fine and 1 wont heat up. Radiator bleeds fine so water in it but just doesnt heat up in the slightest, not even the flow pipe to the radiator. We have trvs on the rads so was wondering what probable causes could be??? Took the head...
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    rear brakes (ford focus 52reg)

    Sum advice needed on replacing the rear brakes on 2.0ghia focus 52 reg, calipers and discs/pads are on the back. How do you remove the caliper is it just the 2 bolts??? plus do i need a certain tool to wind the pistons back again? help appreciated
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    3rd time lucky.......

    Just finished plumbing in new pipework for a bathroom and 1 leek on the t-piece, redone the joint with new pipe and new t-piece everythings fine then 2hours later same place again leaked!!! redone once again 3rd time no leaks as yet 5 hrs later (fingers crossed) the house has recently...
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