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    No hot water - new ensuite shower

    I've bought a pressure meter and taken some readings, so I've got some more details now. The downstairs bathroom, where the shower isn't working, reads 4 bar on the cold and 0.4 bar on the hot. The upstairs bathroom, where both hot and cold barely run, don't even register on the meter. Going by...
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    No hot water - new ensuite shower

    Right - thank you. I get that. The strange thing here is that when I'm able to suck on the hand shower hose and get it to start flowing, the shower works fine. So I turn it all the way to hot and turn on the tap, and nothing flows. I suck like mad on the hand shower, and once it starts flowing...
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    No hot water - new ensuite shower

    I see this issue is not a new one, but I have a variable that I wanted to check with you guys before I do anything. I've just moved into a house share, and the room has an en suite shower that has apparently never worked. There is a very slow trickle with the mixer turned to hot, and sometimes...
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    Using old bricks as hardcore for paving

    Thank you all for your responses. This has been very helpful. Yes, I should be able to get to 150mm below the DPC. That's not a problem. It will be a bit of a step and will require a bit of digging, but doable. This is a useful link - thank you. I'm getting most of what I need from there.
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    Using old bricks as hardcore for paving

    We have recently done some building work, and have a lot of rubble left over - about 5 cubes. We now need to pave outside the back door. I've read in another post that the bricks should be broken down to about 2" pieces before laying it down, and to be careful to remove all plaster from the...
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    Convert garage door from counterweight to spring

    Our garage door is an old up-and-over door using counterweights. I'd like to convert this to use springs - preferably torsion springs, but will fall back on extension springs if need be. The latter seem to be very easily available and cheap and easy to install, but I'm getting frustrated with...
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    Thanks, Crank. I'll look into it.
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    Can you recommend a good anti-snap brand for a lock that can be configured? We need multiple locks on the same key.
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    Yeah - I picked that up. And it wasn't that cheap, either. However, I've replaced it accordingly. Thanks
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    Hi Mike You're a prince amongst men! I ended up snapping the lock. Anti-snap my ass - two swings with an adjustable spanner and it snapped off (from the inside). So I took the mechanism apart, and have found the issue. Part A on the image below should return completely, pushed back by the...
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    I don't think I communicated that quite right. I can turn the key, but at the point that the lock should go "click" and allow me to pull the handle down, the key will turn no further.
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    Thanks Mike (& Crank) Yes - I did try from both the inside and the outside. Apparently I'm not that lucky! I've added three images: The first shows the cam in the position at which it jams, turning clockwise. You can see the cam between the barrel and the lock. The second shows the barrel in...
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    Butt hinge pin removal with door closed

    I'm hoping someone can help me with this. There must be a way to do it... I came home from holiday and couldn't open the front door (upvc multipoint lock). The key turns to a point, and then jams. My first thought was that someone try to snap it (it's an anti-snap pin), so I removed the handle...
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