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    Old TV remote control needs some attention

    Thanks all, I tried my best to revive the remote but I could see the PCB tracks geting exposed but no luck with getting the buttons working. As suggested in the thread, ordered a matching remote from ebay
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    Old TV remote control needs some attention

    Thanks for the heads up, prompted me to google about acetone and PCBs....might give it a miss
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    Old TV remote control needs some attention

    I have some acetone which I'll try. I managed to have some luck for a few minutes where the buttons started working before it went back to behaving badly Thank you, might just have to go with this option soon Thanks, I think I will most likely head down this route now that it's been pointed...
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    Old TV remote control needs some attention

    Thank you, will give those a go. Thanks, will take a look. :LOL:
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    Old TV remote control needs some attention

    I have this old remote which I think has recently been a victim of the kids spilling something on it. As you'll see from the video, I have tried quite a few things to get it working (with some success), but now some of the topmost buttons no longer work. Hoping someone can provide some useful...
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    Add latch to metal gate

    Hi, I've had this gate for years, but it doesn't have anywhere to add a latch to it. Any ideas on what I could buy or do to make this close? Currently, it swings open onto the pavement. I don't mind adding batons or other helpful devices to to the side walls (as long as they don't look...
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    Trouble removing toilet push button siphon

    Unfortunately it doesn't
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    Trouble removing toilet push button siphon

    Bump! Any advice or shall I just break it off?
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    Overheating and cut off on Vaillant ecoTec plus 637

    Turns out it just needed a second powerflush :whistle:
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    Thank you all for your replies. I've got the boiler working with a second powerflush. We had it run through the boiler with each radiator. In the normal flow, we had the boiler on (where it ran on full heat and full flame like a dream) and in reverse, we had the boiler off. As per my previous...
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    Some beautiful looking work. Turns out the system just needed a second powerflush and now works in a way that we've never experienced since moving in. Every room heats up and the boiler is running constantly on full flame at whatever temperature we set! Thanks. Thanks. We got it working with...
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    Trouble removing toilet push button siphon

    We only had this fitted around a year ago and it's already difficult to remove....just like its predecessor! Any tips on how to get these pesky buggers off without breaking them?
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    Just had a quick look in the spare parts catalogue and can see that there is no filter for this boiler (637): https://www.vaillant.co.uk/downloads/ecotec-plus-spare-parts-manual-261420.pdf
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    Can you take a look and see it's it's the big shiny brass/copper thing to the left of the pump or the red knob to the right of the pump, or something else in here:
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    Overheating and cut off on Vaillant ecoTec plus 637

    I think he was a boiler engineer, just used the wrong term
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    I was looking at this plastic container that protrudes outside of the bottom of the boiler. Is that the one? If so, it has a small layer of blackness at the bottom of the container. I can't see any other filters in the flow or return pipes. Edit: just seen that the plastic container is a...
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    I'm worried about fitting a gate valve because I want the hot water cylinder to get a good amount of heat when it needs it. The zone valve is working because it switches on and off with the programmer. I think the cylinder thermostat needs replacing because it's doing nothing to cut off the zone...
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    Just had a look at a video on low loss headers: Is this the same as a hydraulic separator? Would this be useful in my set up where I only have 2 zone valves? Would a bigger pump still be beneficial with a LLH? You mean add more zone valves to separate out parts of the house? Why would this...
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    Boiler problems in big house - Change required?

    I agree that I need a bigger pump. Reading on hydraulic separation, are you suggesting that to help our problems with the hot water circuit being given priority over the heating circuit due to its proximity? Sounds like a good idea if we have multiple zones in the house, but as we only have the...
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