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    Jammed Horizontal DG Window

    Hi All, I have this problem that the top window (ie opens upward) only opens a few centimetres and no more - see photos. The locking handle works properly and the shoot bolts are totally disengaged and there is nothing on the bottom of the window mechanism which is catching. If I put some...
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    Sealing the gap between the window reveal and the window plastic

    Thanks again for your help, now just need to get the fateful finger under control.
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    Sealing the gap between the window reveal and the window plastic

    Thanks Phatboy having read the blurb and some reviews I am sure you are right. Am I correct in assuming the solvent is purely for ensuring a clean surface to apply the CT1?
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    Sealing the gap between the window reveal and the window plastic

    Hope fully you can see the problem from these photos.
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    Sealing the gap between the window reveal and the window plastic

    Hi All, I am sure this is not a new problem. When the double glazing was installed (15 years ago) the fitters used a sealant of some kind but within a reasonably short time the plastic had separated from the reveal and the sill. I have tried decorators caulk and good old polyfilla but they...
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    Franke Moselle Tap Leaking

    Yes that is the first thing to unscrew otherwise you cannot see even the nylon circlip.
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    Franke Moselle Tap Leaking

    Hi All, I have a Franke Moselle Tap which I fitted in 2008 as part of my kitchen refurb. I noticed that it had developed a leak at the point where the spout joins the body of the tap. I ordered a washer kit but I have been unable to pull the spout out of the body. I can get it to the point...
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    Three Way Valve Problem

    Thanks Ian and Harry. This allows me to buy with confidence. On further checking the only time the actuator returns to the HW only position is when power is removed but it does remain there if there is no CH demand so at least I can manage it manually until the part comes through. Nice to...
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    Three Way Valve Problem

    Hi All, I have a 10 year old Glow-worm Ultracom 12hxi condensing boiler. It would appear that my three way valve (mid position actuator) has gone faulty. I noticed that the house was getting very warm but the room thermostat was set below the air temperature. Did not really think about it...
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    Shrinking Window Plastic

    Thanks Crank39 Really good information - gives me confidence that I will not waste time doing the 'wrong' thing. Cheers
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    Shrinking Window Plastic

    Hi All HNY I had my double glazed windows installed by a reputable firm about 14 years ago and have been pleased with both the work and their support but they have now gone out of business. I have noticed that the plastic surround which links the frame to the reveal and sill are no longer...
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    Franke Moselle Tap

    Hi All I fitted this tap about 9 years ago and it has started to become stiff when turning the handle but the flow and stop is absolutely normal. It is on the cold water side and I assume the ceramic disc valve cartridge needs to be replaced. Is this a normal 'wear and tear fault' for taps...
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    Sealing with Beeswax

    Hi I am installing new wooden skirting in the dining room which has an outside door. Previously the end of the skirting, where it joined the outside wall below the double glazed door, was 'sealed' with what looked like silicon sealant (put in when the door was installed). Over the years mould...
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    Which laminate is best?

    Hi All I am going to replace the carpet in an open plan dining/living room with some kind of wooden floor. I probably cannot afford real or veneered wood and I believe that their maintenance is not as easy as laminates. The traffic in one area is significant and is really showing hence the...
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    Just moved into new house with Drayton RF SCR... errrm!

    I am not familiar with the units you have but I did do the wiring for my own system after a 'professional' had installed a new boiler and connected the new control unit. I did this eight years ago and the system has worked perfectly ever since. However it would have been impossible to do...
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    Capping Stubs

    Cannot be certain, I thought the inserts would not be 'brand' specific.
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    Capping Stubs

    Roger that. The legs (stubs?) are only about 10 cm max. I agree re the compression joints, generally what I have used as well as I have never worked with plastic until now.
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    Capping Stubs

    I did the plumbing in my daughter's bathroom in October last year after she had knocked a wall down between the bathroom and an adjacent toilet. It involved the removal of a toilet system and moving the sink three feet to the left. The previous plumbing used PB barrier pipe and what I can only...
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    How many 'rafters'?

    freddymercurystwin If you read my last post you will see that, as an amateur, I did not realise what was involved and why. You will also see that my "return to the timber merchant" is because I need to get more wood to conform with the advice and facts provided through the forum. Your abuse...
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    How many 'rafters'?

    I am absolutely gobsmacked by your advice. Not because you are wrong but, assuming you are right, it is difficult (for a layman) to believe the amount of support that three pieces of 0.8mm thick plastic (total weight possibly 2kg) require. I appreciate the point made by an earlier author about...
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