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    Fridge freezer - freezer is freezing fine but fridge is not getting very cold

    Hi all, I saved a fridge freezer from going into landfill or wherever they go from a neihbours house (with their consent) , a lovely one hisense the make is (looks to be sold by currys in the past) with a cold water dispenser it needed drying out (was left out in rain for about 5 days) and a...
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    What does an Air Breaker box do on a Dishwasher?

    Hello all. Can you tell me what is a Air Breaker Box on a Dishwasher and what does it do please? Just bought a used Kenwood Dishwasher KDW60s16 couple of days ago . Seems to be working fine - only thing is , annoying if anything, there is a groan noise at around 45mins left of a 90min cycle...
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    Beko Tumble Dryer Drum is not earthed

    I've not long had a new Beko vented Tumble dryer and couldn't understand why I was getting static electric shocks as I was pulling out the clothes after drying but now I think I find the cause. Although the metal cabinet on the tumble dryer is earthed (I tested to the earth pin on the 13a plug...
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    Beko Tumble Dryer not Drying

    Hi - got a Beko Condenser Tumble dryer not heating. Took back off which covers the heater , load of dust and fluff around the heating elements - removed all that. there are 2 cut out safety devices at top of heater bottom cut out device is re-settable , pushed the reset pin in and got a...
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    lot of condensation in top of Tigerloop device - is it normal?

    I photographed our Tigerloop the other day - seems a lot of water/condensation in the top of our Tigerloop, does this look normal? - I've never had a Tigerloop before so i didnt know if its normal? is that what is supposed to happen? or could there be some water getting into tank or oil? - I...
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    Frost Protection on outside oil boiler module

    in the instructions on our Grant Euroflame outdoor kerosene oil boiler it says that a pipe state fitted to the return water pipe may be fitted to offer frost protection and that it shall be set at 30 degrees centigrade. If water freezes at 0c i wonder why they say to set the stat at 30c ? -...
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    Sink Mixer taps when using with a Header tank in loft

    I used to hear years ago that the UK and Ireland used to have 'seperate' hot and cold taps at the sink for a valid good reason , that it was by law (water laws) so that the water mains (cold) was seperate from the (hot water system) coming from the storage tank up in the loft. citing that the...
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    Nozzles on Kerosene oil boilers

    Hello - we have a Grant Euroflame 70-90 outdoor kerosene condensing boiler which has a Reillo RDB 2.2 Burner. whilst I was cleaning it out of soot inside the other day I got a magnifying glass and had a look what was stamped on the Danfoss nozzle jet and it said 60's - now the specs for a...
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    Renault Clio 2 16v 1.2 Fuel vapour System/solenoid

    Hi all - the wife has a 2003 16v 1.2 Clio mk2 and I just want to ask a question about the solenoid valve that goes into the carbon filled canister behind the front drivers side wheel (its behind the drivers side headlamp) Should this solenoid valve make a noise like a fast popping (like a...
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    why dont the Drum Lifters / Paddles go all the way front to back of drums on Indesit/Hotpoint ?

    I have a Hotpoint 8KG and an Indesit 9KG washing machine - both share same type and physical size of drum and lifters/paddles. Just wondering why the paddles dont stretch all the way from front to back of the drum. They come about 3/4 a way to front of the drum/door only and stop short. - Does...
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    would you trust a 10amp MCB on a 3a central Heating Circuit

    Moved into this new house in Dec 2016 , house was built in 2008 - and I notice that although every heating controls (time clock, zone valves, boiler, pump) says protect with DP switch fitted with 3a fuse that the only thing that is protecting the circuit is a SP 10a MCB in the consumer unit...
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    Wiring up RCD/RCCB?

    Hello - just want to double check I am wiring this RCD/RCCB correctly only its only got 'N' stamped on the left hand side. - it is feed/supply from top and Load from bottom isnt it? Thanks.
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    Boiler cycling on and off

    Grant Euroflame 70-90btu outdoor condensing boiler unit (kerosene oil burner) Riello RDB2 Burner: When my boiler first starts up in the morning it only heats upstairs rads and immersion tank and fair enough once its cold the burner stays on a long time to heat it up to 60-65c , but once its...
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    Mains switch in Consumer Unit is only Single Pole

    I noticed today that the mains switch in our CU is a single pole (63a fused) switch (only Live attached) - when did they do away with Double Pole mains switch and wouldnt Double Pole be safer than single pole so that when you turn off the main switch in the CU it kills both live and the neutral...
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    Lighting Circuit in Consumer Unit not protected by an RCD

    Hello - my sockets RCD tripped the other day and all sockets upstairs and downstairs went off - all well and good so far - but all the lights in the house were on , and I see in the (GE Euroline) CU that there is only one RCD trip and that is protecting the sockets only - the Lighting Circuit...
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    Low Pressure Brass Side Entry Ball Valve for Header Tank - can you get?

    Hello all - Has anyone seen or heard of brass side entry ballcock valve for the Header Tank in the loft ,but for low pressure mains water, or do they even exist? - All I can find when I do a search is the high 1/2"pressure brass ones - I can find high and low pressure Toilet cistern ones but...
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    Homeowners doing their own electrical work

    I live in Ireland and over here we have a TV advert running at the moment on nationwide TV station about "If you are going to call out an electrician they must be RECI (Registered Electrical Contractors of Ireland) certified electricians and they say 'Its the Law!' " What's the score in...
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    Wiring up 4" Extractor Fan with Timer & Humidity sensor just for Humidity mode

    Hello - I have this 4" Extractor Fan with a Timer and Humidistat circuit board in it - there are 2 adjuster screws (pots) and one is for timer, one controls humidistat. For using timer you need 3 wires, 1 neutral, and 2 Lives (1 switched live, 1 permanant live) - the wires I have coming into the...
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    White Bloom on Blast tube of Kerosene Burner

    Hello. we have a Stanley 80 twin cooker with 2 burners in one for CH part, one for cooker part. I had it apart yesterday to clean out combustion chamber and noted that the blast tube on the CH burner had this white bloom on it. The boiler/cooker had a service nov 2015. Both burners on the cooker...
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    Do you need to support bottom middle of a plastic bath?

    Hi the 4 (screw adjustable) foot supports rest straight to concrete floor (not resting on wood) - but in the middle of the bath underneath is a black bracket attached to the wooden board under the bath - should i put a long bolt in that bracket and support the bat there too or does the bath have...
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