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    Single rad zone - flow issues

    Hi All. Ive got a few issues with my recently installed heating system. The plumber that fitted it did a good enough job of running pipes and installing rads, but i have issues with noise, trapped air and rads heating up slowly, and the boiler was left in defaults for all settings. He also...
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    Gas pipe proximity to consumer unit

    Is this an issue? Gap is about 6cm. Should the plumber have installed the gas pipe this way and should I ask them to reroute it next time they are here? There are other potential routes and the installation is 4 months old. It just dawned on me that this might not be great in the event of a CU...
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    Boiler firing when cold taps turned off

    We recently had our heating and water system replaced with a combi. One thing that's really frustrating and probably costing us money, the boiler fires every time a cold tap, toilet or appliance is closed. This also seems to cause a build up of pressure in the hot taps. We have fairly high flow...
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    Asbestos or cement board

    I have what looks like asbestos on my garage ceiling. Construction was 1967. Flat roof, with nothing above. See pic attached. I've had various trades in for various things. Options ranging from, that's cement board, to that's asbestos, to that's asbestos but not the dangerous stuff. I need...
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    Expanding foam on copper heating pipes

    Morning. I just had my single pipe system replaced with all new pipes and rads. We have 4x chases to deal with on external walls. 2 drops from upstairs and 2 across walls to rad locations. The chases are not deep enough to put pipe lagging on the pipes. I know i need some protection before...
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    Bathroom Downlights 12v or 240v?

    Hi. Having recently moved into a property, i am making my way round changing lights to LED. I have now done all but the bathroom downstairs which operates on 3x halogen downlighters with 12v transformers. I tried swapping them out for LED but they flicker. Anyway, easiest option would be to...
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    Cold water tank overflow since drain down

    Hello, We had a new rad fitted by a plumber last Friday. The system was drained down to facilitate this (tails needed moving). Anyway after the job my hot water didn't work, i bled the coil which fixed that. Now i have noticed that the overflow (which is snapped off at the wall) is dribbling...
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    Fused Spur from non fused spur

    Hello. So I know you can add a single unfused spur from a socket (ring main) which is what I already have in place. I would like to know, can I add a fused spur from the existing un fused spur? I am looking to run a SWA cable to a socket outside with an external 13a fcu. Does this fit the rule...
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    Add socket off existing fcu

    Hello. We have an electric garage door opener and I need to install a socket next to it. Reason being, to power a small usb powered WiFi garage door controller. Anyway, the garage door runs off an FCU with a 5a fuse, connected up to the consumer unit. It looks like it's been added in to the...
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    Older house heating/hot water system questions

    Hello, We are currently in the process of moving house. The house is a 1967 build and seems to have a traditional gravity fed hot water and heating system running on an non condensing bolder (Potterton Netaheat). We are trying to get an idea on how expensive this system will be to run, how it...
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    Oven wiring etc

    Hi there. We live in a 2 year old new build. After we moved in the we had the builder take out the gas hob and replace it with an induction hob. The existing hob switch was not rated high enough as it was just for a gas pilot. The builder ran a feed off the existing oven isolation switch which...
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    Nest 3rd Gen With Myson Valved System (Worcester Boiler)

    Hi all, I just pruchased 2 nest 3rd gen thermostats frm screwfix on a deal. The system i want to wire these up to is a valved system. I have a thermostat upstairs and downstairs. They are Myson thermostats are battery powered , using what looks like a relay and a comm wire to switch the myson...
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    External UPVC door - Outward opening

    Hi, I have asked a builder to install a UPVC external back door to my external garage. They are going to make the opening in the single skin non load bearing wall. I am going to supply the door to keep the cost down (i want the whole job including builder and door to be sub £500)...
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    Door/window contact vs PIR on Yale system

    Hi, This is my first post in a while so go easy :) I am about to purchase a Yale wireless premium alarm. I plan to use 1 door contact for entry on the front door and 1 contact in the detached garage. I plan to use 1 pir in the entrance hall facing away from the door and another on the...
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    Electric Towel Rail Timer

    Hello All. I am new to the forum so hello! I have just moved into a new build flat, it has electric towel rails in both bathrooms. The towel rails are Dimplex DLR 350 . I want to fit timers to these as they are not on the central heating circuit. The heaters have one fuse panel in...
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