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    Am I just being lazy here? Boarding over old wall?

    I decided to put a new carpet and a lick of paint in the loft room. A couple of hours' work. Two days later... The problem was the old ceiling was sagging, and only insulated at the top. Truth is, I was concerned that there may have been no air gap at all, and mold was starting to grow on...
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    Spraying block paving - non-viton sprayer

    Hi, I have to seal my block paving, and all the info says I need a Viton sprayer otherwise the rubber seals will perish. It's a job I'm going to do once, and I happen to have a spare old non-viton sprayer hanging around. The job will probably take me 2 hours max. Hate to be a part of the...
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    Shale/contaminant in boiler valve - worth getting a filter?

    I guess the only question is how they affect gas pressure.
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    Shale/contaminant in boiler valve - worth getting a filter?

    Yes, the boiler guy mentioned magnetic, but i can only find y strainers and Sulphidation Filters.
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    Shale/contaminant in boiler valve - worth getting a filter?

    Hi all. We have a new combi boiler brought down by shale/contaminants in the gas supply. All fixed under warranty, but not sure whether the issue will have been fully resolved by a recent internal pipework upgrade from 22mm to 28mm, or if the cause will be upstream in the meter or supply...
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    Losing pressure...

    Cheers. Every day is a schoolday :-)
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    Losing pressure...

    The bucket was just a temporary measure to figure out where the water was going (and how much). Not sure what volumes of water to expect from the condensate pipe over the course of a week - any thoughts? Would a damaged heat exchanger not be picked up on a service? Are they expensive to...
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    Losing pressure...

    Thanks all, very helpful. I will check the other pipe. Heating has not been on yet.
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    Losing pressure...

    Thanks. Yes, the one in the centre leading outside.
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    Losing pressure...

    Hi all. Short version: I have a combi boiler which is losing pressure. Long version: Boiler was losing pressure since around June/July. Put a bucket under the overflow and worked out that we were losing 1/2 pint per day. Boiler was serviced and fitted a new pressure relief valve on 11th...
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    Shower issues

    Thanks all, no the shower switch was new when the shower was put in a few months ago. (There's another post on here somewhere where I had to lift the floor above to add a noggin to get something solid to screw into.) Anyway, we tend to leave it on. I don't think the cabling was was loose, but...
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    Shower issues

    It's a 32A mcb EZ9F16132
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    Shower issues

    I swapped out my old shower for a 10.8kw one from screwfix. Worked for a while, but at the pull switch it's melting the cables going TO the shower and tripping the breaker. The full run is as follows: About 9-10m of 6mm2 from mcb to a junction box above the switch. 10mm2 from the junction...
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    Foam boards on uneven brick

    Looking at options for tiling a bathroom 2.3M(L) * 1.7M(W) * 3M(H) For the floor looking at replacing old uneven boards with 25mm marine ply (and sealing). I think the walls already have tile-on-tile, so going to take them back to what I'm sure will be pretty rough/uneven brickwork. Was going...
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    Bathroom - behind pvc panels?

    Yep, what I thought. Thanks
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    Bathroom - behind pvc panels?

    I've had to square up a wall prior to fitting the pvc panel, so at the moment the surface is bare plasterboard. The panel covers the whole of the wall (1000mm wide, one side of a chimney breast) so I'm not sure what would be gained by skimming and painting the plasterboard prior to gluing the...
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    Bathroom - behind pvc panels?

    You need to stick them to something. Bare brick isn't square /plumb enough.
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    Strange smell after bath and shower in brand new bathroom

    We had a problem in our ensuite once where the vacuum created by flushing the toilet sucked the water from the u-bend in the sink, allowing smells from the soil stack to go back up into the room. It was caused by not properly venting the system, and fixed in the short term by running the taps...
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    Bathroom - behind pvc panels?

    What's best behind pvc wall panels? Was thinking of standard plasterboard with a skim and mist coat, but there may be better/quicker options eg. Knauf Aquaboard primed with something?
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    Shower tray fitting - boxing in compression waste?

    The offending article... Slightly wonky angles on the joints.
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