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    Partial toilet blockage - plumber came and said it was worn

    I'm going to see whether I can get the 'bomb' locally, otherwise a more specialist spare part. Don't know why the guy who came did not suggest just changing the 'bomb'! cheers
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    Partial toilet blockage - plumber came and said it was worn

    Aha - many thanks! I did a google search an I understand more about syphonic toilets now! And I found in the cistern lid that I have a Balterley Bathrooms, Vitreous China, Carina II toilet which according to postings on other sites is a syphonic. So what is my next step - try to get a...
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    Partial toilet blockage - plumber came and said it was worn

    The toilet is probably about 20 years old - I don't know what a syphonic pan is. Cistern water level is fine.
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    Partial toilet blockage - plumber came and said it was worn

    I was away and my wife called in a plumber as the water would rise to the top of the bowl then drain slowly away. I've no idea what the plumber did - perhaps poked around with a wire or used a plunger - nobody was watching him. In the end he said the toilet was worn out??? It is a...
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    Sky Engineer said LNB get damaged by channel surfing!

    Well actually yes I was getting pixellation (if that is what blocky pictures are) on some channels, gradually over time it was more and more channels. Sky came and replaced the box, which was ok for 24 hours then the same happened again, so they replaced the box again, same problem so they...
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    which is good make for undersink water filter?

    Thanks for the replies, some useful info! cheers
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    which is good make for undersink water filter?

    As this post got no answers I can only assume that there is really no difference between any filter manufacturers or that, like petrol, all filters really come from the same place!
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    which is good make for undersink water filter?

    Hi, I want to fit an undersink water filter with tap but am getting confused as to which is a good make and what really needs to be filtered as there seem to be too many options! I used to have a springflow but have just moved to a house that still has lead pipes and from what I can see...
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    New hole in stainless steel sink for filtered water or mixer

    Hi any advice on this would be appreciated please, I have a Franke stainless steel sink with 2 holes feeding one mixer. I want to add a filtered water tap. There isn't much flat space to fit a new drinking water tap without invading drainer space but if its not difficult to put a new hole in...
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    sold walls - has anyone used sempatherm behind radiators?

    I've moved into a house with solid walls, there are a lot of radiators on the external walls - has anyone used sempatherm radiator panels - what difference have you seen with them? Cheers
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    sempatap wall insulation

    Nobody answered your post - did you ever find out or use it - I'm looking into using it myself.
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    sempatap

    Nobody answered your post - did you ever find out or use it - I'm looking into using it myself.
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    just moved in to house - trying to get to grips with heating

    Thanks for the info - should I hold off on the cylinder thermostat too?
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    just moved in to house - trying to get to grips with heating

    I've moved into a house and found the following setup - probably all around 25 years old or more.... * Ideal E type CF Boiler floor standing, with integral Myson unit 2 pump * SOPAC thermostat * Landis and Gyr programmer, don't know which model see picture * Approx 90cm Hot water...
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    Sky Engineer said LNB get damaged by channel surfing!

    I'm on my 4th sky decoder box from Sky and my viewing is still intermittent with the box eventually hanging or saying 'no satellite signal'. On the last visit the engineer changed the LNB and when I tested the new LNB with the box he put in I was pressing the channel up button to check the...
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    Bathroom rads hot but thermostat is off and hot water is off

    yes you are right it is the domestic hot water and the boiler overrun - sorry about the long time for the reply I only had it confirmed when the boiler was changed!
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    How do I fix security light?

    Yup fixed - the light bulb was not sitting in the light properly! Silly me - it wasn't me who fixed it - I had a sparky round for something else and he found it.
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    Part P

    I've read some posts on Part P and looked at this site http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2004/20043210.htm. This site http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1130907 answered some of my questions but I can't find information on this: Someone is redoing my bathroom now. New electric underfloor...
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    Hotpoint Mistral 8596S not fixed after many repairs

    this model is frost free! so the useful life of these things is down to 8 years now? I can remember my parents having fridges and freezers lasting 15 to 20 years!
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    Is it worth repairing a cooling fan?

    well I decided to put it in the skip!
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