blockage

  1. M

    Sewer blockage?

    I recently had the manhole cover off my drain as there was a smell of blocked drains, turned out to be next door But I did notice what looks like a small blockage at the bottom, it almost looks like cement / concrete I’ve never looked down a sewer so not sure what it should look like! Also...
  2. R

    Toilet Keeps Blocking

    Hi, Our toilet started leaking at the pan connector a few weeks ago so I replaced this part myself thinking it was a simple enough job... When dismantling the toilet & old connector I discovered that an extender was pushed inside the soil pipe which I thought was odd as the standard pan...
  3. J

    Ideal c35 FU fault

    Evening, I am posting here in the hope that someone with knowledge of this particular fault may be able to help me. Having moved in to a new build 3 years ago our ideal c35 boiler has started to display a fault and in turn prevented us from having any hot water. In fact this started almost a...
  4. Rob broom

    Underfloor heating not circulating!

    Hi! Hopefully somebody will be willing to help me with this issue? I have bought and installed a underfloor heating system. I have followed all of the instructions on installing and priming it and I am satisfied that I have done a good job! however, the system does not seam to circulate! I...
  5. MillwardPlumbing

    Indirect Cold Water Blockage

    Hi, So I was called out to a customers house today, they were complaining of no water to their bathroom cold taps, after some investigation I found a mouse lodged in the cold pipe that feeds the bathroom from the tank. I removed the mouse and found its head was missing presumably sucked further...
  6. yolodanbo

    No cold water to sink and toilet

    Hi there, I’m looking for some advice and posting on behalf of my old man. On Saturday night, we realised that the shower was only giving out hot water. We went into the loft and discovered that loft insulation had fallen into the water tank. We got most of it out, but there was still no cold...
  7. T

    How do I remove drainage hose on Bosch Washer WAQ28461GB/01

    Hello lovely people. My washer is not draining due to a blockage. I believe it is a small piece of fabric as it went in the wash and didn’t come out :(. I have opened front hatch and drained machine and cleaned filter and coin catcher at the front of the machine (all clear). Having looked...
  8. G

    Another microbore blocked radiators problem

    Same as thread https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/microbore.67541/ I have some of my radiators with microbore system and twin valves blocked. How to fix the problem? I thought the problem was with the system being full of sludge so i had a full flush done but that did not fix the problem...
  9. R

    Low hot pressure on tap in bathroom

    Hi folks, So I have a mixer tap in my bathroom and when I move it to the hot position the water trickles out. It never gets hot, I assume because the flow is not great enough to kick the combi boiler on. I replaced the tap thinking it was that, same problem. If I move the tap to the middle...
  10. S

    Keeping leaves out of downpipes

    There are loads of trees in the area and so the gutters get loads of leaves in them. In the past leaves (mostly broken down bits) have got into the downpipes and blocked them in the bends at the top, leading to the gutters overflowing. In the two most affected places I fitted gutter balloons...
  11. M

    Unblock external gully drain (Possible solution) Opinions and advice please.

    Hi Guys, The outdoor garden drain is blocked quite severely with years of fat, oils, grease build etc.. Most likely from the previous owner of the home, with the addition to my own. The problem started as I noticed my kitchen sink was not allowing water to drain and was coming back up. I...
  12. Z

    Circulation

    Hi Wonder if anyone has any advice before I go for the powerflush! I recently fitted a new boiler and replaced an old beast gravity hw with no controls. I put the system on an s-plan and everything filled nicely. I have all rads circulating apart from 2 downstairs rads. I had them luke warm and...
  13. G

    Poor Heat Output on Downstairs Radiators

    Things I’m thinking it might be 1. Historic magnetite blockage at a tee or elbow? How could I find it? Is it likely? (Originally it would have been a vented system with a hot water tank in the airing cupboard but it is pressurised combi now.) 2. One pipe system? Or two pipe...
  14. M

    Blocked sewer causing leak from wall 1 m above sewer!!!!!

    Ok, here is a head scratcher. I have a 3 storey house, pre 1937. To the rear is a lawn on the left and a patio on the right. The rear lane is 3m lower than the lawn so a pathway with steps down to lane level passes between the patio and the lawn. According to deeds the drain runs under this...
  15. Scruffy the Dog

    Hot water tank not filling

    Have a header tank and hot water tank. Turned off cold mains in and drained both as wanted to fit isolation values in downstairs toilet. There was no apparent isolation value on the hot tank out. Did job and turned mains cold back on header tank fills but hot water tanks doesn't (provides a...
  16. W

    Bath troubles!!

    Hi, So I have a problem with my bath. It takes 4+ hours to drain I have taken pipes apart underneath. No blockage. I used I long flexible pole with a 'brush' on the end. Nothing came up with it and it was moving about freely. Put it through u bend too. Reassembled. Still blocked. It takes...
  17. Spike Allibone

    Toilet Waste Outflow

    Hi All! - We had some somewhat mediocre 'handy-man' fit a new toilet and outflow pipe to our bathroom. Since the toilet was moved from its original position, he ran a new outflow pipe in a U shape around the room. To make the bend in order to link up with the original outflow location, the pipe...
  18. swisscheese

    Complex (and problematic) plumbing under sink

    About 10 years ago, we had our kitchen redone. Under our kitchen sink (see photos attached), the following are connected: - waste from the double sink - dishwasher waste - washing machine waste - condensation from the tumble dryer (small white tube coming down from the top) (+ connections for...
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