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    Energy Saving in an Open Plan world

    We’ve an open plan kitchen/diner/social space, that, as you can see, has a lot of glass. It carries the same thermal delights as a conservatory. Scorchio in summer, freezing in winter. It measures about 8x8m. The area has WarmUp UFH covering it, but I’d have to sell a body part to fund...
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    Damp wall inside wardrobe cupboard

    We have a no cavity Victorian semi which we have always had a problem with cold outside walls attracting condensation. The inside of the wardrobe cupboard wall facing outside is pretty wet, making clothes damp and leading to mould. Ditto for bedroom wall. Having a log burner installed, warming...
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    Cold water feed to shed - cannot easily bury deep near house

    I am running a cold water feed to my shed, about 10m from the house. The house already has a cold water tap on the outside, and I intend to plumb into it (keeping the tap for garden work) but having a permanent feed to the shed. I am digging a trench to the required depth (~750mm) but within...
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    How to improve thermal efficiency of one room?

    Just looking for some advice, we have a detached home built in the late 90’s that has both cavity wall and loft insulation and a mix of single and double radiators. The boiler was replaced 4 years ago. The South West corner bedroom is exceptionally cold in cooler weather and exceptionally warm...
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    F and E tank hot, radiators cold

    So we have a conventional boiler and CH system and recently (last week or so) I've noticed it getting worse at heating the downstairs radiators. For a bit of potentially useful background - In November I added a rad in our basement and balanced the system after that things were working mostly...
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    external upvc window sealant gaps

    Hey all, House is around 5yrs old and whilst up fitting christmas lights a few months ago I noticed some pretty big gaps and poor sealant around my 1st floor windows. The windows are always cold, when windy you can feel wind and the cold air from them so I want to solve this. Photo attached...
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    Double Trouble Radiators

    Hello, I’m after some advice. I swapped 5 radiators in our home, 3 upstairs to new single panel ones and 2 downstairs to double panel ones. The rads upstairs and downstairs get very hot except the 2 new double panel rads. The flow pipe gets very hot but the return pipes are just cold. The...
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    Digimix Shower Unit

    Hello, I hope everyone is well. I am having some issues with my Creda Digimix Shower. It works but it is not reaching the correct temperature. For example, the range is 1-9 with a L and H setting. The normal range has always been 5/6 and this produces hot water. However, recently any setting...
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    cold shower from pulsacoil a class

    Hi, We have a pulsacoil a class thermal store supplying hot water to a shower with a T bar mixer. The shower is no longer providing hot water from the shower. The pipe feeding the mixer is hot the T bar has been replaced It stayed hot for a couple of days and then slowly the temperature...
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    Hot water cylinder going cold over night

    We have a hot water cylinder with two immersion heater, one standard, one booster. We are with SSE on the Total Heating Total Control system which switchers the main immersion heater on at various times during the day. We had a power cut last Friday and since then the water has been cold and...
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    Very Cold Loft Conversion - Freezing cold floor

    Hi, We have recently had a loft conversion completed but since winter began, the loft has been getting colder and colder to the point where it is not liveable. The temperature is getting to around 9°C overnight (sometimes worse). I have opened up a section of the ceiling space along the dormer...
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    Cold garage conversion

    Just moved in to a 1950 build house and was hoping someone could give some advice. I’m a long time reader of the forum but this is my first post! I’ve started working on a room in the house which I believe used to be the garage - which has been converted into a room attached to the house at...
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    Perplexing plumbing puzzle - please pacify problem!

    I moved into a new build around 18 months ago, and I consider myself a competent DIYer. Before I ask the builder to come and look at my plumbing I wanted to get some opinion on an odd issue we've been having. Our showers don't get hot (we've got two of them). It was most noticeable (probably...
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    UPVC Front Door Not Sealing Properly

    Hi All, So I'm a student in a small uni town and the way some of the houses are here have a front door that opens directly into a ground floor bedroom i.e. my room. I've noticed now that the front door doesn't properly seal in the bottom right corner below the handle and it's leaving enough of...
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    PVC Door very draughty and cold

    Hi Working on an old bungalow renovation - Kitchen is very very cold, have noticed that a pvc door that was previously installed is very draughty and cold... rest of house is warm but this particular corner of the kitchen is barely getting heat despite being 2 foot from a rad. Door install is...
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    prime/seal cut tarmac edge before laying cold tarmac repair?

    Would a bituminous roofing felt adhesive be suitable for priming a (cut) tarmac edge, before laying some cold repair tarmac down adjacent to it? It has to be a better job if a primer or edge sealant is used but the spray-on stuff is quite pricey. I was thinking of using something like...
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    Alternative to gravity fed shower

    Hi. We currently have a mains fed water tank in the loft, a vaillant thermocompact system boiler in the downstairs utility room, and a copper immersion tank on the upstairs airing cupboard. The boiler heats the hot water and stores in the copper boiler until required. The boiler also heats the...
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    Kitchen tap won’t stop! Replacement?

    We have a kitchen mixer tap that kept dripping so knew that the washer was going. Last night turning this off, it seemed to “snap” and the cold tap wouldn’t turn off as the handle just turns round to infinity with the water just slowing and not stopping! So we managed to get to the cold feed...
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    Cold Home - Thermal Camera/Flir One

    Hi everyone, Can someone please help me? I'm tearing my hair out trying to figure out why our home is so cold. I managed to get a Flir One (Gen2) Thermal Camera pretty decent price. I'm not sure if I'm using it properly. I've taken some photos of the outside of the house and some of the...
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    Cold water coming from hot water taps (turning hot when one tap is opened!)

    The boiler is filling up the unvented cylinder with hot water as it should but the hot taps and showers have increased in pressure and only release cold water (maybe a dash of hot water blended in). Intriguingly, when a particular hot tap that is near to the tank is opened (I haven't tested yet...
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