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  1. Tommy02

    Kitchen stopcock seized

    Evening all. After suspecting for years that our property never had an internal stopcock when we fitted the bathroom a couple years ago, I recently had the kitchen plinths out to investigate some rodent activity and set some traps and I ended up finding a lead pipe in the far corner which the...
  2. C

    Baxi 105e boiler please help

    Hi there I hope somebody can be of help. My Baxi boiler keeps blowing the 2 amp fuse. We went away for a couple of days and turned the heating to zero on the thermostat. I’ve come home and noticed a leak at the foot of one of the radiators and no heating. I’ve checked and the pressure had...
  3. H

    Vertical rads positioning vs efficiency

    Adding a vertical rad into our new extension. I noticed the pipes were centered in the wall which I didn’t like so I asked the plumber could we move the rad closer to the corner. Does anyone know of this affects the efficiency of the rad? We were told by moving it closer it would reduce the...
  4. R

    EPH Controls to Drayton Wiser Wiring -

    Evening all, I've just bought a Drayton Wiser Kit 1 to replace my EPH Controls (RF1A-OT) and just want to clear something up with the wiring. Here is the current wiring setup: And here are the instructions for the Drayton Wiser Kit 1 (Combi Potterton boiler) Am I missing anything from the...
  5. D

    Radiator

    Hi, This is my radiator in my bathroom. I want to change it to a towel rail. As a chippy I’ve done fair bit of plumbing but want advice on changing this. What would be the best pipe lay out? It’s a 500 rad getting changed to a 500 towel rail. I know the tails come underneath. Could I put a...
  6. TeessideGal

    Burlington thermostatic valve tiled in!!!

    I’m trying to remove the brass thermostatic valve, per original instructions. Managed to get everything off to find the retaining sleeves completely tiled and grouted in. Had a “professional “ do tiling, and a plumber do the plumbing 10 years ago. Question: do I have to break through the...
  7. R

    Reasonable quote for changing a rad?

    Hi all, We've sourced 2 new rads that we'd like installed in place of our 2 existing ones and have been quoted £350 for getting them swapped over, I wanted to get the opinion of any plumbers/people in the trade to understand if this was in the right ballpark as it sounded a little steep but...
  8. S

    Pressure release inside boiler

    Just added some rads to the system and when I went out to check the external boiler it was sitting in a puddle of water. I realized we must have over-pressurized the system. However when I look inside and the plumber has installed the pressure release pipe inside the boiler. As such when the...
  9. W

    Combi or not?

    Hi Can people please offer some advice on the following choice? We are in the process of fixing our old central heating system which is open vented and has almost no hot water pressure upstairs (cylinder and boiler downstairs). Our plumber suggests sealing the system and installing a mega flow...
  10. rayleigh20

    Moving a radiator

    Hi. In the process of changing bedroom around and want to move radiator from bottom of bed to outside wall, either in corner or under the window. Can the feed pipes go along the top of the skirting board rather than having to take the carpet and floorboards up. Is that ok as a permanent...
  11. N

    Running Nest Wires

    Hi Folks, I can’t see that anyone has answered this anywhere else… Plumbers are coming next week to fit new boiler and nest thermostats, Replacing a pair of oldish wireless ones. I have asked for the the thermostats to be wired in rather than wireless, which they are happy to do as long as...
  12. J

    Feeding dishwasher from tap outlet kitchen. Help

    Hi Everyone We had a bit of change on the original plan and haven`t had dedicate tap for the dishwasher. I`m planning to get feeding after the isolation valve under the sink but struggling to find the right vale and connector to make it work. Idea is to keep the isolation valve for the tap in...
  13. C

    Plumber tells me diverter valve needs changing? Weird humming from boiler when rads turned down

    Hi all, Been having a strange whining/humming noise coming from my boiler. (Combi boiler - Ferroli i25). When the system is on and all radiators are on full heat it works perfectly, however when one is turned down the boiler makes a fairly loud vibrating/whining/straining noise, and when that...
  14. A

    Damp or burst pipe???

    We had this downstairs toilet room fitted 4 years ago. No problems until now, and no other damp anywhere, just this patch that’s between the toilet pipe and the sink unit. Who should I call? Damp specialists want a lot of money for a full survey, so should I call a plumber first? my guess is...
  15. P

    Cannot open the tap head top cap

    Hi, I have an old tap on the bath. Please see the attached image. Recently the water pressure is very low and flow is very slow. I cleaned the aerator. It is clean. The next step is to check the washer in the cartridge. But, I cannot open the top cap of the tap. How do I remove the tap cap...
  16. 7

    Please help! Reaching out to all plumbers..

    Hello, Firstly, if you’ve come this far, thank you! Today my family and I woke up to a few rather large wet patches in the ceiling of our kitchen and living room (both dripping slowly in to the rooms). I traced the leak up a floor in to our airing cupboard which has the boiler in. In here I...
  17. R

    Working with galvanized steel pipe (Water)

    Is this a specialist job ? I just need a piece cut (so it will not protrude above some floorboards) and then joined back into the copper pipe. We had a plumber out today who said he couldn't do it because he didn't have the correct tools. Just wondering if i'm going to get major issues tracking...
  18. M

    Wet Room Renovation (Walls Boarding & Concrete Bench Placement)

    Hi, Guys would like your advice and opinions please concerning my wetroom renovations. I have stripped the walls back to bare brick and removed the previous concrete screed. Sadly, the previous screen was done by someone who didn't slope it correctly allowing water to flow out of the wetroom...
  19. B

    Thread (String?) on end of radiator pipe.

    Hello, I wonder if anyone can help with this. I have a radiator pipe that goes into the radiator, but just before that it splits off to a short terminated end that I assume would have been connected elsewhere long ago... this small end of pipe has some straggly 'thread' hanging off it. Perhaps...
  20. J

    Towel rail size . How to get it right before buying

    Got plumber who set up towel rail pipe at 498C/C. How wide need to be my towel rail? Thanks
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