plumbing and heating

  1. W

    What's the regulation pipe insulation in an unheated loft space?

    As in the title - What's the required insulation under building regs for heating pipes in the unheated loft space within a residential building? I can't seem to find any clear-cut answers.
  2. S

    Pipe sizes and new boiler

    Hi, I need some advice as I think I have hired a cowboy plumber who came with good recommendations... Have a 3 story house (via loft conversion). 2 Radiators in Loft (1 Single Large, 1 Bathroom) 4 Radiators on the first floor (1 Large, 1 Medium, 1 Small, 1 Bathroom - All single) 5 Radiators...
  3. C

    Stain on wood floor- ufh leak or chemical reaction?

    I spotted this dark stain on my wood floor around 3 weeks ago, last time the underfloor heating was on was in December. Yesterday I switched it on again and it seems to be getting bigger. The stain is dark, no cupping or crowning, no sign of water or moisture. Any ideas whether it's a chemical...
  4. J

    combi tap water slow

    Hi there , I have an ideal logic plus 24 combi , the pressure dropped and boiler cut out. I set pressure to 1 bar which was same as it has always been. All seemed fine till I turned on hot taps and saw that although it’s coming out hot it’s much slower than it’s ever been Any help would be...
  5. EcoGirl

    Horstmann Economy 7 Immersion Timer battery problem?

    Hi, Summary: I am looking to buy a replacement battery. Does anyone know where or how to find one? I believe this is the problem. I changed the tank to a thermal store. I left the Horstmann switched off at the mains ie no power to charge the battery, for several years. Apparently they won't...
  6. T

    No hot water but do have central heating

    Hi there When I switched on my hot water at the controls today, I noticed that I couldn't hear the 'normal' noises it would make once it comes on and the hot water cylinder isn't getting hot. I have tested the central heating and it works fine. I have a plumber doing work on renovation at...
  7. Iona Howard

    Moving copper pipes in floor

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone would be able to give some advice on how to move some copper pipes. My partner and I are currently renovating a house and we've decided to flip the direction of the stairs to give us more room upstairs. As we'll also be moving the stairs back slightly we...
  8. Aszaria

    Upstairs bathroom tap hot water - no pressure

    Hello all, I'm new to this forum so thanks and foremost for your help. Apologies if this is not the right place or been covered by another post. I need some help / advice with a tap in the bathroom upstairs. There is no pressure that comes out of the tap, in fact the more you open the tap...
  9. K

    Moving radiator, pipes underfoot threshold

    Hi all, currently at outset of general living room renorvation. My wife wants this rad moving or all pipe work covered. I must say looks a bodge job from previous owners. Radiator which I changed about 6 years back appears to be plumbed inline. Both pipes running under door threshold and...
  10. J

    How to fix shower screen to stud wall

    Hi there I need some help I’m trying to fix a shower screen (the bath type) to a plasterboard wall with splash back but I haven’t got a clue what fixing to use, I was wondering if I could just silicone the bracket let it dry and then fit the shower screen but I just don’t trust it any...
  11. 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...
  12. N

    Old Sunvic Programmer/Timer

    I’ve just moved into a house that has a seemingly very old boiler with sunvic programmer that I don’t have the manual for. Wondered if anyone could advise on how to use or where to get a manual? thanks
  13. A

    Lockshield valve not isolating radiator

    Hi, I'm trying to isolate my radiator in order to change a leaking bleed valve. The lockshield valve on the radiator is just spinning and spinning and not shutting off the water. In the photo below, it's the spindle that I have been trying to turn. Is there anything I can do other than...
  14. S

    Independent c24 to a new wireless thermistat

    Hi all, Firstly i want to thank you all for reading this, I'm pretty stuck so any help would be amazing. I currently have an Independent c24 combi boiler. This boiler has never had a thermostat fitted so had the original red cable connection, the boiler has only ever had the timer switch...
  15. G

    Cold water tap turned on trips combi switch to start

    Had a new oil combi CH system installed a couple of months ago and as part of the system the plumber fitted an Adey MagnaClean Professional2 filter which has dripped ever since. He came to see it but couldn't find the problem which was pretty obvious since the pipes were hot and the drips were...
  16. L

    Question regarding upgrading Radiators

    Hi all I'm looking to upgrade some regular old radiators ( 7 in total). The replacements are larger modern radiators. Two would be approximately 1600mm long by 600mm wide to hang on the wall. I've attached an image of old white radiator style and new radiator style (Grey) to give you idea of...
  17. N

    Drayton wiser install - hot water and wireless thermostat

    Sorry- yet another smart thermostat wiring question. I want to install a Drayton Wiser two channel system. I currently have a Honeywell wireless thermostat (connects to a R6660D) controlling my central heating. I have a Honeywell wired timer (ST9100c) controlling my hot water cylinder. I have...
  18. E

    Heating system pitching

    Hi guys, my grandfather's heating system has been working away no problem for 30 years, a few weeks ago the ballcock in the feed and expansion tank stuck and the system began to run dry he noticed that the upstairs rads were not heating as they were empty obviously, he freed up the ballcock and...
  19. RobertPW

    Washer and dishwasher

    I’m looking to simplify the miles of copper pipe under my kitchen sink - year’s worth of people tadging bits on. My question is this - I want to bring one cold feed up to my cold tap and put 2 tees (appliance valves) on that feed inside the cupboard under the sink: one for the washing machine...
  20. A

    Heeeelp!!! Central Heating works fine but NO hot water and the pressure gauge show high!

    Hi guys/gals I really need your help. It is now over 3 weeks I don't have hot water and I am having to boil water with the kettle for shower :-( Everything was working fine and all of a sadden everything shutdown and I reset the boiler now the boiler fires-up and I do get central heating but...