plumbing

  1. M

    Central heating installation HELP!

    Good afternoon all, I am soon to have a new combi boiler fitted to provide central heating and hot water (currently just have an old hot water boiler). I am in the process of fitting my central heating system pipe work, and I am hoping for some advice. I have drawn up a picture below of what...
  2. S

    Connect Baxi Solo 2PF to hive

    Im an electrician trying to connect Hive to my Baxi solo 2PF boiler but the hive diagrams dont match the available terminals and I dont understand enough about boilers to chance guessing at it and frying the mother board. Please help! (Diagrams and boiler terminals attatched)
  3. danstine13

    Drayton Wiser smart trv's causing exit pipes on radiators to make noise

    Hi all, recently replaced all of our normal trvs to smart trvs, except one radiator to allow it to always flow if the others shut off. I am experiencing an issue on all radiators when one of the TRVs hits temp and closes the valve, there is a tapping noise on the exit pipe of that specific...
  4. G

    What are these weird ugly pipes on wall?

    We moved from a newbuild flat into a Victorian fixer upper and there are pipes running along the walls. Example attached - first pipe running from bottom of staircase to right by front door. Second running along kitchen wall. Wondering what they are and if there’s anything we can do to hide...
  5. 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...
  6. J

    Radiator Issue

    Hello, I recently bought a flat and am currently very early into my DIY journey, so apologies in advance for my limited understanding. I noticed one of the radiators does not heat up, so I had a look online for common issues and decided to see if the pin in the TRV valve was stuck. Got myself...
  7. S

    Fitting new bypass/isolation valve - how to secure fitting

    Hi all - I have a water softener with a bypass/isolation valve, but it is plastic and old, and has a crack in it, so needs replacing. I've been given a new metal one which I'd like to fit myself. However out of the box, none of the fittings seem to be tight after screwing it together. I can just...
  8. G

    Should I change my boiler

    I am going to be installing a bath in my home as currently I only have an electric shower, I currently have a Worcester 24i Junior but when I had a local plumber install a new shower for me a while back I mentioned looking to have a bath fitted in the near future and he mentioned that I might...
  9. A

    Boiler Problem

    Hi, is there anyone that can help me with my boiler problem please? I have a Worcester Green Star 38 CDI classic boiler with hot water issues. When I turn on the shower the water fluctuates between hot and cold. The temperature goes up to 110 and then it cuts out - there are no error codes. The...
  10. L

    Hole in concrete floor below kitchen sink unit?

    Hi all I've been trying to find the source of a cold draft in my kitchen after taking off the plinth below my sink I have found a hole in the concrete floor (where the cold air is coming from), and it has a pipe going into it. I have a few questions... 1. Does anyone know what this pipe is? I...
  11. D

    Perforated cylinder coil, F&E tank overflowing (Ed.)

    Hi everyone, About a month or two ago we noticed that the F and E was overflowing quite a bit. We also had some rusty coloured water. I can see now from research that this would naturally point to a hole in the coil. I had a plumber out, who I wouldn’t use again because he seemed completely...
  12. T

    Soil pipe ventilation

    Alright folks. Hopefully, someone can help in regards to venting my waste pipe from a downstairs cloakroom toilet. It comes straight out and down as in the image and the white pipe is my new drainage from the kitchen, however it's not vented. My toilet bowl is filling up and returning to...
  13. 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...
  14. A

    Tabletop dishwasher to cold water tap

    Attached two images. Im trying to attach my tabletop dishwasher to my tap, from what ive seen people just screw this onto tap but as you can see in image two, i can not screw my tap. I bought a part ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BYHNKV2S?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 ) and this just...
  15. A

    Washing machine drainage hose good practice

    Any plumbers that can foresee issues with the below set up? I have installed my washing machine and needed to extend the drainage hose. Only options I found was 2.5m. This is leaving a lot of excessive hose that I’ve had to arrange as in the picture. My concern is stagnant water building up and...
  16. M

    warmafloor UFH replacement or parts

    has anyone attempted a "diy" to replace the flow meters and valve pins on a warmafloor UFH manifold ? also how easy is it to just replace the whole thing as I'm seeing manifolds for under £200 and wondering if its worth buying parts or just replace the whole thing but I'm not sure how straight...
  17. T

    Plumbing immersion tank overflow into W/M waste outlet

    Hi everyone! I looking to remove an overflow pipe run that goes into the bathroom and re-route an immersion overflow into the kitchen and connect it to the washing machine waste. Currently, the overflow from the immersion tank passes through a partition wall into the bathroom where it connects...
  18. H

    Vado Capsule Connecting to overflow

    Trying to connect Vado Capsule kit to overflow. The issue is when I am trying to install either of the 2 waste adapters it came with to my existing McAlpine overflow they don't fit. Has anyone installed one of these and has the same issue?
  19. C

    Replace outside tap

    Hi I want to replace my outside tap and pipework as the old one doesn't have a Double check valve (inside or out). I have purchased A DCV and isolator, but do I need a drain-cock on the inside? also is it - isolation valve then DCV?
  20. CharlieNxce

    Removing concrete waste collar on toilet

    Hello everyone, I am trying to work out how to safely remove this concrete waste collar, stick a 250mm deep 1m wide vanity unit on the wall behind and replace the toilet with a new back-to-wall toilet and hidden cistern. Any advice on how I go about this and if I can likely get the new cistern...
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