1. O

    Advice/ Help.

    Hey! I live in the middle floor of a 3 storey apartment building. The flat above has a leak. I’ve been in to investigate, and from what I can see the seal from the nut and bolt screw holding the cistern to the toilet has warped. Could anyone recommend what type of fixtures I’d be searching...
  2. F

    Dripping taps and shower heads

    Morning, everyone. This is my first post here - I'm hoping I won't have to post too frequently in the future! Anyway, we live in a Victorian house which has been converted into two flats - we have the first floor, and there's another flat downstairs. We share a mains water supply. For the...
  3. K

    Radiator/washing machine in conservatory

    Hi, we want to replace our old and dilapidated lean-to with a new consevatory. The existing lean to has our washing machine plumbed in - plumbing has been there since before we moved in. I'm now learning that that isn't okay in the eyes of building regs. So, I understand that if we build a new...
  4. S

    Leaking valve under sink

    Hi, novice here. Yesterday evening I discovered that a valve underneath my kitchen sink is leaking. To give an idea of the leakage rate, I dried off the valve and the area underneath it last night, and a puddle a couple of inches wide formed over 12 hours or so. I've attached a couple of...
  5. G

    Sewer smell - could it be linked to Sanispeed pump plumbing setup?

    Hi, I apologise for the length of the message. About one year ago we had a Sanispeed pump installed on the ground floor of our house to take the washing machine water to the sewer system (it was previously linked to the rainwater system). Since then there have been intermittent very strong...
  6. S

    Damaged mixer tap - should I fix or replace?

    Hi all, I have an old mixer tap. A nut around the central spout has a chunk missing from it, but I've been ignoring that since the tap will be replaced when the whole kitchen is refitted in a few months. However, when turning the spout today I felt something 'give', and it bent at a slight...
  7. helenamy

    Radiator cold at the bottom

    Our radiator in our living room is only luke warm at the bottom and boiling hot at the top. The pipe into the TRV valve is only slightly warm and the lockshield valve is boiling hot. We had the radiator refitted after some plastering around October last year. The radiator is the closest one to...
  8. B

    Pop up Bath plug not seating correctly

    Hi all , I have recently (3 months ago) had a bath installed with the pop up design (pictured) Recently it’s started not closing fully, I’ve adjusted the screw on the plug itself but then it doesn’t rise enough etc. my thinking is that the cable isn’t moving the plug enough as when I pulled...
  9. S

    No Water or Heating for days

    Hi, I’m hoping if someone can help me, I’m a DIY novice! On Friday morning we woke up and both the heating and water weren't working (apart from the kitchen tap cold). The temperature on Thursday night was -7, and it hasn’t got much warmer, up to about 0 degrees. I’m assuming I have a frozen...
  10. N

    Loft shower controls hot water for house?!

    Hello. So I’ve recently moved into a 1900’s terraced house with a loft conversion from 2001. The shower in the loft is either scorching hot or Luke warm. It also had problems with being jammed stuck until I loosened it with WD40. However, as it’s the loft, it’s not a priority (I imagine a...
  11. T

    Mixing valve leak under the bath

    Hello, I have a leak under the bath and the issue is the mixing valve. Its leaking from both sides where you can see the white. The 2 joints either side of the mixing tap are leaking, you can see the wet dark patch below. Does anyone know if this product from tool station would work as a...
  12. N

    Can you tell me what these old pipes are for?

    Hello! I've recently purchased a tenement flat which has a bookshelf/storage area built-in where the press would have been in the kitchen. I want it removed as it's just horrible; the wood panelling is off-centre and there's an odd protruding storage area at the top. Nothing about it is hanging...
  13. J

    Outdoor tap (old style) has leak - How to open and repair?

    Hi, I'm looking for a bit of guidance. DIY novice here, so please excuse me for using the wrong terminology to describe stuff : ) I have an old outdoor tap which constantly drips (see pic) from the tap spout. It's an old tap (see pic) and I'm wondering how I would stop the dripping. - I've...
  14. S

    2 rads teed off one feed (combi)

    Edit: apologies, think this should be in the plumbing thread, have reposted - mods please delete this
  15. G

    Unvented system - Very loud vibration when drawing hot water.

    Hi all, Moved into a property earlier this year and noticed a really strong vibrating sound coming from the cylinder room on the top floor. It happens for maybe 4-5 seconds in the morning when we're drawing hot water for the first time. Usually notice it when one of us has a shower in the...
  16. C

    Replacing Polyorc cold water piping. Cost?

    Evening all. I've recently purchased a late '70s semi Bungalow. Midway through tearing out the bathroom, I discovered to my abject horror that I've also purchased a period-correct Polyorc cold water feed. It's 100% Polyorc. It says so on the pipe. Not only that, but the stopvalve under the...
  17. N

    Best way to the Drains & pipework - help needed

    Hi All, I am planning to do drains & pipework. please see the image below: Is that okay? is building control going to approve? I have read somewhere that every underground joint need an inspection chamber, is that correct?
  18. R

    Toilet problems.

    So I am hoping someone can help me with this? We are currently renting our home and the landlord wants to sell it, so we are looking at problems the house has and trying to figure costs etc… to see if it’s worth our time and money. So… the toilet in the bathroom is on a stud wall with the...
  19. R

    Toilet problems!

    So I am hoping someone can help me with this? We are currently renting our home and the landlord wants to sell it, so we are looking at problems the house has and trying to figure costs etc… to see if it’s worth our time and money. So… the toilet in the bathroom is on a stud wall with the...
  20. R

    Toilet Waste Connection into Concrete Floor

    I am replacing a traditional toilet with a Grohe frame and I need to replace the existing waste connection (see pic below) with the one that comes with the Grohe frame. The connector goes down into the concrete floor and I have no visibility of where it goes/ how it connects. If I just yank it...