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  1. S

    2 rads teed off one feed (combi)

    Edit: apologies, think this should be in the plumbing thread, have reposted - mods please delete this
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. P

    Toilet ballcock valve leak

    Hi all! Just a quick one, my toilet cistern has a leak from the water inlet valve into the ballcock (picture attached). Is it the ballcock I would need to replace, the valve or both? Many thanks in advance for your help.
  9. D

    "Dripping" noise from new Vitra concealed cistern.

    Hi all, Baffled me this one. Just installed a new Vitra concealed cistern. Luckily not boarded up yet. Constant dripping noise which I've located to be dripping past the flush valve into the pan water (arrow on image). It's one loud drip about every 20 seconds. Assumption is that the flush...
  10. D

    Adding a dishwasher to washing machine plumbing

    I would like to add a dishwasher to the kitchen for the first time. I can't put it near the sink without removing cupboards, but there is space next to the washing machine. Are there any obvious problems with this choice of placement? I am hoping it is an easy job to use the existing water...
  11. Nixstar

    How to use Telford Tristor Thermal store economically

    Hi, Somebody please help! I have recently moved into a home with a Telford Tristor Thermalstore used to heat the water in the flat. Problem is that after 1 and a half showers, hot water has run out. In fact, the hot water is never really that hot. A plumber has been over and changed the...
  12. DannyDyer

    How do I get this tap off?

    I got this far… i think the number inside is k937a01 But Google didn’t offer much help. There’s no other screws, bolts or pieces of gum holding it on that I can find. I’ve tried pulling on it, tapping it with a hammer and asking it nicely. But this thing just won’t come off. No brand on the...
  13. D

    Can I reseal part of my bath tub?

    Hi there, I can see the sealant coming away slightly on one of the ends of the tub where it meets the wall/tiles. The other 2 seals seem fine. So I've removed the silicone across the edge of the bath where the taps are and have left the rest alone. Can I just re seal the one edge or do I need...
  14. P

    What type of pipe is this and are their any watch-its?

    Hi. I'm planning on replacing my kitchen mixer tap. Due to the condition of the pipework with what looks like some old leak sealant applied and some redundant fittings I plan on cutting out most of the pipework in the cupboard and redoing it. Rather than the pipework being 15 mm copper like...
  15. rayleigh20

    Adding a bathroom upstairs

    Hi. Wanting advice on a house I am thinking of buying. It currently only has a very small toilet and shower downstairs about the size of a standard cloakroom which is totally not practical. Have a spare bedroom upstairs that could be converted but not sure how I would get the waste to the soil...
  16. R

    SIAMP 99 Bottom Entry Filler Overflowing and Stopping

    Hi there, Got problems with a SIAMP overflowing, when I've had issues in the past they've continuously overflowed. The solution was a new diaphragm washer. This time it overflows for 10s then stops. I've replaced the washer and tried to make adjustments when it was still doing it - moved...
  17. K

    Convert downstairs bathroom back to utility?

    Hi all I am wanting to convert our downstairs bathroom (previous owners had council conversion due to immobility) back to a utility room. It has a kind of wet room floor and a large double shower tray that was in a walk in shower. The shower has been removed and for a quick fix we had our...
  18. Scoop-20

    Kitchen Tap - Leaking/Cheap Fix?

    Our kitchen tap is leaking. It's a mixer tap and it's just the hot tap that has the problem. It's also very hard to turn it off. I'm guessing a rubber seal has perished inside. The cheapest new tap of the same kind I can find is £55. Should I go ahead and buy one of these or call the...
  19. bettz1

    Water coming out dishwasher pipe

    Hi just wondered if this was normal busy painting the kitchen cupboards. I've removed the dishwasher piping but noticed when we run the tap in the sink water is coming out the dishwasher pipe, if we run the tap slow it's fine and doesn't overflow out. Is this normal as that would mean the...
  20. J

    Replacement water heater

    Hi, I have recently moved into a house that has an instantaneous water heater for the bathroom sink. The heater has stopped working so I am now on the lookout for a suitable replacement. The current heater is a Tritan TW10i which I believe is 9.5kwh. As this heater is no longer produced, I am...
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