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  1. B

    Hot Water Bath Tap extremely slow? - Gravity fed

    Ok so we have had a new Bathroom about a year ago, and the bath Hot water tap (and the bathroom sink tap) are really slow. We have to put the bath on with hot water, 45 mins before to get it to fill as its so slow. I am told its gravity fed from the water tank which is on the same floor and in...
  2. G

    Shared water supply

    So….we have brought a property that used to be the village rectory which in 1964 was separated from the adjacent village hall. It was all one property as far as the land registry are concerned prior to this. We were aware that the village hall shared our septic tank for which we are now in...
  3. 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...
  4. M

    Is an expansion tank needed for the heating

    Hi I'm obtaining a few quotes from different local plumbers. Do I need an expansion tank for the heating if the hot water cylinder has internal expansion and does not require one ? I’m looking at having an Ideal Logic Max Heat only 24kw boiler fitted to replace my existing one and a Halo...
  5. C

    Damp / water pooling in basement

    Hi - old house , semi, cellars , in town with lots of hills . Water pooling on basement floor after it rains . One part of the wall only at front of house , external wall adjacent to a path down the side of house. Path paved as is front garden .Happens when it rains . Generally always damp at...
  6. M

    Earth bonding to water & gas pipes

    Hi I have metal gas and water pipes with an Earth bonding cable going from my consumer unit to my copper gas pipe near the gas meter. The same Earth wire comes off the gas pipe to my copper water pipe. My water stop cock in the kitchen does not have any earth bonding cable. It looks difficult...
  7. L

    Where's the water coming from??

    Hi , The boxed in support beam in my kitchen had water coming in. The hole in pic was made to see where exactly the water was coming from (photo attached). I've been told three different things - that it's because there is probably no tray in the cavity wall, that it's the render, that it's the...
  8. D

    Water marks inside on downstairs chimney breast

    Hi there, Recently I noticed that there are some water marks on the paintwork of one of the downstairs chimney breasts in my end of terrace house. Both breasts face the pathway on the outside of the house, i.e. not adjoined to the neighbouring property. Note that there's no issues on the breast...
  9. KevinRussell

    Can't find cold water Isolator (stopcock)

    I am looking to replace a Power Shower at home. It's straight replacement with Power and cold water. The Power is a switch on the consumer unit. My issue is that I can't find an isolator for the cold water feed. The pipe comes out through a tile. The house is new and there are no exposed pipes...
  10. J

    latex flooring with warm water UFH

    Hi, I've been a plumber (not heating engineer) for 9 years now and finally bought my first home. As my first project, I decided to install a warm water UFH system. I've decided on Mapei Latexplan Trade for the screed which will be aprox 20mm thick. The data sheet states max 11mm per coat...
  11. M

    Plaster around window showing surface water bottom corners

    Hi everyone, I recently had new upvc windows installed around my house. We have an issue in particular with the kitchen window. We notice more when it’s been raining that there is surface water in the bottom corners on the plaster around the window. I wipe it away and it comes back. When...
  12. K

    Gas pipe or water pipe?

    Hi Everyone We are currently renovating an old cottage and I have come across a pipe that partially sticks out of the wall. I am confident working with water pipes and was hoping to cut it back and cap it off before we plaster and put the skirting boards on. However it has occurred to me that it...
  13. A

    Water under suspended subfloor void

    I have a 1900s terraced house. The front room is of suspended timber floor and the back room has a concrete floor. The floorboards in the front room constantly keep rotting as there is water under the subfloor void and the entire room smells of damp. If i dig a hole in the subfloor void (see...
  14. B

    Toilet Flush Handle really stiff and tightening?

    My Mum's toilet handle on the flush seems to be stiffening up? Toilet seems to flush fine, but its stiff to pull down, and hardly rises back into place (its the old style lever type on the cistern) Have included photos of the inside of the cistern. I watched some DIY videos, which said to...
  15. B

    Water under flooring

    I recently realized I can hear water sloshing around when I put pressure (IE walking) over the flooring near where the front porch meets the main house. House was built in 2015, floor is concrete base with layer of plywood then Amtico (decent quality sealed flooring) glued on top. The house...
  16. S

    Water stain above window

    Hi all, we have water stains above the windows in our bedroom. The bedroom is a converted loft/attic so the windows are slanted Fakro. The stains have been there since we moved in, and when we moved in the previous owners had left the windows open from at least June to end end of august (when we...
  17. cwhaley

    Fittings for new water feed

    Hello all. Having an extension built and part of that extension will have a utility room with washer, plus a separate WC and an outside tap. The old outside toilet used to stand where the attached picture was taken, with the water supply coming from a branch taken off the main water inlet to...
  18. S

    Subfloor soakaway issue

    Hi, I've read lots of threads with similar problems to this issue but still struggling to find a solution. Context...I live in a 1930s semi on a hillside. Some neighbours have reported have soggy gardens/water under floorboards and one neighbour has a pipe in their garden which gushes...
  19. adamthriver

    Filling a Large Hole in the garden

    Hi everyone, We inherited a very large and deep hole in the garden. It is about 15 meters x 15 meters and about 1.5 meter deep. It was probably dug out with the intention of creating a large pond but just left there. We would like to fill it up so the final thing is a levelled garden, but would...
  20. Small85

    Damp Cellar

    Hi, My cellar, which has always been a little damp seems to have got much worse over the past few months. During some really bad rain I could actually see it seeping through the walls and pooling up on the floor. I've had the guttering cleared as there was some overspill at the time. I was...
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