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I should have started the kitchen at the beginning of the summer. So wasted a few good months
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Made the opening wider so I can have a breakfast bar
 
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Kitchen I have insulated 2 externals walls in my kitchen and 1 in my living room.

Also in doing my Kitchen I have replaced all the 15mm hot feeds to taps with 10mm feeds and insulated them from a manifold.

Next year I'll insulate the spare room and hopefully fit triple glazing. View attachment 284297
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Wasn't there a bigger fridge/freezer in the store? You can keep a whole hog roast ready for xmas in that beasty boy...the dog's ready to get crackin', so crack on old bean.(y)
 
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I have replaced all the 15mm hot feeds to taps with 10mm feeds
Is that a combi supplied mains pressure ISH hot water ?? I actually changed to 22mm on my hotwater to bath - but gravity feed in a bungalow - so had to do that

We had a kitchen renovation, including the false ceiling pulled down and replaced , they guy said we dont usually put insulation above a kitchen because of the heat in a kitchen , but if oi wanted it an extra £100 - i said i wanted insulation , I can always open the windows and doors if too hot ....... glad i did now, helps heat other parts of house
 
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Wasn't there a bigger fridge/freezer in the store? You can keep a whole hog roast ready for xmas in that beasty boy...the dog's ready to get crackin', so crack on old bean.(y)
Fridge is coming today. Built in 70/30
 
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Is that a combi supplied mains pressure ISH hot water ?? I actually changed to 22mm on my hotwater to bath - but gravity feed in a bungalow - so had to do that

I have a combi.... its advised to run all feeds in 15mm as with 22mm you will loose pressure and have more cold water in your pipes to disperse before the hot water comes through.

I have 10mm speed fit directly from boiler manifold to each individual tap with no fittings in-between. The result is water gets hotter quicker using less gas and the shower pressure is not affected if someone uses a hot tap.
 
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We had a kitchen renovation, including the false ceiling pulled down and replaced , they guy said we dont usually put insulation above a kitchen because of the heat in a kitchen , but if oi wanted it an extra £100 - i said i wanted insulation , I can always open the windows and doors if too hot .......

I'm not an expert but I can't see any wrong. I'll more than likely do the same when I strip out the spare room in the summer of next year
 
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Kitchen I have insulated 2 externals walls in my kitchen and 1 in my living room.

Also in doing my Kitchen I have replaced all the 15mm hot feeds to taps with 10mm feeds and insulated them from a manifold.

Next year I'll insulate the spare room and hopefully fit triple glazing. View attachment 284297 View attachment 284325

The insulation board. Apparently it's should reduce fuel bills by 40%. That be if the whole house is done that is.

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I have a combi.... its advised to run all feeds in 15mm as with 22mm you will loose pressure and have more cold water in your pipes to disperse before the hot water comes through.
You don't affect pressure by using different size pipe what you do alter is volume.
By altering to 10mm pressure remains the same volume is much reduced.
 
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You don't affect pressure by using different size pipe what you do alter is volume.
By altering to 10mm pressure remains the same volume is much reduced.

I'm sure your correct. The result is the same in that the shower doesn't loose noticeable pressure when another outlet is in use and the hot water arrives quicker than before
 
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Correct the hot arrives quicker due to less volume.
Short runs of smaller pipe are ok longer ones can be more problematic due to losses due to hydraulic gradient.
 
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I'd like to thank my guest speaker today. .... Can we have a round of appreciation for Exedon... (y)
 
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My mate has a combi in his loft. He doesn’t even bother to wait for the kitchen tap to get hot, it takes that long for the hot to get to the tap that they either wash up with cold or boil a kettle.
 

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