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 Post subject: Silly me, I lost my flush button
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:10 am 
I took it off when I was refurbishing and put it in a very safe place....... :dunno:

If anyone can identify it I would be extremely grateful. If not, I know you are going to say put a new flush thingy in and that requires calling the plumber = lots of dolares.

Anyway, it was very thin and screwed on and off and ...

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 Post subject: How to determine waste fitting bore size?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 am 
I am struggling with a small drip under our kitchen sink. I caused movement by fixing another drip that developed by the plug hole joint and now I have weep past a pushfit elbow further down. I bought a new one from Screwfix but typically it is just too small to fit the pipe. As there is no way of telling the make or type how can I find a part without a lengthy trial ...

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 Post subject: skylo universal adjustable dual flush valve
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:17 pm 
I am finding it hard to connect this valve which is a replacement of a valve in a cistern having a front lever action ,this valve which I took as universal is only for a push button flush action.Is there some conversion kit available to fit this to enable the lever to operate.

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 Post subject: Hot water Cylinder Noises
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:23 am 
with my central heating boiler switched off & getting hot water via the cylinder immersion switched on only after a while the cylinder makes noises as if the water is boiling inside ! ? Is it possible it could this be the result of the immersion element or the thermostat fault on the side of the cylinder & how would I know which one?

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 Post subject: Toilet cistern won't stop filling
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm 
Hi all

The toilet cistern won't stop filling and water is flowing out of the pipe to the outside world.

The obvious quick fix is to turn the valve underneath the cistern to stop water going into the cistern but when I turn it anti-clockwise it won't turn a full quarter - it stops after 1/8th (as if it the thread is stopping it). I've sprayed some WD40 on it to see if that loosens ...

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 Post subject: Leaking Toilet
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm 
I noticed yesterday that my downstairs toilet has water running into the pan? its only a small amount, now when I took the lid off the cistern there isn't any water running into the overflow, any ideas? :dunno:

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 Post subject: CWS overflowing from Hot supply
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:48 pm 

Wondering if someone could give me an idea as to what could be wrong with with my DHW system.
I've uploaded a crude diagram of my setup which shows a CWS tank in an extension of the house supplying a shower. This particular tank is overflowering via the hot water travelling through the shower mixer and back up through the cold feed and into the tank.
From other discussions I have had it could ...

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 Post subject: cleaning out my central heating system
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:44 pm 
My boiler doesn’t have a magnetic cleaner, and has gotten gummed up.

I’ve been told to run Fernox' Cleaner F3 through the system, and then to use an inhibitor afterwards.

The description at doesn’t mention using another product afterwards, although the container suggests Protector F1.

Is Protector F1 the same as an inhibitor?

What do you recommend as best practice?

Thank you,


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 Post subject: Hot and cold feed pipes for shower too close together?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:19 pm 
Our builder has put some plumbing into a new extension and has run the hot and cold pipes next to each other.
I am concerned about Legionella (as well as energy conservation) as in places they are about 1mm apart, for a couple of feet.
They have done this as they created only one hole through the wall to feed the pipes through and so it is tight. Before, they were actually touching. I am ...

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 Post subject: Outside tap issue
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:59 pm 
Hi all new here I’ve just installed a diy outside tap kit from screwfix but the pressure is terrible the pressure on the kitchen tap is fine.

I have took the feed from the pipe that feeds the cold water tap no leaks any where. Could I use a full bore service valve or do I need to replace the hose going to the tap with pipe.?

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