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 Post subject: Condensation on pipes?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm 

I have been in a new build house now for about 18 months.
Since we have been in there we have experienced excess water around the main water pipes (which reside under the sink) that are connected to the mains supply.

The problem being that these pipes seem to drip, we have been told that this is just condensation by the builder and all plumbing is ok
I just wanted a second opinion really, ...

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 Post subject: The impossible shower hose
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:55 pm 
Hi - I wondered if someone had any tips to removing this shower hose?

It's pretty knackered with scale and I want to change the silicone behind.

Problem is that it's at an angle due to the tap with not a lot of space behind due to the wall (see picture).

I've tried 20-24mm wrench, both round and open but none do the job. I've thought about cutting the hose and unscrewing it from above ...

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 Post subject: Seemingly irreplaceable flush button
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:46 pm 
Hi, my dual flush button broke and I bought a replacement from B&Q, making the incorrect assumption that they’d all be a standard fit and would fit my system. It didn’t, and wouldn’t stay attached to the little plastic clamp. I’ve since tried buying a button from home base, but that won’t fit properly either. I’m really reluctant to have to replace the whole mechanism, as my closed couple cistern is now enclosed within wetwalled ...

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 Post subject: Toilet float not working
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 pm 
Hi there.

I had/have a slow filling toilet after flushing.

Saw this video on youtube which is a model similar to mine:

So went to the hardware shop and bought the only rubber valve they had in the hope it would fit mine. Unfortunately the valve didnt fit so I fitted the broken valve with the logic being at least the toilet still fills (even if its slow filling) until i can go to ...

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 Post subject: Bathroom sink plug help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:29 am 
Hello, I am looking for a sink plug and sink hole connection piece. My old one the screw and plastic that holds it all together has snapped. I have gone to so many places but all they can offer me is ones that have the overflow hole built in and my bathroom sink doesn't have an over flow pipe. I have looked online and failed to find one I need, can anyone please send me ...

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 Post subject: Removing Radiators
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:55 pm 
We are fitting a new staircase into the house and need to remove three raiators, two downstairs and one upstairs.
Spoke to the plumber and he said to find where the pipes come from and cap them off.
As there was nothing downstairs I figured they were upstairs so lifted the landing boards and found them.

Surely I dont fit a stop on them but fit a U bend so the water passes back into ...

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 Post subject: Sewers smell in new bathroom
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:43 pm 
Hello, everyone

I have had a new bathroom suite put in (bath out, shower cubicle in, new toilet, new handbasin) and, everyday since then, I am getting a strong sewers smell emitting from the bathroom. The new bathroom is two weeks old today, Sat.14.Oct.17, and in the last two weeks I have tried flushing with hot water, cold water, bleach solution, vinegar and bicarb. - to flush any possible human debris from the system but ...

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 Post subject: Descaler
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:36 am 
Do descaler's work ?
I have one attached to the oil boiler but seeing the toilet pans in the house each has a thick layer of scale in the bottom.
I wonder if I should fit a new descaler to the new toilets when I fit them.
Which product would you use ?

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 Post subject: Running radiator pipes in loft conversion - thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 pm 
Hey folks,

We are in the midst of this loft conversion and I wanted to know what everyone's thoughts are running rad pipes to 2 radiators ideally avoiding them going under the floor, I was planning on using 15mm pipe.
The walls are to have 100mm + 25mm of insulation with gyproc on top total. This is on 25mm battens to create a cavity against the original upstairs stone walls.

I want to be a ...

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 Post subject: 90mm shower drain - additional sealant needed / tray cracks?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:25 am 
Quick Q's

1: I have to refit ano drain to the shower (the plastic rim on the last expired and water eventually leaked under the raised shower tray - luckily I tiled right under the tray as well).

The new one has a 'sandwich' rubberised gasket that sits top side of the tray and ano that sits below. The assembly screws together to seal. In theory at least.

Just wondered if any of the more ...

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