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 Post subject: Bath mixer tap to shower hose adaptor conversion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:15 pm 
i'd like to fit an adapter to my bathroom tap so i can use it as a shower.
The various 'adapter bath to shower converter' things i've seen have very short hoses. I just want to convert my bath into a shower...

below are pics of the tap, and i found this adapter on amazon but i don't know if it will fit,
My question is, does the inner bit of the tap actually ...

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 Post subject: Dripping tap/turn off water
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:04 pm 
Hi all

Totally new to any DIY forum, just above rookie DIYer ie can sort of hammer a nail. Apologies if this has been covered, but my kitchen mixer tap is dripping cold water (enough to fill a basin overnight). Have researched how to replace washer, seems simple enough. My question is, and again, sorry if it's obvious. I know to turn off the mains water, but do I also need to turn off the ...

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 Post subject: Regular hose to MDPE for water from a well.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 pm 
Hi folks
Is there a connector available that would allow me to connect a regular hose with a hozelock type fitting to a blue MDPE pipe?

I've got a well in our yard which is fitted with an electric pump connected to a regular hose. This has worked well but now I would like to run the water down to a field using blue MDPE. Rather than connect the MDPE pipe to the pump, I ...

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 Post subject: Bath cold tap just dribbles
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:14 am 
I have a combi boiler and my bath has a mixer tap. There seems to have developed some kind of blockage to the cold tap (even though the cold flow to the sink is fine). I run the bath by first opening only the hot tap but when the water in the bath gets too hot I open the cold but this doesn't allow any cold water to come through. So I have to turn ...

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 Post subject: Cold water pipe hammering only when filling washing machine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:32 pm 
I have cold water mains coming from outside to the house feeding the first floor. There is a Honeywell PRV set to 2 bar in the airing cupboard and from there feeds the bathroom wash basin, WC fill and thermostatic shower mixer plus pipe going downstairs filling the washing machine on the ground floor. All first three works fine. I added the washing machine downstairs this week and there is annoying knocking or hammering ...

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 Post subject: Spitting tap
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am 
I have an issue with these recently fitted taps: ... aps/p30629

The hot works fine, but sometimes (more often than not) when you turn on the cold nothing comes out for a second or two and then it spits and spurts, before flowing normally.

It's the same kind of thing as when there's air in the pipework, but I can't see how or why an ...

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 Post subject: Dripping compression connection
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:49 pm 
A compression connection on the cold water supply to a kitchen tap is generating drips every 30 seconds or so (image attached). It’s not really a flowing ‘leak’ but water is definitely escaping from the connection.

I have tried a new olive in the connection and when it still dripped tried tightening the nut a little further bit by bit, but still drips.

The nut/fitting is new, but the pipe itself isn't. Could the pipe ...

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 Post subject: Soft Close Toilet Seat Problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:58 pm 
Around 14 years ago when we had an extension built, we had an Ideal Standard Alto toilet fitted with a soft-close seat. It lasted for around 3 years and then lost the soft-close action. It’s replacement lasted about 10 years before the same thing happened. Bought another new one a year ago and because that one had a faulty soft-close action it too was replaced f.o.c. immediately. A few weeks back, that too gave up ...

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 Post subject: Booster Pump advice please
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:10 am 
Hi guys can anyone advise me on a pluming problem please,

I fitted a mixer tap in my kitchen and the flow has now almost stopped so I bought a booster pump from ebay (see link)

I fitted it to the tap and it works fine but the flow switch does not work and I don't want the pump on 24/7 as that's just a waste of money I don't have,

not even sure it ...

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 Post subject: PlumbingIssues
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 am 
Hello All,

First post :cheers:

I have a number of issues with my heating and hot water so I'll try my best to describe what's going on - i have no doubt they are all linked.

About 1 month ago when it started getting cold (based in Scotland) we noticed that one of our radiators (out of 7 in the house) was cold at the bottom and ...

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