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 Post subject: Hot bath tap stops running intermittently
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:52 pm 
Combi boiler, pillar bath taps. The hot tap stops runnig intermittently. If the bath tap is closed/opened it will start running again. Water isn't very hot. There is a bar mixer shower over the bath. Bathroom was installed relatively recently by the previous occupant so should have NRVs to the shower and a tmv to control bath temperature but it isn't easy to check. Any ideas please?

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 Post subject: New Shower Cubicle in Bathroom Alcove
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:04 pm 
Hey Everybody :)

Im brand new to the forum and im hoping to get some valuable advice from everybody.

I have an alcove in my bathroom which currently has my bathroom sink in it, im planning to move the sink and install a shower cubicle. I am a total beginner to anything "building" wise but im confident with the right advice im more than capable of doing it. I have a series of questions that ...

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 Post subject: Steel shower tray
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:22 pm 
I bought a Kaldewei tray (without fitting frame) and their tech support said that you could fit it directly to the floor by silicon sealing the wall edges and filling the underside void with expanding foam.

The tray is large (1500x900) and not quite as rigid as I was hoping. I can't see how this could be fit reliably without putting it on a bed of sand/cement. There will be too much flex and the ...

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 Post subject: Shower bar cartridge valve
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 pm 
Good Evening.
I'm sorry but I don't know the make of my shower.

I am trying to get the cartridge valve out. I have taken the grub screw but the valve just won't budge. According to YouTube it should just pull out like the other side did. The side I'm trying to get out is on the temperature side. The other side had a but but this side doesn't.

Any help would be really appreciated ...

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 Post subject: Compression waste under bathroom tiles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:26 pm 
Hello all,

Someone said to me today that he wouldn't trust fitting compression waste joints (or push fit) under a tiled bathroom floor. The only thing he'd go for is solvent weld.

I'm fitting a steel walk in shower tray and the low profile waste has a 40mm connection to which, I think, the only thing you can use to connect is a compression joint. Also the new waste pipes for the shower and basin ...

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 Post subject: Toilet push button flush
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:56 am 
Hi I have a push button toilet flush. When pushing the button the cable comes off and renders the button useless. I have to lift the back plate and reattach. There are no leaks and when the cable doesn't come off the flush works fine. Will i get away with buying a new push button or do i need a new system? Any cheap recommendations also? Thanks

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 Post subject: leak drips from ceiling
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 am 
Intermittent leak. Sitting room ceiling.
Been like it for several years.
Comes and goes. Doesn't happen for months and then heavy leak.
Could it be plastic pipes contracting when cold?
I have only just had this thought, so to test, I have turned off the boiler completely last night.
I have access to the joints in the pipe in the room above by way of a tiny plastic access flap.
If it is a contracting ...

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 Post subject: Monobloc tap replacement
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:25 pm 
Hi guys hoping for some advice I have changed taps before with my limited DIY skills however my kitchen tap now needs replacing and I am not sure how to go about it.

The old tap tails are straight copper and one connects to a pushfit connector so I am unsure how to connect the flexitails that come with the new tap. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is a picture of what it ...

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 Post subject: TRV-Do I need to drain?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:20 pm 
MY friends TRV has broken. Is there a way to change the valve without draining the system?

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 Post subject: Gas cost
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:05 am 

We've recently moved into a 3 bed detached bungalow, just a normal size, 90ish Square metres. Heating is on for roughly 6 hours a day, room stat set to 20c,boiler stat 65. According to my smart meter this is costing over £1 an hour to run in gas alone. Is this normal? The boiler is a vailant ecotec plus 831.

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