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by BullBates1
Tue Apr 04, 2023 3:11 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Bridging the cavity
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Bridging the cavity

y builder is currently building the walls to my extension. The wall spec is 100 brick, 10 cavity, 90 insulation, and 100 block. Building control told me to ensure the cavity is clear from mortar and anything else. My builder seems unable to do this, however. Every time I go outside and check on the ...
by BullBates1
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: How is this water getting in?
Replies: 1
Views: 810

How is this water getting in?

Any suggestions on how this water is getting in? I previously thought it was my broken external cill however I have had this re-built

There is no visible damp from above, it's like it is coming directly through the wall at that location but there is no obvious damage to the wall outside
by BullBates1
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Electric underfloor heating buildup
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Electric underfloor heating buildup

It's two bedrooms that we are installing it in and will be the only active heating source for the rooms. It is, i hope, a well insulated space, and so should remains relatively comfortable throughout the year without much additional heat. However at the same time, I don't want to pay for the cost of...
by BullBates1
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Electric underfloor heating buildup
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Electric underfloor heating buildup

I'm about to buy and electric underfloor heating system for my new loft extension. The supplier is trying to sell me insulation boards, two types of underlay etc etc but i'm not sure if these are required. I've just built the new floor, it has acoustic insulation between the joists and then 18mm osb...
by BullBates1
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: New ariel installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: New ariel installation

I realise I have spelt aerial incorrectly many times in that post but am not sure how to edit it!
by BullBates1
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: New ariel installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

New ariel installation

I've got some quotes for a new ariel installation (not very DIY I know). I'm trying to compare them but they are saying different things. The new arial is on the roof and will have the coaxial cable run down and into my loft room. Here I want to have a box that splits the single feed into 5 cables r...
by BullBates1
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer

Possibly - I can try it in a week or so. Would it make a difference though? Currently, the dial has the hot on the left and cold on the right, but turning clockwise gets colder (turning towards the hot mark on the dial). If i flip the dial facing up, so the hot mark is on the right and cold mark on ...
by BullBates1
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer

Yes 100% they are in the correct way, i've gone through all the photos I took. I had wrapped blue electrical tape around the cold feed too. That pipe also feeds the basin which works correctly, and the loo which doesn't have hot water in it! Attached an image of the install, cold vertical pipe is th...
by BullBates1
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Hot/Cold Switched on Shower Mixer

I've installed my shower mixer and have a problem where the hot/cold come out the incorrect way. I've gone back through my photos and i've definitely put the pipes in the correct way into the mixer so can only imagine it's a fault with the mixer itself. Anyone know of a way to correct this? I only h...
by BullBates1
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Trouble installing Thermostatic Shower Valve
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

Trouble installing Thermostatic Shower Valve

I'm trying to install the below valve in my bathroom but am running into some problems that I could do with your collective advice on! https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/arezzo-round-triple-concealed-thermostatic-shower-valve-with-diverter-matt-black 1. No matter how much ptfe tape I wrap around I ...
by BullBates1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Is this layout suitable when moving pipes, WC and basin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Is this layout suitable when moving pipes, WC and basin?

Thanks for the reply. With it being in the floor structure I'll have installed the underfloor heating, insulation boards, tiles etc before actually connecting the fixtures to the plumbing so I need to get it right the first time. What do you mean use a bend and aav, isn't my original diagram a bend ...
by BullBates1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Is this layout suitable when moving pipes, WC and basin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Is this layout suitable when moving pipes, WC and basin?

Hi I'm redoing my bathroom and part of that involves moving the waste pipes into the floor void rather than being visible above the floor. The WC and Basin unit will be next to each other and I want both wastes to drop down into the floor before turning and exiting through the external wall. Here th...
by BullBates1
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Wall preperation after removing the old tiles in my bathroom
Replies: 1
Views: 2095

Wall preperation after removing the old tiles in my bathroom

I've been removing the old tiles in my bathroom ready for an upgrade however the plaster on the wall is very powdery. It's basically pinkish dust on the wall. Do I need to do anything to this prior to tiling? I was planning on putting tile backer boards with adhesive and then tiling onto that but wo...
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