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by matthewm1965
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Should it be tested
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Thanks for all the info. The consumer unit is not being modified and already has RCD protection. The cooker is on its own circuit. It just didnt look right, a flex coming down from the cooker hood, chased into the plaster, exiting out of the wall under the worktop and fitted with a 13A plug to go in...
by matthewm1965
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Should it be tested
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Should it be tested

I am getting a kitchen fitted by one of the big companies who are also undertaking the electrics. They are breaking into the existing ring main to spur off to new sockets for the under worktop appliances. What paperwork / test certificates, if any should I be asking for? 2nd question Am I correct in...
by matthewm1965
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: first fix covers
Replies: 2
Views: 2607

Thank Sparx
:D
by matthewm1965
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: first fix covers
Replies: 2
Views: 2607

first fix covers

I remember years ago, you could buy plastic covers to fit over the back boxes after the first fix to prevent the Plasterer filling the boxes up with plaster.
Are these still available? anyone know where?
Thanks
Matt
by matthewm1965
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Integrated vented dryer
Replies: 0
Views: 2864

Integrated vented dryer

Does anyone know of an integrated vented tumble dryer that [b]doesn't[/b] require the plinth to be cut out for the inlet? There are lots of photos showing a continuous plinth, but when you dig deeper and read the installation instructions, they all require a cutout which spoils the line of the plint...
by matthewm1965
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Heated Towel Rail Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Did you bleed it with the heating switched off? If not, then the pump can suck air into the system.

Matt
by matthewm1965
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Power shower problem
Replies: 5
Views: 4605

Check what was screwed into the top HW outlet of the old tank you took out. There is a type of fitting called an 'S flange' this is a tube that goes down into the tank about 5" to draw the water out of the tank and not from the external pipework above the tank. This prevents you drawing water,t...
by matthewm1965
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: earthing
Replies: 3
Views: 2276

I had a similar problem a few years ago with the cable coming from the street into the house. I called the local Electric Board to voice my concern. They came out within half an hour to inspect the cable. The said that underneath the rusty armouring was a lead sheath, which of course would not rust....
by matthewm1965
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Removing a radiator then adding inhibitor
Replies: 6
Views: 5842

Skids, you are getting confused with Combi boilers, which are sealed systems. Condensing boilers come in both sealed and open vented variants. Utility, If you are going to add inhibitor to the expansion tank, drain sufficient water out of the system to empty the tank, and them some more. Add inhibit...
by matthewm1965
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: induction hob wiring???
Replies: 2
Views: 8487

They are the new colours for 3 phase.

Are you sure its not a 3 phase unit? Does it have a rating plate on it giving the voltage?

The bit that confuses me is when you say the wires are joined together.

Matt
by matthewm1965
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Remote switching of Danfoss pumps
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Have a look at the X10 home automation products.

I solved a similar problem with an X10 SM10E transmitter and AD10 receiver.

If you google "X10 home automation" you will find a supplier.

Matt
by matthewm1965
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Noisy shower pump
Replies: 5
Views: 8789

If you build a soundproof box, make sure it is big enough to maintain an airflow through the motor, or it will overheat and burn out.
by matthewm1965
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: Gas pipe in underground duct
Replies: 1
Views: 6634

Gas pipe in underground duct

I have a detatched garage about 7 meters from the house. This is currently seviced with hot & cold water supplies and electricity cable. These services are run in a 6" dia earthenware pipe buried underground. One end under the floor of the house, the other end coming through the concrete fl...
by matthewm1965
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Fixing Toilet Bowls To The Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 14585

I have stuck down two now in our house, using silicone sealant.
Neither have moved yet after a year of daily use.
Matt
by matthewm1965
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic:
Replies: -1
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I think Macker means 70 deg C on the boiler stat ??

I was always led to believe that the CH water temp should be set at the maximum of 80-82 deg to achieve maximum heating efficiency. Maybe this isn't the case with modern boilers. ?

Matt
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