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by stevenc1603
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Moretti Concealed Shower Connection - What Pipe Size Fittings are Best?
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Re: Moretti Concealed Shower Connection - What Pipe Size Fittings are Best?

Hi, That had me hopeful so I went and bought 1/2" fittings. Unfortunately they are too small so they'll have to get swapped for 3/4" ones. Any thoughts on best pipe sizes? I know that the part of the shower that comes out of the wall with the showered attached is a 1/2" female fitting...
by stevenc1603
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Moretti Concealed Shower Connection - What Pipe Size Fittings are Best?
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Moretti Concealed Shower Connection - What Pipe Size Fittings are Best?

Hi All, I have a new Moretti concealed shower that I want to fit. It appears that the connections are 3/4" male threaded fittings which I have found, although need to double check they are not 1/2". Assumming they are 3/4", is it better to fit 22mm supply pipes, or 15mm? Cold supply i...
by stevenc1603
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Re: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

Sorry, that was a typo, should have been re-pressurised, not de. I pumped it up using a foot pump with a gauge on it until it was just over the 20psi mark. I then checked it with my digital pressure gauge I keep for checking the car tyres with and it was reading 22psi. As you say the 22psi should be...
by stevenc1603
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Re: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

OK, so managed to check the pressure in the expansion vessel. 3.5psi. Didn't seem to be leaking water into the air chamber so I've depressurised it to 20psi for now. Not sure if that's enough but I didn't want to go wild with it as I don't have the manual. No change on behaviour though. Stuck 0.5bar...
by stevenc1603
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Re: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

Cheers,

I'll give that a go and see where I get to with it.
by stevenc1603
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Re: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

Thanks plumb bob! Having read some other posts I was wondering if a faulty expansion vessel might be to blame. Am I correct in assuming that if I dump off the pressure in the system I can measure the vessel with some sort of gauge? Also, what would be the ideal pressure, or would you need more info ...
by stevenc1603
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Re: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

Ok, so tonight after it's been running for a while the pressure has gone up to almost the 3 bar mark. Other strange thing. I'm sure previously that when the thermostat called for heat, the boiler would just run until the desired temp was reached, then it would switch off until called again. Now it a...
by stevenc1603
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 8004

Strange Pressure Issue With Heating System - Camray Oil Fired Combi Boiler

Hi All, Hope someone can point me in the correct direction here with this strange pressure issue I'm experiencing with our heating system. It's a Camray Oil fired combi boiler. System is installed for a bungalow with 9 radiators attached. Hot water works perfectly. I've had trouble with it since las...
by stevenc1603
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting woodchip wallpaper
Replies: 3
Views: 7360

Personally I would give it at least a day for the paste to dry properly before you wet it again with the paint.
by stevenc1603
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Smelly house!
Replies: 5
Views: 2973

Check that the soil stack vent isn't blocked. Sounds like it might be and the flushing of the upstairs toilet is causing the water to be pulled out of the traps in the kitchen sink. If you get someone to flush the loo while you are in the kitchen and you hear a gurgling this is possibly your problem.
by stevenc1603
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Boxing in pipes and wash basin in bathroom
Replies: 1
Views: 8342

You'll have to make a template from card then transfer it to whatever surface you want to put in place.
by stevenc1603
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Do I need a sink with my washing machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 3432

You don't need a sink at all.

You will need water feeds (now adays its common to just need the cold water feed and not the hot) and a waste outlet.

If your other sink is nearby then you can use that, otherwise you would have to have a standpipe next to the machine.
by stevenc1603
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Is it wise to lay porcelain tiles on my floor-boards kitchen
Replies: 1
Views: 4007

Whatever you do, don't lay directly onto the floorboards. I tried this once, it didn't last long. You need to overlay the floorboards with some sheet ply to strengthen the floor and minimise the flex in it. If the floor moves then theres every chance the adhesive will crack and the tiles will work l...
by stevenc1603
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Window frames joined with sill
Replies: 1
Views: 3083

I would recommend not using wood filler. That is used for filling holes and the like in wood, and not for gap filling.

What you are needing is an exterior sealer or filler. Have a look in the silicon section of your DIY shop for such items.
by stevenc1603
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Gloss paint - tiny bubbles
Replies: 5
Views: 20777

What are you painting onto and what surface preparation have you done?
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