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by steve the plumber
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: Desktop turned 90 deg.
Replies: 1
Views: 3677

Hold Control & Alt together and press the up arrow.
by steve the plumber
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing a mcb ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4072

You're going to need a qualified leccy.
by steve the plumber
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: shower cold only in winter
Replies: 1
Views: 2549

Do you have an electric shower that is mains fed? If so, then mine is the same, I just turn the temperature up on the shower, it's due to the water being very cold from the outside coming in and not "warming" up through the pipes. Are the pipes exposed? You could put some insulation on the...
by steve the plumber
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Downlights & Dimmers
Replies: 2
Views: 2936

Some are, but some are not. You'll need purpose built lights.
by steve the plumber
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: HELP! Electric shower wiring worries
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

As your home is only 2 years old all the errors will be covered under the NHBC warranty.

You'll need to contact the builder in the first instance.
by steve the plumber
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: E-mail prompt on starting PC
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Do you have MSN/Yahoo/AOL messenger turned on? If not, then this could be a virus.

What program is opening up the alert?
by steve the plumber
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: SHOWER TRIPPING
Replies: 2
Views: 2320

Re: SHOWER TRIPPING

[quote="aldino"]HI,MY 9.5KW TRITON SHOWER KEEPS TRIPPING THE MCB WHEN ON THE SECOND HEAT SETTING.ITS OK ON HEAT SETTING 1.THE RATING ON THE FUSE IS 50AMPS.IT WAS FINE FOR A WHILE THEN MAYBE ABOUT 6 MONTHS LATER THIS PROB APPEARED.ANY HELP?[/quote] Check the connections in the shower and th...
by steve the plumber
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plumbing system
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: Plumbing system

It will be the same as a standard UK installation.

You may need some pumps depending on how far the outlets are from the tank, I'd probably recommend that anyway. You should use 22mm copper pipe throughout the hot water system anyway.
by steve the plumber
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cracked plastic cistern
Replies: 3
Views: 5430

For the cost involved I would just replace it.
by steve the plumber
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Taps switching themselves on
Replies: 5
Views: 7298

When you say it switches the bath tap on does it come on at full power or just dribble? Could just be air pushing the water through the system, but this should be looked at by whoever fitted the central heating.
by steve the plumber
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Only 3 radiators working out of 7
Replies: 1
Views: 2697

Sounds like a large air lock in the system. You'll need to get a professional in.
by steve the plumber
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: moving a bathroom upstairs
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

I wouldn't do it personally. The soil stack will be at the back of the house so you would have to have waste plumbing from the front to the back of the house. You could always have a macerator installed but to be honest I'd look at a house with an upstairs bathroom! Will be alot cheaper in the longr...
by steve the plumber
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: DIY Computers Forum
Topic: Computer "freezing"
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

Just tried it on IE8, Firefox and Chrome and works fine.

Do you have the upto date flash downloads installed?
by steve the plumber
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Buzzing consumer unit
Replies: 3
Views: 3877

It's normal for the dimmer switch to be buzzing but not the on the MCB.

I wouldn't use a dimmer on low energy lighting. Fit a normal switch and see if the buzzing stops.
by steve the plumber
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Bedroom fan
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

A double pole switch is the same as an electric shower pull cord switch.
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