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by andy2510
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mixer taps - switching hot and cold
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

Re: Mixer taps - switching hot and cold

Thanks plumbbob. Glad to know it wasn't my fault.
by andy2510
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Mixer taps - switching hot and cold
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

Mixer taps - switching hot and cold

Hi. I've bought a couple of mixer taps recently and have had to switch the caps because the hot and cold pipes are different in our house (cold on left, where taps have hot on left). Fixing the bath tap had no problems, however fixing the sink tap nearly caused a flood! After changing washers we tes...
by andy2510
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Boiler ventilation - will this work?
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Thanks for your reply. What I meant was would it OK to use the underfloor void as ventilation, but as you mentioned it'll need to be ducted then it sounds more trouble than it's worth. I need 90cm squared of ventilation but don't want a big draft in the kitchen. The door and window are uPVC and belo...
by andy2510
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Boiler ventilation - will this work?
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Boiler ventilation - will this work?

Hi guys. I wonder if a Corgi-registered engineer could help? I have a 10-year old Ferroli Combi boiler in our house (it was fitted years before we moved in). When I had it serviced (for the first time - I've only been here 2 years!) I was told it needs more ventilation. It's housed in a full-height ...
by andy2510
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Advice and explination over Expansion Vessel depressurising
Replies: 1
Views: 2803

Installed the towel rail, but while testing discovered it had a hole in the top! Need a replacement before we can use a sealed system again!
by andy2510
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring through trunking
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Oops! Sorry - I forgot about this thread! :( Took 6 hours, but I did it in the end (after losing the wire twice having to snatch it back it back). What I did was attach a piece of old speaker wire to the old TV cable and new cable and pull through. Gave up on the 2-wire system and fitted a Splitter ...
by andy2510
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Advice and explination over Expansion Vessel depressurising
Replies: 1
Views: 2803

Advice and explination over Expansion Vessel depressurising

Hi all. A little while ago (around Easter) I posted a thread on here asking for help with a de pressuring boiler, which htg_engineer pointed to the expansion vessel. From then till the time the heating was turned off for summer it worked fine. A few weeks ago the boiler has been de pressurising agai...
by andy2510
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring through trunking
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Hi krownie.

The current wire is also a coax aerial cable.
by andy2510
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring through trunking
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Thanks for your replies.

Steve: it looks like copper piping more than anything else!!!

Ericmark: I'll try some form of lubricant and/or that nylon string.

I'll let you know how I get on (won't be till the weekend at least!).
by andy2510
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring through trunking
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Thanks for your reply. The capping is like a pipe in the loft space, running horizontally then with a 90 deg turn downwards to the aerial socket. If I could tie a piece of sting to the cable, with a nut at the other end of the string as a weight, and push it through would that work (possibly with so...
by andy2510
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring through trunking
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Wiring through trunking

Hi guys. I have a question which many of you electricians may have resolved in the past. How do you get a cable to turn the corner in the trunking in between walls? I'm trying to run a coax aerial cable from the loft to the living room though the current trunking (which is quite narrow) but I want t...
by andy2510
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Pressure problem - strange behaviour
Replies: 19
Views: 8163

Not to worry - it seems to have cured itself!!! Possibly air in the pipes?

Anyway all clear. Thanks everyone for your help!
by andy2510
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet not flushing properly
Replies: 4
Views: 18778

Here's a money saving tip for anyone else with a torn syphon valve. Instead of buying a new syphon, dismantle it (this is extra easy if you have the 3-part syphon found in some cisterns as you don't need to take the cistern off the wall or mess with the piping!) and you should be able to replace the...
by andy2510
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Pressure problem - strange behaviour
Replies: 19
Views: 8163

Hi again. Sorry I haven't got back sooner. Don't think it's limescale build-up as we live in a soft water area. Could it be too high/low water pressure? There is a lot of knocking in the pipes which indicates high pressure but would the whistling mean air is getting in? The pipes to the boiler come ...
by andy2510
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: telephone extension connection
Replies: 3
Views: 3803

I sorted the telephone wiring in this house when I moved in due the the upstairs phone sockets not ringing. You didn't mention which colours are loose. They are colour-coded and should work opposite each other (ie orange-white is opposite white-orange). I have mine on the following connections: Whit...
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