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by polypody
Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Drain cleaner
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Drain cleaner

I hope this post will be accepted as it doesn't fit the criteria. In the past I have used 'One Shot Drain Cleaner' but this no longer available to the general public it seems. In that case can anyone please recommend a suitable alternative that does what it says on the packet, so to speak!
by polypody
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Lagging a condensate pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Lagging a condensate pipe

Thanks for your advice folks.
by polypody
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Lagging a condensate pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Lagging a condensate pipe

As we recently had a frozen condensate pipe & I am thinking about lagging it with Armaflex or something similar. The pipe is about 6 metres long from where it enters the outside wall to the drain & is 43.5mm in diameter. My dilemma is that because of the overall diameter of the lagging &...
by polypody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Ridge tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Re: Ridge tiles

Many thanks stoneyboy.
by polypody
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Ridge tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Ridge tiles

Some of the mortar between each ridge tile on our gabled roof is missing. Viewed from the ground the tiles do not appear to be loosened & the loft appears watertight but I was wondering is this a job, re-mortaring between the tiles, that needs doing sooner than later please?
by polypody
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 15366

Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Thanks for your help. I've now got some graphite powder & that has improved the lock operation.
by polypody
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 15366

Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

What would be the best lubricant for lock mechanism on uPVC doors please? The window company that supplied the doors suggest WD-40 or silicone spray but I read somewhere that use of WD-40 is not recommended & graphite powder is preferable.
by polypody
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Basket Strainer Waste Plug for Carron Phoenix Carisma Sink
Replies: 0
Views: 5099

Basket Strainer Waste Plug for Carron Phoenix Carisma Sink

Back in 2004 I had a new kitchen installed, the sink being a Carron Phoenix Carisma. The black plastic part of the plug/strainer has broken so I need a new one so the sink can hold water. I assumed the plug would be a Carron product but apparently not, it seems to be part of a Handifix Plumbing Kit ...
by polypody
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Replacing a Fence With a Brick Wall - Is Planning Permission Needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Replacing a Fence With a Brick Wall - Is Planning Permission Needed?

My neighbour & I wish to replace two 6' sq fence panels with a brick wall 6'H x 12' in length. This would be at the end of my driveway dividing our properties. Neither house is listed. Would we need planning permission please?
by polypody
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Boilier Thermostat Clicking and Boiler not Turning on as it Should
Replies: 2
Views: 5477

Boilier Thermostat Clicking and Boiler not Turning on as it Should

This morning the gas bolier fired up as normal but after about two hours we heard what is best described as a clicking sound from the boiler thermostat & the boiler would not fire up. I turned the boiler thermostat off & left it for a while & then turned up the boiler thermostat to its p...
by polypody
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Re: Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?

Thanks for your help.
by polypody
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Re: Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?

Thanks for the info. There was a fair amount of 'sludge' in the system before the powerflush. You may be intertested in the following article that appeared in a recent copy of the Daily Mail.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bill ... paign=1490
by polypody
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Powerflush - Would It Still Leave Deposits In Pipework?

Our central heating is serviced by British Gas & last year they recommended a powerflush that I did not take up with BG because of the charge they were quoting. I was recommended to Powerflush Ltd who provided a cheaper quotation that I agreed to & they carried out the work earlier this year...
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