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by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: help wanted - im a newbie in need!
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Agree with Perry that raising the tank is an option but IMO it seldom achieves very much in terms of static head improvement even if theres the headroom to do it. But its still an option.

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: can i fit a boiler?
Replies: 26
Views: 50874

No Ian its not that simple but never mind we had a good debate about this recently. Do a search. In any event this thread is 18 months old!

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cool Shower
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

When you say straight from the tank do you mean from a flange (Surrey etc) in the top of the tank or do you mean a separate draw-off on the side of the tank or do you mean you've tee'd it off the vent?

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: plumbing washer
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Go and chat with your local plumbers merchant. He'll have the bits you need.

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp after a new DPC/replastering
Replies: 3
Views: 4051

It may well be that the cause of the damp wasn't a failed DPC in the first place! I'd get yourself an independent Damp Surveyor to check it out rather than a DPC salesman.

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: High pressure Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30CDi combi
Replies: 4
Views: 35089

Air in the rads is an indicator for bleeding - what sort of noise - is it air? When you repressuise with the system cold then it should be between 1 and 1.5 bar. Your boiler MIs will tell you what it is for yours. When the system heats up the water expands so the pressure rises. The expansion vessel...
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: condensation in loft & cold rads
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Pu,ping over is caused by a number of possibilities: 1. The system is piped incorrectly. Don't think it will be that or your heating engineer would have spotted it. It should be boiler - vent - feed - pump. 2. The vent pipe isn't high enough over the F&E tank. 2. Pump speed too high. Your post d...
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: White marks from walls (Don't seem to be waterproof).
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

Is it paint or is it efflorescence? If the former repaint with one that is a) washable and b) not chalky. Use a vinyl matte paint. If the latter no plaster sealer won't do and neither will PVA. Brush (don't wash 'cos that will only make it worse) it all off and then paint with an anti-akaline primer...
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: 1 Radiator Feed Not Hot
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Is the lock shield valve open?

Cheers
by rosebery
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Artex on coving
Replies: 3
Views: 4136

Is it artex or is it textured paint?

Artex can be removed but I've never tried removing it from coving and theres a better than even chance of damaging the coving in the process. So it strikes me you have two options: just paint it or replace the coving to save time and energy.

Cheers
by rosebery
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

Neither. You will have unbalanced supplies which will make your showering experience less than satisfactory. Also you are not allowed to pump mains. I assume you are suggesting that you tee off the cold from the rising main which goes to your CWST in the roof (which I am expecting you to have if you...
by rosebery
Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cool Shower
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

How are the piped? What is the arrangement for the hot feed and is the cold feed different?

Cheers
by rosebery
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Flow rate
Replies: 7
Views: 6186

You are not swapping like for like so you will need an electrician. You cannot avoid the old Part P and 17th Edition I'm afraid now.

3.75 litres per minute? - Did you really mean that and are you quite sure theres mains behind it in that case?

Cheers
by rosebery
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: help wanted - im a newbie in need!
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

You have two choices: First is take it back and fit an electric as Htg suggests. The "but" is that you'll need a qualified sparks to do the electrics for you and it will need a new dedicated RCD circuit from the consumer unit in 6 or 10mm CSA cable. THis will be an additional cost to balan...
by rosebery
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Poor hot water flow to taps
Replies: 3
Views: 5057

In this case we need to differentiate between: a) the hot water takes a long time to get there although the pressure is fine and; b) the water just comes out in a dribble whether its hot or cold. Which one is it? The former is a function of unlagged pipes and long pipe runs where no water has been d...
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