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by rosebery
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: ideal elan boiler problems
Replies: 2
Views: 3826

See answer in your other thread on the same subject.

Cheers
by rosebery
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: problem with ideal elan boiler
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Thermocouple?

Cheers
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Self build bungalow
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

I think it would be well worth your while to pay a professional to design your system for you. You can always install it yourself to his design.

Cheers
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: combi boiler
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

If you mean a power shower the answer is no because you are not permitted to pump mains and with a combi all your water is at mains pressure. If you mean an electric shower the answer is yes but that only needs a cold mains supply so will be independent of the combi.

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by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Combi for 3+ bathrooms.
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Re: Combi for 3+ bathrooms.

"Planning to fit a combi boiler in a house with 4 bed 3 bath kitchen & utility room, but with only myself living there." Whilst you could do that you need to consider the CH requirement as well and no combi can match an unvented and system boiler for performnce irrespective of how many...
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: replacing floor joists
Replies: 8
Views: 12123

The answer is a guarded probably although I can't see whay you wouldn't just replace the wallplate as well. Can you upload a pic to an image hosting site and post the link to it here?

Cheers
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Smelling Toilet
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

As the output from the toilet descends the soil pipe it is creating a vacuum above it. That in turn is creating syphonage which is sucking the water out of the trap in the toilet thus allowing the bad smells into the building. So that says the dry (vent) element of the soil stack isn't working prope...
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Timber Door Bar/Weather Mould
Replies: 2
Views: 4847

Talk to your local joinery company. Alternatively you could to run up your own weather bar with a router...so long as it has a drip groove, the profile isn't that relevant.

Cheers
by rosebery
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet buttons very hard to press
Replies: 2
Views: 29847

Cheapest solution is prolly to change the whole valve. You've had someone in to replace the buttons and are living with inconvenience. All that represents a cost to you. You are looking at between £ 10 and £ 25 for the cost of a complete valve plus fitting. Cheers Edited 'cos my kb can't spell valve!
by rosebery
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Air in pumped hot water system.
Replies: 5
Views: 4154

Re: Air in pumped hot water system.

"I have a pumped hot water system but the water is spurting from the taps due to an ingress of air which I believe is being drawn in via the expansion pipe." That is a distinct possibility and if so, thats all to do with the way it has been piped. How is it piped? "I recently fitted a...
by rosebery
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Help on Preparing/levelling concrete floor for tilling
Replies: 3
Views: 5304

Some SLC instructions say use PVA but I never use it. All it does is make a skin on the surface. It doesn't seal and it doesn't penetrate.

Never, ever, ever use PVA before tiling. Tile adhesive direct onto the SLC.

Cheers
by rosebery
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Loud bangs from gas boiler casing.
Replies: 3
Views: 3867

"Thanks for replying but I think you missed the point. With the external metal casing removed, as it has been now for many days, the banging stops and boiler performs faultlessly, it only bangs when casing is refitted, therefore the problem (illogically?) is with the casing! An engineer was cal...
by rosebery
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Massive central heating/airlock issue
Replies: 3
Views: 53781

I believe you have a blockage in your primary circuit almost inevitably where the cold feed from the F&E tank joins the primary. This is a classic cause and primary suspect when your system is pumping over as you have described. It should be the first thing to be checked - well OK after the circ...
by rosebery
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: flame failure on performa 24 eco he
Replies: 2
Views: 7660

Flame Failure Light on this beastie means you have a problem and if it contues to be lit after several attempts at restart it isn't transient. It will not be a DIY job. I'll bet the user manual says "Contact Your Installer Or Service Engineer" I really think that is what you should do. Che...
by rosebery
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Attach a ceiling light correctly so the dimmer switch works
Replies: 1
Views: 3252

One of the cables in the ceiling is the end of the lighting circuit. (If it were not there would be another cable going on to the next fitting). The other is your switch cable.

Look in the projects section - gives you details of wiring a ceiling light: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/ceilingrose.htm

Cheers
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