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by proptech
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Need Help Replacing old Honeywell Dial Thermostat With new Honetwell DT90E
Replies: 1
Views: 18155

Re: Need Help Replacing old Honeywell Dial Thermostat With new Honetwell DT90E

Hi
Your new stat does not need a neutral or an earth. So make the grey and the green/yellow safe within the housing. Connect the brown to A, and the black to B.
by proptech
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Sulphur smell drilling hole in wall of victorian terrace house
Replies: 2
Views: 12559

Re: Sulphur smell drilling hole in wall of victorian terrace house

Hi As long as you haven't drilled through a cable (you'd know about it if you had) your neighbour is probably right. The age of the power tool won't make any difference, but the drill bit certainly will. If the bit is blunt considerable heat will be generated, especially if run at high speed. This c...
by proptech
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Kitchen Waste Pipe Question - Where to get new Seal or Fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 2026

Re: Kitchen Waste Pipe Question - Where to get new Seal or Fitting

Hi samtaylor 15 That looks a right mess, it must have been leaking and someone has smeared silicone all over the place. I would take the fitting off, and replace it. Can I suggest taking your photos into a proper plumbers merchants (not a DIY store) they should be able to provide you with a replacem...
by proptech
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Kitchen Hot Tap Tripping RCD When Turned on?
Replies: 2
Views: 5632

Re: Kitchen Hot Tap Tripping RCD When Turned on?

Hi russellfl

You really need urgent professional help for this. The problem being who to call. Electrician, or boiler engineer. I wouldn't normally recommend, but maybe British Gas might be the boys to call, as they have the people do deal with it all.
by proptech
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Pump to Boost Pressure with Combi Boiler and Cold Water Storage Tank Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 7434

Re: Shower Pump to Boost Pressure with Combi Boiler and Cold Water Storage Tank Possible?

Hi deman1q

Are you sure the system is piped up as on the diagram ? A combi boiler would be supplied by the mains, and not from a tank.
I'm afraid your second diagram is also a complete no-no.
by proptech
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Installing Single 2.0 bar Pump into Hot Water System - Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2047

Re: Installing Single 2.0 bar Pump into Hot Water System - Help Needed

Hi Edie Please stop there. To do what you describe is going to cause all sorts of problems. It would seem that you've had dealings with the 'wrong' plumbers, they could have advised you far better. Can I suggest you take a look at using an unvented cylinder, so that hot and cold are both off the mai...
by proptech
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: How can I get Fuse out of Socket After Cooker Stopped Working
Replies: 2
Views: 9297

Re: How can I get Fuse out of Socket After Cooker Stopped Working

Hi winck

Yes, it should just pull out. Some only pull out a small distance, then the fuse is removed from the side of the holder. But it's unlikely that replacing a fuse is going to answer the problem. Fuses blow for a reason, and that reason needs to be found.
by proptech
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Radiator Removal for Sludge Cleaning From Ariston STI 210 Indirect System
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Re: Radiator Removal for Sludge Cleaning From Ariston STI 210 Indirect System

Hi cinn

This will not affect the cylinder, but you will still need to top up the system.
by proptech
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Two Radiators in Gas Combi Boiler System Luke Warm?
Replies: 1
Views: 2575

Re: Two Radiators in Gas Combi Boiler System Luke Warm?

Hi Felop Moving a boiler from a garage to a roof space is a complete redesign of the system. If this has not been done correctly, it would explain your problem. You indicate that this work has only recently been carried out, so your first course of action would be to contact the installers, and get ...
by proptech
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower tray removal on ground floor - what to do with old waste pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Re: Shower tray removal on ground floor - what to do with old waste pipe

Hi Col
The most sensible approach would be to locate the other end of the pipe, disconnect, and cap off. Only then would it be OK to seal off the hole in the floor.
by proptech
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Some Advice Please on Crown Paint and Recent Decorating Job in Hall and Stairway
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Some Advice Please on Crown Paint and Recent Decorating Job in Hall and Stairway

Hi Eddisonsmum Before blaming the paint, what about the preparation, and just how was the paint applied ? Where does the problem show, round the edges ? if so, it's an application problem. When using more than one can of paint, the recommended procedure is to mix them together, or at least not to st...
by proptech
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Adding Electric Heater into Combi Boiler's Hot Supply!
Replies: 2
Views: 2880

Re: Adding Electric Heater into Combi Boiler's Hot Supply!

Hi Hello There

Forget the idea, you would run into all sorts of problems, and possible danger. A water heater is only designed to heat cold water, and would probably cost more to run than the combi anyway.
by proptech
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Unidentifiable Low Frequency Noise Possibly Coming From Boiler - Any ideas?!
Replies: 3
Views: 6605

Re: Unidentifiable Low Frequency Noise Possibly Coming From Boiler - Any ideas?!

Hi WhitleyMal When you had the power off, did you turn everything off at the consumer unit, or just the heating supply ? My first thoughts would be a pump, or a fan somewhere, but if you've turned the lot off ! OK, so you've tried with the power off, and suspect the flue, (I can't see how it could b...
by proptech
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Pipe Size From new Boiler to Bath and Other Hot Water Outlets
Replies: 1
Views: 3016

Re: Pipe Size From new Boiler to Bath and Other Hot Water Outlets

Hi mark3081

In most, but not all cases, 15mm is OK. But can't you discuss this with your gas engineer, after all, he is going to have to take responsibility for the system he is designing.
by proptech
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Hot Water not Very hot but Sink Taps High Temperature?
Replies: 4
Views: 4039

Re: Bath Hot Water not Very hot but Sink Taps High Temperature?

Sounds like an issue with volume of flow. If there is a greater flow rate at the bath, the water will be cooler. A restricted flow means hotter water.
It might be a good idea to have a word with your engineer/installer. A few adjustments may solve the problem.
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