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by proptech
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: New Homebase Dimmer Light Switch Trips the Breaker
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: New Homebase Dimmer Light Switch Trips the Breaker

Hi LordHill

Are you sure what you call the earth socket really is that. I'd be surprised to find an earth on a plastic switch.
So I suggest you have wrongly wired. The green/yellow to the earth terminal in the back box. Red to terminal marked C Black to L1 or L2
by proptech
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Can you Buy Spare Fobs for Electric Garage Doors?
Replies: 1
Views: 2602

Re: Can you Buy Spare Fobs for Electric Garage Doors?

Hi eastcoast

I'm sure you'll be able to get something sorted, but the only way would be to contact the manufacturers, giving them as much info as possible, serial numbers etc.
by proptech
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Applying Primer Over Varnish Topcoat on Sanded Floor - What to do now?
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Re: Applying Primer Over Varnish Topcoat on Sanded Floor - What to do now?

Hi vr1206 Please bear in mind that sanding a floor can remove quite a bit from the thickness of the boards. You haven't said exactly what materials you are using, but without any more info, I would suggest a light rub over by hand, followed by the finish coat. Another full sand would not be a good i...
by proptech
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Right Pump to Supply Gravity Fed Bath and Shower in Bungalow
Replies: 4
Views: 4457

Re: Right Pump to Supply Gravity Fed Bath and Shower in Bungalow

I really don't think you should consider a pump unless you know for a fact that the pipework is correct. As you mention isolating valves, next time you are in a store, or plumbers merchants, take a look inside one, you may be surprised just how much restriction they can cause. Flexes can be as bad. ...
by proptech
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Pre-drilled Angle Iron Posts for Closeboard Fence?
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Re: Pre-drilled Angle Iron Posts for Closeboard Fence?

Hi Tonyonly
Perhaps you could explain a bit more on the idea. No matter how much I think about it, there's no way I can see it working, or being easy. How would the rails fit to the iron on each section of fencing ?
by proptech
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Right Pump to Supply Gravity Fed Bath and Shower in Bungalow
Replies: 4
Views: 4457

Re: Right Pump to Supply Gravity Fed Bath and Shower in Bungalow

Hi neilinbal This doesn't make a lot of sense. The downstairs bath/shower should have a higher pressure than the upstairs basin. I have to wonder what the pipework is like for this to be the case. I suggest that this be looked at rather than thinking about pumping at this stage. As you mention a gal...
by proptech
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Combi 250 Tile Saw - How to Fit Water Pump on Hired Tile Saw
Replies: 2
Views: 2913

Re: Combi 250 Tile Saw - How to Fit Water Pump on Hired Tile Saw

Hi drinkbuckfast
I would suggest you contact HSS They should have explained it all to you in the first place. Don't forget that it's your safety at stake, plus you could be liable for any damage to the machine caused by incorrect assembly.
by proptech
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Hot Water not Very hot but Sink Taps High Temperature?
Replies: 4
Views: 4038

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

Hi
You'll have to let us know what supplies your hot water, what sort of system do you have ?
by proptech
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Lead Clad Dormer Windows - Refurb Options for Covering up or Removing Lead?
Replies: 3
Views: 4503

Re: Lead Clad Dormer Windows - Refurb Options for Covering up or Removing Lead?

PVC would seem to be one option, but it would be madness to puncture the lead in order to obtain a fixing. Can the lead not be smartened up a bit ?
by proptech
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Possible Faulty Danfoss CP16 Controller - Central Heating Won't go off
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

Re: Possible Faulty Danfoss CP16 Controller - Central Heating Won't go off

Hi Danensis

No, the fault is not with the controller. You have a fault with one of the zone valves. The boiler and pump are switched by the valves, the controller only operates the valves via the stats, it does not control the boiler.
by proptech
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Lead Clad Dormer Windows - Refurb Options for Covering up or Removing Lead?
Replies: 3
Views: 4503

Re: Lead Clad Dormer Windows - Refurb Options for Covering up or Removing Lead?

Hi

Others may disagree, but lead is the best material there is for that application.
Correctly fitted, nothing can touch it for long term weather resistance.
by proptech
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Back Boiler Heat Circulation - Is it okay to Run Fire While Electricity is off?
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Re: Back Boiler Heat Circulation - Is it okay to Run Fire While Electricity is off?

Hi Douglas

Most systems these days require an electrical supply to operate. So without any more info of your system, the answer has to be no.
by proptech
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Coalfired Back Boiler Hot Water Cylinder Pressurising When Cool
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

Re: Coalfired Back Boiler Hot Water Cylinder Pressurising When Cool

Hi RED1

If your F+E tank has it's water level lower than that in main storage tank, I would think it likely that there is an internal leak in the cylinder primary coil.
by proptech
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Washing Machine on Mains Supply - Does it Matter Where its Run on a Combi System?
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Washing Machine on Mains Supply - Does it Matter Where its Run on a Combi System?

Yes, a combi boiler is supplied by the mains, so the hot water outlet is at mains pressure. I don't know where this bit about machines having to be on the mains comes from, certainly not the machine manufacturers. They have to produce machines that can be used in many different environments. There's...
by proptech
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Washing Machine on Mains Supply - Does it Matter Where its Run on a Combi System?
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Washing Machine on Mains Supply - Does it Matter Where its Run on a Combi System?

Hi fatfei There is no requirement to supply a washing machine from the mains. It was quite normal for a hot/cold fill machine to be connected to a conventional tank fed system for hot, and mains for cold. The only requirement is that the machine manufacturers instructions are followed. These days mo...
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