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by proptech
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Plastic Mouding of a Belt Sander Tool - Need Some 3M Structural Adhesive and Superglue or Epoxy, Where can I get Some?
Replies: 1
Views: 2504

Re: Plastic Mouding of a Belt Sander Tool - Need Some 3M Structural Adhesive and Superglue or Epoxy, Where can I get Some?

Hi woolyhead I would suggest that any repair to the casing of a power tool is not going to be anything other than a danger. Please either replace the tool, or get it properly repaired using the correct new parts. If you are asking for another reason, let us know precisely what it is, I'm sure we can...
by proptech
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: General Advice on New Bath or Basin Taps - Having to Replace Every Few Years
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: General Advice on New Bath or Basin Taps - Having to Replace Every Few Years

You do have limescale problems, but looking at the state of that tap - are you 100% sure the component concerned is brass, it looks a lot like chromed plastic to me ?
by proptech
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Manual Wheel Diverter Valve for Controlling Hot Water Tank and Central Heating System
Replies: 1
Views: 3188

Re: Manual Wheel Diverter Valve for Controlling Hot Water Tank and Central Heating System

Hi MonsterMarsh

Without being on site, or having much more info about the system, it's not possible to say. I'm sure it would be very easy to sort out by trial and error if you lived there, and had the time.
by proptech
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: General Advice on New Bath or Basin Taps - Having to Replace Every Few Years
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: General Advice on New Bath or Basin Taps - Having to Replace Every Few Weeks

Hi
Chrome plated brass is the normal material for taps. Even the very cheapest should last longer then that. Any chance that you could post a photo or two of what is happening.
by proptech
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Replacement Manrose QF100T Bathroom Extractor Fan Wiring Query
Replies: 4
Views: 15439

Re: Replacement Manrose QF100T Bathroom Extractor Fan Wiring Query

Hi londonhutch A fan with timer does require live, switch live, and neutral, plus an earth in some cases. The question is: how on earth did the old fan work ? on that wiring, it just isn't possible to have a timer, unless the green/yellow has been incorrectly used. I do hope that whatever you do tho...
by proptech
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Cold Water Pipe Hidden In Wall Leaving Wet Outline
Replies: 3
Views: 6533

Re: Cold Water Pipe Hidden In Wall Leaving Wet Outline

Hi chiswick

Yes, that's condensation from a cold pipe. Dealing with it isn't going to be easy. If you expose the pipe, I doubt that you would be able to get enough lagging on it without making a very deep chase. Is there any way the supply could be re positioned, and boxed in ?
by proptech
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Boiler not Turning off Even Though Programmer is not Calling for Heat?
Replies: 1
Views: 17643

Re: Boiler not Turning off Even Though Programmer is not Calling for Heat?

Hi scump

From your description, it does sound like a valve fault. It's quite likely that the spindle in the body is stiff, therefore I would replace the complete valve.
by proptech
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Wooden Roof Beam and Timbers Infection in Newly Purchased House?
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: Wooden Roof Beam and Timbers Infection in Newly Purchased House?

Hi Obelus

That looks like the timbers are, or have been wet, and have started to rot.
Although the new beam would indicate repairs may have been made, I would suggest that the roof be examined by an expert without delay.
by proptech
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Heated Water From Immersion into the Boiler Cold Water Supply Pipe?
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: Heated Water From Immersion into the Boiler Cold Water Supply Pipe?

Please stop there. reading your post tells me there could be a serious fault in your system. The only way is to address the original problem. adding anything is only going to cause more problems.
by proptech
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Valves - Can I use Angled Tap Connector With Female 3/4 BSP?
Replies: 1
Views: 2407

Re: Shower Valves - Can I use Angled Tap Connector With Female 3/4 BSP?

Hi Yes, it will work providing that the end of the male threaded components is smooth, and has enough flat surface for the washer to seal to. Another thing is that a tap connector is quite a bit longer than a copper / iron elbow, and may give a problem. In short, I would stick with the BSP fittings....
by proptech
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Heated Water From Immersion into the Boiler Cold Water Supply Pipe?
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: Heated Water From Immersion into the Boiler Cold Water Supply Pipe?

Hi nb99

With a bit of thought, it could be done. But why on earth should you want to do such a thing, If you're thinking in terms of solar energy, it still wouldn't be worth doing.
by proptech
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Heating Radiators - Several Column Radiators That Just Don't get hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

Re: Heating Radiators - Several Column Radiators That Just Don't get hot?

If it's a problem turning a few rads off, a DIY system balance is going to be out of the question. I think you need some professional help.
by proptech
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Heating Radiators - Several Column Radiators That Just Don't get hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

Re: Heating Radiators - Several Column Radiators That Just Don't get hot?

Hi GeoffB

Sounds like a lack of water flow. Could be any number of causes. The first thing to try is system balance. Do these rads get hot if the others are turned off ?
by proptech
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Sudden Low Cold Water Pressure to Taps, Toilet, Bath - Any Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 4232

Re: Sudden Low Cold Water Pressure to Taps, Toilet, Bath - Any Ideas?

Hi becflood Very difficult to say without being there. You say steel pipes though. I have come across this sort of problem in the past with galvanized steel pipes. There can be a build up of scale and corrosion, especially at any joints, any loose deposits from the tank can easily block the supply. ...
by proptech
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Toilet Waste Pipe Leak Repair - What Options are Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 3351

Re: Toilet Waste Pipe Leak Repair - What Options are Possible?

Hi Jonski99 Not much I can say until the matter has been investigated. I'm sure you've got it right that the clay has broken. You'll just have to see what's happened. There are a few types of connector that can be used between cast and clay, or plastic used to replace. Most are quite easy to use. I ...
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