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by plumbbob
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Toilet keeps running (modern flush) - how can I repair this?
Replies: 3
Views: 3229

Re: Toilet keeps running (modern flush) - how can I repair this?

That model of toilet doesn't have a syphon but rather a dump valve. But anyway, the fault most likely is the rubber seal is faulty or has grit trapped in it. It can be accessed without removing the whole valve. With the water supply off, the top of the inlet valve can be removed by turning 1/4 turn ...
by plumbbob
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Shower Nightmare Tripping RCBO - Replaceing With Thermostatic Running off Combi?

I wouldn't even consider a replacement electric shower when a combi boiler is installed. Providing the boiler is reasonable new, say less than 15 years, and the cold water supply is adequate, even a modestly priced thermostatic mixer from somewhere like Screwfix will out perform the best 10.8kw elec...
by plumbbob
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Re: Bath Fitted up to Tiles and have Sealed With Silicone but it is Still Leaking

I've seen it all before, and there really isn't a reliable solution other than has already been mentioned. The only chance you may have if you don't want to disturb the tiles is to remove the bath, clean off any gunk/sealant from the bath and tiles. Wait until everything is totally dry, fix a batten...
by plumbbob
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Potterton Suprima 70 - not sure if heating system working correctly?
Replies: 1
Views: 2777

Re: Potterton Suprima 70 - not sure if heating system working correctly?

This "cycling" of a central heating boiler is perfectly normal. In fact, it is essential. If the boiler fired continuously, the water in the radiators would eventually begin to boil. The room or "master" thermostat only monitors the air temperature in the living space. A second t...
by plumbbob
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Removing Spout From Mixer Tapto Replace Washer Due to Leak?
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

Re: Removing Spout From Mixer Tapto Replace Washer Due to Leak?

Sometimes the spout is held in place with a collar that needs to be unscrewed first.

Really without a picture its only guesswork as there are so many different taps about.
by plumbbob
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: LS-X to Seal Slight Weep in Joint Near Boiler
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: LS-X to Seal Slight Weep in Joint Near Boiler

LS-X won't seal anyway, it is a silicone based product and won't take any water pressure.

You could try leaving the leak as many small weeps often seal themselves quite quickly but I should add as Proptech suggests, it ought to be repaired properly.
by plumbbob
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Connect Trap to Waste Pipe Inlet and 40mm Push Fit Waste Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 5377

Re: Connect Trap to Waste Pipe Inlet and 40mm Push Fit Waste Pipe

Great you solved the problem.

It is also possible to make a washing machine trap from an ordinary "P" trap.
by plumbbob
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Connect Trap to Waste Pipe Inlet and 40mm Push Fit Waste Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 5377

Re: Connect Trap to Waste Pipe Inlet and 40mm Push Fit Waste Pipe

There are several options, but the easiest is to purchase an adjustable height trap and remove the section that fits to the underside of the basin and replace it with a standard piece of push-fit waste.
by plumbbob
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Central Heating Wiring Not Working After Switching to Honeywell Programmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Central Heating Wiring Not Working After Switching to Honeywell Programmer?

Hang on a moment. Is not the TC7 a two channel timer? And have you replaced it with a single channel Honeywell?

That might explain why it doesn't work.
by plumbbob
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Central Heating Wiring Not Working After Switching to Honeywell Programmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Central Heating Wiring Not Working After Switching to Honeywell Programmer?

Well, the unit you have bought could be faulty of course. I've been caught out with that one in the past.
by plumbbob
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Boiler / hot water problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Boiler / hot water problems

The activity noises are most probably normal. The Ecotec boilers constantly keep a small amount of hot water available in the primary circuit to reduce response time when hot water is called for.

The boiler also exercises itself periodically to help reduce the possibility of seized mechanical parts.
by plumbbob
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Replacement Cover for Consumer Unit to Cover Newly Installed MCB
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: Replacement Cover for Consumer Unit to Cover Newly Installed MCB

In most cases the front cover is cut to allow the mcb's to protrude through. It was very popular with the most common older Wylex consumer units.

If you do build the cover out, remember to allow enough space for the mcb lever to trip.
by plumbbob
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Boiler / hot water problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Boiler / hot water problems

When the system is cold, open one of the "cold" hot taps half way. Go to the boiler, count to 20 and check if any of the smaller 15mm pips are getting warm. If not, go to the bath and open the hot tap there. Return to the boiler and check the pipes again. Explain here what happens.
by plumbbob
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Want to Move Bathroom Upstairs - How to Reposition Soil Pipe?
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Re: Want to Move Bathroom Upstairs - How to Reposition Soil Pipe?

Many plumbers including myself hate Saniflows. They are noisy and can be mechanically unreliable. The main downfall though is they will block up at the slightest opportunity. Wipes, tissues and kitchen roll let alone personal items will guarantee bringing the macerator to an abrupt halt. There are a...
by plumbbob
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Protective Film Left on Shower Tray and Siliconed - Will This Cause Problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 8525

Re: Protective Film Left on Shower Tray and Siliconed - Will This Cause Problems?

The acrylic is fairly thick so the marks would need to be over 5mm deep before it would be a problem with the tray.

Whether the film left in place will be a problem, l can't be sure without seeing it, but it there will be a definite Seal between the tiles and tray, then that should be enough .
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